A couple of weeks ago, while searching for a crochet pattern, I unearthed a hand written pattern dated Christmas 2000 with a note “adapted from an ornament on Mom and Dad’s tree.”
I had a vague memory of what the ornament was, but decided to pull out some yarn and work it up.
As you do!
This makes a 5-sided Granny Square, which is then folded in half to create a stocking. It’s SUPER EASY and only takes a teeny tiny bit of yarn.
I will not take credit for the original pattern but will share my reverse-engineered version.
Free Printable PDF or Get it on Craftsy (also free!)
Add it to your Ravelry queue:
You will need:
- H hook
- small amount of worsted weight yarn
I made mine from worsted yarn, but because gauge isn’t so important here, you could use another weight and a smaller hook and it would work just fine.
Start: Ch 4, sl st to form ring (sorry, no picture for this step!)
Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2. [3 dc, ch 2] 4 times. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Row 2*: Sl st to next corner. ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1] in each corner. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Row 3: Sl st to next corner. ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. [(3 dc, ch 1 in ch space) (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in corner), ch 1] around. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.
Joining**: Sl st to corner then fold in half, wrong sides together.
Joining, continued: This is the toe of the stocking. Making sure the two sides line up (spaces, corners, etc), 2 sc in the first stitch and 1 sc in each stitch and sp up the side, 3 sc in corner (heel).
Hanging chain: Ch 15, sl st in sc at start of ch. Finish off. Embellish as desired!
*For a smaller ornament, finish off after row 2.
**If you’d prefer, you can also whipstitch the sides together.
For added variety, make each round in a different color, add pompoms, bells or buttons for even more cuteness!
Two of these cuties together. Love!
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I had to smile when I saw these cute stockings…they are like the ones I made years ago for our Christmas tree (I’d put mini candy canes in them as treats for the kids). Thanks for sharing…and bringing back such fun memories 🙂
My pleasure! They remind me of my childhood, which is all the more reason to make lots!
So anxious to check it all out tomorrow.
I made these back in the 60’s when my daughters were little ago using traditional christmas colors and hanging on the Christmas tree. I was just browsing different patterns and ran across these. Not sure you can “copy right” them….
Not sure you can “copyright” this pattern. I used this pattern back in the 60’s, when my daughters were little and used traditional Christmas colors for fun ornaments and candy cane holders…..used them for many years.I found this just looking at different Christmas Stocking patterns for a crochet class.