Welcome 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
Approximately 12″ [30.5 cm] diameter x 19″ [48 cm] long
- 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
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.
CC: contrasting color
MC: main color
pm: place marker
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
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.
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.
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.