Instructions

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Round 1: With red sparkle yarn for red stocking or white sparkle yarn for multicolored stocking, ch 3, work 8 hdcs in third ch from hk, join with a sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  2. Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), work 2 hdcs in each of next 8 hdcs, work 1 hdc in base of first ch-2, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 18 hdcs.
  3. Rounds 3-4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), [work 2 dcs in next hdc, dc in next dc] around, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 27 dcs. Fasten off white sparkle yarn at end of Round 4 if making multicolored stocking.
  4. Round 5: Attach variegated yarn in last st if making multicolored stocking or continue to work with red sparkle yarn if making red stocking. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 27 dcs.
  5. Rounds 6-9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 27 dcs.
  6. Round 10: Sc in each of next 7 sts, work (hdc and dc) in next dc, work 2 dcs in each of next 8 dcs, work (dc and hdc) in next dc, sc in each of next 7 sts, place stitch marker, do not join: 34 sts.
  7. Rounds 11-15: Sc in next 7 scs, dc in next 20 sts, sc in next 7 scs, do not join: 34 sts.
  8. Round 16: Sc in next 10 sts, [sc 2 together] 7 times, sc in next 10 sts, do not join: 27 sts.
  9. Round 17: Sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc: 27 scs.
  10. Round 18: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 27 dcs.
  11. Round 19: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 3 dcs in same st, sk 2 sts, work 4 dcs in next st, [sk 2 dcs, work 4 dcs in next st] around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3, sl st to center of next 4-dc group: nine 4-dc groups.
  12. Rounds 20-25: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 3 dcs in same sp, work four dcs in center of each 4-dc group around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3, sl st to center of next 4-dc group. If making multicolored stocking, fasten off variegated yarn at end of Round 25.
  13. Round 26: Attach white sparkle yarn in last st with a sl st if making multicolored stocking or continue to work with red sparkle yarn if making red stocking. Ch 3, work 6 dcs in same st, sc between next two 4-dc groups, work [7 dcs in center of next 4-dc group, sc between next 4-dc group] around to center of 4-dc group on back of stocking, work 4 dcs in center of next 4-dc group; for hanger ch 10, sl st in first ch of ch-10, work 3 dcs in center of same 4-dc group, sc between next 4-dc group, work [7 dcs in center of next 4-dc group, sc between next 4-dc group] around to beginning ch-3, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
  14. Use tapestry needle to weave in all loose ends.

FINISHED SIZE: Each stocking is about 13 inches long x 5 inches wide.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip
  • sl st slip stitch
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • ( ) Instructions within parentheses are all worked in one space or stitch indicated.
  • [ ] Instructions between brackets are repeated a given number of times or as instructed.

 

Christmas Crocheted Stockings from Sue Childress of Longview, Texas