3 Materials Needed:

A Skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Each of the Following Colors: Soft White Tea Leaf Cherry Red & Black, Susan Bates 5 mm (U.S. Size H-8), Yarn Needle

About this Project

Cat people know the holiday season isn’t just about delighting your two-legged loved ones; the season is also about surprising the furriest of feline friends. Hang this crochet stocking by the chimney to keep your cat’s presents from Santa a secret until Christmas morning.

More of a dog person? Click here for dog paws Christmas stocking instructions.

Use a gauge of 10 sts x 12 rows = 3" in sc to crochet a stocking that measures 13-1/2" long When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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  • 1
    SIDE (Make 2)
    With A, ch 34.
    Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 31 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of ch work 32 sc; turn – 67 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 32 sc, [inc] 3 times, sc in remaining 32 sc; turn – 70 sc.
    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 33 sc, inc, sc in next 2 sc, inc, sc in 33 sc; turn – 72 sc.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in 34 sc, [inc] 4 times, sc in 34 sc; turn – 76 sc.
    Row 5: Ch 1, sc in 37 sc, [inc] twice, sc in 37 sc; turn – 78 sc.
    Row 6: Ch 1, sc in 37 sc, [inc] 4 times, sc in 37 sc; turn – 82 sc.
    Row 7: Ch 1, sc in 37 sc, inc, sc in next 6 sc, inc, sc in 37 sc; turn – 84 sc.
    Row 8: Ch 1, sc in 38 sc, inc, sc in next 2 sc, [inc] twice, sc in next 2 sc, inc, sc in 38 sc; turn – 88 sc.
    Row 9: Ch 1, sc in 27 sc, hdc in next 10 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 6 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sc, 2 hdc in next sc, hdc in next 10 sc, sc in next 27 sc; turn –92 sts.
    Row 10: Ch 1, sc in 30 sts, [skip 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, skip 3 sts, sc in next st] twice, sc in next st, [skip 3 sts, 7 tr in next st, skip 3 sts, sc in next st] twice, sc in 29 sts; turn.
    Row 11: Ch 1, sc in 32 sts, [inc] 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, [inc] 3 times, sc in next 6 sts, [inc] 3 times, sc in next 5 sts, [inc] 3 times, sc in 32 sc. Fasten off.
  • 2
    CENTER PAW
    With B ch 6.
    Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of ch, sc in next 3 ch, 2 sc in last ch; do not join but work in continuous rounds – 12 sc.
    Round 2: Inc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, [inc] 3 times, sc in next 3 sc, [inc] twice – 18 sc.
    Round 3: (Sc, hdc) in first sc, (hdc, dc) in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, slip st in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, (dc, hdc) in next sc, (hdc, sc) in next sc, sc in remaining 11 sc. Fasten off. Sew in place on front side of stocking.
  • 3
    FISH
    Row 1: With C ch 2; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 1, inc in each sc across; turn – 6 sc.
    Row 3: Ch 1, sc in next sc, inc, sc to last 2 sc; inc, sc in last sc; turn – 8 sc.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
    Row 5: Repeat Row 3 – 10 sc.
    Rows 6 and 7: Repeat Rows 4 and 5 – 12 sc.
    Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
    Row 9: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc; fin: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, hdc in last ch, sc in last 6 sc; turn.
    Row 10: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sc, skip fin, sc in last 6 sc; turn.
    Row 11: Repeat Row 4.
    Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first sc, dec, sc to last 3 sc; dec, sc in last sc; turn – 10 sc.
    Row 13: Repeat Row 4.
    Rows 14 and 15: Repeat Row 12 – 6 sc.
    Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [dec] twice, sc in last sc; turn – 4 sc.
    Row 17: Repeat Row 4.
    Row 18: Ch 4, (2 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in first sc, slip st in next 2 sc, (sc, hdc, dc, 3 tr) in last sc; turn.
    Row 19: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, slip st in 2 slip sts, sc in next 5 sts and in top of ch-4. Fasten off.
    With D, embroider eyes and mouth. Sew Fish in place.
  • 4
    TOE PRINTS (Make 4)
    Round 1: With B ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
    Round 2: Inc in each sc around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Sew in place.
  • 5
    FINISHING
    Sew front and back sides together through both loops of last row.
  • 6
    BORDER AND HANGING LOOP
    Join A in top center back st of stocking with sc; work sc evenly around; ch 10 for hanger; sc in each sc around to last 2 sc; skip last 2 sc, work 16 dc in ch-10 loop, skip first 2 sc of last round; join with a slip st in next sc. Fasten off.
  • 7
    ABBREVIATIONS:
    A = Soft White
    B = Tea Leaf
    C = Cherry Red
    Ch = Chain
    D = Black
    Dc = Double crochet
    Hdc = Half double crochet
    Sc = Single crochet
    St(s) = Stitch (es)
    Tr = Treble crochet
    [] = Work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
    Special Abbreviations
    Dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook
    Inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sC