Crochet Christmas stocking- “Alpine”

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Easy, fast, and textured crochet Christmas stocking “Alpine” pattern is the latest post on our blog. Continue reading for my inspiration, design process, and yarn choice, or scroll down for the free pattern.

free Crochet christmas stocking pattern

The Design + inspiration

I have been crocheting for so many years but have never made a crochet Christmas stocking before. I don’t know why I hadn’t made any, as when I tried crocheting one this year, I found it quite addictive.

I wanted to crochet a stocking for Christmas, which is quick and easy, to use simple stitches even beginner crocheters can accomplish, and this “Alpine” crochet Christmas stocking will give you all of this.
This crochet stocking pattern is simple yet textured, and modern, and it is really easy to crochet despite looking intricate.

I love how one stitch can look completely different when it is crocheted with different weights and types of yarn. I have tried the FPcl- front post double crochet cluster stitch for a hat with hand-dyed yarn before, and I was not impressed, but for this Christmas stocking pattern, the FPcl is a game-changer.

Crochet Christmas stocking
Crochet Christmas stocking- Free crochet pattern- easy and fast to make with only simple stitches.

The Yarn

A few months ago, a friend of mine brought me some new yarn as she knows how much I love it. It was a yarn I had never worked with before, and I can say that I am in love now. I used worsted-weight acrylic Bernat premium yarn for this Christmas stocking.

The reason I chose Bernat premium yarn by Yarnspiration was the smoothness and the stitch definition. In my mind, the Christmas stocking was cozy, puffy, and still durable enough to last for many years. The stitch is textured, and I needed a yarn with a good stitch definition to show it.

Crochet christmas stocking pattern

Pattern Description

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Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
  • For the sample, I used Bernat Premium in green color and cream color.
  • You need 70 gr of your main color and 50 gr of the color you will make the toes, heel, and brim.
  • Hook size 6mm/ US crochet hook size J
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Pair of scissors

Abbreviations:

St(s)- stitch(es)

Ch(s)-chains(s)

Sc3tog- 3 single crochet stitches worked together- decrease

Sc2tog- 2 single crochet stitches worked together- decrease

dc-double crochet

sl.st – slip stitch

MR-magic ring

MC- main color

Trng ch- Turning chain

Hdc- half double crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Working in  3RD loop of HDC- When we make regular hdc stitch we have the usual front loop and back loop of the stitch, but we also have 1 more additional stitch behind the regulars and this is our 3rd st in which we will be working. You can check the video tutorial in the post below for better understanding.

FPcl- Front Post double crochet cluster stitch- Make 2 Front post double crochet together in 1 stitch

FPcl beginner-friendly version: YO, insert your hook from front to back to front around post(vertical bar) of specified st and draw up a loop; YO and draw through 2 loops; YO, insert hook again from front to back to front around post of same st and draw up a loop; YO and draw through 2 loops; YO and draw through 3 loops; FRcl made

Pattern:

Start with the toe

-with cream color

Rnd 1: Start with MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (12)

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as dc), dc in base of initial ch-3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (24)

Rnd 3: ch 3 (count as dc), 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* rep from * to * till the end, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Rnd 4: ch 3(count as dc), dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

  • Switch to green color (your MC)

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch-1, sc in each st around, join with sl.st

Rnd 6: ch 3(count as dc), dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Rnd 7: ch 3, FPcl in next st, *dc in next st, FPcl in next st* rep from * to * till the end, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Rnd 8: ch 2(count as hdc), hdc in each st around, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (36)

Work the next round in the 3rd loop of the hdc st that we have made in prev rnd. Look special stitch section.

Rnd 9: ch 3, dc in 3rd loop of each hdc st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Repeat rounds 7-9  3 more times.

Put stitch marker on the 34th st of rnd 18

how to crochet stocking sole

Continue making the heel.

Switch to cream color

Heel:

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as dc), dc in next 15 sts, ch 3, turn (16)

Row 2-4: ch 3(count as dc), dc in next 14 sts, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3, ch 3, turn (16)

Row 5:  dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3, ch 2, turn (16)

Row 6: hdc in next 3 sts, * sc2tog* rep from * to * 4 times, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3. (12)

Now we will close the heel and continue on making the upper part of the stocking.

Fold the heel and align both sides. Take your hook and ch 1, now insert your hook in the first st of 1st side and then through 1st st of 2nd side, now make sl.st, continue this till you join the whole heel.

how to crochet xmas stocking heel

Now we will start making the upper part of the stocking.

We will start working around the heel.

While we work around the heel we will make the stitches around the post of each first or last st of each row of the heel. In this rnd we have decrease part where we will make 3 sc stitches together- sc3tog . When we make the first decrease we will make the first 2 sc into the next 2 sts and 3rd sc will be made around the post of the 1st row of the heel. Then we will work them together.

When we make our second decrease of – sc3tog- we will make the first sc around the post of the 1st st of row 1 of heel and the next 2 sc stitches will be made in the next 2 sts. See photos below.

how to crochet xmas stocking heel

Rnd 19: Insert your hook in the stitch where we put a stitch marker, pull a loop, ch 1, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc3tog, * 2 sc in next ch-sp*, rep from * to * 4 times, sc in each of next ch-sp, * 2 sc in next ch-sp*, sc3tog, sc in each rem st, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. ()

Rnd 20: ch 3(count as dc), dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Rnd 21: ch 3, FPcl in next st, *dc in next st, FPcl in next st* rep from * to * till the end, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Rnd 22: ch 2(count as hdc), hdc in each st around, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (36)

Work the next round in the 3rd loop of the hdc st that we have made in prev rnd. Look special stitch section.

Rnd 23: ch 3, dc in 3rd loop of each hdc st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Repeat rounds 21-23  3 more times.

Rnd 33-34:  ch 3(count as dc), dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch-3. (36)

Now we will start making the brim

Switch to cream color

Each row of the brim is worked in Back loop only- BLO

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, skip 1 st of rnd 34, sl.st in next st, turn

Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (9)

Row 3: sc in each st across, skip 1 st of rnd 34 of the stocking, sl.st in next st (9)

Repeat alternating row 2-3 till you reach the end.

IF YOU PREFER VIDEO TUTORIAL INSTEAD OF WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS I GOT YOU COVERED. WATCH BEGINNER FRIENDLY TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE CROCHET CHRISTMAS STOCKING “ALPINE” HERE.

More Christmas patterns you may also like
1. The Mr. Santa Claus ragdoll / 2. Mrs. Santa Claus ragdoll / 3. Jingle the Elf ragdoll
4. Rudolph the Reindeer ragdoll / 5. Gingerbread cookie with bow / 6. Gingerbread cookie with frosting

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4 Comments

  1. Hi. I love this pattern! Is it possible to show a video that demonstrate how to make a straight or invisible join of the rounds? Thank you so much!

  2. Fantastic tutorial!! I watched the video for clarification on one of the stitches and for the heel. You did such a great job!!

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