When it comes to Christmas decorating, I love traditional colours (red and green) and a handmade touch. Each year, I make a few ornaments to add to the tree (because I never have time to make more than that!). This year, it’s a granny square Christmas stocking ornament.
Granny squares are a great beginner crochet pattern, and an ornament size is quick and easy. No spending 3 years on this crochet project.
A packet of Lifesavers lollies fits nicely inside, if you’re looking to hang a treat on the Christmas tree. You could also hide a scroll of paper for an e-gift card inside.
Here’s the free pattern for how to crochet a granny square Christmas stocking ornament.
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Note: US crochet terminology is used in this pattern.
With first colour (white), make 4ch, join with a slipstitch to make a ring.
Round 1: 3ch, 2dc in ring, 2ch. *3dc in ring, 2ch* Repeat from * 2 more times. Slipstitch in top of first ch3. Finish off.
Round 2: Join the next colour (green) in a ch2 space. 3ch, 2dc in ch2 space, 2ch, 3dc in same ch2 space. *in next ch2 space (1ch, 3dc, 2ch, 3dc) * repeat from * 3 times. 1ch. Slipstitch in top of first ch3. Finish off.
Round 3: Join the next colour (red) in a ch2 space. 3ch, 2dc in ch2 space, 2ch, 3dc in same ch2 space. 1ch, 3dc in next ch1 space. *in next ch2 space (1ch, 3dc, 2ch, 3dc), 1ch, 3dc in next ch1 space*. Repeat from * twice. In same ch1 space as previous, (1ch, 3dc, 1ch, 3dc). 1ch. Slipstitch in top of first ch3. Finish off.
Finishing: Fold in half to form stocking.
Starting at the toe of the boot, join yarn in first colour (white), sc in each stitch, working through two layers, along the bottom of the boot and up the side of the stocking. Stop at the last dc at the top, 10ch, slipstitch in ch2 space. Finish off.
Weave in ends.