Classic textured Christmas stocking on wood background

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Use this crochet stocking pattern to create an heirloom that will be treasured for years to come. This textured Christmas stocking has a classic look that will never go out of style.

I am still on a mission to make everyone in my family a Christmas stocking. This is design number 3 so there are just 2 more to go.

How to Crochet a Stocking

This stocking worked from the toe up and features a short row heel and textured half double crochet stitching on the main portion of the stocking.

The toe is made just like you would a top-down hat. Each round features increases until its reaches a certain size.

The foot and leg are working in front and back loop half double crochet. I love the texture of this easy stitch. You will turn after each round for these 2 portions of this stocking. This helps retain the texture of the stitch.

The heel is a bit tricky but I know you can do it. You’ll actually crochet this part in rows! I have a photo tutorial within the pattern as well as a video tutorial. The video is for my fair isle stockings but the heel is done the same.

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Materials and Pattern Information

  • 177 yds Red Heart Super Saver Yarn or similar #4/worsted weight yarn.
    • Light Sage (A) and Oatmeal (B) shown
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors + yarn needle
  • Stitch Marker

Guage: 8 sts x 5 rows = 2 in FLO/BLO Hdc

Finished Size: 18 in from top to toe

Abbreviations

  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sl St: slip stitch
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Sc: single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • FLO: front loop only
  • hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together, creating a decrease

Notes

  • Toe, foot, leg and cuff are working in joined rounds.
  • Turn after each round of foot and leg
  • Heel is worked in rows
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Join each round to top of 1st stitch with sl st
  • On foot and leg, it helps to mark your last stitch of the round so you know where to start the next round.
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Homestead Christmas Stocking Written Instructions

Toe

Rnd 1: Using Color B, ch 4 and join to form ring, ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Join (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. Join (16)

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last. Join. (24)

Rnd 4: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc 2, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last 2. Join (32)

Rnd 6: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, *hdc 3, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last 3. Join. (40)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join (40)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch1, *hdc 4, 2 hdc, repeat from * around. Hdc in last 4. Join. (48)

Foot

Change to Color A

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st around. Join (48)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, BLO Hdc in same st as ch 1, * FLO hdc in next st, BLO hdc in next, repeat from * around FLO hdc in last. Place marker in last stitch. Join. Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, BLO Hdc in marked st, * FLO hdc in next st, BLO hdc in next, repeat from * around FLO hdc in last st. Place marker in last stitch. Join. Turn.

Rnd 4-10: repeat rnd 3

Short Row Heel

The heel is worked in short rows. You’ll be working in turned rows now instead of rounds. We are going to make a pyramid shape (well a ziggurat if we are getting specific) by decreasing at the start and end of the first 7 rows. Then we are going to go back and pick up the stitches we decreased until we have 24 stitches again

VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR HEEL CAN BE FOUND HERE

Row 1: Join Color B 12 sts to right of join — Be sure you are not counting the joining slip stitch as a stitch — Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in next 23. Turn. (24)

Row 2: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 22. Skip last st. Turn (22)

Row 3: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 20. Skip last st. Turn (20)

Row 4: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 18. Skip last st. Turn (18)

Row 5: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 16. Skip last st. Turn (16)

Row 6: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 14. Skip last st. Turn (14)

Row 7: Ch 1, skip st at base of ch 1, sc 12. Skip last st. Turn (12)

You should have a shape that looks like this (pictures shown are from a different stocking pattern with the same heel):

Short row heel
Short Row Heel

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc 11, sc in row end (A in photo), sc in skipped stitch (A in photo), sl st in row end (B in photo). Turn. (14 sc)

Row 9: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 14, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in row end. Turn. (16 sc)

Row 10: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 16, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in row end. Turn. (18 sc)

Row 11: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 18, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in row end. Turn. (20 sc)

Row 12: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 20, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in to same st as 1st sc from row 1. Turn. (22 sc)

Row 13: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 22, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in to same st as last sc from row 1. Turn. (24 sc)

Row 14: Ch1, skip sl st, sc 24, sc in row end, sc in skipped stitch, sl st in to same st as 1st sc from row 1. Finish off. (24 sc)

HINT: now is a good time to weave in your ends for the toe, foot and heel.

Leg

You will be working in rounds again. Turn after each round.

Rnd 1: Hold your stocking so you are looking at the underside of the foot (you should be able to see the seam). On the heel count either 12 stitches to the center from the left or 13 stitches to the center from the right and mark it.

Using Color A, join yarn in marked st, ch 1, BLO hdc in same st as ch 1, [FLO Hdc in next, BLO, hdc in next] 4 more times, FLO hdc in last stitch of heel. Hdc2tog starting in edge of heel and ending in BLO of next leg st.

[FLO hdc in next, BLO hdc in next sc in next] repeat 10 more times, Hdc2tog starting in FLO last leg stitch and ending edge of heel. [BLO hdc in next, FLO hdc in next] 5 more times. Place marker in last stitch. Join. Turn (48 sts)

Rnd 2-19: Ch 1, BLO Hdc in marked st, * FLO hdc in next st, BLO hdc in next, repeat from * around FLO hdc in last st. Place marker in last stitch. Join. Turn.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, BLO Hdc in marked st, * FLO hdc in next st, BLO hdc in next, repeat from * around FLO hdc in last st. Join.

Cuff

Change to color B.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and each st around. Join

Rnd 2-8: Ch 1, working BLO, sc in same st as ch 1 and each st around. Join. After last round cut yarn and finish off.

Hanger

Row 1: Using color B & leaving a long tail, ch 26. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (25)

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn. (25)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Finish off leaving a long tail.

Do not weave in ends.

Fold hanger in half and sew to inside of stocking near the bottom of the cuff using yarn tails.

Weave in ends.

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