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Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

Knitters are gifters by nature, and with the holidays right around the corner, we just can’t help ourselves.  What can I say, Knitters gonna knit.  No worries though, I found 16 Homemade Christmas Gifts Patterns to Knit.  Happy Holidays!

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Homemade Christmas Gifts To Knit

Here are some of the merriest gifts you can knit this season.  Quick, quality projects that are sure to warm the hearts of everyone on your list

Gifts To Knit for Her

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We all know these patterns aren’t strictly for her, but I know a lot of women and little girls in my life who would love these, and there’s still time to make them!

Finger Knit Infinity Scarves – by Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Yoga Socks – by Twisted Fibers Design

Herringbone Clutch – by Hands Occupied

Knitted Bows – by Lines Across

Heart Headband – by Peace but not Quiet

Gifts To Knit for Him

Again, don’t get bogged down with the ‘him’ part – these patterns could totally do double duty as gifts for girls too.

Neck Tie in Seed Stitch – by Kristen McDonnell on Ravelry

Bonny Watch Cap – By Brittney-Jean Bailey on Ravelry

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Gifts To Knit for Home

I need all of these items in my life, and in my house – and maybe after knitting for everyone else….

Star Pillow – by Craft Passion

2×2 Ribbed Throw – by Love Knitting

Dishcloths – by Staci Perri on Ravelry

Gifts To Knit for Anyone

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And these are just perfect for anybody, anytime.  Who needs a reason or a season?

Rainbow Twist Neck Warmers – by Nemcsok Farms

Knitted Santa Hat – by a Knitting Blog

Knitted Bunny – by Gina Michele

Stacking I-Cord Bowls – by Moms and Crafters

Cuffs – by Design Improvised

and don’t forget our Knitted Coffee Cup Cozy

homemade gifts for christmas to knit

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Knitted Barbie Clothes – Scarf Pattern

One year for Christmas my Mom made me, along with a couple of other young girls,  a plethora of handmade Barbie Clothes, and as you can imagine, I was in awe. Although some were knit, some were crochet, and a lot of them some were sewn, all of them were fabulous and have stood the test of time.

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Barbie Clothes and Accessories Knitted Scarf Pattern Easy and Quick

Knitting for Barbie and other fashion dolls can be really easy and a lot of fun.  The projects are small, work up really quick, are great stash busters, and you get the added bonus of gift giving that like in my case, will last a lifetime.  Also, you’ll find that Barbie is perhaps a lot more appreciative of receiving knitted goods for gifts than say, your Sister in Law.

Easy Knitted Barbie Clothes Scarf Pattern

This is too easy really.  The scarf is worked in stockinette stitch, which means that you knit one row, and then purl one row.  Again, it’s Barbie sized, therefore it’s pretty small and will work up quickly.   Although using stockinette stitch on just a few rows can cause the item to curl up on itself, which is perfect for a scarf.  However, to have your finished scarf lie flat, just fold it against the roll a few times, and it should keep.

Easy Barbie Scarf Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Materials

Barbie Clothes and Accessories Knitted Scarf Pattern Easy and Quick

Directions

  • Cast on 30 sts
  • Row 1 (right side) : knitBarbie Clothes and Accessories Knitted Scarf Pattern Easy and Quick
  • Row 2 (wrong side) : purl
  • Repeat Rows 1 & 2,  two more times.  You will have six rows completed, and you’ll be finishing with a purl rowBarbie Clothes and Accessories Knitted Scarf Pattern Easy and Quick
  • Bind off all stitches, cutting the yarn and securing the last stitch. Next, weave in and then trim ends.

Barbie Clothes and Accessories Knitted Scarf Pattern Easy and Quick

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6 Knitted Hat Patterns perfect for winter. Stunning, stylish and just right for the next DIY on your list. These are also great gift ideas

Awesome Knitted Hat Patterns for Winter

There’s no denying it, winter is coming.  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas and all the jazz indeed, but don’t get me wrong.  I hate it when my ears get cold.  These knitted hat patterns are not only going to keep you warm, they’ll make excellent gifts.

6 Knitted Hat Patterns perfect for winter. Stunning, stylish and just right for the next DIY on your list. These are also great gift ideas

Knit Hats for Winter

I collected a couple of patterns for myself, and thought I’d share them with you also.  I absolutely love the Owl Hat from Julie is Coco and Cocao, and you may recall I shared the matching scarf from her collection in Great Knits for Kids.

6 Knitted Hat Patterns perfect for winter. Stunning, stylish and just right for the next DIY on your list. These are also great gift ideas

6 Patterns to Knit

Fun Faux Fur Hat – by Beauty Through Imperfection

Braided Beanie – by Underground Crafter

Matilda Hat – by Fiber Flux

Owl Hat – by Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Super Slouchy Hat – by Jessie at Home

The Big Hat – by Evelyne

Knitted Hat Patterns

The Fun Faux Fur Hat  is super easy and really quick to work up. Use your favourite fun fur yarn, and have a blast!  These would also be really easy to whip up en masse for Holiday Gifts.  The Big Hat is also a quick project and uses awesome, in the truest sense, yarn and finishes with a three needle bind off.  It is also featured in my book Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners. The Super Slouchy Hat is coziness at its’ best.  Everybody should have a slouchy hat. Everybody.

