Christmas Stockings

Jingle Bells a hand knit Christmas Stocking pattern designed by fireflyI have several hand knit Christmas Stocking patterns available for sale as online downloads and in printed form. They may be found three places:

1) The I Live on a Farm website:
2) My Etsy Shop
3) My Ravelry Pattern Store

I announced earlier this year that I was working on a dozen hand knit Christmas Stocking designs which I intended to make the subject of a book I am self-publishing, which I had wanted to complete by the end of this summer.

Ginger Snap a hand knit Christmas Stocking designed by fireflyWell, sometimes the river of life does not flow exactly where we think it should. The book project will not be one I complete this summer afterall … but do not despair. I have released patterns for four of my hand knit Christmas Stockings.

All of my patterns are available in both printed and online download versions.

This is what I had to say earlier in the year about my Christmas Stocking pattern development project …

“I love knitting Christmas Stockings, I think more than any other item, for a several reasons. First of all, they make lovely heirloom holiday gifts for friends and family. Even if you live in a warm climate, you can have the fun of working with wool without worrying that the giftee won’t be able to wear it (hopefully no one will walk around with their Christmas Stocking on their foot).

The Silk Stocking Hand Knit Christmas Stocking pattern by fireflyChristmas Stockings are also affordable projects that can be knit up in one weekend if you are a fair fast knitter … but not much longer than that even if you are a bit slower.

They are also wonderful projects to embellish. My suggestion is that if you would like to knit one or more Christmas Stockings this year, start gathering interesting items for embellishments now, such as ribbons, bells, miniature toys, buttons, etc.

You should also start gathering an interesting assortment of yarns. You will generally need 200 to 300 yards of your main color, and then smaller amounts of accent colors. Ribbon yarns are great as accents, as is angora or yarns with fluffy, snow-like features.

The Chimney Top Christmas Stocking pattern by firefly If you are interested in being on my mailing list so that I can alert you when new patterns are available visit my website and fill out the contact form.

“Talk” to you soon!



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  2. Love the stockings, I will check weekly to see the new ones.

  3. Thank you for setting up this page. I love your stockings! I’ve never knitted socks before, so I’m nervous about trying a stocking. But I’ve got to start somewhere, right? 🙂

  4. I love the Christmas’y goodness here!It’s NEVER too early to create for Christmas! Thank you!

  5. I love your stockings. They are very cute.

  6. Such beautiful stockings! I agree…I like the shorter/stubbier feet for the stockings, too. I especially love the patterns and textures on the white one…so pretty! 🙂

  7. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!

  8. Those are so pretty! Thanks for letting me know you had posted them.

  9. I’m getting ready to start a stocking for my son! I may have to come to you for some advice…

  10. I love the matching parent stockings! They look so Christmasy with the little snowflakes on them.

  11. I love the gansey stocking! Nicely done! I haven’t worked up the courage to partake in Xmas stockings as of yet, as a newbie knitter.

    Welcome to Knitty!

    (I’m Shirley Ujest there.)

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful stocking with us!! I love the gansey one myself I know a little boy the would love the sock monkey stocking!

  14. Your stockings are beautiful! I’ve been looking for a pattern to knit some for my husband and myself and I’m so pleased to have run arcoss your sight. Will be going to the library later to see if I can find the book. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love the mini sock monkey stocking. My grandmother use to make sock monkeys for us. Are you going to write up the pattern. I sure would like a copy.

  16. I don’t know why I’m not seeing the photos.

  17. I am not seeing photos either. When I check your blog each day, If there is no update, I satisfy my urge for your delightful prose with your archives and the photos are there about half the time. FYI…

  18. I can see the photos now!


  19. Where do you get fingering weight angora? I’d like to have some to meke/trim baby booties, please email me at thanks, Cyn

  20. I`m living in South Wales in Great Britain and found your website. I loved it. I know I`m being really cheeky but could you possibly give me the pattern for the cream christmas stocking please. If you can`t, it doesn`t matter. I`m looking for something to make at the moment and would love to make them for my children for christmas.

