FREE CROCHET PATTERN
About this pattern:
Is Christmas really complete without a few stockings hanging around? These stocking are designed to create that traditional festive look and fit more than a few chocolate treats or filler gifts!
The materials required are listed below. The yarn used to make them as pictured was Red Heart Super Saver (acrylic) yarn in in two colours – one main, one accent – but you can go wild and stripe them out and create a real funky Christmas mish-mash.
You can even add some glitter, add some stitched decoration – whatever suits your mood. 🙂
- Aran Weight Yarn (2 colours)
- 5mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers and pins
- Yarn needle
Sc = Single crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Dc = Double crochet
Tc = Triple crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Sc2tog = Single crochet decrease
BLO = Back loops only
** = a repeating stitch pattern
The completed piece measures approx. 40 cm tall.
Stitches are written in standard US terms working in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.
Let’s Get Started!
Using accent colour (white) yarn, working in rounds. Slip st to join and ch1 at the end of each round.
Rnd 1 : Stitch 9hdc into a magic ring (9)
Rnd 2 : 2hdc in each stitch around (18)
Rnd 3 : *hdc in next 2 stitches, 2hdc* Repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 4 : *hdc in next 3 stitches, 2hdc* Repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 5 : *hdc in next 4 stitches, 2hdc* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 6 : *hdc in next 5 stitches, 2hdc* Repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 7-8 : hdc in each stitch around (42)
Switch to main colour (blue) yarn
Rnd 9-18 : hdc in each stitch around (42)
Prepare to switch to accent colour yarn for the heel and fasten off main colour.
Using accent colour (white) yarn, working in rows. ch1 and turn at the end of the each row.
Start from the end of Rnd 18 as normal, but we will only work into half the round.
Rnd 1 : sc in the first 21 stitches (21)
Rnd 2 : sc2tog, hdc in the next 3, dc in the next 4, 2tc, tc, 2tc, dc in the next 4, hdc in the next 3, sc2tog to finish (21)
Rnd 3 : sc in the next 2 stitches, hdc in the next 3, dc in the next 4, tc in the next 3, dc in the next 4, hdc in the next 3, sc in the remaining 2 stitches (21)
Rnd 4 : sc in the first 2 stitches, hdc in the next 2, dc in the next 3, dc2tog, tc in the next 3, dc2tog, dc in the next 3, hdc in the next 2, sc in the remaining 2 stitches (19)
Rnd 5 : sc in the first stitch, sc2tog, hdc in the next 13 stitches, sc2tog, sc in the remaining stitch (17)
Rnd 6 : sc in the first stitch, sc2tog, hdc in the next 11 stitches, sc2tog, sc in the remaining stitch (15)
Rnd 7 : sc in the first stitch, sc2tog, hdc in the next 9 stitches, sc2tog, sc in the remaining stitch (13)
Rnd 8 : sc in the first stitch, sc2tog, hdc in the next 7 stitches, sc2tog, sc in the remaining stitch (11)
Rnd 9 : sc in the first stitch, sc2tog, sc2tog, hdc, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in the last stitch (7)
Work 7 sc stitches from the edge of the heel along the row ends, then 7sc stitches along Rnd 9 of the heel, then pick up another 7 sc stitches over the other set of row ends and over to the other side.
The heel is now complete.
Switch back to your main colour yarn. You now have 21 stitches across the heel (white) and 21 stitches around the end of the toe section (Rnd 18). So now now have a full set of 42 stitches to carry on your sock for Rnd 19 onwards.
Using main colour (blue) yarn, working in rounds. Slip st to join and ch1 at the end of each round.
Tip : If you don’t want the visible distortion of a seam, work continuous rounds and then on the final rnd finish with a sc and slip st at the end of Rnd 38. This will create a fairly level base to work the next rounds from.
Rnd 19-38 : hdc in each stitch around (42)
Switch to accent colour (white) yarn
Rnd 39-40 : hdc in each stitch around (42)
Using accent colour (white) yarn, working in rows. Ch1 and turn at the end of each row.
Rnd 1 : Ch11. Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each stitch along (10)
Rnd 2 : hdc in first stitch, hdc BLO in the next 8 stitches, hdc in the final stitch (10)
Rnd 3-39 : Repeat Rnd 2 (10)
Fasten off leaving a loooooooong tail for attaching.
The ribbed piece should be able to wrap around the top of the stocking – you can increase or decrease the number of rounds accordingly to get the right length.
Using the tail end yarn, whip stitch the two short sides of the ribbed piece together.
Then whip stitch the ribbed band to the top of the stocking (Note: the band will be slightly wider than the top of the stocking as it needs enough give to be able to fold over. As you stitch around, keep the stocking taught but the ribbed band relaxed).
Once attached, fold over to create the cuff.
And that’s it, your Christmas stocking is complete!
And if you’re looking to decorate it, why not check out our Snowy Night Stocking appliques?
Click HERE for the free pattern.
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, please let me know in the comments below what you think! Would you want to see more Christmas inspired patterns? And if it’s your thing, then feel free to browse the blog for more nerd inspired crochet crafts, including perhaps our nisse gnomes (link below).
You can check out our other FREE Christmas patterns, including for these nisse decoration by clicking HERE.
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