Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern

Crochet Christmas stocking

Please note that this pattern is for personal use only.

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Notes

This pattern uses standard UK terminology. In a nutshell: USA crocheters should substitute a single–crochet stitch where they read ‘double–crochet’ and a half–double–crochet stitch where they read ‘half–treble’. Conversion charts for UK/USA stitch terminology, yarn thicknesses and hook sizes are given on page 44 of the 2013 edition of Crochet Unravelled (page 35 in the 2005 edition).

The side facing you as you work is the ‘right side’ (i.e. the outside of the finished item).

Turning chains do not count as stitches unless specified.

Tension (or gauge) has not been specified since it is not particularly relevant to such a small item

Since this item is small, you may find it easier to darn the tails in as you go, rather than leaving them until the piece is finished.

The item in the photograph was worked in a soft 100% cotton double–knitting yarn with a 4 mm hook. Please substitute other yarns and hook sizes according to your personal preferences.

Please keep this item away from babies and small children since it is not intended as a toy. Please also be aware of other health and safety issues, e.g. keep them away from candles, etc.

Finished length: 4½″ (11 cm).

Instructions

Materials

Stitch Guide

Decrease: insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

End decrease: insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into turning chain of previous row. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Tip

Hang these mini–stockings individually on a tree, or make them in different coloured yarns and string them onto a ribbon for a fun window decoration.

Foundation chain (Start at the toe)

With white yarn chain 4.

Round 1

2 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

1 double–crochet in next chain.

4 double–crochet in last chain.

Do not turn, but continue in same direction and work into the back loops of the foundation chain: 1 double–crochet in next loop.

2 double–crochet in last loop.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (10 stitches)

Round 2

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each of next 4 stitches.

2 double–crochet in next stitch.

1 double–crochet in each of next 4 stitches.

2 double–crochet in next stitch.

Join with a red yarn slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Cut white yarn leaving a tail for darning. (12 stitches)

Rounds 3–7

Continue with red yarn. Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Tip: darn in tails at the end of round 7.

Round 8

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each of next 5 stitches.

Do not fasten off red yarn, but draw up a long loop so that work does not unravel. (5 stitches)

Heel flap — 1

Join white yarn with a slip–stitch to next stitch.

Chain 1 and 1 double–crochet in same stitch.

1 double–crochet in each of next 6 stitches. (7 stitches)

Heel flap — 2

Chain 1 (turning chain: counts as 1 stitch). Turn.

1 double–crochet in each of next 6 stitches.

Heel flap — 3

Chain 1. Turn.

1 double-crochet in each of next 5 stitches.

1 double-crochet in turning chain of previous row.

Heel flap — 4

Chain 1. Turn.

1 decrease.

1 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches.

1 end decrease. (5 stitches)

Heel flap — 5

Chain 1. Turn.

1 decrease.

1 end decrease. (3 stitches)

Heel flap — 6

Chain 1. Turn.

1 end decrease.

Fasten off white yarn. (2 stitches)

Continue round 8

Continuing with red yarn, work 8 double–crochet stitches evenly around heel flap.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet of round 8. (13 stitches)

Rounds 9–10

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 11

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each of next 6 stitches.

2 double–crochet in next stitch.

1 double–crochet in each of next 6 stitches.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (14 stitches)

Round 12

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 13

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each of next 5 stitches.

2 double–crochet in next stitch.

1 double–crochet in each of next 8 stitches.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (15 stitches)

Rounds 14–18

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Tip: change to white yarn with final slip–stitch of round 18.

Round 19 (cuff)

With white yarn chain 1.

1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 20

Chain 1. 1 half–treble in front loop of each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first half–treble.

Rounds 21–22

Chain 1. 1 half–treble in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first half–treble.

Fasten off.

Making up

Turn cuff down.

Attach hanging loop of 3 ply gold thread to back of mini–stocking.