Monday, December 3, 2012

Pattern: Giant Knitted Christmas Stocking

A few years ago I wanted to make us all matching Christmas stockings. I couldn't find a large enough stocking for what I needed so I modified a pattern that I found to make my own! The measurements for this stocking are on the last pictures and you can download this pattern at the end also! 


Download a printable Word doc version HERE!

Giant Knitted Christmas Stocking

US # 10.5 12 inch circular needle
US # 10.5 DPN
Chunky weight yarn 2 colors
I recommend Lion Brand Jiffy, but other chunky weight yarns work.

Using circular needles CO 56 sts.

Join and work around in St st. for 12-inches, approximately 55 rows. Be sure to place your marker at the beginning of the row and leave it even when making the heel.

K across first 15 stitches, then changing to DPN:
Sl 1, K 26, turn
Sl 1, P to end of needle, turn
Rep last 2 rows (working back and forth on needle)
9 times more (10 total).

Still working back and forth on DPN:

1) Sl 1, K16, SSK, turn
2) Sl 1, P8, P2tog, turn
3) Sl 1, K to 1 st before gap, SSK, K1, turn
4) Sl 1, P to 1 st before gap, P2tog, P1, turn

Rep 3 & 4 until 10 sts remain.

Using circular needles, pic up 11 stitches
with each on either side of the 10 heel stiches.
Knit across 21 of the heel stitches, back to
where color 1 begins. Break color 2 and begin
knitting with color 1 back to the marker. 
This is now the beginning of round.

You should now have 60 stitches.
1)  K 1 round even
2)   K 13, SSK, K32, K2Tog, knit to end of row
3)  Decrease 8 stitches evenly aound
 (K6, K2tog, K5, K2tog around). 50 sts.
4)  K11, SSK, K24, K2tog, knit to end of row
5)  Knit 1 row
6)  K10, SSK, K24, K2tog, knit to end of row

48 sts rem.

K around even until 8-inches from beg of heel about 28 of color A and 1 row of color B.

1)  K11, SSK, K2, K2tog, K22, SSK, K2, K2tog,
knit to end of row
2)  Knit 1 round even

repeat last 2 rounds twice

1   1)    K4, K2tog* repeat around
2   2)     knit 1 round
3   3)    K3, K2tog* repeat around
4   4)    Knit 1 round
5   5)    K2, K2tog* repeat around
6   6)    Knit 1 round
7   7)    K1, K2tog * repeat around
8   8)    Knit 1 round.

16 sts remain.  Cut yarn leaving long tail,
run tail through rem sts. Weave in ends.

For the loop I just made an I-cord and
sewed it on. I also made a fabric liner by tracing the stocking on two layers of fabric, but out and sew. Turn down the top edge and hand stitch the lining into the stocking. 


  1. Thank you for posting this wonderful pattern.

  2. TY TY TY for this pattern! I was given a large stocking like this when my son was born 30 years ago, by a beloved family friend. She did give me the patt and I subsequently made one for my daughter when she was born, 27 years ago. Mine has a cable stitch down the center. Sadly, the patt has been mislaid in over 13 moves.
    I search online every year....and this year I found it, thanks to YOU!
    Happy Christmas :)