Are you looking for a new stocking design this Christmas? I am certain you will enjoy this pattern and love the look and charm that this stocking will bring to your holiday home decor this Christmas!
I worked this stocking up pretty quickly with worsted yarn and J 6mm hook! The stocking itself is approximately 17 inches in length and you can easily adjust the size by going up or down a hook size. You can also change the length of the stocking by adding or subtracting rows on the tube or foot section! Easy Peasy right!
Testers thoroughly enjoyed this pattern and even discovered just how reversible this pattern is! That's right you can make it in one of two ways! Below is a photo by tester Shannon H. of what this pattern looks like when turned inside out!
Shannon also did a version of the stocking where she did not add the bobbles at the top and instead just made the tube longer and flipped a section over to make the cuff.
Former Tester, Jean Hart, who was also an admin of the Orchid and Bee's VIP group, and the founder of Sweet Hart Creations recently passed away and will be tremendously missed. She was incredibly talented and we send our condolences to her family.
Jean had tested this pattern and shared her beautiful stocking with myself and our VIP group. For her beautiful stocking finish, she added a row of DC after the bobbles on the cuff and used a super soft yarn to add her initial to personalize it.
Jean also shared the following instructions for lining the stockings if you desire for yours to be:
Lining stocking: 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.
Before I proceed further with the pattern instructions I would like to share that Jean's Ravelry Shop is still open and all proceeds from the sale of her patterns that she wrote will go to her son and will help the family through this holiday season. You can find her shop at the following link: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/sweet-hart-creations/patterns
Thank you for your love, support and prayers for Jean's family. She was incredibly talented and miss by myself and those who knew her. I appreciate you for allowing me to share a little bit about Jean in this post!
Now for a more cheerful transition, lets get to the pattern instructions! Here is how you crochet the Rustic Charm Stocking:
"Rustic Charm Stocking”
Crochet Pattern Instructions
Yarn - worsted weight 4 in 2 colors
Hook - J / 6mm & G / 4.5mm
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - front post double crochet
*to* - repeat instructions between asterisks
BO - bobble stitch
Bobble Stitch (BO)- for this pattern, you will join 6 double crochets into 1 puffy looking stitch. In most cases, you will typically use an sc stitch surrounding the bobble stitches to make them pop but in this pattern, you will simply be using dc stitches in between the bobbles to give them a subtle elongated look. To achieve the Bobble Stitch, you will *yarn over, go through st, yarn over and pull through 2 loops*, do not finish st, repeat 5 more times, you will have 7 loops (6 half-finished double crochet stitches) on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops, do not chain to close cluster, immediately start the next st in the pattern. For more info on this stitch see the photo tutorial below and the Yarnspirations definition in the following link.
Stocking Foot: 6mm hook ***turning chains do not count as a stitch in this pattern***
Begin: Make a Magic Ring
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in magic ring, sl st to join. (12st)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, sl st to join. (24st)
Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc, 2 dc* around, sl st to join. (36st)
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in each st, sl st to join. (36st)
Round 5 Ch 2, *fpdc 2 st, dc 2 st* repeat *to* 8 eight more times, sl st to join, ch 2. (36st)
***Flip stocking inside out to work fpdc from the outside rather than the inside. You will continue this way for the rest of stocking. See Picture below. ***
Round 6 - 13: *Fpdc 2 st, dc 2 st* repeat *to* eight more times around, sl st to join, ch 2. (36st)
Note: If you like the inside out version (the front post stitches facing out, then when you get to the cuff you will want to flip the inside back out before joining new yarn to begin cuff. The first picture is of a stocking I made in the green color and it is showing how it is worked)
Note Continued: Once you flip it inside out and work from the outside of your project this is what it will look like. The photo below is from the stocking that I made in the cream color
Heel: 6mm hook
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 17 st, ch 1. (18 st)
*leave remaining stitches unworked at this time, place st marker on st just before the 1st sc.
Row 2 - 8: Turn, sc each st across to last st, sl st to join, ch 1. (18 st)
Row 9: Turn, sc in each st to last st.
To Close heel:
Option 1 - bring the two ends together and sl st across to close the heel as pictured and fasten off.
Option 2 - fasten off after last st leaving a long tail to sew heel together
Stocking Tube/Top: 6mm hook *see pictures below for top view/side view on where to join.
Begin: Join new yarn at corner where heel/foot meet - where you left stitch marker. *See Row 1 of heel.
Note for round 1: 16 stitches will go in the heel *8 on each side, and 20 will go in the top of the foot, you will begin your stitches in the unworked stitches from Row 1 heel.
Round 1: Sc 36 st around. Ch 2. (36st)
Round 2: Hdc in each st, sl st to join, ch 2. (36st)
Round 3: Dc in each st, sl st to join, ch 2. (36st)
Round 4 -25 : *fpdc 2 st, dc 2 st* repeat *to* eight more times around, sl st to join ch 2. (36st)
Stocking Cuff: 6mm hook
Begin: Join Color B,
Round 1: Sc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (36st)
Round 2: Sc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 2. (36st)
Round 3: Dc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 2. (36st)
Round 4: *Dc in 3 st, BO st*, repeat *to* eight more times, sl st to join ch 2 (36st) *see stitch key for BO bobble stitch assistance
Round 5: *Dc, BO st, dc, fpdc around top of BO*, repeat *to* eight more times, sl st to join , ch 2. (36st) See next picture for how to fpdc around bobble.
Round 6: * Dc, fpdc around top of BO, dc 2 st*, repeat *to* eight more times, sl st to join, ch2. (36st)
Round 7: Sc (or hdc if desired) in each st around, sl st to join. (36st)
Round 8: Sl st in each st around, fasten off. Weave in ends. (36st)
For longer Cuff: Add an extra row of bobbles
For plain Cuff: Omit bobbles and only do double crochet sts
***Pull stocking inside out and fold down cuff before adding loop***
Stocking Loop: 4.5mm
Begin: Color B - ch 20, sl st in first ch.
Row 1: Hdc in each st around. Fasten off. Sew onto top inside corner of stocking.
Embellishing / Personalizing:
Add your favorite applique or to add an initial or name, make a chain and lay your letter out and then sew or glue the letter on like an applique to have a similar look to the stocking below.
Here is a video tutorial on adding letters/names/dates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBc7Cg_rdvU&t=214s
Fair warning on the video though, I was a complete newbie at crocheting and making videos so don't make too much fun of me ha ha! It was also a test channel and I no longer use that channel.
I haven't figured out how to switch the video to my new channel but I think I am going to just make a newer version in the near future! But enough about that let's celebrate the fact that you just finished the Rustic Charm Stocking!
This is one of my favorite patterns that I have made and I love how this stocking feels in a farmhouse styled home! I am sure you will love this as much as I and cant wait to see your photos!
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