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Starry Night Stocking



Knit this free Christmas stocking pattern from Patons for the dreamer in your family. The stars and swirls make this night sky look like a perfectly dreamy place for Santa and his reindeer to glide through on Christmas Eve.

Starry Night Stocking


  • Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) or
  • Patons Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Main Color MC (navy) 1 ball
  • Contrast A (aran) 1 ball
  • Contrast B (yellow) 1 ball
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.


Length from top to heel: 14 ins [35.5 cm].
Foot length: 10 ins [25.5 cm].

18 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in seed st pat.

Note: When working from Chart I, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
When working from Chart II, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at centre point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

With MC, cast on 6 sts.
Work Chart I to end of chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, noting dashed outline for Front shaping. Do not cast off.
**Next row: (RS). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, work 3 rows reverse stocking st.
Next row: (RS). Knit inc 11 sts evenly across. 40 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Next row: (WS). With MC, purl.
Next row: Knit, dec 11 sts evenly across. 29 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next 2 rows: Knit.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off knitways (WS).**

With MC cast on 6 sts. Work Chart I to end of chart, reading RS rows from left to right and WS rows for right to left, noting black outline for Back shaping. Do not cast off. Work from ** to ** as givin for Front.
Pin pieces to measurements, cover with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Sew Front and Back tog.
Twisted Cord: Cut 1 strand of yarn 10 ins [25 cm] long. Hold 1 end and twist other end to the right until strand begins to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so it will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Sew to stocking.


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Aug 2, 2013

I emailed favecraft about the stocking pattern and they emailed back and said we needed to place 1 stitches on the needle. They said they had clarified this in their mistakes column, but hadn't yet clarified it on the free pattern. Hope this helps!


Aug 1, 2013

I am like the rest of you, I would like to knit this stocking, but am unable to figure out the chart I pattern. The chart patterns can be found if you click on the word pattern at the beginning.


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Nov 6, 2012

Wow! Wanted to knit this stocking in the worst way. Cannot make sense out of the chart or the instructions. If anyone has or can obtain the written instructions (no chart) please, please, please pass it on...You can contact me at Crochetzy@gmail.com


Oct 26, 2011

I would love to do this pattern, and just like the rest of you, I have not been able to figure it out. Is there anyway of getting in touch with the creator of the pattern?


Jan 9, 2011

Has anyone knitted this stocking? It's beautiful and I would like to knit it, but I do not understand the instructions. It says to cast on 6 stitches, but the chart shows 13 stitches in the first row. And the instructions aren't clear about how to get from 6 to 40 stitches. It's very confusing.


Jan 6, 2011

Click on the word Pattern just below the materials list and you'll find the charts.


Nov 28, 2010

I haven't knitted in many years and am confused. Are there two charts attached to this pattern? If so, could anyone please tell me how to retrieve them. Thanks for your help. Becky


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