My free crochet stocking pattern is one of the first free Christmas crochet patterns I will be releasing over the next four weeks. As we head into the festive season with the pandemic I am determined more than ever (as I sure many of you are), to make this season as special and magical for my daughter. She has finally reached the age when she understands what Christmas is and is very excited to write to Father Christmas. We may not be able to visit our family this year but we can still try to make this season filled with lots of special moments.
Today I am sharing with you my free crochet stocking pattern which is made with the crochet waistcoat stitch, when used in the round gives the texture of knit. These cute little stocking can be made as a Christmas stocking advent calendar, tree decorations or added as the finishing touches to your wrapped gift this year. These are a great yarn stash buster and can be made in any colour.
This is the first free crochet Christmas patterns I have & will be sharing with you as many of us stay at home through the month of November.
My simple step by step written photo tutorial is below or if you prefer a video tutorial, I have also made a Youtube video.
- 3mm (US D) Crochet hook
- 150 meters Fingering weight yarn ( I have used Charme, Circulo)
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
Gauge: 32st x 22 rows using wasitcoat sc over 10 x 10cms. Using a crochet hook 1-2 times larger than suggested will help create the waistcoat stitch with ease.
Size: 15cm long when cuff is unfolded, 5cm width at widest point.
Notes: The stockings are made in a spiral so I would recommend using a stitch marker. The pattern will start with sc then on row 3 switch to waistcoat stitch, as this a tight stitch I suggest to use a crochet hook one or 2 sizes bigger than recommend for your yarn for ease. The first few rows are a little slow, but once you get used to the pattern the sock does work up quickly. The heel is section is turned then the sock continues in the spiral. Once you reach your desired height a sc trim is added to finish the stocking.
Free Crochet Stocking Pattern
Row 1: Make a magic circle. Ch1, 6sc into centre of the magic ring, close the circle tight. Total: 6sc. If you wish you can continue crocheting over the magic circle tail to save weaving in the end.
Row 2: Sc inc. in each stitch. Total: 12sc.
Row 3: ALL SINGLE CROCHET STITCHES WILL NOW BE MADE USING CROCHET WAISTCOAT STITCH *sc, sc inc.* repeat * 5 times. Total: 18sc.
Row 4: *sc, sc inc., sc* repeat * 5 times. Total: 24sc.
Rows 5 -23 : 24sc. Total: 24sc.
Row 24: If you wish you can work standard sc in this section instead of waistcoat stitch. RIGHT SIDE: 4sc, 4hdc, 4sc, ch1. Turn. Total: 12 stitches.
Row 25: WRONG SIDE: 4sc, 4hdc, 4sc, ch1, turn. Total: 12sc.
Row 26: RIGHT SIDE: Sc dec., 2sc, 4hdc, 2sc, sc dec, ch1. Turn. Total: 10 stitches.
Row 27: WRONG SIDE: 3sc, 4hdc, 3sc, ch1, turn. Total: 10sc.
Row 28: RIGHT SIDE: Sc dec., sc, 4hdc, sc, sc dec, ch1. Turn. Total: 8 stitches.
Row 29: WRONG SIDE: 2sc, 4hdc, 2sc, ch1, turn. Total: 8sc.
Row 30: RIGHT SIDE: Sc dec., 4hdc, sc dec, ch1. Turn. Total: 6 stitches.
Row 31: WRONG SIDE: Sc, 4hdc, sc, ch1, turn. Total: 6sc.
Turn to work down the side of the heel, sl st 6 times evenly down rows (24 – 30), ch1, turn.
Row 32: RIGHT SIDE. FROM HERE YOU WILL CONTINUE IN THE SPIRAL: 3 sc dec. (reducing the 6 sl stitches to 3 sc), 6sc, work 3 sc dec. evenly down the side of the heel, continue onto the unworked area of the sock with 12 waistcoat stitch. Total: 24 stitches.
Rows 33-50: ALL STITCHES WILL BE MADE USING WAISTCOAT STITCH. 24sc. If you wish you can change your yarn colour at row 46 to create a contrasting cuff.
Row 51: Sl st into the next stitch to close the spiral, ch1, 24 normal sc stitches, sl st into the first stitch. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Congratulations you have made your Crochet stocking, I would love to see you crochet creation’s, please tag me on @moara_crochet on Instagram to share your work.
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