Do you feel super inspired to make some unique and personal gifts this year, but you just don’t have the time? I know the feeling all too well. These handmade gifts are not only inexpensive, but they’re also fun to make.
This knit hat is incredibly fast to knit up. Find any yarn with this weight and this gift can be finished in a day! Hats are one of my favorite things to knit because they’re quick and it’s easy to get creative with stitches, type of yarn you use, and color.
This crochet scarf is easy for beginners and very forgiving! Crocheting a scarf isn’t that much more challenging than making a crochet gauge swatch, but it’s certainly a lot more satisfying! Once finished, this scarf will be soft and cozy – perfect for keeping warm on chilly days!
If you aren’t sure that a crochet or knit garment would match someone’s style, you could still make them a great gift! These ornaments are great for clearing out your stash of scrap yarn since they use so little!
Another great alternative to a clothing gift is dish cloths! Follow this easy knit pattern, or opt to crochet an oversized granny square! Use regular yarn, or use a scrubby yarn for a heavy duty clean.
I’ll end this list by sharing my last minute gifts! I am using Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn and freehanding hats for my partner’s family members. They will love such a personal gift plus I love to knit, so this is a win-win. You only need one skein of this yarn and one day to make the hat. I used size US13 16” circular needles and tried on the hat as I went along to decide when to decrease.
These items are especially perfect for those hard to buy for people on your list. Happy making!