13 Festive Knitted Christmas Stocking Patterns

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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 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!)

red and white holiday knitting project with circular knitting needles and a Christmas tree branch sprig

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!

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In Conclusion

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!

Happy knitting!

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  1. 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!!❤️

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