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FREE Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

Updated on February 23, 2013

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking


My Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern

If you're here, than I'm hoping it's because you were in search of an oh so cute crochet pattern for a Christmas Stocking. In that case I hope you enjoy the pattern I have shared here. You can also get a printer friendly copy here if you'd like to print it out.This is a fairly easy crochet pattern beginner to intermediate level. I've tried to break every part down for you to make it easy to understand. Each stocking is made up of 16 hexagonal motifs and 1 square ( for the toe). If you can crochet a granny square, this should be no problem for you as it's just an additional 2 sides. I have also included a diagram I put together to show you how to piece the motifs together. I have enjoyed making these for my little family as well as friends of mine, and I have had many, many requests as well. I hope you enjoy this free pattern and if you do make one, I would love to see the finished product. You can email it to me here.

My Newest Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

Pattern available in my Etsy Shop for $3.99.
Pattern available in my Etsy Shop for $3.99. | Source

SKILL LEVEL: Beginners to Expert

YARN: You will need one skein each of whichever colors you choose, if you're doing at least 2 colors. (If you choose to make one solid color stocking, you'll most likely need 2 skeins.)

HOOK SIZE: J-10 crochet can go up or down to get different sizes if you wish



Chain (ch) Make a slipknot and place on the hook. Wrap yarn around hook (yarn over-yo) and pull through loop (lp) on hook. Repeat to form as many chains as required. Do not count the original slip knot.

Slip stitch (sl st) Insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull through in one movement.

Single Crochet (sc) Insert hook into specified st, yarn over and draw through the stitch, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Half double crochet (hdc) Yarn over and insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Double crochet (dc) Yarn over and insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.


MOTIF: (YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE 15 OF THESE) with Color A, chain 6 and slip stitch into first chain to form ring.

Round 1: Chain 1, turn, 18 sc into ring and join with sl st to top of 1st sc. (18 sc)

Round 2: Ch2, turn, hdc in next st, chain 2, *sk next st, hdc in next 2 st, ch 2*. repeat from * to * 4 more times. Join with top of beginning ch 2, chain 2

Round 3: Turn, (hdc, chain2, 2 hdc) in first chain 2 space. Ch 2 * 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc, ch 2* in next chain 2 space. Repeat from * to * 4 more times and join, dropping Color A and changing to Color B (loop Color B through loop in sl st) to beginning of round.


Round 4: Ch 3 and turn, dc in same space and ch 1. *2dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next corner space, ch 1. 2 dc in next space, ch 1* repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in last corner space, ch 1 and sl st into beg ch 3. Finish off.

1 Motif Complete. You will need to make 15 total of the six sided motif exactly like this one. You will also need one granny square worked in same way, only 4 sided.

SQUARE MOTIF: ( will need only one of these for toe of stocking.)with Color A, Start with a, 5 ch , join in first ch to form a loop.

Round 1: 1. ch 3, 2 dc in lp, ch 2. *3 dc in lp, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 3 time. Join with top of beg ch 3.

Round 2. Ch 3 turn, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in next corner space. ch 2. *(2 dc, 2ch, 2 dc) in next corner space, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 3 times. Working in Color B, join to top of beg ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 3 turn , 1 dc in first space, ch 1. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space. ch 1, 2 dc in next space ch 1* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in last corner space, ch 1 and join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off.

You're all done with the motifs. Now to assemble your stocking. Just a simple stitching along the edges. That's where you will need your tapestry needle. I have included a diagram of the pattern placement to help. It's much easier if you lay them down in the order they're supposed to go, and sew one at a time.

If you come across mistakes in my instructions, feel free to leave a comment, and I will correct it as needed. This was the first time I had written down a pattern as I went, but hopefully it'll work out okay. Happy Yarning!!


Assembly Diagrams

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    Better Living 5 years ago

    Charming stocking! :)

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    Amy D. 5 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    @Barbara Kay thank you for stopping by and for sharing. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

    Nice pattern. I shared with my crochet group.

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    A.CreativeThinker 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing such a nice hub. Very lovely patterns.

    Take Care. :)



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    vperry 6 years ago

    Thanks for the pattern! Will have to try this one out. Voted up!

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Thank you Jennie. That would be a great idea, just stuff one full of goodies and there you go. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Venture Boyz 6 years ago from Floating in the clouds

    this would actually be a really cool present.. like making them personally for someone.. that would be the type of Christmas decorations people hold onto for generations because they have sentimental value

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Hello Kara and thank you. I just finished making a diagramed instructional on how to put this together. I should have been more specific before. I still have to keep one with me when I put these together. You can either click the link in the hub that says Printer Friendly version, or just check your email :). I just emailed you the link, so whatever place you check first, you're covered. Glad you got the opportunity to make this.

