With only 5 short weeks left until Christmas we sometimes feels as though we don’t have enough time to think let alone knit up a few great gifts. With Thanksgiving just a few days away for most of the Frugal Family Life readers, the air is crackling with a mixture of excitement, stress, fun and panic in equal portions. Holiday music is playing in the malls. Many folks have their holidays lights up and will begin trimming the Christmas trees over the holiday weekend.
As I looked through my own holiday decorations the other day, I realized that some of our Christmas stockings are getting a bit tattered looking and it might be time to get some new ones. Which led me to dig through my yarn stash and do a search for free Christmas Stocking patterns. I’m going to attempt to get 2 matching stockings knit this year. Below are 8 free Christmas stocking patterns I’ve found online this week but I haven’t settled on a pattern yet. I love the simplicity and old fashioned feeling of the Striped Christmas Stocking. The Fisherman (or Aran) Stocking is so elegant in that creamy wool. Nicky Epstein’s Stocking is so fun and lively.
In the meantime, here are 8 lovely free Christmas Stocking patterns to knit that range from very basic to intermediate knitting levels.
Christmas Stockings to Knit
- Personalized Christmas Stocking from 1945
- Fisherman Or Aran Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern
- Canadian Living’s Knitting Christmas Stockings
- Simple Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern
- Basic Christmas Stocking with Bow – Make a Christmas Stocking in an evening, using large needles and super bulky yarn!
- Striped Christmas Stocking
- Nicky Epstein’s Christmas Stocking Pattern – this stocking looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
- Assorted Christmas Stocking Patterns from Lion Brand Yarns
Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern Books
There are some great knitting books with just Christmas Stocking patterns out there as well!
- In the Nick of Time
- Knit Christmas Stockings!: 19 Patterns for Stockings and Ornaments
- Nicky’s Knitted Christmas Stockings (Leisure Arts #3689)
- Christmas Stockings: Holiday Treasures to Knit
- The Stockings Were Knit (Leisure Arts #4962)
- Knit a Vintage Christmas
- Learn to Knit Christmas Stockings
- Scandinavian Christmas Stockings: Classic Designs to Knit for the Holiday
- Keepsake Christmas Stockings: A Coordinated Collection to Knit
- Holiday Knits: 25 Great Gifts from Stockings to Sweaters