Introducing: the Granny Hexi Stocking Crochet Pattern – free & easy Christmas stocking pattern and tutorial
The Granny Hexi Crochet Stocking is a fun and festive Christmas stocking pattern shaped from crochet hexagons! Crocheted using Originally Lovely Lana yarn, this stocking gently felted to maintain its shape and structure.
A full, start to finish tutorial is available for this pattern to help with any unfamiliar techniques and stocking assembly.
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The Granny Hexi Stocking Design
The Granny Hexi Stocking is made using crochet hexagons and half hexagons assembled together using a whipstitch. The top border gives a modern and stylish look! The pattern for the hexagons themselves was inspired by holiday Poinsettia flowers.
The yarn to make this stocking is Originally Lovely Lana, an aran weight, highland wool yarn. This is the ideal yarn for making stockings because it can be felted to form a more durable stocking with a bit of structure! This means that these stockings will maintain their shape when hung for long periods of time and will stay looking nice for many years!
Only non-superwash wool yarns are able to be felted. In addition to strength and durability, felting the stocking means you don’t have to weave in the ends quite as thoroughly! You’ll still need to weave them in a bit to secure, but felting the stocking will assure that the ends stay in place and don’t come undone even with heavy use.
If you’ve never felted anything before, don’t worry! We are felting these stockings simply by hand using hot water, a drop of dish soap, and a couple minutes of gentle agitation with our hands! This allows the fibers to tangle together and ‘stick’ in place.
Granny Hexi Stocking Crochet Pattern
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This pattern and photographs of this garment are property of Kaitlin Barthold of Originally Lovely. This pattern, photos, and design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only. All commercial use is strictly prohibited. You may not reproduce or distribute this pattern under any circumstances.
The free version of this pattern must be viewed from the webpage.
For this pattern, you will use the following skills: crochet in the round, crochet flat, work a magic ring, crochet simple stitches, work puff stitches, and feel comfortable following written instructions. Knowledge of stitch charts is helpful but not required.
The accompanying video tutorial makes this pattern suitable for advanced beginners looking to further their skills.
4 balls Originally Lovely Lana Yarn
- 20 grams / approx 40 yards Color A
- 40 grams / approx 80 yards Color B
- 60 grams / approx 120 yards Color C
- 75 grams / approx 145 yards Color D
- 30 grams / approx 60 yards Top Border Color
Red Stocking is shown in Cloud (A), Merlot (B), Natural (C), and Tabby (D). Green Stocking is shown in Tabby (A), Natural (B), Olive (C), and Cloud (D). Both Red and Green stocking use Natural for the Top Border. To make one Red and one Green stocking in the color order as pictured, you will be able to use the following yarn: 2 balls of Natural and 1 ball of each Cloud, Tabby, Merlot, and Olive
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Removable stitch markers (to help with stocking construction)
One Hexagon = 4.5 by 5 inches
For this pattern, it is recommended to use a non-superwash, aran weight wool yarn. This is so that we can gently ‘felt’ the stocking to create a dense fabric that will hold its shape when hanging.
Please note: yarn weight and yardage requirements are estimates based on Originally Lovely Lana yarn. Using yarn of a different fiber composition, ply, gauge, and any pattern modifications will lead to differences in yarn usage.
This stocking is assembled by crocheting granny hexagons and seaming them together. After stocking is assembled, a top border and hanging loop will be added.
Granny hexagons are created by working in rounds while increasing at corners. There are many techniques to create hexagons. In this pattern, the technique we will be using is to turn at the end of each round to prevent twisting. For help understanding this technique, be sure to watch the accompanying video tutorial.
Because you are changing colors after each round, this project will create lots of ends. It is highly recommended to weave in your ends as you work. Tying knots instead of weaving in ends is not recommended. If you are using a wool yarn and felting your stocking, you do not need to weave in your ends as thoroughly as you may otherwise. Even a gentle felting will help hold your ends in place.
Portions of this pattern are written in crochet shorthand. This means that if you see 3DC, you will work 3 double crochet stitches into the same stitch whereas 2DC means 2 double crochet stitches into the same stitch.
Unless otherwise noted, the starting/turning chains in this pattern will count as the first stitch.
As written, this pattern will create a stocking that is approximately 6.5” wide at the ‘leg’, and 14.5” tall from heel to top border. Changes in hook size or yarn choice will create a stocking that is slightly smaller or larger.
Although this stocking is gently felted at the end, this is just to add some structure, not necessarily to reduce the size.
A full, start-to-finish video tutorial is available for this crochet pattern.
The video tutorial is always a great place to start for the fastest answer to any questions.
Timestamps for specific parts of the pattern are linked in the pinned comment.
