The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…. There’s something very special and magical about a Christmas stocking. I’ve had the same one for my entire adult life. And I get a little rush of joy every year when I hang it as we read The Night Before Christmas. An elderly friend of our family knitted my son’s stocking when he was a baby and he still hangs it every year, even now at 28. This ritual and tradition really does embody the spirit of the holiday, of hearth and home, of enchanted memories of Christmas past.
Here are five of the stocking projects that we’ve published over the years. If you want to have any of these made by next week, you better slap on some holiday tunes, spike up the egg nog, and get to work. You don’t have much time.
Festive Fair Isle Christmas Stockings
Use a mishmash of fair isle patterns to create the striking design on these awesome Christmas stockings.
How-To: Last-Minute Stitched Felt Stockings
If you’re not a knitter, or a fast knitter, consider these quick-to-make stockings using felt.
How-To: DIY Woven Stocking
If weaving is more appealing to you, maybe try your hand at these woven stockings using a simple board and nail loom.
Snowman Stocking With Pattern
Here’s another felt-based stocking project by Make:’s Haley Pierson-Cox
How-To: Retro-Style Space-Themed Stockings
One of our favorite stocking projects results in these delightfully nerdy retro space-themed stockings. I would even pack away my ancient holiday stocking and begin making new memories with one of these if Santa brought me one.