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Corner-to-Corner Scandinavian Stocking
Country Cottage Stocking Video Tutorial
Be creative with your color choices - go for a solid color, try a two-toned look, or even delicious candy cane stripes!
Bulky Puff Stitch Stockings
With this fast pattern, you can create the perfect last-minute gift in just one night. There’s also instructions for matching mini puff stitch stockings, which make adorable Christmas tree ornaments!
Modern Alpine Festive Stocking
Easy Crochet Stocking Pattern using Single Crochet
Create many mini stockings and use them as tree ornaments or string them together for a unique Christmas garland.
Mini Advent Calendar Stockings
Gingham Style Stocking
Shell Stitch Crochet Stocking
The pattern suggests it’s a good fit for crocheters of an intermediate skill level.
How to Crochet a Christmas Stocking for Beginners
Add a faux fur trim using Lion Brand Go for Faux yarn or substitute a similar weight yarn like Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
Crochet Snowfall Stocking
Stuff with chocolate or thoughtful gifts for a last-minute Secret Santa present.
Felted Granny Hexagon Crochet Stocking
This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners looking to further their skills.
3D Bobble Stitch Christmas Tree Stocking
I think this classy, neutral design would look gorgeous in a baby’s nursery filled to the brim with presents for their first Christmas.
Santa Sock with Fur Border
Modify the pattern by removing the belt buckle and having a solid color, or substitute the faux fur trim for more chunky yarn.
Christmas Stocking with Surface Stitching
Finish the look with playful pom poms and a hanging loop. You could also get creative and design your own surface stitching picture.
Traditional Gingerbread Stocking
You’ll need medium-weight (category 4) yarn, 5mm and 6mm crochet hooks, sewing needle and thread, tapestry needle, beads, and buttons.
Lace Farmhouse Fireplace Stocking
The easy crochet stocking is beginner-friendly, and you can complete it in a weekend.
Diamond Crochet Stocking Pattern
Add personalized wooden tags to create great gifts for friends, family, and fur babies.
Waistcoat Stitch Tapestry Stocking
The design has two colors, but you can add as many as you like.
Buffalo Plaid Winter Stocking
Tapestry Wintertime Sock
Use single crochet, slip stitches, and front/back post double crochet to create this treasured keepsake. There’s a video tutorial for step-by-step guidance.
Herringbone Stitch Stocking
A series of these stockings, each with a different design, would look fab hanging by the fire or decorating the stairs.
Snowy Landscape Stocking
You can then embellish the design however you choose - add snowflake stitches, beads for baubles, and long threads for tinsel.
Houndstooth Stitch Stocking
Follow the color chart to work up the rich textures of the houndstooth stitch.
Gift Stockings for Christmas Eve
Or experiment with color combinations and add embellishments to shake up the design. The pattern, designed by Anna Nikipirowicz, is written in UK terms but has US abbreviations. Photo credit: West Yorkshire Spinners
Retro Granny Hexagon Stocking
Get creative with the colors and fill the finished boots with tasty treats!
Granny Stitch Stocking Pattern
These stockings are a great project to fashion a last-minute gift with a personal, handmade flair.
Vintage Granny Square Gift Stocking
Ye Olde Christmas Stocking
Add a hanging loop and customize the cuff to your desired width and length.
Striped Christmas Stocking
As there are a lot of color changes, I’d recommend weaving in your ends as you go to avoid a bigger job later. Or stuff the yarn tails inside the stockings and let everyone discover them on Christmas morning!
Boho Stocking with Tassels
Christmas Stocking for Pets
Fill the gift sock with their favorite treats and toys so they don’t feel left out this holiday!
Faux Fur Christmas Stocking
Nordic Snowflake Fair Isle Stocking
I think this decorative stocking would also be a wonderful gift for a couple’s first Christmas in a new home.
Berry Stitch Stocking
Fill the mini stockings with candy canes and tiny chocolate treats before hanging them from your twinkling tree.
Alpine Stitch Xmas Stocking with Tie Closure
Pack the stripey stocking full of goodies and keep it closed to avoid peeping eyes!
Customize Your Crochet Christmas Stocking
The Best Crochet Stitches for a Santa Sock
Supplies and Materials
The Best Yarn for Winter Stockings
How to Crochet a Christmas Stocking
Abbreviations + Glossary (US Terms)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- tch – turning chain
- yo – yarn over
- RS – right side
- WS – wrong side
- tile – one square on the corner to corner graph: 3 ch (the tch) + 3 dc
- rep – repeat
- PM – place marker
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Stockholm Crochet Christmas Stocking Free Pattern
- • To work this corner to corner graph, begin with the pixel (tile) in the lower right corner. This will correspond to Row 1 in the written pattern if you're working from the printable PDF.
