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Free crochet Christmas stocking pattern

You'll definitely be on Santa's nice list when he sees this gorgeous free crochet stocking pattern hanging from your fireplace!

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Published: November 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
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With chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose, what could be better than settling in with a comfy Christmas crochet project like this free crochet stocking pattern designed by Jennifer May. With it's fab fringe and surface crochet details, this free crochet Christmas stocking pattern is fun to make and will look amazing hanging from your fireplace!

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You will need

Caron Simply Soft (100% acrylic, 170.1g/288m), 1 ball of each (or alternative Aran weight yarn):

  • Yarn A Pumpkin (9765)
  • Yarn B Chartreuse (9771),
  • Yarn C Blackberry (0005)
  • Yarn D Off White (9702)
  • Yarn E Lemonade (9776)

A 5mm (US H/8) hook

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Tension

Tension is not critical for this project, but may affect yarn quantities required

Measurements

Cuff to heel measures approx 24cm (91⁄2in) Heel to toe measures approx 20cm (8in)

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet Christmas stocking pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Crochet stocking pattern is worked from the toe up. Most sections are worked in rounds, except the Heel, which is worked in turned rows.

Free crochet Christmas stocking pattern

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Foot

Using a 5mm hook and Yarn A, make a crochet magic loop

Round 1 (RS) Ch2 (counts as htr throughout), 11htr into loop, ss to top of beg ch-2 to join. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch2, htr in st at base of ch-2, 2htr in each st around, ss to top of beg ch-2. [24 sts]

Round 3 Ch2, htr in bl of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st, (htr in bl of next 3 sts, 2htr in next st) 5 times, ss to top of beg ch-2. [30 sts]

Round 4 Ch2, htr in bl of next 3 sts, 2htr in next st, (htr in bl of next 4 sts, 2htr in next st) 5 times, ss to top of beg ch-2. [36 sts]

Round 5 Ch2, htr in bl of next 4 sts, 2htr in next st, (htr in bl of next 5 sts, 2htr in next st) 5 times, ss to top of beg ch-2. [42 sts]

Rounds 6-8 Ch2, htr in bl of each st around, ss to top of beg ch-2.

Change to Yarn B, do not fasten off Yarn A.

Rounds 9-10 As Round 6.

Fasten off Yarn B. Change to Yarn A.

Rounds 11-12 As Round 6.

Change to Yarn C, do not fasten off Yarn A.

Rounds 13-14 As Round 6.

Fasten off Yarn C. Change to Yarn A.

Rounds 15-17 As Round 6.

Fasten off Yarn A and weave in ends.

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Heel

Heel is work in rows.

Using a 5mm hook and with WS facing, count back 14 sts from end of last round and rejoin Yarn A in fl of st.

Row 1 (WS) Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), dc in fl of first 28 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [28 sts]

Row 2 (RS) Ch1, dc in first 27 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [27 sts]

Row 3 Ch1, dc in fl of first 24 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [24 sts]

Row 4 Ch1, dc in first 21 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [21 sts]

Row 5 Ch1, dc in fl of first 18 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [18 sts]

Row 6 Ch1, dc in first 15 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [15 sts]

Row 7 Ch1, dc in fl of first 13 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [13 sts]

Row 8 Ch1, dc in first 11 sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked. [11 sts]

Over the next 5 rows you will increase over the unworked sts from Rows 1-8.

Row 9 (WS) Ch1, dc in fl of next 11sts, dc in next 2 unworked sts from Row 6, dc in next unworked st from Row 4, turn. [14 sts]

Row 10 (RS) Ch1, dc in first 14 sts, dc in next 2 unworked sts from Row 7, dc in first unworked st from Row 5, turn. [17 sts]

Row 11 Ch1, dc in fl of first 17sts, dc in next 2 unworked sts from Row 4, dc in first unworked st from Row 2, turn. [20 sts]

Row 12 Ch1, dc in first 20 sts, dc in next 2 unworked sts from Row 5, dc in next unworked st from Row 3, turn. [23 sts]

Row 13 Ch1, dc in fl of first 23sts, dc in next 2 unworked sts from Row 2, dc in next unworked st from Row 17 of Foot, ss in next st, turn. [27 sts]

Row 14 Ch1, skip ss, dc in next 26 sts, dc in next 2 unworked sts from Row 3, dc in next unworked st from Row 1, ss in first st of Row 17 of Foot. [30 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Leg

Work on in rounds.

Using a 5mm hook and with RS facing, join Yarn A in bl of centre stitch of Heel.

Round 1 (RS) Ch2, htr in bl of each st along heel, 2htr in next st, htr in bl of each st around Foot, 2htr in next st, htr in bl of each st to end, ss to top of beg ch-2.[44sts]

Round 2 Ch2, (htr in bl of next 10 sts, 2htr in next st) 4 times, ss to top of beg ch-2. [48 sts]

Round 3 Ch2, htr in bl of each st around, ss to top of beg ch-2.

Join Yarn C, but do not fasten off Yarn A.

Rounds 4-5 As Round 3.

Fasten off Yarn C. Change to Yarn A.

Rounds 6-7 As Round 3.

Join Yarn B, but do not fasten off Yarn A.

Rounds 8-9 As Round 3.

Fasten off Yarn B. Change to Yarn A.

Rounds 10-17 As Round 3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Cuff

Cuff is worked in a continuous spiral, without closing off each round with a ss.

With RS facing, join Yarn D into any st.

Round 1 Ss in bl of each st around. [48 sts]

Rounds 2-10 Dc in each st around.

Ss into next st and fasten off.

Surface crochet zigzags

For neater results, insert hook from below for bottom points of zigzags, and from above for top points.
Using a 4mm hook, join Yarn E into any unused fl from Round 11 of Foot.

Row 1 Ch3, skip 2 sts, ss in fl on Round 12, *ch3, skip 2 sts, ss in fl on Round 11, ch3, skip 2 sts, ss in fl on Round 12; rep from * around, ss into beg ss. Fasten off.

Repeat Row 1 over Rounds 6-7 of Leg.

Fringe

Cut 48 lengths of Yarn D, approx 15cm long. Fold each in half, insert hook in fl of Row 1 of Cuff, from bottom up, pull folded yarn through st to form a loop, wrap tails around hook, pull tails through loop on hook; rep around front.

To finish

Weave in all remaining ends and block Stocking if desired.

If you're after some stocking filler toys to put inside your new crochet stocking, then we've got some fab amigurumi patterns for you to try! Why not go traditional with our free crochet angel pattern or our free crochet donkey pattern. Or perhaps you'd prefer our free Christmas gnome crochet pattern or our free amigurumi Christmas pudding crochet pattern... or maybe even St Nick himself with our Free amigurumi Santa crochet pattern!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet stocking pattern. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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