Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Christmas is close and there are some expecting mamma's out there who might be getting a very special gift on Christmas day! Why not make them an extra special gift for baby's first Christmas!
This baby plush crochet stocking will be the perfect #crochetpattern for the precious little ones first Christmas! It works up super fast! You can embellish it with a name using glue and glitter, or make a chain and shape it into baby's initials or even use an applique to give it that extra special touch!
And if you do not know anyone about to have a baby that is ok! There are lots of new mom's in the hospital who would love a donated stocking to put on their door! I was a new mom that spent not one but two Thanksgivings in the hospital after my little ones were born and I know how lonely and isolating it can be in the hospital on a holiday!
So lets not wait any longer! Lets dive into this super easy pattern! This pattern does use baby blanket yarn but with a bigger hook it is easier to work with if that is a fear you have! You can also use stitch markers and leave your tension a little looser if you need a little help making this yarn easier to work with.
“Baby’s Plush Stocking Pattern Instructions”
Note: this pattern is written specific to Bernat Baby Blanket
Yarn but feel free to adjust for your needs
Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket - Super Bulky 6
Hook: P16 / 11.5mm (If you would like to go down in size to an M hook you can just note the stocking will go down in size. Please see stocking info for size details. See alternative instructions on last page for size M hook.)
Hot glue: if gluing ribbon or applique on
Fabric if lining stocking
Stitch Markers if desired
Ribbon - 1 ½ wide
Fabric of choice if lining
Sc - single crochet
MR - magic ring *see info at end for how to
Sl st - slip stitch
Hdc - half double crochet
Sts - stitches
Skill level / Language - Beginner: If you are unsure of any stitches Youtube will be your friend! There are great tutorials on the different stitches and on crocheting in rounds. American Standard Terms
Pattern Info - The stocking pictured (made with a P hook) is approx. 17 inches tall and 6 inches wide. It is a chunky and looser stitch stocking. If going down to hook size M it will be about 15 inch tall x 5 wide. To increase its size see notes at end. Also note that beginning chains do not count as a stitch in this pattern.
Begin: Magic Ring, ch 2.
Round 1: Hdc 10, sl st to join, ch 2. (10st)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st, sl st to join, ch 2. (20st)
Round 3: Hdc in each st, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)
Round 4 - 11: Sc in each st, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)
Row 12 : Sc 10, ch 1. (10st)
*leave remaining sts unworked at this time, place st marker before the 1 sc st in this row. See picture.
Row 13 - 15: Turn, sc 10, ch 1. (10st)
Closing back of heel:
Option 1 - fasten off, leave long tail, sew heel closed.
Option 2 - with working yarn sl st across to close, fasten off.
Begin: Join yarn at st marker, or in the before the 1st sc in row 12 of heel
Round 16: Sc 20, sl st to join, ch 1. *see picture, you will place 10 st in the top of the foot and 10 st in to of heel section. This is where you will work the unworked stitches from row 12.
Round 17 - 29: Sc 20, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)
Round 30: Hdc 20, sl st to join. (20st)
Round 31: Sl st in each st around, fasten off. (20st)
Begin: Put hook through st location where you would like loop to be located. With seperate piece of yarn folded in two (forming 2 strands still connected) grab yarn at loop and pull through. Yarn over both strands and pull through and chain 7, sl st to same st of stocking top and fasten off. For extra security you can knot the tails a couple times. For longer loop add extra chains. See pictures for assistance.
Begin: Cut approx. 37 ½ inches. Tie ribbon into a bow and put a dab of glue in the center (inside) portion of the bow to secure. Hot glue the back of the bow to the stocking. Alternatively you can secure with a needle and thread.
Orchid and Bee’s VIP Facebook Group Moderator and tester, Jean Hart submitted the following recommendation for lining the stocking if desired:
Trace around stocking from cuff down. Add 1/2 inch at top. Use traced pattern, cut 2 pieces (fabric of choice) adding 1/4" for a seam allowance. Place pieces right side together and stitch around outside of stocking, make sure to leave the top open. Fold the extra 1/2" at the top of the stocking to the outside. Insert into crocheted stocking, your wrong sides and stitching should be next to your crocheted stocking with right side of insert towards the inside. Blind stitch to stocking around the top, securing the lining to the stocking.
Adjustments if using an M Hook:
Photo and Notes Contributed by Jean Hart
Moderator of Orchid and Bee’s VIPs Facebook Group
Yarn: White Bernat Blanket Yarn
Hook: M Hook
Stocking Size: 5 x 15
Note: If using an M hook your stocking size will be the size listed above using the pattern as currently written. If you would like it larger to match the 6 x 17 it is recommended to increase your stitches in Toe: Round 1 from 10 HDC to 12 HDC. At the end of Round 2 your new st count will be 24st. You will also need to add two additional sc rounds in the top/tube section.
If you are still working on mastering the magic ring here an picture tutorial and a video tutorial to help you out! I've done it so many times I can do it in my sleep now and soon you will be too! Enjoy!
Initials: Using worsted weight yarn and D hook, chain 100, do not fasten off or cut. Lay the chain down on the stocking in the shape of the letter you need. If you have more than enough chains to make the letter then remove the number or chains necessary to get the length needed. If you need more lenght to get the letter shape you need add more chains. Once you have the lenght needed you can fasten off and cut. If you want to sew the letter on leave a long tail and then stitch the letter on. Otherwise you can use non-toxic hot glue or fabric glue to attach your letter.
Glitter Initials: On either the ribbon or the stocking itself write out the letter or name in fabric glue. Sprinkle glitter on the glue letter and allow to dry. Shake off excess glitter.
Appliques: In the example photos at the top of this blog are two stocking with matching appliques. One is called the "Cuddle Bear" and the second is "Sleepy Koala" both patterns can be found in the Orchid and Bees Shop, both in ravelry and etsy. Fortunately for you I have a Buy 1 Get 1 Free special going on through December 30th 2019 in the Ravelry Shop! Use the code DecBOGO to get a free pattern with the purchase of one! Enjoy!
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