Sparkling Sleigh Bells Stocking

Here's the solution to that holiday sparkly acrylic you bought on sale last year after the holidays were over :) Ho Ho Ho!!!


This is a generously-sized stocking to hold lots of goodies

sparkling SB candle


Size 7 16-inch circular needle

Size 7 double-pointed needles, set of four

Stitch Marker

Various holiday-themed craft charms and/or alphabet beads to make recipient’s name, and/or jingle bells

Small craft ring (wood or metal), holiday-themed ribbon, or metallic cord suitable for making hanging loop of your choice. Instructions for knitted hanger (not pictured) included.

Finished Size: Approximately 8 inches wide x 20 inches long


Red Heart Holiday, 3 skeins in colors A, B and C of your choice (Any worsted-weight yarn can be used). For stocking pictured, the following yarns were used:

A: Cream (Aran/Gold) 1 skein 3.5 oz/100 g/*251 yds/230 m

B: Red/Green variegated (Victorian/Gold) 1 skein 3.5 oz/100 g/ *214 yds/196 m

C: Green (Green/Silver) 1 skein 3.5 oz/100 g/ *251 yds/230 m

Gauge: Not crucial. Per label:

20 stitches/28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch using size 7 needles

*Color B (Victorian/Gold) as above contains less yardage than A or C.

NOTE: When changing colors, pick up new color under strand of old color to avoid holes.

With A, cast 72 stitches onto 16-inch needle, place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Round 1: *(K2, P2) around.

Round 2: Knit.

Rounds 3-12: Repeat rounds 1 and 2 five times.

Do not cut color A; join color B.

Rounds 13-19: With B, knit.

Round 20: With A, knit.

Do not cut Color B; join color C.

Rounds 21-27: With C, knit.

Round 28: With A, knit.

Rounds 29-76: Repeat rounds 13-28 three more times. Cut B and C.

Heel Setup Rows

Row 1: With A, K 18, turn.

Row 2: P 36, turn. Leave remaining 36 (instep) stitches on stitch holder (or on one needle if using double-pointed needles).

Modified Band Heel

Row 1: *Slip 1, K 1. Repeat across.
Row 2: Slip 1, P to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three more times, ending by purling a row.

Begin turning heel:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: *Slip 1, K 1. Repeat across.

Row 2: Slip 1, P 10, P2tog, P 10, P2tog, P 11.

Row 4: Slip 1, P9, P2tog, P 10, P2tog, P10.
Row 6: Slip 1, P8, P2tog, P 10, P2tog, P9.

Row 8: Slip 1, P 7, P2tog, P 10, P2tog, P8.

28 stitches on the needle.

Row 9: Repeat Row 1.

Row 10: Slip 1, P 6, P2tog, P 10, P2tog.Turn.

Row 11: (Slip 1, K1) 6 times. Turn.

Row 12: Slip 1, P 10, P2tog. Turn.

Row 13: (Slip 1, K1) 5 times. Slip 1, K2tog. Turn.

Repeat rows 12 and 13 until all of the edge stitches on each side of the center 12 stitches have been consumed, ending with K2tog. There are 12 stitches on the needle. Turn.

Last row: Slip 1, P5. Turn. Place marker for beginning of round (center back heel). You will now begin to work in rounds again.


Round 1: Join color B. With B, K6. Pick up and knit 12 stitches evenly in the chain stitches along side of heel flap. Knit 36 instep stitches. Pick up and knit 12 stitches evenly in the chain stitches along the second side of heel flap. K6. Total of 72 stitches.

Rounds 2-7: With B, knit.

Round 8: With A, knit.

Rounds 9-15: Join Color C. With C, knit.

Round 16: With A, knit.

Rounds 17-46: Repeat rounds 13-28 (as in beginning of leg pattern above) twice. Cut B and C.


Note: Switch to double-pointed needles when too few stitches remain to continue using circular needle.

With color A:

Round 1: *K6, K2tog. Repeat around.

Round 2: Knit around.

Round 3: *K5, K2 tog. Repeat around.

Round 4: Knit around.

Round 5: *K4, K2tog. Repeat around.

Rounds 6: Knit around.

Round 7: *K3, K2tog. Repeat around.

Rounds 8: Knit around.

Round 9: *K2, K2tog. Repeat around.

Round 10: Knit around.

Round 11: *K1, K2tog. Repeat around.

Round 12: Knit around.

Round 13: *K2 tog. Repeat around. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Finishing: Thread a tapestry needle with the yarn tail and run through remaining stitches twice. Pull tightly, then through to wrong side. Weave in ends. **Block.

Attach hanging loop and assorted charms/beads of your choice.

Hanging Loop: With color A and double-pointed needles, cast on 24 stitches, divide evenly among 3 needles, and place marker for beginning of round. Working in rounds, knit rounds 1 and 2 as for cuff four times. Bind off. Sew hanging loop firmly to cuff of stocking in desired position.


Adorn stocking with the holiday-themed craft charms of your choice.

**According to the instructions given by the yarn manufacturer

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Anonymous said...

How Pretty, thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is so precious. I'm bad at doing stuff in the round, but I'm gonna give it a go. Thanks for posting this!

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Olliemum said...

Thanks. I have been looking for just the right sock pattern for a Christmas sock and I have found it. I am anxious to start and see how it comes out.

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Happiness And Flower said...

This pattern is so cute! I run an animal shelter and we have a knitting group - would it be ok if we made some Christmas stockings from this pattern for the animals and for fundraising?

Yvonne said...

Sure you can!

Katy Reiser said...

This pattern is so well written! I'm working on the foot of the stocking now and I'm so glad I chose this pattern after years of looking for the right stocking pattern for me! Thanks a million for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this stocking pattern! I really hope I can finish it. I'm knitting on a set of 5 dpn and I'm stuck at the Heel Set-Up Rows? Maybe you could hep or point me in the direction of help?

Thank you,
A. M.

Unknown said...

How long is the finished stocking??