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Christmas Traditional Stocking Knit A Long

Ever wanted to knit your very first stocking? This knit pattern is great for a beginner or advanced knitter. With awesome easy knit textures stitches, this knit stocking will add to your holiday home decor. If you are looking for the crochet version be sure to click on over to Marly Bird’s Stocking so you can get that crochet hook flying.

This pattern is free on this blog and also available for purchase on RAVELRY.

Want to try a Fair Isle Stocking? Check out the White Spruce Knit Stocking Pattern.

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Christmas Traditional Stocking Knit A Long

Can I just tell you how excited I am! I know I keep saying that but it’s really hard to express through a screen. I am smiling from ear to ear as I pour myself another cup of coffee and sit down to a craft-cation! That’s right. Kind of like a stay-cation but only with yarn. Which makes is wonderful.

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Stocking Stuffers for Knitters

Want some ideas for what to put into a knit stocking for your crafty friend? Here are some great gift suggestions.

Knit Christmas Stocking Supplies:

Knitting Needle:

• Size US 6 (4.0mm) and US 5 (3.75)
Circular knitting needles with a min. 24” cord OR DPN’s

Notions:

  • Removable stitch markers (2)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Small amount of waste yarn
  • Tape Measure
  • Size US H (5.0mm) crochet hook

Yarn:

Main Color (MC)
• Worsted Weight Yarn
Red Heart With Love
In colorway Eggshell

Contrast Color (CC)
• Bulky Fur Yarn
Red Heart Hugge Fur
in colorway Soft Taupe

Yardage:

• 240 yards (220 m) of main color
• 65 yards (60 m) of contrast color

Abbreviations/Stitches:

  • k – knit
  • Kf&b – knit front and back of st
  • k2tog- knit two together
  • p – purl
  • pm – place marker
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • ssk – slip slip knit
  • yo – yarn over

Gauge:

• 17 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm)
in stockinette with US 6 (4.0mm) Needle

Measurements/Sizes:

When laid flat:
• Length: 19” (48 cm)
• Width: 7 ” (18 cm)

Skill Level:

• Advanced Beginner

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Red Heart With Love Yarn
Red Heart Hygge Fur Yarn
ChaioGoo Knitting Needles Twist

Christmas Stocking Notes:

This Christmas Knit Stocking is worked from top-down with a German short row heel. To begin, a provisional cast-on is used so the fur cuff to be worked later. If another cast-on method is preferred stitches can be picked up later. The textured stitches are a combination of knit and purl stitches.

Special Stitches

k2tog – knit two together: place right-hand needle under the second and then the first stitch of the left needle as if to knit, knit the two stitches together and pull them off the left needle.

ssk – slip, slip, knit: slip the first stitch on the left-hand needle as if to knit, repeat with the second stitch on the left-hand needle, insert the left-hand needle into the front loops of these stitches from left to right, wrap yarn around right-hand needle and knit the two slipped stitches together.

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Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 1 Instructions:

Top of Stocking *working in the round*:

Round Description
Set-UpWith scrap yarn: Using the provisional cast-on method and size 6 (4.0mm) needles, cast-on 60 sts. The stitch count for the body of the stocking will always be 60 sts in the round.
1-3With MC yarn: Knit
4-5Purl
6-8Knit
9-10Purl
11-12(p5, k3, p4) five times
13(p4, k1, p1, k3, p3)  five times
14(p3, k3, p1, k3, p2) five times
15(p2, k3, p3, k3, p1) five times
16(p1, k3, p5, k3) five times
17(k3, p7, k1, p1) five times
18(k2, p9, k1) five times
19(k1, p1, k1, p7, k2) five times
20(p1, k3, p5, k3) five times
21(p2, k3, p3, k3, p1) five times
22(p3, k3, p1, k3, p2) five times
23(p4, k1, p1, k3, p3) five times
24(p5, k3, p4) five times
25(p5, k3, p4) five times
26-27Purl
28-30Knit
31-32Purl

Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 1 Chart:

Top Of Stocking Part One

Knit Stocking Pattern Part 2

Hooray for Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 2! The first part set us up to just keep working right along here. So the rest we will fly right through. I’m so excited to be making this with you today and, of course, with my friend Marly Bird! Be sure to check out the crochet version and the schedule for this stocking HERE.

