Country Cottage Stocking Crochet Pattern

The Country Cottage Stocking is a holiday stocking crochet pattern that has a gorgeous texture from front post stitches! This crochet stocking can be made with either medium weight or bulky weight yarn to create 2 different sized stockings. The Country Cottage Stocking works up quickly and uses easy construction.

Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk
The Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk. Stocking tags by The Knotty Boss.

The Country Cottage Stocking has a classic and modern look but features a unique texture. It uses basic crochet stitches and front post stitches to create a rigid texture that works up quick and easy! This crochet stocking pattern can be made in 2 sizes by using different yarn weights.

Handmade Christmas stockings are such a special project and they make for great gifts for family or friends. You can make your stocking in one solid color, 2 toned, striped, or any other color combination you’d like!

Continue reading below to hear my inspiration for this pattern and to learn more about the yarn I used, then scroll down for the written pattern!


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If you enjoy this pattern, then check out these other crochet patterns in the Country Cottage Collection: Country Cottage BeanieCountry Cottage MittensCountry Cottage SocksCountry Cottage HeadbandCountry Cottage Cozy, and Country Cottage Pumpkins!


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Inspiration

Is there anything more special than a handmade Christmas stocking?! When I was a kid my mom made our family Christmas stockings out of felt. They were always so special and meaningful and I looked forward to using mine every year. After about 20 years they started to fade, rip, and fall apart. A few years ago my mom made everyone in our family a new felt stocking and I they have been just as loved and appreciated.

While felting is my mom’s crafting specialty, I wanted to use mine, crochet, to create a pattern so others can make their family special handmade stockings! I wanted this pattern to be easy to make, but have a unique look that could fit in with any home’s decor or style. So I made the Country Cottage Stocking with a classic stocking shape, with a fold over cuff, but used front post stitches to create texture and dimension in the body of the stocking. The front post stitches are easy to create but add so much charm to this design.

Whether you’re crocheting these stockings for yourself, family, friends, or to sell, they are bound to bring years and years of love and joy to those who use them. Stockings not only hold goodies for the holidays, but they carry on memories and the joy we feel during the holidays for years to come.

Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Yarn + Sizing

The Country Cottage Stocking can be made in two sizes by using different weights of yarn. The larger size measures approximately 17″ x 7″ and uses bulky (5) weight yarn and a 6.5mm (K) hook. For the grey/white and the green/white stockings I used Lion Brand Yarn Color Made Easy, which has unfortunately been discountinued. Have no fear though, there are a few other bulky (5) yarns that I think would work just as great! Lion Brand now has Hue + Me in their bulky yarn lineup and I just love it! It comes in a variety of gorgeous colors. Hue + Me is a acrylic/wool blend and I do find it’s a bit thicker than Color Made Easy was so your stocking may turn out a tad larger, but there’s nothing wrong with that!

Other bulky (5) weight yarns that would also work are: Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Chunky, I Love This Chunky, and Loops & Threads Charisma.

The slightly smaller stocking measures approximately 15″ x 6″ and uses medium (4) weight yarn and a 5.5mm (I) hook. I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn for the candy cane striped (white/red) stocking, but you can substitute with any medium (4) weight yarn! Some other ones I think would work great are Lion Brand Yarn Color Theory, Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch, Red Heart Super Saver, Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek, or Big Twist Value.

Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk and Stocking tags by The Knotty Boss
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Difficulty

Easy

Notes

  • Instructions are written for a two-toned stocking. Color A is for the main body and Color B is for the toe, heel, and cuff. Feel free to experiment with more or less colors or try adding stripes!
  • The CH worked at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch. Join with a SL ST to the 1st ST of each round, not the CH.
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) until the end of each round or until otherwise stated.
  • The number in parenthesis at the end of each round states the total number of stitches for that round.

Supplies

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST – Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet Two Together
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet
Yarn over, insert your hook behind and back around the post of the next ST, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.

How to Front Post Double Crochet

Changing Color
On the last ST of the round before the new color begins, start ST as normal. On the final pull through, drop your current color and pull through the last loops on the hook with the new color.

