Christmas Angel Stocking

By  Joan Elliott 

approx. finished size: 9-3/4"x15-1/2"; stitch count: 138 w x 217 h

  • Christmas Angel Stocking


  • 16”x22” White 28-count Evenweave
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC)
  • #4 Braid (#025, 028) (Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc.)
  • Mill Hill Glass Seed Bead (00557, 03049) (Wichelt Imports, Inc.)
  • Mill Hill Antique Glass Bead (03021) (Wichelt Imports, Inc.)

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands floss or 1 strand #4 braid
Backstitch/Longstitch: 2 strand
French Knot: 2 strand floss wrapped 2 times or 1 strand #4 braid wrapped 1 time

Pattern - Christmas Angel Stocking - Alphabet
Pattern - Christmas Angel Stocking

  • Note
  • 1. Do not stitch red outline stocking.
  • Stocking
  • 1. Stitch design centered on fabric over two threads.
  • 2. After stitching is completed, place fusible fleece on wrong side of stocking, covering all red lines. Cut stocking shape 1/2" beyond red lines and 1" beyond top edge. Fold top edge in several rows; press.
  • 3. Cut two 18"x11" pieces of backing/lining fabric with right sides together. Position fabric under stocking and cut to shape leaving an additional 4" fabric at top. Layer pieces as follows: fabric right side up, design right side up, fabric wrong side up. Pin and stitch 1/2" seams, leaving top edge open and small gap at bottom for tucking in braid. Finish top raw edges by folding over 1/2" to wrong side; stitch.
  • 4. Turn stocking to wrong side creating a lining and backing. Slipstitch lining to folded top edge of cross-stitch, catching cording securely.
  • 5. Slipstitch cording along edge of stocking tucking ends in at bottom. Slipstitch seam closed.