Merry Christmas in July! Christmas and winter projects are my favorite so don’t be surprised if I use the months from now until December to post many more! This Snowman Stocking is continuation of my snowman series that all started with the snowman sack and then turned into a snowman hat and now a christmas stocking! It cinches at the top to look like a beanie! This is the same technique I used in my snowman sack (SEE IT HERE). Change the colors of the beanie to make a set of stocking for the whole family!
The other fun part of this stocking is that is worked in one piece! No need to fasten off and re- join your yarn or sew parts together when you get to the heel. Truly one of the easiest crochet christmas stocking patterns you will find!
Bernat Super Value Yarn in White, Lush (green), Carrot (orange), Cherry Red, and a bit of Black. Shop Bernat Super Value Yarn on Yarnspirations.com!
Size H Crochet Hook
Two 1/2 inch black buttons
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
DC Decrease = Double Crochet Decrease
FPHDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet
Video tutorial for front and back post half double crochet HERE
with white yarn
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 15 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (note: feel free to chain 1 or 2 after each join. My stitches are loose so I decided to go with the chain 2)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (30 HDC)
Round 3-11: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (30 HDC)
Round 12: HDC in first, 2 DC in next 10, HDC in remaining 19 stitches, join, chain 2
Round 13-14: HDC in first, DC in next 20 stitches, HDC in remaining stitches, join, chain 2
Round 15: HDC in first, make 10 DC Decrease over the next 20 stitches, HDC in remaining stitches, join, chain 2
Round 16-26: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain2 (30 HDC)
(note: feel free to continue rows of HDC for a stocking without the beanie. 8-10 more rows will make a nice size stocking!)
(second note: at this point you may also want to sew on the button eyes, nose, and stitch on a mouth)
switch to green yarn
Round 27: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (30 HDC)
Round 28-29: FPHDC in first, BPHDC in next, repeat all the way around to make ridge of beanie.
Round 30-36: HDC in each stitch around
Fasten off and weave in ends.
With green, chain 45, Slip stitch in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down. Fasten off leaving a bit of tail.
Weave strip in and out of the last row of HDC in your snowman hat.
On of the ends, sew end to the about the 10th stitch from end to make a loop that will hang from your fireplace.
One the other end, make a yarn pomp pom and sew it onto the end.
Cinch top closed and let the pompom sit on top. Or leave it open! Use loop to hang stocking.
Snowman Nose Pattern:
Chain 6, Sl St in second chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, continue to sc around the back and bottom of the triangle, when you get to the tip, chain 2, slip stitch in second chain from hook and slip stitch to your first SC.
Chain 63, DC in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Fasten of and weave in ends. Just like you would make a braided tail on a crochet hat, take 4 strands of yarn about 6 inches long and fold them in half. Loop them through (or knot) through the last DC stitch on one of the ends. Do the same for the other end!
Tie scarf midway around stocking (above the heel).
Can’t wait to see all of your snowman stockings lined up on your mantle this year! Please tag @RepeatCrafterMe to show me your creations!!
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