When I was a little girl we had a stocking just like this one. Over the years like many of our things, the stocking became lost in the shuffle. I saw one hanging in the window of an antique shop a few years ago and remembered the beautiful handmade stocking of years past. Here is a full tutorial (written + video) to make your own special stocking too! Included is how to make the squares and how to join them together to construct the stocking, plus how to add a hanging loop to the top...enjoy!
Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to crochet the stocking (scroll down for pattern):
- Chain (ch)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Whip Stitch
- How To Crochet A Classic Multicolor Granny Square
Here's what you'll need:
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Cherry Red" "Hunter Green" and "White")
- A tapestry needle to seam them together
- 5.0 mm crochet hook
- Tape Measure (optional)
(Begin with red yarn) ch 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch.
Round 1 (red yarn): Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring. Join to close with a slip stitch.
Round 2 (white yarn): To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space. Ch 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round.
Round 3 (green yarn): Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.
Round 4 (red yarn): Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1. To work the sides, work 3 dc in each of the the next 2 spaces then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.
A note about making multicolored rounds:
To begin a new round in a new/different color, cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely.
Here's how assemble the granny square stocking:
- Make 8 granny squares and weave in ends.
- Seam them together as shown in the photo above to make 2 "boot" shapes. Important: make them a mirror image of one another and have their right sides (side that faces you when you make the square) facing upward.
- Sandwich the two boots together (right sides facing inwards this time) and whip stitch together, leaving the top open and unseamed.
- Turn stocking right side out.
- In the upper left corner of the stocking (as shown below), tie on a matching or coordinating color.
- Single crochet in each stitch all the way around.
- When you come back to your starting point, ch 10 to make a loop and then work a sc in the same st to close the loop. Fasten off.
- Weave in all ends and hang...lovely!
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