This pattern is currently available for purchase only on RAVELRY. Once the event is over it will be for purchase on LoveCraft and Etsy as well.

Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 2 Instructions:

RoundDescription
33-34(p1, k1) repeat around
35-36(k1, p1) repeat around
37-38(p1, k1) repeat around
39-40(k1, p1) repeat around
41-42Purl
43-45Knit
46-47Purl
48-51(k4, p2) repeat around
52-55(k2, p2, k4, p2, k2) five times
56-59(p2, k4) repeat around
60-61Purl

Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 2 Chart:

Top Stocking Knit Chart Part 2

Knit Stocking Pattern Part 3

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Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 3 Heel Instructions:

This is pretty much me peeking around at your progress so far before we start the Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 3. I have to say I am loving what I’m seeing! I’m so glad you are working right along with me and all of our crafty friends!

RowDescriptionStitch Count
First Part of Heel
1 (RS)k8, pm, k14, pm, k8 (We will not be working all of the stitches in the round, only the first 30 and then working in rows across those stitches. Turn your work after each row for the heel.)30
2 (WS)With the yarn in front slip one stitch from the left needle to the right needle purlwise. Pull the yarn over the top of the needle to the back of the work (this creates a double stitch). Bring the yarn to the front between the needles and purl to the end of the row.
3Bring the yarn to the front between the needles. With the yarn in front slip the first stitch from the left needle to the right needle purlwise. Pull the yarn over the top of the needle to the back of the work (this creates a double stitch). Knit across until the previous double stitch.
4With the yarn in front slip one stitch from the left needle to the right needle purlwise. Pull the yarn over the top of the needle to the back of the work (this creates a double stitch). Bring the yarn to the front between the needles and purl to the end of the row.
RepeatsRepeat the last two steps until all the stitches on the left and the right markers are worked. The stitch count remains the same because of the double stitches.
RoundAfter working the last double stitch on the right side of the work, continue to knit across the row until the next set of double stitches. After the second stitch marker, knit each double stitch together. Then continue to work in the round and knit until the beginning of the round.60
RoundKnit the remaining double stitches at the beginning of the round together, then knit the rest of the stitches in the round.60
Second Part of Heel
Row 1 (RS)Knit across the heel stitches until the second stitch marker, work one stitch past the stitch marker, and turn.23
2Make a double stitch, purl to the next stitch marker, work one past the stitch marker and turn. If you are able to easily identify your double stitches feel free to remove the markers.
3Make a double stitch, knit to the next double stitch, knit the double stitch together, knit one more stitch, and turn.
4Make a double stitch, purl to the next double stitch, purl the double stitch together, purl one more stitch, and turn.
RepeatsRepeat the last two steps until all the stitches to the left and the right of the double stitches have been worked.
RoundAfter creating the last double stitch on the RS row, continue to knit one round while also knitting the double stitch on the left of the heel (there is still one more double stitch remaining).60
RoundKnit the double stitch together then continue to knit the remainder of the round. The heel is complete!60
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Knit Stocking Pattern Part 4

I mean wow! We are through the heel! I feel like the heel is where most people worry but you did it! And not back to doing some beautifully textured stitches for the instep. So let’s get started with the Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 4. Can you believe we are getting so many textured stitches just from knit and purl? Like hurray!

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Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 4 Instep Instructions:

RoundDescription
1-2Purl
3-4(p4, k2, p1, k2, p3) five times
5-6(p3, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p2) five times
7-8(p2, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1) five times
9-10(p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2) five times
11-12(k2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k1) five times
13-14(k1, p1, k2, p5, k2, p1) five times
15-16(p1, k2, p7, k2) five times
17-18Repeat rows 13-14
19-20Repeat rows 11-12
21-22Repeat rows 9-10
23-24Repeat rows 7-8
25-26Repeat rows 5-6
27-28Repeat rows 3-4
29-30Purl

Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 4 Chart:

Christmas stocking instep

Knit Stocking Pattern Part 5

I feel like it’s time to grab a snack before the Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 5. And you have time to do so. This section will go quickly and by the end we will have a toe and be done with the main part of our knit stocking. Doesn’t it feel good to bring the cheer of the holidays to other days of the year? Keep those progress pictures coming because I am loving them!

