The RBG Mini Stockings (or Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stockings) pattern makes a fun Christmas decor that is quick to whip up. They are completely customizable too; you can change the colors or use just the base of the stocking with a simple single crochet trim.
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With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), I thought now was the perfect time to make these RBG Mini Stockings as a commemorative tree ornament or mini gift holder!
They are so quick and easy to work up and there are three collar options to choose from. The best part: You could totally design your own collar, since it’s the last step!
I originally designed this to be a large stocking, which I will still make eventually, but this blog hop for quick christmas patterns came together with this design and a lightbulb came on: minis!! I love mini versions of pretty much anything, so I’m pretty jazzed for this project.
Without further ado, here is the RBG Mini Stockings crochet pattern:
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
- Black [>1oz]
- White [>1 oz]
Not important for this project
Approx. 6″ long. (3.5″ from top to heel -> 2.75″ from heel to toe)
arnd = around
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together
Sc3tog = single crochet three together
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
Written in U.S. Terms
- Beginning ch-1 does not count as a stitch
- Where asterisks appear, repeat the instructions between them.
- The stocking base is the same for all finishes. The collar instructions are all separated out.
STOCKING BASE FOR ALL,
R1. Make a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)
R2. 2 sc in each st arnd (12)
R3. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)
R4. sc arnd (18)
R5-11. Repeat R4; turn at the end of R11
R12. Ch 1, sc x 10, turn (10)
R13-16. Repeat R12
R17. dec x 5 across the top of the heel; sc in the end of row 16, dec x 2 across remaining row ends; sc x 3, dec, sc x 3 across toe; dec x 2 across ends of rows 12 – 15; sc in end of row 16, sl st to join (18) <End of Heel>
R18-31. Ch 1, sc arnd, sl st to join, sl st again; Fasten. (18)
COLLAR ONE (Lace)
R1. Attach yarn to back center stitch of R31: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd, sl st to join (24)
R2. FLO: *ch 3, sk 1, sl st in next* arnd, sl st to join in 1st ch-3 space
R3. *ch 3, sl st in next ch-3 space* arnd, sl st to join in 1st ch-3 space
R4. Repeat R3
R5. *Sl st in adjacent ch-3 space, ch 2, sl st in 1st ch, sl st in same ch-3 space* arnd; Fasten.
Shape collar to “stretch lace” and tack in place. I used hot glue.
COLLAR TWO (Ruffle):
R1. Attach yarn to front center stitch of R31: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd, sl st to join, turn (24)
R2. Ch 1, sc across, do not join, turn (24)
R3. Ch 1, dec, sc across, dec in last st, turn (22)
R4. Ch 1, dec, sc across, dec in last st, turn (20)
R5. Ch 1, sc in 1st, *ch 2, sk 1, sc in next* across; Fasten.
R6. Reattach yarn to 1st st of R1, in the “V” of the collar, and sc in the end of each row down, (sl st, sc x 3, sl st) in each ch-2 space arnd, sc in the end of each row up to the “V” and fasten.
Attach pearl or pearl-esque button to the front center of collar over the “^”.
COLLAR THREE (Scarf):
R1. Find two front center stitches, attach yarn to left adjacent stitch: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc x 2* arnd to stitch right adjacent of the center, leaving two center stitches unworked, 2 sc in last stitch, do not join, turn (22)
R2. Ch 1, sc arnd; Fasten. (22)
R1. Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch and across, turn (7)
R2. Ch 1, sc in first, *ch 1, sk 1, sc* across, turn (4 sc, 3 skp’d spaces)
R3. Ch 1, sc in each st and ch space across, turn (7)
R4-7. Repeat R2 & 3
R8. Ch 1, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog, turn (3)
R9. Ch 1, sc3tog, turn (1)
R10. Ch 1, 2 sc, turn (2)
R11. Ch 1, sc across; Fasten. (2)
Tuck rows 9-11 through the opening of R1 & 2, attach in place.
- Hide All Strings.
And that’s how you make the RBG Mini Stockings!
Looking for more Crochet Christmas Stocking Patterns?
Victorian Christmas Stocking
Cameron Christmas Stocking
Plaid Santa Christmas Stocking
Stocking Gift Holder
Snowbobbles Christmas Stocking
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2 thoughts on “How to Make RBG Mini Stockings – Free Crochet Pattern”
What does “sc x 2” mean for row 1 of the collar, in “2 sc, sc x 2”? Two single crochet, and then what? Since you’re making 24 stitches (white) in 18 (black), does it mean ‘2 sc in the next black stitch, then sc in the next two black stitches’, and repeat around?
sc x 2 = 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts
2 sc = place 2 scs in the same space.