Sunday, 30 November 2014

Free Pattern: Mini Crochet Stockings


Over the last couple of weeks, I've had a couple of weekend train trips into London. Crocheting on public transport is lovely. Even in the South East, you get smiles from random strangers. Last weekend, one woman even said, "Seeing you crocheting has made my day!". 


Anyhow, these 24 mini Christmas stockings have been perfect for carrying around in my bag to be whipped out at an opportune public transport moment. I used acrylic DK wool in red and cream and a 4.5mm hook.  I've attached them to the top of our bookshelf with numbered pegs from here and I've put a couple of chocolate Brussels sprouts from M and S in each. This could be the greatest advent calendar ever!



The Pattern

*Please note this pattern uses UK terms*

Materials
4.5mm crochet hook
Red DK wool
White/cream DK wool
Yarn needle

Abbreviations
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Hk = hook
Sts = stitches
Sl st = slip stitch

Pattern for main stocking
Use red wool.
Ch 21, turn.
Row 1: Dc into 2nd ch from hk, dc into remaining 18 sts, turn. (20sts).
Rows 2-5: Ch 1 (counts as 1st), dc into 2nd st from hk, dc into remaining 18 sts, turn. (20 sts).
Row 6: Sl st into 2nd ch from hk, sl st into next 4 sts, ch 1, dc into next 8 sts, leave remaining 6 sts unworked, turn.
Rows 7-12: Ch 1 (counts as 1 st), dc into 2nd ch from hk, dc into next 6 sts, turn. (8sts).
Fasten off.

Making up
You will have crocheted a capital "T" shape. Fold this in half length ways for make a capital "L" shape. Using red wool and a yarn needle sew a seam round the toe of of the stocking and up the leg leaving the top open. Darn in ends. Turn the whole stocking inside out.

For the trim
Use white/cream wool.
Attach wool to back of stocking. Crochet two rows of double crochet round the top of the stocking. Once you have reached the back for the second time, chain enough to hang your stocking up and secure the end of the chain back to the starting chain with a slip stitch to make a loop of chains. Fasten off. Darn in ends.


I hope you enjoy the pattern! What Christmas crafting is happening near you?


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24 comments:

  1. So cute! Your blog is lovely, I'll be a frequent guest here :)

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you again soon :-)

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  2. Oh my word - so cute! I love them. How nice that you made someone's day, and even nicer that they told you so! x

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    1. I agree! I love public transport crafting!

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  3. How nice to get that lovely comment from a stranger. I hope it encourages her to do some crafty work!

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    1. Let's hope so! She was waiting for a parcel from her granny containing a crocheted scarf, so maybe this will inspire her to learn herself! x

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  4. I love the little stockings, and am interested in the idea of chocolate brussel sprouts!!!

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    1. Definitely better than normal brussels sprouts. x

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  5. They are so cute! Crochet is brilliantly portable isn't it? Especially when it's small items, squares etc. When time is short you have to squeeze your crafts in whenever you can!

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    1. Indeed! I just picked up crochet again last month after a long summer break and I forgot how much I love it! x

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  6. They look really cute, what a great idea.

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  7. Aww they're so cute and I love the use of the chocolate Brussels sprouts, they're the perfect stocking filler!

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    1. Haha! Indeed! Can't beat a chocolate Brussels sprout! x

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  8. Your little crochet boots are adorable. Thank you for including the pattern for them. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. No probs, I hope someone can make use of it. x

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  9. Fabulous advent calendar- and I really must try and get some of those sprouts for my 'children' !

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    1. Thank you Patchwork Fairy. I recommend the sprouts! x

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  10. Excellent advent calendar and quite clearly great minds think alike - I've been knitting a little stocking advent calendar! (although I confess I'm only up to day 19...) :-) xx

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    1. Excellent! Is the plan to have all 24 knitted by Christmas Eve? x

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