If you’re looking to crochet a basic, traditional crochet stocking – you’ve come to the right place! Below you will find the free pattern for this easy crochet stocking.
For the past, oh, 10 years or so my little family did not have Christmas stockings. Why? I just never found any that I thought were worth purchasing or any that would hold up as heirloom stockings.
That needed to change! So this year, I’m making each member of my family crochet stockings.
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When I was young, my sister and I had handmade cross-stitch stockings that we decorated with year after year. My mom still puts them up at her house for when we are there for the holidays.
I figured it was about time, I made my own stockings for myself and my family to decorate within our home.
Traditional red stockings are what I had in mind. I also added a fuzzy cuff for extra coziness. The cuff is folded down for extra thickness and gives it a nice quality look.
While I was crocheting this stocking, I was wondering if I should add a lining to it. Since I want to keep these stockings to use and decorate with year after year, they would surely stretch from all the goodies they will hold.
Keeping it safe, I did line my stockings and they were easy to line with some fabric I had on hand. I used 100% cotton fabric that I got at Joann Fabrics with a nice wintery design.
I have a video tutorial here to show you how to line a crochet purse and the instructions are the exact same EXCEPT you are tracing your stocking versus a purse and it will be a different shape. Everything else is the same.
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Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
Worsted weight yarn in red
Red Heart Pipsqueak in white
The stocking will be made starting with the toe.
Beginning chain will not count as a stitch.
When working with the fuzzy yarn, work in between the stitches versus in the top of the stitch for easy crocheting.
Dimensions: 18″ from toe to cuff
Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet, dc = double crochet, dc2tog = double crochet two together, st = stitch(es)
Use red yarn.
Round 1: Magic ring, 10dc in ring, join to first dc (10)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2dc in each st around, join to first dc (20)
Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first dc (30)
Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first dc (40)
Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in next 9 st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first dc (44)
Round 6-13: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join to first dc (44)
We will begin to work in rows for the heel. Do not fasten off, continue on with the next row.
Row 14: Ch 2, dc in the next 20 st, turn (20)
Row 15: Ch 2, *dc in next 2 st, dc2tog, repeat from * across, turn (15)
Row 16: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (15)
Row 17: Ch 2, *dc in next st, dc2tog, repeat from * across, turn (10)
Row 18: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn (10)
Row 19: Ch 2, dc2tog across, turn (5)
Finishing off the heel.
After turning, ch 1, sl st to last st of the row. This will bring the heel together.
We will begin to work the rest of the stocking in rounds.
Round 20: Ch 2, dc down the side of the heel evenly (2 st on each side of a row) until you are back to the foot of the stocking, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog 6 times, dc in next 6 st, dc up the side of the heel evenly (2 st on each side of a row), join to first dc
(*Stitch count will be roughly 44. Having one or two more stitches will not effect the stocking.)
Round 21-40: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join to first dc
Change to white fuzzy yarn.
Row 41-50: Ch 2, hdc around, join to first hdc
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use red yarn
Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (24)
Fasten off and attach to stocking.