Velvet & Fur Stocking · Free Crochet Pattern for Christmas

by - October 04, 2021


Okay, so it's early October, but...

🎉🎉🎉 Let's ring in the holiday season! 🎉🎉🎉

For those of you looking for a fast and easy Christmas stocking pattern, I've got the perfect one for you!  This is the Velvet and Fur Stocking, which works up quickly and involves no sewing at all.  Make one for each family member!


The body of the stocking is made using velvet yarn (and a 6mm hook), while the trim of the stocking is made with faux fur yarn (and a 9mm hook).  I love how luxuriously soft it is!  Don't you think it's the perfect holiday project to provide a modern, minimalistic, and classic look to your fireplace mantle?


It's a pretty standard Christmas stocking size too, being 20 inches (51 cm) in height, and 10 inches (25.5 cm) in width from the toe to the heel.  


To maintain the sock shape even as you stuff presents inside, you'll want to sew and insert a basic cloth liner.  (This is a must for all crocheted stockings, as yarn can stretch when you fill the stocking and make it bulge out in certain places.) 


Construction

If you loathe sewing, you'll find this stocking to be a highly enjoyable project because there's no sewing involved!  It's crocheted completely in one piece from bottom-up, starting with the toe and working your way up to the heel, then the body of the stocking, to the fluffy trim, and finally the hanging loop at the very top.  Who doesn't love a no-sew project?



Yarn

As mentioned earlier, this stocking uses a combination of velvet yarn and faux fur yarn.  I used Bernat Velvet yarn, which is classified as a bulky (5) weight yarn.  A finished stocking takes up approximately half of a skein... as you can see, this big leftover ball can still be used to whip up something else! 


The fluffy trim portion is made with Lion Brand Go For Faux™ Yarn, which is classified as a super bulky (6) weight yarn.  I used approximately a third of a skein for one stocking! 


You're welcome to use the same yarns for your stocking too, which will yield the closest results to what you see in my photos!  

If you choose to use different fibers, such as acrylic for the body of the stocking, make sure you use a bulky weight yarn as well and the recommended 6mm hook so that your stocking will end up about the same size as mine.  If you use a thinner yarn, you'll also need a smaller hook (to avoid big or noticeable gaps between your stitches), though that will make your finished stocking smaller in size than mine.  Just some things to know ahead of time when you're selecting your materials! 


This Project is Perfect for...

Christmas!!  It's perfect for crocheting as a gift to each of your family members and friends and loved ones!  

Despite being stupid-busy with work and my baby, I've already crocheted one for each member of my small, three-person family.  (I can honestly say that after I was finally satisfied with the design of the shape, this project was super therapeutic and fun to work on during the little bit of evening leisure time I have!). Anyhow, my husband's stocking is a navy blue, my baby girl's is a light pink, and mine is red. 

I love the color options of Bernat Velvet yarn... this deep blue is so beautiful, don't you think? 


With the modern and trendy look of these stockings using velvet yarn and faux fur, I'm sure they will be a cherished gift.  That, or a top-selling product for those of you who run craft fair stands or sell crocheted goods online! 


If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


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Want the PDF Pattern?

The full pattern instructions for crocheting all three types of animals are available in the PDF download!  The PDF is printable, ad-free, easy-to-read, and helps support Sweet Softies. (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns!)

You can get the PDF from Ravelry or Etsy





VELVET & FUR STOCKING

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2021 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com). No wholesale. You may not translate, copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in video tutorials or teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Size:

Height: 20 inches (51 cm) 
Toe to heel: 10 inches (25.5 cm)


Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner. 
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, changing yarn colors, attaching safety eyes, and sewing parts together.


Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO = fasten off 
  • st(s) = stitch(es) 
  • ch = chain 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • hdc2tog = hdc 2 sts together (half double crochet decrease) 
  • dc = double crochet 
  • dc2tog = dc 2 sts together (double crochet decrease) 
  • inc = insert 2 sts in same st


Materials:

  • Bulky (5) weight velvet yarn (~½ skein of Bernat Velvet
  • Super Bulky (6) weight faux fur yarn (~⅓ skein of Lion Brand Go For Faux
  • 6mm crochet hook 
  • 9mm crochet hook 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Scissors



Notes (Read Before Beginning): 

  • Start with velvet yarn and the 6mm hook for the stocking. The fluffy portion is made with faux fur yarn and the 9mm hook. 
  • The stocking crocheted in one piece, so do not fasten off until the very end.

