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Lately, I have been using a lot of sock yarn. Just not for socks. I love the amazing patterned sock yarns so I’ve gathered quite a supply over the years. I actually do enjoy knitting socks, but since my family and friends (and me) usually want other items, socks end up on the bottom of the list. Since Christmas is quickly approaching, I thought it was time to make some ornaments. And use up some sock yarn scraps in the process. The result was a micro stocking ornament knit pattern with two variations.

Micro stocking ornament knit pattern

For more sock yarn projects, check out my starfish softie free crochet pattern.

Small starfish made from free crochet softie pattern
Sock/fingering weight yarn starfish

Micro Stocking Ornament Knit Pattern Details

Micro stocking ornament knit pattern

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Materials for Stocking Ornament

Fingering Weight Yarn – less than 10 yds (9 m). My samples were made with Patons Kroy Socks yarn.

US Size 2 (2.75 mm) Double-Pointed Needles (or size needed to obtain gauge).

Yarn Needle.

Scissors.

Size E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook.

If using the double cuff option, you will also need about 1 yd of fingering weight yarn in a contrasting color.

Finished Size

Micro stocking ornament size

Length from top of cuff to middle of heel: 1.75″ (44 mm).

Length from end of foot to middle of heel: 1.75″ (44 mm).

Width when lying flat: 1.125″ (28.5 mm).

Gauge (not critical since it is not a wearable item)

36 sts x 36 rows on a 4″ x 4″ (10 cm) swatch in stockinette stitch.

Special Stitches

DSP – With yarn in front, SlP. Pull yarn tightly over the needle to create a double st. Move yarn back to the front to P.

DSK – With yarn in front. SlP. Pull yarn tightly over the needle to create a double st.

Micro Stocking Ornament Knit Pattern

Double Cuff Option

Micro stocking ornament with double cuff

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 16 sts using provisional cast-on method (see videos by Knit Purl Hunter and YYC Knits for tutorials).

Divide as 4 sts each on N1 & N2, and 8 sts on N3.

Join in the round being careful not to twist sts.

Rounds 1 – 4: K2, P2 around.

Round 5: P around.

Rounds 6-9: K2, P2 around.

You will now fold the beginning of the piece to the inside of the work and join the provisional cast-on sts with this round. Perform increases ONLY on the active round.

Round 10: K5, M1, K6, M1, K5 (18 sts).

Move to the applicable leg section (stockinette or lace).

Single Cuff Option

Micro stocking ornament lace version single cuff

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 16 sts.

Divide as 4 sts each on N1 & N2, and 8 sts on N3.

Join in the round being careful not to twist sts.

Rounds 1 – 5: K2, P2 around.

Round 6: K5, M1, K6, M1, K5 (18 sts).

Move to the applicable leg section (stockinette or lace).

Stockinette Leg

Micro stocking ornament stockinette version

Rounds 1 – 10: K around.

Move to the stockinette heel shaping section.

Stockinette Heel Shaping

I used a German short-row heel. Make sure you have 9 sts on N3 (if you don’t, move sts from N2 to N3 until you do), then turn your piece to start working the heel in rows on N3. If you are unfamiliar with working a German short-row heel, please watch this video by Yarn Purpose.

Row 1: DSP, P8. Turn.

Row 2: DSK, K7. Turn.

Row 3: DSP, P6. Turn.

Row 4: DSK, K5. Turn.

Row 5: DSP, P4. Turn.

Row 6: DSK, K3, K each of the DSP’s as one st each (like a K2 tog). You are now back to the beginning of your initial sock round.

Round 7: Knit around N1 & N2, K each of the DSK’s as one st each, K6.

Round 8: K across N1 & N2, K7. Turn.

Row 9: DSP, P4. Turn.

Row 10: DSK, K3, K the DSP as one st, K1. Turn.

Row 11: DSP, P4, P the DSK as one st, P1. Turn.

Row 12: DSK, K5, K the DSP as one st, K1. Turn.

Row 13: DSP, P6, P the DSK as one st, P1. Turn.

Row 14: DSK, K7, K the DSP as one st. You are now back to the beginning of your initial sock round.

Round 15: K across N1 & N2, K the DSP as one st, K8

Move to the stockinette foot section.

Stockinette Foot

Rounds 1 – 8: K around.

Move to the toe shaping section.

Lace Leg

Micro stocking ornament lace version single cuff

Round 1: (K1, SSK, YO, K3, YO, K2tog, K1) x2.

Round 2: K around.

Round 3: (K1, YO, K2tog, K3, SSK, YO, K1) x2.

Round 4: K around.

Work Rounds 1 – 4 twice, then Rounds 1 & 2 again.

Move to the lace heel shaping section.

Lace Heel Shaping

I used a German short-row heel. Make sure you have 9 sts on N3 (if you don’t, move sts from N2 to N3 until you do), then turn your piece to start working the heel in rows on N3. If you are unfamiliar with working a German short-row heel, please watch this video by Yarn Purpose.

Row 1: DSP, P8. Turn.

Row 2: DSK, K7. Turn.

Row 3: DSP, P6. Turn.

Row 4: DSK, K5. Turn.

Row 5: DSP, P4. Turn.

Row 6: DSK, K3, K each of the DSP’s as one st each. You are now back to the beginning of your initial sock round.

Round 7: K1, YO, K2tog, K3, SSK, YO, K1, K each of the DSK’s as one st each, K6.

Round 8: K across N1 & N2, K7. Turn.

Row 9: DSP, P4. Turn.

Row 10: DSK, K3, K the DSP as one st, K1. Turn.

Row 11: DSP, P4, P the DSK as one st, P1. Turn.

Row 12 DSK, K5, K the DSP as one st, K1. Turn.

Row 13: DSP, P6, P the DSK as one st, P1. Turn.

Row 14: DSK, K7, K the DSP as one st. You are now back to the beginning of your initial sock round.

Round 15: K1, SSK, YO, K3, YO, K2tog, K1, K the DSK as one st, SSK, YO, K3, YO, K2tog, K1.

Move to the lace foot section.

Lace Foot

Round 1:

Move to the toe shaping section.

Toe Shaping (Both Styles)

Micro stocking ornament knit pattern

Round 1: (K1, SSK, K3, K2tog, K1) x2 (14 sts).

Round 2: K around.

Round 3: (K1, SSK, K1, K2tog, K1) x2 (10 sts).

Round 4: K around.

Round 5: (SSK, K1, K2tog) x2 (6 sts).

Cut a tail, weave through remaining sts, and pull tight.

Finishing Micro Stocking Ornament Knit Pattern

Micro stocking ornament knit pattern

Weave in the ends.

Crochet a chain of 35 sts (or length desired for a hanging loop).

Cut tail and pull through.

Find the approximate middle of the back on the inside of the sock cuff and down 2 rounds from the edge of the cuff.

Pull one tail of the crochet chain through a stitch loop at the location you just found.

Pull the other crochet tail through another stitch look next to the other tail.

Tie the tails together with several knots.

Weave in those ends and enjoy your new micro stocking ornament!!

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