9 Quick and Easy Knitting Gift Ideas – Don’t Get Caught Empty Handed
Knitting is one of the best crafts for making a last minute gift, and having 9 easy knitting gift ideas right here handed to you is not bad either. You can knit a simple but beautiful gift for any occasion quickly and easily. And there are several free patterns that will fit the bill. And it is a good idea, especially if you love knitting, is to knit up all the patterns you really like and then you will never get caught empty handed when you get a last minute invitation to a party or baby shower or many other occasions that happen all year long.
I have listed 9 of all time favorite quick and easy knitting gift ideas. From that unexpected baby shower invitation to that graduate that has completed the next phase of their journey. No matter what you will never be caught unaware. And having your own stash of last minute gifts is a very comfortable place to be. So enjoy you’re journey through these suggested easy knitting gift ideas.
# 1 Beautiful Fingerless Mitts
The fingerless mitts make a great gift because they fit nearly anyone’s lifestyle. Outdoors or indoors everyone gets cold hands. And these stylish and warm mitts will make a great gift. They are knit in a heavier gauge yarn and knit up in just a few hours. You can get these mitts on Ravelry for very little cost.
# 2 Spa Washcloth Fantastic Free Easy Knitting Gift Ideas
This is a very easy knit spa washcloth. It is called a spa cloth because you will see as you knit it it is knubby and super soft. So it will do a nice job of a gentle exfoliation. Knit a couple of them and include with some bath salts or hand made soaps or bath oils. Or all of them if it is your mom.
Cast on 34 sts (Use any soft and cozy yarn that you love, and Use size 8 knitting needles.
Row 1: K2, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: P2, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of row
Row 3: P2, *k2, p2, repeat from * to end of row
Row 4: K2, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end of row
This is your stitch pattern, only these four rows over and over, it gives the cloth the knubby feeling.
Continue for 46 rows
Bind off in pattern
# 3 Easy Knitting Gift Ideas- Newborn Baby Booties – Free Pattern
The Free baby booties pattern by Gina Michelle are great for a last minute gift. They are knit flat, no heel shaping or toes to worry about. You knit it on two needles and the sew it together. They are quick and easy and won’t take more than an evening for you to complete. Get them here.
# 4 One Hour Hat Easy Knitting Gift Idea
This very cute knit hat is very fast to knit up. It is made in garter stitch using a chunky yarn so it will go fast. This one will be fun to make. Have a look at it here. It is an instant download and very inexpensive.
# 5 Earbud Pouch – Incredibly Nifty Last Minute Gift Idea
These little ear bud pouches are the cutest thing I’ve seen in awhile in knitting. They are tiny like for your ear buds. I don’t know whatever else you could think of to put in here. But the author of the pattern had in mind a gift for herself and she needed something to put he earbuds in. Thus an ear bud pouch! They are knit in the round and have increase and decreases on the side which allows the pouch to lie flat. They are knit on size 2 or 3 needles and a nice fine yarn like fingering or sport weight. Anyway it is a Free kitting pattern and a download in PDF. You’ll love it.
# 6 Knit Basket -Very Fast Knit- Complete in an Hour and Its Free
Now this is a Fast knitting project. It is made with chunky needles and large needles. The author does a beautiful job of giving you a step by step guidance through the pattern so you can get this one done very quickly. Plus its very cute. I could see a little cluster of these with different things in them as a giveaway to someone you love. Very nice pattern, have a look here.
# 7 Dragon Scale Keyhole Scarf Free Quick Pattern
This is a beautiful scarf with a slit in one end of it that makes the Keyhole so you can tuck your other end of the scarf into it to hold it in place. Cool idea. And this scarf is quick to knit and a very fun pattern to boot. I like this pattern and it is free which I find to be amazing. You can go here to download the free pattern and get a few more details.
# 8 Beautiful Heart Mug Rug Quick and Easy Unique Free Knitting Pattern
A Mug rug is a very useful and fun gift idea. It is like a coaster for your mug. You know how glasses or mugs sweat so bad in the summer. A mug rug controls all that sweat and keeps your mug in place. And the pattern is so simple and quick to complete. I hope you enjoy it. It is from FaveCraft which is a favorite place of mine for years. I have made this several times. Love it!
You will need:
- Knitting needles, size 6
- One skein of red sport weight yarn (makes 6)
- Crochet hook for making fringe
9 stitches = 2 inches (it doesn’t really matter, it is just the size of the mug rug when finished.)
Cast on 19 stitches. Knit three rows, then begin pattern.
After you knit the three rows, this is your pattern:
Row 1: k9, p1, k9
Row 2: k2, p7, k1, p7, k2
Row 3: k8, p3, k8
Row 4: k2, p6, k3, p6, k2
Row 5: k7, p5, k7
Row 6: k2, p5, k5, p5, k2
Row 7: k6, p7, k6
Row 8: k2, p4, k7, p4, k2
Row 9: k5, p9, k5
Row 10: k2, p3, k9, p3, k2
Row 11: k4, p11, k4
Row 12: k2, p2, k11, p2, k2
Row 13: k3, p13, k3
Row 14: k2, p1, k13, p1, k2
Row 15: k3, p6, k1, p6, k3
Row 16: k2, p1, k6, p1, k6, p1, k2
Row 17: k4, p4, k3, p4, k4
Row 18: k2, p2, k4, p3, k4, p2, k2
Row 19: knit across
Row 20, k2, p15, k2
Knit 3 rows and bind off.
Just make some equal length pieces of yarn and using a crochet hook make your fringe on your mug rug. you can make it as long or short as you would like. I made mine about 8 inch pieces that when inserted as fringe was 4 inch long fringe.
# 9 Quick and Easy Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern-It Will Be Done in No Time
This is a great knitting pattern . You knit it corner to corner instead of top to bottom. It is really easy and you’ll memorize the short pattern very quickly. This is a great gift idea too. How many new mom’s don’t want a hand knit baby blanket for their new little one. You’ll be the hit of that next baby shower. You’ve got this! This is a free pattern from LionBrand, outstanding.
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K3, yo, k2.
Row 3: K3, yo, k3.
Row 4: K3, yo, k to end of row.
Rep last row until you have 90 sts on needle.
Next (decrease) row: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
Rep last row until 5 sts remain. Bind off.
Weave in ends.
So There you have it, enjoy these 9 quick and easy knitting Gift ideas. You will always be prepared for any last minute gift without stress. And 7 of the 9 are FREE! Pretty good huh? Any knitter loves quick and easy patterns. I hope you enjoy making each one of these.
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- 1 9 Quick and Easy Knitting Gift Ideas – Don’t Get Caught Empty Handed
- 2 # 1 Beautiful Fingerless Mitts
- 3 # 2 Spa Washcloth Fantastic Free Easy Knitting Gift Ideas
- 4 # 3 Easy Knitting Gift Ideas- Newborn Baby Booties – Free Pattern
- 5 # 4 One Hour Hat Easy Knitting Gift Idea
- 6 # 5 Earbud Pouch – Incredibly Nifty Last Minute Gift Idea
- 7 # 6 Knit Basket -Very Fast Knit- Complete in an Hour and Its Free
- 8 # 7 Dragon Scale Keyhole Scarf Free Quick Pattern
- 9 # 8 Beautiful Heart Mug Rug Quick and Easy Unique Free Knitting Pattern
- 10 # 9 Quick and Easy Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern-It Will Be Done in No Time
- 11 Pin These to Your Favorite Board