Do you celebrate Christmas in July? I hope so, because today I have a mini Christmas stocking for you to make ahead for when Christmas really comes in December. This stocking measures only 6″ tall, making it great for candy canes, pencils, small dolls, cars and trucks, and other small gifts for your children. Or, use it to hide your gifts of jewelry for the adults in your life.
The pattern was designed by Cream Of The Crop Crochet for CrochetN’Crafts.
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The stocking is just the right size for hanging over the chimney or as an ornament on the Christmas tree. It’s shown here plain, but if using it as an ornament, why not add some fun sparkles or ribbons to make it even more festive and fun for everyone.
It’s quick and easy to make for an experienced crocheter, so you can make enough for your entire family and circle of friends. And best of all, it can be re-used year after year by the lucky recipients.
Another bonus is that you don’t need much yarn to complete just one, so you could easily use up your yarn stash and make them in different holiday colors. Solid colors, variegated yarns and even cool stripes would all look lovely for this cute design.
Mini Christmas Stocking
It looks like this stocking is worked in two pieces that are sewn together to form the bottom of the stocking. Then with a thick fuzzy yarn, you crochet around the top of the stocking for a festive finish. I can picture this top part done in a fancy eyelash holiday-colored yarn.
5.5″ circumference opening
*These are our finished measurements. If yours doesn’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
Worsted weight yarn (medium-4)
- Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice, Scarlet
Bulky weight yarn (chunky-5)
- Bernat, Pipsqueak, Whitey White
H-8 (5.00mm) crochet hook
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9 dc stitches x 5 rows is 2″
*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
- (11 sts) means how many stitches you should have at the end of the row. That count does include the chain.
*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
Starting with red yarn,
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn (3 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, turn (5 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn (7 sts)
Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, turn (9 sts)
Rows 5-9: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (9 sts)
Row 10: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in remaining sts, turn (10 sts)
Row 11: ch 1, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch 8, turn (18 sts)
Row 12: ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch sps, sc in next 10 sts, turn (18 sts)
Rows 13-18: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (18 sts)
Row 19: ch 1, slst in first st, sc in next 16 sts, turn (18 sts)
Row 20: ch 1, sc in next 15 sts, slst in next st, leave last st, turn (18 sts)
Row 21: leave first 2 sts you already slst, slst in next st, sc in next 14 sts, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (15 sts)
- slst sides, and bottom
- turn inside out
using white bulky (5) yarn,
Rows 22: in top of stocking ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first sc of row (22 sts)
Rows 23-24: ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first sc of row (22 sts)
Row 25: ch 1, sc in each st around, join in first sc of row, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (22 sts)
with red yarn,
Loop: ch 23, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st (23 sts)
- put both ends together
- slst both ends together
- cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends
- attach loop to inside of stocking with red yarn and yarn needle
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Ashley Carr is an ever growing designer in the blogging world always looking for another adventure. Her designs will give y’all a cute country feel that lasts. Her inspiration comes from her love of the country style and the world around her. When she doesn’t have a hook in hand she is hiking through trails, camera in hand, looking for the jaw dropping photography shots y’all love.
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