Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking
My Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern
If you're here, than I'm hoping it's because you were in search of an oh so cute crochet pattern for a Christmas Stocking. In that case I hope you enjoy the pattern I have shared here. You can also get a printer friendly copy here if you'd like to print it out.This is a fairly easy crochet pattern beginner to intermediate level. I've tried to break every part down for you to make it easy to understand. Each stocking is made up of 16 hexagonal motifs and 1 square ( for the toe). If you can crochet a granny square, this should be no problem for you as it's just an additional 2 sides. I have also included a diagram I put together to show you how to piece the motifs together. I have enjoyed making these for my little family as well as friends of mine, and I have had many, many requests as well. I hope you enjoy this free pattern and if you do make one, I would love to see the finished product. You can email it to me here.
My Newest Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Beginners to Expert
YARN: You will need one skein each of whichever colors you choose, if you're doing at least 2 colors. (If you choose to make one solid color stocking, you'll most likely need 2 skeins.)
HOOK SIZE: J-10 crochet hook...you can go up or down to get different sizes if you wish
TAPESTRY NEEDLE FOR JOINING
Chain (ch) Make a slipknot and place on the hook. Wrap yarn around hook (yarn over-yo) and pull through loop (lp) on hook. Repeat to form as many chains as required. Do not count the original slip knot.
Slip stitch (sl st) Insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull through in one movement.
Single Crochet (sc) Insert hook into specified st, yarn over and draw through the stitch, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Half double crochet (hdc) Yarn over and insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Double crochet (dc) Yarn over and insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.
ALRIGHT LET'S GO.........
MOTIF: (YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE 15 OF THESE) with Color A, chain 6 and slip stitch into first chain to form ring.
Round 1: Chain 1, turn, 18 sc into ring and join with sl st to top of 1st sc. (18 sc)
Round 2: Ch2, turn, hdc in next st, chain 2, *sk next st, hdc in next 2 st, ch 2*. repeat from * to * 4 more times. Join with top of beginning ch 2, chain 2
Round 3: Turn, (hdc, chain2, 2 hdc) in first chain 2 space. Ch 2 * 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc, ch 2* in next chain 2 space. Repeat from * to * 4 more times and join, dropping Color A and changing to Color B (loop Color B through loop in sl st) to beginning of round.
WITH COLOR B
Round 4: Ch 3 and turn, dc in same space and ch 1. *2dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next corner space, ch 1. 2 dc in next space, ch 1* repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in last corner space, ch 1 and sl st into beg ch 3. Finish off.
1 Motif Complete. You will need to make 15 total of the six sided motif exactly like this one. You will also need one granny square worked in same way, only 4 sided.
SQUARE MOTIF: ( will need only one of these for toe of stocking.)with Color A, Start with a, 5 ch , join in first ch to form a loop.
Round 1: 1. ch 3, 2 dc in lp, ch 2. *3 dc in lp, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 3 time. Join with top of beg ch 3.
Round 2. Ch 3 turn, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in next corner space. ch 2. *(2 dc, 2ch, 2 dc) in next corner space, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 3 times. Working in Color B, join to top of beg ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 3 turn , 1 dc in first space, ch 1. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space. ch 1, 2 dc in next space ch 1* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in last corner space, ch 1 and join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off.
You're all done with the motifs. Now to assemble your stocking. Just a simple stitching along the edges. That's where you will need your tapestry needle. I have included a diagram of the pattern placement to help. It's much easier if you lay them down in the order they're supposed to go, and sew one at a time.
If you come across mistakes in my instructions, feel free to leave a comment, and I will correct it as needed. This was the first time I had written down a pattern as I went, but hopefully it'll work out okay. Happy Yarning!!
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Better Living on January 16, 2013:
Charming stocking! :)
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on May 23, 2012:
@Barbara Kay thank you for stopping by and for sharing. Hope you enjoy it.
Barbara Badder from USA on May 23, 2012:
Nice pattern. I shared with my crochet group.
A.CreativeThinker on November 12, 2011:
Thanks for sharing such a nice hub. Very lovely patterns.
Take Care. :)
vperry on October 08, 2011:
Thanks for the pattern! Will have to try this one out. Voted up!
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on October 05, 2011:
Thank you Jennie. That would be a great idea, just stuff one full of goodies and there you go. Thanks for stopping by.
