Andy’s Stocking- Free Pattern

I’m super excited about the release of this pattern.  Our son, Andy, was born a little over a month ago and it’s been super difficult for me to crochet as much as I would have liked, let alone write patterns and tutorials for those patterns.  All the patterns released since he was born so far have been patterns I had written and ready to go before his birth.

So this is a big deal for me! 😀 Now, I would have much preferred to have this pattern posted more than 2 weeks before Christmas, but oh well.  I’m too excited about it to just keep it in my log for next Christmas.  Plus, this pattern really is much easier than one might think.  Now, if you are a visual learner, I also have a step-by-step picture tutorial available to help you along.  You can find that on the blog post about this stocking here.

If you’re looking to whip up a stocking in time for this years Christmas, you need look no further.  I have total confidence that you can get this one done in time!

We here at the Saad household like our stockings on the bigger side (more room for goodies when St. Nick comes, LOL), so all pictures shown are for a slightly oversized stocking.

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HOWEVER, I have also included modifications to make this stocking in a standard size.  Just check out the “What You Need and Completed Measurements” section below to decide which stocking is right for you.

What You Need For Large Stocking

6.00 mm crochet hook

Bulky weight (5) yarn in primary color (I used a wool blend)- approximately 235 yards or 254 g

Bulky weight (5) yarn in secondary color (I used a wool blend)- approximately 71 yards or 78 g

embroidery needle

scissors

Completed Measurements For Large Stocking 

11″ wide at foot

7 ” wide at leg

16 1/2″ tall

Gauge for Large Stocking 

12 dc sts= 4″

4 rows= 4″

What You Need For Standard Stocking

5 mm crochet hook

Medium weight (4) yarn for primary color (I used an acrylic yarn)- approximately 158 yards

Medium weight (4) yarn for secondary color (I used an acrylic yarn) – approximately 63 yards

embroidery needle

scissors

Completed Measurements For Standard Stocking 

9 1/2 ” wide at foot

5 1/2″ wide at leg

15″ tall

Gauge for Standard Stocking 

16 dc sts= 4″

5 rows= 4″

Special Stitches 

2FPF= front post double crochet in front of stitches just worked, into the 2 skipped stitches

2DCB=double crochet 2 behind stitches just worked, into skipped stitches

Abbreviations Used 

ws= wrong side

rs= right side

bpdc= back post double crochet

fpdc= front post double crochet

sk= skip

st= stitch

ch= chain

dc= double crochet

inc= increase (double crochet 2 into on st)

dec= decrease (double crochet 2 together)

sc2tog= single crochet 2 together

sc= single crochet

hdc= half double crochet

Gauge 

sts= 4″

rows= 4″

Pattern Notes

Turning chain does not count as a stitch

This stocking is worked as two identical panels that you will join together at the end.  While you are working, the cabling may cause some curling.  You may block the panels before joining if you prefer, but I did not.

All pictures shown are for the Large Stocking.  The pattern portion is exactly the same for both sizes of this stocking.

Pattern for the Front Panel

Foundation: ch 39

Row 1 (rs): starting in 4th ch from your hook, dc across, turn (36)

Row 2 (ws): ch 3, dc 2, bpdc 2, *dc 4, bpdc 2, repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, dc, inc, turn (37)

Row 3 (rs): ch 3, inc, dc 2, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, *dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, repeat from * once more, dc 2, turn (38)

Row 4 (ws): ch 3, dc 4, bpdc 4, *dc 8, bpdc 4, repeat from * once more, dc 5, inc, turn (39)

Row 5 (rs): ch 3, inc, *dc 4, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, repeat from *across to last 2, dc 2, turn (40)

Row 6 (ws): ch 3, dc 2, bpdc 2, dc 4, *bpdc 2, dc 4 repeat from * across to last 2, dc 2, turn (40)

Row 7 (rs):  ch 3, dc 6, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, *dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, repeat from * once more, dc 2, turn. (40)

Row 8: (ws): ch 3, dc 4, *bpdc 4, dc 8, repeat from * across, turn (40)

Row 9 (rs): ch 3, dec, *dc 4, sk 2, fpdc, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, repeat from * across to last 2, dc 2, turn (39)

Row 10 (ws): ch 3, dc 2, bpdc 2, *dc 4, bpdc 2, repeat from * across to last 5, dc 3, dec, turn (38)

Row 11 (rs): ch 3, dec, dc 2, *sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, *dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, repeat from * once more, dc 2, turn (37)

Row 12 (ws): ch 3, dc 4, bpdc 4, *dc 8, bpdc 4, repeat from * across to last 5, dc 5, turn (37)

Row 13 (rs): ch 1, sc2tog, sc 9, hdc 2, dc 2, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCF, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc4, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCF, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc 2, turn (36)

