21 Christmas Stocking Knitting Patterns

Christmas stockings are such a fun holiday tradition and this collection of 21 Christmas Stocking Knitting Patterns is here to help you carry on that tradition in a handmade fashion. After all, what can be more magical than opening a hand-knitted Christmas stocking? It makes those stocking fillers all more precious!

There’s nothing like Christmas decorations to make you feel like it’s finally the most wonderful time of the year – and no Christmas decor is complete until stockings are hung by the chimney with care. No matter what your skill level, at least one of these stocking ideas will speak to you and ensure your mantel is expertly dressed up for the holidays.


1. Holly Stocking Knitting Pattern by Annie’s Woolens

You will love this Holly Stocking Knitting Pattern because of the ease in doing the colorwork due to the pattern being knit in the round – no purling. It is a relatively quick pattern for those who wish to move along in their projects. The pattern includes a color chart and alphabet chart for personalizing your stocking.

Holly Stocking Knitting Pattern by Annie's Woolens

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2. Magnolia Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by White Oak Knits

This Magnolia Christmas Stocking is a super chunky, oversized Christmas stocking. Perfect for your rustic, farmhouse, or scandi-boho Christmas decor. The pattern includes six different options to customize the cuff.

Magnolia Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by White Oak Knits

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3. Cabled Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

Make Santa proud by crafting this rich Cabled Christmas Stocking for him to fill with all sorts of goodies! Knit it in autumn red or finish something different selecting from all the shades to inspire your holiday spirit. Craft one for the whole family in festive colors that create a new family tradition.

Cabled Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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4. Late Night Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by I Knit 2 Purl 2

This Late Night Christmas Stocking is knit from the top-down and features a foldover ribbing, an afterthought heel, and a toe knit in a contrasting color. Perfect for last-minute gifts and late-night knitting!

Late Night Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by I Knit 2 Purl 2

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5. Mini Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Kati Maaria Knits

Looking for the perfect handmade Christmas decoration for your home or a gift to wrap up and give to a loved one? This Mini Christmas Stocking Pattern includes 6 different designs and knitting support full of tutorial pictures to guide you through the project!

Thanks to the bulky yarn and their cute size, these stockings work up in no time and the pattern will have you hooked from the moment you cast on that first stitch!

Mini Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Kati Maaria Knits

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6. Christmas Stocking With Fur Trim Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

If your fireplace is in need of new stockings, this Christmas Stocking with Fur Trim one is a great option! Super Saver Fair Isle colorways knit up in fun patterns, without having to change colors! Top it off with a festive Fur yarn trim and your halls will be decked in no time!

Christmas Stocking With Fur Trim Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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7. Jumbo Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Prinku

You can knit your own Jumbo Christmas Stocking and save so much on buying a ready-made. It has no seams and is knitted in the round with super chunky wool. Such a pleasure to knit – as it’s very thick and tactile and develops so quickly on your needles.

Jumbo Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Prinku

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8. Felted Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Annie’s Woolens

Aren’t these the nicest looking Felted Christmas Stockings you’ve ever seen? Knit using large circular needles with Bulky wool yarn, this is a quick project with satisfying results.

Make these in different bright or traditional colors to fit family member personalities and decorate with special buttons or Holiday pins! 

Felted Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Annie's Woolens

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9. Simple Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Carissa Browning

The same basic template is used for all three stockings, but with three different stitch patterns for the leg and foot. Feel free to substitute your own favorite stitch pattern, as long as it divides evenly into 72 stitches. A short-row heel and a star toe give the finished product a simple look that won’t distract from your chosen stitch pattern.

 Simple Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Carissa Browning

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10. Chunky Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Knit Collage Yarns

Add a little handmade happiness to your holiday mantle this season! This Wanderlust Stocking is one super-chunky knit stocking. That’s what makes it so darn special. It’s quick to knit and simply beautiful!

Chunky Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Knit Collage Yarns

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11. Knit Before Christmas Stocking Pattern by Purl Soho

This Knit Before Christmas Stocking contains all the love that goes into the making without taking the twelve days of Christmas to do it! Using just two skeins of yarn, big stitches work up into a big stocking with a right jolly old spirit. Its splashes of bright color, how they twinkle, its toes how merry, its heels like roses, its hanging loop like a cherry!

