Crochet Christmas stocking for kids inspired by the famous Paw patrol cartoon series is the latest post on our blog. Continue reading for my inspiration, design process, yarn choice, or scroll down for the free pattern.
A few years ago I found a group of women that crochet toys for charity! As a designer, I have tried making a few crochet amigurumi dolls over the year and had plenty of them lying around the house. When I read about this group I contacted and joined them. Every year around the Christmas holiday time there is enormous demand for crochet snowmen, reindeers, Santa, elf toys, but this year I noticed that people prefer Christmas stockings. And I thought why not make a famous character stocking which will become one of the favorites among the smallest fans of the show.
The main reason behind why I chose Paw patrol is my daughter. When she was a toddler she was crazy over the show! We had clothes, toys, blankets of the Paw Patrol crew. On the show, there are like 8-10 pups, I chose the most loved 3 of them which are- Marshal, Skye, and Chase. (I hope I chose wisely 🙂 )
In my opinion, every yarn can be used to make a stocking. There is no perfect yarn for this, but I will recommend you to use worsted weight/Aran weight or light worsted weight yarn. The brand I am using is Hobby Lobby’s – Yarn bee soft and sleek. I have a love/hate relationship with this yarn. When I tried it 2 years ago I thought that it is too sturdy and not soft but as I continued my crochet journey I learned a few stuff over the years. For example, I learned how important it is to use the right hook with the right yarn :). And now I can proudly say that I love this yarn pretty much.
Yarn bee soft and sleek is easy to crochet with and it is not stretchy which will prevent the stocking from getting loose and you will be able to keep and use it for many more years to come. It has a variety of colors which only adds to the positives! But as I said you can use whatever yarn you have in your stash.
This pattern is one of my easiest patterns- all you need to know is how to make a single crochet stitch. Yay, finally something that is for a total beginner and can be made by almost everyone! It may look intricate as there are a few parts to sew but I can assure you that you will love making it. Also, this project is perfect for last-minute Christmas gift making as I bet you can crochet one in just a few hours. If you are ready as they say in the show -” Let’s pups save the day! “
Before I start with the pattern check out my last year’s Christmas stocking- “Alpine”. If you haven’t seen it yet. This one will make a lovely Christmas gift for the adults!
In the post you will find instructions on how to make the Marshal stocking, instructions for Skye and Chase can be found on our Ravelry shop listed below!
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Marshal stocking pattern:
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Aran weight or worsted weight yarn in these colors:
- For Mrshall- red, white, black, yellow
- Tapestry needle
- 10gr of fiberfill for the muzzle
Sl.st- slip stitch
dc- double crochet
sc2tog- 2 single crochet stitches worked together- decrease
sc3tog – 3 single crochet stitches worked together- decrease
MR- magic ring
** – Repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times
FO- fasten off.
- The pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
- The pattern is worked in joined rounds. We work in continues rounds only when it is stated.
- You can use hot glue gun to stick your eyes and muzzle or you can just sew them with a needle. I use both methods.
- I made the stocking colorful but you can make them in solid color. There is a chart included with the colors for each stocking and the rounds in which they are used.
- You can use thicker yarn to make them bigger.
- The final measurements of the finished stocking is: 5 inches width x 11 inches in length.
- The first 3 rounds are worked in double crochet and we join with a sl.st in the 2nd ch of initial ch 2. Rounds 4-48 are worked with single crochet and we join with sl.st on top of 1st st and we begin the new round by making the first st in the base of initial ch-1.
-start with color A
Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with a slip knot, ch 2(count as dc), make 11 dc into the ring, join (12)
Rnd 2: ch 2(count as dc), dc in base of initial ch-2, 2 dc in each st around, join (24)
Rnd 3: ch 2(count as dc), 2dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* rep from * to * 10 more times, join & ch1. (36)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep from * to * 3 more times, join & ch1 (40)
Rnd 5-21: sc in each st around, join & ch1 (40)
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 10 sts and attach color B in the 11th st.
Row 1: sc in very first st you attached to, sc in next 15 sts, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 2: sc2tog, sc across til 2 sts remain, sc2tog in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 3-6: repeat row 2 till 6 sts remain.
Row 7: 2sc in first st, sc across until 1 st remain, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 8-11: Repeat row 7 until there are 16 sts across.
Tie off leaving a long tail. Fold 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 heel right way out.
Continue working with color A right where you left of.
Rnd 22: ch 1, sc in very first st, sc in next 9 sts, (the next st is worked to prevent a gap between the main body and the heel) insert hook into the 11th ST from Round 21 (this is the same ST 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 ST of the top of the heel, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, sc in next 14 sts, insert your hook in the last of the heel and pull a loop, insert your hook in the 26th st of rnd 21 and pull a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, sc in next 14 sts, join & ch 1 . (40)
Rnd 23-48: sc in each st around, join & ch1 (40)
Take the color that you used to make the stocking’s last 4 rnds and insert your hook in the 12th st of last round, pull a loop and ch 16, join with sl.st into the same st that you attached the yarn. FO.
Marshal ears: (make 2)
For the ears we need to carry on the yarn as we crochet along. See pics bellow.
Row 1: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem chs, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 2: sc across, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 4: sc across, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 5, sc in next 3 sts, attach black color, sc in next 2 sts, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, switch to white color, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 7-8: sc across, ch 1, turn (7)
Switch to black color
Row 9: sc in next 2 sts, switch to white color, sc in next 5 sts, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 10: sc in next 4 sts, switch to black color, sc in next 3 sts. FO. (7)
- with white yarn
The muzzle is worked in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 5 sc into the ring. (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (10)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* rep from * to * 4 more times. (15)
Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around (15)
FO. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Take a long strand of black color and tapestry needle. Insert the needle from back to front through the center of MR, then insert it back 2 sts on the left and 2 rows above. Go back through the center and repeat it to the left side. You will form a triangle. Repeat a few times till you have a black triangle for the nose. Make 2 straight lines from one corner of the nose to the other to make it more even. Secure with a knot at the back.
For the mouth make a straight downwards.
- Start with black color
Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with sl.st, ch 1, make 10 hdc into the ring, join & ch 1 (10)
Switch to color B
Rnd 2: make sl.st in each st around, join. FO. (10)
Take a tapestry needle and a strand of white yarn, make 2-3 small lines from the center to one of the corners to form a sparkle of the eye. It will look more realistic.
Puppy’s polka dots.
Small polka dots
-with black color
End 1: Start with a MR, make 6 sc into the ring, join. FO.
Big polka dots
-with black color
Rnd 1: Start with a MR, secure with slip knot, ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join. FO. (11)
Joining pieces together:
- Sew muzzle on the center of the rnds 30-41 on each stocking.
- Sew Marshall’s eyes on both sides above the muzzle.
- Take the ears and sew them on both sides right bellow the last 4 rnds.