Country Cottage Pattern

Toe (Color B)

Magic Circle, CH 1

Round 1: HDC x8 inside the circle. Join & CH 1 (8)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around. Join & CH 1 (16)
Round 3: *HDC in 1st ST, 2 HDC in next.* Join & CH 1 (24)
Round 4: *HDC in 1st 2 STs, 2 HDC in next.* Join & CH 1 (32)
Round 5: *HDC in 1st 3 STs, 2 HDC in next.* Join & CH 1 (40)
Round 6: HDC in each ST around. On the last ST change to Color A. Join & CH 2 (40)

Instructions for the Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Round 7: DC in each ST around. Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 8: *DC in 1st ST, FPDC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)

Round 9: *FPDC in 1st ST, DC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)

Rounds 10-17: Repeat rounds 8 & 9

Instructions for the Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Drop working yarn but do not tie off, you will come back and continue with it after creating the heel.

Heel (Color B)

Skip the 1st 10 STs & attach Color B to the 11th ST of Round 17.

Instructions for the Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Row 1: SC in the same ST you’ve attached to, and SC in each of the next 19 STs. CH 1 & turn. (20)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC across until 2 STs remain, SC2TOG in last 2 STs. CH 1 & turn. (18)
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2 until 6 STs remain.
Row 9: 2 SC in 1st ST, SC across until 1 ST remains. 2 SC in last ST. CH 1 & turn. (8)
Rows 10-15: Repeat Row 9 until there are 20 STs across.

Instructions for the Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Tie off leaving a 10” tail. Fold heel in half so that it is inside out. Sew up the side using a whip stitch. Attach a 10” strand and repeat for the other side. Flip heel right way out.

Continue where you left off with Color A.

Round 18: *DC in 1st ST, FPDC in next* repeat 4 more times. (The next ST is to prevent a gap between the main body and the heel) Yarn over, insert hook into the 11th ST from Round 17 (this is the same ST where we joined the Color B for the heel and worked the 1st SC). Yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the 1st ST of the top of the heel, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Instructions for the Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

DC in the next 18 STs.

Yarn over, insert hook into the last ST of the heel, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the 30th ST from Round 17, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

*DC in next, FPDC in next* repeat 4 more times.
Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 19: *FPDC in 1st ST, DC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)
Round 20: *DC in 1st ST, FPDC in next.* Join & CH 2 (40)
Rounds 21-32: Repeat rounds 19 & 20. On the last ST of round 32, change to Color B. Join.

Cuff (Color B)

The ribbing of the cuff will be created on the inside of the stocking, then folded over at the end to be shown on the outside.

CH 13

Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each CH across. Skip the next ST from Round 32 and SL ST into the next. CH 1 & turn (12)

Row 2: (working back up the cuff) SC in the back loop only in each ST across. CH 1 & turn (12)
Row 3: (working down the cuff) SC in each ST across. SK the next ST of Round 32 and SL ST into the next. CH 1 & turn (12)
Rows 4-39: Repeat rows 2 & 3
Row 40: Join the ends by working a SL ST into the starting CH and the back loop only of the SC across from it, repeat across. Tie off, weave in ends, and fold cuff over.

Hanging Loop

A variety of materials can be used to make the hanging loop, like yarn, string, or ribbon. For the grey/white and red/white stockings I used a strip of leather. You can either tie around the 20th ST of Round 32 or fold the length of the material in half to make a loop and sew it on.

Yarn loop: Going from the inside of the socking, attach yarn around the 20th ST from Round 32. CH 12 and join yarn back into the same ST from Round 32. Tie off and weave in ends.

Country Cottage Stocking crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

And you’re all done! I hope you enjoyed the Country Cottage Stocking pattern! I can’t wait to see your finished creations, so be sure to tag @theturtletrunk on Instagram!


Check out these other holiday crochet patterns: Picot Tree Ornament, Holiday Cheer Tree Skirt, Tree Ornaments/Gift Toppers.


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