Christmas Stocking Pattern

Hey guys, welcome to December! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and is now ready to decorate for this Christmas season. This pattern is of a simple crochet stocking made using the waistcoat or some people call it the crochet knit stitch. I used worsted weight yarn in the classic Christmas colors, red, green, and white. So, grab your 5.5 mm crochet hook and let’s get started…

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Color A
    • One skein of Lion Brand’s Pound Of Love yarn in the color Cherry. You can find the yarn I used here.
  • Color B
    • One skein of Lion Brand’s Pound Of Love yarn in the color Hunter Green. You can find the yarn I used here.
  • Color C
    • One skein of Lion Brand’s Pound Of Love yarn in the color White. You can find the yarn I used here.
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • A yarn needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

mc – magic circle (magic ring)

sc – single crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

sc dec – single crochet decrease

st (sts) – stitch (stitches

Rnd – round

() – the total number of stitches at the end of each round

** – repeat

Special Stitch:

wc – waistcoat

This pattern uses a unique crochet stitch called the waistcoat or knit stitch. This stitch is a crochet stitch that is supposed to replicate the look of knitting. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, check out this video I found by Fiber Flux that demonstrates this stitch very well.

Pattern Notes:

  • Crochet loosely while crocheting the waistcoat stitch. This can help make working into the next rows stitches much easier.
  • If your waistoat stitches get too tight, it can be helpful to keep a smaller crochet hook around to help you with the tighter stitches.
  • This pattern is worked in joined rounds. This means that you will slip stitch and chain one at the end/beginning of each round.

Bottom Portion Of The Stocking:

-Work in Color C with 5.5 mm crochet hook-

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in a mc (6)

Rnd 2: Sc inc x6 (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc 1, sc inc* x6 (18)

Rnd 4: *Sc 2, sc inc* x6 (24)

Rnd 5: *Sc 3, sc inc* x6 (30)

Rnd 6: *Sc 4, sc inc* x6 (36)

Rnd 7: *Sc 5, sc inc* x6 (42)

Rnd 8: Sc in every st (42)

– Change to Color A and 6 mm hook-

Rnd 9: Sc in every st (42)

Rnd 10-11: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 12-13: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 14-16: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 17-18: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 19-21: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 22-23: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 24-26: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 27-28: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 29-31: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 32-33: Wc in every st (42)

Do not fasten off and continue to the heel.

The Heel:

-Change to Color C and 5.5 mm hook-

Rnd 1: Wc in the next 18 stitches and leave the remaining sts unworked, ch 1 and turn (18)

Rnd 2: Sc dec, sc 14, sc dec, ch 1 and turn (16)

Rnd 3: Sc dec, sc 12, sc dec, ch 1 and turn (14)

Rnd 4: Sc dec, sc 10, sc dec, ch 1 and turn (12)

Rnd 5: Sc dec, sc 8, sc dec, ch 1 and turn (10)

Rnd 6: Sc dec, sc 6, sc dec, ch 1 and turn (8)

Rnd 7: Sc dec, sc 4, sc dec, ch 1 and turn (6)

What the first part of the heel should look like.

Rnd 8: Sc inc, sc 4, sc inc, ch 1 and turn (8)

Rnd 9: Sc inc, sc 6, sc inc, ch 1 and turn (10)

Rnd 10: Sc inc, sc 8, sc inc, ch 1 and turn (12)

Rnd 11: Sc inc, sc 10, sc inc, ch 1 and turn (14)

Rnd 12: Sc inc, sc 12, sc inc, ch 1 and turn (16)

Rnd 13: Sc inc, sc 14, sc inc, ch 1 and turn (18)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

What the heel should look like after fastening off.

Assembly Of The Heel:

Folding the heel.
Folding the heel.

Take the heel flap and fold it back away from the opening of the body of the stocking. Take the yarn tail and sew the edges together on either side. Flip the heel inside out so that the heel opening is now facing the opening of the body of the stocking.

What the finished heel should look like.

The Top Portion Of The Stocking:

-Work in Color A with 6 mm hook-

Rnd 34: Attach Color A in the Color B stitch right before the heel on the right side. This will keep the color-changing seam consistent. Ch 1 and Wc in the same st. Wc in every stitch (42)

Rnd 35-36: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 37-38: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 39-41: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 42-43: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 44-46: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 47-48: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 49-51: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color B-

Rnd 52-53: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 54-56: Wc in every st (42)

Change to Color B-

Rnd 57-58: Wc in every st (42)

-Change to Color A-

Rnd 59-61: Wc in every st (42)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

The Top Of The Stocking:

-Work in Color C with 5.5 mm hook-

Rnd 1: Flip the stocking inside out and attach Color C to any stitch of Rnd 61. Sc in every st (42)

Rnd 2-10: Sc in every st (42)

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Flip the stocking inside out again and fold the top over the body of the stocking.

The Hanging Loop:

Step 1: Attach Color C to the back of the stocking using your 5.5 mm hook.

Step 2: Loosely ch 25 and sl st back into the joining stitch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.


There you guys have it! I hope you enjoyed this stocking pattern and have fun with it. This stocking is the first one I’ve made, and I’m so happy with the finished product. I’d love to see your finished stockings, so please don’t be shy to tag me on Instagram or send me an email. I have a lot more planned for this month and holiday, so look out for that. For now, take care.

Happy Crafting!

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I'm a 19-year-old crochet artist, blogger, and designer!

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