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Easy Crochet Stocking Ornament


Easy Crochet Stocking Ornament

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!)

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking

Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2. [3 dc, ch 2] 4 times. sl st to top of ch 3 to join.

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking

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.

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking

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.

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking
Joining**: Sl st to corner then fold in half, wrong sides together.

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking
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).

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking
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!

Easy Crochet Christmas Stocking

Two of these cuties together. Love!

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Blanket Stitched Christmas Stocking Ornament

Stocking Ornament Tutorial

December is almost here and that means a couple of things for my family.  We have several family birthdays, including my son, brother and brother-in-law.

We eat too much, get to see family we haven’t seen for ages, and we craft.  While crafting in itself is a daily thing for us, December crafting is different.  We make ornaments for friends, family and ourselves.  Just something about the cold weather, hot chocolate and waiting for Santa makes the crafting a little bit more special.

On that note, today’s craft is an old favorite of mine.  It was originally designed to be an easy ornament to make during my daughter’s elementary school days.  I wanted something that was inexpensive, took very little materials and would be easy to teach an eight year old girl how to do.

This simple blanket stitched Christmas Stocking is all of these things.  The knots might take a little adult assistance, but other than that, it’s a craft easy enough for anyone old enough to thread a needle!

Make it as is and you’ll have a 4″ stocking ornament.  Enlarge for a larger stocking; personalize, decorate or embellish!

Supplies:

  • felt stocking pattern
  • felt in two colors (I used red and sparkly white)
  • scissors
  • pattern
  • embroidery floss
  • needle with a large eye
  • ruler or ruler and rotary cutter



Cut pattern on the fold of red felt.
Cut a strip of white felt 1 ” wide by long enough to go across both sides of stocking (4″ shown).



Align white felt across top of red so that the tops are flush.


Attach the white felt by stitching across the bottom with a blanket stitch.
(How to blanket stitch from futuregirl.com)



Optional – personalize or decorate while the stocking is still open.  I’ve left this one plain.


The back should look like this.



Fold stocking so white felt is outside.  Pin in place.



Starting on the open side of stocking, stitch using a blanket stitch.  You can hide the knot by starting under the white felt.  Push the needle through the three layers of felt and then take another stitch through all four layers before beginning the blanket stitch.


Continue around all the way around, tying a knot on the inside top.



This is what you should have so far.


Continue blanket stitching around the top of the stocking, catching both the inside and outside layer in the stitch.  Make sure to leave the stocking itself open.



Once you’ve made it all the way around, knot off the embroidery floss then make a loop about 1 1/2″ – 2″ long.   Make a knot inside the stocking.  Take a stitch and knot again.


The pattern is for a 3″ stocking, but it can easily be sized up or down depending on your needs.

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