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This pattern is written using U.S. English terminology using Craft Yarn Council standards.
[ ] = work instructions within brackets as directed
* = repeat instructions following asterisk as directed
Blo = back loop only
Ch = chain stitch
Ch sp = chain space
Col = color
DC = double crochet
Gap sp = gap space. The space between two stitch clusters or puff stitches.
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial linked here).
Puff st = puff stitch. [Yarn over, pull up a loop] 3x, (7 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops
RS = right side
SC = single crochet
Slst = slipped stitch
Sk = skip the next stitch
Sp = space
St = stitch
Sts = stitches
WS = wrong side
X = times. Repeat the instructions as noted.
Granny Hexi Stocking Crochet Pattern Instructions
To begin, you will crochet the hexagons (hexis). You will create 14 full hexis and 3 half hexis.
Round 1 (WS): in MR using col A, ch1 (does not count as 1st st), [puff st, ch1] 6x. In col B, slst with 1st st to join. Ch3 & turn. (MR tutorial linked here).
2 (RS): 4DC in ch1 sp, sk puff st, [5DC in ch1 sp, sk puff st] 5x. In col C, slst with 3rd ch of turning ch to join. Ch3 & turn.
3 (WS): 2DC in gap sp between DC groups, sk2 DC, SC in DC, sk2 DC * [3DC, ch1, 3DC] in gap sp, sk2 DC, SC in DC, sk2 DC. Rep from * 4 more times, [3DC in same gap sp as beginning DC], ch1. In col D, slst with 3rd ch of turning ch to join. Ch3 & turn.
4 (RS): 2DC in ch1 sp, sk3 DC, 3DC in SC, sk3 DC, * [3DC, ch1, 3DC] in ch1 sp, sk3 DC, 3DC in SC, sk3 SC. Rep from * 4 more times, 3DC in same ch1 sp as beginning DC, ch1, slst with 3rd ch of turning ch to join. Break yarn and pull through to secure.
Hexi Crochet Chart
Half Hexi Instructions
Row 1 (WS): in MR using col A, ch2, [puff st, ch1] 3x. In col B, ch3 & turn.
2 (RS): 2DC in ch1 sp, sk puff st, [5DC in ch1 sp, sk puff st] 2x, 3DC in ch2 sp pulling through final 2 loops of last DC with col C. Ch1 & turn.
3: SC in first dc, * sk2 DC, [3DC, ch1, 3DC] in gap sp between DC groups, sk2 DC, SC in DC. Rep from * 2 more times working final SC in ch3 sp, pulling through final SC with col D. Ch3 & turn.
4: DC in SC, * sk3 DC, [3DC, ch1, 3DC] in ch1 sp, sk3 DC, 3DC in SC. Rep from * once more, sk3 DC, [3DC, ch1, 3DC] in ch1 sp, sk3 DC, 2DC in final DC. Break yarn and pull through to secure.
Half Hexi Crochet Chart
Stocking will be assembled using a whipstitch join in the back loop only of each stitch. For a more detailed, step by step tutorial on joining the squares and following the diagram, check out the video tutorial.
1. Join your hexagons and half hexagons flat as shown in the diagram below.
2. Fold along the vertical bolded line and join edges outlined in Blue (seams 1-5). To keep track of numbered seams, it may be helpful to pin into place before you begin.
3. Fold along the angled bolded line and join edges outlined in Red (seams 6-12).
4. To assemble the toe, join edges outlined in Green (seams 13-15).
Stocking Assembly Diagram
Set Up Round: Beginning at the right edge of the stocking (marked with a star in the assembly diagram), with RS facing and using the color Natural, insert your hook into the center of the MR of the Half Hexagon and pull up a loop. Ch1, slst around edge of stocking working 2 slst into the edge of each DC and Puff st row and 1 slst into the edge of each SC row and MR [45 sts total]. Slst to join. Ch1, do not turn.
Note: For the top border, turning ch1 does not count as the first stitch.
Round 1 (RS): SC blo around, slst to join. Ch1 & turn.
2-5: SC around, slst to join. Ch1 & turn. After round 5, ch1 but do not turn.
Note: You may repeat row 2 more or less here to make the top border longer or shorter.
6: slst blo around, slst to join. Break yarn and pull through to secure.
Row 1: Using the color Natural, Ch25. In 2nd ch from hook, slst, slst across. Ch1 & turn.
Note: For the hanging loop, turning ch1 does not count as the first stitch.
2: slst blo across. Ch1 & turn.
3: slst blo across. Break yarn and pull through to secure.
Attach either edge of hanging loop along outer edge of top border.
Weave in all ends.
Gently felt stocking by soaking in hot water with a mild soap and gentle agitation using your hands. Shape stocking and lay flat to dry.
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