Retro Christmas Stocking

No one said Christmas Stockings had to be traditional! With the perfect yarn choice it can be as retro or as traditional as you like!


 What you’ll need

 Yarn: MC-Red Heart Retro Stripes 3oz / CC- Red Heart Spring green 1 oz 

Hook: I, 5.5mm Crochet Hook Or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Stitch marker, Tapestry needle, Scissors



Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Gauge: 4×4”/10x10cm = 14  stitches x 8 rows in DC stitch

Measurements: Heel to toe- 9 1/2″/ Heel to cuff- 7″



HDC- Half Double Crochet

FPDC- Front Post Double Crochet

MR- Magic Ring




Ch 1 does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

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Starting with cc

  1. MR- 8 hdc into ring; join with a sl st, ch 1
  2. (hdcinc) around, ch 1 (16)
  3. (hdc in next st, hdcinc in the next st) around, ch 1 (24)
  4. ( hdc in the next 2 sets, hdcinc in next st) around, ch 1 (32)
  5. (hdc in next 3 sts, hdcinc in next) around, ch 1 (40)
  6. Hdc in each st; around, ch 1 (40) ** Change to MC in last st**

7. Hdc in each st, ch 2 (40)



1. Dc in each st, ch 1(40)

2. Hdc in 1st st, fpdc in next st 2 rows below, ( hdc in next st, fpdc in next st 2 rows below) around, ch 1 (40)

3. Hdc in 1st st, fpdc in next (hdc in next st, fpdc in next) around ch 2 (40)

4-8. Repeat round 1

9.-11. Repeat round 3

Drop MC **** Do Not Cut Yarn****



1. Attach cc in st 6 on round 11 of foot. Ch 1, sc in same st and the 19 sts (20)

2. Ch 1 turn, scdec, sc to last 2 sts, scdec, (18)

Repeat row 2 until you have 6 sts left


1. Ch 1, turn, sc inc in 1st st, sc to last st, sc inc in last st (8)

Repeat row 1 on increase until you have 20 sts.

FO leaving a long tail. Fold heel in half so that it’s inside out. Seam sides of heel and flip rightside out.




Ch 1’s count as a stitch on the leg

1. Pick MC back up. Ch 1, hdc in next 6 sts. Working across heel, hdcdec, hdc in next 17 sts, hdcdec. Working across top of stocking hdc in remaining sts (40)

2. Ch 1, hdc ineach st; around (40)

3. -6. Ch 2, dc in each st; around (40)

4.-9.- Ch 1, hdc in1st st, fpdc in next st, ( hdc in next st, fpdc in next) around (40)

10. Repeat round 2; FO and weave in ends.

13 thoughts on “Retro Christmas Stocking

  1. It is 12:10 am EST, July 6th (9:10 pm, July 5th PST) and the code says it’s expired. Am I reading something incorrectly?

  2. I have been trying to do this pattern on Ravelry with the code (HOLIDAYDECOR) but it won’t work? I hope you can help me

  3. The code HOLIDAYDECOR doesn’t work. Ravelry said it’s expired eventhough it’s only 12.15am PST on 6 July.

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