It’s easier than you think to make your own Christmas stockings! Just crochet some granny squares to make a Granny Square Crochet Christmas Stocking.
Have you been naughty or nice? I’m anticipating lots of nice behavior so I can fill these crochet Christmas stockings to the brim.
Granny Square Crochet Christmas Stocking
Quick and cozy, these granny square crochet stockings only took a couple hours each to stitch up. The basis for my Christmas stockings are granny squares. I used red, green, and silvery gray yarn, and made my granny squares in a variety of combinations of those colors.
If you’ve never crocheted a granny square before, I prefer to start with a magic loop. It helps me keep the center taut and I like how nice and neat it looks. You work a pattern of shells (groups of 3 double crochets) and chain 2 spaces. Round 1 creates the basis of 4 shells and 4 chain-2 spaces forming your square.
The granny squares for my stocking only have 4 rounds. In each progressive round you work 2 shells separated by a chain 2 into each corner, and you work additional shells in between shells from the previous round. Round 2 only has the corner shells, while starting in round 3 you are also working a shell in the middle of each side.
Once all your squares are stitched, you need 12 total, it’s time to start assembling your stocking! Use yarn and a tapestry needle to whip stitch the squares together. Starting from the top, the first two rows of squares are stitched together to make a tube and then those two rows are stitched together. Moving down towards the toe it gets a little more tricky.
The heel is folded in half diagonally and then is attached to the left side of the stocking. Next to the heel is another square that lines up halfway with the rows above and then extends out. Once those pieces are added the remaining three squares are all folded diagonally to create the toe shape.
It was easiest for me to stitch them as a square facing me and then fold each square and stitch the backside of the stocking.
Do you do Christmas pajamas at your house? We’ve never done Christmas pajamas as part of our celebrating. Partly, because by then the holiday is nearly over. So, what about Christmas in July pajamas? That I can totally get on board with. Now the kids already have them, can love them, and still wear them on Christmas!I knew exactly what Christmas pajamas I wanted to get for my kids, too. Star Wars! Specifically Yoda, whom Oldest Twin loves, and Chewbacca. (They’re having a Christmas in July sale, so if you want a pair make sure to go grab them quick!)
It also works out that July seems to be when I really start buckling down on my lists of things to knit and crochet for Christmas. Hence the new granny square crochet Christmas stockings!
Granny Square Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
- Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Make a magic loop. (Can also chain 4, and slip into first chain to create a circle.)
- Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet). Double crochet into the magic loop. Double crochet into the magic loop again. These three double crochets count as your first shell. Chain 2.
- Make another shell of three double crochets and chain 2. Repeat 2 more times. (For a total of 4 shell groups of 3 double crochets and 4 chain 2 spaces.) This finishes the first round. Slip stitch to close the round and slip stitch two more spaces to the first corner space.
- Round 2: Working in the first chain 2 space - Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet). Make 2 double crochets and then chain 2. Make 3 double crochet.
- Working in the next chain 2 space - Make 3 double crochets, chain 2, make 3 double crochets. Repeat in the remaining two chain 2 spaces from round 1. Slip stitch to close the round and slip stitch two more spaces to the first corner space.
- Round 3: Working in the first chain 2 space - Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet). Make 2 double crochets and then chain 2. Make 3 double crochet.
- Working in space between shells from round 2, make 3 double crochets
- Working in the next chain 2 space - Make 3 double crochets, chain 2, make 3 double crochets. Make another shell in the space between shells from round 2. Repeat in remaining two chain 2 spaces from round 2, and spaces between shells from round 2.
- Round 4: Continue pattern of working 3 double crochets, chain 2, and 3 double crochets in each corner space. As well as working 3 double crochets in between shells from round 3.
- Slip stitch to end round 4. Cut yarn and tie off.
- Make a total of 12 Granny Squares for your stocking.
Gauge isn't important. It is important that your granny squares are all approximately the same size.
You can change color at the end of each row if desired, or make your squares a solid color.