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November 20, 2009

From Susan and Sally — We Love Our Pets!

Filed under: Free Patterns from The Rainey Sisters — lv2knit @ 1:33 pm

From Susan:

I think all of us with pets love them and think of them as family.  I had several comments and questions about the small version of the Santa Christmas stocking that was made for our dog: is there a pattern?  How did I make it?  So, I decided to write up the changes that I made to the original Bernat Stocking and offer it here as a free pattern.

Santa Stocking for Dog or Cat

It is also linked under our Free Patterns section on the right hand side of the blog and may not be perfect!  I made the original for my dog, who is now going on 10 years old, so cut me a little slack.  Feel free to embellish it like crazy!!

The charted letters in this stocking are smaller than those in the original pattern.  They are the size I used for Nathaniel’s stocking.

From Sally:

Thor the Wonder Puppy has his own stocking, too. Here’s what I did to personalize his.

PS (12:35 pm central time) — I made one small correction to the pattern — there may be more!!


  1. So cute! 🙂 The dogs have it good in your family!!!

    Comment by June — November 20, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

  2. I love it! All my animals have stockings while I’m still working on the people’s stockings. I think I’ve got my priorities straight, though!

    Comment by Allyson — November 20, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

  3. Oh, I love it! Our Jenny gets a new “chewie” from Santa every year, too. But she doesn’t have a handknit stocking. Yet! ;^)

    Comment by Kym — November 20, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  4. Such a nice tradition and we all know that the family traditions, be it handknit stockings for the people or one for the dog, are the stuff memories are made of.

    Comment by Dianne@sheepdreams — November 21, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

  5. This is the exact stocking that was made for me when I was a baby, over 50 years ago. Since then, my mom has made one for everyone in the family. Since she doesn’t knit much anymore, the “needles” were passed down to me in time for my nephew’s wedding. So glad to see the pattern on Rav because the original and working copies are quite tattered. I’ll have to get started on some for all the dogs in the family. Too cute!

    Comment by Cara — December 7, 2009 @ 9:51 am

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