With less than a week until Christmas it seems like a crazy undertaking to cast on a holiday knit. But, it never fails that a new baby is born in December, unexpected guests decide to show up for the holiday, or a box of decor gets lost over the summer. That’s where these fun and fast stockings come in. These recently released patterns use heavy weight yarn and large needles to create stunning stockings that will look beautiful hanging on your mantle. Or, if you know someone who recently bought their first home or got married, work up a pair for a gift.

Merry & Bright Stocking by Laurel Gervitz

For a quick addition to your stocking lineup is Merry & Bright, a super bulky stocking that takes a few hours to make. Worked from the top-down, use two contrasting colors to create eye catching colorwork that will make this stocking the star of the show.

Farmhouse Chic Stocking by Bobbie Anne

A crocheted stocking that wows with texture. With one color of worsted weight yarn, raised stripes and bobbles give this stocking incredible, subtle texture that will make it a loved piece year after year.

Polka Dot Stocking by Briana K Designs

Available in both knit and crochet options, this bulky weight stocking has playful polka dots that never go out of style. Use two contrasting colors to make a statement for your mantle display.

Snow Day Stocking by Purl Soho

A free stocking pattern that uses a marled technique to create a pixilated look that is modern, playful, and pretty. Hold two contrasting colors of bulky weight yarn together to whip up this perfectly sized stocking that anyone would want to make theirs.