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Prancing Deer Crochet & Knit Stocking Patterns

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Prancing Deer Holiday Crochet Stocking Supplies

Crochet Hook:

4.0mm ( hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn for the Christmas Stocking:

WeCrochet City Tweed DK Weight
55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca,
20% Donegal Tweed, 123 yds/50g
Colorways:
Snowbank (2 balls, 180 yds)
Orca (1 ball, 90 yds)
Blue Blood (2 balls, 180 yds)

Suggested Substitutions:
WeCrochet Swish DK 
Mary Maxim Ultra Mellowspun 
Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK 

Yardage:

Total Yardage is approx. 450yds

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch - chain
rnd- round
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
ssc - split single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge:

 17 sts x 21 rows = 4x4 inches in ssc (split single crochet)

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

19” From folded cuff to toe; 11” circumference.

Notes:

Since this is worked continuously, a ch 1 at the beginning of the round is not needed. It is helpful to place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each row.

This crochet stocking will be worked toe-up, leaving space for the heel to be worked last. The colorwork in this pattern will use the split single crochet (ssc) also known as the waistcoat stitch.

Special Stitches:

Split Single Crochet (ssc): 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.

Magic Circle: Start by creating a loop with your yarn. The tail of the working yarn will be over the working end. Insert your hook into the loop from behind. Yarn over and pull through the loop. Work the stitches as instructed into the loop.

How to read the colorwork instructions:

In the colorwork section, Color A will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B as (B).

Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B ssc the next 9 stitches

The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated until the end of the round.

Color A: Snowbank (white)
Color B: Orca (dark grey)
Color C: Blue Blood (red)

Crochet Stocking Video

Written Crochet Stocking Pattern

Toe of the Stocking

Rnd 1: With Color A, sc 8 into a Magic Circle, do not join, work continuously. (8)sts

Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. (16)sts

Rnd 3: Sc in each st around. (16)sts

Rnd 4: 2sc in the first, sc in the next; repeat from * to * around. (24)sts

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3. (24)sts

Rnd 6: 2sc in the first, sc in the next 2; repeat from * to * around. (32)sts

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3. (32)sts

Rnd 8: 2sc in the first, sc in the next 3; repeat from * to * around. (40)sts

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3. (40)sts

Rnd 10: 2sc in the first, sc in the next 4; repeat from * to * around. (48)sts

Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 3. (48)sts

Rnd 12: 2sc in the first, sc in the next 5; repeat from * to * around. (56)sts

Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 3. (56)sts

Foot of Stocking - Colorwork

All the stitches for the foot will be worked as ssc. Repeat each round instructions 4 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Rnd 1: (B) x 14.

Rnd 2: (A) x 14.

Rnd 3: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 7.

Rnd 4: (A) x 14.

Rnd 5: (B) x 14.

Rnd 6: (C) x 14.

Rnd 7: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 8: (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 5.

Rnd 9: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 10: (C) x 3, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 2.

Rnd 11: (C) x 4, (A) x 7, (C) x 3.

Rnd 12: (C) x 1, [(C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 4, (C) x 1.

Rnd 13: (C) x 1, (A) x 5, (C) x 3, (A) x 5.

Rnd 14: (C) x 1, [(C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 4, (C) x 1.

Rnd 15: (C) x 4, (A) x 7, (C) x 3.

Rnd 16: (C) x 3, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 2.

Rnd 17: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 18: (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 5.

Rnd 19: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 20: (C) x 14. Fasten off color C.

Rnd 21: (B) x 14.

Rnd 22: (A) x 14.

Rnd 23: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 7.

Rnd 24: (A) x 14.

Rnd 25: (B) x 14.

Rnd 26: (A) x 14.

Rnd 27: With A ssc 17, ch 22, skip 22, ssc 17. (This creates the heel.)

Foot of Stocking - Colorwork Chart

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A cross stitch pattern featuring red and white squares in the design of a prancing deer.
A prancing deer crochet stocking in a black, white, red, and gray color palette.

Leg of Stocking - Colorwork

All the stitches for the foot will be worked as ssc. Repeat each round instructions 4 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Rnd 28: With A ssc into each st around, sc in the chain sts.

