If you like gingerbread-themed Christmas decor, you will like this pattern for a lovely crochet Gingerbread Stocking! Gingerbread is very traditional and very unique to the holiday season. And this stocking will be a nice addition to my crochet Gingerbread Heart ornaments, Gingerbread Gnome, and crochet Gingerbread Garland.
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Hanging stockings by the fireplace for Santa to fill them with small presents for the kids is a beautiful Christmas tradition. But now Christmas stockings are also very popular items to crochet and include in your holiday home décor.
This crochet Gingerbread Stocking, as well as my other Stocking for your furry 4 legged friends is made in two pieces that are then joined together.
This stocking is made in traditional brown and white colors, has a crocheted gingerbread heart applique in the center, and is embellished with snowflake craft buttons.
I like to incorporate craft buttons in my crochet designs. Here are some of them – crochet Snow Globe, Lavender and Bees crochet wall art, Flamingo Love crochet wall art, crochet Fall ornaments, and Mother’s Day crochet heart.
You may also like my other popular Christmas designs: crochet Christmas garland, crochet Christmas pudding, crochet Christmas emojis, and crochet Christmas Heart Angel.
More of my crochet Christmas designs can be found in the post crochet Christmas Ornaments Free Pattern Collection and under the tag Christmas.
Christmas Gingerbread Stocking – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this crochet Gingerbread 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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BPDC – back post double crochet
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
HDC2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
YO – yarn over
Intermediate (need to know how to crochet bobbles, front and back post double crochet)
This crochet Gingerbread Stocking is about 14″.
Red Heart Soft, medium weight #4 yarn, color – Toast
Red Heart Soft, medium weight #4 yarn, color – White
Hooks and other materials:
- Crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm
- Crochet hook J/10 – 6 mm
- Sewing needle
- Sewing thread
- Tapestry needle
- Snowflake buttons. I like to buy buttons on Etsy. Here are some buttons I used:
- In DC rows beginning Ch 3 counts as 1st DC.
- In HDC, SC rows beginning Ch 2, Ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.
- How to change to a new color: work the final HDC of the Row with the first color, but do not complete the stitch. You will have 3 loops remain on the hook. Drop first color and draw through the loops on the hook new color and complete the stitch.
This stocking consists of two pieces – front and back parts that are then joined together. The stocking is embellished with crochet gingerbread heart applique and has a hanging strap.
Stocking – Front Part
Foot of Stocking
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
With size H/8 – 5 mm crochet hook and Color A, Ch 6 (counts as Ch 3 and DC).
Row 1. 2 DC in 4th Ch, 3 DC in each of next 2 Chs. Total – 9 DC. Turn.
Row 2. This is the Right Side of the stocking. Ch 3, DC in first, DC in next 3, 2 DC in next, DC in next 3, 2 DC in last. Total – 12 DC. Turn.
Row 3. Ch 2, 2 HDC in first, HDC in next 10, 2 HDC in last. Total – 14 HDC. Turn.
Row 4. Ch 2, 2 HDC in first, HDC in next 12, 2 HDC in last. Total – 16 HDC. Turn.
Row 5. Ch 2, 2 HDC in first, HDC in next 14, 2 HDC in last. Total – 18 HDC. Change to Color B. Fasten off Color A. Turn.
Row 6-7. Ch 2, HDC in each St across. Total – 18 HDC. Turn.
Row 8. Ch 2, HDC in first, *continue with Color A (keep Color B behind your work) – make Bobble in next St (YO and insert hook in indicated St, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops) 5 times. There are now 6 loops on the hook, drop Color A, continue with Color B – YO and pull through all 6 loops on hook, carry Color A along with and crochet over it – HDC in next 2 Sts. Repeat from * across, but last repeat make one HDC at the end. Fasten off Color A. Total – 6 Bobbles and 12 HDC. Turn.
Row 9 – 23. Ch 2, HDC in each St across. Total – 18 Sts. Turn.
