Looking for a quick and easy gift? Look no further! This mini crochet Christmas stocking has you covered – fill with treats or even a gift card.
The Holiday Maker’s Challenge kicked off last week with the Easiest Super Bulky Slipper Socks. This week’s pattern is great for last minute gift making.
What is the Holiday Maker’s Challenge you may ask? It’s an annual event where crocheters come together to work towards making as many handmade gifts as possible before the big holiday.
It opens every year in October and the free resource library with the pattern downloads stays open until early January, when it closes for good and gets ready for the next holiday season.
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Design Story and Inspiration for the Mini Christmas Stocking
I have always wanted to design socks and stockings, but never have made time. Last year the Mitten Gift Card Holder was part of the challenge and was a huge hit, so I thought a mini stocking would be the perfect way to jump in with making stockings!
This stocking is only 6 1/2″ tall, so it really makes a great gift card holder or a container for holiday treats. I’m looking forward to designing some more of these – and even some full size ones eventually!
About the Yarn
My goal with this challenge is to use up my stash, so I chose a DK weight yarn that I really love.
If you want to substitute from your stash, choose another DK weight yarn that gets gauge, or just go crazy and use larger yarn with an appropriate hook size and make it as large as you want. 🙂
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This mini Christmas stocking crochet pattern is made from the toe up, beginning with the magic ring.
You work to the heel, then leave a hole for the heel that you will work into at the end.
The leg is worked the same as the foot and the ribbed cuff at the top is simply fpdc.
Mini Christmas Stocking
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Coboo, 1 skein each Ice Blue (MC) and White (CC)
Hook: US Size D (3.25mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker
Gauge: 26 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in sc
Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″ tall, not including hanger
Single Crochet (sc)
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)
Increase (inc) – work 2 sc in same st
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Stocking is worked toe up.
Heel sts are skipped and worked at the end.
Stocking is worked in continuous rounds without joining. Use stitch marker to keep track of rounds.
Mini Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern
With CC, make magic ring.
Round 1: 7 sc in magic ring (7 sts).
Round 2: Inc in each st (14 sts).
Round 3: *Sc, inc, repeat from * (21 sts)
Round 4: *Sc 2, inc, repeat from * (28 sts).
Change to MC
Rounds 5-21: Work even in sc on 28 sts.
Set Up for Heel
Round 22: Sc 14, ch 14 and skip next 14 sts
Mini Christmas Stocking Body
Round 23: Sc in each st and ch around (28 sts)
Rounds 24-41: Work even in sc on 28 sts.
Change to CC.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each st (28 sts).
Round 2: Ch 3, *fpdc, dc to last st, fpdc (28 sts).
With CC, join yarn at desired position for hanger (usually back of cuff above heel).
Ch 10. Join with slip st to same spot as join. Fasten off.
Mini Christmas Stocking Heel
With CC, join yarn at first skipped st of round 22.
Round 1: Sc in 14 skipped sts and back of chain from round 22 (28 sts).
Round 2: *Sc 2, sc2tog; repeat from * (21 sts).
Round 3: *Sc, sc2tog; repeat from * (14 sts).
Fasten off. Use yarn tail to sew hole closed in heel.
Weave in ends.
Mini Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern Tutorial Video
That’s it! Today we’ve learned how to work the Mini Christmas Stocking crochet pattern and I hope you love it as much as I do!