Here are some pictures from this crochet adventure with Red Heart's free pattern for Gingerbread Stockings:
With this pattern, the stocking is made starting with the top ribbing and worked down. It's a pretty easy pattern to follow.
After crocheting the ribbing, you work down to make the rest of the stocking.
Here's the completed body of the stocking before adding the gingerbread.
When I made the stockings, I made the gingerbread people a pair at a time. Each gingerbread is edged with silver stitches and have silver French knots sewn onto their hands and feet. They also have silver eyes and smiles. The gingerbread guys and gals each have a blue or green heart.
My gingerbread woman is wearing a blue dress, and the green heart will be sewn onto her dress.
After completing the gingerbread people, I left a long tail to sew them onto their stockings.
So here's my stocking and my husband's stocking...
And here are my son's and daughter's stockings.
These stockings are so fun and easy to make. I may make some next year for gifts for friends and family.