These darling crochet plaid mini stockings make a cute advent calendar! This article includes a free crochet pattern for the cute plaid mini stockings and also a printable for the little numbers (if you decided to turn your stockings into a Christmas countdown). The post also contains affiliate links, thanks for your support.
Day Three of Plaid Week has been in the works for a while. First, those crochet plaid mini stockings actually take a bit longer than you think they will (they are so tiny…how?!).
Second, I commissioned my woodworking dad to make me a cute wall hanging to hang the stockings from.
Isn’t it darling?
I also convinced him to set up a listing on Etsy and sell a few. Because this is just a side hobby, he only wants to sell a handful, so if you are interested in getting this cute tree for your mini stockings, hop over and order one quick! They are going to sell fast.
The crochet plaid mini stocking pattern is based on my Mini Stocking Advent calendar from a couple years ago. I changed the counts slightly and made them in the plaid technique. They turn out cute, don’t you think? You could even make them for a garland or to embellish a front door wreath, or even as sweet little ornaments.
(I think I might just do all of these things…)
I also made a simple printable for the little round labels. If you are making an advent calendar with your plaid mini stockings, be sure to download the Stocking Advent Labels.
CROCHET PLAID MINI STOCKINGS – FREE CROCHET PATTERN
Please remember: You are free to use this pattern to make and sell, but do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. DO NOT use my photos in your listings. Please do share my blog links! It’s a quick and FREE way of supporting Whistle and Ivy and more free crochet patterns in the future.
PLEASE read my Disclaimer before working my free patterns!
What you need: (affiliate links)
– H Hook (5 mm)
– Knit Picks Brava Worsted (#4) in Wine, Red and Black
– Darning Needle
– Stocking Advent Labels PDF Download
– Advent Tree (optional)
Gauge: Not important, just make your stitches are on the tight side, and use the same hook for all of them.
Finished Size: Approx. 5 1/2″ Long
Crochet Plaid Mini Stockings (for the advent calendar, make 24)
Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. For this project, we will NOT be using the plaid join. You will work the beginning chain, work your first st in the same st as the chain, then work 2 more stitches so your first plaid block will have 3 sc sts.
For a cleaner seam, finish the last st of the round with the color of yarn you will be using in the beginning of the next round.
1. Sc 8 into first chain. Join with sl st with beginning st. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join with beginning st. (16 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in next 7 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 7 sts. Work 2 sc in last st. (18 sts)
4. – 5. (Work in BLO) With black, ch 1. Work the 3 x 2 plaid stitch all the way cross, alternating between black and wine. Join with first st. (18 sts)
6.- 7. (Work in BLO) With Wine, Ch 1. Work the 3 x 2 plaid stitch all the way cross, alternating between wine and red. Join with first st. (18 sts)
8. – 9. (Work in BLO) With black, ch 1. Work the 3 x 2 plaid stitch all the way cross, alternating between black and wine. Switch to black on the last stitch and join with first st. (18 sts).
To prevent extra ends to weave in, we will work a chain and move over to the starting point without have to cut and rejoin the yarn. The chain’s purpose is solely to get you to a new spot about an inch away without having to cut yarn. If you prefer, you can cut your yarn and join it again at the designated place.
Continuing where you left off and still using black, ch 4. Take the chain off your hook and insert your hook in the first st of the last block of the previous round (it should be the first stitch of Wine in last the block, 3 stitches to the right of the join). With your hook, grab the chain and pull through to join.
Move on to the heel instructions.
The next three rows are the heel of the plaid mini stocking. It will be worked by turning. You won’t be going all the way around.
a. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc. Hdc. Dc (worked in the join). Hdc. Sc 2. Turn. (7 sts)
b. Ch 1. Sk same st, hdc in next st. Hdc 3. Sk next st, sl st in last st. Turn. (5 sts)
c. Ch 1. Sk same st. hdc in next st. Hdc. Sk next st, sl st in last st. (3 sts)
Drop black and join wine.
We need to move back 2 sts, to do this without cutting and rejoining, ch 3 with wine. Take the chain off your hook. Insert your hook in the 2nd to last st of the heel. Pull the chain through, and move on to round 9.
9. (with Wine)Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 2 down the heel (these stitches will be very spaced out, but this is essential to the shape of the heel. Work them tight so the heel is force to curve upward in a cupped heel shape). Change to red and then work the plaid stitch across 12 sts alternating between red and wine. When you get to the other side of the heel, change to red and work 3 sc up the other side of the heel. Join with the first st. (18 sts)
10. – 17. Work the plaid technique alternating between black and wine, then wine and red in the following row until you reach row 18. Finish each round by joining with the first st.
18. With black, ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with the first st. Ch 8. Sl st down into the same st to form a loop.
Tie off and weave in all ends.
Love them? Me too. Be sure to share yours in our Facebook group!
Join our Facebook Community! We need YOU!
Want a FREE ebook, Tip Tuesday tips and Free Pattern Friday? Subscribe!
(it’s totally FREE!)