Techniques for Crocheting Stockings

Christmas and stockings just go together — imagine a fire blazing in the fireplace, with stockings lined neatly along the mantle. Every child will be anticipating Christmas morning, when the stockings will be full of treats, courtesy of Santa.

There’s something special about a handmade Christmas stocking. This season, a stocking you have crocheted makes a unique gift for a niece, grandson, or any other child.

Techniques for Crocheting Stockings 

Crocheting Christmas stockings is a bit more complex than making a scarf or blanket, simply because of a stocking’s shape. You will need to consider the heel, ankle, and toe areas, as well as considering a loop for hanging.

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Our Christmas Stockings pattern takes all these techniques into account, giving you detailed directions for creating traditional stockings with a homemade look that is rustic and comforting. This pattern is written at an intermediate level, and features a fun and festive top cuff with cross-stitch winter scenes that you can add after the crocheting is finished.

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If you’d like to crochet Christmas stockings with a more refined, traditional flair, our Jingle Bell Stockings are just what you need. These stockings call for crochet cotton, giving them less of a bulky look and feel. The pattern is written at a beginner level, so you don’t need to feel intimidated. You’ll crochet hexagons for these stockings, and then stitch them together. This can take away some of the familiar heel/foot/toe fear that can plague beginning crocheters.

Stocking Stuffers

Once you have finished crocheting stockings, what will you fill them with? How about some seasonal goodies you’ve crocheted yourself? Our Winter Crochet Patterns offer a wealth of ideas for items you can create as stocking stuffers this Christmas.  Browse them all, because they’re free for download when you create a free membership at the site.

 

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