Can’t get enough of the Holly Jolly Stocking? Crochet this alternate version using earthy tones for a timeless look that pairs perfectly with your evergreen Christmas tree.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 14” x 10” (36 x 26 cm) after blocking
Gauge: 1 hexagon measures 4″ x 4″ (10 x 10cm)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): Camel (1961) (A, 1 ball), Aran (817) (B, 1 ball)
Hook: US size G/6 (4 mm)
Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle
Hexagon Motif (Make 16)
Using Yarn A, ch 5 and sl st to first ch to join into a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, ch 1, *2 dc, ch 1, * repeat from * to* until you have six spaces and six 2dc. Ss to the 3rd chain of the beg rnd. Change to Yarn B. (12 dc in total, 6 ch in total)
Rnd 2: Start in a ch 1 space from previous Round. Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same space, *2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in next space* – repeat from *to* 5 times, and sl st into the 3rd ch of the beg round (24 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in ch-1 sp from previous round, 6 dc in next ch 1 sp, repeat around. Ss to the 3rd chain of the beg rnd. Change to Yarn A. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch) 6 sc, 1 dc between dc clusters of third round to form a long stitch, repeat around. Ss to the 1 sc. (36 sc, 6 long dc)
Rnd 5: Join Yarn B on cut off of previous Rnd. Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sts, *3 dc in next stitch, dc in next 6 sts, * rep from * to * 4 more times, 3 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 sts, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beg round. Fasten off and weave in all ends. (54 dc)
Refer to diagram for arranging the motifs.
Note: The diagram refers to front and back side of stocking.
Join the motifs with A and a sc seam. Holding 2 motifs WS together, sc through both layers working through the front loop of the motif held at the back and through the back loop only of the motif in the front.
Rejoin Yarn A to the top opening edge, ch 3 (counts as dc) and dc in each st around. Fasten off and weave in all ends.