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Top-Down Christmas Stocking

Posted on May 27, 2017

Here is a new mini Christmas stocking crochet pattern. This 6 inch long stocking pattern features a ribbed cuff and is worked top-down. There is an option for a folded over cuff which was a later idea added to the original pattern. Directions for both styles are listed in the free crochet pattern below.

Top-Down Crocheted Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern

G (4 mm) crochet hook – approx. 52-55 yards depending on yarn medium weight yarn
or 56-60 yards for longer fold-over cuff option.

With Caron Simply Soft yarn- length is 6 inch long from top cuff to toe. 2.75 inches wide across top cuff.

With Red Heart Super Saver yarn- length is 6-1/3 inches long. 3 inches wide across top cuff.

R 1: Leaving a long tail to start, chain 8 and Sc in the 2nd chain from hook. Ch 1, turn. (7 sts)

Option for fold-over cuff: Chain 15 instead of 8 as stated above. Sc in the 2nd chain from hook. Ch 1, turn. (14 sts) Work pattern as written below but you will have 14 sts for the cuffed portion instead of 7.

R 2-22: Working in the back loops only (BLO), Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn. (7 sts)
Leave yarn attached if continuing with same yarn color and just slip hook out of last st so you can weave closed the cuff.

Using the long tail from the beginning row, close the top ribbed cuff by joining row 1 to row 22.

Tip: I found it looks best if I work in the BLO of row 22 and both loops of the row 1 when I stitch the cuff closed. This keeps the appearance of the back loop raised stitching look of the ridged cuff.

Leg: R 1
Join yarn at top edge of ribbed cuff (if color change) and now working into both loops, Sc evenly along end sts of cuff. (Approx. 23 Sc) Don’t join at end of round but just continue working in the round without joining or turning until told to do so on heel.

R 2-9: Sc in each st of round. End with a Sl St into the very last stitch on round 9. FO.

Heel:
R 1: Attach new color (if desired) at seam of ribbed cuff. Ch 1, Sc in each of the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn.
R 2-5: Work Sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sts)
R 6: Work Sc in next 5 stitches, work Sc together over next 2 stitches (decrease made), then work Sc in each remaining stitch across.

Close back seam of heel with a whip stitch later after you finish the sock or you can do it now if you’d like.

Foot:
R 1: Attach new color if desired at the heel back. Ch 1 and Sc in each stitch around the heel top edge and around the top sts of the leg and back around to the back of the heel. You should have about 25 sts. Don’t join or turn from this point forward.
(Also don’t worry if you have one st more or less at this point. It all works out either way.)
R 2-6: Sc in ea st of round. End with a Sl St into the very last stitch on round 6 for foot. FO.

Toe: Change color
R 1: With new color if desired, attach yarn and Ch 1. Sc in each st around. (Again don’t join or turn your work for the toe.)
R 2: *Sc in next st, 1 dec over the next 2 sts*, repeat between * around to the beginning of row. (Use a stitch marker if necessary)
R 3: Sc in each st around.
R 4: *Sc in next st, 1 dec over the next 2 sts*, repeat between * around to the beginning of row.

Finish off and leave a long tail to close the end of the toe. Using a yarn needle, use the yarn tail to thread through the remaining stitches to close the toe end and draw up tight the yarn to close.

Fold over cuff if you crocheted this optional style. My folded-over cuff measures 1.5 inches long.

Attach yarn at back of cuff, chain 10 for hanging loop and join with a slip stitch into the next space at back to attach the hanging loop.

Weave under all ends and close back of heel if you didn’t already whip stitch it closed.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab.

Abbreviations:
BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Sc – Single Crochet
Sm – Same
St – Stitch

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