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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas – Knitting Edition

Last week we suggested some of the last-minute holiday gift ideas that you can crochet before Christmas. Now, it’s time for our compilation of last-minute holiday gift ideas for the knitting community!

With only a week to go until the big day, you know you won’t be the only one looking out for some last-minute gift ideas! Finding a planned gift for your loved ones can be difficult, but as a knitter, you have an advantage over the rest of the people! You can knit your own Christmas gifts!

Usually, knitting projects take a longer time to complete but we have put together a list of some really quick gifts that you can knit for your loved ones. These suggestions include everything ranging from cute socks to candle cozies! So, grab your knitting needles and make something really special and unique and surprise your friends and family with some personalized knitting gifts!

Here’re some quick and simple knitting patterns that you can check out for some excellent last-minute holiday gift ideas!

#1 1-Hour Hat Knitting Pattern

This hat just takes a little over an hour to knit and you knit it in the round. The hat features a rolled brim and a cute pompom on the top. This free knitting pattern is also available in baby and kid sizes and is perfect as a last-minute knitting gift idea.

1 Hour Hat Knitting Pattern

#2 Bernat Knit Cable Candle Cozies

If you have a loved one who likes home decor and scented candles, then this is the perfect hand-knit last-minute gift idea! You can bring warmth to their lives with the knit candle cozies featuring cable patterns.

Bernat Knit Cable Candle Cozies

#3 Make It Shine Washcloth

These washcloths are cute as well as functional, and even quick enough to make! You can even make 2-3 washcloths for each person on your gift list!

#4 Cozy Ribbed Scarf Pattern

Infinity scarves are the perfect hand-knit holiday gift option as they’re usually one-size-fits-all! Your recipient will love it once they get this cute infinity scarf. It looks awesome if you use a variegated yarn. This pattern features a 2×2 rib stitch and makes it a gorgeous gift for your loved ones.

Cozy Ribbed Scarf Pattern

#5 Knit Book Covers

Books are always a great option for book lovers in your life. You can add a special touch by adding a hand-knit element to the gift. The covers are knit flat so that they work up quickly. It is a two-stitch design and easy to knit!

Knit Book Covers

#6 Wine-derful Time Snowman Bottle Cozies

Nothing is better for holidays than a gift of a bottle of wine! Buy a bottle and knit a wine cozy to make it extra special. A bonus – no need to gift wrap! The intricate snowman design takes some effort but it’s all worth it in the end.

Wine-derful Time Snowman Bottle Cozies

#7 Rooster Fair Isle Wrist Cuffs

These cute wrist cuffs with a fair isle pattern will keep your hands warm while leaving your fingers free to use your phones and tablets. The universal design will complement any scarf or hood allowing you to mix-n-match accessories.


#8 French Knitted Knotted Coasters

If you are looking for cute kitchen gifts to give to friends for Christmas, these coasters are a cute choice. These coasters take inspiration from nautical knots and are quite easy to make. You only need to remember your first foray into the world of knitting – the French Knitting (or Dolly Knitting) – to knit these designer coasters.

Pattern: French Knitted Knotted Coasters from My Poppet

#9 DIY Knit Planter Cover

Keep the plants cozy with these cute and simple knit plant covers. If you have someone in your life who has a green thumb, these plant covers will make them super happy!

Knit Planter Cover

#10 Red Heart Baby Janes Booties

These cute little booties are fashioned after the classic Mary Janes! Everyone enjoys hand-knit stuff for baby’s tiny feet so this last-minute gift idea will go smashingly well with your friends and family!

These are our favorite 10 last-minute gift ideas and their free knitting patterns! These hand-knit gifts will make you really popular in your family and everyone will appreciate the time and effort you’ve put in the gifts! Which one of these did you like the most and are gonna try knitting for your loved ones this holiday season?

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