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
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!
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.