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UPDATE: November 2015.

There is a brand new PDF file for this pattern that you can download for free here. Stocking Pattern Link: download now.

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I knit this stocking flat because I don't enjoy knitting in the round and prefer working fair Isle and intarsia designs this way.

 

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I tend to work it on double pointed needles because during heel shaping you need to switch from working one side to the other. You can knit it on regular needles but slide the work across onto a second needle at appropriate time. Apart from the stocking top it is worked in stocking stitch (knit on right side and purl on reverse)

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Materials:
oddments of yarn. I prefer to knit these on 2.75 mm needles with pure cotton 4ply but the pattern will knit up with whatever you prefer. Note, obviously the larger the needle size and thicker the yarn, the larger the finished stocking. Before you start, decide which colour you are going to knit the heel in and cut a length at least 110cm (44”) keep to one side for second heel shaping*.

PATTERN:

Cast on 25 sts, **(27 if knitting one of the stranded designs charted below)
rows 1 - 3: knit
row 4: (right side) begin pattern from charts below (if required)
work a total of 14 rows of pattern ending with a wrong side row.
**if working in one of the stranded / fairisle designs: on last wrong side row of pattern chart decrease 1 stitch at either end to give 25 stitches

 

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Start at the bottom of the chart for the pattern charts

Heel shaping:
I like to use different coloured yarn to accentuate heel. The heel is worked in 2 halves.
row 18: with right side facing, k7 and turn leaving remaining stitches on needle
row 19: slip 1, p6
repeat these 2 rows 3 more times until 8 rows of heel have been worked
row 26: k3, k2tog through the back, k1, turn leaving 1 remaining stich of heel on needle (see photo step 1)

 

Step_1

row 27: slip 1, p4
row 28: k2, k2tog through the back, turn leaving remaining 2 stiches on needle
row 29: slip 1, p2
row 30: k2, k2tog through the back, k1, turn
row 31: slip 1, p3
leaving these 4 stitches on needle with the main part of the stocking, slide all the work along needle, turn with wrong side facing and resume working the other side of the heel (see photo step 2).

 

Step_2

reverse row 18: with wrong side facing and using 110cm length of yarn cut earlier*, p7 and turn leaving remaining stitches on needle
reverse row 19: slip 1, k6
repeat these 2 rows 3 more times until 8 rows of heel have been worked
reverse row 26: p3, p2tog, p1, turn leaving 1 remaining stich of heel on needle
reverse row 27: slip 1, k4
reverse row 28: p2, p2tog, turn leaving remaining 2 stiches on needle
reverse row 29: slip 1, k2
reverse row 30: p2, p2tog, p1, turn
reverse row 31: slip 1, k3

row 32: with right side facing rejoin main colour and begin knitting across first 4 stitches of heel shaping, pick up 5 stitches from inside edge of heel (see photo step 3), knit 11 stitches across main part of stocking, pick up 5 stitches from inside edge of 2nd heel half and knit final 4 stitches (29 stitches on needle) (see photo step 4)

 

Step_3

Step_4

row 33: purl
row 34: K8, k2tog, k9, k2tog through the back, k8
row 35: p7, p2tog through the back, p9, p2tog, p7
row 36: K6, k2tog, k9, k2tog through the back, k6 (23 stitches)
row 37: purl
work a further 8 rows of stocking stitch (knit on right side, purl on reverse)
row 46: with right side facing change colour for toe cap (see photo step 5) and work 2 rows

 

Step_5

row 48: K3, K2tog through the back, k4, k2tog, k1, k2tog through the back, k4, k2tog, k3
row 49: purl
row 50: K3, K2tog through the back, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog through the back, k2, k2tog, k3 (15 stitches) (see photo step 6)

 

Step_6

row 51: purl

Making Up:

Cut work from the ball leaving a long end for sewing up. Thread end through 15 stitches on needle (see photo step 7) and pull up tight.

 

Step_7

Join seam running up bottom and back of stocking using mattress stitch (see photo step 8).

 

Step_8

Turn inside out and tie up all ends securely and trim - no need to sew them in. Turn right side out.

Hanging loop: cast on 35 stitches and then cast them off. Double strip over to make a loop and sew to back of stocking. Secure with a cute button.

Stockings

Copyright © Julie Williams 2005.

There are lots of ideas for adapting the design of this pattern (for instance adding numbers to make an advent calendar) over on ravelry:

 

Comments

malu

amei suas meias.
Felicidades.
Malu-Brasil

Edith A.B.