TOE

Note: Use the 6mm hook and velvet yarn. Work in continuous rounds for this section. Ch 3 and sl st in first ch to create a loop. 

R1: Ch 2 and insert 10 hdc in the loop. (10 hdc) 
R2: Inc around. (20 sts) 
R3: (Hdc, inc) around. (30 sts) 
R4-R13: Hdc around. (30 sts) 


HEEL

Note: Work in turned rows for this section. 

R14: Hdc 15, and leave the rest of the 15 sts in the previous round unworked. (15 sts) 
R15: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc 11, hdc2tog. (13 sts) 
R16: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc 9, hdc2tog. (11 sts) 
R17: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc 7, hdc2tog. (9 sts) 
R18: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog. (7 sts) 
R19: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog. (5 sts) 
R20: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog. (3 sts) 


BODY 

Note: Return to working in continuous rounds for this section. 

R21: Without turning your work like in previous rounds, begin working towards the toe. Place marker to indicate the new start of the round. Hdc 7 across the heel rows in the direction towards the toe (Note: insert a hdc in each of the 7 rows). Hdc2tog when you arrive at the unworked sts in R10. Hdc 13. Hdc2tog. Hdc 7 across the other side of the heel rows. Hdc 3 across the top of R17 (Note: insert a hdc in each of the 3 sts). (32 sts) 
R22: Hdc 7, hdc2tog, hdc 11, hdc2tog, hdc 10. (30 sts) 
R23-R24: Hdc around. (30 sts) 
R25: (Hdc 14, inc) x 2. (32 sts) 
R26: Hdc around. (32 sts) 
R27: (Hdc 15, inc) x 2. (34 sts) 
R28: Hdc around. (34 sts) 
R29: (Hdc 16, inc) x 2. (36 sts) 
R30: Hdc around. (36 sts) 
R31: (Hdc 17, inc) x 2. (38 sts) 
R32: Hdc around. (38 sts) 
R33: (Hdc 18, inc) x 2. (40 sts) 
R34: Hdc around. (40 sts) 
R35: (Hdc 19, inc) x 2. (42 sts) 
R36: Hdc around. (42 sts) 
R37: (Hdc 20, inc) x 2. (44 sts) 
R38: Hdc around. (44 sts) 
R39: (Hdc 21, inc) x 2. (46 sts) 
R40: Hdc around. (46 sts) 
R41: (Hdc 22, inc) x 2. (48 sts) 
R42: Hdc around. (48 sts) 


FLUFF 

Note: Switch to using the 9mm hook and faux fur yarn. 

R43: Dc2tog around. *Join with a sl st to the gap between the hdc of R42 and the first dc of R43. (24 sts) 
R44-R46: Ch 2, insert a dc in the same gap. Then, insert a dc in-between each dc around. *Join. (24 sts) 

FO and weave in the ends. 



HANGING LOOP 

Note: Use the 6mm hook and velvet yarn. 

  1. Lay the stocking flat. In the fluff section’s final round, find a stitch in the back part. Attach velvet yarn. 
  2. Ch 12, or however long you’d like the hanging loop to be. 
  3. Sl st in the same st. 
  4. FO and pull the end inside of the stocking. Tie the two velvet yarn ends securely together. Weave in the ends or cut them short.


Congratulations on finishing your stocking!




There are so many ways to customize your Velvet & Fur Stockings! Here's a list of some starting-off points to get your creative juices flowing...
  • Use different yarn colors for the velvet portion of the sock, such as a different color for the toe and heel.  
  • You can also alternate colors every 2-3 rounds to give your stocking a striped look.  (If you're gifting the stocking to a die-hard team sports fan, using their team's colors would be an awesome choice!)
  • Sew appliques and embellishments onto the stocking, such as pom poms, bows, buttons, beads, or even flowers if you'd like a boho look!  These can be crocheted, made of fabric, or other materials.
  • Embroider designs, such as polka dots or flowers, directly onto the stocking.
  • Use different yarn fibers!  You don't have to use velvet to make this pattern.  If you're looking for clearer stitch definition, you might want to use acrylic yarn (for instance) instead of velvet.

If you have other ideas for customization, please do share with me in the comments below! I'd love to hear about how you're making your stocking unique and special!





Want the PDF Pattern?

The full pattern instructions for crocheting all three types of animals are available in the PDF download!  The PDF is printable, ad-free, easy-to-read, and helps support Sweet Softies. (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns!)

You can get the PDF from Ravelry or Etsy



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