    Thank very much
    Annette Dobbs

  21. Thanks very much for replying. I will definately get the book.
    Thanks again

  22. hi! i found your site thru Babysweaters group…i also have made some Fairisle Christmas stockings this summer…they are on my website…i am going to try your bear sweater pattern…i have a collection of purchased/handmade teddies! will visit again soon…great job on the charity work you do…i’ve knitted for here in IowaCity,IA

  23. I have looked for your worksock christmas ornament stocking, and have not been able to locate a pattern. Did you have a pattern, or just create it? I have two children who would absolutely love it.


  24. Love your Christmas stockings, esp the dark green with snowflakes. Wish you had them for sale. I spent all day yesterday at a huge Christmas Show in Harrisburg, Pa, assuming there would be many knitted stockings there. Not one!

    My daughter requested I make her boyfriend (an actor/director)one since he is “stockingless” for Christmas. Told her I’d “whip one up” but little did I know at how complicated it would be. Have looked everywhere for a pre-packaged kit.

  25. Love the stockings….I too do Christmas stockings and found your sight while searching for more pattern ideas. I have knitted 9 stockings in the last 4 years for my fireplace as I add children-in-laws and grandchildren, along with knitting for their homes. I have taken a basic pattern and graph paper and made my own designs…also just making the basic stripes. Love the cable pattern, but I have not tried cable…intimidated by the thought.

  26. I am a beginning knitter know how to knit and purl . So much enjoyed your site. I am
    also a Grandma So I have taken up this
    “Knitting quite late in life.”

  27. Love the stockings. Would be interested in purchasing the book.

  28. Your Christmas Stockings look really special.
    I am looking forward to your book. I haven’t knitted a sock yet but am prepared to try some of your patterns when I receive my copy of your book.

    Will you have some of the fingering angora available for purchase? I would love it if you were to make up some yarn kits to go with the patterns in the book.

  29. These are lovely! I look forward to your book. I always wanted to knit up some Christmas Stockings but now I won’t have to design them myself!

  30. You can count me in on the book. And can you autograph it please. Give me the 1st. on out!!!!!! Love the stocking your working on now. Beautiful. I wish you luck on going to each of the yarn stores, although I don’t think you will need it. Your patterns are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Deb in Little Rock

  31. I love this page AND your creations…count me in for 2 books when they are ready!

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  33. Just purchased these three stockings from your website (used a different email address). It will be 90 degrees here today and the idea of knitting a Christmas stocking sounds oddly refreshing. Thanks!

  34. really pretty and inventive stockings!

  35. Hi,
    Your stockings are beautiful! I’m looking for one for my granddaughter, Chloe, who is now 1. My husbands aunt knited all of ours – there dark green with Santa in a red beautiful suit and white fluffy beard. Do you do one one similar to one like it and if so how much would you charge?

    Thank You so much, will wait for your response.

    Myrt Meetze

  36. I love your website, your blog and dreaming about getting to the level of knitting where I could actually knit the Christmas Stockings. I love them! Do you do any type of teaching (i.e. books, tapes, whatever) At this point I can only knit! I don’t know the other things! Thanks Linda

  37. Hey there! I LOVE your stockings! I am not a knitter but was hoping that you might sell them made? I have been feverishly searching the net for stockings that I just don’t think I can live without. If you don’t sell them, could you refer me somewhere that may? Thanks!

  38. I just took a look at your Etsy shop and all of your work is truly beautiful. I will have to buy a few for this Christmas. I really love your stockings, you’re very talented.

  39. Your Christmas stockings are adorable! I haven’t picked up a knitting needle in years – you’ve inspired me to want to go out and buy some yarn!


  40. Cute stockings ❀

  41. Where do I find a pattern for the mini stockings? I would love to be able to make them.

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