There’s nothing better than waking up on Christmas morning to a beautifully decorated home with some cozy, hand knitted stockings lined up next to the Christmas tree!
I rounded up some of my favorite knitted stocking patterns in this post and there’s truly something for everyone in the mix.
These patterns range from beginner to intermediate level and many of them include instructions for adding a custom name at the top for a personal touch!
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Is it easy to knit a Christmas stocking?
Many of these stockings are super easy to make! If you’re looking for a quick DIY project, several of these holiday stockings work up super fast with bulky yarn.
The finished stockings make a perfect gift idea for a family member or friend, and are a great first knitting project to try!
Before you dive into these festive Christmas stocking patterns, you’ll want to make sure you have a few basic supplies and know some beginner techniques.
Knitting supplies that are good to have on hand include:
- a tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends
- circular needles
- straight knitting needles
- cable stitch holders
- stitch markers
A few of the patterns below actually walk you through the whole process with pictures and step by step instruction, which is perfect for beginners.
Most of them require a bit of basic prior knowledge (or the willingness to do a quick YouTube search!)
Some basic knitting techniques that are helpful to know in advance are:
- how to cast on
- knit stitch
- purl stitch
- short rows
- I cord
- mattress stitch
- stockinette stitch
- kitchener stitch
Beginners: if that sounds like another language, that’s OK! Just stick to one of the options that are marked as beginner friendly and you’ll be in good shape.
If this is your first time making a hand-knit Christmas stocking, here are a few tips.
- Be sure to check if the pattern uses worsted weight yarn or bulky weight yarn (it makes a huge difference in the finished size).
- Some patterns involve color changes, or fair isle knitting techniques, so you will want to watch a tutorial for that before hand so you don’t get confused.
- Check to see if the body of the stocking will be knitted in the round or knitted flat and sewn together at the end. If you aren’t familiar with knitting in the round yet, a flat knit stocking might be a better choice.
- If you’re making a simpler stocking pattern and want to personalize the top of the stocking with a family member or significant others name, you can always hand embroider it if you aren’t quite ready to dive into color work yet.
13 Knitted Christmas Stocking Patterns
Are you looking for some fun and festive Christmas stocking patterns to knit this holiday season?
Check out this collection of 13 of my favorite beautiful knitting patterns for stockings. There's something here for everyone!
Knit Bella Christmas Stocking Pattern
This beautiful stocking will knit up quick because it uses chunky yarn!
You can make it with two contrasting colors (as shown), or do it all with one color.
You have to check out this beautifully textured pattern!
Chunky Ribbed Knitted Stocking Pattern
This is another chunky stocking (those are my favorite!)
You gotta love that fun texture and this is a super simple pattern that's easy enough for beginners.
Scandinavian Evergreen Knitted Christmas Stocking Pattern
These beautiful knitted stockings look so cozy you almost want to wear them instead of hanging them up!
This pattern is perfect for intermediate knitters and has a few more advanced techniques thrown in like color work and short rows.
You can customize the design with your recipients name using the included alphabet chart as well!
It's a digital download and you'll receive it immediately after purchase.
Cute Knitted Christmas Stockings Pattern
These knitted Christmas stockings are perfect for children, or anyone who loves whimsical Christmas decor!
This pattern has a vintage vibe and includes instructions for both options, the snowman/candy cane pattern and the Santa/Christmas tree pattern.
Skill level is intermediate and this pattern is an instant download after purchase.
Beginner Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern
If you're a beginner knitter looking for a simple pattern to try, this is perfect for you!
It works up quickly with chunky yarn and is a very easy design that knitting newbies can make no problem.
Pattern includes material list and row by row instructions with photos.
It's a digital download so you'll get your copy right after purchase!
Magnolia Stocking Knitting Pattern - Etsy
This super chunky, oversized Christmas stocking pattern is perfect for intermediate knitters!
If you're looking for rustic, farmhouse, or scandi-boho Christmas decor, this is the perfect pattern for you.
It even includes 6 different options to customize the cuff! Be sure to check this pattern out.
Monster Cables Stocking Pattern
This knitted Christmas stocking pattern features a big, bulky cable design going down the center of the stocking and the texture is amazing!
The pattern is beautifully written and easy to follow, be sure to check this one out!
Dog Knitted Christmas Stocking Pattern
Make a holiday stocking for your four legged family members with this adorable knitting pattern!
Or if you know someone who loves Golden Retrievers, this would make a perfect gift.
This pattern is great for confident beginners and intermediate knitters. It involves some easy colorwork and is knitted flat.
- written instructions
- alphabet chart
- helpful hints
- color chart for the design
Chunky Striped Knitted Christmas Stockings
Make a whole rainbow of beautiful striped Christmas stockings with this easy to follow pattern!
Perfect for confident beginners and intermediate knitters, this pattern walks you through the process step by step and is easy to read.
It's made with chunky yarn so it'll work up quick!
- PDF pattern
- Supply list
- Step by step photos to walk you through the process
"Harvey" Knitted Christmas Stocking Pattern
This festive stocking is so cute with it's bright red and green stripes, adorable jingle bells, and easily customizable name options!
It's perfect for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters who have a grasp on knitting in the round and short rows (or are willing to look up those techniques on YouTube!)
Lobster Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern
Lobster lovers will adore this cute Christmas stocking pattern!
If you live in Maine or know someone who does, this would make a wonderful gift for them.
This pattern is sent in the mail after purchase, so be sure to check on shipping times if you need it ASAP.
Classic Striped Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern
This simple striped stocking pattern is the perfect classic Christmas stocking for everyone in your family!
You can easily customize them using different colors for each person. How fun!
This pattern is great for beginner or intermediate knitters.
Oversized Mega Chunky Jumbo Christmas Stocking
This super cute striped chunky Christmas stocking pattern is perfect for the intermediate or eager to learn beginner knitter!
The pattern includes different color variation options, easy to follow instructions and different chunky yarn alternatives to try.
Be sure to check out this fun pattern this holiday season!
Free Christmas Stocking Patterns
Looking for some free knitting patterns to try out? Here are some super cute ones!
I hope these fun and festive knit Christmas stocking patterns have given you some Christmas spirit and inspired you to make some of your own this holiday season!
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13 Festive Knitted Christmas Stocking Patterns
Crystal Martin is the crafty lady behind Marching North. She loves sharing easy to follow tutorials and patterns for macrame, crochet, punch needle, and pretty much anything else involving yarn or textiles.
Her work has been featured on Creative Fabrica, Craft Gossip, Ravelry, as well as her own site and YouTube channels.
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Oh my!! You have out done yourself AGAIN!! I can not wait to make the Scandinavian cable stockings!! I’ll be making 6 to hang on our mantle. Thanks so very much!!❤️