DIY Knit Mitten and Stocking Ornaments

Nothing is more iconic of winter and Christmas than warm woolen mittens and stockings. These DIY Knit Mitten and Stocking Ornaments are the perfect small project to decorate your tree. The mini accessories are sure to be sweet and adorable DIY Christmas ornaments for your tree. Make a set to represent each member of your family! Knit with coordinating small balls of yarn or scraps. Because of their easy construction, you'll have a hard time not filling your tree with these warm, homemade Christmas ornaments.

DIY Knit Mitten and Stocking Ornaments


7 sts + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).



  • Lion Brand Bonbons Yarn: Jingle Bells
  • Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm] 
  • Stitch Holders  
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needle

Stocking Color Combinations:

  • Stocking 1: White/Red (A), Red (B)
  • Stocking 2: White (A), Green/Green (B)
  • Stocking 3: White/Silver (A), Red/Red (B)
  • Stocking 4:White/Green (A), Green (B)


Stocking (make 4 - 1 in each Stocking Color Combination) 

With A, cast on 20 sts. Beg with a RS row (knit), work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows.

Change to B. Work in St st for 9 rows.

Heel Flap:
Note: Rows 1-6 make the heel flap.

Row 1 (WS): P13 and sl to a st holder, p6, sl last st to a st holder.

Work the next 4 rows over the 6 sts rem on needle only.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: K3, k2tog, k1 - 5 sts on needle at the end of this row.

Row 5: P2, p2tog, p1 - 4 sts.

Row 6: K4, pick up and k3 sts evenly spaced along the side edge of the heel flap (the 4 rows you just worked) - 7 sts.

Row 7: P7, pick up and p3 sts evenly spaced along other side edge of heel flap, p1 from st holder - 11 sts.

Shape Gusset:
Next Row (RS): K2tog, k8, k2tog (last st from needle and first st from st holder), k across remaining 12 sts from holder - 22 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K2tog, k6, k2tog, k12 - 20 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K2tog, k4, k2tog, k12 - 18 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Work even in St st for 4 rows.

Shape Toe

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 - 14 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Decrease Row: K1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1 - 10 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Decrease Row: K2tog across - 5 sts.

Decrease Row: P2tog, p1, p2tog - 3 sts.

Last Row: K3tog.

Fasten off.

Sew seam.

Hanging Loop:  With A, cast on 20 sts. Without working any rows, bind off. Fold hanging loop in half and sew ends to top edge of Stocking.

Weave in yarn ends.


Mittens (make 8 pairs - 1 pair in each color):
Cast on 16 sts.

Rows 1-5: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 6 (WS): P6, M1, p4, M1, p6 - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Row 7: K8, M1, k2 , M1, k8 - 20 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K8, M1, k4, M1, k8 - 22 sts.

Row 10: Purl.

Shape Thumb:
Row 11: K14, sl the last 8 sts onto a st holder.

Row 12: P6, sl the last 8 sts onto a st holder.

Work the next 5 rows over the 6 sts rem on needle only.

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: Purl.

Row 15: Knit.

Row 16: (P2tog) 3 times - 3 sts.

Row 17: K3tog.

Fasten off the last st.

Shape Hand:
With RS facing, sl sts from right hand st holder onto right hand needle, pick up and k1 st on each side of thumb, then knit across the 8 sts on the left hand st holder - 18 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 9 rows.

Next Row: *K2tog; rep from * to end of row - 9 sts.

Bind off.

Sew thumb and side seams. Weave in ends. Tie each pair of Mittens together with a 6 in. (15 cm) length of yarn.

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