Row 14 (ws): ch 3, dc 2, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 2, turn (24)

Row 15 (rs): ch 3, dc 2, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, dc 2, turn (24)

Row 16 (ws): ch 3, dc 4, bpdc 4, dc 8, bpdc 4, dc 4, turn (24)

Row 17 (rs): dc 2, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc 4, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc 2, turn (24)

Row 18 (ws): dc 2, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 2, turn (24)

 Row 19-34: repeat rows 15-18 4 more times, fasten off at the end of row 34

Pattern for the Back Panel 

Foundation: ch 39

Row 1 (rs): starting in 4th ch from your hook, dc across, turn (36)

Row 2 (ws): ch 3, inc, dc, bpdc 2, *dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2 repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, dc 2, turn (37)

Row 3 (rs): ch 3, dc 2, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, *dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, repeat from * across to last 3, dc 2, inc, turn (38)

Row 4 (ws): ch 3, inc, dc 5, bpdc 4, *dc 8, bpdc 4, repeat from * across to last 4, dc 4, turn (39)

Row 5 (rs): ch 3, dc2, sk2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF  *dc 4, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, repeat from *across to last 5, dc 4, inc, turn (40)

Row 6 (ws): ch 3, dc 6, bpdc 2, *dc 4, bpdc2 repeat from * across to last 2, dc 2, turn (40)

Row 7 (rs):  ch 3, dc 2, *sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, dc 4, repeat from * across to last 2, dc, turn. (40)

Row 8: (ws): ch 3, dc 8, bpdc 4, *dc 8, bpdc 4, repeat from * across to last 4, dc 4, turn (40)

Row 9 (rs): ch 3, dc 2, dc 4, *sk 2, fpdc, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc4, repeat from * across to last 2, dec, turn (39)

Row 10 (ws): ch 3, dec, dc3,  bpdc 2, *dc 4, bpdc 2, repeat from * across to last 2, dc 2, turn (38)

Row 11 (rs): ch 3, dc 2, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, *dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, 2DCB, repeat from * across to last 4, dc2, dec, turn (37)

Row 12 (ws): ch 3, dc 5, bpdc 4, *dc 8, bpdc 4 repeat from * across to last 4, dc 4, turn (37)

Row 13 (rs): ch 1, dc 2, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCF, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc 4, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCF, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF , dc 2, hdc 2, sc 9, sc2tog, turn (36)

Row 14 (ws): ch 1, ss 12, dc 2, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 2, turn (36)

Row 15 (rs): ch 3, dc 2, *sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, dc 4, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, dc 2, turn (24)

Row 16 (ws): ch 3, dc 4, bpdc 4, dc 8, bpdc 4, dc 4, turn (24)

Row 17 (rs): dc 2, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc 4, sk 2, fpdc 2, 2DCB, sk 2, dc 2, 2FPF, dc 2, turn (24)

Row 18 (ws): ch 3, dc 2, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 4, bpdc 2, dc 2, turn (24)

 Row 19-34: repeat rows 15-18 4 more times, fasten off at the end of row 34.

Pattern for the Cuff 

Foundation: ch 21

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (20)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, turn (20)

Row 3 (short row): Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in first 16 sts, turn; leave remaining 4 sts unworked (16)

Row 4: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across, turn (16)

Row 5: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc across (including the 4 unworked sc of Row 2), turn (20)

Rows 6–8: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across (20)

Rows 9–68: Repeat Rows 3–8 10 more times.

Rows 69-73: Repeat rows 3-7 once more.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Use tail to sew short edges of piece together

Pattern for the Hook 

ch 20, fo.

Assembly

Line up the front and back panels so that the cable design is facing inward and the wrong side is facing you.  Whip or mattress stitch around the stocking, starting at the back of the leg working down towards the heel, across the bottom of the foot, up the toes and up the front side of  the leg.  Fasten off (the top of the stocking should be be unjoined and open).  flip the stocking right side out.

Join the first and last rows of the cuff together to form a cylinder using the mattress stitch.  Turn the cuff so that the wrong side (the side that the join is most noticeable on) is facing out.  Join the shorter side of the cylinder of the cuff to the last rows of the stocking.  Fold the cuff over (it will naturally fold along where the shorter rows were worked).

Attach the hook to the inside of the stocking on the side of the heel where the cuff and stocking meet.

Weave in the ends, and you’re all done!

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2 Comments

  • Beautiful! And exactly what I’ve been wishing I could find. Thank you!! I’ll probably sew a fabric lining to prevent stretching. Do you have any ideas on how to put an initial on the cuff?

    • Oh yay! So happy you like it and love the idea of lining if with fabric! 😁 I have thought a LOT about how to add lettering to the cuff and every time I come back to the same solution: surface stitching. You can also try to crochet the letter separately and attaching it on top.

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