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Free Rainbow Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern

    Free Rainbow Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern
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    Rainbow Christmas stocking description

    This free rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern is super easy to make and it makes the perfect gift for little girls. So, I asked my daughters what Christmas stockings they’d like this year and they both replied ‘rainbow!’. Hardly surprising, they’ve been a little rainbow obsessed this year, as have most of the world. We had great fun going for walks in the spring of 2020 and counting the rainbows in peoples windows. With this in mind I designed and made the rainbow Christmas stocking. I hope you love it as much as they do!

    The rainbow Christmas stocking features a little rainbow at the toe and a big, beautiful rainbow striped bow. It’s a full sized Christmas stocking with plenty of room for little gifts. To be exact it measures 7” x 16” at its widest points.

    How to crochet a rainbow Christmas stocking

    The rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern is easy skill level. You’ll need to know all your basic crochet stitches and must be able to change colours. You’ll also need to know how to make simple increases. The Christmas stocking is made in one piece so there’s no fussing about sewing on the heel. That being said, you will have to make the bow separately and sew it on. To crochet the Christmas stocking I used a 6mm crochet hook and Aran (weight 4) yarn. I used white as my main colour and 4 different rainbow colours. To summarise the crochet stocking is very easy and fast to make and will definitely put a smile on any child’s (or adults) face this Christmas.

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    Hook sizes

    6mm crochet hook

    Yarn

    Aran (weight 4) yarn in 5 colours. I used ‘stylecraft special aran

    A – white – 120m/132yd

    B – yellow – 15m/17yd

    C – lilac – 20m/22yd

    D – turquoise – 18m/20yd

    E – pink – 22m/24yd

    Terminology

    USA

    Abbreviations

    ch – Chain

    MR – Magic ring

    st/sts – Stitch stitches

    sp/sps – Space/spaces

    sl st – Slip stitch

    rep – Repeat

    sc – Single crochet

    hdc – Half double crochet

    dc – Double crochet

    inc – Increase (2 stitches in 1 space)

    sc2tog – Decrease (single crochet 2 together)

    hdc2tog – Decrease (half double crochet 2 together)

    Gauge / Tension

    6mm hook = 5 rows of 6 hdc

    Finished size = 16” x 7” / 41cm x 18cm

    Pattern notes

    I do not count chains in my stitch count.

    Numbers in brackets are the number of rounds/stitches.

    Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.

    Make ALL colour changes when making the joining slip stitch on the previous round.

    Supplies

    You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies)

    – Crochet hooks 

    – Tapestry needle

    – Stitch markers (optional)

    – scissors

    – Tape measure

    – Aran yarn

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    Toe

    Round 1

    Colour A (white)

    hdc x 10 into MR

    sl st to join with colour B & ch 1

    (10 sts)

    Round 2

    Colour B (yellow)

    inc x 10 

    sl st to join with colour C & ch 1

    (20 sts) 

    Round 3

    Colour C (lilac)

    (inc, hdc) x 10 

    sl st to join with colour D & ch 1

    (30 sts) 

    Round 4

    Colour D (turquoise)

    (inc, hdc x 2) x 10 

    sl st to join with colour E & ch 1

    (40 sts) 

    Round 5

    Colour E (pink)

    (inc, hdc x 19) x 2 

    sl st to join with colour A & ch 1

    (42 sts)

    Foot

    Round 6 – 18

    Colour A (white) 

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (13 rounds of 42 sts)

    Heel

    Row 19

    sc x3, hdc x2, dc x10, hdc x2, sc x3

    ch 1 & turn

    (20 sts) 

    Row 20

    Wrong side 

    sc2tog, sc, hdc x3, dc x8, hdc x3, 

    sc, sc2tog 

    ch 1 & turn

    (18 sts) 

    Row 21

    sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x8, hdc x2, 

    sc, sc2tog 

    ch 1 & turn

    (16 sts) 

    Row 22

    Wrong side 

    sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x6, hdc x2, 

    sc, sc2tog 

    ch 1 & turn

    (14 sts) 

    Row 23

    sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x4, hdc x2, 

    sc, sc2tog 

    ch 1 & turn

    (12 sts) 

    Row 24

    Wrong side 

    sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x2, hdc x2, 

    sc, sc2tog 

    ch 1 & turn

    (10 sts)

    Leg 

    Round 25

    hdc2tog, hdc x6, hdc2tog,

    hdc x 6 in raw edge

    hdc x 22

    hdc x 6 in raw edge

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (42 sts)

    Round 26 – 36

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (11 rows of 42 sts) 

    Round 37 – 38

    Colour B (yellow) 

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (2 rounds of 42 sts)

    Round 39 – 40

    Colour C (lilac) 

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (2 rounds of 42 sts) 

    Round 41 – 42

    Colour D (turquoise) 

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (2 rounds of 42 sts) 

    Round 43 – 44

    Colour E (pink) 

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (2 rounds of 42 sts)

    Round 45 – 48

    Colour A (white)

    hdc x 42 

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (4 rows of 42 sts) 

    Hanging loop 

    Note : The hanging loop should end up at the right hand side of your stocking.  You may need to add or remove some of the first sc’s of the next round before chaining the loop to ensure the loop is in the correct position.  

    Round 49

    Colour C (lilac)

    sc x 10, ch x 20, sc x 32

    sl st to join with colour E and ch 1

    (42 sts) 

    Round 50

    Colour E (pink)

    sl st x 62 around stocking & ch loop

    sl st to join & fasten off

    weave in ends 

    (62 sts)

    Bow 

    The bow is worked separately 

    Continue with a 6mm crochet hook

    Round 1

    Colour B (yellow)

    ch 38 & sl st to join into a circle

    hdc x 38 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (38 sts) 

    Round 2 – 3

    Colour B (yellow)

    hdc x 38 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (2 rounds of 38 sts) 

    Round 4 – 6

    Colour C (lilac)

    hdc x 38 

    sl st to join & ch 1 

    (3 rounds of 38 sts) 

    Round 7 – 9

    Colour D (turquoise)

    hdc x 38 

    sl st to join & ch 1 

    (3 rounds of 38 sts) 

    Round 10 – 12

    Colour E (pink)

    hdc x 38 

    sl st to join & ch 1

    fasten off after R12 & weave in ends 

    (3 rounds of 38 sts) 

    Bow centre 

    The bow centre is worked separately 

    Continue with a 6mm crochet hook

    Round 1

    Colour B (yellow)

    ch 10 & sl st to join into a circle 

    sc x 10

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (10 sts) 

    Round 2

    Colour C (lilac)

    sc x 10

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (10 sts) 

    Round 3

    Colour D (turquoise)

    sc x 10

    sl st to join & ch 1

    (10 sts) 

    Round 4

    Colour E (pink)

    sc x 10

    sl st to join & fasten off 

    weave in ends

    (10 sts) 

    Assembly  

    Fold the bow into a W shape and squeeze through the centre loop. 

    Align your bow in the centre of the stripy section of the stocking.

    Using yarn colour D (turquoise) sew the bow onto your stocking.  You will need to sew across the whole bow to ensure it doesn’t flop when hanging up.  Only sew through the back section of the bow for a neater finish.  

    Your rainbow Christmas stocking is now complete.