Mini Christmas Stockings
Ho-ho-Holiday Season is always on a knitters mind, and what better way to start planning your festive knits than with a free pattern! These mini stockings are fun to knit and make for a quick project - you can fill them up with treats for a Christmas gift or make a few and hang them around the home.
And this pattern is not just for Christmas. If you are new to sock knitting, or using double pointed needles then this pattern is the perfect introduction to both. 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 tutorial is demonstrated using 4 double pointed needles, but you can adjust to knit with the magic loop method if you prefer.
The video can be accessed below or through the Under the Olive Tree Knits YouTube channel.
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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
- Yarn A - For the cuff: 0.25oz / 7g, 13 yd / 12m of Aran weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern photos is Under the Olive Tree 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Aran in the Snow colourway
- Yarn B - For the stocking: 0.50oz / 14g, 25 yd / 24m of Aran weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern photos is Under the Olive Tree 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Aran in the Maraschino Cherry colourway
- 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 important to this project but as a guideline the yarn should 20 stitches and 28 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
Here is the full tutorial video. Happy Knitting!