veryone knows you don’t need a fireplace mantel to hang a stocking. All you need is a spot where Santa won’t miss it.

With today’s eye-catching stocking designs, it’s doubtful that will happen. There are patterns to please every person in the house. And every pet as well.

Fashionable flashback: Carrie Guzzino of Amherst crafts stockings like this from vintage table linens; $14 at

In stitches: Needlepoint stocking in houndstooth pattern will jazz up any mantel; $29.50 at

High note: Stylish best describes this waiting-to-be-stuffed stocking; $35. See for availability.

Fun and festive: A stocking embellished with ornament appliques and a pompom also has a spot to write a name; $19.99 from Woyshner’s Christmas Shoppe, Lackawanna.

Hello kitty: A mouse and ball of yarn will surely make Santa smile; $19.99 from Woyshner’s Christmas Shoppe, 880 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Stocking has a dry-erase plaque for a name.