The Braided Beanie, Matilda and Owl hats all use a cable pattern, and while you might hesitate if you are new to knitting – these hats are so worth it.  Go ahead and give it a try.

 

6 Knitted Hat Patterns perfect for winter. Stunning, stylish and just right for the next DIY on your list. These are also great gift ideas

 

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Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments Holiday Knitting Decorating and Gifting

Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments

I am not kidding at all when I say these Knitted Christmas Ornaments are easy.  This pattern uses simple increases and decreases, making it perfect for beginners.  The completed ornament is about 15″ in diameter, and stands about 6″ high.  The term “go big or go home” comes to mind.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments Holiday Knitting Decorating and Gifting

Seriously don’t panic, after all, I am here to help. If you know the basics, such as casting on, knitting, purling and binding off, you’ll have no problems with this pattern at all.  Also, if you are new here and new to knitting, you should start by visiting my YouTube channel. I have a couple videos there to help you with the basics.  Now, back to crafting…

Easy Knitted Christmas Ornament

Handmade Christmases are trending that’s for sure, and I worked up this fabulous Christmas Bauble Pattern to get both you and me on our way to having a handmade Christmas!

Easy Knitted Christmas Ornament Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • KFB ( knit in front and back)
  • K2tog ( knit two together)
  • Bind Off
  • Crochet Chain Stitch ( optional )

Materials

KFB = Knit front and back – this is a very easy increase, where you turn one stitch into two ( necessary for making a bauble shape ).  Knit the next stitch on the left-hand needle, without slipping off the old stitch.  Proceed to knit into the back of that same stitch, and complete the stitch as usual  (KFB)

K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments Holiday Knitting Decorating and Gifting

Directions

Cast on 12 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: (k1, KFB, k1) to end. 16 stitches
Row 4 and all even numbered rows: purl
Row 5: (k1, KFB) to end. 24 stitches
Row 7: (k1, KFB, k1) to end. 32 stitches
Row 9: (k1, KFB,k2) to end. 40 stitches
Row 11: (k1, KFB, k3) to end. 48 stitches
Row 13: (k1, KFB, k4) to end. 56 stitches
Row 15: (k1, KFB, k5) to end. 64 stitches
Row 17: (k1, KFB, k6) to end. 72 stitches

Rows 18-28: stockinette stitch ( Knit across the odd numbered rows, and purl across the even numbered rows )

Row 29: (k1, k2tog, k6) to end. 64 stitches
Row 31: (k1, k2tog, k5) to end. 56 stitches
Row 33: (k1, k2tog, k4) to end. 48 stitches
Row 35: (k1, k2tog, k3) to end. 40 stitches
Row 37: (k1, k2tog, k2) to end. 32 stitches
Row 39: (k1, k2tog, k1) to end. 24 stitches
Row 41: (k1, k2tog) to end. 16 stitches
Row 43: (k1, k2tog, k1) to end. 12 stitches
Row 44: purl
Bind off all stitches, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail and sew up the seam. Stuff bauble before closing up the end.

Fasten yarn but do not cut.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments Holiday Knitting Decorating and Gifting

Tie a slip knot in the yarn as close to the seam as possible, and using the crochet hook chain for 3”. If you’d rather not tackle crochet this time, you can just make a loop with the yarn, or use the little metal hooks from your regular ornaments.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Knitted Christmas Ornaments Holiday Knitting Decorating and Gifting

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Knitted Coffee Cozy Pattern

A knitted coffee cozy pattern to brighten your week. Because coffee cups need hugs too, right?

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Knitted Coffee Cozy Pattern quick and easy DIY, perfect for gifting. Free pattern and beginner friendly. Also suitable for tea

Little Twist Coffee Cup Cozy

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing at all against tea, and these cozies will hug your mug no matter what you have decided to put in it.  Also, these are perhaps the perfect knitted gifts to make for your friends and family.  The cozy is worked in a rib pattern, which gives it the elasticity it needs to stretch over a cup without sagging, and the Little Twist I’ve added to it, adds a little more depth.

Little Twist Coffee Cup Cozy Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Skills Used

Materials

Alternatively, you can get all of these items at your local craft and/or dollar store – no yarn snobbery allowed here.

Little Twist = worked over two stitches. Slip the first stitch as if to knit, and then knit the next stitch.  Bring your left needle over to the stitch you slipped, and insert your left needle into that stitch, and pass it over the stitch you just knitted.  You’ll have a strand of yarn drawing a slightly twisted arch over the knitted stitch.  Knit that stitch that you just moved back over to the left needle. (Sl, K1, PSSO, K)

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Slip 1

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Knit the next stitch off the left hand needle

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Using left needle, pick up the stitch previously slipped, and slip it over the stitch just knitted

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and bring it back to the left needle

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and proceed to knit it.

Directions

CO 36 sts

Row 1: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Row 2: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Row 3: *P2, Sl, K1, PSSO, K, repeat from * across

Row 4: *P2, K2, repeat from * across

Repeat rows 1 – 4, two more time

Bind off.

Cut yarn leaving about a 12” tail, and attach darning needle.

Secure the last stitch, and pur the cast on edge next to the bind off edge, and stitch closed the top 1/2 inch of the seam.

Weave the sewing yarn down through one side of the seam, leaving a nice little gap for the handle of your mug to fit through.

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Stitch the remaining 1/2 “ of the seam.

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