Lay all squares out face up, and then lay squares right side together so that each colour is paired with another colour. The easiest way to do this, without getting mixed up is like this (follow the instructions).
Lay colour 1 (three squares), face down on colours 2, 3, and 4
Lay colour 2 (two squares left) down on 3, and 4
Do this for all your squares, then prep them by drawing a diagonal line down each one using a fabric pen and your quilter's square. (This will serve as our seam allowance line when we piece our triangles)
At this point you will have your original 48 squares, now in pairs of 24 face together, with lines drawn down the diagonal. For simplicity's sake, try to keep the squares in their stacks of six throughout the piecing process so that they don't get too shuffled up.
If you do 6 at a time you can keep them in the groups they started out with, sewing down one side of the line then down the other making a daisy chain of pieces.
Check your seams and then cut along the diagonal line you used as a seam guidance.
Press each piece open! When you started you had 48 squares, now you'll have 48 squares again each made up of two triangles.
6. Piece and press and piece and press and piece.
Starting with pairs of squares next to one another, begin to piece your stocking making sure you keep things in order so you don't mix up your layout.
Here is a string of squares pieced together in pairs, which I then press open, layout, and piece into larger pieces of four squares.
Here is the stocking pieced into slightly bigger sets of squares
7. Draw, shape and trim
Now that you have stocking shapes, round the edges to make a stocking shape. You can draw with your erasable fabric pen on one piece and then cut it to a stocking shape...
Then use this piece to help trace and cut out the other piece so that both pieces match and fit together when laid out right side to right side.
and ta-dah! your patchwork is complete.