If, by chance, you don't have a need for some stockings then head over to Purple Panda Quilts because Lyanna (I KNOW, how amazing that she's got the same name as me!) does an annual stocking drive for foster children from October 1 to December 1. There are lots and lots of tutorials on her site as well.
Here is a compilation of TONS of different ways to create a stocking (quilting, sewing, crochet, and knit), from vintage-y to modern styles.
All but one pattern is FREE!
Each link takes you to the pattern for stocking, or if you want to be extra creative you can just use one of these as a template to create the shape you like and use whatever you have/want.
|Scrap Stocking @ Maggie Makes|
|Christmas Stocking @ Stamp*Stitch*Create (bought pattern)|
|His and Her Scrappy Christmas Stocking @ Moda Bakeshop|
|Recycled Sweater Stocking @ The Long Thread|
|Rick Rack Stocking @ Martha Stewart|
|Jingle Bell Stockings @ Martha Stewart|
|Recycled Wool Stocking from Scraps @ Resweater|
|Zig Zag Stocking by Vicki Howell @ knitting.about.com|
|Personalized Knitted Christmas Stockings @ Canadian Living|
|"Basic Sock" Christmas Stocking @ Pickin' and Throwin'|
|Both Crochet & Knit Patterns @ Berroco.com|
|Waiting for Santa Stocking @ Red Heart|
|Holly & Berry Stockings @ Red Heart|
|Free Christmas Stocking Pattern By HolyJeans30|