Thursday, 17 October 2013

Mini Crochet Stocking

So one of the lovely gals from the world of Instagram asked me if I had a simple pattern for a mini Christmas stocking.
I didn't. 
So I sat down and made one. (No, this is a lie. I stood and made it whilst cooking the kid's tea)
It ain't nothing grand, but a simple stocking it is.



The pattern is worked in continuous rounds, so don't turn your work. The Double Crochets (UK Trebles) make up the heel part of the stocking.

Mini Crochet Stocking

You will need:

Yarn of your choice and a hook to match.

(I used RICO Creative Cotton and a 4mm hook)

Stitch Marker

Tapestry (blunt needle) for fastening off the end.

 

Stitches and Abbreviations:

I use US terms, so single crochet is the same as UK double crochet here. Double crochet is the same as UK Treble Crochet

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Stitches (sts)

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)


To single crochet 2 together:

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)

Insert hook into next stitch.

Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

 

PATTERN starting with the toe

1. Sc 5 in magic ring OR

ch2, sc 5 in 2nd chain from hook.

2. 2scs in each sc around (10)

3. Sc 10

4. Change colour, sc 10

5. Sc 10

6. Sc 2, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, sc2 (8 sts)

7. Sc 2, 2 scs in next st, sc 2, 2 scs in next st, sc 2 (10 sts)

8. Sc 7, dc 3 (10)

9. Sc 7, dc 3 (10)

10. Sc 4, 2 scs in next st, sc 3, sc2tog (10)

11-14. Sc 10

15-18. Change colour Sc 10

Fasten off, turn top down.

These would make cute little tree decorations- just attach a little ribbon and maybe a jingle bell or two. Or make into a brooch. Or keyring. Or bag charm.

Enjoy making!
Sarah x

16 comments:

  1. Great crochet work. You clever girl.....xx

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  2. such a cutie!!!!!
    ....so I'm not the only one that goes in the kitchen with all her crochet stuff while cooking dinner....!!!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxx Ale

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  3. Thinking up this pattern while standing and cooking? This is multi-tasking at its finest! A little stocking tied onto a Christmas present, with a wee choc inside...a bunch made into an advent calendar...the possibilities are endless! Chrissie x

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  4. Thank you sarah for your help in crochet the pattern and all your others are always easy to follow , and its very kind of you to make it up so fast. , lots of love sarah xx @sazybsarah xx

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  5. Super cute! They would look lovely as a garland strung over the fireplace

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  6. How fun, thank you for the pattern.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. wow! I am going to attempt this! never used a stitch marker before and therefore guess this is why I keep going wrong!!!
    just texted Ashley to see if we can all head to Chichester before I go pop. sorry no caps, typing one handed x x x

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  8. Hi gorgeous girl! It has been far too long since I visited so it's lovely to pop in and catch up with your creations. I adore the wee stocking. I know my kids will flip when they see it. I love that you created it while cooking dinner - the ultimate in multi-tasking!!

    Have a fab weekend hon.
    Leah
    xx

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  9. So sweet, thanks for sharing! xo

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  10. this is so cute! thanks for sharing the pattern

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  11. Very cute! Will have to make some of these for Christmas gifts. First, perhaps I should think about Halloween. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  12. This is adorable!
    And I'm loving the fabulous wrist warmers in the last post!
    ~Danette

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  13. Crocheting while cooking dinner...I AM IMPRESSED!!
    If I did that no dinner would get cooked. I get too engrossed in the hookiness.
    Thanks for sharing what you do. I love popping in and seeing what you get up to. Love it!
    Lisa

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  14. That's so cute! Here's a handy hint if you hate using a stitch marker (which I do, because I always forget to put the blasted thing in at the start of every round). At the end of the round slip stitch into the first stitch made of that round then chain 1-this chain acts as your marker...you can't make a stitch into it. Give it a go or a have a look at this post on my blog - if I had to use a stitch marker I don't think I would have attempted it. Here's the link
    http://amjaylou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/cute-stuff.html
    Now I don't have to wait till the kids have gone to bed to do my amigurumi work! x

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  15. Thank you for your love <3

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