They're beautiful. For over a year I'm thinking about knitting mini socks for my Christmastree and these are perfect for this goal. Now I've only got to find the right yarn.

Ita O'Toole

Delighted to find these patterns. I have just finished my Dickensian Mice and now I can start on these. Really lovely and thank you.

Katie

I just came across your sight by accident but i wanted to leave a post saying how fantastic your little knitted toys are.
Thankyou.

Lindsey

I too came across your site by accident. Thank you for sharing your patterns - they are exquisite. Not sure which one i'll start with!

Deborah

Thankyou for some really different childrens things to knit,

An

Thanks for a lovely pattern! These match a set of larger stockings that I made for St. Nick. I too am going to try and knit up 24 for an Advent calender. Thanks a bunch.

An

Thanks for a lovely pattern! These match a set of larger stockings that I made for St. Nick. I too am going to try and knit up 24 for an Advent calender. Thanks a bunch.

angie - scotland

fabulous pattern - am knitting a sock each for my daughters goldfish for Christmas - many thanks

Trish-Fonthill, Canada

Thank you for providing this pattern and all the work that went into it. I will be making 10 of them for gifts at work this Christmas. So cute!

Debbie

I am so thrilled to find this pattern and want to try it since I am not familiar with dpns. I can do regular needles. I just need to know if I am supposed to tie two colors at the same time when I start fair isle knitting? Where do I bring in the second yarn? It may be there but I didn't see where the second color is brought in. Can you help me out? Thanks a bunch!

christmas embroidery designs

Cool thank you for the pictures

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Cool thank you for the pictures

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Cool thank you for the pictures

SleeplessInKL

hi. i got to yr blog from knittering. omg! these patterns are so cute, i think i want to learn how to knit just so i can make them :D i just might...i just might!

mimi

Jenn

Thank you so much for these delightful patterns

suzanne

I don't knit but these items make me want to learn. They are sooo pretty. What a clever lady.
xS

Jason & Betsy Morgan

Do you make these to sell? If so, can you please let us know how we can purchase one? Thanks.

Debbie

You have inspired me to knit. Not done any for years and here I am with a cute little stocking in front of me.

Laura

loved these ones. now i cant stop knitting them.... :) thanks for sharing such a nice pattern

Kelly Symons

Love, love, love these stockings. Thanks for sharing. I am terrible with seaming, could you please tell me the directions for turning the heel while knitting in the round? Thanks! Kelly

Judy

I finally got started on your stocking pattern and it turns out very beautiful... Can you tell me where I can obtain more intra design like the sweater you had for Bjorn, Axel, Niklaus? I love the stitch you made on the bottom of the dress you sold recently... Can I use the same stitch on the stocking? What is it called?
Thanks so much!

Joan Wilson

Hi, I love the little stocking patterns. Could you email me a larger version of the little stocking so I can make them for my grand children. I don't know how to upsize to a child size. Please let me know. My email is [email protected] I plan on making some little ones too, thank you for posting the pattern. Joanie

none

question...anyone have a Knitted Star pattern..(large size) amazed how hard it is to find a STAR pattern for christmas..find Trees...but no Stars....lol

Here's hoping.

email above

No Name

sorry some how the posting gave me a name...Joan wilson is not I..

Just looking for a Knitted Star Pattern

Twan Potgieter

lovely - was it on your site where I saw a graph for a row of running rabbits, a while back - need it desperately ! just love your site - thanx - Twan KZN South Africa

Hannah

Hi Julie

Joules would like to include a link to your wonderful knitted mini Christmas stockings in our latest Joule Jamboree email. This goes to a small number of customers giving hints and tips for all things traditional at Christmas, it has no sales message withing it just ideas recipes and ideas for Christmas.
If you have any queries or would like to see the email that goes out please do contact me.
Thank you

Hannah

Seth

These are adorable. I'll have to send my wife this way. She's always searching for new sewing projects. BTW: I stumbled here and gave it a thumbs up(stumbleupon)! Keep up the good work!

Seth
http://fun-dad.blogspot.com

karen

These are exactly what I've been looking for! They're beautiful and not at all cheesy like the others I've seen. I'm making a bunch to hold gift cards and small gifts like brooches- and next year they can hang on the tree! Thank You..

Flora

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I've completed 5 little stockings so far and hope to have some more done to fill with candies for some last minute christmas gifts. They are quick and easy to make, the decorations are clear and I love that they are not in the round. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

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