Crochet Christmas Stockings FREE Pattern

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Get into the holiday spirit crafting crochet Christmas stockings! Delight in our blog post's simple guide for unforgettable Yuletide joy.
crochet christmas stockings

A dear customer came to me with a delightful holiday request that was as heart-melting as a marshmallow dunked into a hot cup of cocoa on a December night. She wanted me to create not one, not two, but three distinct crochet Christmas stockings – each one to be hung with care and filled to the brim with goodies by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

You see, Christmas stockings aren’t just any ordinary socks. They are a beloved family tradition, filled with tiny wrapped gifts and chunks of chocolate. Also, let’s not forget that the bigger the stocking, the more presents it can hold! So who were the lucky three to receive these stockings? The fortunate trio was my friend, her fantastic fiance, and their adorable, fluffy dog.

Which Crochet Christmas Stockings Did I Choose?

Good question! I finally decided on the FREE Bernat Cross Stitch Christmas Stockings Pattern by Yarnspirations. There are three designs to choose from including a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, and a snowman.

The pattern calls for cross-stitching the designs but I decided to bring the whole thing to life with some colourful crocheting. What’s terrific about crochet is that it’s like a wizard’s magic wand, but for crafters. With just some yarn and a crochet hook, I began transforming the chart into a stocking, one stitch at a time.

Snowman Stocking

The first special stocking I made was a snowman stocking using a deep green base. On top of that, I put a bright white snowman. Picture this: you wake up on Christmas morning. The air is frosty and cold. And there’s the snowman stocking, looking at you with a big, happy grin! Wouldn’t that be a fun way to start your gift-filled day? This stocking is perfect for anyone who loves the magic of winter and the joy of Christmas morning.

Christmas Tree Stocking

Next, I hooked up a different stocking design. This one captured the beauty of a tall, twinkling evergreen, true to the spirit of the festive season. The final product was enchanting. It filled me with warmth and stirred up feelings of holiday cheer. Glancing at it, I found myself reminiscing about winter evenings spent by the fireplace, captivated by the enchanting glow of holiday lights at home.

This stocking goes beyond being a simple festive adornment. Consider it a miniature tribute to what the holiday season embodies – joy, love, and the brilliance of decorations that bring the holiday spirit to life. It’s like having a personalized touch of holiday magic, right there on your stocking.

It might even bring a big smile to your face, stirring thoughts of all the fantastic holiday moments. Picture yourself curled up in soft, comfy socks, immersing in holiday movies, eagerly awaiting Santa’s visit – all against the backdrop of your evergreen’s charming glow in the corner.

Santa Claus Stocking

The final creation was a stocking featuring a much-loved holiday figure. Recognizable by his merry red hat and long, white beard, this jolly old man exudes Christmas cheer.

Santa Claus is symbolic of the festive season. His image instantly reminds us of the joy and generosity that define Christmas. The stocking, with our ho-ho-ho-ing friend on it, is more than just holiday decor. It’s a physical reminder of these special emotions that Christmas brings.

Imagine seeing this stocking on Christmas morning. It serves as the first touch of happiness for the day, even before you unpack the presents or taste the festive goodies. It’s your little reminder of the spirit of sharing and happiness that can light up this special day.

Adding A Personal Touch

To make them extra special, I used a letter chart and added names to each stocking. It’s a sweet reminder that they were made with love, just for them. And let’s face it, nothing says “Christmas is here” like having your very own, personalized stocking hanging up for Santa to fill.

Crafting these crochet Christmas stockings was such an enjoyable journey. And the best part? You can do it too! With a bit of yarn, a crochet hook, some patience and oodles of Christmas cheer, you might just begin a new holiday tradition of making and gifting these adorable stockings. And that, my friends, will be like Santa Claus leaving actual footprints by the fireplace!

Discover the Joy of Crafting Crochet Christmas Stockings for the Holiday Season

So grab your yarn and crochet hooks, boil the kettle for some hot cocoa, and get cozy. Christmas is around the corner, and the best way to wait for our beloved Santa Claus is with a bit of crochet love.

Which of the three designs would you pick? The snowy delight (the Snowman), the beacon of merriment (the Christmas Tree), or the heartiest chuckle in the North Pole (Santa Claus)? Write your pick in the comments below.

This article was originally published on November 26, 2014.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.


  1. So stinkin cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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