Rainbow Christmas stocking


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Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out my rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern. So, I asked my daughters what Christmas stockings they’d like this year and they both replied ‘rainbow!’. Hardly surprising, they’ve been a little rainbow obsessed this year, as have most of the world. We had great fun going for walks in the spring of 2020 and counting the rainbows in peoples windows. With this in mind I designed and made the rainbow Christmas stocking. I hope you love it as much as they do!

Rainbow stocking description

The rainbow Christmas stocking features a little rainbow at the toe and a big, beautiful rainbow striped bow. It’s a full sized Christmas stocking with plenty of room for little gifts. To be exact it measures 7” x 16” at its widest points.

How it’s made

The rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern is easy kill level. You’ll need to know all your basic crochet stitches and be able to change colours. You’ll also need to know how to make simple increases. The Christmas stocking is made in one piece so there’s no fussing about sewing on the heel. That being said, you will have to make the bow separately and sew it on. To crochet the Christmas stocking I used a 6mm crochet hook and Aran (weight 4) yarn. I used white as my main colour and 4 different rainbow colours. To summarise the crochet stocking is very easy and fast to make and will definitely put a smile on any child’s (or adults) face this Christmas.

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Free rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Crochet pattern info

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This free crochet pattern will help you create a rainbow Christmas stocking. However, you can purchase your very own copy of the crochet pattern in a advert free, printable pdf file from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Hook sizes

6mm crochet hook

Yarn

Aran (weight 4) yarn in 5 colours. I used ‘stylecraft special aran’

A – white – 120m

B – yellow – 15m

C – lilac – 20m

D – turquoise – 18m

E – pink – 22m

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Terminology

USA

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Gauge

Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

6mm hook – 5 rows of 6 hdc

Finished size – 16” x 7”

Pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count

Numbers in brackets are the number of rounds/stitches in that round

Stitches separated with a comma are to made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch

Make ALL colour changes when making the joining slip stitch on the previous round.

Waffle Christmas stocking crochet pattern   Abbreviations

Supplies

You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

Tapestry needle

– Stitch markers (optional)

– scissors

– Tape measure

Aran yarn

Free rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Toe

Round 1

Colour A (white)

hdc x 10 into MR 

sl st to join with colour B & ch 1

(10 sts) 

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Round 2

Colour B (yellow)

inc x 10 

sl st to join with colour C & ch 1

(20 sts) 

Round 3

Colour C (lilac)

(inc, hdc) x 10 

sl st to join with colour D & ch 1

(30 sts) 

Round 4

Colour D (turquoise)

(inc, hdc x 2) x 10 

sl st to join with colour E & ch 1

(40 sts) 

Round 5

Colour E (pink)

(inc, hdc x 19) x 2 

sl st to join with colour A & ch 1

(42 sts)

Rainbow circle

Foot 

Round 6 – 18

Colour A (white) 

hdc x 42 

sl st to join & ch 1

(13 rounds of 42 sts)

Rainbow foot

Heel

Row 19

sc x3, hdc x2, dc x10, hdc x2, sc x3

ch 1 & turn

(20 sts) 

Row 20

Wrong side 

sc2tog, sc, hdc x3, dc x8, hdc x3, 

sc, sc2tog 

ch 1 & turn

(18 sts) 

Row 21

sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x8, hdc x2, 

sc, sc2tog 

ch 1 & turn

(16 sts) 

Row 22

Wrong side 

sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x6, hdc x2, 

sc, sc2tog 

ch 1 & turn

(14 sts) 

Row 23

sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x4, hdc x2, 

sc, sc2tog 

ch 1 & turn

(12 sts) 

Row 24

Wrong side 

sc2tog, sc, hdc x2, dc x2, hdc x2, 

sc, sc2tog 

ch 1 & turn

(10 sts)

Stocking heel

Leg 

Round 25

hdc2tog, hdc x6, hdc2tog,

hdc x 6 in raw edge

hdc x 22

hdc x 6 in raw edge

sl st to join and ch 1

(42 sts)

Crochet in raw edge
Round 26 – 36

hdc x 42 

sl st to join and ch 1

(11 rows of 42 sts) 

Round 37 – 38

Colour B (yellow) 

hdc x 42 

sl st to join & ch 1

(2 rounds of 42 sts)

Crochet stocking
Round 39 – 40

Colour C (lilac) 

hdc x 42 

sl st to join & ch 1

(2 rounds of 42 sts) 

Round 41 – 42

Colour D (turquoise) 

hdc x 42 

sl st to join & ch 1

(2 rounds of 42 sts) 

Round 43 – 44

Colour E (pink) 

hdc x 42 

sl st to join & ch 1

(2 rounds of 42 sts)

Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern
Round 45 – 48

Colour A (white)

hdc x 42 

sl st to join and ch 1

(4 rows of 42 sts) 

Hanging loop 

Note : The hanging loop should end up at the right hand side of your stocking.  You may need to add or remove some of the first sc’s of the next round before chaining the loop to ensure the loop is in the correct position.  

Round 49

Colour C (lilac)

sc x 10, ch x 20, sc x 32

sl st to join with colour E and ch 1

(42 sts) 

Round 50

Colour E (pink)

sl st x 62 around stocking & ch loop

sl st to join & fasten off

weave in ends 

(62 sts)

Hanging loop

Bow 

The bow is worked separately 

Continue with a 6mm crochet hook

Rainbow bow crochet
Round 1

Colour B (yellow)

ch 38 & sl st to join into a circle

hdc x 38 

sl st to join & ch 1

(38 sts) 

Round 2 – 3

Colour B (yellow)

hdc x 38 

sl st to join & ch 1

(2 rounds of 38 sts) 

Round 4 – 6

Colour C (lilac)

hdc x 38 

sl st to join & ch 1 

(3 rounds of 38 sts) 

Round 7 – 9

Colour D (turquoise)

hdc x 38 

sl st to join & ch 1 

(3 rounds of 38 sts) 

Round 10 – 12

Colour E (pink)

hdc x 38 

sl st to join & ch 1

fasten off after R12 & weave in ends 

(3 rounds of 38 sts) 

Bow centre 

The bow centre is worked separately 

Continue with a 6mm crochet hook

Round 1

Colour B (yellow)

ch 10 & sl st to join into a circle 

sc x 10

sl st to join & ch 1

(10 sts) 

Round 2

Colour C (lilac)

sc x 10

sl st to join & ch 1

(10 sts) 

Round 3

Colour D (turquoise)

sc x 10

sl st to join & ch 1

(10 sts) 

Round 4

Colour E (pink)

sc x 10

sl st to join & fasten off 

weave in ends

(10 sts) 

Assembly  

Fold the bow into a W shape and squeeze through the centre loop. 

Align your bow in the centre of the stripy section of the stocking.

Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Using yarn colour D (turquoise) sew the bow onto your stocking.  You will need to sew across the whole bow to ensure it doesn’t flop when hanging up.  Only sew through the back section of the bow for a neater finish.  

Your rainbow Christmas stocking is now complete.  

Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

Rainbow Christmas stocking crochet pattern

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