Easy granny stitch stocking

Granny Christmas Stocking Free Pattern

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Granny stockings are such a beautiful addition to any home decoration, especially at Christmas – The festive period. I mean, how else can we talk about Christmas decorations without Granny Stockings?

I am excited to share with you this mega granny Christmas stocking-free pattern.

Recently, we added a new baby to our family Which means that we need an additional stocking I decided to make mega, chunky stitching and thought to share it with you all.

I can’t wait to see the little guy’s reactions to checking his Santa’s surprises under the Christmas Tree this year!

How do you crochet a granny stocking

Crocheting the granny stitch stocking is such a fun thing. It uses the basic crochet stitch – Double Crochet and Chains If you can make these two stitches, then you can crochet your own granny stitch stocking.

For the granny stockings, a set of double crochets are made into each chain space This set is referred to as “shells” which is – 3 dc.

Perfect the basis of crocheting the granny square stitch by having a look at this post

How do you crochet a large chunky stocking

This detailed post contains steps to help you make your own version of a large (mega) granny stocking.

The finished dimension is 20″ by 8″ excluding the tassels! You can customize the dimension of your stocking by going down or up your crochet hook sizes.

The granny stitch Christmas Stocking is such a fun one to make as it works up pretty quickly You can go stash busting with this pattern or simply use the traditional Christmas colors.

Speaking of Christmas decor, I have a decent amount of patterns mostly free here on my blog that you should make

The wall-mounted Christmas tree

Crochet Christmas tree

Christmas Ornaments and Presents

Crochet Santa mug cozy free pattern

Crochet Santa table runner

Materials needed to make your own granny Christmas stocking

Yarn – For this mega granny stocking pattern, any DK (#3) weight yarn can be used in colors of your choice.

This version of granny stocking was made using – Scheepjes Softfun, #3 (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic. 140 m/ per 1.75 oz/50g skein)

The prototype was made using Red and White

Red – Color A

White – Color B

Estimated Yardage

440 yards in Color A

340 Yards in color B

Hook and other Materials

5 mm Crochet Hook

Difficulty level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Pattern notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
  3. Chains at the beginning of the rounds count as a stitch.

Stitch Abbreviations

Chain – ch

Double crochet – dc

Single crochet – sc

Shell – 3 dc in the same stitch

If you love granny stitch, you should check out the following posts on my blog.

Granny square top

Granny square stitch sampler

Granny square crochet pattern round-up, this post contains lots of beautiful stitches.

Now, if you are ready to spice up your crochet techniques, you should check out the reversible granny stitch This beautiful stitch and technique gives a totally new look to the beloved granny stitch.

Reversible granny stitch cowl and neck warmer

Reversible Granny stitch sweater – Kids and Adult sizes

If you prefer a print-friendly Ad-free version, you can get it on Ravelry

Pattern instructions for this granny stitch stocking

Round 1: With A, in a magic ring, ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3, plus ch 1, here and throughout), *dc, ch 1 into the ring, repeat from * 9 more times, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 10 dc, 10 ch sps

Round 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in ch 1 sp, (ch 1, 2 dc) in each ch 1 sp around, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 dc, 10 ch sps

Round 3: With A, Ch 4, skip next 2 sts, (ch 1, 3 dc) in each ch 1 sp until the last ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch 1 sp join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 30 dc, 10 ch sps

Round 4: With B, ch 5, 3 dc in first ch sp, (ch 2, 4 dc) in each ch 1 sp around, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 40 dc, 10 ch sps

Round 5: With A, ch 4, skip next 3 sts, (4 dc, ch 2) in each ch 2 sp until the last ch 2 sp, 3 dc in last ch 2 sp join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 40 dc, 10 ch sps

Round 6: With B, ch 3, 4 dc in first ch sp, *(ch 1, 4 dc) in next ch 2 sp, (ch 1, 5 dc) in next ch 2 sp, rep from * to end, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 44 dc, 10 ch sps

Round 7: With A, ch 3, 2 dc in first st, *skip next 2 sts, (ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, (ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch sp, rep from * to end, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 shells, 20 ch sps

Round 8: With B, ch 4, (shell, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp until the last ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch 1 sp join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 shells, 20 ch sps

Round 9: With A, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (ch 1, shell) in each ch 2 sp until the end, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 shells, 20 ch sps

Rounds 10 – 21: Repeat Rounds 8 – 9

Round 22: Repeat Round 8

Do not fasten off

Section 2 – Split for Heel

Round 1: With A, ch 3, 2 dc in first st, *skip next 2 sts, (ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch sp, rep from * to 11 more times, ch 30, skip the remaining sts/ch sps, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 13 shells

Leg

Round 2: With B, ch 4, skip next shell, *(shell, ch 1) in next ch 1 sp, rep from * 11 more times, ch 1, skip last shell, shell in first ch, **ch 1, skip next 3 chs, shell in next ch, rep from ** to last ch sp until the last 4 chs, ch 1, skip next 3 chs, 2 dc in last ch, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 shells, 20 ch sps

Round 3: With A, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (ch 1, shell) in each ch 2 sp until the end, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 shells, 20 ch sps

Round 4: With B, ch 4, (shell, ch 1) in each ch 1 sp until the last ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch 1 sp join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 20 shells, 20 ch sps

Granny Stocking

Rounds 5 – 18: Repeat Rounds 3 – 4

Rounds 19 – 24: With A, Repeat Rounds 2 – 3

Round 25: Repeat Round 2

Round 26: With A, ch 3, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to the 3rd ch from the beginning ch.

Fasten off.

Section 3 – Heel

Join A with a sl st to the ch 3 sp at the split for heel

Round 1: Ch 1, sc2tog in ch 3 sp and next st on the leg, 4 sc in next 7 ch 1 sps, sc2tog in next shell and next st, 4 sc in next 7 sts, join 58 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 25 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 54 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 23 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 50 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 21 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 46 sc

Round 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 19 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 42 sc

Round 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 17 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 38 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 34 sc

Round 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 13 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 30 sc

Round 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog twice, sc in each st across until the last 2 sts, sc2tog, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 26 sc

Leave a long tail of yarn and fasten off.

Turn to the wrong side

With both lips over each other, sew together.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

Adding Tassels

The prototype was made using White yarn

Cut 12” long yarn into your desired pieces

For smaller tassels – use 6 pieces of tassels

For a bigger tassel – use 10 pieces of tassels

With a hook, attach the tassels to the ch 2 sps on the edging made on the stocking.

Trim off excess yarn

Adding a hanger/rope

The prototype was made using red yarn

Chain 24, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across, join with a sl st to the beginning chain

Secure the rope to the stocking.

I have secured mine to the inside of the stocking, just at the beginning of Round 19th of the stocking’s leg.

Fasten off

Sew in ends

Block your stocking

Hang beautifully.

I hope to see your beautiful version of the granny Stockings, when you do make your stockings, do tag me

Cheers,

Susanna

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