Who loves Christmas stockings? Many families have a lovely tradition of handmade stockings that are passed down from generation to generation. If you’d like to start a new family tradition with handmade stockings this year, here are some great ideas and patterns!
Felt Gingerbread Man Stocking
This one is perfect for kids! The poor gingerbread man doesn’t look too happy to be eaten. Get the free pattern to cut out the pieces for this fun stocking.
Lined Burlap Stocking
I have a thing for burlap, and I think it'll play an important part in my décor this year. These burlap stockings will look great hanging next to my naturally decorated tree, don’t you think? The tutorial includes special instructions for lining the stocking and a full-sized pattern too.
Wool Christmas Stockings
Take things up a notch with this classic stocking made from wool felt. With a contrasting cuff and machine-embroidered names, they are sure to please. I love the colored toe and heel!
Heirloom Christmas Stocking
I had to include this pattern from The Purl Bee because it’s the kind of thing I aspire to be able to knit one day. This stocking is truly a classic and would be loved for generations.
Easy Fleece Stockings
This basic pattern can be left solid and simple or dressed up with embroidery. These are quick and easy to make in different colors for the whole family — plus it's great practice for beginners with the blanket stitch.
The kids are sure to enjoy these elf stockings with a curled toe and bunting cuff. The pattern comes with a variety of sizes and you can follow the complete video tutorial at FleeceFun.com.
Sweater to Stocking
If you like the knit look but aren’t a knitter, use this tutorial to upcycle sweaters into stockings! In 12 steps you can get two stockings from one sweater. Head to the thrift store to find cable sweaters and make this a super affordable craft.
Upcycled Christmas Stocking
Cable sweaters not your jam? Use thrifted fleece pajama pants instead! Just imagine the variety of colors and patterns you can make using this upcycling technique. Love that fringe!
Waiting for Santa Stocking
These striped crochet stockings are great if you prefer to make your stocking with yarn. It comes in papa, mama and child sizes, and there is a video tutorial showing how to turn the heel.