"And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there..." We can't forget to hang the stockings and how special to have a handmade one! A stocking is a simple pattern, so this post will focus on giving you some great ideas to make the basic stocking extra special!
If you like to quilt, then here are two wonderful ideas for quilted stockings from In Color Order. First, a Striped Stocking:
and second, a mini-patchwork stocking!
If you enjoy recycling as you stitch, then you might enjoy this Heirloom Stocking made from recycled linens by Decor to Adore,
or this stocking made from a vintage quilt that had seen better days by Quilting in the Rain.
If you prefer to crochet, then you might like this free Crochet Stocking pattern by Consumer Crafts.
For something different, how about Flannel and Fur!
Or maybe you just prefer a different shape and would like to try this Elf Stocking?
Maybe an unusual color is more your style and you would like to try this Embellished Stocking from Torie Jayne.
For a quick decoration, I think this Stocking Garland would be a great project to make with the kids.
As for my favorite, the Embroider's Guild of America just released a new group correspondence course, which is not free, but if you need an idea for your Christmas List, why not get a head start on Christmas for next year, and learn a new embroidery technique in 2018 by trying your hand at this stunning Schwalm Stocking!
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