It’s Saint Nicholas/St. Nick’s Day! Did you find a present in your shoe or stocking today? If so, what is it? If not, don’t worry! There is a free crochet pattern waiting for you 🙂 but first, let me know if you’ve been naughty or nice this year by voting below…
What is St. Nick’s Day, you ask? Saint Nicholas is the legendary patron saint of children or an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas. To participate in this tradition, place your shoe or empty stocking outside your bedroom door on the night of December 5th. You will then (hopefully) find a gift in it on the morning of December 6th. Do you celebrate St. Nick’s Day?
So how about that free crochet pattern? This mini holiday stocking is very easy and quick to crochet. You can simply make it as a hanging ornament on your tree and/or stuff a mini candy cane or treats inside! You can even make them in different colors for each member of the family.
Please share your finished creation(s) with me! Use the hashtag #doriyumi and tag me @doriyumi on social media. I really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂
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- Crochet hook G/4.0 mm
- Yarn needle (I use Clover Chibi Bent Tip Needle Set)
- Stitch marker (I use Clover Locking Stitch Markers)
- Worsted weight yarn, I used the following yarn:
- Please read through the entire pattern before you start.
- This is a MINI stocking, it holds a mini candy cane.
- Stocking: 3.5″ in height x 1.5″ wide
- For reference, the mini candy cane measures 2.75″ in height.
- Work mostly in continuous rounds; do not join or turn unless noted in pattern.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together / sc decrease
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
BLO = work in back loop only
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
Mini Holiday Stocking
With CC/white yarn, work magic ring, ch 1 to secure ring.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: 1 sc in each st around (12)
Change to MC/red yarn.
Rounds 4-8: 1 sc in each st around (12)
Change to CC/white yarn on last st to work on the heel.
Row 1: Ch 1. Sl st in next st. 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in last st. There will be 6 unworked sts. (6)
Rows 2-3: [Do not ch] Turn. Sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st. (6) [see photo 1]
Row 4: Join MC/red yarn in first st of Round 8 of the foot with a ch 1. Work 1 sc in same st [place stitch marker here, see photo 2]. 1 hdc in next 6 sts. [1 dc, 1 hdc] in next st (the same st as last st of Row 1 of the heel) [see photos 3 & 4]. 1 hdc in next 6 sts. (15)
Row 5: 1 sc in next st [where your stitch marker is, see photo 5]. 1 sc in next 14 sts. (15) [see photo 6]
Row 6: 1 sc in next 4 sts. sc2tog. 1 sc in next 9 sts. (14)
Rows 7-9: 1 sc in each st around. (14) [see photos 7/side A & 8/side B]
Fasten off MC/red yarn, leaving a tail approx. 6” long (for a loop if you want to hang it on the tree; otherwise, just fasten off and weave in ends).
Join CC/white yarn to work on the cuff.
*Use Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in Whitey White for a fuzzy effect!*
Rows 10-12: 1 sc in each st around. (14)
Row 13: Work in BLO, 1 sc in each st around. (14)
Rows 14-16: 1 sc in each st around. (14) [see photo 9]
If you are using fun/textured yarn such as Bernat Pipsqueak, you can work 2 sc in each st around to give it a more fluffy look.
Sl st in next st and fasten off.
*click thumbnails to enlarge photos*
Fold down the top part (rows 14-16). With the red yarn tail, make a knot as a hanging loop. [see photo 10]
Place in mini candy cane or stuff with mini treats! [see photo 11]