Row 24. Ch 2, HDC in first and in next 15 Sts, HDC2tog. Total – 17 Sts. Turn.
Row 25. Ch 2, HDC in each St across. Total – 17 Sts. Turn.
Row 26. Ch 2, HDC in first and next 14 Sts, HDC2tog. Total – 16 Sts. Turn.
Row 27. Ch 2, skip first, SC in next 2, HDC in next 13. Total – 15 Sts. Do not fasten off. Do not turn. You should have Wrong Side facing you.
Leg of Stocking
Rotate your work and continue working along the long side. Do not crochet too tight.
Row 1. Ch 2, HDC in first and in each of next 17 row-end Sts. Total – 18 HDC. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 1, skip first, HDC in each of next 16 Sts, 2 HDC in last St. Total – 18 HDC. Turn.
Row 3 – 19. Ch 2, HDC in each St across. Total – 18 HDC. Switch color to Color A. Fasten off Color B. Turn.
Continue with crochet hook J/10 – 6 mm.
Row 1. Ch 3, DC in first and in next 2, *2 DC in next, DC in next 2, repeat from * across. Total – 24 DC. Turn.
Row 2. Ch 2 (counts as first DC), *FPDC around next St, BPDC around next St, repeat from * across ending with DC into top of Ch 3 at beginning of previous row. Total – 24 Sts. Turn.
Row 3 – 6. Ch 2 (counts as first DC), *FPDC around next St, BPDC around next St, repeat from * across ending with DC into top of Ch 2 at beginning of previous row. Total – 24 Sts. Turn.
Stocking – Back Part
Foot of Stocking
Row 1 – 23. Follow the instructions for the front part.
Row 24. Ch 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 16. Total – 17 Sts. Turn.
Row 25. Ch 2, HDC in each St across. Total – 17 Sts. Turn.
Row 26. Ch 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 15. Total – 16 Sts. Turn.
Row 27. Ch 2, HDC in first St and in next 12, SC in next 2, Sl St in next. Total – 15 Sts. Fasten off. Cut off yarn.
With Right Side facing you and toes on your left, reattach yarn to the top of Ch 2 at the beginning of Row 27.
Leg of Stocking and Cuff
Follow the instructions for the front part.
Gingerbread Heart Applique
To make a Gingerbread heart applique, follow the Instructions for the Gingerbread Heart Ornament but don’t make a hanging loop.
Embellishing the stocking
It is easier to sew the applique and the snowflake buttons BEFORE the two parts are joined together.
Using sewing needle and matching thread, sew on gingerbread heart applique in the center of the top part of the stocking. Sew on snowflake buttons using my design or create your own.
Joining front and back parts
To join two parts together, SC around both pieces by working 1 SC in each row-end St. Do not crochet too tight.
1. Align stockings.
2. With crochet hook J/10 – 6 mm and Color A, starting from the back seam, SC along white part of the stocking, change yarn to Color B and continue SC down the side (see Picture below), around the heel, across the bottom, around the toes and up the other side.
When you reach the white part, change color to Color A and continue all way to the end. Fasten off. Roll down the Cuff.
Join Color A to the center back of the leg and Ch 35, to make a loop, join with Sl St to same place as you joined. Fasten off.
I hope you enjoyed this Gingerbread Stocking free crochet pattern!
Bella Santos says
Now that is a super cute stocking!
Thank you so much!
How much do you need of Toast and White per 14″ stocking?
The pattern is so sweet, thanks for sharing!
1 skein of each color.
Rebecca Payne says
I love this crochet stocking. You do a fabulous job on everything you do.
Thank you so much! I am very happy to hear that you like my work!
Marilyn Moore says
hi, I love this stocking, but would like to cut it down to about half the size. can I simply half the pattern? Thanks
To make the stocking smaller, the toes part (as it is shaped and has a row of bubbles) needs to be redesigned and stitches recalculated for a different size.