Mini Crochet Christmas Stockings: Free Pattern

I am very excited about this post today. This is my first featured Crochet pattern. Through ( a lot) of trial and error (and a few frustrated acclamations) I now have a solid pattern to share with you all.

This little stocking measures about 5 1/2 inches from the toe to the top and would be perfect as Christmas tree ornaments or present toppers on your Christmas packages this year. They work up fast so it is easy to get several done at night while getting cozy on your couch.

Changing up the colors and adding buttons really finishes them off!

If you follow the pattern and make some of your own, let me know. I would love to hear from you. :)

Continue reading to expand the page for the pattern tutorial.

I mostly used 100 % cotton yarn. The red color is Acrylic. It really doesn’t matter what you use.

The hook size I used is 4.00, but any hook recommended for the yarn you are using is fine. It isn’t that important that the finished stocking ends up a tad bigger or smaller depending on the yarn and hook size you use.  Stitches used for this project are:

SC=Single Crochet

DC= Double Crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch

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*Note: Do not join rounds unless the instructions tell you to do it. 

Start with a magic circle. If you are new to crochet, view this video for instruction on making a magic circle.

R1: 8 SC into the magic ring. (Do not join to first stitch) (8 SC)

Pull tail to tighten up circle.

R2: 2 SC into each stitch around (Do not join) (16 SC)

R3: SC in each stitch around ( Do not join) (16 SC)

R4: SC in each stitch around ( Do not join) (16 SC)

R5: SC in each stitch around ( Do not join) (16 SC)

R6: SC in each stitch around ( Do not join) (16 SC)

R7: SC in each stitch around ( Do not join) (16 SC)

R8: SC in the next 8 stitches (TURN)

R9: CH 1, SC in next 8 stitches (TURN)

R10: CH 1, SC in next 8 stitches (TURN) (You will notice the last stitch (#8) is a tight squeeze because it is actually made in the chaining stitch from previous row. Same thing goes for the next 2 rounds)

R11: CH 1, SC in next 8 stitches (TURN)

R12: CH 1, SC in next 8 stitches.

Your stocking should look like the above example. Now you need to slip stitch the back heel edge to close it up. ( this edge is shown above parallel to the hook shaft.

After the heel is stitched it should look like the above photo. Next, turn the stocking right side out.

Use a large eye needle and weave in the tail from the toe circle around to secure and hide the tail.

Now you need to add some working yarn back to your project. I add this to the back middle heel area. Stick hook into a stitch and pull the loop of yarn through. Then chain one.

Now you are ready to continue.

R 13: SC starting with next stitch from your new yarn loop all the way around. (Do not join)(16 SC)

R 14: SC in each stitch around. (Do not join) (16 SC)

R 15: SC in each stitch around. (Do not join) (16 SC)

R 16: SC in each stitch around. (Do not join) (16 SC)

R 17: SC in each stitch around. (Do not join) (16 SC)

R 18: CH 2, DC in next stitch and each stitch around. Slip Stitch into top of CH 2. (16 DC)

R 19: CH 2, DC in next stitch and each stitch around. Slip Stitch into top of CH 2. (16 DC)

R 20: CH 2, DC in next stitch and each stitch around. Slip Stitch into top of CH 2. (16 DC)

R 21: Chain 15 and then slip stitch back into same stitch.

R 22: Slip Stitch in next stitch and F/O ( Finish off= cut yarn leaving a 4 or 5 inch tail, then grab this yarn and pull all the way through existing loop on hook)

Now your stocking is finished and you can get creative with embellishments. The three rows of Double Crochets causes spaces you can weave contrasting colors into. Sew on buttons or beads, or anything else you have on hand.

I had so much fun making these.

Use them on your tree, on your presents as part of your wrapping decor., or even give them to teachers with some hand lotion and chapstick, or a gift card.

There are so many possibilities.

Drop me a comment and let me know you were here. I would love to hear from you!