The Alex Stocking Crochet Pattern was originally released in December 2015 as a Super Bulky weight stocking. This year I have been revamping and updating a few of my stocking patterns and re-envisioned the Alex Stocking and am offering this version as a free crochet pattern for you. It has not only received an update stylistically, I used worsted weight yarn to really be able to mix and match designs across the different stocking patterns I have available. You can read about all of my crochet patterns HERE.
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For this project I decided on using Yarnspirations Caron Cake in the colour Red Velvet. This yarn is a worsted weight medium #4 yarn that is available in 20 different shades, exclusively at Michaels. Each ball features five colours that have nice, long, colour changes. Although the one drawback of this yarn is that the colour changes are super abrupt, I was able to fudge the changes at the back of the stockings with minimal yarn waste. In fact, I made both stockings in the above photo using only one cake!
- Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
- Ball Size: 7.1 oz./ 200g , 383 yd. / 350 m
- Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
- Gauge: Medium Worsted (4)
ALEX STOCKING – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
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- Yarn: 200 yards of Worsted Weight #4.
- Sample shown was made with approximately 150 yards of Yarnspirations Caron Cake in Red Velvet for the Foot and Leg, and approximately 50 yards of Red Heart With Love in White for the Toe, Heel, Cuff, and Ties.
- Hook: J (6.0mm).
- Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
- Measuring Tape.
Pattern Key (Standard American terms)
- ch: chain
- yo: yarn over
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- sp: space
- slst: slip stich
- hdc: half double crochet
- LTC: linked treble crochet (see tutorial HERE!)
- 14 LTC x 5 Rows = 4″x4” (gauge is NOT essential to this pattern).
Special Pattern Notes
- This stocking is worked in one piece from the Toe to the Cuff.
- If you decide to make tassels for each corner (as shown in the photos), make them first. This way you do not have to worry about having enough once you finish the length of your Scarf.
- Beginning chains do not count as a stitches throughout.
- When choosing colors for your Stocking, Color A will be the Toe, Heel, and Cuff, and Color B will be the Foot and Leg. You may choose to use as many different colors as you like, but I will only refer to Colors A and B in the pattern.This stocking is worked in one piece from the Toe to the Cuff.
- I recommend fastening off after each color. I will have the color you need to use at the beginning of the Round. If you do not see (A) or (B), then you will continue with the color used in the previous Round.
You are free to sell what you make from this pattern, but you may not share, copy or reproduce this pattern in part or whole.
Photographs are also copyright protected and may not be used. Please link back to one of my shops if selling your finished items online.
© Pam Dajczak 2019
1: Ch16, hdc in 2nd chain from hook, slst in next, *hdc in next, slst in next, repeat from * across. (15 sts now and throughout)
1: Starting with Color (A), make a magic ring, ch1, 12hdc in ring, pull gently to close, join. (12)
2: Ch1, 2hdc around, join. (24)
3: Ch1, *hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next, repeat from * around, join. (30)
4: Ch1, *hdc in next 4, 2hdc in next, repeat from * around, join. (36)
5: Ch1, *hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next, repeat from * around, join. (42)
6-7: Ch1, hdc around, join. (42)
Fasten off (A), switch to (B) and weave in ends.
8-13: Ch3, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo and pull up loop. Insert hook into next ch, yo and pull up loop (3 loops on hook). Insert hook into same st as beginning ch3, yo and pull up loop (4 loops on hook), *yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * three times. First LTC made. Continue to LTC around, join to top of first LTC made. (42)
Read full LTC tutorial HERE.
You will notice a gap between the the rows of sts. This will be closed up later on when we do the finishing touches on the Stocking.
Switch to (A). Fasten off (B) and weave in ends.
The Stocking in the photo faces the Right. If you would like your Stocking to face the Left, start by working Round 14 on the RIGHT SIDE.
14: Ch1, turn, (you are now working on the Wrong Side), sc first 5, hdc next 4, dc next 5, hdc next 4, sc next 5. (23)
15: Ch1, turn, sk1st, sc next 4, hdc next 4, dc next 5, hdc next 4, sc next 3, sc2tog. (21)
16: Ch1, turn, sk1st, sc next 3, hdc next 4, dc next 5, hdc next 4, sc next 2, sc2tog. (19)
17: Ch1, turn, sk1st, sc next 2, hdc next 4, dc next 5, hdc next 4, sc next, sc2tog. (17)
18: Ch1, turn, sk1st, sc next, hdc next 4, dc next 5, hdc next 4, sc2tog. (15)
19: Ch1, turn, sk1st, hdc next 4, dc next 5, hdc next 3, hdc2tog. (13)
20: Ch1, turn, sk1st, hdc next 3, dc next 5, hdc next 2, hdc2tog, sc 6 sts evenly down the side of the Heel, slst to next st. (18, includes the slst)
21: Ch1, turn. sc first 18 sts of Heel, sc 6 sts evenly down unfinished side of Heel, slst to next st. (25, includes the slst)
Switch to (B). Fasten off (A) and weave in ends.
22-34: Ch2, working on the Right Side, LTC around, join. (42, now and throughout)
Fasten off B and weave in ends.
35: Lay the Stocking flat in front of you. Reattach A to the spot you want to hang your Stocking from. Ch1, hdc in each LTC st around, join.
36-38: Ch1, hdc around, join.
39: Ch10, slst to same stitch as beginning ch10, turn, sc in each ch of beginning ch10, slst back into the same stitch as ch10. Loop to hang Stocking made.
40: Ch1, hdc around, (make sure the Loop to hang the Stocking is on the inside of the Stocking), join.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
POMPOM & TIES
Ch40, fasten off. Weave the Tie in between two stitches directly below the Stocking Loop. Add a pompom to the end of each tie.
Using a long length of white yarn and a tapestry needle, weave in and out along the open gaps on the back of the stocking in an X pattern, making sure not to pull too tightly. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Use the photo below as for inspiration (stocking on the left). Alternatively, you can use the same color yarn and the stocking and just sew them closed for a simpler look.
Want to see what other Crochet Christmas Stocking patterns I have available? You can see all of them in this round up HERE!
Until next time, Happy Crocheting!