The Holly Berry Stocking is here! This is an heirloom piece that you and your family will enjoy for years to come. It’s a two row repeat and can be made in any color combination you like. Add some fur to the cuff or leave it off, it’s up to you to customize your stocking to your liking! Here we go…
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Holly Berry Stocking
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The Holly Berry Stocking is made with Red Heart With Love, Red Heart With Love Metallic, and Red Heart Fur yarns. With over 30 beautiful With Love colors to choose from, you can make your stocking in your favorite colors!
Red Heart With Love yarn is an ultra-soft premium acrylic worsted weight yarn. This yarn wins all hearts for its softness and sheer touch-ability. It is easy care yarn, as it can be washed and dried. No-dye-lot solids mean all skeins of a solid color match, so it’s easy to buy another skein and continue the project.
Red Heart With Love – Metallic is the same With Love yarn, now with metallic! A matching metallic wrap adds some shimmer to your favorite shades of this soft, all-purpose yarn.
Red Heart Fur adds accents to your décor and accessories with this soft fake fur yarn. It comes in a mix of natural and non-natural shades, so you’re ready to make the project of your dreams. It’s ultra soft and luxurious feeling too!
The Holly Berry Stocking is a beautiful heirloom piece. Featuring the Berry Stitch, it makes a raised bump that looks like polka dots, by working down one round below in-between the bumps. It is made by starting at the toe and working towards the cuff. Make them in the traditional red and white or mix it up and make them in colorful colors!
Holly Berry Stocking:
For best results, please read through the entire pattern and photos before starting the pattern.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 6 inches wide by 16 inches long
Red Heart With Love: Color B: Holly Berry (1 Skein)
Red Heart With Love Metallic: Color A: White (1 Skein)
Red Heart Fur: Color C: Polar – 3 yards
Hook – Size J, 6.00 mm, Size N, 10.00 mm
Stitch Marker (1)
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge/Size: 11 dc sts x 10 rows in pattern = 4 inches
Abbreviations: In US Terminology
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
V-Stitch: V-st – 2 dc in same st
Berry Stitch: B-st – insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through, ch 3, yo, pull through both loops on hook.
See Video: How To Make The Berry Stitch.
Double Crochet Two Together: dc2tog –[yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops] 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook. 1 stitch decreased.
Standing Double Crochet: sdc: – With slip knot on your hook, yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.
- Worked in rounds.
- Written in US terminology.
- Chain 3 at beginning of round counts as a stitch.
- Stitch count at the end of each row indicated inside ( ).
- Beginning with toe and working up to the cuff.
- Change color on last yarn over of previous round, where indicated.
- Carry color up the inside of stocking, do not end off color at each round, unless indicated.
- Repeat Rounds are highlighted in Red to easily find them.
Pattern Starts Here
Hook – Size J, 6.00 mm
Color A – Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, (counts as a st throughout), 9 dc in ring, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (10 dc).
Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (20 dc).
Round 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st*, repeat *-* around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3, change to Color B on last yo. (30 dc).
Round 4-5: With B- Ch 3, *1 dc in each st around, ending with sl st to top of ch 3, change to Color A on last yo. (30 dc).
Round 6: With A- Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *1 B-st in next st, 1 sc in next st*; repeat *-* around, ending with 1 B-st in last st, sl st to beginning sc, change to Color B on last yo. (15 B-st, 15 sc).
Round 7: With B- Pull up long loop (does not count as st), 1 dc in Round 6 below, over sc, *sk 1 B-st, 2 dc in Round 6 below, over sc*, repeat *-* around, ending with 1 dc in same st as first dc, sl st to 1st dc of round. (15 V-sts, or 30 dc).
Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, ending with sl st to top of ch 3, change to Color A on last yo. (30 dc).
Round 9: With A- Repeat Round 6
Round 10-11: With B- Repeat Rounds 7-8.
Round 12: With A- Repeat Round 6. End off yarn.
Round 13-14: With B- Repeat Rounds 7-8. End off yarn. Place stitch marker around ch 3 in last round.
HEEL – worked in Rows
Color A – Starting from stitch marker of Round 14, count 7 sts to the right to begin.
Row 1: 1 sdc in st, 1 dc in next 13 sts. (14 dc).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (14 dc).
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across. (13 dc).
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, *1 dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog*, repeat *-* 1 more time, 1 dc in each st across. (11 dc).
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc in each st across. (10 dc). End off yarn, leaving a long 6 inch tail.
Using long 6 inch tail, fold heel in half, whip stitch the heel edge together. (5 sts).
Color A – attach yarn at back center seam of heel with sl st, (where you whip stitched it together).
Round 15: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, [1 sc in next end, 2 sc in next end] repeat [ – ] 1 more time; *1 sc in next st, 1 B-st in next st*, repeat *-* 7 more times; repeat [ – ] 2 times; 1 sl st to beginning sc, change to Color B on last yo. (8 B-sts, 9 sc between B-sts,15 sc in heel = 32 total sts).
Round 16: With B- Ch 3, 1 dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in corner of Round 15 below, *sk 1 B-st, 2 dc in Round 15 below, over sc*, repeat *-* to corner (after last B-st), 2 dc in corner, 1 dc in next 7 sts, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (9 V-sts, 15 dc; or total of 33 dc sts).
Round 17: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around to last 2 sts, ending with dc2tog, sl st to top of ch 3, change to Color A on last yo. (32 dc).
Round 18: With A- Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *1 B-st in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat *-* around, ending with 1 B-st in last st, sl st to first sc, changing to Color B on last yo. (16 B-sts, 16 sc).
Round 19: With B- Pull up long loop, 1 dc in Round 18 below, over sc, *sk 1 B-st, 2 dc in Round 18 below, over sc*, repeat *-* around, ending with 1 dc in same st as first dc, sl st to 1st dc of round. (16 V-sts, or 32 dc).
Round 20: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, ending with sl st to top of ch 3, changing to Color A on last yo. (32 dc).
Round 21: With A- Repeat Round 18
Round 22-23: With B- Repeat Rounds 19-20.
Round 24: With A- Repeat Round 18.
Round 25-26: With B- Repeat Round 19-20
Round 27: With A- Repeat Round 18, End off Color A.
Round 28-29: With B- Repeat Round 19-20, Continuing with Color B.
Round 30-32: Repeat Round 20.
Hanging Loop: Ch 16, sl st to 1st ch. End off yarn, weave in end.
CUFF See Video: How To Crochet with Fur Yarn
Hook size: Size N, 10.00 mm
Color C – Working in continuous round
Make a slip knot with the fur yarn. Insert hook into Round 29 at the back seam, put slip knot on hook, pull through to front of work. *Skip 2 sts, slip stitch in next st*, repeat *-* around moving up to Round 31 at the seam, continue *-* around to last 2 sts. End off fur, leaving 6 inch tail. Pull tail through last stitch, weave fur loosely around, skipping 2 sts in-between each weave.
End off, weave in all other ends.
End of Pattern.
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