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.
The entire crochet along is complete. You can see all the parts here:
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.
Hi Jamie-Lyn! Nice to hear from a “neighbor”!
If this is done in rounds, how can there be rs and ws? Please pardon my ignora. Thanks.
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.
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?
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.
If you’re crocheting along with us, and you haven’t asked a question, please speak up and let me know you are here!
Hallo from Ireland. I’m following your seasonal CAL using King Cole Bamboo cotton & a 4mm hook.
Welcome, Siobhan! I love to know there’s an international audience! I can’t wait to see how it turns out with the Bamboo.
Im here from Tennessee. Thanks, Edie!
Hi from Anchorage Alaska