If you’re planning to knit any Christmas stockings for the upcoming season, you’d better get started quickly! These Christmas stocking knitting patterns are all pretty fast to knit but still really pretty and fun to hang or display by the fireplace.
If you’ve never knit a stocking or a sock before, or you’ve got a bunch you need to get through fast, check out Simply Maggie Knits’ great beginner stocking pattern. It’s all Stockinette and it looks like it’s worked in super bulky yarn so you can stitch it up in no time.
The Tamarack Christmas Stocking from Martha Johnson is worked in one color but it has a lot of texture going on with little bands of textured stitches and Christmas trees worked into the design at the top of the leg. It uses sport weight yarn and you can get it on Ravelry.
If you’d like to see even more texture in your stocking knitting pattern, the Sleigh Tracks Stocking from Vincent Williams has you covered. This worsted weight stocking features a big cable and textured stitching around the sock to really make the cable pop. You can buy this one on Ravelry.
Or try the Monster Cables stocking from The Cali Co Designs on Etsy. This one is mostly Stockinette with a large cable and she’s not kidding when she says it’s a monster — this stocking is huge!
Christmas stockings are often all about color, so if that’s what you’re looking for, check out the super fun A Colorful World collection by Sweetly made Just for U. You’ll find all sorts of colorwork options in this pattern set, from stripes and dots to hearts and trees. You can choose one pattern or several to buy from her on Etsy.
Sarah Murray’s Christmas Stockings with Initials have a classic, two color design and include a place for initials. There’s a mini stocking and a larger option, both worked in DK weight yarn. Find the pattern on Ravelry.
The Holly Stocking knitting pattern from Annie’s Woolens on Etsy is another pretty design, featuring bands of holly, stars and stripes. It’s worked in worsted weight yarn.
And if you’re looking for something a little less traditional, check out the Bubble Christmas Stocking from Kristen McDonnell. This one is so cute worked in one color, two or a multicolored yarn, and it’s definitely different from anything else hanging by the tree. Get the pattern, which uses super bulky yarn, on Ravelry.