- • Each pixel in the graph corresponds with one tile in the upper band. A tile = 3 ch (the tch) + 3 dc
- • Because the back of the c2c piece will be hidden inside the stocking, you may choose to take some liberties in how tidy you are with switching colors and weaving in ends.
- Using larger hook, complete upper band according to graph pattern.Fasten off last MC tile and last AC tile leaving a 20” tail on both. Weave in remaining ends.
- With RS facing out, fold upper band in half so that the sides meet in the middle. Use a tapestry needle and the tail of AC yarn, seam the sides together with the mattress stitch.
- • The stocking toe is worked in the round in a spiral, meaning that you won’t chain 1 at the beginning of each round. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch of the round to keep track of where a new round begins and move the stitch marker up as you work.
- Foundation: Using MC yarn and the smaller hook, make a magic circle.
- Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in circle, PM. (12)
- Round 2: [1 sc, 1 dc] in first dc, 2 dc in each of next 11 dc. (24)
- Round 3: [1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next dc] 6 times. (36)
- Round 4: [1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc] 6 times. (42)
- Round 5: 1 dc in each dc. (42)
- Measure toe section inside upper band as described in the overall pattern notes.
- Rounds 6-11: Rep Round 5.
- Do not fasten off. Remove stitch marker.
- • The heel is worked back and forth in rows, continuing from where the toe left off. After Row 1, the heel will be completed between the two stitch markers.
- • The ch 3 at the beginning of a row always counts as 1 dc.
- Row 1 (cont. in same direction as toe was worked—do not turn): 1 dc in each of next 11 dc, PM in 11th dc; 1 dc in each of next 20 dc, PM in 31st dc; turn. (20 dc between markers)
- Rows 2-4: Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 dc in each of next 19 dc; turn. (20 dc)
- Row 5: Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, dc2tog, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 8 dc; turn. (18 dc)
- Row 6: Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, dc2tog, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 7 dc; turn. (16 dc)
- Row 7: Ch 3, sk first dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc2tog, dc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc. (14 dc)
- Fasten off, leaving a 15” tail.
- Fold heel flap in half and use a tapestry needle and the tail from the heel section to seam the back of the heel with the mattress stitch.
- • The ankle is worked in the round just as the toe section was. The first round will be worked along the top edge of the toe section and along the top of the heel section.
- • When working into the heel section, place stitches at a frequency of 2 dc in the first row of the heel section, 1 dc in the second row, 2 dc in the third row, and so on to create the necessary 42 dc by the end of the round. (See photo below.)
- • As you’re working into the heel rows, instead of working under the first st of each heel row, I find it useful to insert my hook into the middle post of the second dc in each heel row. This ensures that there are minimal gaps created by the intersection of the different rows and rounds. (See photo below.)
- Attach MC yarn at the intersection of the heel section and the toe section on the left side of the stocking (right side for left-handed crocheters).
- Round 1: Ch 3, 1 dc in first empty dc along top of toe section, 1 dc in each dc along top of toe section edge; dc along top edge of heel as described in the notes above in order to create 42 total dc when you arrive back where you originally attached the yarn. (42)
- Rounds 2-13: 1 dc in each dc. (42)
- Do not turn.
- Row 14: 1 sc in each of next 2 dc, 1 sl st in each of next 2 dc. (4)
- Fasten off, leaving a 24” tail.
Joining Upper Band & Stocking
- Place stocking inside top as pictured below. (Nine rows of the stocking ankle should be visible below the upper band.) Pin in place using safety pins or stitch markers.
- Using a tapestry needle and a strand of AC yarn, sew top to the stocking, taking care to work small, inconspicuous, stitches into only the AC tiles on the c2c band.
- Repeat this process using MC yarn (the tail from the stocking or upper band) and working only into MC tiles on the c2c upper band. I find it looks best to place all your seaming stitches around the top of the stocking edge, which ends up being about the middle of the c2c piece.
- You’ll want to create a hanging loop that will be long enough to be sewn to the interior edge of the stocking (not just the upper band) when folded in half. This will make the hanger sturdier and ensure the stocking doesn’t stretch out when hung. For the sample, 30 ch achieved this.
- Foundation: Using AC and smaller hook, ch 30 (or the number of chains necessary.)
- Row 1: Sk 1 ch, 1 sc each ch; turn. (29)
- Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc. (29)
- Fasten off leaving a 20” tail. Fold hanger in half to form a loop. Place hanger in stocking so that the bottom of the hanger meets the top of the stocking edge. Using existing tail, sew into the stocking and c2c top.
- Hang your new handmade stocking by the chimney with care and wait for St. Nicolas soon to be there!