If you love to crochet holiday decorations, give this Christmas stocking a try!

This crochet Christmas stocking is made from the toe up in joined rounds.

The Snowdrift Christmas Stocking is worked in one piece, then the heel is made and joined last.

This is a quick and easy crochet pattern because simple stitches are used: chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch.

Rounds of repeating stitches alternate to create the solid and open fabric that look a bit like a snowdrift on a winter day.

An interesting feature in this pattern is that it can be worked in so many different color combinations:

solid, variegated, stripes, a new color for every round – each stocking you make can be totally unique!  

In addition to the color, you can choose a yarn you already have on hand, or one you really love, to work up a stocking.

The yarn weight will change the overall measurement of the stocking, which can be a really fun way to work up various sizes, like these samples I made:

  • Worsted yarn: 11” around (5.5” flat) x 15” long
  • Super Bulky yarn: 17.5” around (8.25” flat) x 25.5” long 

This Snowdrift Christmas Stocking is a great design to crochet because:

  • You can use yarn you already have on hand!
  • These make great gifts for the holiday season!
  • These projects use very little yarn, so they’re great stash-busters!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: Yarn and color choice, joined rounds, simple stitch and round repeats, shaping, seaming pieces together, finishing techniques & more!
red crochet stocking on wooden floor

Before you get started…

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Check out other finished projects, here:


If you’ll be substituting yarn for this project and want to check the overall size, here’s how to measure the diameter of beginning rounds for the overall measurement (like we do with hat sizing):

Single crochet stitches in rounds with hook showing diameter and circumference

Let’s get started!

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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YARN

Knit Picks Dishie, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Cotton; 190 yds/173 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): Swan x 1 skein

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS 

  • US Size H8/5.00 mm Hook
  • Measuring Tape
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE

  • 24 pattern Sts = 5.5”
  • 12 pattern rows = 4”

SIZE

  • 11” around x 15” long

STITCH KEY

SPECIALTY STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • Adjustable Loop
  • Sew = Using a yarn needle to join fabric pieces together.
  • BLO = Back Loops Only.

NOTES

  • Pattern is worked in sections: Toe (joined rounds, toe up), Heel (joined rounds, sewn on last).
  • Pattern may be worked in yarn weights and types as desired. Finished size will vary.
  • Figure 1: Ending round 24, starting round 25.
White crochet stocking against white background

INSTRUCTIONS

Toe

Round 1 (Right Side): Form adjustable loop, Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 6 Sc into loop, Sl St to join – 6 Sc

Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 12 Sc

Round 3: Ch 1, [Sc into 1 St, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times, Sl St to join – 18 Sc

Round 4: Ch 1, [Sc into next 2 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times, Sl St to join – 24 Sc

Round 5: Ch 1, [Sc into next 3 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times, Sl St to join – 30 Sc

Round 6: Ch 1, [Sc into next 4 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times, Sl St to join – 36 Sc

Round 7: Ch 1, [Sc into next 5 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times, Sl St to join – 42 Sc

Round 8: Ch 1, [Sc into next 6 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times, Sl St to join – 48 Sc

Round 9-10: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 48 Sc

Round 11: Ch 3 (first Dc), Dc into next St, Ch 1, skip 1 St, [Dc into next 2 Sts, Ch 1, skip 1 St] around, Sl St to join – 48 Sts; 32 Dc + 16 Ch 

Repeat rounds 9-11 until 24 rounds are complete (ending on a round 9 repeat). 

  • Skip 12 Sts, place 1 St marker (rejoin here in Round 25; Figure 1). Fasten off.
  • Next round creates a Heel Gap of 24 total Sts, keeping seam along side of Stocking.
Snowdrift Christmas Stocking: Figure 1
Figure 1

Round 25: Ch 12 (Heel Gap), Sc into marked St and next 23 Sts, Ch 12, skip 12 Sts (Heel Gap), Sl St to join – 48 Sts; 24 Ch + 24 Sc

Round 26: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Sl St to join – 48 Sc

Repeat rounds 9-11 (starting with Round 11), until 47 rounds are complete (ending on a round 10 repeat).