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Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 5 Instructions:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1(ssk, k26, k2tog) two times56
2Knit (this  will be every even round for the toe)56
3(ssk, k24, k2tog) two times52
5(ssk, k22, k2tog) two times48
7(ssk, k20, k2tog) two times44
9(ssk, k18, k2tog) two times40
11(ssk, k16, k2tog) two times36
13(ssk, k14, k2tog) two times32
15(ssk, k12, k2tog) two times28
17(ssk, k10, k2tog) two times24
18Knit, fasten off leaving a long tail for grafting.24

With the stitches divided equally between the back and front needles, use the kitchener stitch to graph the remaining sts together. Weave in ends.

For the Kitchener Stitch Video Tutorial:

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Knit Stocking Pattern Part 6

Can you believe it! We are on the Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 6, the last section. I have to say it’s a little bittersweet. I’ve enjoyed this event so much I don’t want it to end. But I’m also excited to see your completed stockings! And be sure to come back and share them again through the holidays. I know I can’t wait to decorate this year now that I have two new stockings to display.

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From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for joining me. This is my first time doing an event like this as well as recording a video in this way. I’m so new at this and I plan on getting better as I go, so thanks for joining me on this ride as I learn new skills. I know with everything I do the first few times are a little bumpy but trying is what matters. Just like learning to knit right? Our first projects were not perfect, but still an awesome accomplishment.

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Christmas Stocking Make-Along Knit Part 6 Instructions:

Top Cuff:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Using US 5 (3.75) needle, place the top held stitches from the provisional cast-on back onto the needles. Or pick up all stitches around the top if a different cast-on method was used. With CC yarn work in rib (k1, p1) around. Continue to work in rib stitches until the top cuff length is 7 inches. Use the traditional bind-off and weave in ends. Fold the in half over the top of the stocking.60

Tab:

RowDescriptionStitch Count
Row 1With US 5 (3.75 mm) needles and MC color yarn, cast on 66
2-30Working in rows use stockinette  stitch for a total of 30 rows6
Fasten off leaving a tail and sew tab to stocking on the top inside of the cuff on the heel side.
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Knit Pompom Ball

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
Set upCast on 6 sts and work in the round.6
1Kf&b in each stitch12
2Knit (for every even row in this section)12
3*Kf&b, k1*; repeat from * to * around18
5*Kf&b, k2*; repeat from * to * around24
7*Kf&b, k3*; repeat from * to * around30
8-10Knit30
11*k2tog, k3*; repeat from * to * around24
13*k2tog, k2*; repeat from * to * around18
15*k2tog, k1*; repeat from * to * around (stuff with fiberfill or yarn scraps)12
17k2tog around6
Fasten off and use the tail end to weave through the remaining stitches and close the top opening. Use the beginning tail to close any opening from the cast on edge. Weave in all ends.

Finishing:

Using a crochet hook, tie a slip knot and place it on the hook. Insert the hook through the top of the fur ball and yarn over, pull the yarn through the ball and the loop on the hook. Chain for approx. 12 inches and then repeat from * to * for the second ball. Fasten off and weave in ends. Using a larks-head knot, tie the chain strand to the stocking tab. Weave in any missed ends and enjoy.

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Lisa Jastemski

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Is there a video and is part one done in rds or rows

Molly McFarland

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Hi, I have a question. I’m a left handed but learned to knit a few years ago ‘right-handed.’ However, I’ve been crocheting for about 40 years left-handed, and I cannot do the provisional cast on right handed. Is it going to make any difference if I do if left-handed and then start knitting my normal way? I can’t see how it would but I’ve never done it. Thank you - this looks like fun; I’m excited to see how it turns out

Briana Kepner

Saturday 25th of July 2020

There is a video :) It just went live, and it's done in rounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXlvknqp7s8

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