Learn How to Crochet a Christmas Stocking in 11 Easy Steps

This simple DIY monogrammed stocking is ideal as a gift or to hang on your own mantelpiece and can be put together in less time than a Christmas dinner. Learn the basics of crocheting a Christmas stocking with this simple tutorial and pattern – you’ll find it easy to crochet a stocking, even the tricky heel!

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What you will need:

    You can also use comparable yarns from Sugar Bush Chill, Loopy Mango Marino No. 5 and Wool and the Gang use Crazy Sexy Wool. If you’re looking to invest in more sizes of crochet hooks for just a few dollars more, try a full set of Soft Grip crochet hooks.



    Crochet a stocking step by step

    GLOSSARY: CH: Chain // ST: Sting // SL-ST: Chain stitch // SC: Single crochet // Direct current: Double hook

    1. Row 1: Create a magic circle. Work CH 2, then 12 DC in the center of the magic circle. SL ST for joining with the first stitch. (12 direct current produced)
    2. Row 2: 2 ch, * tr in first stitch, 2 tr in next stitch * repeat from * to * a total of 6 times. SL ST to the first DC to be joined. (18)
    3. Row 3: Repeat CH2, * DC in the next 2 STs, 2 DC in the next ST * from * to * a total of 6 times. SL ST to the first DC. (24)
    4. Row 4: Repeat CH2, * DC in the next 3 STs, 2 DC in the next ST * from * to * a total of 6 times. SL ST to the first DC. (30)
    5. Lines 5-12: CH2, DC in the next 30 STs. SL ST to the first DC. (30)
    6. Row 13: CH2, DC in the next 20 stitches. Leave the last 10 stitches unworked. (20)
    7. Lines 14-20: CH2, turn, DC in the next 20 stitches. At the end of row 20, SL ST to join the heel together.
    8. Row 21: Chain 2. DC 12 stitches over the heel, distributing the stitches evenly. Skip the stitch in the corner. An SC stitch where the toe begins. DC 8 over the tip of the toe. A SC. Skip the stitch in the corner. DC 12 above the heel. Join SL ST. (34 stitches)
    9. Row 22: Chain 2. DC 12 over the heel. Skip the SC stitch from the previous row. DC 8 over the tip of the toe. Skip the SC stitch. DC 12 above the heel. Join SL ST. (32 stitches)
    10. Rows 23-38: 2. Concatenate DC around the tip (32). SL ST to connect rows.
    11. Completion: Chain into a loop of the desired length. Tie at the top corner of the stocking. Thread the ends. Add a monogram or a pompom if you wish.
      1. Download and print the full crochet stocking pattern to complete the project and furnish your home this holiday season.

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