Round 48: Ch 1, work 1 Sc into each St around, Ch 12, Sl St to join – 60 Sts; 48 Sc + 12 Ch

Round 49: Sl St into BLO of each St around, fasten off – 60 Sl Sts

Heel

Round 1 (RS): Form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc), 2 Sc] 2 times, Sl St to join – 10 Sts; 8 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 2: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 4], 2 times, Sl St to join – 14 Sts; 12 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 3: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 6], 2 times, Sl St to join – 18 Sts; 16 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 4: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 8], 2 times, Sl St to join – 22 Sts; 20 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 5: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 10], 2 times, Sl St to join – 26 Sts; 24 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 6: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 12], 2 times, Sl St to join – 30 Sts; 28 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 7: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 14], 2 times, Sl St to join – 34 Sts; 32 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 8: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 16], 2 times, Sl St to join – 38 Sts; 36 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 9: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 18], 2 times, Sl St to join – 42 Sts; 40 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 10: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 20], 2 times, Sl St to join – 46 Sts; 44 Sc + 2 Ch

Round 11: Sl St into Ch-1 space, Ch 1, [(Sc, Ch 1, Sc) into Ch-1 space, Sc into next 22], 2 times, Sl St to join, fasten off 30” tail – 50 Sts; 48 Sc + 2 Ch

With RS of Toe and Heel facing outward, align Heel into Heel Gap so that Ch-1 spaces from Heel are touching Sc row ends from Round 25 (evenly into Heel Gap). 

With 30” tail from heel, evenly sew Heel into Heel Gap. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew in all yarn ends, trim excess.

Red crochet stocking on wooden floor

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Salena

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18 Comments

    1. Letha Heckford says:

      This is a beautiful stocking and am so excited to try it. Beautiful 💜!!

  1. Lizzy Griffin says:

    i haven’t yet started working on this pattern, but the design is so stunning and the pattern seems simple to follow. i’m so stoked to try this out 🙂

  2. Gina Keator says:

    This stocking is soooo cute. I can’t wait to try it. I have a new grandson on the way, and I will be making him and his big brother matching stocking with this pattern. As a matter of fact, I may have to make this for a few team members at work.

  3. Roxanne Hebert says:

    This pattern is fun and simplistic. I love how my stocking turned out.

  4. Deb Rowley says:

    A cute quick project for this busy time of year. One could make various sizes using different weight yarns. Thank you for sharing free patterns!

  5. Looking forward to trying this pattern. Have not made a stocking before, however working with your patterns in the past gives me confidence to try something new.

  6. Sara Weith says:

    This looks like such a fun pattern! I can’t wait to try it with super chunky yarn! I want to be able to give it to a pregnant friend who is due around Christmas for a newborn photo shoot! I think this will work perfectly!!!

  7. Dawn A Tenneson says:

    Very elegant stocking! love the laciness!

  8. I can’t wait to start on this project in the week ahead. This pattern looks really easy and fast to make so I can send them out to my grandkids filled with stuff. 🙂 Thank you for having an easy Christmas stocking that can be made at the last minute.

  9. Beautiful pattern! I haven’t made this one yet, but I did make another one of your stocking patterns, which were just as lovely!

    Thanks, as always, for all your wonderful insight and continued support, Salena! Happy Holidays (and to everyone else, as well)! 🙂

  10. Becky Enyart says:

    I plan to start this pattern in the morning! I’m so tempted to climb out of bed and grab my hook and yarn right now…..he he 😄 I just may do that…… Depending how quick it is to make, I want to make several. Thanks for this fun festive pattern Salena. Merry Christmas 🎄

  11. I just finished the Evergreen stocking and now I need to start this one. They are both so nice and roomy, perfect for big stocking stuffers. Thank you

  12. Sarah Schmitt says:

    stocking is a quick and easy project that adds the perfect Christmas charm to our house!

  13. Vickey Weddle says:

    I wasn’t interested in crocheting stockings but this one is so cute. I’m going to start this after I finish my Christmas presents. I’m going make these to replace my bought stockings for next Christmas.

  14. Jessica Elliott says:

    This is a great pattern! I had fun making the stocking on the pattern test.

  15. so cute, looking forward to making this

  16. Shara Preston says:

    This stocking is SO ADORABLE! I love Christmas Stocking patterns. They make great gifts, and this works up quickly.

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