I made this pattern as a request from a customer who asked me if I could design a Scandinavian style Christmas stocking. I’ve always wanted to design one, so this was a great time to get started!
For the design I was inspired by the Överhogdal tapestries. These viking tapestries were found in a church in Överhogdal, Sweden. On one you can see animals, humans, and a tree (probably Yggdrasil, the Tree of the World, which connects the 9 realms in Norse mythology). I designed the antlers in a way that they resemble the branches on a tree, as a reference to the tree on the Överhogdal tapestries.
This PDF booklet will give you the patterns and instructions on how to assemble your Christmas stocking. You will need threads, linen, and some light cotton fabric for the lining of your stocking.
Stitched on 32 count linen, your assembled design will measure approximately 29 cm at it’s widest point, and about 33 cm in high.
I stitched the main design on 32ct Zweigart “Burgundy” linen. The stocking was then stitched using “Natural” linen. Make sure to check out the rest of my shop for a selection of high quality embroidery threads and fine linens!