Venture Boyz from Floating in the clouds on August 22, 2011:
this would actually be a really cool present.. like making them personally for someone.. that would be the type of Christmas decorations people hold onto for generations because they have sentimental value
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on August 20, 2011:
Hello Kara and thank you. I just finished making a diagramed instructional on how to put this together. I should have been more specific before. I still have to keep one with me when I put these together. You can either click the link in the hub that says Printer Friendly version, or just check your email :). I just emailed you the link, so whatever place you check first, you're covered. Glad you got the opportunity to make this.
kara on August 19, 2011:
Hi and thanks so much for the adorable stocking pattern! I've just finished the motifs and now about to start assembly by I'm unsure of how to do this part. Would you please help with the directions?
bizzymom from New York on August 17, 2011:
Thanks for this useful information. I will be printing this out for my daughter who recently learned to crochet. I am sure she would love to make the stockings!
saif113sb on August 15, 2011:
Love and beautiful and good work. Thanks
rockdresses from Turkey on August 15, 2011:
Very useful info! Thanks a lot for your kind sharing!
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on August 13, 2011:
Hello, I guess I should have put the measurements in the pattern. Of course the finished size depends on how loose or tight you crochet, and also what size crochet hook you use. Going by my pattern, mine end up about 7 inches in width and about 18 inches from top to toe, so they're pretty good size.
RosaLea on August 12, 2011:
I was just wondering, following your pattern, how big would the stocking be?
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on May 13, 2011:
Thank you Allexia, it is absolutely a great way to bond. My boys even try this but unfortunately they have shorter attention spans than I do lol. So they end up going to do "boy" stuff.
Puroney on May 13, 2011:
Beautiful, I never really been into the whole crochet thing but I think I'm going to give it a try, the colors are so pretty, I think it could be a way for me and my daughter to bond.
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on May 13, 2011:
Aw...thank you Heart4theword. Glad you liked them.
heart4theword from hub on May 11, 2011:
Beautiful Stockings, takes me back in time:)
Funom Theophilus Makama from Europe on February 26, 2011:
These are breath-taking. How did you come about this? I just saw arts in the making and science been brought down to a lay man level. You just told me, everyone can be a scientist.
110211 from United Kingdom on February 26, 2011:
These look lovely, thanks
Ion on February 25, 2011:
These look great! wow
Emma from Houston TX on February 25, 2011:
I love the partern you show case here.
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on February 06, 2011:
You're very welcome. I'm glad you like it.
Leigh on February 06, 2011:
I've been searching for a good crochet stocking pattern and this is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
alinadelea on January 21, 2011:
Madama from Harrisburg PA on January 20, 2011:
r2punks on January 19, 2011:
love the patterns, voted up!
sorana on January 17, 2011:
This pattern is great and so easy to follow. What a great idea. Thanks
Sarita Harbour from Yellowknife, Canada on January 14, 2011:
GREAT pattern! Bookmarked and voted up.
Mary Gaines from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington on January 13, 2011:
This is very nice, love the pattern and thanks for sharing it....cheers
Helena Reimer on January 13, 2011:
Love this pattern! Thanks for sharing!
gardennurse on January 12, 2011:
Awww, sooo cute!! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm gonna put in a color request from my kids and make them up for next year!!
shawna.wilson from Arizona on January 10, 2011:
Okay, maybe I'll give it a try :) I have lots of left over yarn from other projects that I can use. Thanks!
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on January 10, 2011:
Thank you Deborah and Shawna. And Shawna, I'm not good at socks and things like that either. You Should give this one a try. It's not a "round" type crochet lol, all it is are 15 hexagonal like granny squares. If you can make 4 sided and put them together, this is basically the same thing. It isn't actually round until you join them. It's much easier than you think.
shawna.wilson from Arizona on January 10, 2011:
These look great! I love to crochet, but I'll admit that I never have been good at socks or hats...anything round really! I mostly stick to blankets and scarves. Congrats on your nomination!
Deborah Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on January 10, 2011:
Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination. Don't be too embarrassed, I didn't know about hubnuggets until I was nominated for one when I started.
I love this pattern. I think I will make them for our family. Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked and look forward to starting.
Amy D. (author) from Mostly in My Own Little World on January 07, 2011:
Oh my Goodness. I'm so embarrassed to say I didn't even know about Hubnuggets. I'm still learning about HubPages but I've been having so much fun here. This made my day. :)
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Congratulations holyjeans! And thank you for this free pattern!
Elayne from Rocky Mountains on January 07, 2011:
What a fun crochet pattern. I made scarves and beanies this last Christmas for all twelve grandchildren. They seemed to like them a lot. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your nomination.
Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on January 03, 2011:
Very nicce job. Pattern instructions are clear and easy to follow Rated up and useful. I also bookmarked for future use.
Bel Marshall from Michigan on December 22, 2010:
I love this. I am always looking for new patterns, though right now I am addicted to the hairpin lace.