A few ounces of assorted Christmas colors of worsted weight yarn
Rnd 1: Ch 4, join with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 3.( this beginning ch 3 counts as the first dc now and throughout), work 11 more dc in the ring., join with a sl st in top of ch 3. You will have 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. You will have 24 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around ending with a dc in last dc. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3 You will have 36 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each rem dc. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3. (36 dc)
Rnd 5-12: Repeat rnd 4. At the end of rnd 12, join and ch 2 to lock stitch. Cut yarn leaving a 2 inch length.
Change color for heel:
Row 1: With new color, join with a sl st. in the 11th st to the right of the last toe stitch on rnd 12, ch 3, dc in each of next 10 sts, dc in top of ch-3,---12 dc so far, dc in each of next 12 sts, Turn. Do not ch 3. Do not work into remaining 12 sts. You will have 24 dc.
Row 2: Sl st into first st, ch 3, dc in each remaining 23 dc. Turn. Do not ch 3. (24stitches)
Row 3-5: Rep Row 2. At the end of row 5, ch 1 and turn.
Now fold heel in half with half right sides together. It will look a little strange. Working through both thicknesses, work a row of sc across to close seam. Turn heel right side out. Fasten off.
Change color for body:
Rnd 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to heel at seam line, ch 3, dc in same st, working around the side of the dc, work 2 dc in each of next 5 spaces, working across toe section, dc in each of next 12 sts, work 2 dc in each of next 5 spaces of heel, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. ( you should have 34 stitches)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (34 stitches)
Rnd 3 - 18: Repeat rnd 2. I sometimes stripe the colors on the last 3 rnds. Hanging loop: Ch 15, sl st in last dc. Fasten off.