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This darling crochet gingerbread christmas stocking whips up in no time. How fun would these be at a holiday party stuffed with goodies or favors or make them for your own holiday mantel. They also make a fun way to give a handmade gift, just feel it with goodies! If you like free patterns this snowman apron is just so cute!
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Crochet Gingerbread Christmas Stocking
I crocheted my very first Christmas stocking for myself just last year and wanted to give it a delicious makeover by turning it into a gingerbread stocking! You could whip up a couple of these and throw a stocking-decorating party, using “candy” toppings like sparkle pompoms, big rhinestones, colorful buttons, t-shirt paint, embroidery, or small holiday ornaments!
How to make a Crochet Gingerbread Christmas Stocking
- Crochet Hook, size I/5.5mm
- Red Heart® Super Saver® in White
- Red Heart® Super Saver® in Warm Brown
- scissors or yarn cutter
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- optional: pompoms, rhinestones, buttons, or anything you want to represent colorful candies, plus fabric glue or hot glue to attach them
Gauge is not essential in this project, but I would stick with a worsted weight or chunky yarn.
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = repeat what is inside the brackets the number of times indicated
– You will work Stocking starting with the toe and working upward.
– Except the Heel, you will be joining each round, and also turning after each round. This helps keep the seam in one straight line.
Stocking Toe – With White, make magic ring, or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 10 hdc into ring. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (10)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn. [2 hdc in each st] 10 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (20)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, turn. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts] 5 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (25)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, turn. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 4 sts] 5 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (30)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, turn. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 5 sts] 5 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (35)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, turn. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 6 sts] 5 times. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (40)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, turn. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 9 sts] 4 ties. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (44)
Rnds 8 – 11: Ch 2, turn. 1 hdc in each hdc. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (44)
– Break off White. Join Warm Brown.
Rnds 12 – 19: Ch 2, turn. 1 hdc in each hdc. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (44)
– Break off Warm Brown.
Heel – I kept mine in Warm Brown, but you can work the Heel in White, too.
– To start the heel, turn Stocking Toe, count 10 stitches to the right, and join Warm Brown.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same stitch, and 1 sc in next 19 sts. Don’t join rnds in the Heel. (20)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog. (18)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 14 sts, sc2tog. (16)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 12 sts, sc2tog. (14)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog. (12)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog. (10)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog. (8)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog. (6)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog. (4)
– Break off.
Top of Stocking
– Re-join Warm Brown in 3rd st of Row 9. You will now continue to work around the whole stocking.
Rnd 20: Ch 2, hdc2tog into the last 2 sts of Row 9. Then work hdc evenly down the sides of Rows 1-9 of the Heel or 1 hdc for each row (9). Work hdc evenly into the next 24 sts of Rnd 19, then work 9 hdc evenly up the other sides of Rows 1-9 of the Heel. Hdc2tog in the first 2 sts of Row 9. Sl st to 1st st to join. (44)
Rnds 21 – 33: Ch 2, turn. 1 hdc in each hdc. Sl st to 1st hdc to join. (44)
– Break off Warm Brown. Join White.
Rnd 34: Working in the outside or Front Loops Only, [sk 1 st, 4 dc in the next st, sk 1 st, sl st in the next st] 11 times. Sl st to 1st st to join. (55)
Rnd 35: Ch 2, turn. Work 1 dc in each of the remaining 44 sts of the inside or Back Loops Only of Rnd 33. Sl st to 1st st to join. You’ll notice that in this rnd, the shells you worked in the previous round will start folding downward, as they should. (44)
Rnds 36 – 50: Keep alternating Rnds 34 and 35.
Rnd 51: Ch 1, turn. Work 1 sc in each of the remaining 44 sts of the inside or Back Loops Only of Rnd 49. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (44) To create a hanging loop, ch 18 tightly, and sl st into same st again.
– Break off and weave in all ends.
Twinkie Chan is a San Francisco based crochet designer with an insatiable appetite for creating deliciously fun, food-themed accessories. She launched her website in 2005 with a dozen scrumptious scarves and some tater tot dolls. Since then, her unique work has been featured online, in print, on television, and in art shows.
The demand for her crochet patterns inspired her to write her first book, “Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats To Wear” in Fall 2010, which won About.com’s Readers’s Choice Award for Best DIY Fashion Book in 2011.
Twinkie’s latest project is her clothing & accessories line, “Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan,” which she launched in order to make her signature pieces more accessible and more affordable. With Yummy You!, her Etsy shop, and her blog, Twinkie hopes to help people feel more yummy and to make the world a yummier place.