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Updated May 2, 2024

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In the post, you’ll find everything you need to learn how to crochet a Christmas stocking! Is there anything more festive than a stocking? This fun festive crochet Christmas stocking is made up of interlocking hexagons which are one of my favourite shapes to crochet! Plus it’s quick and simple to make once you’ve got the hang of a crochet hexagon but don’t worry if you’ve never tried a crochet hexagon before because I have the written pattern and video tutorial in this post to help get you started.

So pop on your favourite festive film grab your materials and tools and let’s get festive together!

a crochet hexagon stocking made in red, green and cream yarn hanging from a cream mantle with a festive garland draped over the mantle piece.
Christmas Stocking

pattern use ideas

This crochet take on a Christmas stocking make a homely festive decoration especially when hung from your mantle piece. Alternatively, you could use them as a gift bag to add that personal handmade touch to your Christmas gifts, your recipient will then be able to reuse the stocking or keep it for decoration.

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This pattern is written in UK terms


Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Double Crochet(s): dc(s):  Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s):  Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

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A crochet christmas stocking made of white, green and red hexagons is hanging on a festively dressed white fireplace.
Crochet Christmas Stocking

crochet christmas stocking pattern

I’ve broken this pattern into two sections, the first section will teach you how to crochet a hexagon then I’ll show you how to join your hexagons to create a stocking. I have the written pattern and video tutorials available. I always recommend following the written pattern whilst watching the video to help you improve your pattern reading skills.

You need to make 16 hexagons to create a stocking, see below for the written pattern and video tutorial.

Crochet Hexagon Pattern

To begin: In colour A, chain 4, insert hook into the first chain to make a circle

Round 1: Ch3, tr, ch2, *2tr, ch2* 5 times, connect into the 3rd chain from the bottom.

The chain 2 spaces have made the ‘Corners’

Round 2: Change to colour B, ch3, tr into the top of stitch, tr in space, *ch2, tr in corner, tr into top of next two stitch, tr into same corner* 5 times, ch2, tr into corner, connect into third chain from the bottom.

Round 3: Change to colour C, ch3, tr in next 2stitches, tr in corner, ch2, *tr in corner, tr in next 4 stitches, tr in corner, ch2* 5 times, tr in corner, tr in top on stitch, connect and tie off.

You need to make 16 hexagons to create a stocking, see below for the video tutorial.

video tutorial: crochet hexagon

YouTube player
Patchwork Blanket

joining your hexagons

video tutorial: crochet christmas stocking

christmas crochet patterns

For more crochet Christmas inspiration, check out these patterns available on the blog: Mini Wreath, Mini Christmas Stocking, Crochet Christmas Tree, Mini Festive Bunting and the Alpine Tree Skirt.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

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