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Knit Stocking for Christmas

By: Coats & Clark for FaveCrafts.com
Updated August 29, 2018

Looking for free Christmas knitting patterns?  Look no further than this fantastic Knit Stocking for Christmas project. You'll want to hang this knit stocking every year. This Christmas stocking is a warm white color but has bright red toe and heel. The best part is the cheerful evergreen trees that run around the top of the stocking. There's no doubt that this is one of the more festive Christmas stocking ideas you will find. It's also a simple knitting project that beginners can try, though advanced knitters will enjoy knitting this stocking as well.

Knit Stocking for Christmas
Knit Stocking for Christmas
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Estimated Cost: $11-$20

Time to complete: Weekend project

Main Material: Yarn

Easy

Notes

Check out our collection of 11 Old-Fashioned Knit Christmas Stockings to find even more knitting projects you'll want to make for Christmas.


Christmas Stocking Tradition

It’s a Christmas tradition that on Christmas Eve night we hang stockings from our chimneys, but do you know the legends of why we do this? While there aren’t any official documents or records that prove the real reason, there are many tales of how St. Nicholas started putting presents in children’s stockings. One popular story is about an older gentleman with three daughters. He had no money and could not afford for his daughters to get married. He worried what would become of them after his death. St. Nicholas was passing through the town and heard about the old man’s dilemma. Instead of giving him the money directly, for the old man was too proud to take charity, St. Nicholas threw sacks of gold through the window, where they landed safely in the girls’ hung stockings. As this story was passed from town to town, children began hanging their stockings from the mantle to see what Santa would leave for them, so make this stocking and find out!

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I am not a knitter, but I was thinking that I could take some old Christmas sweaters and make stockings out of them. Have you ever used an ugly sweater or reused a holiday one to make a stocking like this before now? I am not sure I could do the knitting, but I can crochet, so I might pick it up faster than I think. Either way, I love your stocking. It is so cute!

I printed this pattern off and found that on the toe there is not round 3 and you are supposed to repeat round 3 and 4 until 20 st remain. Could you please send me round 3.

Hi there! I found another source and it looks like the pattern should just feature rounds 2 and 3! Here is the updated text: Rnd 2: Dec 1 st at each end of the instep needle, dec 1 st at beg of the first heel needle and at the end of the 2nd heel needle 4 sts decreased. Rnd 3: Knit. Rep Rnds 2 and 3 until 20 sts rem, end Rnd 2. Cut yarn leaving 8" yarn tail. I will update the pattern presently. I hope that helps! Good luck!

Cute project that I could finish in a couple of weeks. Like it for over the fireplace. This project is a great one to start a few months before the season approaches.

I would like to know if you have any Christmas Stocking patterns from the late 50's or the 60. Thanks

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