Waiting for Santa Stockings
Here is a simple striped stocking that comes in papa, mama and child sizes. Crochet them for the whole family and create a personal tradition as you hang them each year.
Pattern #: LW2633
Project Type: Seasonal, Home Decor, Christmas
Skill Level: Beginner
- RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of Main Color MC and Contrast Color CC
Colors Used: 319 Cherry Red, 316 Soft White, 368 Paddy Green
Note: Choose the size you would like to make below and the colors for that size will automatically be chosen.
- Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4″; 15 rows = 4″ in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Directions are for small stocking. Changes for medium and large stocking are in parentheses. Stockings measure 11 (17, 21)” long.
dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
inc (increase) = 2 sc in a st.
With MC, ch 31 (43, 47).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 30 (42, 46) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Repeat Row 2 and work stripe pattern of 8 rows MC and 2 rows CC until 6 (9, 11½)” from beginning, end wrong side row. Fasten off.
HEEL: With right side facing, skip 23 (32, 35) sc; join CC and sc in last 7 (10, 11) sc; bring other side of leg around and sc in first 7 (10, 11) sc; turn – 14 (20, 22) sc.
Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in each sc to last 2 sc; dec; turn – 12 (18, 20) sc.
Repeat last row to dec 1 st each end of every row until 4 sts remain. Now increase 1 st at each end of every row until there are 14 (20, 22) sc. Fasten off.
FOOT: With right side facing, skip first 7 (10, 11) sc of heel, join MC and sc in last 7 (10, 11) sc, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in next 8 (14, 16) sc of leg, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in remaining 7 (10, 11) sc of heel; turn – 26 (38, 42) sc. Work even in sc and stripe pattern until foot measures 3 (5, 6)” from last row of heel, end wrong side row. Cut MC.
Next Row: With CC, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
** Next Row: Ch 1, dec, sc in next 9 (15, 17) sc, dec; turn – 11 (17, 19) sc.
Dec 1 st each end of every row until 3 sc remain. Fasten off. **
With wrong side facing, join CC in next sc of last long row.
Repeat from ** to **.
FINISHING: Sew toe, foot, heel, and back seams.
Top Edging and Hanging Loop: With right side facing, attach CC at back seam.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st of beginning ch around; join with a slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join; ch 12, slip st in same st as joining; slip st in each ch of ch-12. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated;  = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.