Rnd 29: (B) x 28

Rnd 30: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1

Rnd 31: (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2

Rnd 32: (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2

Rnd 33: (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 34: (B) x 28

Rnd 35: (C) x 28

Rnd 36: (C) x 15, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 2

Rnd 37: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 2

Rnd 38: (C) x 7, (A) x 3, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 6, (A) x 1, (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 2

Rnd 39: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 13, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 2

Rnd 40: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 18, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 3

Rnd 41: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 18, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 3

Rnd 42: (C) x 7, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 6, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 3

Rnd 43: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 4

Rnd 44: (C) x 6, (A) x 1, (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 5, (C) x 5

Rnd 45: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 9, (A) x 4, (C) x 6

Rnd 46: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 9, (A) x 4, (C) x 6

Rnd 47: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 6, (C) x 3, (A) x 7, (C) x 6

Rnd 48: (C) x 7, (A) x 6, (C) x 1, (A) x 8, (C) x 6

Rnd 49: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 7, (A) x 12, (C) x 6

Rnd 50: (C) x 10, (A) x 13, (C) x 5

Rnd 51: (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 11, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 5

Rnd 52: (A) x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 4, (A) x 10, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 5

Rnd 53: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 6, (A) x 8, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 5

Rnd 54: (A) x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 4, (A) x 7, (C) x 12

Rnd 55: (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 6, (A) x 5, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 8

Rnd 56: (C) x 11, (A) x 4, (C) x 3, (A) x 3, (C) x 7

Rnd 57: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 9, (A) x 3, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 8

Rnd 58: (C) x 9, (A) x 6, (C) x 9, (A) x 1, (C) x 3

Rnd 59: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 8, (C) x 7, (A) x 3, (C) x 2

Rnd 60: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 9, (A) x 1, (C) x 3

Rnd 61: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 7, (A) x 10, (C) x 8

Rnd 62: (C) x 12, (A) x 2, (C) x 6, (A) x 2, (C) x 6

Rnd 63: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 7, (A) x 2, (C) x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 5

Rnd 64: (C) x 12, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 4

Rnd 65: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 9, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 4

Rnd 66: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 8, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 3

Rnd 67: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 5

Rnd 68: (C) x 6, (A) x 3, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 8

Rnd 69: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 11, (A) x 1, (C) x 8

Rnd 70: (C) x 28

Rnd 71: (B) x 28

Rnd 72: (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1

Rnd 73: (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2

Rnd 74: (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2

Rnd 75: (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 76: (B) x 28

Rnd 77: (A) x 28

Leg of Stocking - Colorwork Chart

A crochet stocking featuring a prancing deer on a red and white pattern.
A prancing deer crochet stocking in a black, white, red, and gray color palette.

All the stitches for the foot will be worked as ssc. Repeat each round instructions 2 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Stocking Cuff

Row 1: With Color B, ch 17 (or 25 for a taller cuff), in blo sc in second chain from hook and across to body, sl st 2 sts on the body (these do not count as sts), turn. (16 or 24)sts

Row 2: Skip the two sl sts from the body, in blo sc in each st across, turn. (16 or 24)sts

Row 3: Ch 1, in blo sc in each st across, sl st 2 sts on the body, turn.

Repeats: Repeat Rows 2-3 around the top of the stocking body. Join last row to beginning row by slip stitching through blo of first and last row at the same time with the WS facing.

Stocking Heel

Rnd 1: 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, sc2tog at the corners. (44)sts

Rnd 2: *sc2tog, sc in the next 9*; repeat from * to * around. (40)sts

Rnd 3: sc2tog, sc in the next 8; repeat from * to * around. (36)sts

Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in the next 7; repeat from * to * around. (32)sts

Rnd 5: sc2tog, sc in the next 6; repeat from * to * around. (28)sts

Rnd 6: sc2tog, sc in the next 5; repeat from * to * around. (24)sts

Rnd 7: sc2tog, sc in the next 4; repeat from * to * around. (20)sts

Rnd 8: Sc2tog around. (10)sts

Fasten off leaving a tail, weave tail through the front loops of each stitch around then pull
closed. Weave in ends.

Finishing

Use a strip of leather and a leather punch to create a strap and stitch to the top of the stocking. Or create an i-cord.


Prancing Deer Holiday Knit Stocking Supplies

Knitting Needle:

Size US 8 (5.0mm) Circular Needles

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Leather Strip (optional)

Yarn for the Christmas Stocking:

Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/HW Weight
55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca,
20% Donegal Tweed, 164 yds/100g
Colorways:
Snowbank (1 balls, 180 yds)
Orca (1 ball, 90 yds)
Blue Blood (1 balls, 180 yds)

Suggested Substitutions:
Knit Picks Swish DK 
Mary Maxim Ultra Mellowspun 
Premier Anti-Pilling Everyday DK 

Yardage:

Total Yardage is approx. 250yds

Abbreviations/Stitches:

k - knit
k2tog - knit two sts together
p - purl
st(s) - stitch(es)

Gauge:

 16 sts x 21 rows = 4x4 inches in stockinette

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

21” From folded cuff to toe; 11” circumference.

