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This selection includes 20 festive crochet Christmas stocking patterns from some of the best designers. Decorate your home with these amazing stockings this holiday season.
One of the best parts of Christmas morning is waking up and discovering treats, small toys, and other surprises tucked inside your stocking. There’s something so special about having your own unique stocking with your name on it.
As crocheters, we can make Christmas stockings even more personal by choosing colors and patterns that reflect each person. It’s a fun and festive way to exercise your creativity while adding a warm and sentimental touch to the holiday.
This collection of free crochet stockings includes a wide variety of Christmas stockings, from mega stockings to mini ones, gift card holders, and even one for your furry friends! They’re made with different colors, gorgeous textures, and interesting stitch patterns.
Pick a free crochet Christmas stocking pattern you like and make several. Or choose a different one for each member of the family. Whatever you choose, hopefully, your crochet Christmas stockings will become a cherished family tradition, and you look forward to bringing them out each year.
20 Best and My Most Favorite Free Crochet Patterns for Christmas Stockings
Of course, stockings are not just for Christmas morning. You can display them all throughout the season as holiday decor. With all the love, sweat, and tears that go into handmade Christmas decorations, it just adds to the cozy and nostalgic feel. Anyone would be happy to receive one of these Christmas stockings and display it in their home.
With Christmas coming soon, if you haven’t started making your stockings yet, it’s time to get started. So grab your crochet hook, yarn, and scissors, and get comfy in your favorite chair. And don’t worry, there are plenty of quick and easy options here to inspire you!
You will find links to all 20 gorgeous free crochet patterns for Christmas stockings listed below so you can visit them on each designer’s website. And to make your decision even easier, I have them all listed with pictures as well.
I hope you enjoy this awesome collection. And be sure to share the link to this collection on social media please, so others get to see and enjoy them also. Thank you!
Reindeer Christmas Stocking Using Fair Isle
This crochet stocking pattern features the knit-like waistcoat stitch which makes color changes the easiest and smoothest – using tapestry crochet (or fair isle) to carry the unused yarn with you. This classic design uses only basic stitches, which gives it a skill level of advanced beginner. However, it’s enough of a challenge that intermediates will enjoy it as well.
To make the stocking, you’ll follow a pixel graph to make snowflakes, stars, a light and ornament garland, a beautiful spiral Christmas tree, and flying reindeer on top.
I designed this pattern with white and red yarn. But you could totally add more colors and highlight each image with different colors, as many crocheters have done before to make your own Christmas stockings.
The free pattern, graph, and video tutorial for the FAIR ISLE REINDEER CHRISTMAS STOCKING is available on my website.
Chevron Wave Christmas Stocking
This chevron Christmas stocking, with its bold waves of red, white, and green, will stand out in your holiday display. It’s finished off with a cuff of faux fur yarn, which makes it look extra cute.
The chevron pattern uses stitches of various heights, along with simple increases and decreases, to create ripples of color. This stocking looks gorgeous in classic Christmas colors. But it would also be beautiful in wintry shades of blue and white.
You’ll find the free written pattern for the CHEVRON CROCHET CHRISTMAS STOCKING, along with many detailed photos, on my blog.
Faux Fur Christmas Stocking
The Faux Fur Christmas Stocking is a free crochet pattern and ideal for a quick project. You can crochet it in different colors and make this Suzette stocking with a faux fur cuff for the whole family.
An easy fix for old, tired Christmas decorations is making your very own crochet stockings. Nothing is better than actually making your own stockings. You can completely personalize them by choosing your favorite colors or adding your name to them.
The tutorial on HOW TO CROCHET A FAUX FUR CHRISTMAS STOCKING EASILY WITH THIS FREE PATTERN is available on my website.
White Spruce Crochet Stocking
If you love the reindeer fair isle stocking above, you can try out a different colorwork technique with this gorgeous stocking, which shows off a design of Christmas trees.
This crochet stocking pattern uses the split single crochet stitch, which produces a knit-like fabric. It’s worked from toe-up, with the heel portion added on at the end.
FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern with graph and video tutorials.
If you have a whole family to make stockings for, this easy crochet Christmas stocking pattern works up in an hour! With basic double crochet stitches and simple shaping, you can make a whole bunch of handmade Christmas stockings in no time.
It’s the perfect blank canvas to customize, too. Make the whole thing in a solid color. Or alternate colors to make stripes. CLICK HERE for the free pattern.
Upcycled Stocking with Crochet Cuff
For those who enjoy both sewing and crocheting, you can give new life to an old plaid shirt with this upcycled stocking. You’ll sew the body of the stocking from pieces cut from the shirt. Then crochet the cuff and sew it on. There are also instructions to adjust for any type of yarn – so you can truly use what you have in every aspect.
You could make this stocking extra special by using a loved one’s old shirt so you can remember them year after year. You’ll find the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.
Simply Christmas Stocking
I just love the luxuriously textured cuff of this Christmas stocking. It uses chain loop stitches, which are special stitches that use chains in between slip stitches, to make a super thick and cushy fabric that’s reminiscent of fur or fleece.
