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Cross Stitch Christmas Stockings

Updated on November 16, 2014

Spread Holiday Cheer With Cross Stitch Christmas Stockings

Are you looking for that perfect Christmas Stocking cross stitch design that makes a statement about your individuality as well as celebrates the holiday season? I've collected together a large assortment of cross stitch patterns and organized them by theme to help you with your search.

The history of the Christmas stocking is not totally clear but most countries have their own Christmas histories in which gifts where brought and left in stockings or shoes. Over the years the it has become just one of the many decorative symbols we use in which we celebrate the Christmas season. I created this page so you can find the perfect stocking design that best suits you.

Located on this page are stockings with all sorts of unique characteristics so whether making a Christmas stocking as a gift or for yourself you're sure to find a pattern which is a perfect fit to your personality. You will find multiple stockings with religious motifs, Santa Claus, Christmas Themes and Outdoors & Winter Wonderland type designs. You'll love creating these wonderful designs for gifting and decorating. The gift of a hand stitched Christmas stocking is steeped in tradition and sure to become a favored heirloom to all who receive it.

Christmas Stocking Patterns and Kits by Theme

Santa Claus Christmas Patterns

Snowman Christmas Patterns

Winter & Holiday Scene Christmas Patterns

Celebrate The Reason For The Season With This Elegant Nativity Cross Stitch Stocking - The Holy Family is gathered in this lovely Nativity design

Celebrate the reason for the season with this beautifully detailed nativity pattern. The Holy family is surrounded by the heavenly light of the North star in this manger scene. Enjoy creating this lovely design. It's vibrant color palette and soothing atmosphere are sure to make it a treasured heirloom

This kit comes with everything you need to create this lovely design.
* Pre-sorted wool yarn
* Cotton thread
* Metallic thread
* 18 count ivory cotton Aida
* Felt
* Needle
* Instructions with an alphabet.
* Finished Size: 16-inches

Santa Patterns

Candy Cane Santa Dimensions Counted Cross Stitch Stocking - Caught In The Act This Handsome Holiday Stocking Is Sure To Please

Peering through the frosty window you catch Santa unawares as he delivers his Christmas gifts. This delightful pattern brings the magic of the holiday season to life. Create a handmade gift that is sure to be cherished with this lovely stocking design. Celebrate the season by creating this charming pattern.

This Santa Cross Stitch Stocking Kit Includes:

  • 16 count dove gray aida fabric
  • Thread
  • Wool yarn
  • Sequins
  • Color-coded thread sorter
  • Felt for the backing
  • Instructions and an alphabet for personalizing
  • Size: Approximately 16-inches

Celebrate The Season With This Lovely Santa Christmas Stocking

This lovely design features Santa surrounded by woodland creatures as he nears a snow laden cottage, ready to deliver gifts.A truly beautiful design that works for both young and young at heart as it is the perfect pattern for all ages and the kit come complete with everything you'll need.

This Santa Cross Stitch Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Wool yarn
  • Cotton thread
  • 14 count white Aida
  • Felt
  • Needle
  • Finished Size: Approximately 16-inches

The Magic Of Christmas Is Captured In This Delightful Santa Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking

The charming scene features Santa sneaking in to deliver toys while the children sleep. This kit utilizes gold metallic thread for some added sparkle as well as half cross stitches used for artistic effect.

This Cross Stitch Stocking Kit Contains:

  • The alphabet for personalizing
  • Felt for the backing
  • Yarn for the hanger are included
  • Cotton thread & metallic thread
  • 18 count ivory Aida
  • Thread sorter
  • Needle
  • Finished Size: Approximately 16-inches

Santas Journey Stocking Dimensions Counted Cross Stitch - A Blustery Christmas Stocking Design

This charming design features a merry Santa as he prepare to make his Christmas deliveries. You can almost feel the chill as is hair and cloak are whipped in the cold winter air. This is a beautifully detailed image which utilizes a mix of full and half cross stitches as well as beads and metallic thread for an elegant touch.

This Santa Cross Stitch Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Wool yarn
  • Cotton thread & Metallic thread
  • 18 count white Aida
  • Felt
  • Beads
  • Thread sorter
  • Needle
  • Easy instructions with an alphabet
  • Finished Size: Approximately 16-Inch

Tips For Creating Beautiful Stitchery From A Professional Picture Framer

I've been framing cross stitch a needle works for well over 20 years. In that time Ive learned a few things that may help you create a beautiful heirloom quality piece of needle art.

Wash your hands Even if you think they are clean your hands have natural oils that set into aida and may not wash out.

Make sure your floss is color fast. There's nothing more heartbreaking than washing your freshly finished cross stitch only to find the color have bled. If your floss doesn't clearly state it won't bleed simply snip off a bit of floss, wet it and lay it on a a paper towel. If it stains the towels the best thing is to soak your floss before using it to wash away any color that might migrate.