Notes:

This stocking will be worked from top-down, leaving space for the heel to be worked last.

How to read the colorwork instructions:
In the colorwork section Color A will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B as (B).
Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B knit the next 9 stitches
The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated until the end of the round.
Color A: Snowbank (white)
Color B: Orca (dark grey)
Color C: Blue Blood (red)

Written Knit Stocking Pattern

Stocking Cuff

Rnd 1: Long tail cast on 56 sts, joing and work in the round. 56 sts

Rnd 2: k1, p1; repeat from * to * around.

Repeats: Work ribbing until cuff measures 4 inches.

Leg of Stocking - Colorwork

All the stitches for the leg will be worked as knit sts, carrying yarn along the back. Repeat each round instructions 2 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Rnd 1: (A) x 28

Rnd 2: (B) x 28

Rnd 3: [(B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1] x 7

Rnd 4: [(A) x 2, (B) x 2] x 7

Rnd 5: [(B) x 2, (A) x 2] x 7

Rnd 6: [(A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1] x 7

Rnd 7: (B) x 28

Rnd 8: (C) x 28

Rnd 9: [(C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 2] x 2, (C) x 9, (A) x 1, (C) x 8

Rnd 10: (C) x 6, (A) x 3, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 2, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 8

Rnd 11: [(C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 2] x 2, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 4, [(A) x 1, (C) x 3] x 2, (C) x 2

Rnd 12: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 8, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 2, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 3

Rnd 13: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 8, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 4

Rnd 14: (C) x 12, [(A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4

Rnd 15: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 7, (A) x 2, (C) x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 2, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 5

Rnd 16: (C) x 12, [(A) x 2, (C) x 6] x 2

Rnd 17: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 7, (A) x 10, (C) x 8

Rnd 18: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, [(A) x 2, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 8, (A) x 1, (C) x 3

Rnd 19: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 8, (C) x 7, (A) x 3, (C) x 2

Rnd 20: (C) x 9, (A) x 6, (C) x 9, (A) x 1, (C) x 3

Rnd 21: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 9, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 4

Rnd 22: (C) x 11, (A) x 4, (C) x 3, (A) x 3, (C) x 7

Rnd 23: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 6, (A) x 4, [(A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 4

Rnd 24: [(A) x 2, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 3, (A) x 7, (C) x 12

Rnd 25: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 6, (A) x 8, (C) x 5, (A) x 1, (C) x 5

Rnd 26: [(A) x 2, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 3, (A) x 10, (C) x 3, (A) x 1, (C) x 5

Rnd 27: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 5, (A) x 11, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 5

Rnd 28: (C) x 10, (A) x 13, (C) x 5

Rnd 29: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 7, (A) x 12, (C) x 6

Rnd 30: (C) x 6, [(C) x 1, (A) x 6] x 2, (A) x 2, (C) x 6

Rnd 31: (C) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 3, (A) x 5] x 2, (A) x 2, (C) x 6

Rnd 32: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 1, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (C) x 9, (A) x 4, (C) x 6

Rnd 33: [(C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 9, (A) x 4, (C) x 6

Rnd 34: (C) x 6, [(A) x 1, (C) x 2] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, (A) x 5, (C) x 5

Rnd 35: [(C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 4, (A) x 3, (C) x 4, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 4

Rnd 36: (C) x 6, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 1, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2, (C) x 3

Rnd 37: (C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 18, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 3

Rnd 38: (C) x 1, (A) x 3, (C) x 18, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 2

Rnd 39: [(C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 3] x 2, (C) x 10, (A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2, (C) x 2

Rnd 40: (C) x 7, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 5] x 2, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 1

Rnd 41: [(C) x 2, (A) x 1, (C) x 3] x 2, (C) x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 4, [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (C) x 1

Rnd 42: (C) x 15, (A) x 1, (C) x 4, [(C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (C) x 2

Rnd 43: (C) x 28

Rnd 44: (B) x 28

Rnd 45: [(B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1] x 7

Rnd 46: [(B) x 2, (A) x 2] x 7

Rnd 47: [(A) x 2, (B) x 2] x 7

Rnd 48: [(A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 1] x 7

Rnd 49: (B) x 28

Rnd 50: (A) x 28

Rnd 51: With A k 17, place the next 22 sts on a holder, thumb cast on 22 sts, k 17. (This creates the heel.) See video for a provisional cast on option.

