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Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

This pattern is a basic Christmas stocking. Even if you've never knit a sock before, this is an easy pattern to try.

Make it your own by adding pins, ribbons, embellishments found in craft stores or anything else you can imagine! Use fabric paint if desired to paint on a child's name.

Size:
Circumference 9"

Gauge:
4 sts=1" in St st

Materials:
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) double pointed needles (set of 4)
Worsted weight white yarn and white eyelash yarn held together OR bulky weight white yarn (A) - approx 10 grams
Red bulky weight yarn (B) - approx 60 grams

Instructions:
With A, CO 36 sts. Divide over 3 needles (12 on each needle). Make sure sts aren't twisted. Join. Mark beg of round.
Work k1, p1 rib 2".
Change to B. Work in St st 11" or desired length.

Heel Flap Work 12 sts from Needle 1 and 6 sts from Needle 2 on one needle. Place rem 18 sts from Needle 2 on Needle 3 for instep.
Flap is worked in rows.
Row 1: sl 1, purl across rem sts
Row 2: *sl 1, k1; rep from *
Rep Rows 1 and 2 8 more times, then rep Row 1.

Turn Heel
Change to A.
Row 1: k11, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 2: sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 3: sl 1, k6, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 4: sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 5: sl 1, k8, k2tog, k1, turn
Row 6: sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn - 12 sts

Gusset
Change to B.
K across 12 heel sts on Needle 1. With Needle 2, pick up 10 sts along side of heel flap. With Needle 3, k 18 sts on needle for instep. With Needle 4, pick up 10 sts along other side of heel flap. K 6 sts from Needle 1 on to Needle 4. Slip rem 6 sts from Needle 1 on to Needle 2. Needle 2 is now Needle 1. (16/18/16 sts on 3 needles). Mark beg of round.

Foot
Rnd 1:
Needle 1:
k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2: k
Needle 3: k1, ssk, k to end
Rnd 2: k
Rep these 2 rnds until you have 36 total sts (9/18/9) Work even until foot is 7" or desired length.

Toe
Change to A.
Rnd 1:
Needle 1
: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2: k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 3: k1, ssk, k to end
Rnd 2: k
Rep these 2 rnds until you have 16 total sts.
K sts from Needle 1 to Needle 3.
Graft using kitchener stitch, BO and seam, or use 3 needle bind off to close toe.

Make a loop for hanging. You can use ribbon, knit I-Cord, braided yarn, or crochet a chain.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter