Classic Crochet Christmas Stocking

A handmade classic you and your family can enjoy for years.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 18″ long; 8″ wide


About this Pattern

If you love the look of a classic Christmas stocking but want to bring a handmade touch to your decorations, you’re in the right place. Our classic crochet christmas stocking was inspired by the stockings we had growing up!

With this project you’ll learn how to cleverly incorporate increases to achieve a certain shape as well as how to crochet a flawless looking heel. You don’t need an incredible amount of experience for this but a working knowledge of basic stitches and crocheting in the round is a really big plus.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our classic crochet Christmas stocking.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 235 yds; Caron One Pound yarn (Colorway pictured: Claret)
  • Approx 55 yds; Bernat Pipsqueak yarn (Colorway pictured: whitey white)
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook – stocking
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook – band
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Cont Continue
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

8″ wide; 18″


17 sts x 11.5 rows = 4″
(half double crochet)

This classic crochet stocking is worked from the toe upward. The heel is crocheted in rows and assembled and the upper section is crocheted in a clean and simple stitch. The simple stitch pattern allows for you to be creative with colored stripes or appliqués.

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Written Instructions


Round 1: With color A, make a magic ring with 8 hdc. Do not join. Cont working in a spiral. (8 sts)

Round 2: *2 hdc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (16 sts)

Round 3: *1 hdc next st. 2 hdc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 4: *1 hdc next 2 sts. 2 hdc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (32 sts)

Round 5: *1 hdc next 3 sts. 2 hdc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (40 sts)

Rounds 6-13: 1 hdc in each st. (40 sts)

Round 14: 1 hdc next 19 sts. 2 hdc next st. *1 hdc next 4 sts. 2 hdc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (45 sts)

Rounds 15-16: 1 hdc in each st. (45 sts)

Round 17: 1 hdc next 20 sts. 2 hdc next st. *1 hdc next 5 sts. 2 hdc in next. Rep from * to end of round. (50 sts)

Rounds 18-22: 1 hdc in each st. (50 sts)


*Heel is worked in rows. Pick up where you left off at the end of round 22. Don’t fasten off. Keep stitch marker in place.

Row 1: Ch 1 and turn. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in next 21 sts. Hdc2tog. Ch 1 and turn. (23 sts)

Rows 2-8: Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each st to last 2. Hdc2tog. Ch 1 and turn.

*Stitch count decreases by 2 every row. End with 9 sts at end of row 9.

Rows 9-16: 2 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each st to last. 1 hdc in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

*Stitch count increases by 2 every row. End with 25 sts at end of row 15.

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Heel Assembly

Step 1: Lay stocking flat withtoe towards the bottom, fold heel in half by bringing the top section of heel downward, aligning the last row of the heel with the first. The fold should be on the thinnest part of the heel section.

Step 2: With long tail and yarn needle sew up the each angled side of the heel.

Step 3: Fold heel right side out. Seams should be on the inside of the stocking.

Upper Stocking

Round 1: Fasten on in marked st.1 hdc in same st. Replace marker. 1 hdc in rem 24  sts of foot section of stoc king. Cont to heel sts. 1 hdc in next 25 sts. Do not join. Cont working in a spiral. (50 sts)

Rounds 2-9: 1 hdc in each st. (50 sts)

Round 10: *1 hdc next 4 sts. 2 hdc next st. Rep from * to end of round. (60 sts)

Rounds 11-30: 1 hdc in each st. (60 sts)

At end of round 30, slst in marked stitch. Fasten off.


Round 1: With larger hook and secondary yarn, fasten on in slst from last round. 1 hdc in each st. (60 sts).

Round 2: 1 hdc in each st. (60 sts)

Repeat: Rep last round until band measures 5.5” from starting edge. 1 sc in marked st. Slst in next stitch to correct the jog from working in a spiral.


Step 1: Fold band down.

Step 2: Cut a piece of ribbon to 6”.

Step 3: Feed ribbon through band and tie a knot to hang the stocking from.

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