Christmas stockings have been an integral part of my holiday tradition since I was a child. My mom knitted stockings for my brothers and me that we continue to use to this day. When my oldest brother began having children, I made stockings for his boys, but in cross-stitch rather than knit (my color stranding skills are not advanced enough for that). I have made cross-stitch stockings as well for my son and husband and each year, we all look forward to opening the various and sundry small gifts inside. It is one of my absolute favorite parts of Christmas!
In addition to being needle-worked, stockings can be sewn as well. For those of you wanting to start a memorable Christmas tradition in your family, I have looked around the web for patterns to sew unique and beautiful stockings for your use. Now is the time to get started on these projects!
When you make your stockings, think about where and how you will want to hang them. Do you want all the toes facing the same direction or do you want half facing one way and half facing the other?
Below, you will find many links to free Christmas stocking patterns. When you click on the link, you will be taken to the new site. To return to this list, use your back button.
Free Christmas Stocking pattern
This pattern is printed in four parts and then taped together to make the complete pattern.
This free pattern is presented by Martha Stewart and though it calls for cashmere fabrics, you can substitute other fabrics as well.
Holiday Lights Christmas Stocking
A free quilted stocking pattern.
A free pattern from Family Fun for a classic red and white stocking with fur trim.
Ballet Slipper Stocking
A free pattern from Family Fun for a ballet slipper stocking with ribbon trim.
Elf Boot Stocking
A free pattern from Family Fun for a whimsical elf boot stocking with jingle bells.
Bare Foot Stocking
Have someone in your family who prefers bare feet? Here is the perfect stocking for them!
Fancy Boot Stocking
This stocking would be a perfect complement to Victorian style holiday decorations.
Ice Skate Stocking
This ice-skate shaped stocking is perfect for the budding Olympic skater in your family!
Dog Paw Stocking
With this pattern, you can make stockings for your beloved canine family members!
This pointy toed stocking is decorated with candy canes for a sweet touch!
Fa LaLaLa Stocking
A felt paisley style stocking from Sew Mama Sew. Link opens a .pdf.
His and Her Scrappy Stocking
These string pieced stockings are a great way to use up your scraps.
Saint Nick's Stocking
These elegant stockings are made with fancy fabrics and trimmings.
Free pattern and instructions for a felt stocking embellished with your favorite things from Martha Stewart.