Craft, Yarn

Knitted Stocking

The snow has hit the ground in my hometown and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can fully turn my attention toward the holidays, bust out the Christmas ornaments and set up the tree. But truth be told, I have been working on adding my own unique touch to this years holiday with knitted stockings!

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I absolutely love a traditional pattern so I kept this fairly simple using on the classic white trim and red body. For the names, I just filled in a grid and followed that per stitch.

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Material needed:

  1. White, Red, and Black Yarn, I used acrylic but it isn’t particularly soft
  2. 5 double pointed knitting needles (less will do but I like having all of them for shaping purposes

This is one contiguous knitted project but I split it into sections for the pattern.

The Cuff

  1. Cast on 60 with the white yarn
  2. K1, P1* repeat until end of row
  3. Repeat until reach 3 inches in length

If you want to add a name using the grid method, begin with the bottom of the name first and work up and the stocking will then turn inward on itself.

The Body

  1. P the entire row for three rows
  2. Switch to the red yarn.
  3. P until reaching the desired length (I did about 10 inches)

The work can be flipped inside out as well to allow for knitting the whole time instead of using a purl stitch

The Foot

Once ready to start the foot, mark the beginning of the row and the center of the row (each side will be 30 stitches).

  1. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, Increase 1 (I1), P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  2. Purl 4 rows
  3. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  4. Purl row
  5. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  6. Purl row
  7. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row  
  8. Purl row
  9. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  10. Purl row
  11. Purl until the last 6 of the front side, I1, P1,I1, P1, I1, P1, I1,P1,I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  12. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  13. Purl until the last 4 of the front side, I1, P1,I1, P1,I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  14. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  15. Purl 2 rows
  16. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  17. Purl row
  18. Decrease 1 (D1), purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  19. Purl row
  20. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  21. Purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, P1, I1, purl until the end of the row
  22. Purl 5 rows
  23. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  24. Purl row
  25. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  26. Purl row
  27. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  28. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  29. Purl row
  30. D1, purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, D1, I1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  31. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  32. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  33. D1, purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, D1, I1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  34. D1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  35. D1, purl until the last 2 of the front side, I1, D1, I1, purl until the last stitch, D1
  36. Cast Off

The Hanger

For this, I just crocheted a simple strand using four stitches and made the strand long enough to loop around and reattach to the stocking.

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I absolutely love this pattern, although I did make mine a tad too long, they are a super fun way of bringing a home knitted project to the holidays!

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