SKILL LEVEL: Beginners to Expert
YARN: You will need one skein each of whichever colors you choose, if you’re doing at least 2 colors. (If you choose to make one solid color stocking, you’ll most likely need 2 skeins.)
HOOK SIZE: J-10 crochet hook…you can go up or down to get different sizes if you wish
TAPESTRY NEEDLE FOR JOINING
Chain (ch) Make a slipknot and place on the hook. Wrap yarn around hook (yarn over-yo) and pull through loop (lp) on hook. Repeat to form as many chains as required. Do not count the original slip knot.
Slip stitch (sl st) Insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and pull through in one movement.
Single Crochet (sc) Insert hook into specified st, yarn over and draw through the stitch, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Half double crochet (hdc) Yarn over and insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Double crochet (dc) Yarn over and insert hook into specified stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.
ALRIGHT LET’S GO………
MOTIF: (YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE 15 OF THESE) with Color A, chain 6 and slip stitch into first chain to form ring.
Round 1: Chain 1, turn, 18 sc into ring and join with sl st to top of 1st sc. (18 sc)
Round 2: Ch2, turn, hdc in next st, chain 2, *sk next st, hdc in next 2 st, ch 2*. repeat from * to * 4 more times. Join with top of beginning ch 2, chain 2
Round 3: Turn, (hdc, chain2, 2 hdc) in first chain 2 space. Ch 2 * 2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc, ch 2* in next chain 2 space. Repeat from * to * 4 more times and join, dropping Color A and changing to Color B (loop Color B through loop in sl st) to beginning of round.
WITH COLOR B
Round 4: Ch 3 and turn, dc in same space and ch 1. *2dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next corner space, ch 1. 2 dc in next space, ch 1* repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in last corner space, ch 1 and sl st into beg ch 3. Finish off.
1 Motif Complete. You will need to make 15 total of the six sided motif exactly like this one. You will also need one granny square worked in same way, only 4 sided.
SQUARE MOTIF: ( will need only one of these for toe of stocking.)with Color A, Start with a, 5 ch , join in first ch to form a loop.
Round 1: 1. ch 3, 2 dc in lp, ch 2. *3 dc in lp, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 3 time. Join with top of beg ch 3.
Round 2. Ch 3 turn, dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in next corner space. ch 2. *(2 dc, 2ch, 2 dc) in next corner space, 2 ch*; Repeat * to * 3 times. Working in Color B, join to top of beg ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 3 turn , 1 dc in first space, ch 1. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner space. ch 1, 2 dc in next space ch 1* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 dc, ch2, 2 dc in last corner space, ch 1 and join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. Finish off.
You’re all done with the motifs. Now to assemble your stocking. Just a simple stitching along the edges. That’s where you will need your tapestry needle. I have included a diagram of the pattern placement to help. It’s much easier if you lay them down in the order they’re supposed to go, and sew one at a time.
If you come across mistakes in my instructions, feel free to leave a comment, and I will correct it as needed. This was the first time I had written down a pattern as I went, but hopefully it’ll work out okay. Happy Yarning!!