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.
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- Any yarn – yardage will vary based on yarn size.
- Main color (A)
- Accent color (B)
- Appropriate hook for your yarn.
- Yarn needle
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.
(Pattern is written in US terms)
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet the next 2 stitches together.
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- Continuous rounds and running stitch markers
- Why Continuous Rounds Shift
- (Almost) Invisible, Single Crochet Increase (alternative to 2 sc in next st)
- Invisible Single Crochet Decrease on Nicki’s Homemade Crafts – (alternative to sc2tog)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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