Free Pattern – Stocking Ornament

Brighten up your holidays with this cute little stocking ornament. Hang it on your tree, tie it on a present, add it to a wreath or garland, or use it as a gift bag for a small gift. The pattern works up quickly and easily, which is good, because you’ll want to make a bunch of them! You can use any size yarn you like, so it’s a great scrapbuster too.

Stocking ornament - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps


The sample pictured was made with some leftover Bonbons yarn, which I had received free from Lion Brand for another project.

This pattern contains affiliate advertisements (click for more info). If you click one of these advertisements and then make a purchase, I may be compensated. You get the same great prices, and you will be helping to support this site!

This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in any way other than by sharing a link to this page or to the pattern page on Ravelry. Click here for copyright information.

Stocking Ornament

Add this to your Ravelry Queue


  • Any yarn – yardage will vary based on yarn size.
    • Main color (A)
    • Accent color (B)
  • Appropriate hook for your yarn.
  • Yarn needle


Skill Level:

Intermediate – single crochets in the round with some shaping and color changes.

Size / Gauge:

Exact gauge is not critical, use any size hook that you are comfortable with for your yarn. Size and yardage will vary depending on the yarn and hook used. The sample shown is about 4 inches tall, and 2 inches wide at the cuff.  I used DK weight yarn, about 20-25 yds each of 2 colors, and a size G (4mm) hook.

Abbreviations used:

(Pattern is written in US terms)

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet the next 2 stitches together.
  • st(s) = stitch(es)



The entire pattern is worked on the right side, in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn unless indicated. Mark the first stitch of each round.

Toe & Foot:

Rnd 1: With A, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (9 sc)

Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (12 sc)

Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 3. (16 sc)

Rnds 5-10: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 11 (create opening for heel): Ch 8, sk next 8 sts, sc in next 8 sts. (8 sc, 8 chs)

Rnd 12: Sc in each ch and each sc around (16 sts)

Rnd 13-16: Sc in each st around, changing to B in last st of rnd 16. Cut A.

Cuff & Loop:

Rnds 17-28: With B, sc in each st around. Fasten off B.

Fold cuff over a little more than halfway, so that it just covers the color change from Rnd 16.

Loop: Join A with sl st at center back of folded cuff, centered above the heel opening. Ch 12, sl st in same st as joining, fasten off A.

Ready for heel - Stocking ornament - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps


With right side facing, join B with sl st in first skipped st from rnd 11.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each of the 8 skipped sts from rnd 11, sc in side of row at edge of heel opening, sc in bottom of each of the 8 chs from rnd 11, sc in side of row at edge of heel opening. (18 sc)

sc in side of row - Stocking ornament - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Rnd 2: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st) twice. (14 sts)

Rnd 3: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st) twice. (10 sts)

Rnd 4: (Sc2tog twice, sc in next st) twice. (6 sts)

Fasten off B, leaving a 6 inch tail. Use tail to sew last round of heel closed.


There is a tail at the top of the cuff. After folding the cuff over, sew that tail through to the inside of the stocking. This will help hold the cuff in place and allow you to weave that tail in more easily.

Turn stocking inside out and weave in all ends.


Stocking ornament - a free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

I hope you enjoy making this pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

Do you want the best of Stitches n Scraps delivered right to your inbox? The Stitches n Scraps email newsletter includes highlights from the blog as well as special features not available elsewhere. Don’t miss a stitch – Subscribe now!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.