Friday, November 15, 2013

Easiest Crocheted Christmas Stocking EVER Pattern!

I've knit a few stockings in my time, and I feel like most are needlessly tedious. My construction is basically a seamless top down sock with an afterthought heel, but in crochet. So without further ado, here's the pattern!

PM-place marker
HDC-Half Double Crochet
SCDec-SC two together
HDCDec- HDC two together
SC-Single Crochet
St- Stitch
Sl St-Slip Stitch

Materials:
J hook
200 yards worsted weight yarn

Pattern:
Ch 43
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch thereafter.
Row 2: Bring ends together and HDC around, to begin working in the round. PM in beginning st. (There will be a small gap, sew closed with the end of your yarn.)
Row 3: HDC in each st around
*Repeat row 3 until you have reached 10 inches in length from start.

Foot:
Row 1: HDC in the next 21 sts, Ch 21. skip next 21 sts, HDC in next st.
Row 2: HDC around to the center of heel gap. PM.
Row 3: HDC in the next 10 sts, HDCDec, HDC in next 19 sts, HDCDec, HDC to the end of the row.
Row 4: HDC in the next 10 sts, HDCDec, HDC in next 17 sts, HDCDec, HDC to the end of the row.
Row 5: HDC around.
*Repeat row 6 until your foot measures 5 inches.

Toe:
(Change colors here if you are doing contrasting heel/toe)
Row 1: SC in the next 9 sts, SCDec, PM, SC in next 16 sts, SCDec, PM, SC to the end of the round.
Next Row: SC until you reach first Dec marker. SCDec, SC until you get to the next Dec marker. SCDec. SC to the end of the round.
*Repeat row 5 until you have 19 stitches left. Pinch the toe together and Sl St across the opening, joining the top and bottom together. Finish off.
Weave in ends.

Heel:
(Change colors here if you are doing contrasting heel/toe)
Row 1: SC around the opening of the heel, skipping corner stitch. Place markers at corners of heel. There should be 41 Sc.
Next Row: SCDec at markers, Sc around
Repeat until there are 21 sts.
Pinch top and bottom together and Sl St across, closing the heel.
Weave in ends.

Hanging loop:
Ch 15, sew on to stocking.

Here you can get creative and add a fancy cuff, appliques, names, whatever you would like! Also, feel free to share the pattern, just please give me credit :)



In this particular stocking, I've cut out letters and logo out of felt and made it Batman themed. 

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