The giving season is upon us, and just like you, I love giving handmade gifts. I find most people love gift cards, so I wanted to add that personal touch with a crochet stocking gift card holder. And as expected, once I had created the mini stocking, I felt it would be fitting to have a full-size Christmas Crochet Stocking to match, so that crochet pattern is included in this post as well.
Where To Purchase The Ad-Free Downloadable PDF:
Both the Stocking for Christmas and the Gift Card Holder Patterns are free right here on the blog. Keep scrolling to enjoy working up these patterns. For an Ad-Free PDF of both patterns, they can be purchased on Ravelry or Etsy.
And I’m hosting a Crochet Along in the Briana K Community Group on Facebook. So come on over and post your stocking.
How To Make A Gift Card Holder.
In this crochet tutorial, I’m going to walk you through each step to make a gift card holder of your very own. Be warned, you may get addicted to these and want to make a lot of them. The crochet mini stockings work up very quickly so it’s fun to see them in a variety of colors.
And what’s even better, is this gift card holder is also a crochet ornament! So it can be used for gifting as well as custom handmade holiday decor.
What To Put In Your Gift Card Holder.
First, I want to start with gift cards for crocheters and knitters. Keep on reading for more ideas below for our friends who haven’t picked up yarn yet.
- WeCrochet & its parent company, KnitPicks are always my go-to. These sites offer anything and everything a crocheter or knitter would need. From yarn to tools, to books. Get the Crafty Gift Card for your best friend.
- Have you seen the amazing kits on Mary Maxim? I love all the variety and they even have puzzles too! I love doing puzzles around the holiday. Give a lot of gift choices with the Mary Maxim Gift Card.
- We all need crochet hooks, and Furls Crochet has a large variety to offer. Gift the ergonomic Crochet Hooks to your crochet friend.
Gift Cards for Everyone
Each year I try to make gifts as special as possible for family and friends. And I also know how much people love getting gift cards to their favorite stores. I know I do. It’s the gift that won’t get returned. With lots of places to purchase gift cards, I thought I would list some of my favorite places for school teachers, friends, and family:
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Crochet DIY Gift Card Holder Video Tutorial:
Stocking for Christmas Video Tutorial:
Make Your Own Crochet Stocking Gift Card Supplies:
5.0mm (H hook), or hook to obtain gauge
WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Worsted
100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110yds/50g
Colorway: White or color of choice
WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Tweed
55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed, 123 yds/50g
Colorway Wreath Heather for the Tree Embroidery
Fable Fur Super Bulky Weight
100% Polyester, 71 yds/ 100g
Gift Card Stocking: 50 yards total.
Full-Size Stocking is 325 yds total. (3 balls main color)
Plus small amounts of yarn for each stocking for the embroidered tree.
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together
sc3tog – single crochet three stitches together
ssc – split single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
14 sts x 16 rows = 4×4 inches
Crochet Skill Level:
Full-Size Stocking: cuff to toe is 19 in., width is 6 1/2 in.
Gift Card Stocking: cuff to toe is 6 in., width is 2.75 in.
Notes for the Crochet Stockings:
Both of these stocking patterns are worked from the bottom up. For the mini stocking, the heel will be worked in rows before finishing the leg of the stocking. For the full-size stocking, the heel will be worked after completing the cuff.
Since this is worked continuously, it is helpful to place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each row.
Split Single Crochet (ssc), also known as the waistcoat stitch: Insert hook between the legs of the stitch (on the back of work the hook should be under the horizontal bar and between the upside-down ‘V’ shape as well), yarn over, pull up a loop to the height of a single crochet, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Tip: Keep a loose tension so the stitches are easily worked.
