The Husky Christmas Stocking
Crochet your own Christmas Stocking with Faux Fur yarn!
Inspiration is weird.. No joke, while working on a different pattern that I’m actually quite excited about and this idea for a Christmas Stocking popped into my head! I find faux fur yarn to be challenging. Seeing the stitches can be literally impossible, but it is really worth it! I told myself I would only create simple patterns with basic construction because otherwise, you’d all hate me. I initially thought that meant a stocking was out because of the heel shaping. That’s when this pattern decided to make it’s appearance.
To make the Husky Christmas Stocking, you’ll need a bit of patience with the stitches and a sense of adventure. I won’t lie to you… It is tough to see the stitches, but the good news is that you can feeeeeel them! With yarn this soft, you’re going to want to feel it anyway.
This is going to pair PERFECTLY Faux Fur Crochet Tree Skirt Pattern!
Alright, enough fluff. Let’s get down to business. This post does contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and getting your materials there, it helps me to keep my patterns free!
- 1 Skein of Go For Faux yarn by Lion Brand – possibly 2 if gauge is loose
- 50 yards of Color Made Easy in Shade
- Crochet Hook: 11.50mm/P
- Scissors and a yarn needle
- Ch – Chain
- SC – Single Crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
- St – Stitch
- Sts – Stitches
- Sl St – Slip Stitch
With fur yarn, begin by chaining 4 and sl st into the starting chain to form a ring. (Use magic circle if you prefer)
Starting from toe and working towards heel
ONE: ch 2 (counts as DC here and throughout), DC in ring 11 times, Sl St to the top of the starting ch to close. (12 DC)
TWO: ch 2, DC in same st as ch, DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * to * 4 times, DC in last st, Sl St to the top of starting ch. (18 DC)
THREE: ch 2, DC in each st around, Sl St to the top of the starting ch. (18 DC)
FOUR: Repeat round three
Begin opening for ankle
FIVE: ch 2, DC in each st around, but don’t Sl St to join. (18 DC)
SIX: ch 2 and turn, DC in each st across. Since we are only chaining 2 in each round here, there won’t be a space for the 18th DC. (17 DC)
*If you do have 18 sts, that’s ok too! You can’t see the sts anyway so it’ll turn out great!
SEVEN: ch 2 and turn, DC in each st across. (17 DC)
EIGHT and NINE: Repeat row seven
Here’s where things transition from working towards the heel to working up the leg portion. Rather than turning and continuing to work in the tops of the stitches, ch 2 and work along the open edges you just made for the ankle opening.
TEN: ch 2, evenly place 18 DC around the ankle opening, leave the heel open for now, sl st to the top of starting ch. (19 DC)
ELEVEN: ch 2, DC in each st around, Sl St to the top of the ch 2 to join. (19 DC)
TWELVE through SEVENTEEN: Repeat round eleven
Bind off and weave in the ends.
Close the heel
Cut about 20 inches of fur yarn. Using mattress stitch, begin at the heel and sew the opening closed. Before weaving in those ends, hold on to the heel end and slide the stitches upward towards the top. This will curve the heel up and make it less pointy.
Make non-fur cuff
ONE: SC in second ch from hook and in each st across. (14 SC)
TWO: ch 1 and turn, SC in first st, SC in back loop only in next 12 sts, sc in last st. (14 SC)
THREE: Repeat row two for 28 more rows for a total of 30 SC rows.
Seam your cuff by Sl Stitching your last row to the starting ch row. With your cuff seamed, line one side up with the top of your fur stocking. The cuff should be just a bit bigger than the stocking.
Without cutting your yarn, Sl St your cuff to the top of the stocking. You could also sew it on. Pictures are coming for this, but for now: you’ll start at the back (heel side) and insert your hook through the cuff then through the fur stocking top. From there, you’ll pull a slip stitch through. Do this evenly around to attach. You could also cut a length of yarn and sew them together if you prefer. Either way works!
Make the string to hang it
Join your yarn wherever you’d like the stocking to hang from with a sl st. I put it on the back of the stocking where the two different yarns meet.
Ch 12, sl st in the second ch from hook and in each st across. Cut a long tail and use that to sew the other end to the same spot!
Bind off and weave in the ends.
Hang that adorable stocking on your fireplace because you’re done! Or maybe you have to make a bunch more for the rest of your family.. Either way, congrats!
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