This free corner to corner crochet stocking pattern is the eighth block in my c2c Christmas afghan block series. The subtle plaid color work keeps this stocking looking modern, festive and ready for a visit from Santa. This post contains affiliate links.
Thanks for you patience as I got this Christmas graphgan square finished. My worst crochet nightmare basically came true last week when I lost my crochet hook an hour before leaving for the weekend. One second, I had it, the next it has just disappeared into thin air.
"Just go to Michael's, Jess, and get back to work!" you might be thinking. Unfortunately though, I started making these c2c squares with an odd-sized hook (a 4.5mm) which doesn't translate well to American sizes. It's essentially a hair bigger than a G hook. Lesson learned.
Thank goodness for the Amazon Prime gods though because I was able to have a new hook delivered in two days. And thank goodness for my own generous thrifty gift giving because I had given my mom the same ridiculously inexpensive set from Amazon for Mother's Day. (It's seriously a great deal--11 hooks for $12!)
The hook pictured here was a stand in for photos while I frantically looked for its missing cousin.
I'm happy to report that this square had the least ripping out of any I've made so far. Win! I like crocheting so much more than I like ripping out crocheting...
And I'm getting so excited to put these squares together. While I've disciplined myself to finish eight Christmas C2C squares at this point, I have indulged in starting a new project here and there. (Like these moccasins with flip flop soles!)
Now if you’ve never tried a corner to corner crochet pattern before–don't let that keep you from starting this project! This crochet graphgan is actually my first c2c project too. I watched this video by The Crochet Crowd as well as checked out all of 1 Dog Woof’s extensive corner to corner crochet resources to learn enough to get started.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m using half double crochet stitches for my C2C squares instead of the usual double crochet stitches. When I’m adding a box or square at the beginning of a new row, I’m chaining 5 instead of the usual 6 chains. Then I work my first hdc of that box into the third chain from the hook. At the beginning of each box (after the slip stitch), I use 2 chains instead of the usual 3 you’d use with a double crochet C2C project. This has allowed me to maintain a lot of visual detail in the graphs, yet hopefully end up with an afghan that’s not too massive to snuggle under on the couch.
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DOWNLOAD THE C2C CROCHET STOCKING PATTERN!
HERE ARE THE ADDITIONAL FREE C2C GRAPH PATTERNS THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED IN THIS SERIES:
WEEK 1: C2C RUDOLF THE REINDEER
WEEK 2: C2C CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
WEEK 3: C2C MODERN CHRISTMAS TREE
WEEK 4: C2C CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULB
WEEK 5: C2C WINTER MITTEN
WEEK 6: C2C SNOWFLAKE
WEEK 7: C2C PINECONE
WEEK 8: C2C STOCKING
WEEK 9: C2C WREATH
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• Lion Brand Vanna's Choice: 2 skeins of "Linen" and a partial skein of "Scarlet," "Cranberry" and a small amount of "White."
• size G or 4.5 mm hook (This is the affordable set of hooks I really like.)
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You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, I ask that you link back to me into two places — one link to my homepage (MakeAndDoCrew.com) and one link to this post page. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Do not distribute this pattern as your own. View my policies for more info. All clear? Alright, let’s make something awesome!
And while you're in the Christmas mood, here are some other holiday projects you might like:
Crochet Pom Pom Hat -- free pattern for newborns-adults!
DIY Pom Pom Pinecone Wreath Tutorial
And if you'd like to dig into a massive vault of DIY holiday inspiration, check out All Free Holiday Crafts. They have enough projects to keep you busy until Christmas 2026!
I have 2 blocks done and am starting the 3rd. I am happy to say that I did quite a bit less ripping with the ornament than I did with the reindeer. I am really enjoying these patterns. Thanks Jess.
I am seriously loving this afghan! I follow you on Instagram and have really enjoyed watching your progress. If I wasn't already working on a blanket (and whatever else I decide to crochet) for Christmas presents, I would totally be making one of these for my mother for Christmas. I guess I'll just make her and my mother-in-law one after New Years for next Christmas! That should give me plenty of time… right 😉
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
Thanks so much! Lol--"whatever else I decide to crochet" is the story of my life too. Ha. I think this is a great project to start after Christmas actually. You could make one square a month for the entire year! 🙂
Kelly Lopez-Cepero says
I love the pattern but the link is for the wreath and not the stocking. Can you fix that?
Jess @ Make and Do Crew says
Agh! Haha, thanks so much for letting me know. I was crocheting the wreath when I published this and just got the patterns confused in my mind. 🙂
I'll update it right now!
Kelly Lopez-Cepero says
Thanks so much! It is cute.