Knitted Christmas stockings

Knit and personalize stockings for each member of your family and hang them for that jolly old elf to fill with goodies.

By Jean Scobie
Designed by Joy Green

Knitted Christmas stockings: What you need

St. Nicholas is certain to enjoy filling these colourful stockings when he comes around on Christmas Eve. Designer Joy Green of Leduc, Alta., assures us that they're quick and easy to knit and just as easy to decorate: simply appliqué with felt motifs and personalize with an embroidered name along the top. This is one of our most-requested stories ever -- yours to enjoy here now.

Looking for more quick and easy holiday crafts? Try knitting our easy Christmas tree ornaments.


Abbreviations:

beg = begin(ning)
CC = contrasting colour
cm = centimetre(s)
dec = decrease(s)(d)(ing)
g = gram(s)
in(s) = inch(es)
inc = increase(s)(d)(ing)
k = knit
kb = knit stitch in row below
M1 = make one stitch by picking up horizontal strand lying in front of next st and work into back of it
mm = millimetre(s)
MC = main color
p = purl
psso = pass slip stitch over
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = stocking stitch
tbl = through back of loop
tog = together
yon = yarn over needle

Knitted stocking
Stocking is knit flat, then sewn up the back. Name is worked in duplicate stitch and felt appliqué is applied when stocking is complete.

To see an example of the duplicate stitch click here.

You need:
Worsted weight yarn (50g balls) as follows:
2 balls MC
1 hall white
Scraps of black and another CC One
Pair 4 mm needles (or whichever needles you require to produce the tension given below)
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle or bodkin
Scraps of felt, fibrefill, ribbon, cord, buttons, pom-poms etc.
Matching thread
Dressmaker's chalk pencil
White craft glue

Tension: 19 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) in St st using 4 mm needles. Work to the exact tension with the specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.


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