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How To Make Christmas Stockings: 20 Perfectly Festive Patterns

By: Katelin Burke, Editor, AllFreeKnitting

Starry Night Holiday StockingUntil you've hung your stockings with care, it just doesn't quite feel like Christmastime. These traditional decorations are a huge part of how many people decorate for and celebrate Christmas, and yet many of us settle for mass-produced stockings devoid of character. This Christmas, use How To Make Christmas Stockings: 20 Perfectly Festive Patterns to add some festive handcrafted charm to your mantle with a DIY Christmas stocking you knit yourself. A knit stocking pattern allows you to personalize your Christmas decorating in a way that isn't possible with store-bought stockings. Whether you're looking for instructions on how to make a stocking with stripes, traditional Christmas motifs, or even a monogram, we've got just the right knit stocking pattern for you.


Before you know it, you will have the perfect stockings for the holiday season. These easy-to-follow tutorials provide step-by-step instructions, so you can create the perfect mantel accessory. We have rounded up several different kinds of stocking patterns, so whatever you're looking for, you can certainly find it here. You may even make a set of stockings that becomes a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. Each year at Christmas, you will look at the stockings you made by hand and be filled with a flood of happy memories and emotions.


How to Make Christmas Stockings: Perfectly Festive Patterns

How To Make Christmas Stockings: 20 Perfectly Festive Patterns

Table of Contents

Festively Folky Stockings: Fair Isle Patterns
How to Make Christmas Stockings with Stripes
Personalized Knit Stocking Patterns
This One's For the Elves: Teeny-Tiny Knit Stocking Patterns


5 Knit Christmas Stocking patterns

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Festively Folky Stockings: Fair Isle Patterns

Fantastic Fair Isle StockingThe traditional Scandinavian technique known as Fair Isle knitting is always especially popular during the holidays. This gorgeous style of colorwork lends itself perfectly to the snowflakes, trees, and geometric motifs that remind us of Christmas. A free Christmas Stocking Pattern is a great way to refine your colorwork skills in order to turn a commonplace decoration into a gorgeous keepsake you'll want to pass down through the generations.


How to Make Christmas Stockings with Stripes

Striped StockingIf you want to use multiple colors to channel the Christmas spirit but are still intimidated by stranded colorwork, a striped knit stocking pattern is a great choice. These pretty patterns will create a multicolor product but require you to work with only one color at a time, making them much easier to knit. Whether you give them as gifts or hang them from your own fireplace, these simple designs will look great in any home.




Personalized Knit Stocking Patterns

KAB Christmas StockingThese stockings take personalized Christmas decoration to the next level. Incorporate names and initials into a knit stocking pattern to make sure Santa knows exactly whose gifts go where. Everyone in your family will want one of these awesome monogrammed stockings. The RFR RFB Stocking even includes links to help you create a color chart for a stocking with your initials so as to make these DIY Christmas decorations your very own.


This One's For the Elves: Teeny-Tiny Knit Stocking Patterns

Tiny Treasures StockingNo mantle? No problem! A knit stocking pattern in miniature is a perfect way to bring the same festivity to other parts of the house. Hang these itty-bitty stockings on a tree, or use them as cozies for small gifts. Best of all, these small stockings are wonderfully quick-knitting projects, making them excellent last-minute Christmas gift ideas.





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