Learn how to crochet a Christmas stocking in 11 easy steps

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Perfect as a gift or to put on your own mantelpiece, this easy DIY monogrammed stocking comes together in less time than a holiday dinner. Learn the basics of how to crochet a Christmas stocking with this simple tutorial and pattern – you’ll find it easy to crochet a stocking, even the tricky heel!

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What you will need:

    You can also use comparable threads from Chill of the maple grove, Loopy Mango Marino #5 and Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool. If you want to invest in more hook sizes for just a few more dollars, try a full set of Soft grip hooks.



    How to crochet a stocking step by step

    GLOSSARY: CH: Chain // ST: Dot // LS ST: Slip stitch // CS: Single hook // CC : Double hook

    1. Line 1 : Create a magic circle. CH 2, then work 12 DC in the middle of the magic circle. SL ST to join at the first point. (12 DC done)
    2. Line 2: CH 2, * DC in first stitch, 2 DC in next stitch * repeat from * to * a total of 6 times. SL ST to the first DC to join. (18)
    3. Line 3: CH2, *DC in the next 2 STs, 2 DC in the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SL ST to first DC. (24)
    4. Line 4: CH2, *DC in the next 3 ST, 2 DC in the next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. SL ST to first DC. (30)
    5. Rows 5 to 12: CH2, DC in the next 30 STs. SL ST to first DC. (30)
    6. Line 13: CH2, DC in the next 20 stitches. Leave the last 10 stitches unworked. (20)
    7. Lines 14 to 20: CH2, turn, DC in the next 20 stitches. At the end of row 20, SL ST to join the heel together.
    8. Line 21: Chain 2. DC 12 stitches across the heel, spacing the stitches evenly. Jump stitch in the corner. A point SC where the tip begins. DC 8 on the top of the tip. A SC. Jump stitch in the corner. DC 12 on the top of the heel. SL ST to join. (34 stitches)
    9. Line 22: Chain 2. DC 12 on the heel. Skip the SC stitch from the previous row. DC 8 on the top of the tip. Pass point SC. DC 12 on the top of the heel. SL ST to join. (32 stitches)
    10. Lines 23 to 38: Chain 2. CC around top (32). SL ST to join the rows.
    11. Finishing: Chain to make a loop at the desired length. Tie to the top corner of the bottom. Weave in the ends. Add a monogram or pom pom if desired.

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