Christmas Carol’s Stocking-A Free Pattern

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This week is my week, and I have to say that I am SUPER EXCITED to bring this pattern to you all! This is my very first stocking ever made and I am really happy with the results. This stocking has an “old fashioned” nostalgic look to it, but looks so different with a few color changes. I really hope you all like this pattern as much as my testers and I have!

*Get your kids involved and have them decorate and personalize the cuff of the stocking!!

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Christmas Carol’s Stocking

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Materials needed:

  • (H) 5.0mm hook
  • 270- 350 yards worsted weight yarn (I used one full skein of Red Heart with Love)
  • Stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn to mark beginning of rows
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 15 sc x 16 rows= 4 inches

Abbreviations:

St-Stitch

Ch-Chain

Sk-Skip

Mc-Magic Circle

Sc-Single Crochet

Sc dec- Single Crochet Decrease

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

Dc-Double Crochet

Tr-Treble Crochet-Yarn over twice, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over, draw through the remaining 2 loops.

BLO- Back loop only

Note:

-Pattern has cuff and non-cuff options.

-Final measurements are about 7 inches across and 19 inches long.

-Ch 3 counts as the first st

-Sc in toe and cuff sections are worked in continuous rounds, so be sure to mark the beginning of the rounds with a stitch marker

-Notes throughout the pattern are bolded.

TOE:

Work in continuous rounds

Round 1: Mc. 7 sc in the Mc. (7)

Round 2: 2 Sc in each st around. (14)

Round 3: *2 Sc in the next st. Sc in the next st. * Repeat * to * around. (21)

Round 4: *2 Sc in the next st. Sc in the next 2 st.* Repeat * to * around. (28)

Round 5: *2 Sc in the next st. Sc in the next 3 st.* Repeat * to * around. (35)

Round 6: *2 Sc in the next st. Sc in the next 4 st.* Repeat * to * around. (42)

Round 7: *2 Sc in the next st. Sc in the next 5 st.* Repeat * to * around. (49)

Round 8: *2 Sc in the next st. Sc in the next 6 st.* Repeat * to * until 7 st remain. Sc in the last 7 st. (55)

Round 9-14: Sc in each st around. (55)

Toe ends here, after round 14, sl st into the next st to level off. Change colors for the main part of the stocking.

Round 15-16: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 17: Ch 3. Dc in the next 2 st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working behind the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working in front of the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st. *Dc in the next 3 st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working behind the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working in front of the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st.* Repeat * to * around. Join to the top of the first ch 3.(55)

Round 18: Ch 3. Dc in the next 2 st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working in front of the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working behind the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st. *Dc in the next 3 st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working in front of the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st. Sk 2 st. Tr in the next 2 st. Working behind the 2 Tr just made, Tr in the 2 sk st.* Repeat * to * around. Join to the top of the first ch 3. (55)

Round 19-20: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 21: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 22: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 23-24: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 25: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 26: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 27: Ch 1. Sc in each st around.  (55)

If using a separate color for the heel of the stocking, DO NOT JOIN to first sc, and DO NOT fasten off the original color! Keep the color attached so you can reinsert your hook after the heel is made and continue with the main color. If using the same color throughout, join to first sc and fasten off here.

HEEL

Row 1: Join with with a Sc to st where you joined the last sc. (This would be the first st of the round) Sc in the next 20 st. Ch 1. Turn. (21)

Row 2: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 5 st. Hdc in the next 7 st. Sc in the next  5 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (19)

Row 3: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 4 st. Hdc in the next 7 st. Sc in the next 4 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (17)

Row 4: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 3 st. Hdc in the next 7 st. Sc in the next 3 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (15)

Row 5: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next 2 st. Hdc in the next 7 st. Sc in the next 2 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (13)

Row 6. Sc dec over the first 2 st. Sc in the next st. Hdc in the next 7 st. Sc in the next st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. Turn. (11)

Row 7: Sc dec over the first 2 st. Hdc in the next 7 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. (9)

FASTEN OFF.

If you changed colors for the heel, reinsert your hook into the loop of the original color that was left before the heel was started. If you are doing one solid color, attach new piece of color into the last st of Row 27.

heel collage

Pictures above show how the beginning of Row 28 is worked.

Round 28: Ch 1. Make 6 Sc along the slanted side of the heel piece, 9 sc across the top of the heel, and 6 Sc along the other slanted side of the heel piece. Sc in the same st as the last st of Row 1 of the heel (view the third picture above). Sc in the remaining st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 29: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 30: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 31-32. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 33: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 34: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 35-36: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 37: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 38: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 39-40: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 41: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 42: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 43-44: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 45: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 46: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 47-48: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 49: Repeat Round 17. (55)

Round 50: Repeat Round 18. (55)

Round 51: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first sc. (55)

Round 52: Ch 1. Sc in the first 14 st. Ch 12. Sc in the next st and the remaining st of the round. Join to the first sc.(55 st, ch 12 space)

Round 53: Ch 1. Sc in the first 14 st. Sl st in each ch of the ch 12. Sc in the remaining st of the round. Join to the first sc. (55 st, 1 hanging loop)

For a stocking without a cuff, stop here and fasten off. Weave in all ends. For a stocking with a cuff, continue on. Change colors here if desired.

CUFF

Round 54: Sc around. When approaching the hanging loop, push the loop toward the inner part of the stocking and continue to sc around.(View picture below) Join to the first sc. Ch 1. (55)

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Round 55: Sc BLO around. TURN (55)

Beginning with Round 56, work in continuous rounds

Round 56-70: Sc around.

After Round 70, sl st into the next st to level off. Fasten off. Weave in all ends. If desired, decorate/embellish/customize the cuff with names or whatever else you like.

***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/sweetpotatocrochetcreations or my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sweet-potato-crochet-creations

I hope you all have enjoyed this free pattern!!

XOXO

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