Stained Glass Stocking
This stocking is embellished with a grid pattern using the stained glass method (link opens a .pdf).
Country Christmas Stocking
A rustic style stocking with appliqued star, tree and critter.
Santa's Boot Stocking
A classic pieced stocking.
Victorian Christmas Stocking
This stocking is made in the shape of a Victorian lady's boot.
Make a stocking out of a fringed blanket. A project from Martha Stewart.
Jolly Jester Christmas Stocking
This stocking has a turned up toe and lots of room for goodies!
Cowboy Boot Stocking
This stocking adds a little giddy up to the festivities.
Holly Jolly Gift Christmas Stockings
Free pattern and instructions for small strip quilted stockings from BOMquilts.com
Damask Christmas Stocking
Free pattern and instructions for a long stocking made from turkey-red damask from Martha Stewart.
Handkerchief Christmas Stocking
Make these classic white stockings from fancy handkerchiefs. Another free project from Martha Stewart.
Jingle Bell Christmas Stockings
Add a little jingle to your mantel with this free project from Martha Stewart.
Scarf Christmas Stocking
Transform a fringed scarf into a festive Christmas stocking! Free project from Martha Stewart.
Free pattern and instructions for felt stockings with several variations. From Martha Stewart.
Rick Rack Stocking
Jazz up a basic stocking with some rick rack accents. Another project from Martha Stewart.
Put together a lovely stocking using quilted fabric, either recycled or newly purchased with this free pattern and instructions from Martha Stewart.
Another Christmas stocking option is to make a felt applique Christmas stocking. These are available as kits with everything included and are a lot of fun to put together. One nice feature of these kits is that they are put together and stitched by hand so they are perfect for working on while watching TV. They are available in many beautiful designs.
If you do not have a fireplace upon which to hang your stockings, you can make this easy tree stand using this free pattern! If you don't want to make one, you can purchase a stocking holder stand.
For those with mantels or shelves, your best bet is to use stocking hangers that fit over your shelves or the mantel on your fireplace without marring the surface like the ones shown below.