We put our Christmas tree up a few days ago as I figured we could all use some extra Christmas cheer this year. It’s definitely put me in the spirit and now my head is buzzing with ideas.
I asked over on Instagram if there was room for another mini stocking pattern and the resounding answer was… yes! These would be great for kids to give to their friends. Add a candy cane and a small choccy and they’d love it. You could also use them for bunting, advent calendars or just as a decoration for the tree.
I wanted something on the small side but still somewhat practical. The pattern is worked in one piece (no cutting or rejoining yarn for the heel) with a simple edging. It comes together really quickly and easily. When this time of year is already so busy, the last thing I want to do is fluff around with complex patterns.
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- Worsted Weight Yarn in your choice of colours (I used Paintbox Simply Aran in pillar red, grass green and paper white)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc-inc – half double crochet increase
- hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
hdc2tog – yarn over and insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop, you should have 3 loops on your hook. Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop, you should have 4 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 4″ x 2″ (9.5cm x 4.5cm) when using the materials listed.
The toe of the stocking is worked in a continuous spiral with the heel worked in turned rows. The body of the stocking is then worked in joined rounds with a simple edging. Reference my Spring Snail pattern if you need help identifying the third loop in half double crochet.
Feel free to make the hanging loop as long or as short as you’d like.
R1: 8 hdc in magic ring (8)
R2: [Hdc-inc] x8 (16)
R3-6: [Hdc] x16 (16)
R7-10 are worked in rows. Ch 1 and turn where indicated.
R7: 8 hdc, ch 1 and turn (8)
R8: Hdc2tog, 4 hdc, hdc2tog, ch 1 and turn (6)
R9: Hdc2tog, 2 hdc, hdc2tog, ch 1 and turn (4)
R10: [Hdc2tog] x2, ch 1 and turn (2)
R11: 2 hdc, 3 hdc evenly down the side of the heel, hdc2tog in the corner and first st of the toe (fig 1), 6 hdc, hdc2tog in the last st on the toe and the corner st (fig 2), 3 hdc evenly up the other side of the heel. Join with sl st to first hdc (16)
We will now be working in joined rounds for the rest of the stocking.
R12-16: [Hdc] x16, join with sl st to first hdc (16)
R17: Ch 1, [hdc in the third loop] x16, join with sl st to first hdc (16) – change to white
R18: [Sc in the third loop] x16, join with sl st to first sc (16)
Ch 10, sl st back into same st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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