It is so much fun making cute things for the Christmas tree, especially if they’re classics that will stand the test of time. When you’re making these utterly adorable mini Christmas stockings, you’ll be creating heirloom decorations that will be passed on, used and loved for many more years to come.
And bonus! They’re crazy fast to make.
We used Vinnis Nikkim in White, Blue-Red and Sea Green, on a 4.00mm hook size. You can use any yarn, (imagine making them with real left-over sock yarn!) just make sure to adjust your hook size according to the yarn you want to use. If you want your decorations to stay beautiful for years, it is highly recommended that you use a good quality cotton yarn. (If they do get dusty over time, simply pop them in the washing machine.)
Any yarn in two different colours
Crochet hook that works with the yarn
Abbreviations: (UK terminology used)
ch/s – chain/s
dc – double crochet
slst – slip stitch
st/s – stitch/es
The socks are made using the Amigurumi technique. This mean that you work in a spiral. Do not close the round with a slip stitch, but simply continue to work in a spiral. To keep track of rounds easily, use a stitch marker in the first stitch of every round.
Start with colour 1. Make a magic circle (or if you can’t, make 2ch’s and work all the sts in the 2nd ch from hook)
Round 1: Ch1, work 6dc in the magic circle. (6 sts)
Round 2: Work 2dc in each dc. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st*, rep from * all around. (18 sts)
Round 4 – 6: Work 1dc in each dc. (18 sts) Fasten off.
Change to colour 2.
Round 7 – 12: Work 1dc in each dc. (18 sts) Do NOT fasten off.
Change to colour 1: (NOTE: when working the last dc of round 12, work the first section of the st (until there are 2 loops on your hook. Then, using the new colour, yarn over and pull through the 2 loops on your hook. This will create a seamless colour change.) Round 13 – 17 will be worked backwards and forwards.
Round 13: 1dc in the next 9 sts, turn.
Round 14 – 17: Ch1, 1dc in the next 9 sts, turn. Fasten off and sew the back of the heel.
Return to where the loose tail is from the last dc of round 12 and continue to work in a spiral.
Round 18: Work 1dc along the edge of each dc around the heel (10 sts/1dc per each row end) then work 1dc in the next 8 sts.
Round 19 – 28: Work 1dc in each dc. (18 sts)
Change to colour 1:
Row 29: Work 1dc in each dc.
Row 30: Work 1dc in each dc, ch 10 (the back loop) and join with a slst at the base of the dc. Fasten off. Weave in all loose ends.
Remember to tag us on social media once you’ve made your stockings. We’d love to see!
The Jaarn Team, xx