I’m so excited to bring you the first Christmas themed project of the season, my Farmhouse Christmas Stockings!
It’s part of Lion Brand Yarn’s annual 12 Weeks of Christmas promotion and I hope you stay tuned to read more about this design and the others in the collection before scrolling down to the free pattern. Let’s get festive!
I’ve made Christmas stockings before but they never felt unique to me and my taste. If you’ve been following along around here on the blog, all year I’ve been focusing my intention on creating things that feel really in line with my style – trends be damned! (that’s right, I said it). So when imagining what I wanted to make for a holiday decor piece, I knew I needed to revisit the idea of a classic christmas stocking but add a bit of a feminine, romantic twist.
So what did I add? LACE. Simple lacy stitches that will let ya peek in on what Santa brought you! I knew I wanted to keep the design simple enough to be accomplishable in a weekend without lots of fuss. That heel turn gave me a run for my money, but I think it came out really nicely in the end (and I put together lots of photos to help you through that tricky area).
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This stocking still needs to be functional though, right? And with lacy open stitches how am I – I mean SANTA – how is Santa supposed to fill it with goodies and not stretch it out?
By using super durable cotton yarn, of course! Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton yarn is the perfect choice, really the only choice in my opinion, for this project. You need a somewhat stiff/durable yarn that will stand the test of time, but you also want something beautiful. The 24/7 Cotton is a mercerized cotton which has a beautiful sheen that looks really polished and pretty in the holiday twinkle lights!
There are a ton of color options (24 to be exact!) to go with any holiday decor, but I love the simplicity of the cream colored Ecru. They will go with anything as your tastes change over time and you inevitably change your ornaments, garlands, and other holiday accessories.
Lion Brand has put together a kit for this project with all the yarn you need and a printed copy of the full pattern (yes – photos and all!) that will be delivered right to you. Neat, huh?! You can shop my kit HERE.
This farmhouse stocking is part of the annual 12 Weeks of Christmas promotion from LB & I’m so excited to be involved! There are 11 other stunning kits from some of my favorite designers for knit and crochet projects from sweaters to stockings. Check out the entire holiday collection HERE.
I’ve got all sorts of resources for you below, from photo help to stitch charts! If you’d like a handy printable version that includes all these helpful tools, grab the inexpensive PDF download here!
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To sum it up: These crochet farmhouse Christmas stockings are gorgeously decorative and simple to make. They’ll last year after year because they’re made with durable 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand that’s as beautiful as it is strong! Simple lace stitches are made up of double crochet and chain stitches that result in a modern design inspired by vintage holiday décor. Happy Holidays!
–3 skeins Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn in Ecru (Weight: 4/Medium – 3.5oz, 186 yds)
Makes 2 stockings
15 sts x 9 rows in dc = 4”
Width at toe: 5.5”
Width at heel: 6.5”
Width at cuff: 7.5”
Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dc3tog – double crochet three together
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
rpt – repeat
rnd – round
t – turn
- This stocking is oversized and intended to be large enough to hold plenty of holiday goodies.
- Pattern is worked from the toe up in 5 sections: the toe, instep, heel, ankle, and cuff. Do not break yarn unless instructed to do so.
- Get creative with color and utilize any of the 24 color options of 24/7 Cotton to match your décor.
- 2 Dc, Dc 2 = 2 Dc in same st, Dc in each of next 2 sts
- Beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
Rnd 1: Begin with a magic ring, Ch 2, 10 Dc in ring, sl st to join to first dc, Ch 2 (10)
Rnd 2: 2 Dc in each Dc around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (20)
Rnd 3: *2 Dc, Dc; rpt from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (30)
Rnd 4: *2 Dc, Dc 2; rpt from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (40)
Rnds 5-6: Dc in each Dc around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (40)
Rnd 7: Sk first Dc, *(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) in next Dc, sk 3 Dc; rpt from * 9 more times, sl st to join, Ch 2 (40 Dc)
Rnd 8: Sk to first Ch 1 (between pairs of 2 Dc, center of fan shape), *(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) in Ch 1 space, sk to next Ch 1 space; rpt from * 9 more times, sl st to join, Ch 2 (40 Dc)
Rnds 9-18: Rpt Rnd 8
*Note: You will work back and forth in turned rows across half of your stocking, decreasing gradually to 4 sts and then increasing gradually back up to 20 sts. We will break yarn and seam before reattaching to continue with the instep.
Row 1: Dc in each of next 20 Dc sts (skip all Ch 1s), Ch 2, t (20)
Row 2: Dc3tog, Dc in each Dc across heel, Dc3tog last 3 sts, Ch 2, t (16)
Rows 3-5: Rpt Row 2 (12, 8, 4)
Row 6: 3 Dc in first st, Dc in each Dc across heel, 3 Dc in last st, Ch 2, t (8)
Rows 7-9: Rpt Row 6 (12, 16, 20)
Row 10: Dc in each Dc across heel, Ch 2, t (20)
Break yarn & hold heel flap with right sides together as pictured.
With a spare piece of yarn whip stitch along rough edges taking care to match up rows. Stitch up both sides, finish off, weave ends.
*Note: Rnd counts will continue from Instep through the rest of this pattern.
Join yarn to last Dc of instep Rnd 18, Ch 2
Rnd 19: Working across Heel Row 10, Sk 1 Dc, *(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) next Dc, sk 3 Dc; rpt from * 4 more times.
Work (2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into Dc edge at Row 1 of Heel as pictured.
Without breaking yarn, continue working (2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) in each Ch 1 space of unworked sts of instep Rnd 18.
Work (2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) into Dc edge at Row 1 of Heel as pictured.
Sl st to join, Ch 2 (44 Dc)
Rnd 20: Sk to first Ch 1 (between pairs of 2 Dc, center of fan shape), *(2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc) in Ch 1 space, sk to next Ch 1 space; rpt from * 9 more times, sl st to join, Ch 2 (44 Dc)
Rnds 21-34: Rpt Rnd 20
Rnd 35: Dc in each Dc around (skip all Ch 1s), sl st to join, Ch 2 (44)
Rnd 36: Dc in next 8 Dc, sl st in next Dc, Ch 14, sl st in next Dc, Dc in remaining 30 sts, sl st to join (44 Dc)
Rnd 37: Sl st in next 8 Dc, sl st in each Ch st of Ch 14 (to make our hanging loop more sturdy for holding goodies!), sl st in each of remaining 30 Dc sts, sl st to join, finish off, weave all ends (56 sl sts)
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