Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking

 

Christmas is right around the corner so I thought it would be a great time to make some stockings for my family.  This stocking is thick and soft and will last for many Christmases to come.  Its geometric design is sure to be a festive addition to your holiday decor. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Pardon my terrible photoshop job, I don’t have any Christmas decorations up in my house so I had to fake a festive photo lol.

I highly recommend you follow along with the video tutorial for this one, don’t rely solely on the written pattern!  We make some basic shapes, but the step-by-step instructions make it seem a lot more complicated that it really is, so PLEASE use the video to help you with this pattern.

 

MATERIALS

  • Medium-4 worsted weight yarn in two colors of your choosing, one for the base and one for the accent color.  I used green and white for the video tutorial.
  • Crochet hook that is compatible with your yarn.  I used a 5mm hook.
  • Tapestry needle big enough to thread your yarn

 

TERMS:

  • BBL: Bubble Stitch.  Yarn over and pull through like you would for a double crochet, but only pull through two loops instead of pulling through two, yarning over and pulling through two again.  Go back into the same stitch and repeat until you have six loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull through all six loops.
  • CH: Chain
  • CH SP: Chain space, the space made by chaining one in between clusters
  • CLUSTER: 3 Double Crochets in one chain space
  • CLST INC: Cluster increase, (make one cluster, chain one, then make another cluster in the same chain space as the previous cluster)
  • FO: Finish off
  • INC: Single crochet two in one stitch
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • ST: Stitch

GRANNY TRIANGLE (Make 1)

The first cluster of every round will be made by chaining three then double crocheting two.  The three chains will be count as your first DC for the cluster.

Main/base color yarn

CH 4, SLST in the first chain to make a ring.

1. (CLUSTER in the center of the ring, CH 1) x 3, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round. (3 Clusters total)

For each round, clusters will be made in the chain space from the previous round.  Refer to the video for more details.

2. CLUSTER, CH 1, (CLST INC) x 2, CLUSTER, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round (6 clusters total)

3. CLUSTER, CH 1, CLUSTER, (CLST INC, CH 1, CLUSTER) x 2, CLUSTER, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round (9 clusters total)

FO

 

GRANNY PENTAGON (Make 3)

The first cluster of every round will be made by chaining three then double crocheting two.  The three chains will be count as your first DC for the cluster.

Main/base color yarn

CH 5, SLST in the first chain to make a ring.

1. (CLUSTER in the center of the ring, CH 1) x 5, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round. (5 Clusters total)

For each round, clusters will be made in the chain space from the previous round.  Refer to the video for more details.

2. CLUSTER, CH 1, (CLST INC, CH 1) x 4, CLUSTER, CH 1, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round (10 clusters total)

3. CLUSTER, CH 1, CLUSTER, CH 1, (CLST INC, CH 1, CLUSTER, CH 1) x 4, CLUSTER, CH 1, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round (15 clusters total)

FO

 

GRANNY HEXAGON (Make 8)

The first cluster of every round will be made by chaining three then double crocheting two.  The three chains will be count as your first DC for the cluster.

Main/base color yarn

CH 6, SLST in the first chain to make a ring.

1. (CLUSTER in the center of the ring, CH 1) x 6, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round. (6 Clusters total)

For each round, clusters will be made in the chain space from the previous round.  Refer to the video for more details.

2. CLUSTER, CH 1, (CLST INC, CH 1) x 5, CLUSTER, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round (12 clusters total)

3. CLUSTER, CH 1, CLUSTER, (CLST INC, CH 1, CLUSTER, CH 1) x 5, CLUSTER, SLST into the 2nd CH from the 3 CH in your first cluster to join the round (18 clusters total)

FO

 

1/3 GRANNY HEXAGON (Make 3)

Main/base color yarn

CH 4, SLST in the first chain to make a ring.

1. CLUSTER, CH 1, CLUSTER, CH 3, turn (2 clusters total)

2. DC 2 in the same stitch where you made your 3 CH’s from the previous round, CH 1, CLST INC, CH 1, CLUSTER in the space between your three chains from the previous round.  Refer to the video for more details.  CH 3, turn(4 clusters total)

3. DC 2 in the same stitch where you made your 3 CH’s from the previous round, CH 1,  CLUSTER, CH 1, CLST INC, CH 1, CLUSTER, CH 1, CLUSTER, CH 1 (6 clusters total)

Turn so you can work into  the top edge where we started and finished our previous rounds. You should have three layers of DC/Chains, then the center ring, then another three layers of DC/Chains.  Refer to the video for more details.

4. SC 2 in the first DC, move into the next CH space and SC 2, move into the next DC space and SC 2, SC 1 in the center chain space, SC 2 in the next chain space, SC 2 in the next DC space, SC 2 in the next CH space, CH 1 (13 ST total for the top row)

FO

 

 

SEW THE STOCKING TOGETHER

The diagrams below detail how the shapes should be sewn together to form the stocking.  Again, I highly recommend using the video as well as the diagrams.

All shapes will be sewn together using a whip stitch.  When you sew any shape together, sew it with the pretty sides facing in and the ugly sides facing out.  Sew a whip stitch in the outside loops only.

 

BOTTOM

Sew the pentagons to the triangle, one pentagon for each edge of the triangle.  Then, sew the sides of the pentagons together. Don’t sew the tops of the pentagons together.

stocking_bottom

FRONT AND BACK

The front and back are sewn continuously as one whole piece, not two separate pieces.  Arrange the hexagons against the pentagons in the pattern shown in the diagram below.  Once the hexagons are sewn in place, attach the 1/3 hexagons along the top.

sewingdiagram

DON’T FLIP IT INSIDE OUT YET!!!!!!

TOP CUFF, part 1

Main/base color yarn

SLST and CH1 into any of your 1/3 hexagons where it attaches to the 1/3 hexagon next to it.

1. (SC 12, INC) x 3 (each 1/3 hexagon has 13 stitches, increase in the last stitch to help bridge the gap between 1/3 hexagons) (42 stitches total)

2-3. SC 42 x 2 RNDS

Change to accent color yarn

4-6. SC 42 x 3 RNDS

FO

TOP CUFF, part 2, BUBBLE STITCHING

Accent color yarn

  • BBL: Bubble Stitch.  Yarn over and pull through like you would for a double crochet, but only pull through two loops instead of pulling through two, yarning over and pulling through two again.  Go back into the same stitch and repeat until you have six loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull through all six loops.

Flip the stocking inside out so the pretty side is on the outside and the seams from sewing are on the inside.

SLST and CH 3 into the side of the stocking that is flat all the way down (along the back leading down to the heal, refer to the video)

1. (BBL 2, Skip 1) x 14, SLST and CH 3 to start the next round (28).  When you skip a stitch, don’t slip stitch or do anything in that stitch, just leave it unworked and move on to the next stitch.

2-5. BBL 28 x 4 RNDS, SLST and CH 3 to join the rounds.

FO

 

HOOK RING

Accent color yarn

1. CH 17, turn

2. SC 16, CH 1, turn (16)

3. SC 16, CH 1, turn (16)

4. SLST 16, CH 1

FO

Sew the short sides of the ribbon together to make a loop, sew the loop to the straight side (heal side) of the stocking so it can hang on a hook.

 

 

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