Lace Christmas Stocking

 

The Guinness Book of World records awarded the World’s Largest Christmas Stocking title to The Children’s Society December 2007 at ExCel in London.The winning stocking was made from over 6,000 red knitted squares and finished size was 32.56m long (107 feet) and 14.97m (49ft) wide. That is the equivalent weight of three reindeer! It was filled with 1000 presents, which were then given to children in The Children’s Society’s projects.I would love do a record breaking stocking in crochet!
Here is a quick and easy to crochet stocking pattern that is very lacy and feminine looking. For an easy lining you could purchase a plain stocking and tuck it down inside of this lace stocking.The cuff is crocheted after the body of the stocking so you could easily change the colors to whatever yarn you would like. Have fun experimenting with different yarns like bulky weight yarn or a textured novelty yarn. We would love for you to send photographs of your stocking.

 


Lace Stocking

Original Design: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy

Size: 7½” wide x 18″ long

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: 4 ozs White (W). Small Satin Roses on a string; Yarn Needle.

Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.25 mm)

JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.

STOCKING

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at top, ch 48, taking care not to twist chain, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, sc in same st as joining, skip next 2 ch, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch, skip next 2 ch, * sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc. (8 Shells)

DO NOT TURN EACH RND.

Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), sc in 2nd ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, * dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc. (8 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch-1 sp, * sc in next dc, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. (8 Shells)

Rnds 4-20: Rep Rnds 2-3 ending with Rnd 2.

Rnd 21: (Heel Opening) (Mark join of Rnd 20) Ch 24 (mark 12th ch), skip 3 dc (4 shells), sl st in next dc (mark this st), ch 1, sc in same dc, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch-1 sp, * sc in next dc, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch-1 sp; rep from * twice more, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch, * skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch, rep from * twice more; join with sl st to first sc. (8 Shells)

Rnds 21-36: Rep Rnds 2-3 ending with Rnd 2.

At the end of Rnd 36, fasten off leaving long end.

– Using long end, gather last round tightly and sew toe closed.

Heel

Rnd 1: With right side facing, join W with sl st to 12th ch (marked ch), ch 3 (counts as first dc), working in unused lps of ch of Rnd 21, dc in next 7 ch, (dc dec) twice, working in Rnd 20, skip next dc, dc dec (in next 2 ch), * skip next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip next sc, dc in next 2 ch, dc in next dc, dc in next 2 ch; rep from * twice more, skip next sc, dc in next ch-1 sp, skip next sc, dc dec (in next 2 ch), skip next dc; working in unused lps of Rnd 21, (dc dec) twice, dc in next 8 ch; join with sl st to first dc. (40 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, (dc dec) 4 times, dc in next 12 dc, (dc dec) 4 times, dc in next 6 dc; join. (32 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, (dc dec) 4 times, dc in next 8 dc, (dc dec) 4 times, dc in next 4 dc; join. (24 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (dc dec) 4 times, dc in next 4 dc, (dc dec) 4 times, dc in next 2 dc; join. (16 dc) Finish off leaving long end.

– With wrong side facing, using long end, sew heel opening closed.

CUFF

Rnd 1: With wrong side facing, working in unused lps of starting ch, join with sl st to ch-lp opposite any sc worked in Rnd 1, ch 1, sc in same ch, skip next 2 ch, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch, skip 2 ch, * sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. (8 Shells opposite Shells of Rnd 1)

Rnds 2-7: Rep Rnds 2-3 (of Stocking) 3 times.

At the end of Rnd 7, finish off and weave in ends.

HANGER

With right side facing, join with sl st between Cuff and Rnd 1 at center back, ch 15, sl st in same sp as joining. Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing:

– String Roses along wrong side of Cuff, pulling roses to right side through the base of each Shell. (Alternatively, you can sew or glue individual roses to the base of each shell.)

All Rights Reserved ã2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

Maggie’s Crochet

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Comments
  1. Wanda

    Love, love, love this stocking. I recently found out that I am going to be a grandma again. And if it is a little girl, I want this stocking for her. 🙂

  2. Velma Nash

    Would like to make this for my granddaughter-in-law

  3. velma Nash

    Would like to make this for my granddaughter-in-law. Think she would like this it is beautiful

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