Hanging a stocking is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas. The right stocking can bring back all of those precious memories from previous Christmas’ and give you the excitement of what this year’s festivities my bring. There is something about a handmade stocking that heightens all of those feelings. Whether it is the tactile feeling of the stocking, because it is personalised, or the fact that it is made by yourself or someone who loves you, a handmade stocking is sure to be cherished over store brought every time.
So, where do you start with making some stockings? Here we have found some amazing patterns that you will love to make, love to give and love to fill, no matter what type of craft you are into!
We love a simple classic shaped stocking. This free pattern is just this! You can use any of your favourite Christmas fabric, contrasting or complementary and even personalise the cuff with names! We love the idea of the whole family choosing their own fabric, which will help bring the owners personality out, then hanging them once they have all gone to bed for that exciting wow factor in the morning!
Whether you are new to sewing and quilting, or a seasoned pro, this pattern is sure to be one that you come back to time and time again.
This pattern brings all sort of nostaligic feelings up. With the timeless colours, shapes and embroidered holly, this pattern helps you flex your crochet muscles and create a stocking that you will be excited to hang year after year. You can make these stockings your own by leaving off the embroidery, or embroidering names to the cuff!
This pattern is free and suitable for intermediate crocheters, however don’t let this put you off, as you will be thrilled to finish the stocking and hang them up!
With three patterns in one, this free knitting pattern is sure to be a hit with everyone, no matter their age or taste! From a fun snowman, to sophisticated cable knit, this group of patterns are sure to challenge your knitting skills in different ways. You will feel pride every year when you bring them out to hang them up.
If you would like to know the history of the humble Christmas stocking then head to our article here. Have you made a stocking, or do you have a heirloom? We would love to see so get in touch via Facebook or Instagram and you may see your picture in our next subscribers magazine!
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