Quick and Easy Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

If you need a quick Christmas stocking knitting pattern this one is as simple as it gets. It knits up quickly and starts by casting on just 3 stitches. Read on!

This was my last minute Christmas craft this year! Christmas stocking knitting pattern that uses a super bulky yarn and knits up in a jiffy. You can also learn How to Knit Cables and add some to this stocking.

Christmas stocking knitting pattern

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  • Yarn: A Jumbo 7 thickness yarn. Here I used the Chunky Luxe by Loops and Threads. You will need 2 skeins or approx 500g
  • Knitting Needles: Size 19 or 15mm straight knitting needles. I like this small plastic set, light in weight and the right size for these stockings.
  • Optional crochet hook: A big crochet hook or blunt needle to join the seams
  • A pair of scissors.

easy christmas stockings to knit tutorial:

The Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern starts with by casting on just 3 stitches on the needle. If you need a refresher, check out my previous post: How To Knit Beginners Step by Step Photos to quickly learn knitting. Anyone can knit!


To increase the number of stitches, I used a KFB – Knit in the front and back of the same stitch. What this means is that you insert the needle into the stitch as normal, yarn around it, pull it onto the right hand needle BUT don’t slip it off the left needle. Instead, reinsert the right needle back into the same stitch but this time into the back of the stitch. Loop the yarn around it, pull it onto the right needle and slip it off the left needle. This creates two stitches onto the right needle from one, thus increasing one stitch.


This stocking is knit in two pieces- the front and the back. These two pieces are mirror images of each other.


Once you have the front and back completed, join them around the three sides using a single crochet or a blunt needle and yarn.

I personally like the look of the crochet join. It adds a nice finishing touch to the stocking. Finally add a loop to the top of the stocking so that it can be hung.


Christmas Stocking Knitting PATTERN DOWNLOAD:

This Christmas stocking knitting pattern is very simple to follow. Please let me know if you run into any errors. For personal use only.

Click here to download the pattern pdf


  • I used a Jumbo no 7 thickness yarn here that is literally thicker than my fingers. If you don’t have a yarn of this thickness, you can easily use 3 strands of a thinner yarn held together- like I did here in my Bulky knit blanket free pattern
  • Since the stitches are so large in size, make sure you not pulling your yarn too much and making the stitches super tight.

This easy christmas stockings to knit pattern uses a really thick yarn which makes this project quick to complete. The yarn might feel bulky and super thick at first to work with at first, but within a few rows you will easily get a hang of it. You can quickly make a whole family of these Christmas stocking knitting pattern within a week or 10 days time making this a perfect November/ December project.


Here on my blog I have shared a number of yarn projects. Many of them are blankets, most of them are projects that work up fast.  Check out all of Knitting and Crochet projects!

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