20 Festive Christmas Stockings

It’s time to break out the bins of Christmas decorations so we can get to feeling holly and jolly! I know that when we’re in the middle of putting up the tree and stringing garlands, my kids seem to especially look forward to finding their stockings and getting them hung. Stocking are a child’s one little personal bit of Christmas.

When we moved, we decided to leave our stockings in France (for future holidays spent there), which means this year we’re starting from scratch as far as stockings go. So I thought it might be a fun to pull together  some of the stockings I’m considering. There’s a real mix: vintage, handmade, brand new, plus a few tutorials for festive DIY Christmas stockings as well.

Let me know if you have a favorite!

  • Knit Holiday Stocking 1 of 20
    knitted stocking purl bee

    Knitters unite! This striped wonder stocking is right up your alley.

    Tutorial here from The Purlbee

  • Christmas Sack 2 of 20
    harrow and green christmas sack

    A Christmas sack, what a delightful stocking alternative. It can be personalized too, even better!

    Find them here from Harrow & Green

  • Sweater Stocking Inspiration 3 of 20
    sweater stocking bhg

    Wool sweaters receive new life with this fun stocking tutorial. 

    DIY here from Better Homes and Gardens

  • Nubby Knit Stocking 4 of 20
    anthro stocking

    I am obsessed with the nubs and gnarls on this stocking, isn't it perfect? 

    Find it here at Anthropologie


  • Tasseled Flamestitch Stocking 5 of 20
    Sundance Catalog

    I am really liking the look of knit stockings, can you tell? The pattern on this one is so unique. 

    Find it here from the Sundance catalog

  • Simple Stitched Stocking 6 of 20
    woman's day burlap stocking

    Pretty embroidery adds to the simple charm of this delightful stocking.

    Find all the details and instructions here from Country Woman 

  • Striped Long Stocking 7 of 20
    Garnet Hill

    These long, striped stockings are playful and so much fun. 

    Find them here from Garnet Hill

  • Jingle Bell Stockings 8 of 20
    jingle bell stocking martha

    Fancy up these felt stockings with paper punches and bells. Love the detail.

    DIY here from Martha Stewart

  • Handkerchief Stockings 9 of 20
    handkerchief stocking

    Hit your local antique store or flea market and pick up some pretty handkerchiefs. Then transform them!

    Tutorial here from Martha Stewart

  • Vintage Stripes And Checkers 10 of 20
    vintage etsy stocking

    These beauties are circa 1982, love!

    See more here from Etsy seller Humble Craft

  • Quilted Stockings 11 of 20
    quilted stocking camille roskelly

    Gorgeous quilted stockings are the perfect handmade holiday touch. 

    Pattern and details here from Camille Roskelley

  • Handmade Wool Stocking 12 of 20
    west elm

    Sweet little candy cane stocking hand felted in Nepal, I love a stocking with a story!

    Find it here from West Elm

  • Gray Edinburgh Wool Stocking 13 of 20
    world market

    Perfect wool stocking with a pocket.

    Details here from World Market

  • Embroidered Burlap Stocking 14 of 20
    etsy burlap

    Burlap stocking embroidered with a beautiful initial monogram. 

    See more here from Etsy seller Vanessa Too

  • Cord Detailed Stocking 15 of 20
    crate and barrel red scroll

    Love the scroll detailing on this cotton stocking. 

    See more here from Crate & Barrel

  • Crocheted Granny Stockings 16 of 20
    Job:  Crochet Today Holiday 2009Photography by Rose CallahanClient:  FutureUS

    Don't you love the vintage vibe these give off? So much awesome! Now I need to learn to crochet. (Or more likely, hire this out.)

    Crochet tutorial here from Ravelry

  • Music Note Stocking 17 of 20
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    Have a music lover in your family? This is the perfect stocking for them! 

    Find it here from World Market

  • Faux Fur Trimmed 18 of 20
    martha stocking

    Doesn't get more Kris Kringle-esque than this, am I right?

    Find it here from JC Penney

  • DIY Felted Wool Stockings 19 of 20
    felted stocking

    Have you ever done your own felting? It's not that hard and looks extra great on stockings. 

    Tutorial here from Say Yes To Hoboken

  • Vintage 1940s Christmas Stocking 20 of 20

    Vintage stockings depicting Santa dropping goodness from an airplane, a treasure of a find!

    Get them here on eBay


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