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Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

by on Dec 7, 2011

Young, old, cat, dog, everybody enjoys a discovering a filled stocking on Christmas morning. The BEST stockings have always been and will ever be homemade. From machine sewn to no-sew, from knit to crochet, in this round up, we’ve amassed hundreds–yes hundreds–of stocking tutorials to help you make this Christmas joyful and bright!

To ease ourselves into things, we’re going to start with a super-simple  stocking-making video from Hobby craft

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Family Fun Go has some GREAT tutorials, including this Ice Skate Stocking,

Ice skate stocking stuffed with presents.

and this Paw Stocking. (LOVE the furry texture!)

A Christmas stocking that looks like a dog's paw.

Other Family Fun Go options include a ballet slipper, an elf boot, a cowboy boot, a bare foot and a fancy boot. Click here for links to all.

If you’re looking for something fun and modern, look no more. The stockings, available at MissMosh’s Etsy shop for 25 dollars a pop, provide for some excellent inspiration for the DIYer. (We’d probably opt for felt to make them.) 

CHOOSE ONE - Elf Dots or Mod Stripe Stockings

Speaking of Etsy, check out this MCM stocking from StudioTree. Much as the two stockings above, this one is DIYable too. Again, felt is the way to go. See others here.

Christmas Stocking - Mid Century  Modern Tulip Chair This next set of stockings were made using a tutorial from Sew 4 Home. Their maker, a blogger at Warehouse Fabrics Inc., includes shares some great tips on applique.

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If you’re a quilter or know one, then this Strip Pieced Christmas Stocking from The Purl Bee might need to go on your ‘to-make’ list.

A checkered stocking with spools of thread in it.

Props to Lynn for strategic placement of her stocking pattern onto a pair of old blue jeans. 

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Jumping on to the burlap popularity train are these ‘natural-look’ stockings from Southern Living. (Although, they do kinda look like they’d belong to Batman’s Scarecrow.)

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Burlap Stockings 

Here’s a stocking from Restitch Me that echos the ‘rosette pillow’ craze of late.

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 Stockings can be elegant and understated too, as exampled in this project from Woman’s Day

christmas stocking patterns 

If you’re not a sewer, here’s an equally elegant vintage-y, no-sew stocking from Susie Harris

Five Christmas stockings hang from a mantle.

Always in style are knitted or crochet stockings. A great resource for those of the knitted variety is Knitting Pattern Central. Go to this page and type Christmas Stocking in the pattern search field for a list of 34 free patterns. For crocheted stockings, KPC’s sister site Crochet Pattern Central is the place to go. Currently they have 49 free patterns in their database.

Knit Sparkly Christmas stocking pattern from Coats & Crafts UK.

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 Of course, Ravelry must be mentioned at this point as well. If you search Christmas Stocking on their home page, you’ll see they have links to no less than 1065 patterns in knit and crochet. Three hundred and fifty-six of them are free. You’ll have to become a member to gain access to their database. If you haven’t yet become a member, do so. You won’t regret it. 

 Crocheted Polka Dot Christmas Stockings by Priscilla Hewitt:

"Christmas Stocking for the Holidays using Socks" 

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?Berries dusted in a light snow fall.

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