Don't Fold Your Aida Cloth Even small projects. Projects that are folded often maintain a fold line in the fabric that washing and/or drycleaning does not entirely remove. Either keep them flat or roll them up.

In A Like Manner Don't Leave Your Cloth For Extended Periods In Your Hoop. For the same reasons as listed above.

Run Your Stitches In The Same Direction Cross your X's in the same direction for a smooth tapestry like finish.

Don't tie off your stitches with knots. This is particularly important when framing because it allows the needle art to lay flat. Instead run them behind other stitches to hold in place.

Don't carry the floss over large expanses. Meaning is you have a few white X's in one place and a few more a couple inches away finish the area, snip it and start the other area anew.

Don't Pull your stitches too tightly. It can warp the design so it would lay flat and depending on how tightly they are piulled, the could "pop" when blocked for framing.

Snowman Stocking Designs

Snowman Pattern Description

Bring the beauty of the outdoors in this holiday season with this charming snowman design. The happy snowman is set in a soft glow and surrounded by woodland creatures.

This Snowman Kit Contains:

* Pre-sorted wool yarn and cotton thread

* 18 count white cotton Aida

* Felt

* Needle

* With an alphabet.

* Finished Size: 16-inches

Santa and Friends Spreading Holiday Cheer

Santa and snowman are wishing you a cheery Christmas with this delightful snowman kit that comes complete with everything you need to make this delightful design.

This Snowman Christmas Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Cotton thread
  • Wool yarn
  • 14 count white Aida
  • Felt
  • Needle
  • Easy instructions with an alphabet
  • Finished Size: Approximately 16-Inch

Lets Go Sledding With These Adorable Snowman

Sledding Snowmen Bringing The Holiday Spirit Your Way

These delightful snowmen are out for the sled ride of their lives. This whimsical snowman design is sure to bring a smile to everyone who sees it. Fun and festive this design is fun to create and even more so to enjoy. This snowman cross stitch Christmas stocking is perfect for holiday gifting.

About This Snowman Stocking Pattern

  • Details of outlining and highlights bring the design to life
  • Easy to follow instructions
  • 14-Count it, seafoam green aida

Stacking Up On Fun With This Ever So Cute Snowman Cross Stitch Stocking Kit

These whimsical snowman are stacked high for trimming the tree in this festive design that sure to bring good cheer to everyone. Vibrantly colored and full of fun you'll enjoy creating this adorable snowman Christmas stocking.

This Snowman Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Wool yarn
  • Cotton thread
  • 14 count white Aida
  • Needle
  • Easy instructions with an alphabet
  • Finished Size: 16-inches long

Winter & Holiday Scene Designs

A Moonlit Sleigh Ride On A Snowy Eve Inspires This Christmas Stocking

This has got to be my favorite design. It embodies Christmas at it's finest. This beautiful pattern features a breathtaking winter scene complete with horse drawn sleigh and church. What a stunning way to decorate for the holidays and enjoy the nostalgia of the season.

This Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Cotton and metallic threads
  • Wool yarn
  • 16 count dove grey Aida
  • Felt
  • Thread palette
  • Needle
  • Easy instructions with an alphabet
  • Finished Size: Approximately 16-Inch

A Celebration Of The Season The Beautiful Design Brings The Warmth Of The Holidays Home.

This is such a beautiful image. This design features a traditional Christmas Sled looking festive with decorations and is set against an evening sky with a church in the background. The old sled, country church and cardinal pair bring a touch of nostalgia from bygone days to this unique Christmas design.

This Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Pre-sorted cotton thread
  • Metallic thread
  • 16 count dove grey Aida
  • Felt
  • Needle
  • Easy instructions with an alphabet
  • Finished Size: 16-Inch long

The Magical Moment Is Captured With This Gorgeous Christmas Stocking

This charming design features a child's first peek on Christmas morning. It truly captures the joy and wonder of that special moment. This Christmas Morning pattern designed by Diana Thomas.

This Christmas Stocking Cross Stitch Kit Contains

  • 14-count cotton Aida fabric
  • 6-Strand cotton floss
  • Includes backing fabric, needle and floss card
  • Instructions in English, French, Spanish and German
  • Finished Size 10 x 18 inch.

Add Elegance To Your Holiday Décor With This Counted Cross Stitch, Enchanted Ornament Stocking

Ever so elegant this lovely Christmas design is sure to please. Perfect for adult tastes this stocking features an ornament design that includes woodland animals. Done in a soft color palette this design is the perfect accent to your holiday décor.

This Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Kit Contains

  • Presorted cotton thread
  • 14-count natural cotton aida
  • Polyester felt
  • Wire
  • Needle
  • Instructions
  • Finished size 7-centimeters by 6-1/2-inch (17-centimeters by 16-centimeters).

Cute Critters Bringing Gifts Of Holiday Cheer On This Adorable Holiday Stocking Design

This adorable stack of cute critters are here to help you celebrate the holiday season by spreading good cheer. This delightful design is the perfect for both young and old.

This Christmas Stocking Kit Contains:

  • Pre-sorted wool yarn
  • Cotton thread
  • 14 count light blue Aida
  • Felt
  • Needle
  • Finished Size: 16-Inch

Are You A Stitcher? - The Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking Guestbook

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These are so beautiful. I wish my eyesight was better so I could create Christmas Stockings for my new twin grandchildren.

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      4 years ago from Iowa

      @Sandraloo: Sorry. I've been looking and have no ideas that would help you out. Ebay is a great place to look for unique patterns.

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      4 years ago

      I am looking for a pattern suitable for a guy who is a plumber (no butt jokes, please) who enjoys race car driving as well. Any ideas? contact:

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      5 years ago

      I've done 9 cross-stitch Christmas stockings in the past. Now I am looking for a pattern for one that features a library or books. Does anyone know of such a pattern?

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      5 years ago

      These are all beautiful patterns for those wonderful stocking to fill with presents for Christmas. :)

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      5 years ago

      I love the snowman one with all of the birds! :D Wish I could cross stitch but it's a skill right up there with knitting that I've never been able to take to :(

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      ArtzeeChris LM 

      5 years ago

      Wow all of these stockings are amazing! I especially like the one that has the outdoor snow scene with the house and the people walking like they are heading home. The way the designer has created a glowing feel from the house windows and the lantern the boy is carrying is just beautiful. My mom cross stitches and she has done stockings almost the whole family. She still needs to do one for my youngest son and my youngest niece. I'm going to forward this over to her. Great Lens~

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      Linda Pogue 

      5 years ago from Missouri

      You have a nice selection of cross stitch Christmas stockings here. Blessed.

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      5 years ago

      Those Christmas stockings are cool! Kids will surely love it!

    • malualhati profile image


      6 years ago

      lovely cross stitch patterns! my favorite is the nativity design :) thank you for sharing this lens.

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      6 years ago

      I always thought I loved Santa stockings the best but now I am not so sure. I really love the snowmen stockings on you lens.Hmmmm....

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      6 years ago

      These are stunning!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      I absolutely love these stitched stockings. Some of my favorites here are Emma's Friends, the sled with the cardinals, Believe, and Dasher. I've always loved handmade stockings. They are probably my favorite Christmas decoration. Thanks for providing such lovely choices for those of us who appreciate a beautifully crafted holiday gift.

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      6 years ago

      Really a beautiful collection, thanks :-)

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      6 years ago

      Looking for counted cross-stitch pattern for Precious Moments Christmas stocking

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      6 years ago

      Desperately seeking a Christmas Stocking pattern that has a patriotic theme!

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      6 years ago

      looking for dimensions counted cross stitch HERE COMES SANTA chart or kit.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 

      6 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      These are some beautiful patterns and a wonderful selection.

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      6 years ago

      Wow, just this past Holiday season, I decided to make "needlepoint" stockings, but I like cross stitch better! Wow. and Thank you for such a super lens! I have to make 3, so I have some choosing to do! I used to make my own cross stitch designs with an old software program which doesn't work on my newer PC. Darn. Don't think I could do these intricate, great designs though! Will be shopping! And thanks again, you are truly "Blessed".

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      6 years ago

      These are absolutely gorgeous stockings - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      6 years ago

      Lovely stockings.

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      flowski lm 

      7 years ago

      These are the most beautiful cross stitch patterns for Christmas stockings I've ever seen. If I were to receive one of these handmade stockings, I would be very happy and treasure it forever.

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      Darcie French 

      7 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      These are such lovely cross-stitch patterns - I would love to give one as a Christmas gift to my child.

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      Odille Rault 

      7 years ago from Gloucester

      Wow, what a fabulous selection of cross stitch stockings! And I didn't even know they existed until now! :)

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      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Beautiful, beautiful patterns. Congrats on a lovely lens.

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      bernie74 lm 

      7 years ago

      Wow they all look fantastic, thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago

      All of these Christmas stockings are wonderful!

    • WildFacesGallery profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Iowa

      Thank you so much to all. :)

    • Paul Ward profile image


      7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Coo! Mega-compendium of Cross Stitch Christmas Stockings

    • traveller27 profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful! My mother and grandmother both used to do needlepoint.

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      7 years ago

      Oh Mona these are all so cool! I want to do one of each!


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