Country Cottage Stocking Crochet Pattern
There’s only 2 weeks until Christmas! Who else is scrambling to get everything done!? Well, if you’re in need of a Christmas stocking I’ve got you covered! The Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern works up surprisingly fast and looks so beautiful with it’s unique texture!
I designed and released this pattern last year and it has been a best seller on Etsy ever since! I am so excited to now offer it for free on my blog and I’ve even added a video tutorial on YouTube! I hope you all enjoy this pattern, as it is one of my favorite designs. The Country Cottage Stocking will definitely bring some holiday spirit to your home and would make a great gift for your loved ones!
Yarn & Sizing
The Country Cottage Stocking can be made in two sizes by using different weights of yarn. The larger size measures approximately 17″ x 7″ and uses bulky (5) weight yarn and a 6.5mm (K) hook. I used Lion Brand Yarn Color Made Easy for the grey/white stocking and the green/white stocking. I love how this yarn shows off the stitch definition and there’s so many beautiful colors to choose from! The slightly smaller stocking measures approximately 15″ x 6″ and uses medium (4) weight yarn and a 5.5mm (I) hook. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn for the candy cane striped (white/red) stocking. You can substitute either of these yarns for any bulky or medium weight yarn!
Scroll down to follow along with the free pattern or head over to YouTube and check out the video tutorial! Want the ad-free, easy to print pdf?! You can find it on Etsy and Ravelry! Now let’s get making!
● Instructions are written for a two-toned stocking. Color A is for the main body and Color B is for the toe, heel, and cuff. Feel free to experiment with more or less colors or try adding stripes!
● The CH worked at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch. Join with a SL ST to the 1st ST of each round, not the CH.
● Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) until the end of each round or until otherwise stated.
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each round states the total number of stitches for that round.
Large Stocking (17″ x 7″)
● Bulky (5) Weight Yarn – 250 yards
● 6.50 mm (K) Hook
Small Stocking (15″ x 6″)
● Medium (4) Weight Yarn – 200 yards
● 5.50mm (I) Hook
● Yarn Needle
● Optional materials for hanging loop– 6”x ¾” leather strip, yarn, string, ribbon, or anything you’d like!
Abbreviations (US Terms)
ST – Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet Two Together
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
Front Post Double Crochet:
Yarn over, insert your hook behind and back around the post of the next ST, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.
On the last ST of the round before the new color begins, start ST as normal. On the final pull through, drop your current color and pull through the last loops on the hook with the new color.
Toe (Color B)
Magic Circle, CH 1
Round 1: HDC x8 inside the circle. Join & CH 1 (8)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around. Join & CH 1 (16)
Round 3: *HDC in 1st ST, 2 HDC in next.* Join & CH 1 (24)
Round 4: *HDC in 1st 2 STs, 2 HDC in next.* Join & CH 1 (32)
Round 5: *HDC in 1st 3 STs, 2 HDC in next.* Join & CH 1 (40)
Round 6: HDC in each ST around. On the last ST change to Color A. Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 7: DC in each ST around. Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 8: *DC in 1st ST, FPDC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 9: *FPDC in 1st ST, DC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)
Rounds 10-17: Repeat rounds 8 & 9
Drop working yarn but do not tie off, you will come back and continue with it after creating the heel.
Heel (Color B)
Skip the 1st 10 STs & attach Color B to the 11th ST of Round 17.
Row 1: SC in the same ST you’ve attached to, and SC in each of the next 19 STs. CH 1 & turn. (20)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC across until 2 STs remain, SC2TOG in last 2 STs. CH 1 & turn. (18)
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2 until 6 STs remain.
Row 9: 2 SC in 1st ST, SC across until 1 ST remains. 2 SC in last ST. CH 1 & turn. (8)
Rows 10-15: Repeat Row 9 until there are 20 STs across.
Tie off leaving a 10” tail. Fold heel in half so that it is inside out. Sew up the side using a whip stitch. Attach a 10” strand and repeat for the other side. Flip heel right way out.
Continue where you left off with Color A.
Round 18: *DC in 1st ST, FPDC in next* repeat 4 more times. (The next ST is to prevent a gap between the main body and the heel) Yarn over, insert hook into the 11th ST from Round 17 (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, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
DC in the next 18 STs.
Yarn over, insert hook into the last ST of the heel, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the 30th ST from Round 17, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
*DC in next, FPDC in next* repeat 4 more times.
Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 19: *FPDC in 1st ST, DC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 20: *DC in 1st ST, FPDC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)
Rounds 21-32: Repeat rounds 19 & 20. On the last ST of round 32, change to Color B. Join.
Cuff (Color B)
The ribbing of the cuff will be created on the inside of the stocking, then folded over at the end to be shown on the outside.
Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each CH across. Skip the next ST from Round 32 and SL ST into the next. CH 1 & turn (12)
Row 2: (working back up the cuff) SC in the back loop only in each ST across. CH 1 & turn (12)
Row 3: (working down the cuff) SC in each ST across. SK the next ST of Round 32 and SL ST into the next. CH 1 & turn (12)
Rows 4-39: Repeat rows 2 & 3
Row 40: Join the ends by working a SL ST into the starting CH and the back loop only of the SC across from it, repeat across. Tie off, weave in ends, and fold cuff over.
A variety of materials can be used to make the hanging loop, like yarn, string, or ribbon. For the grey/white and red/white stockings I used a strip of leather. You can either tie around the 20th ST of Round 32 or fold the length of the material in half to make a loop and sew it on.
Yarn loop: Going from the inside of the socking, attach yarn around the 20th ST from Round 32. CH 12 and join yarn back into the same ST from Round 32. Tie off and weave in ends.
And you’re all done! I hope you enjoyed the Country Cottage Stocking pattern! I can’t wait to see your finished creations, so be sure to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram!
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