How To Crochet An Adorable Mini Christmas Stocking- Free Pattern

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

This blog post was requested by a dear member of the Instagram-Fam and I am more than happy to oblige.

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

I think these little mini crochet stockings are perfect for gift card packaging or gifting something small to someone you love (jewelry, candy, etc.)

I decided to try something a little new with this pattern and have created a “selling tips” page for all my maker buddies who sell their handmade pieces.

This tip sheet gives you three unique ways to market these tiny stockings, some good keywords to use and of course some photography ideas!

To grab your FREE selling tips sheet click here!

You can find the ad-free printable version of this mini crochet stocking pattern here.

Mini Stocking Crochet Pattern

And, as always, the full video tutorial here.

https://youtu.be/os3Du5F862w

This pattern was inspired by the original size Crafty Boho Stocking.

Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern by A Crafty Concept
Original Crafty Boho Stocking

Let’s jump right in and see what you will need to make this adorable mini crochet stocking.

Finished Dimensions: about 7″ tall and 5″ wide

MATERIALS- (WITH CLICKABLE AFFILIATE LINKS)

Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Size G (4.0mm) crochet hook
1-2 oz of worsted weight yarn (I use Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn)
1 oz of Lionbrands Baby Soft Boucle
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Stitch Key (US Terms)

SC= Single Crochet
HDC= Half Double Crochet
CH = Chain
INC= Increase – Put two stitches in the same space. (In this case, it will be two HDC stitches.)
DEC= Decrease- Turn two stitches from the previous row into one stitch. (In this case, it will be two HDC stitches.) Explained under Special Stitches.
BLO- Back Loop Only
SL ST= Slip Stitch
*= To Be Repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES

Bobble: *yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook* Repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. (do not chain after this, just go straight into your next stitch)

Magic Circle: This is my preferred method for starting projects that are made with circular rows (or in the round). I show how to do this in the video that goes with this pattern, but if you prefer to CH 3, join into the first CH and making your stitches into that loop, you’re more than welcome. I think the magic circle (or magic loop) gives the finished piece a cleaner look.

Half Double Crochet Decrease: Yarn over, insert your hook into the first stitch, grab your yarn and pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, grab your yarn and pull up a loop. You now have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

Half Double Crochet 3 Together (HDC3TOG): Yarn over, insert your hook into the first stitch, grab your yarn and pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, grab your yarn and pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert your hook into a third stitch, grab your yarn and pull up a loop. You now have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops.

Gauge: Doesn’t apply to this pattern

BEFORE YOU START

You will have to turn your work after SOME of the rows, so keep an eye out for that when working this pattern.

Tiny Crochet Stocking

We will be starting at the toe of our crochet Christmas stocking.

With your E hook and worsted weight yarn

Row 1: HDC 12 into a magic circle. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (12)

Row 2: HDC INC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (24)

Rows 3-4: HDC one time in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (24)

Turn your work after joining row 4.

Row 5: SC, BOBBLE* around 12 times. Join into the top of the first SC. CH 1. (24)

Turn your work after row 5.

Rows 6-8: HDC one time in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (24)

Turn your work after joining row 8.

Row 9: SC, BOBBLE* around 12 times. Join into the top of the first SC. CH 1. (24)

Turn your work after joining row 9.

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

Row 10: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (24)

Heel

This is the part of the pattern that will determine if your finished stocking is facing to the left side (like the letter J) or to the right side (like a backward J)

If you want your stocking to be a backward J, just turn your work before you start the heel rows. Mine will face the left, like the letter J, so I will not be turning my work.

Row 1: HDC 12. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK. (12)

Row 2: DEC over the first two stitches. HDC 8. DEC over the last two stitches. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK. (10)

Row 3: DEC over the first two stitches. HDC 6. DEC over the last two stitches. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK. (8)

Row 4: DEC over the first two stitches. HDC 4. DEC over the last two stitches. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK. (6)

Row 5: INC in the first stitch. HDC 4. INC in the last stitch. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK (8)

Row 6: INC in the first stitch. HDC 6. INC in the last stitch. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK (10)

Row 7: INC in the first stitch. HDC 8. INC in the last stitch. CH 1. TURN YOUR WORK (12)

With the right side facing out, fold the top half of your heel back and down over the bottom half.

