Christmas · Crochet · Free Pattern · Stash-Busting

Stash Buster Stocking

This Christmas stocking ornament is great for using up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook. The stash-busting advent calendar will be released late November! If you make these please use the social media tags #craftycommuterdesigns and #scrapbusteradventcaledar to share your creations!

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What you need

  • 3mm Crochet Hook, Note gauge in this pattern is not important. your hook should match your yarn.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Red (R): 15m (30m for stuffed)
  • White(W): 8m (16m for stuffed)
  • Green(G): 3m (6m for stuffed)
  • Yellow(Y): 1m (2m for stuffed)
  • Purple(P): 3m (6m for stuffed)
  • Blue(B): 1m (2m for stuffed)
  • Pink(Pi): 3m (6m for stuffed)
  • Burgundy(Bu): 1m (2m for stuffed)

All stitches are SC/DC (US/UK terminology) stitches. For this pattern the colour yarn, given in () above is used to denote stitches. You can use any colours you want! The list above is just a suggestion

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Pattern

R1: Using red Ch12, in 2nd from hook R, R across. CH1 and turn. [11]

R2: 2R in first stitch. R across until last stitch. 2R. CH1 and turn. [13]

R3: 2R in first stitch. R across until last stitch. 2R. CH1 and turn. [15]

R4: R across until last stitch. 2R. CH1 and turn. [16]

R5: 2R in first stitch. R across. CH1 and turn. [17]

R6: R across. CH1 and turn. [17]

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R7: R across until last 2 stitches, RDEC. CH1 and turn. [16]

R8: RDEC, R across. CH1 and turn. [15]

R9: R across until 3 stitches remain. CH1 and turn. [12]

R10: RDEC, R across. CH1 and turn.[11]

R11-15: R across. CH1 and turn. [11]

R16: 2W in first stitch. 8W 1G, In the same stitch make 1Y, 1G. CH1 and turn. [13]

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R17: 2G in first stitch 3G, 9W. CH1 and turn. [14]

R18: 8W, 3G, 1W, 1G, 2G in last stitch. CH1 and turn. [15]

R19: 2G, 3W, 2G, 8W. CH1 and turn. [15]

R20-21: W across, CH1 and turn. Leave the last two green stitches from R18 unwoked  [13]

R22: 6Pi, 7P. CH1 and turn.[13]

R23: 7P, 5Pi. Leave last pink unworked. CH1 and turn. [12]

R24: Skip first stitch. 3P. Leave the remaining stitches unworked.  CH1 and turn. [5]

R25: PDEC. Fasten off and weave in ends.[3]

Embroider ribbon and bows using light blue and burgundy yarn.

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Chart

Assembly Stuffed 

  1. Make a second side
  2. Weave in all ends in each side of the stocking.
  3. Sew around the edges of the stocking with the matching colours. Stuff as you go.
  4. With your choice of yarn, CH45, SL into the first CH. Fasten off and sew to the end of the stocking by the blue present bow.

Assembly Flat

  1. Make a Slip stitch border around the stocking, changing colour of yarn as needed.
  2.  With your choice of yarn, CH45, SL into the first CH. Fasten off and sew to the end of the stocking by the blue present bow.
  3. Block the ornament to flatten.
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