The Velvet and Fur Christmas Stocking is festive, luxurious, tactile - and a free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Part of a Christmas Crochet Along!
The Velvet and Fur Christmas Stocking is part of the 2019 12 Weeks of Christmas Crochet Along on Pattern Paradise! Be sure to check out all the fantastic patterns in this year's CAL!
Crocheting the Velvet and Fur Christmas Stocking
Now let's talk about this stocking! With velvet and fur, it's a feast for the senses. This luxurious look fits many holiday trends, from boho to luxe. And you can pick from any of the gorgeous colors to make your own custom combo. Customize it further with the Moogly Crochet Alphabet (worked in thread or fine yarn to fit)!
To get this look, the Velvet and Fur Christmas Stocking features two gorgeous yarns - Bernat Baby Velvet and Red Hygge Fur. They are both incredible to touch - but a little challenging to work with!
Velvet Yarn Tips
The "velvet" yarns are the market are essentially chenille. And chenille doesn't like to be worked loosely, and it doesn't like to be washed in the machine. Go for solid fabrics - not drape!
To make any project with Bernat Baby Velvet, it's important to use a smaller hook size, and close stitches, such as those shown here in the free crochet Christmas Stocking pattern. And luckily, stockings only need occasional spot cleaning!
Fur Yarn Tips
As for working with fur yarns, the biggest challenge is seeing your stitches. It's important to have good lighting, first and foremost. And while I would normally recommend working over a white cloth, here we are using white yarn - so a darker cloth will help you see a bit better.
When you are crocheting with Red Heart Hygge Fur, try to feel for each st with you non-hook hand, and pay attention to the spacing between stitches - this will be the best guide. And you may notice I haven't included a stitch count for that section - the number isn't important, as long as you're working "straight-up" from the leg!
Now let's get crocheting!
Velvet and Fur Christmas Stocking
US - H, 5.0mm - Furls
175 yds Bernat Baby Velvet (4 Medium/Worsted; 100% polyester; 300 g/10.5 oz, 450 m/492 yds)
Colorway Shown: Orchid Hush (1 ball)
75 yds Red Heart Hygge Fur (5 - Bulky/UK: 12-14 ply; 100% nylon; 200 g/7 oz, 238 meters/260 yards)
Colorway Shown: Cotton Tail (1 ball)
Gauge: 13 sts x 14 rows = 4"/10cm in sc/hdc row pattern
Size: 16" max length x 6.25" wide at "leg" x 10" wide at "foot"
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Stocking - Make 2, use Bernat Baby Velvet
Row 1: Ch 42, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem st across; turn. (41 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across until 1 st rem, 2 hdc in last st; turn. (42 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (42 sts)
Row 4 - 20: Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending on a Row 2 rep. (51 sts)
Row 21: Ch 1, sc in the first 20 sts; turn leaving rem sts unworked. (20 sts)
Row 22: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st until 1 st rem, 2 hdc in last st; turn. (20 sts)
Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 24 - 29: Rep Rows 22 and 23.
Row 30: Ch 1, hdc2tog twice, hdc in each rem st until 4 sts rem, hdc2tog twice; turn. (16 sts)
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 32 - 34: Rep Rows 30 and 31, ending on a Row 30 rep. (8 sts)
Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around stocking, working 3 sc at both upper (leg) corners and the bottom (heel) corner, a sc2tog decrease at the ankle (where the leg meets the foot), and adding 4 sc increases evenly along the curve (toe). Break yarn and weave in ends.
Assembly - Continue with Bernat Baby Velvet
Step 1: Using stitch markers, match up the 2 pieces for the stocking for seaming.
Step 2: Working through both layers, join to upper corner of stocking, ch 1, sc evenly around stocking, working 3 sc at the bottom (heel) corner, and a sc2tog decrease at the ankle (where the leg meets the foot). Be sure not to seam the top of the stocking. Break yarn and weave in ends.
Cuff/Fur Topper - use Red Heart Hygge Fur
Rnd 1: Join to center back of stocking opening, ch 1, hdc evenly around; join.
Rnd 2 - 6: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, adding 4 hdc increase evenly; join.
Rnd 8 - 13: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join. Break yarn and fold cuff at Rnd 6/7.
Hanging Tab - use Bernat Baby Velvet (optional)
Row 1: Ch 25, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch; turn. (24 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each ch across; turn. (24 sts) Break yarn leaving a long tail.
Sew to inside of stocking where the Cuff meets the Stocking.
I can’t wait to see your finished Velvet and Fur Christmas Stockings! If this free holiday crochet pattern does inspire you to make your own, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
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