Rnd 52: (A) x 28

Leg of Stocking - Colorwork Chart

A crochet stocking with a prancing reindeer pattern in red and white.
A prancing deer crochet stocking in a black, white, red, and gray color palette.

All the stitches for the foot will be worked as knit. Repeat each round instructions 2 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Foot of Stocking - Colorwork

All the stitches for the foot will be worked as knit. Repeat each round instructions 4 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Rnd 1: (B) x 14.

Rnd 2: (A) x 14.

Rnd 3: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 7.

Rnd 4: (A) x 14.

Rnd 5: (B) x 14.

Rnd 6: (C) x 14.

Rnd 7: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 8: (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 5.

Rnd 9: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 10: (C) x 3, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 2.

Rnd 11: (C) x 4, (A) x 7, (C) x 3.

Rnd 12: (C) x 1, [(C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 4, (C) x 1.

Rnd 13: (C) x 1, (A) x 5, (C) x 3, (A) x 5.

Rnd 14: (C) x 1, [(C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 4, (C) x 1.

Rnd 15: (C) x 4, (A) x 7, (C) x 3.

Rnd 16: (C) x 3, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1] x 2, (A) x 3, (C) x 2.

Rnd 17: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2, [(A) x 1, (C) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 18: (A) x 1, (C) x 5, (A) x 3, (C) x 5.

Rnd 19: [(C) x 1, (A) x 1, (C) x 4] x 2, (C) x 1, (A) x 1.

Rnd 20: (C) x 14. Fasten off color C.

Rnd 21: (B) x 14.

Rnd 22: (A) x 14.

Rnd 23: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 7.

Rnd 24: (A) x 14.

Rnd 25: (B) x 14.

Rnd 26: (A) x 14.

Leg of Stocking - Colorwork Chart

A prancing deer cross stitch pattern with red and white squares.
A prancing deer crochet stocking in a black, white, red, and gray color palette.

All the stitches for the foot will be worked as knit. Repeat each round instructions 4 times for one round. The stitch count will remain 56 sts.

Stocking Toe

Rnd 1: Fasten off color B. With color A knit around. 56 sts
Rnd 2: *k2tog, k7; repeat from * around. 48 sts
Rnd 3: knit. 48 sts
Rnd 4: *k2tog, k6; repeat from * around. 42 sts
Rnd 5: knit. 42 sts
Rnd 6: *k2tog, k5; repeat from * around. 36 sts
Rnd 7: knit. 36 sts
Rnd 8: *k2tog, k4; repeat from * around. 30 sts
Rnd 9: knit. 30 sts
Rnd 10: *k2tog, k3; repeat from * around. 24 sts
Rnd 11: knit. 24 sts
Rnd 12: *k2tog, k2; repeat from * around. 18 sts
Rnd 13: knit. 18 sts
Rnd 14: *k2tog, k1; repeat from * around. 12 sts
Rnd 15: knit. 12 sts
Rnd 16: k2tog around. 6 sts
Fasten off leaving a tail, weave tail through the front loops of each stitch around then pull closed. Weave in ends.

Stocking Heel

Rnd 1: Place held stitches back on needles, pick up one st at corner, 22 sts along the other side of the heel opening, and one last stitch at the corner. 46 sts

Rnd 2: (ssk, k19, k2tog) two times. 42 sts

Rnd 3: (ssk, k17, k2tog) two times. 38 sts

Rnd 4: (ssk, k15, k2tog) two times. 34 sts

Rnd 5: (ssk, k13, k2tog) two times. 30 sts

Rnd 6: (ssk, k11, k2tog) two times. 26 sts

Rnd 7: (ssk, k9, k2tog) two times. 22 sts

Rnd 8: (ssk, k7, k2tog) two times. 18 sts

9 Fasten off leaving enough tail length for grafting. With the stitches divided equally between the back and front needles, use the kitchener stitch to graph the remaining sts together. Weave in ends.

Finishing

Use a strip of leather and a leather punch to create a strap and stitch to the top of the stocking. Or create an i-cord.

A crocheted Christmas stocking featuring a prancing deer.

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