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    kara 6 years ago

    Hi and thanks so much for the adorable stocking pattern! I've just finished the motifs and now about to start assembly by I'm unsure of how to do this part. Would you please help with the directions?

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    bizzymom 6 years ago from New York

    Thanks for this useful information. I will be printing this out for my daughter who recently learned to crochet. I am sure she would love to make the stockings!

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    saif113sb 6 years ago

    Love and beautiful and good work. Thanks

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    rockdresses 6 years ago from Turkey

    Very useful info! Thanks a lot for your kind sharing!

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World


    Hello, I guess I should have put the measurements in the pattern. Of course the finished size depends on how loose or tight you crochet, and also what size crochet hook you use. Going by my pattern, mine end up about 7 inches in width and about 18 inches from top to toe, so they're pretty good size.

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    RosaLea 6 years ago

    I was just wondering, following your pattern, how big would the stocking be?

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Thank you Allexia, it is absolutely a great way to bond. My boys even try this but unfortunately they have shorter attention spans than I do lol. So they end up going to do "boy" stuff.

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    Puroney 6 years ago

    Beautiful, I never really been into the whole crochet thing but I think I'm going to give it a try, the colors are so pretty, I think it could be a way for me and my daughter to bond.

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Aw...thank you Heart4theword. Glad you liked them.

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    heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

    Beautiful Stockings, takes me back in time:)

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    Funom Theophilus Makama 6 years ago from Europe

    These are breath-taking. How did you come about this? I just saw arts in the making and science been brought down to a lay man level. You just told me, everyone can be a scientist.

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    110211 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    These look lovely, thanks

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    Ion 6 years ago

    These look great! wow

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    Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

    I love the partern you show case here.

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    You're very welcome. I'm glad you like it.

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    Leigh 6 years ago

    I've been searching for a good crochet stocking pattern and this is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    alinadelea 7 years ago

    good article,thanks

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    Madama 7 years ago from Harrisburg PA

    Nice work...

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    r2punks 7 years ago

    love the patterns, voted up!

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    sorana 7 years ago

    This pattern is great and so easy to follow. What a great idea. Thanks

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    Sarita Harbour 7 years ago from Yellowknife, Canada

    GREAT pattern! Bookmarked and voted up.

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    Mary Gaines 7 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

    This is very nice, love the pattern and thanks for sharing it....cheers

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    Rhelena 7 years ago

    Love this pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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    gardennurse 7 years ago

    Awww, sooo cute!! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm gonna put in a color request from my kids and make them up for next year!!

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    shawna.wilson 7 years ago from Arizona

    Okay, maybe I'll give it a try :) I have lots of left over yarn from other projects that I can use. Thanks!

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    Amy D. 7 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Thank you Deborah and Shawna. And Shawna, I'm not good at socks and things like that either. You Should give this one a try. It's not a "round" type crochet lol, all it is are 15 hexagonal like granny squares. If you can make 4 sided and put them together, this is basically the same thing. It isn't actually round until you join them. It's much easier than you think.

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    shawna.wilson 7 years ago from Arizona

    These look great! I love to crochet, but I'll admit that I never have been good at socks or hats...anything round really! I mostly stick to blankets and scarves. Congrats on your nomination!

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    Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

    Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination. Don't be too embarrassed, I didn't know about hubnuggets until I was nominated for one when I started.

    I love this pattern. I think I will make them for our family. Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked and look forward to starting.


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    Amy D. 7 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    Oh my Goodness. I'm so embarrassed to say I didn't even know about Hubnuggets. I'm still learning about HubPages but I've been having so much fun here. This made my day. :)

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    Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Glad tidings I bring as we celebrate the Three Kings of Hubnuggets Are...huh? Yes, your hub has been nominated on the Hubnuggets! Check out the Arts and Design category and read your email too!

    To vote for the Hubnuggets:

    Participate in the Hubnuggets Forum to celebrate your nomination:

    Congratulations holyjeans! And thank you for this free pattern!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    What a fun crochet pattern. I made scarves and beanies this last Christmas for all twelve grandchildren. They seemed to like them a lot. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your nomination.

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    Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Very nicce job. Pattern instructions are clear and easy to follow Rated up and useful. I also bookmarked for future use.

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    Bel Marshall 7 years ago from Michigan

    I love this. I am always looking for new patterns, though right now I am addicted to the hairpin lace.