Of course we all like knitting gifts that can keep our loved ones warm at Christmas time, but what would a fireplace be without some handmade Christmas stockings? These are our ten favorite patterns for you to try this winter.

Malcolm’s Christmas stocking by Mary Gildersleeve

Malcolm’s Christmas stocking by Mary GildersleeveThis stocking is loaded with detail work from the chevron toe pattern to the snowflakes and short-row garter stitch heel. Made with a DK cotton-linen blend, Malcolm’s Christmas stocking is an eye-catching treat.

Beaded beauty Christmas stocking by Terry Morris

Beaded beauty Christmas stocking by Terry MorrisThe beautiful twisted-ribbon pattern on this stocking is made from red and gold beads, which also adorn the picot edge and cuff. Knit in the round, this pattern is sure to be a fun project, and will glimmer on your mantle.

Fair Isle Christmas stocking by Denise Balvanz

Fair Isle Christmas stocking by Denise BalvanzThe snowflake pattern on this tri-colored stocking give it a festive look that will bring a little bit of winter into your home.

Candy cane Christmas stocking by Judy Tollefson

Candy cane Christmas stocking by Judy TollefsonInspired by candy cane stripes, this stocking looks so good you might be tempted to taste it, but we must advise against that!

Festive Christmas stockings by Janice Anderson

Festive Christmas stockings by Janice AndersonPerfect for beginner knitters, this lovely striped stocking includes patterns for four different sizes, so you can knit one for each member of your family.

Nordic overnight Christmas stocking by Jean Ann

Nordic overnight Christmas stocking by Jean AnnThe smocked honeycomb stitch pattern on this stocking adds a hint of a classic Aran fisherman’s sweater.

Bah Humbug Christmas stocking by Claire Fairall

Bah Humbug Christmas stocking by Claire FairallWith a tip of the hat to Ebenezer Scrooge, this fun stocking is made from Rico Creative Filz yarn and is meant to be machine washed to turn it into a felt stocking.

Merry Christmas stocking ornaments by Karen DiTommaso

Merry Christmas stocking ornaments by Karen DiTommasoThese five cute mini stockings (one for each letter of “merry”) can be hung on the fireplace mantle or as ornaments on your tree.

Fleur de Noel Christmas stockings by Karen Fletcher

Fleur de Noel Christmas stockings by Karen FletcherThis advanced stocking features an intricate colorwork design for a sophisticated look.

Speedy Christmas stocking by Corrina Ferguson

Speedy Christmas stocking by Corrina FergusonThis cabled stocking looks like Santa Claus himself left it behind after coming down the chimney! A lovely chevron pattern is also included to give you two great designs.

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