Free Bobble Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern

Bobble crochet Christmas stocking with bobble stripes in white hanging from a white mantle in front of a brown brick fireplace.

Bobble crochet Christmas stocking

Tahlequah Bobble Crochet Christmas Stocking is a fun crochet project that someone in your family will love to have for their very own! This boho style Christmas stocking features double rows of bobble stitches in the foot and leg of the stocking.

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What yarn should I use for this stocking?

I used Pound of Love yarn, provide by Lion Brand Yarn. This is a worsted weight 100% Premium Acrylic. Each skein contains a whopping 1020 yds! This yarn is a great fit if you are going to make a set of stockings for your family all in the same yarn.

What else will I need to make this stocking?

You will need a size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook and a yarn needle. That’s it. Simple.

What stitches and skills will I be using?

This bobble stitch crochet stocking begins with a magic circle at the toe. You can use other methods for starting the toe if you prefer, but I tend to use magic circle because it is my favorite. Find a tutorial for magic circle here, or for other circle-starting methods, click here.

You will need to single crochet and make bobble stitches. Find a single crochet tutorial here and a crochet bobble stitch tutorial here.

You’ll also be using short rows to form the heel and making a hanging loop at the top edge. I’ll share some pictures along with the pattern below to help you with those.

Where can I get this bobble crochet Christmas stocking pattern?

The Tahlequah Christmas Stocking pattern is free and you can get it right here in this post!

However, if you would prefer to print the pattern or get it without ads, you can purchase an ad-free PDF on Ravelry or Etsy.

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Tahlequah Bobble Crochet Christmas Stocking

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: About 6″ wide x 16″ long.

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Pound of Love (100% Premium Acrylic; 1020 yds; 454 g; Weight Category 4/medium): #100 White, 1 skein.

Crochet Hook: K (6.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle

Gauge: 13 sts x 14 rows = About 4″ in single crochet.

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Notes:

Pattern is written in standard US terms.

Stocking begins at the toe. After working the foot, you will work back and forth in short rows to create the heel. Next you will work across the sides and top of the short rows and go back to working in the round for the leg.

Abbreviations Used in order of appearance:

For a printable list of 40 standard US crochet terms, click here.

Special Stitches:

Bobble *Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * until you have 6 loops on your hook, yo, pull yarn through all 6 loops, ch to close st.

View a bobble stitch tutorial by clicking here.

Stocking

Foot

Begin with Magic Circle, tutorial here.

Rnd 1 (WS): 6 sc in ring, join to first st with sl st, turn – 6 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join to first st with sl st, turn – 12 sts.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 18 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 24 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 30 sts.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, * sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 36 sts.

Rnds 7-12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in first st *bobble [see Special Stitches] in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around to last st, bobble in last st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around making sure to skip the closing ch of each bobble, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnds 15-16: Repeat Rnds 13 and 14.

Rnds 17-20: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnds 21-23: Repeat Rnds 13-14, repeat Rnd 13 again.

Heel

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first 18 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 18 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 17 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 17 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 16 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 16 sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 15 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 15 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 14 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 14 sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 13 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 13 sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 12 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 12 sts.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 11 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 11 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 10 sts.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, sc in each of the 4 skipped sts from each of the previous odd-numbered heel rows as shown in the picture below, turn – 14 sts.

Short row Christmas stocking heel with arrows showing locations of skipped stitches to be worked into.
When you flatten out the short row heel you can see the stairsteps along the sides. These are the locations of the skipped stitches that you will stitch into in Row 10 and Rnd 11 of the heel.

Rnd 11 Ch 1, sc in first 14 sts, sc in each of the 4 skipped sts from each of the previous even-numbered heel rows as shown in the picture to the right, sc in each unworked st from last rnd of foot, join to first st with sl st, turn – 36 sts.

Leg

Rnds 1-4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st with sl st, turn – 36 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st *bobble [see Special Stitches] in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around to last st, bobble in last st, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around making sure to skip the closing ch of each bobble, join to first st with sl st, turn.

Rnds 7-8: Repeat Rnds 5-6

Repeat Rnds 1-8 three more times for a total of 32 rnds. Fasten off.

Hanging Loop

Hand pointing at the top, back corner of a crochet Christmas stocking to show the location for the hanging loop
The photo above shows where on the stocking you will place the hanging loop. This is a slightly different stocking, but the placement is the same.

Row 1: Fold stocking in half so that it is flat and shaped like a stocking. Find the two stitches right in the crease along the back of the leg. Sl st in the one on the right, ch 8, sl st in the next 2 sts, turn – 8 chs, 3 sl sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each ch, sl st in st next to where you started – 8 sts.

Hand holding a white crochet Christmas stocking with arrows showing the locations for slip stitches to make the hanging loop.
The photo above shows the locations of the sl sts to make the hanging loop. In Row 1, you will sl st at the black arrow first, then the white arrow, then the red arrow. In Rnd 2 at the very end you will sl st at the green arrow.

Would you prefer the printable and ad-free PDF of this bobble crochet Christmas stocking pattern? You can buy it on Ravelry or Etsy!

I hope you enjoyed making your bobble crochet Christmas stocking! Who did you make it for? Did you make yours white or some other color! I hope you’ll join my Facebook group and share a picture of your finished stocking there. I’d love to see it!

Happy crocheting!

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