Crochet Christmas stocking- “Meadow”-free pattern
This crochet stocking pattern is perfect to make for your home or as a gift for family and friends. Find the free pattern below or purchase an add-free, printable PDF pattern from here.
If you are looking for a modern, easy, yet textured stocking you already found it! The Meadow stocking is designed with simple stitches and 1 round of front post stitches to give it that cozy look. If you haven’t made front post stitches before, don’t be afraid we have a full video tutorial for the stocking!
I love playing with stitches and getting different results by changing a few stuff here and there. And not to forget the importance of the yarn and color choices. In the pictures you see 2 stockings- the first one is made with 1 main color and 2nd one is made with 2 main colors. They look nothing alike. If you make 2 of them I can say that everybody will think that they are just 2 patterns.
As a crafter I love getting handmade goodies as a gift and why not? That way the person receiving the gift will know that we have put the effort into making the gift and made it, especially for them. If you are looking for a quicker crochet gift you must see the previous Christmas project- Crochet mini gnome keychains/ornaments. There is one for everyone- You can choose between The Grinch, Santa, and an elf!
Related: more free crochet Christmas patterns.
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Christmas stocking Meadow- pattern
A few notes before we start
Final measurements: Finished size of the stocking is 5 inches x 15 inches.
Crochet hook size: 5mm
Skill level: Beginner/Advanced
Crochet terms: The pattern is written using American crochet terms.
The initial CH 3/2 is not counted as a stitch throughout the pattern.
The number of the end is the total number of stitches you must have.
Each round is joined with a SS in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd ch of initial CH 1,2 or 3.
The stocking can be made in 2-3 colors.
In the pattern, I indicated the colors as colors A and color B. Color B is your main color.
FPDC- Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, and then from back to front again between the posts of the second and third stitches. The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you’re working around. Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice. One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.
DC3tog- Yarn over (yo), insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through 2 loops on the hook.
Two loops remain on the hook. One half-closed double crochet is complete. A half-closed stitch is one that’s only worked partway and then finished at the end of the combination. Repeat the preceding step two times. You should end up with 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook
- Start with color A
Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with slip knot, CH 2, 12 DC into the ring, SS to join (12)
Rnd 2: CH 3, 2 DC in each around, SS to join (24)
Rnd 3: CH 3, *DC in first, 2 DC in next* rep from * to * 11 more times, SS to join (36)
– Switch to red color
Rnd 4: CH 3, DC in each around, SS to join (36)
Rnd 5: CH 3, *DC3tog, CH 1, skip 1* rep from * to * till the end, SS to join (36)
Rnd 6: CH 1, SC in each stitch and chain space around, SS to join (36)
Rnd 7: CH 1, * FPDC in the middle ST of the cluster we made 1 rnd bellow (rnd 5), SC in next* rep from * to * till the end, SS to join (36)
Rnd 8: CH 1, SC in each stitch and chain space around, SS to join (36)
Repeat rnds 5-8 three more times, but when you are in your last repeat make only rounds 5-7.
Drop working yarn but do not tie off, you will come back and continue with it after creating the heel..
HEEL: (WITH COLOR B)
Skip the first 8 stitches and attach color B in the 9th stitch, CH 1,
Row 1: SC in very first stitch you attached to, SC in next 15, CH 1, turn (16)
Row 2: SC2tog, SC across till 2 stitches remain, SC2tog in last 2 stitches, CH 1, turn (14)
Row 3-6: repeat row 2 till 6 stitches remain.
Row 7: 2 SC in first, SC across until 1 stitch remains, 2 SC in last, CH 1, turn (8)
Row 8-11: Repeat row 7 until there are 16 stitches across.
Tie off leaving a long tail. Fold the heel in half so that it is inside out. Sew up the side using a slip stitch. Attach a 10” strand and repeat for the other side. Flip the heel right way out.
Continue working with color A right where you left off.
Rnd 20: CH 1, SC in next 8, (the next stitch is worked to prevent a gap between the main body and the heel) insert hook into the 9th stitch from Round 19 (this is the same stitch where we joined the Color B for the heel and worked the 1st SC). Yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the 1st stitch of the top of the heel, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, SC in next 14, insert your hook in the last of the heel and pull a loop, insert your hook in the 25th stitch of round 19 and pull a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, SC in next 12, SS to join. (36)
Rnd 21: CH 3, *DC3tog, CH 1, skip 1* rep from * to * till the end, SS to join (36)
Rnd 22: CH 1, SC in each stitch and chain space around, SS to join (36)
Rnd 23: CH 1, * FPDC in the middle ST of the cluster we made 1 rnd bellow (rnd 5), SC in next* rep from * to * till the end, SS to join (36)
Rnd 24: CH 1, SC in each stitch and chain space around, SS to join (36)
Now we will start making the brim
Switch to color A
Each row of the brim is worked in Back loop only- BLO
Row 1: Ch 12, SC in 2nd ch from your hook, SC in each rem CH across, skip 1 stitch of rnd 24, sl.st in next, turn
Row 2: SC in each across, CH 1, turn (9)
Row 3: SC in each across, skip 1 stitch of rnd 24 of the stocking, SS in next (9)
Repeat alternating row 2-3 till you reach the end.
When you reach the end fold the brim and join both sides with SS. FO.
CH 20, HDC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC in each across. FO.
Sew the hanger onto the last rnd of the stocking.
You can add a crochet chain as a decoration to the stocking brim. Just crochet a long chain and insert it through the brim.
If you are a visual learner you can check out the full video tutorial on how to crochet The “Meadow” Christmas stocking!