As a new crocheter, granny squares were one of the first patterns I learned to make. Those little squares became blankets for everybody I knew. My knowledge has expanded somewhat from what it was in the beginning, but I have always loved the look of the granny clusters. I used those clusters to crochet a granny stitch stocking ornament for the Christmas tree. This design uses those clusters, but instead of a square base, this pattern has five corners. Make them for yourself, ornament exchanges or for your next craft show.
Ch = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
Cluster-3 DC, ch 1
Corner-3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC, ch 1
Things You Will Need:
Worsted weight, 4-ply yarn (green and white)
Stocking (green yarn):
Ch 5. Slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring.
Ch 3 (counts as first DC). 2 DC in the ring, ch 3. *3 DC, ch 3 in the ring*. Repeat from * to * three more times. Each 3 DC equals one cluster. Slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 3 stitch. (5 clusters, 5 ch 3 spaces made)
Slip stitch in each of the next two DC stitches and in the ch 3 space. Ch 3 (counts as first DC). 2 DC, ch 3, 3 DC in the same space as the beginning ch 3 space. Ch 1. *3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC, ch 1 (corner)* in each of the remaining ch spaces of the round. Slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 3. (5 corners made)
Slip stitch in each of the next two DC stitches and in the ch 3 space. Ch 3 (counts as first DC). 2 DC, ch 3, 3 DC in the same space as the beginning ch 3 space. Ch 1. Crochet a cluster in the next ch 1 space. *Crochet a corner in the next ch 3 space and a cluster in the next ch 1 space*. Repeat from * to *. 9 DC in the next ch 3 space. This is the stocking’s toe. Crochet a cluster in the next ch 1 space, a corner in the next ch 3 space and a cluster in the ch 1 space. Slip stitch in the top of the beginning ch 3. (4 corners, 5 clusters and 1 toe made) Finish off, cut the yarn and weave the end into the back.
Edging (white yarn):
Turn the shape with the toe pointing down. The flat side at the top is the top of the stocking. Attach the white yarn to the right hand top corner. 2 SC in the corner space, SC in each stitch across the top, 2 SC in the left hand corner space. Do not cut the yarn.
Ch 10. Fold the shape in half with the wrong sides together. Note: The white trim will be at the top of the stocking shape. The remaining corners will form the heel and toe of the stocking.
SC the beginning corner together. This will create a hanging loop with the ch 10. SC the edges of the stocking together. Match stitch for stitch, 1 SC in each ch 1 space and 3 SC in each ch 3 space. Finish off at the toe, cut the yarn and weave the end inside the stocking.
Cut an 8-inch length of white yarn. Thread the yarn through a beginning stitch of the stocking’s first round. Tie the yarn into a bow and trim the ends.
This design can also be worked up with a different color for each round.