Santa Claus Stocking

By  Barbara Sestok 

stitch count: 132 w x 197 h; approx. finished size: 9-3/8" w x 14" h.

  • K03 Santa 1209 TCS 012


  • 16”x20” Delft Blue 14-count Aida (Charles Craft)
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC)
  • 6-strand Satin Embroidery Floss (DMC)
  • Mill Hill Glass Seed Bead (03040) (Wichelt Imports Inc.)
  • Mill Hill Mag Bead (10028) (Wichelt Imports Inc.)

Basic Supplies

  • needle, scissors

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands
Backstitch/Straight Stitch: 2 strands
French Knot: 1 strand wrapped two times

Pattern - Santa Claus Stocking
Pattern - Letters

  • 1. Stitch design centered on fabric. Attach beads with floss. Trim stitched fabric 1/4" from stitching. Cut three pieces of backing/lining fabric with right sides together. Position fabric under stocking and cut to shape. Layer stitched fabric, cording, and one piece backing fabric right sides together. Stitch with 1/4" seam allowance. Turn right-side out. Layer remaining two pieces of fabric with right sides facing; sew seams leaving top open and a small gap at bottom (this becomes stocking lining).
  • 2. Turn right side out. Place stitched stocking inside lining stocking; sew top edges with 1/4" seam allowance. Turn lining inside stitched stocking; press stocking. Slipstitch lining seam closed.