I’ve got a simple crochet pattern for a mini Christmas stocking ornament. They’re so easy to make that you can crochet a bunch! Hang them on the tree or gather them together for a Christmas garland. Wouldn’t they also be sweet as gift toppers?
Christmas Stocking Ornament - Crochet Pattern
- Minimal yards of Medium Weight (4) Cotton yarn to make one stocking (I used Premier Home Cotton in color Cream). A skein should make plenty of these.
- Feel free to use a complimentary colored yarn (perhaps red or green) for the cuff or leg/boot parts of the stocking . You could also alternate the cream yarn with another color for a striped pattern on the leg/boot sections.
- Crochet Hook, size G (4.25mm)
Ch – chain
st – stitch (sts – stitches)
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
FPDC – Front Post DC (Double Crochet through the ‘post’ as follows: YO, insert hook from front to back to front around post of designated stitch and draw up loop, then [YO and draw through 2 loops] twice)
BPDC – Back Post DC (Double Crochet through the ‘post’ as follows : YO, insert hook from back to front to back around post of designated stitch and draw up loop, then [YO and draw through 2 loops] twice)
You will be working this stocking from the bottom up, so I broke the steps into the different sections of the stocking:
Boot of stocking:
Chain 12 sts.
Row 1: 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain to end. Turn. (you’ll have 11 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until last st, 2 SC in last st. Turn. (13 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, SC across. Turn. (13 sts)
Row 4: Repeat Row 3.
Row 5: Ch 1, Skip first st, SC across. Turn. (12 sts)
Your boot should look something like the photo above.
Leg of stocking:
Row 6: Ch 1, SC for 8 sts only. Turn. (8 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, Skip first st, SC across. Turn. (7 sts)
Row 8: Ch 1, SC across. Turn. (7 sts)
Rows 9-10: Repeat Row 8 twice.
Row 11: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until last st, 2 SC in last st. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 12: Ch 1, SC across. Turn. (9 sts)
Row 13: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC across until last st, 2 SC in last st. Turn. (11 sts)
Now your leg and boot should look like the photo above after Row 13.
Cuff of stocking:
The cuff may be a good section to customize in a different color – perhaps all red yarn? If so, simply join in new yarn to the next two rows.
Row 14: Ch 3 (counts as first DC), DC across. Turn. (12 sts)
See above for a look at the beginning of your cuff after the row of DC’s.
Row 15: Ch 3 (counts as first DC) , FPDC around next 2 DC , * BPDC around next 2 DC, FPDC around next 2 DC; rep from * until last DC, end 1 DC in last st. (12 sts)
Your stocking should now look similar to above after Row 15.
Fasten off. As you fasten off the top corner of the stocking cuff, you could make a big loop to hang the stocking. Otherwise, you could loop some ribbon or twine through this corner for hanging.
Weave in ends.
The final stocking measures approximately 4″ tall by 3 1/2″ boot width.
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