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Mini Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

This Mini Free Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern is knitted flat with two straight needles.

It is a super cute decoration, utensil cozy, and gift topper. It’s also the perfect size to knit up for your favorite doll or pets. This little stocking is a really fun quick knit.

This adorable knitted stocking can be used for Christmas holiday decorations and is even a cute little accessory for your dining room table. The finished piece measures approximately six and a half inches long by about three inches wide. Keep reading for printable knitting pattern, along with video tutorial.

Knitted mini Christmas Stocking in alternating horizontal stripes in red and white yarn with candy canes inside.


These mini stockings are a quick-knit project and great to give as gifts. At just 6 inches tall by 3 inches wide, you can easily knit one up for the entire family!


  • Aran Weighted Yarn in any 2 colors – Example Uses MiraGoods Yarn
  • Knitting Needles Size 7 US
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Knitting Needles, Scissors, a Tapestry Needle, with red and white yarn to make a Mini Stocking


Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
How to Change Yarn Color
• KFB = Knit Front + Back to Increase
• K2TOG = Knit 2 Sts Together to Decrease
Bind Off
Weave in Yarn Tails



Begin by casting on 28 stitches on your straight knitting needle in Color A yarn, which is white in my sample.

Knitting Stitches cast on to a knitting needle in the color white


This pattern is knitted top-down. So, after casting on 28 stitches in Color A, you will knit ten rows in the 2×2 Rib Stitch Pattern to form the top cuff of the stocking.

Mini Stocking top cuff knitted in 2x2 rib stitch pattern in white yarn being held knitted on on knitting needle with 28 stitches.


Follow the written pattern to knit up the colorful stripes in the smooth Stockinette Stitch.

PRO TIP! Each time the pattern has you changing yarn color, make certain to do so while knitting the right side of your knitted piece. This assures that your colored stripes will look neat and bold without any purl dash lines. In my sample, Color B is in red.

Red yarn change on knitting needle with white rib stitch pattern beneath it.
Red and White stripe knitting piece on a knitting needle in the Stockinette Stitch


Here’s a quick look at what the wrong side of your knitting will look like. This is the back side of the stocking, which does have never-to-be-seen purl dash lines and reverse stockinette stitch.

Wrong side of the work for the mini stocking in red and white yarn being held by hands


Once you have completed knitting and decreasing all 46 rows of your stocking, it is time to cast off your stitches and tack the stocking’s edges together.

Fold your piece with the right sides touching. This will have the wrong side on the outside so you can easily tack the piece together using yarn and a tapestry needle.

Simply fold right-side out and you are done!

Front right side of knitted stocking with red and white stripes ready to tack together
Wrong side out of knitted mini stocking to tack sides together with yarn and tapestry needle
Finished knitted mini stocking in red and white stripes being held by woman's hands

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Mini Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

Mini Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

Yield: Mini Christmas Stocking
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

This Mini Free Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern is a super cute decoration, utensil cozy, and gift topper with Studio Knit.


  • Aran Weighted Yarn in any 2 colors


  • 2 Straight Knitting Needles 7 US / 4.5 mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


Cast On 28 Sts


Color A (example is white)

Rows 1 - 10: 2 x 2 Rib Stitch * K2, P2 *


Switch to Color B (example is red) & Knit in Stockinette Stitch

Row 11: Knit Row

Row 12: Purl Row

Row 13: Knit Row

Row 14: Purl Row


Switch to Color A

Row 15: Knit Row

Row 16: Purl Row

Row 17: Knit Row

Row 18: Purl Row


Switch to Color B

Row 19: Knit Row

Row 20: Purl Row

Row 21: Knit Row

Row 22: Purl Row


Switch to Color A

Row 23: Knit Row

Row 24: Purl Row

Row 25: Knit Row

Row 26: Purl Row


Switch to Color B

Row 27: Knit Row

Row 28: Purl Row

Row 29: Knit Row

Row 30: Purl Row


Switch to Color A

Row 31: K13, KFB, KFB, K13 (30 sts remain)

Row 32: Purl Row

Row 33: K14, KFB, KFB, K14 (32 sts)

Row 34: Purl Row


Switch to Color B

Row 35: K2Tog, K13, KFB, KFB, K13, K2Tog (32 sts)

Row 36: P15, Purl Increase, P1, Purl Increase, P14 (34 sts)

Row 37: K2Tog, K14, KFB, KFB, K14, K2Tog (34 sts)

Row 38: P15, Purl Increase, P1, Purl Increase, P16 (36 sts)


Switch to Color A

Row 39: K2Tog, K32, K2Tog (34 sts)

Row 40: Purl RowRow 41: K2Tog, K14, KFB, KFB, K14, K2Tog (34 sts)

Row 42: P2Tog, P30, P2Tog (32 sts)


Switch to Color B

Row 43: K2Tog, K28, K2Tog (30 sts)

Row 44: P2Tog, P26, P2Tog (28 sts)

Row 45: K2Tog, K10, K2Tog, K2Tog, K10, K2Tog (24 sts)

Row 46: P2Tog, P8, P2Tog, P2Tog, P8, P2Tog (20 sts)


Last Row Bind Off: K2Tog * K2Tog, Pass Over to BO *

• Weave in and Cut Off Yarn Ends

• With Right Sides facing, seam edges

• Turn Right Side Out

• Fold over and tack down Rib Stitch cuff topper

And you are done!

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Happy knitting to you!

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