Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Advent calender day 2

Thanks for everyone who joined in yesterday. Has anyone started making the Christmas pudding yet?
Its day two of the advent calender and today I've come up with a fun pattern for this little Christmas stocking. Its the perfect size to hang on the Christmas tree and fill with chocolates or sweeties :)

This pattern starts at the toe end and is worked in the round to the heal, then you work back and forth in rows to form the heal (the white bit) before returning to work in the round to make the leg of the sock. the hem is made separately and sewn on.

Advent calendar 2

Christmas stocking by Liz Ward

You will need;
Cotton DK weight yarn in red and white
3.5mm crochet hook
Christmas buttons
Wool needle
Fabric glue
Stitch marker

Stitches and Abbreviations
Sl st –slip stitch
dc – double crochet

Starting in red yarn and make a magic ring and work 6dc into the ring. Six sts
Rnd 1: 2dc into each st to the end. 12sts
Rnd 2: (dc in the first st, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 18sts
Rnd 3: (dc in the first two sts, 2dc in the next st) repeat to end. 24sts
Rnd 4-15: dc in each st to the end. 24sts change to white yarn at the end of this round.

Form the heel of the stocking
This is worked back and forth in rows rather than working the whole round
Row 1: dc in the first twelve sts. 12sts (mark the next unworked red stitch with a stitch marker, this is where you will re-join the yarn later)
Row 2-11: ch1, turn, dc in each st to the end. 12sts

Fasten off. Fold the white edge and sew together to make the back of the heel.

Re-join with red yarn to the first red stitch not worked on row 1 marked with a stitch marker.

Rnd 1: dc in the next twelve sts, work twelve dc evenly around the edge of the white heal. 24sts
Rnd 2-15: dc in each st to the end.

Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.


Make one in white yarn

Ch 5
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next three ch Sts. 4sts
Row 2-30: ch 1, turn, dc in each st to the end. 4sts

Ch 16, sl st in the same stitch at base of ch to form the hanging loop.

Fasten off and sew in place around the top edge of the stocking. Weave in and cut off any loose ends.

Decorate with Christmas buttons

Christmas stocking by Liz Ward


  1. I don't understand where to place the stich marker. There doesn't seem to be a missed stitch.

    1. Thanks for picking up on that. A line got jumbled when I pasted it from my doc file. I've amended it now.
      The stitch marker goes on the first unworked red stitch after you've changed to white.

      Hope that works for you now.

  2. What a great-looking stocking pattern! Thank you! :)
    Lee Ann

  3. oh man, I didn't knew these were UK abbreviations until I got stuck at the heel part. x_x