Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

Christmas stocking pattern

This Christmas stocking is super-sized, so can fit many little gifts inside and create special memories.

It is really quick and easy to make, knit in the round on size 12 mm needles (US 17) with super bulky yarn (06).

This is an intermediate level pattern, but if you are a beginner and haven’t knit socks before, this pattern will be great for you too!

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Christmas stocking knitting pattern free

Large Christmas Stocking

Christmas is the perfect time to find Christmas Stockings and have lots and lots of festive fun filling them up with little gifts and surprises.

Making handmade jumbo Christmas stockings to decorate your home could be just the project you need to get into the holiday spirit.

The best thing about handmade decorations is that they can be personalized and used year after year.

Farmhouse Christmas stocking pattern

Christmas Stockings

I just love handmade Christmas stockings because you can make them in whatever style you want!

A personalized stocking can suit your individual style and can include any embellishment or colours you like.

The great thing about being able to make your own Christmas stockings is that they always look amazing.

Christmas stocking tassels

Personalized Christmas Stockings

Making your own Christmas stocking allows you the freedom to personalize it any way you wish.

You can add initials, seasonal colours, pom poms and other embellishments.

I added tassels to the front cuff of the stocking and a keychain pom pom decoration.

Christmas stockings

Free Christmas Knitting Patterns

For free Christmas knitting patterns and more please take a look at these posts;

Christmas stocking loop

Jumbo Christmas Stocking

This jumbo Christmas stocking is easy to make, knit in the round on circular needles.

This means that there is little seaming needed, you only need to seam the toe, then turn the right side out.

You will need a large pom pom maker to make the poms or if you are going for the traditional method there are many tutorials on Youtube.

Christmas stocking toe

The stocking is hung with a loop, that is stitched into the corner of the cuff once folded over.

The heel is easy enough to shape, plus if you are a beginner knitter, this will allow you to practice making a sock, shaping the heel and the toe.

Christmas stocking heel

Super Bulky Christmas Stocking Pattern

Just imagine how your home and tree could look this year full of homemade decorations – you could choose a colour theme in traditional colours, for example, red, white and green or go with neutral colours as I have with this stocking.

Impress your loved ones with your mad knitting skills – by making stockings for all of the family.

Christmas stocking

Christmas Stocking Pattern

Make this Christmas stocking with the easy to print out pattern below, then come back and let me know what you think in the comments or leave a review!

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Christmas Stocking Free Knitting Pattern

Christmas Stocking Free Knitting Pattern
Make a super chunky Christmas stocking with this free and easy knitting pattern.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $25


  • 2 skeins of Yarn Art Alpine Maxi in colour 665 (40% wool / 60% Acrylic)
  • 500g
  • Coordinating colour for the tassels and poms - I used Lion Brand Wool-ease thick and quick in fisherman.
  • I also used a dark brown yarn - Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca.
  • Any super bulky 06 weight yarn.
  • Keyring clip


  • 12 mm (US 17) 24" circulars
  • 10mm (US N/P-15) crochet hook
  • Clover pom maker - 2 1/2 inch
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch Markers


  1. CO 30 sts
  2. Join in the round being careful not to twist, K1, P1
  3. Continue to K1, P1 in 1x1 rib until the piece measures 4.5" from the co edge.
  4. Knit - 30 rounds.

Heel Flap

  1. K 15 sts
  2. Turn
  3. Purl, Turn
  4. Rep until your have worked 6 rows of st st.
  5. Turn Heel
  6. Sl 1, K5, ssk, K1, turn,
  7. Sl 1, P1, P2tog, P1, turn,
  8. Sl 1, K2, ssk, K1, turn,
  9. Sl 1, P2, P2tog, P1, turn,
  10. Sl 1, K3, ssk, K1, turn,
  11. Sl 1, P3, P2tog, P1, turn,
  12. Sl 1, K4, ssk, K1, turn,
  13. Sl 1, P4, P2tog, P1, turn,
  14. Sl 1, knit across the rem sts.


  1. Pick up 8 st along gusset
  2. Knit sts along the instep
  3. Pick up 8 sts along the other side of the gusset
  4. Knit across to the end of the round (where the yarn joins).
  5. PM at either side of the gusset (the sides of the piece).
  6. K1, ssk, K17, K2tog, K15
  7. Knit round
  8. K1, ssk, K 16, K2tog, K 14
  9. Knit round
  10. K1, ssk, K15, K2tog, K14
  11. Knit round
  12. K1, ssk, K14, K2tog, K13
  13. Knit round
  14. K1, ssk, K13, K2tog, K12


  1. Knit in the round until you have 8 rounds.


  1. K1, ssk, K10, K2tog, K2tog, K9, K2tog
  2. Knit round
  3. K1, ssk, K8, K2tog, K2tog, K7, K2tog
  4. Knit round
  5. K1, ssk, K6, K2tog, K2tog, K5, K2tog
  6. Knit round
  7. K1, ssk, K4, K2tog, K2tog, K3, K2tog
  8. Knit round
  9. K1, ssk, K2, K2tog, K2tog, K1, K2tog
  10. Graft the toe either using the kitchener stitch or you can cast off the rem sts and seam using the mattress stitch.
  11. Weave in any loose ends.

Making up

The Hanging Loop

  1. Co 10 (knit flat - don't join in the round)
  2. K1 row
  3. Cast off.
  4. Cut yarn with a tail of 6/8"
  5. Fold the loop and stitch, then attach to the corner of the stocking.

The Tassels

  1. For each set of tassels you need to cut 3 lengths of yarn - 12 inches each.
  2. With a 10mm (US N/P-15) crochet hook, pull the three strands of yarn through a gap in the edge of the cuff and pull through to make a tassel - rep this all along the front edge of the cuff.
  3. You can do this to just one side of the cuff or all around if you prefer.

The Pom Pom Decoration

  1. With the pom pom maker - make 2 poms in coordinating colours.
  2. Leave a good length of yarn when you tie them off - so that you can thread one pom on top of the other.
  3. Then make a loop with the rem yarn and attach to a key ring clip.
  4. You can then hang the pom pom decoration onto the stocking wherever you wish.


Measurements - The finished size of the stocking is as follows;

Height - From top of cuff to heel = 20 inches / From top of cuff to toe = 25 inches

Width - From side of stocking to side = 9 inches / From toe to heel = 13 inches

Gauge = 10 sts in 4 inches


Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together

P - Purl

P2tog - Purl 2 stitches together

PM - Place marker

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

St St - Stockinette stitch

SSK - slip, slip knit - slip 2 stitches to your right needle, then transfer back to the left needle to knit together.

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