Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
I hate crochet patterns that make me sit and read them line by line while I crochet (normally scratching my head). I like simple and quick patterns that I can do while listening to an audiobook or watching a show so I made up these stockings without a pattern just winging it. I ended up liking it so much I not only wrote down the pattern but whipped up two matching ones for my other two nephews as well. I chose single crochet so the little stocking stuffers wouldn’t fall out between larger stitches. I hope you like this as well.
Holiday Stocking Crochet Pattern Notes
Red yarn for main color- (I use a lot of Red Heart saver yarn for these though you can use all medium to normal weight yarn)
White yarn or Contrast color of your choice for trim /accents
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two stitches together
Using main color (I use red for stocking in picture) create a foundation chain of 51 ch.
Round 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each following ch until end of foundation chain. Ch 1 and turn. (50 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of the following stitches across until last one. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (52 sc)
Round 3: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of the following stitches across until last one. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (54 sc)
Round 4: 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of the following stitches across until last one. 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (56 sc)
Round 5-9 : Sc in second ch from hook and each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (56 sc)
Round 10: Sctog the first two st. Sc in each st until last two sc. Sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (54 sc)
Round 11: Sctog the first two st. Sc in each st until last two sc. Sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (52 sc)
Round 12: Sctog the first two st. Sc in each st until last two sc. Sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (50 sc)
Round 13: Slip stitch through each of the first 10 st. Ch 1 before sc in each of the next 30 st leaving the last 10 sc unworked. Ch 1 and turn (30 sc)
Round 14 – 34: Sc in each of the 30 st across from previous row. Ch 1 and turn. (30 sc)
Round 35: Sc in each of the 30 st across from previous row. (30 sc)
Round 36: Fold stocking in half. You should see stocking shape now. Ch 1 and turn working 1 sc into each matching stitch all the way around stocking until last 5 st at back of foot heel.
Sctog twice and slip stitch into final matching stitch. (This will give the heel a rounded appearance similar to toe.
Pull yarn through and fasten off.
With Contrast / Trim color, attach to last stitch from row 35 on top of sock part of stocking with sl st. This will be worked in round. Don’t turn stocking right side out until instructions as you want the nice side of the stitches to show when you fold it over top once you are finished.
Round 1 : Chain 1 and sc in each st around top circle. Sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1.(30 sc)
Round 2 – 7 : Sc in first st and all around to joining. Sl st to top of 1st sc. Ch 1. (30 sc)
Round 8: Sc in first st and all around to joining. (30 sc)
Pull yarn through with extra tail to finish off and weave through with your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle. Tie off and weave any loose ends left to finish it off. Turn stocking right side out so seams are on inside.
Now fold down the top Contrast / Trim part. Voila. There is your stocking.
For a variety in my stockings I used a different trim for each of my nephews. One is white, another dark green and the last stripes of both colors (which I did by switching colors every two rounds). It helped make each their own.
Are you looking to embellish your stocking? You can easily add crocheted holly, one of the designs I used for the Christmas ornaments crochet patterns or like I did with a simple letter to show which child it is for under the tree
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