The Christmas Blessings Crochet Stocking is a free pattern for a beautifully textured Christmas stocking!
Made in just one piece worked in the round for ease of construction, simple stitches and bulky yarn combine for a quick and easy project! This stocking would make perfect last minute Christmas holiday decor or gifts!
I gave this stocking the name of Christmas Blessings as I have been so blest to be the Nana of 9 beautiful grandchildren! I can never be thankful enough for these amazing children that fill my life with such joy and happiness!
The main body of the stocking is worked in just single crochet but with a unique appearance as the front side of the stocking is the back side of the stitch. Once the foot section of the stocking is complete working in the round, it is turned inside out and the top part of the stocking is worked from the inside so the back side of the stitch continues to show.
I used Loops & Threads Charisma yarn** for this stocking which is a bulky size 5 weight yarn. This yarn is very soft and using the bulky yarn makes this a quick project! And if you use another size weight yarn or hook size, the size of the stocking will change as well.
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The diamond shape on the top of the stocking is created using the bobble stitch. The bobble stitch is 5 incomplete double crochets worked together as one stitch. Since the rest of the round is single crochet this makes the stitch really “pop” out the back side! A very textured and beautiful design!
My stocking has been personalized using cross stitch lettering but you could certainly embroider a name on it or just leave it blank — your preference!
I used the wonderful and free Yarn Tree Block Letter Alphabet 9 stitch tall graph to create my personalized Nana stocking. If you have a longer name you would need to go with smaller letters as it wouldn’t fit on the front side of the stocking. You want the letters to be an even number of boxes from the top, bottom and sides of the foot of the stocking.
See empty cross stitch graph below to create your own personalized stocking! I used Stitch Fiddle to create my free cross stitch graph and it is a wonderful free resource for all kinds of custom graphs!
The stocking is 16 stitches (rows) tall and my tallest letters are 9 stitches tall which would leave 7 empty stitches. So, since that is an uneven number just start the bottom of your letters on round 4 of your stocking leaving 3 empty stitches below the bottom of the name and 4 empty stitches above the name.
Then count how many stitches across your total name would be leaving one empty stitch between each letter. The front of the stocking is 31 stitches wide and the word Nana uses a total of 24 stitches which includes an empty stitch between each letter. Subtract 24 from 31 leaving 7 empty stitches. Again, an uneven number so count over 4 stitches from the left side to start your first letter leaving 3 empty stitches on the left side and 4 empty stitches on the right side. See the Nana cross stitch graph below:
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Christmas Blessings Stocking
Pattern written in US Crochet Terminology
Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 10” wide at base x 12” tall
Gauge: 13 sc st = 4”, 14 rows = 4”
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sc dec = single crochet decrease
dc5tog = double crochet 5 together (see special stitches section below)
sl st = slip stitch
RS = right side
Notes about pattern:
- Pattern is worked from bottom up in one piece.
- Once base of stocking is worked, it is turned inside out and then top portion of stocking is worked from the inside. The back side of the single crochet becomes the right side of the stocking.
- dc5tog is referred to as a Bobble throughout pattern. See special stitches section below.
- If you are planning on working cross stitch name on front of stocking, do not sew top of boot section closed until cross stitch is completed as this will give you room to work your cross stitch. If desired, you could work cross stitch section before adding top section of stocking for even more ease of access.
dc5tog / double crochet 5 together (Bobble): yo, insert hook into specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2,* repeat between * * 3 more times, yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook. Be sure to work the single crochet stitches after the bobble stitch somewhat tightly as this helps the bobble pop out.
Round 1: With color A, ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (place st marker in this stitch and continue to move up each round) sc in each ch to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, working in unused loops from ch, work sc in each unused loop to last ch, 2 sc in last ch, sl st top of 1st st. (62)
Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, sl st top of 1st st. (62)
Rounds 3 – 15: repeat round 2.
Round 16: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 28 st, *sc dec over next 2 st,* repeat between * * one more time, sc in next 29 st, sl st top of 1st st. (60)
Note: Turn stocking inside out and you will now be working from inside the stocking, back side of single crochet becomes the RS of the stocking.
At this point if your seam has become a little diagonal this would be the time to fasten off and reattach yarn to the very end of your stocking where you would want your seam to be. You can help the seam from “wandering” by working your slip stitch join and ch 1 at the beg/end of each round tightly.
Count 19 stitches from beginning st in both directions and place stitch marker through both sides of stocking.
Round 17: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 18 st to stitch marker, turn so you will now be working on the opposite side of the stocking and work sc in next 19 stitches to end of round, sl st top of 1st st. Leave remaining stitches on top of boot of stocking unworked. (38)
Round 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 27 st, bobble in next st, sc in next 9 st, sl st top of 1st st. (38)
Round 19: ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, sl st top of 1st st. (38)
Round 20: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 26 st, *bobble in next st, sc in next st*, repeat between * * 1 more time, sc in next 7 st, sl st top of 1st st. (38)
Round 21: Repeat round 19.
Round 22: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 25 st, *bobble in next st, sc in next st*, repeat between * * 2 more times, sc in next 6 st, sl st top of 1st st. (38)
Round 23: repeat round 19.
Round 24: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 24, *bobble in next st, sc in next st*, repeat between * * 3 more times, sc in next 5 st, sl st top of 1st st. (38)
Round 25: repeat round 19.
Round 26: repeat round 22.
Round 27: repeat round 19.
Round 28: repeat round 20
Round 29: repeat round 19.
Round 30: repeat round 18.
Round 31 – 38 repeat round 19.
Fasten off color A
With RS of stocking facing, attach Color B.
Rounds 39 – 42 are worked from RS of stocking.
Round 39 – 42: repeat round 19.
ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, sc in same st.
Weave in ends.
Work cross stitch or embroidery name on front of stocking with Color B as desired.
Sew top of boot shut.