Personalize your Crochet Stockings with a monogrammed initial for every member of the family! These simple crocheted stockings, made in Bernat Happy Holidays yarn, are an easy pattern to read and even easier to crochet, so you can make as many stockings as you like before Christmas. The contrast cuff and heel give these stockings a traditional look, but you can make them in any shades you like, from modern to classic. If you have never cross-stitched before, follow along with our youtube breakdown of the simple skill:
Cross-stitching is a simple and beautiful way to decorate any crochet project. All you need is a yarn needle and smooth, light thread that contrasts well with the main shade. Using a chart like the one below, you decide where you want to place the pattern and start stitching! Each dark square is a cross stitch, and the white squares are the original project background single crochets. The simple “X” pattern of the thread makes ornate lettering a breeze, and all you have to do is follow along the chart, stitch by stitch, until your monogram is complete!
Now that you know how to cross stitch, whip up these Christmas projects in time to fill them with goodies and hang them on the mantle this winter. Dress up all your crocheted stockings this year and surprise your family with this touching keepsake they can use every year!