Free Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

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I know, it's early November and I'm already talking about Christmas, but I wanted to drop by with an early present :) 

As a knitter I know how busy our schedules can get this time of year and I wanted to gift you this free pattern before things start to get really hectic! These mini stockings are super quick to knit, and make excellent gifts or decorations to hang around the home. 

 Cropped stockings
These mini stocking are worked in aran weight yarn on 4mm double pointed needles which means they knit up nice and quick AND the whole pattern is supported by a full video tutorial!

Although the pattern is written and demonstrated using dpn's, you can adapt to knitting them using the magic loop method if you prefer.

If you have never knit a sock or used double pointed needles before then this is the perfect introductory project. The written pattern is fully supported with a step by step video tutorial to guide you through each stage of knitting the stocking, and the video times are annotated so you can skip to the part you want to watch straight away!

The pattern is available by clicking on this link or by visiting
Pattern Details and Materials

Skills / Techniques Used: Knit, purl, slipped stitches, short rows, decreases

Sizes and Measurements: The finished mini stocking measures 5” / 13cm from the top of the cuff to the bottom of the heel and 4” / 10cm from the back of the heel to the tip of the toe
Materials Used (per stocking)
  • Yarn A - For the cuff: 0.25oz / 7g, 13 yd / 12m of White Chunky yarn. 
  • Yarn B - For the stocking: 0.50oz / 14g, 25 yd / 24m of Red Chunky Yarn. 
  • 1 set of 4mm double pointed needles*
  • 1 x 4mm (or close size) crochet hook (optional for making the hanging loop)
  • 1 Tapestry Needle

Gauge is not vital to this project but as a guideline the yarn should 20 stitches and 28 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
Mini Christmas Stocking Kit
 Christmas stocking knitting kit
Kits are available for this project, visit the Christmas Shop on the Website (available from September to December)

Xmas stocking kits (1)

I hope you enjoy this free pattern, if you make a mini Christmas stocking (or two) why not come and show it off in the 'Under the Olive Tree Knitters' Facebook Group - I hope to see you there!

Until next time, happy knitting! x

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