Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How To Make A Nostalgic Granny Square Stocking


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):


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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 
  • Scissors
  • 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! 


Happy crocheting lovelies!


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4 comments:

  1. Just what I've been looking for - quick and easy. I need 6 of these for my grandchildren so with Xmas approaching fast I need to get crocheting. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! My grandmother gave me one of these as a little girl, and it's the stocking I still use today. I inherited much of her yarn stash when she passed away. I wanted to make stockings for my family with her yarn, and your pattern is identical to how she made my stocking. I have now made two for family members. A heartfelt thank you, and Merry Christmas. -Clare from Wisconsin

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  3. I made this stocking and the colors shout "WOW". It is beautiful. I just finished sewing all my squares together and now am going to do the SC around the top and make the loop. I whip stitched mine on the outside very neatly in red. I had decided to do that the first time I watched your tutorial. Now in thin wood I need the word WELCOME or MERRY CHRISTMAS. I will paint them in either silver or gold and then add glitter. Mine is going to be for my front door.

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  4. I just finished sewing all my squares together. Your color scheme just shouts "WOW". I whip stitched mine very neatly in red on the outside. I had decided to do that the very first time I saw your video. I still have to SC around the top and make the loop. I then am going to be looking for WELCOME or MERRY CHRISTMAS in very thin wood. I will paint them in gold or silver and add glitter. It then will be glued to my stocking which I intend to use on my front door.

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