Even if you sleep right through St. Nick’s visit, you never do forget a hand-knit Christmas stocking. It’s what sugar-plum dreams are made of!

Knit Before Christmas Stocking Pattern by Purl Soho

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12. Sugar Twist Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern by Yarnspirations

Start a family tradition with this Sugar Twist Knit Christmas Stocking. Create it in all 3 colors shown, or choose your own. Either way, the intricate cabling looks rich when completed with your favorite worsted weight yarn. The best part is its larger size which leaves lots of room for Santa’s goodies!

Sugar Twist Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern by Yarnspirations

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13. Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Santa’s Sock Central

This is a Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern for both a penguin and a tree Christmas stocking with detailed, 10-page instruction on how to cast on, turn the heel, and shape the toe. A basic understanding of fair isle/ stranded knitting and knitting on double point needles is an advantage.

The pattern also contains an alphabet chart and instructions on how to add a name to the top of the stocking to make it a personalized Christmas stocking.

Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Santa's Sock Central

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14. Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern by Martha Stewart

These Christmas stockings were embroidered using a technique called the duplicate stitch. For this pattern, first, the socks were knit, then designs were added over existing stitches with a tapestry needle and contrasting yarn. You can draw your own design on graph paper to use as a guide

Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern by Martha Stewart

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15. Chunky Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern by Corabelle And Bree

Make your own Chunky Knit Christmas Stocking this holiday season! The pattern works up quickly and makes a wonderful addition to your mantel and stocking collection. Also makes a thoughtful handmade gift to spread some charm and cheer to others!

Chunky Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern by Corabelle And Bree

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16. How To Knit Christmas Stockings by Prima

If you’re looking for a free Christmas stocking knitting pattern, then you’ve come to the right place. This red and white Nordic-inspired Christmas stocking pattern brings that nostalgic, magical festive feel to the end of beds or the mantelpiece for big or little kids.

You could easily adapt this pattern – if you’re knitting a set of Christmas stockings, why not make some in green and white wool for a traditional theme. Or choose bright yarns if you want a more contemporary look.

How To Knit Christmas Stockings by Prima

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17. Knit Chevron Christmas Stocking Pattern by Just Crafty Enough

This Knit Chevron Christmas Stocking is a perfectly festive project that you need to make this year. It combines Christmas green with pearly white to make a fun chevron design, embellished by a red heel and toe.

This is a beautiful stocking pattern that will look great stuffed with presents on Christmas morning. Everyone needs a stocking, but not everyone will be lucky enough to find one of these beautiful knit stockings hanging from the mantle! Make these for all of your loved ones!

Knit Chevron Christmas Stocking Pattern by Just Crafty Enough

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18. Pet Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

Choose either fish or bones to ring the cuff of this Pet Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern. Knit in the round from the toe up, it features a short-row toe and heel in contrasting colors. An all-over diamond pattern adds texture. The bones and fish are knit separately and sewn on later.

Pet Christmas Stockings Knitting Pattern by Fiddlestyx Studios

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19. Flat Knit Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

This Flat Knitting Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern is relatively simple. If you can cast on extra stitches and decrease this will be a breeze! You can decide to go with the classic red and white, but these could be great in other colors too.

Flat Knit Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

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20. Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Handy Little Me

This Christmas Stocking knits up quickly in super bulky yarn and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit. This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round. This stocking will be perfect to use for Christmas gifts and little surprises!

Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern by Handy Little Me

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21. Holiday Stocking With Mitten Pocket Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

Knit a Holiday Stocking that will become a holiday tradition as you enjoy it year after year. A cute mitten pocket is a perfect spot for an extra treat from Santa. This large stocking can store more than your average stocking-stuffers. Fill this with precious holiday memories and long-awaited gifts.

Holiday Stocking With Mitten Pocket Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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These wonderful Christmas Stocking Knitting Patterns are a great starting point for narrowing down all of your many ideas and beginning work on Christmas crafting.

Once you’re done creating your own, please share your finished pieces on our Facebook Page. Have fun filling them up with walnuts, clementines, and cute knick-knacks to be enjoyed on Christmas morning!

So, get your knitting needles out and make your own Christmas stockings as the nights draw in by following your favorite Christmas stocking knitting patterns!