Friday, December 28, 2018

knit christmas stockings

When Mae was born, I decided to make new stockings for the three of us. I adapted a pattern from Ravelry to give extra room for presents, ordered my yarn, and designed the colorwork patterns for each one. I didn’t finish the stockings in time for Christmas, but I had them all knit and blocked by January 2017. We used them for Christmas last year, but I hadn’t added hanging loops to put them up on the mantle, and without linings they stretched into ridiculous lumpy blobs when filled with gifts. I was determined to have the linings and loops done for Christmas this year!

Just a week before our Christmas travels, I finally finished the stockings. For the linings, I traced around each stocking onto cream-colored fabric. Then I cut out the lining, stitched around, and serged the edges. I folded down the top twice and stitched it in place along with the hanging loop. Then I hand-sewed the lining to the inside of the stocking.

Finally, two years after I started them, I was able to hang up my stockings! (And they weren’t too lumpy on Christmas morning.)

Knitting project details on my Ravelry page.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! Though I’m breaking the family tradition of Bucilla stockings :)

  2. These are beautiful! Do you mind sharing where you got your charts?

    1. Hi Tiana,
      Sorry for the delayed response. I made the charts myself but would be happy to share. I recently put together a little pdf with the 3 stocking charts, toe chart, and an alphabet if you're interested. Send me an email to "cozybirdhouse AT gmail DOT com"