This crochet Stocking for your dog or cat ensures that Santa does not overlook them during his holiday visit! If he does miss them, you can fill their Stocking with their favorite treats and toys and then enjoy watching their excitement when they receive their gifts!
If you have friends who have other 4-legged family members, this beautiful Stocking will be a welcomed handmade gift for them.
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I made this crochet Stocking for our dog – our most wonderful golden retriever Lucy. I found that it is fun to make items for her. I enjoy making handmade items for her as much as I do for my own son.
If you like to crochet for your pet, check out this collection – Crochet Patterns for Dogs!
This crochet Dog Stocking is made in two pieces that are then joined together.
The Stocking is embellished with crochet Heart Paw appliques and has a hanging strap for ease of mounting.
If you are looking for more crochet patterns for pets, check out these wonderful patterns on the Etsy website!
Also, check out these gift ideas for pets and pet lovers!
Crochet Christmas Dog Stocking – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this Stocking is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy shop HERE. Free pattern is below.
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
HDC2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
Puff St – puff stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St – stitch
Yarn and Hooks
Worsted weight #4 yarn, colors – red and white.
I used Aunt Lydias Fashion Crochet Thread – Silver. Similar size 5 weight yarns may be substituted.
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The Stocking is about 11-3/4″ x 15″.
- In DC rows beginning Ch-3 counts as 1st DC.
- In HDC rows beginning Ch 2 doesn’t count as a Stitch.
Puff St (4-HDC Puff Stitch) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch.
Yarn over again and draw up loop. There will be three loops on the hook.
Repeat three more times. Each time adds 2 more loops to the hook. There will be 9 loops on the hook.
Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. You have one loop on hook.
Ch 1 to secure the puff stitch.
Stocking – make 2
With red – Ch 6 (counts as Ch 3 and DC).
Row 1. 2 DC in 4th Ch, 3 DC in each of next 2 Chs – 9 DC. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 3, DC in first, DC in next 3, 2 DC in next, DC in next 3, 2 DC in last – 12 DC. Turn.
Row 3. Ch 2, 2 HDC in first, HDC in next 10, 2 HDC in last – 14 HDC. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 2, 2 HDC in first, HDC in next 12, 2 HDC in last – 16 HDC. Turn.
Row 5-23. Ch 2, HDC in each St across – 16 HDC. Turn.
Row 24. Ch 2, HDC in next 14, HDC2tog – 15 HDC. Turn.
Row 25. Ch 2, HDC in each St across – 15 HDC. Turn.
Row 26. Ch 2, HDC in next 13, HDC2tog – 14 HDC. Turn.
Row 27. Ch 2, skip 1st, SC in next 2, HDC in next 11 – 13 Sts.
Top Part of Stocking
Continue working along the long side.
Row 1. Ch 2, HDC in each of next 18 row-end stitches – 18 HDC. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 1, skip 1, HDC in next 17 – 17 HDC. Turn.
Row 3 – 11. Ch 2, HDC in each St across – 17 HDC. Turn.
Row 12. Ch 2, 2 HDC in first, HDC in each of next 15, 2 HDC in last – 19 HDC. Turn.
Row 13 – 15. Ch 2, HDC in each St across – 19 HDC. Turn.
Switch color to white.
Row 16. Ch 3, Puff St in 1st, *skip 1, Puff St in next – repeat from * to the end, DC in last St (same St where last Puff was made) – 10 Puffs. Turn.
Row 17. Ch 1, skip 1st, SC in top of Puff, *SC in top of St between Puffs, SC in top of next Puff – repeat from * to the end – 20 SC. Turn.
Row 18. Ch 3, skip 1st, Puff St in next, *skip 1, Puff St – repeat from * to the end, DC in last St (same where last Puff was made) – 10 Puffs. Turn.
Row 19. Repeat Row 17.
Row 20. Repeat Row 18.
Row 21. Repeat Row 17.
If you want to add appliques to your Stocking, it is easier to sew them on BEFORE the two parts are joined together.
I made three Heart Paw appliques and sewed them on one Stocking.
Joining Stockings Parts
To join two Stockings together, SC around both pieces by working 1 SC in SC row-end St, 1 SC in HDC row-end St, 2 SC in DC row-end St and 2 SC in Puff row-end St. Do not crochet too tight.
2. With white and starting from the front seam, SC along white part of the Stockings, change yarn to red and continue SC down the side, around toes, across the bottom and up the other side.
When you reach the white part, change color to white and continue to the end of the second side. Do not fasten off, make a hanging strap.
Ch 30, Sl St in last SC of the edging.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Christmas Dog Stocking!
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