These next few steps can sound a little tricky, if you have trouble please refer to the video for guidance. If you still have trouble, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email.

Now we are going to SC the corners of the heel together so it’s closed.

With your hook still in your working yarn, insert your hook into the side of the first half of your heel and the side of the second half of your heel.

You will have to make up your own spaces for your hook to go since you will be working along the raw side of your work.

Place a SC here, making sure to go through both the first and second halves of the heel rows.

Continue to SC the heel halves together until they are completely attached. This was 7 SC for me.

Tie off.

Attach your yarn into the top corner of the second side of your heel, right by the fold.

Join the second side of the heel closed with SC stitches, just like the first side, but this time you will start from the fold and work your way back down to the body of the stocking.

CH 1.

Push and adjust the heel so the SC stitch seems you just created are in the inside of the stocking. Now we are going to start back on the body of the stocking with row 11.

Turn your work.

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

Row 11: HDC 12 (across the heel)

HDC3TOG making up your own spots for your hook to go. (this is just getting you back down to the body of the stocking without creating an ugly gap)

HDC 12 across the body of the stocking.

HDC DEC (use the last stitch as the first part of your decrease and then make your own stitch space for the second part of your decrease- again just keeping this clean and not gappy). (26)

If any of that sounded confusing, please refer to the video linked at the beginning of this post.

Row 12: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (26)

Turn your work.

Row 13: SC, BOBBLE* around 13 times. Join into the top of the first SC. CH 1. (26)

Turn your work.

Rows 14-16: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (26)

Turn your work.

Row 17: SC, BOBBLE* around 13 times. Join into the top of the first SC. CH 1. (26)

Turn your work.

Rows 18-20: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (26)

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

Switch to your Boucle yarn when joining row 20.

Brim

Using your G (4.0mm) crochet hook

Row 1-2: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1 turn your work. (26)

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

Row 3: HDC in each stitch around BLO. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1.

Rows 4-5: HDC in each stitch around. Join into the top of the first HDC. CH 1. (26).

Tie off.

Fold your brim over and allow the BLO row to create a nice edge.

Sew in all your tails.

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

Leather Hanger

If you do not want to use a leather hanger for your mini crochet stocking, you can follow the instructions on the original Crafty Boho Stocking and make a crocheted hanger instead.

Cut a piece of scrap leather that is about 5.5 inches long and 3/4 inch wide.

Using a leather hole punch tool, punch out a hole on each end of the leather (these should be lined up with each other).

Insert the longer half of your rivet into one of the holes, then onto your stocking body.

These are not the exact rivets I used (linked above) mine were 5.85mm and kind of too small, bigger ones would be better.

Place the second hole over the rivet and close it with the other half by hammering it shut, using the Double Cap Rivet tool.

I show this whole process step by step in the video that goes with this post.

Congratulations! You are all finished with your mini crochet stocking. Isn’t it the cutest thing ever? How cute would they be strung up as a banner?!

Learn how to crochet a mini Christmas stocking in this beginner-friendly, free crochet pattern. They are perfect for decorating and holding gift cards.

I hope you guys love this pattern, there are so many different ways I can think of to use these adorable stockings, but I’d love to hear your ideas!

If you make a few of these and post any pictures, be sure to tag me! Id love to see the color combos yall make and the different mini crochet stocking uses yall come up with.

You can tag me @acraftyconcept on Instagram and Facebook.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

❤️Ashley

One thought on “How To Crochet An Adorable Mini Christmas Stocking- Free Pattern

  1. fernanda says:

    Im totally in love with this pattern!! Thank you so much for your wonderful job!!!! i know is early but im such a slow hooker i decided to start early this year with my christmas decorations and Im going to fill my house with this mini stockings!

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