(Mystery) Christmas Stocking Crochet Along Part One


Christmas Stocking CAL Part 1Welcome to the Christmas Stocking Crochet Along!

Are you ready to get started?

You can read more details about the Crochet Along here.

The written instructions and a chart are below, and there’s a video to help you out. (Edited to add: Scroll on down to view the video.)

Pattern Instructions, Part 1

Finished Size

Approximately 12″ [30.5 cm] diameter x 19″ [48 cm] long

Materials

  • Worsted-weight yarn (CYC #4)

The sample in the video used Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair, 4 oz [113 g]/190 yds [173 m]) 2 skeins color M-140 Aran (MC)

In another sample I used Brown Sheep Naturespun Worsted (100% wool, 3.5 oz [100g]/245 yds [224 m]), 1 skein color N91W Aran (MC) and 1 skein color N48 Scarlet (CC)

  • Small amounts of contrasting color yarn

It’s OK to mix it up here! You’ll be embellishing the stocking to suit your style. You can even wait until the body of the stocking is finished before deciding how you want to decorate it.

  • Size I-9 [5.5 mm] crochet hook or size to obtain gauge (see note about Gauge)
  • Stitch marker

 

Gauge

15 sts and 14 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern; stitch gauge is more important than row gauge.  However, you want to make a fabric that is firm enough to stand up to the goodies that will be stuffed into the stocking, without being too tight.

Abbreviations

CC: contrasting color
ch: chain
MC: main color
pm: place marker
rep: repeat
rnd: round
RS: right side
rnd(s): round(s)
sc: single crochet
st(s): stitch(es)
tog: together
WS: wrong side

Special Abbreviations and Techniques

FLsc (front loop single crochet): single crochet in front loop only
Sc2tog (single crochet 2 together): (Insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook
Standing sc: Beginning with slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.

Pattern Notes

Stocking is worked in joined rounds, turning at the end of each round as directed.

Pattern Stitch (any multiple)

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in back bump of first ch, pm in this st, sc in back bump of each ch around, join with sl st to first sc, turn. Move marker up as you work each rnd.
Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, FLsc in each st around, join with slip st in front loop of first st, turn.
Rnd 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Rep Rnds 2 and 3 for pattern.

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Instructions

Leg

Ch 44.
Work in Pattern Stitch until stocking measures 11 1/2″ [29 cm] from beginning, or desired length, ending with a WS rnd. Turn. Fasten off.

Come back here to the blog on Tuesday, November 22 for Part Two: Heel & Foot. And share your comments below!



Find Part Two of the Crochet Along here.


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12 thoughts on “(Mystery) Christmas Stocking Crochet Along Part One

  • Jamie-Lyn Cotton

    Hi Edie I just joined the CAL I noticed you live just down the road from me so to speak. Lol I live in Stanardsville.

  • Edie Eckman Post author

    We’re working back and forth in joined rounds, so there is a RS and a WS. I’ve just gotten the video loaded (FINALLY). Watch how we do the end of the rounds, and listen to my explanation of this method, which is at about 7:00.

  • Karen

    Hi. I don’t have any aran in my stash. Will I still be able to do this in DJ?
    If I increase my chain at the start to get the right width, do I need to work to a multiple of anything?
    Many thanks
    Karen

  • Edie Eckman Post author

    You can do it in DK, but the stocking will be smaller. There isn’t a stitch multiple for the stocking itself, but the heel count would need to change. You might want to try it in DK on the given number of stitches to make a “junior” stocking, then once you see how to turn the heel, you can make another one and adjust the heel stitches to work with your new number.

  • Edie Eckman Post author

    If you’re crocheting along with us, and you haven’t asked a question, please speak up and let me know you are here!

  • Edie Eckman Post author

    Welcome, Siobhan! I love to know there’s an international audience! I can’t wait to see how it turns out with the Bamboo.