It’s worked from the toe up in one piece, using short rows for the heel, so no need to worry about adding the heel later. VISIT THIS SITE for the free pattern.
Cranberry Christmas Stocking
This construction of this stocking is similar to the one above, both from Rich Textures Crochet. But this one employs a variation of the crunch stitch, which alternates half double crochet (hdc) and slip stitches (sl st), to give it a different gorgeous texture.
It works up quickly with super bulky weight yarn and a 10 mm crochet hook. So you will have time to try them both, if you like! FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.
Fireside Christmas Stocking
This easy pattern uses the block stitch to create pinstripe details. There are so many fun color combinations you can try, depending on who you’re making it for.
The designer used yarns from her stash but any comparable yarn will do. All you need is worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) hook to make one of your own. You will find the free pattern by CLICKING HERE.
Grace-Filled Stocking by Grace and Yarn
We’ve seen a lot of stockings with fur cuffs. But this one takes it further. The entire stocking is made from Fable Fur yarn, which makes it incredibly soft and cuddly.
Faux fur also works up relatively quickly, especially in this stocking, as it is made almost entirely in simple sc stitches. It can be hard to see your stitches with faux fur. But you can use stitch markers to help you stay on track. Add a leather hanging loop for a classy touch. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.
Granny Christmas Stocking
If you like the fun and colorful look of granny squares, you will love this super-sized Christmas stocking. At 20 inches long, you can fit all kinds of goodies inside!
It starts with a magic ring and uses rounds of granny stitches (or 3 dc shells) in alternating colors to make bright contrasting stripes of red and white yarn. Of course, you could use all different color combinations to achieve the look you want. You can get the free pattern by FOLLOWING THIS LINK.
Happy Holidays Crochet Stocking
The Happy Holidays Stocking uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease for a rich and elegant look. The finished crochet Christmas stocking is just a little whimsical, and full of sparkle!
The pom-poms are optional to add, however they are very on-trend right now. You can easily remove them later if you want to do so and change your mind. FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.
Gift Card Christmas Stocking Holder
Crochet Christmas stockings do not have to be just for decorating your fireplace! This clever crochet pattern makes a mini version of the traditional stocking which cleverly doubles up as a holder for gift cards!
Some people are just notoriously difficult to choose the right gift for! The easiest thing is to buy them a gift card and let them choose the perfect gift. This mini stocking is an awesome idea of adding a special touch to a voucher gift for that special person.
CLICK HERE for the free pattern.
Fireside Cottage Stocking
This beautiful crochet Christmas stocking has a modern twist on a very classical look. The style of the stocking is quite traditional. But the stitches and stitch combo used are most definitely not!
The Fireside Cottage Stocking is also the perfect gift for anyone who you consider difficult to buy. Make them a stocking, add a gift card, or some bathroom items (deodorants, aftershave, etc) to create a great gift. THIS WEBSITE has a free pattern.
Crochet Stocking for Your Furry 4-Legged Friends
This crochet Christmas stocking for your dog or cat ensures that Santa does not overlook them during his holiday visit! You can fill their Stocking with their favorite treats and toys and then enjoy watching their excitement when they receive their gifts!
This beautiful crochet Dog Stocking is made in two separate pieces that are then sewn together. The Stocking is decorated with crochet Heart Paw appliques. It also has a hanging strap so it is easy to mount it anywhere.
You can grab the free pattern by clicking on THIS LINK.
Victorian Christmas Stocking
Christmas stockings are not just for decoration, they can bring in a lot of traditions too. Imagine opening the little gifts inside the stocking as a family tradition.
You can make this occasion even more special by making crochet Christmas stockings for each member of the family. Make them as big as you want to and speed up the making process by using chunky yarn.
You can get to the pattern by FOLLOWING THIS LINK to the website.
Mini Crochet Christmas Stocking
I love these cute mini stockings. The possibilities on what you can use these for are endless! You can use them as Christmas tree decorations and hang them all over your tree. If you string them together you can decorate your fireplace or front door with them.
However, if the time is on your side, you can also make 24 of these. Hang them all together on a board, fill with little chocolates and you have your very own handmade advent calendar.
CLICK HERE for the free pattern.
Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stocking
Crochet Christmas stockings can be so much more than just a decoration. These unique handmade items will become part of family traditions and heirlooms.
They will be brought out every year during this special holiday season. Everyone will remember you made it with your hands and put a lot of effort into it. Even if you can’t be with your family one year, your handmade heirloom will still be there with them. THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern for this beautiful stocking.
Mini Crochet Christmas Stocking
These mini stockings come with so many variations and possibilities. You can really have a play with color. All you have to do is swap the two colors to make a different look. Adding a third color into the mix adds even more possibilities!
You can change colors to your heart’s content and consider adding buttons, beads, ribbon, and trim for even more fun. So many options to love with one simple pattern which you can find HERE.
This beautiful stocking has a lovely textured pattern at the front. It shows that you do not need different colors to decorate your stocking. You can simply use textured crochet stitches to make a striking design.
Traditional colors paired with textured patterns and fun pom poms make this stocking a lovely addition to your holiday crochet decor. THIS WEBPAGE has the free pattern.
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