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Personalized Christmas Stocking
Personalized Christmas Stocking

Personalized Christmas stocking, hung by the chimney with care.

© Eileen Casey, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This personalized Christmas Stocking is sure to become an heirloom that they looking forward to hanging year after year. Why not start a tradition of handmade stockings this year?

Materials:

  • 2 balls Elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool in shade 0100 Natural, or about 150 yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • 2 balls Elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool in shade 2055 Ruby, or about120 yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • 1 ball Elann.com Peruvian Highland Wool in shade 1440 Sherwood Forest, or about 100 yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • 1 size 6 US (4 mm) 16 inch circular needle
  • 2 size 5 US (3.75 mm) double pointed needles
  • Yarn needle, tape measure, crochet hook, stitch marker

Gauge:

5.5 stitches and 7 rows to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch on size 6 needles -- this gives a firm fabric, less likely to stretch out of shape.

Size:

  • Total length: 30 inches
  • Length from top to heel: 18 inches
  • Length of foot: 12 inches
  • Width: 8 inches

Sample knit by Eileen Casey.

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