How To Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

Granny squares are a classic pattern that can hold a lot of memories and nostalgia for people, especially when combined with Christmas decor. My own granny square Christmas stocking was made by my Nana when I was a baby and I still use it. They can add a beautiful vintage vibe to your celebrations and make great gifts for family and friends. Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make your own granny square Christmas stocking. Let’s jump right in…

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Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Chain 2 at the beginning of the rounds counts as one double crochet

Materials Needed:
– 3 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver (or other worsted acrylic yarn of your choice)
– 5mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorials:
Learn How To Make A Granny Square – Click here for the tutorial.

Pattern:
Begin by planning out the order of colours within your granny square. I created mine using the traditional Christmas colours of green, white and red.

Crochet 12 granny squares, each containing 3 rounds. For consistency and a
hidden seam when it’s time them sew them together, I kept all mine in the same colour order.

Once your 12 squares are completed, weave in your ends and set aside.

To Make The Toe Of The Stocking:
It’s important to know that the toe portion of the stocking will be slightly larger than the granny squares. This is will help create a nice round finished look (and make the perfect spot for Santa to stash an apple or clementine!).

Begin with the first colour that you used for round 1 of your granny squares.

Create a magic circle and ch 2. Alternately, you may chain 3 and slip stitch into the second chain from your hook to form a loop and chain 2.

Round 1:
(Into the loop)
Place 1 dc. Ch 1.
Place 2 dc. Ch 1.
Place 2 dc. Ch 1.
Place 2 dc. Ch 1.
Place 2 dc. Ch 1.
Place 2 dc. Ch 1.
Place 2 dc. Ch 1.

Slip stitch into the top of your beginning ch 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
(7 ch 2 clusters. 7 ch 1 spaces)

Round 2:
With the second colour, matching your granny squares:

Join your yarn into any ch 1 space. Ch 2.
Into that same space, create 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.
Ch 1.
Into each of the next 4 ch 1 spaces, make:
3 dc followed by ch 1.
Into the next ch 1 space, create 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.
Ch 1.
Into the next ch 1 space, make 3 dc.
Ch 1.

Slip stitch into the top of your beginning ch 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.

You should start to see the formation of one flat edge.

Round 3:
With your final colour, matching your granny squares:

Join your yarn into any ch 2 space and ch 2.
Into that same space, create 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.
Ch 1.
Into each of the next 5 ch 1 spaces, make:
3 dc followed by ch 1.
Into the next ch 1 space, create 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc.
Into each of the next 2 ch 1 spaces, make:
3 dc followed by ch 1.

Slip stitch into the top of your beginning ch 2. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Assembling Your Stocking:
Arrange your squares into two stocking shapes as seen in the photo below. You will be seaming your squares into two separate panels, the front and the back. Your stocking will be inside out when finished.

Cut a long piece of yarn to match the colour of the third round of your squares. I use the invisible seam method and will stitch the squares (and later the panels) together with the right sides facing in towards each other.
However, please use whichever seam method you prefer.

When joining the toe piece to the side of the square at the bottom, you will need to grab a few extra stitches together when sewing your seam. Remember that the toe piece is slightly bigger and scooping up a few extra stitches will help to pull it to match the size of the square beside it. It will pucker a little but will fix itself when the front and back panels of the stocking are sewn together.

Once both the front and the back of the stocking is finished, place them together with the right sides facing in, towards each other. Cut another long piece of yarn, matching the last round of your squares. Begin seaming your edges from the top, down to the bottom and back up around. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Fix your stocking so that it is no longer inside out and gently pull your stocking into shape. With the same colour yarn that you used for your seams, join to any space at the top. Place 1 sc evenly around the whole top of the stocking, both front and back panels. This will help to tidy up the edge.

Slip stitch into your beginning sc, fasten off and weave in your ends.

Using another colour from your granny square (as an accent), join to any single crochet stitch at the top of your stocking. Continue the rounds until it reaches approximately 2 ½ inches in width. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Hanging Loop
With the yarn that you used for the brim above, chain 4.

Place 1 sc into the second chain from your hook and into the next two stitches.
Ch 1 and turn.
Repeat until you reach 7 ½ inches. Fasten off and attach to the inside of your stocking.

Other ideas for hanging:
– Create a long chain. Attach to the inside of your stocking to allow for easy tying to railings or hooks.
– Use a piece of ribbon or fabric for a decorative appearance.

Your granny square Christmas stocking is complete! A classic crochet project that’s perfect for a vintage inspired holiday.

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Happy crocheting!

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