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Fun Zigzag Christmas Stocking Pattern

Fun Zigzag Christmas Stocking Pattern
Fun Zigzag Christmas Stocking Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

This four-colored Fun Zigzag Christmas Stocking Pattern is one of those Christmas stockings that will be kept for years, being hung on the mantel every Christmas season. If you're looking for DIY Christmas decorations to subtly brighten up the room, then there's no better Christmas craft than this DIY stocking. This crochet Christmas stocking has a zigzag pattern in vibrant red, soft green and yellow, and pure white. It's festive without being overwhelmingly Christmassy. That's why it's a great choice for anyone who likes mellow yuletide cheer.

Intermediate

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge7 pattern repeats = 12" (30 cm); 10 rows = 4" (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeStocking measures 6" wide x 26" long (15 x 66 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART Super Saver -  1 skein each of 319 Cherry Red A, 624 Tea Leaf B, 316 Soft White C, 320 Cornmeal D
  • Susan Bates brand crochet hook: 5.5mm [US I -9]
  • Yarn needle

Instructions for Stocking:

Leg
With A, ch 61.
Row 1:
Sc in 12th ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch across, turn (unworked chains become hanging loop)-50 sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, (tr, dc) in first st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, slip st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, *(dc, tr, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, slip st in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * to last st, (dc, tr) in last st, turn -64 sts.
Row 3 (zig zag): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 slip sts, sc in next 3 sts, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next st, sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 slip sts, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to last st, 2 sc in last st; change to B, turn-7 zigzags.
Rows 4 and 5: With B, ch 1, 2 sc in first sc,sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn; change to C in last st of Row 5. Continue to repeat Rows 4 and 5 working 2 rows in each color as in the following color sequence: C, D, A, C, B, D, C, A, B, D, A, C, D, B, A, D, C, B, A, D, C. Do not change color at end of last row. Continue with C.

Shape Heel
Row 1: With C , ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, turn; leave remaining sts unworked-10 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc; working across unworked sts of previous row, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, turn; leave remaining sts unworked-18 sc and 1 ch-1 space.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc; working across unworked sts of previous row, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, turn; leave remaining sts unworked-26 sc and 2 ch-1 spaces.
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, *sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * once more, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc; working in unworked sts of previous row, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, **(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * all the way across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.
Rows 8–14: Repeat Rows 1–7. Change to B at  the end of Row 14.

Foot
Rows 1 and 2: With B , ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 space, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn; change to D at the end of Row 2. Repeat Rows 1 and 2, working 2 rows in each color as in the following color sequence: D, A, C, D, B, C, A. Do not change color at end of last row. Continue with A.

Shape Toe
Row 1: With A, ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc, turn -50 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *skip next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * to last 5 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn-36 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to last 4 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn-22 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across-8 sc. Fasten off A.

Heel Patch (make 2)
With A, ch 19.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 ch, skip next 2 ch, sc in last 8 ch, turn-16 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 7 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc, turn-14 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, turn-12 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 5 sc, turn-10 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, turn-7 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, first sc, sc in next 2 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, turn-4 sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, skip 3 sts, sc in last sc-1 sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew sole and back seam. Position heel patches on either side of stocking, sew in place and together at back seam.

Abbreviations

A, B, C, etc
Color A, color B, color C, etc.
ch
chain
dc
double crochet
hdc
half double crochet
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch (es)
tr
treble crochet
()
work directions in parentheses into same st
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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