Adding the Polar Ridge Free Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern to my blog was high on my list this holiday season. Then today I realized that we are more than half way through November and I had better get a move on!
I am hoping with Thanksgiving for many of you still to come that you haven’t finished your crochet for Christmas yet! Have you? Do you still have ‘crochet a Christmas stocking’ on your to-do list?
My Christmas decor is very traditional and my tree is filled with handmade ornaments made by myself and family members as far back as 30+ years.
I love how this crochet stocking fits perfectly with my Christmas decorating. I love the traditional look that mimics the actual work socks that my parents hung on the mantle when I was little.
I was always so excited to see them in the morning – lumpy with little treats (luckily no coal – I was a good kid 😂) and stretched out with the weight of what was inside. Now in a more modern way my mantle mimics the stockings of my childhood.
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This pattern uses basic stitches like single crochet and half double crochet stitches and a colour change technique to add flair.
Consider personalizing your stockings for each family member, and gift on Christmas Eve during the excitement for the coming day. Don’t have time for a full-size stocking this year – make my mini stockings ornaments for your Christmas Tree as little gifts and pop a gift card inside for an extra surprise this holiday season. Imagine how excited your loved ones’ will be as they unwrap their own handmade stockings on Christmas morning!
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Whether you’re a fan of the crafty boho stocking or prefer the classic touch, this pattern caters to diverse tastes simply omit the striping for a more classic design .
So, grab your 8 mm crochet hook, choose your favourite bulky yarn (or use perhaps use two strands of your favourite worsted weight yarn from brands like Red Heart Super Saver or Lion Brand Yarn), and let the crochet magic begin!
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This free crochet stocking pattern is completely flexible, it was written using Loops & Threads Charisma because I loved the soft feel of the yarn. That, and they had the perfect colours to choose from.
Want to use your own yarn? Check out www.yarnsub.com to see if it is a good substitution. Just remember it really doesn’t need to be the same gauge as used here.
The Polar Ridge Christmas stocking can be made in any yarn you like. Just adjust your hook accordingly and remember when you change the hook and the yarn the size will change as well.
So, if choosing to go with a different yarn you could use these yarns which would match but, result in different sizes. Perhaps people and pet Christmas Stockings?
Polar Ridge Free Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat
Not required for this design
8.00 mm hook (main part of stocking)
6.50 mm hook (cuff)
1 Skien Loops and Threads Charisma for Cuff, heel and toe
1 1/2 Skeins Loops and Threads Charisma for main part of stocking
Small amount of red yarn for stripe
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Free Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
Top of Stocking
6.50 mm hook
Work in rows starting with cream yarn.
- Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 6 chains.
- In 8th ch, yo hook, insert hook, yo bring through loops, yo over with red, draw through all loops on hook.
- Hdc in 9th ch.
- In 10th ch, yo hook, insert hook, yo bring through loops, yo over with cream, draw through all loops on hook.
- Hdc in remaining chains. (13) Ch 1, turn.
- Be sure to keep yarns to one side of cuff when doing colour changes.
- Hdc in blo of 1st 2sts.
- In blo of 3rd st, yo hook, insert hook, yo bring through loops, yo over with red, draw through all loops on hook.
- Hdc in blo of 4th st
- In blo of 5th st, yo hook, insert hook, yo bring through loops, yo over with cream, draw through all loops on hook.
- Hdc in blo of remaining sts (13). Ch 1, turn.
- Hdc in blo of 1st and next 6 sts.
- In blo of 8th st, yo hook, insert hook, yo bring through loops, yo over with red, draw through all loops on hook.
- Hdc in blo of 9th st
- In blo of 10th st, yo hook, insert hook, yo bring through loops, yo over with cream, draw through all loops on hook.
- Hdc in blo of remaining sts (13) Ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach row 34
Fold in half lengthwise and using slip stitches sew short ends together, end with ch 1. This will create a “tube” shape.
Do not fasten off, continue with round 1 below.
Rnd 1: Working around the top edge of the “tube/cuff” place sc in the end of each row around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (34)
Rnd 2: (Slst, ch 2, slst) in 1st and each sc around. Join with slst. (34 ch 2 spaces) Leave cuff wrong side facing out as shown in picture.
This step is done so that when we switch to the 8mm hook it will fit in the spaces where we need to work our stitches.
Change to grey yarn and 8.00 mm hook – you will now continue working on leg.
Body of the Stocking
Work leg in continuous rounds.
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st and each chain 2 space around.(34)
Rnds 4-35: Sc in 1st and each st around. (34)
Rnd 36: Sc in 1st and next 27 sts (28)
Leave the remaining stitches of round unworked and start heel section below.
Change to cream yarn. Work in rows
Row 1: Sc in 1st and next 11 sts (12) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in 1st st, skip next, sc in each st across, skip 2nd to last st, sc in last st. (10) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in 1st st, skip next, sc in each st across, skip 2nd to last st, sc in last st. (8) Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in 1st st, skip next, sc in each st across, skip 2nd to last st, sc in last st. (6) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc in 1st st, skip next, sc in each st across, skip 2nd to last st, sc in last st. (4) Ch 1, turn.
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Row 6: 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st. (6) Ch 1, turn.
Row 7: 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st. (8) Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st. (10) Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each st across, 2 sc in last st. (12) Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing sides of heel together.
Fold right sides of heel together. Sew each side of the heel together using tapestry needle and yarn. Fasten off and weave in ends. Turn right side out.
Turn right side out.
Change back to grey yarn
Work in continuous rounds.With right side of heel facing out (as shown in picture below), count 6 sts from right side of heel and join yarn with slst.
Work foot in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: Sc in same space as slst, sc in remaining sts around. (34)
Rnds 2-14: Sc in 1st and each st around. (34)
Change to cream yarn.With right side of stocking facing you work in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: Sc in 1st and each st around. (34)
Rnds 2-5: Sc in 1st and next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog rpt from tocontinuously until you get to 14 sts.
Fasten off leaving a tail 12” long for closing top of toe.
PULL STOCKING INSIDE OUT
With tapestry needle and yarn weave through remaining stitches of toe, pull to gather and close. Weave in ends securely and fasten off.
Weave in all other ends and turn stocking right side out.
Fold cuff over so that right side is now facing.
Create a chain with 20 stitches. Attach this chain to the stocking by using a slip stitch in the same stitch as the beginning of the chain. Finish off and neatly weave in any loose ends.
Don’t forget to weave in a little bit of holiday spirit as you stitch your way through this special pattern paradise. Wishing you a joyous and handmade Christmas filled with love and creativity.
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