Stocking for Christmas – Full Size Instructions
|1||With main color of stocking, sc 8 into a Magic Circle, do not join, work continuously.||8|
|2||2sc in each stitch around.||16|
|3||Sc in each st around.||16|
|4||*2sc in the first, sc in the next*; repeat from * to * around.||24|
|5||Rep Rnd 3||24|
|6||*2sc in the first, sc in the next 2*; repeat from * to * around.||32|
|7||Rep Rnd 3||32|
|8||*2sc in the first, sc in the next 3*; repeat from * to * around.||40|
|9||Rep Rnd 3||40|
|10||*2sc in the first, sc in the next 4*; repeat from * to * around.||48|
|11||Rep Rnd 3||48|
|1||*ssc in first, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around. This is the established stitch pattern.||48|
|2-24||Repeat Round 1||48|
|25||With A ch 22, skip 22, work remaining sts in the established stitch pattern. (This creates the heel.)||48 including chains|
|1||Sc across the chain stitches, *ssc in first, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * to end.||48|
|2-30||*ssc in first, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around.||48|
Option 1: Cuff Ribbing in Fur Yarn
|1||Attach Fable Fur Yarn, skip the first st and hdc in the next, *skip next stitch, hdc in next*; repeat from * to * around, do not join.||24|
|2-5||Hdc in each stitch around, do not join.|
After round 5, fasten off and weave in end.
Option 2: Cuff Ribbing in Worsted Yarn
|1||With the color of choice, ch 17, in blo sc in the second chain from hook and across to body, sl st 2 sts on the body (these do not count as sts), turn.||16|
|2||Skip the two sl sts from the body, in blo sc in each st across, turn.||16|
|3||Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the body, turn.||16|
|Repeats||Repeat Rows 2-3 around the top of the stocking body. Join the last row to the beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing. Fasten off and weave in end.|
|1||Tips for working heel: Going down a hook size for this portion will create a tighter heel. Using an invisible decrease instead of a sc2tog will have a cleaner effect. With Color A, join yarn at the corner of the heel opening. Sc around the heel opening, do not join. *Optional Tip: To reduce holes, sc2 tog at the corners.||44|
|2||*sc2tog, sc in the next 9*; repeat from * to * around||40|
|3||*sc2tog, sc in the next 8*; repeat from * to * around||36|
|4||*sc2tog, sc in the next 7*; repeat from * to * around||32|
|5||*sc2tog, sc in the next 6*; repeat from * to * around||28|
|6||*sc2tog, sc in the next 5*; repeat from * to * around||24|
|7||*sc2tog, sc in the next 4*; repeat from * to * around||20|
Fasten off leaving a tail, weave tail through the front loops of each stitch around then pull closed. Weave in ends.
Crochet Gift Card Holder Stocking
Mini Crochet Stocking Toe
|1||With your color of choice, sc 8 into a Magic Circle, do not join, work continuously.||8|
|2||*2sc in the first, sc in the next*; repeat from * to * around.||12|
|3||*2sc in the first, sc in the next 2*; repeat from * to * around.||16|
|4||*2sc in the first, sc in the next 3*; repeat from * to * around.||20|
|5||Sc in each stitch around.||20|
Mini Crochet Stocking Foot
|1||*ssc in first, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around. This is the established stitch pattern.||20|
|2-6||Repeat Round 1||20|
Mini Crochet Stocking Heel
|1||Sc in the next 8 sts, turn.||8|
|2||Repeat row 1.||8|
|3||Skip the first st, sc in the last 7, turn.||7|
|4||Skip the first st, sc in the last 6, turn.||6|
|5||Skip the first st, sc in the last 5, do not turn.||5|
|6||Working along the side of the heel sc3tog, work across the top of the stocking in the established stitch pattern, sc2tog, sc 1 along the side of the heel.||20|
Mini Crochet Stocking Leg
|1||Mark the first stitch as the new beginning of round, *ssc in first, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around.||20|
|2-9||*ssc in first, blo sc in next*; repeat from * to * around.||20|
Option 1: Cuff Ribbing for Mini Stocking in Fur Yarn
|1||Attach Fable Fur Yarn, skip the first st and hdc in the next, *skip next stitch, hdc in next*; repeat from * to * around, join and fasten off, weave in ends.||10|
Option 2: Cuff Ribbing for Mini Stocking in Worsted Yarn
|1||With Color B, ch 7, in blo sc in the second chain from hook and across to body, sl st 2 sts on the body (these do not count as sts), turn.||6|
|2||Skip the two sl sts from the body, in blo sc in each st across, turn.||6|
|3||Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the body, turn.||6|
|Repeats||Repeat Rows 2-3 around the top of the stocking body. Join the last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing. Fasten off and weave in ends.|
Using a tapestry needle and Wreath Heather Yarn, stitch upside-down ‘V’s onto the front of the stocking to look like a tree. See The Stocking Tutorial Video.
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