10 Unique Gifts You Can Knit for Christmas

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

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Shorter days, crisp air and changing leaves mean that the holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about unique gifts for your friends and family. Instead of knitting another scarf, why not surprise your loved ones with something a bit more interesting? A cute clutch, a cover for an electronic device or a neck warmer with a twist is sure to be a hit with someone on your list. Not only will these knitted gift ideas save you money, the personal touch will make them much more meaningful to your loved ones. Better get crackin’!

how to knit a wine cozy
Wine Cozy

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a nice bottle of wine? This super-cute wine cozy is perfect for transporting your favorite bottle to a holiday dinner and making sure it stays at the ideal temperature for drinking. The pattern is set to be knit on straight needles and is best with a worsted yarn to support the weight of the bottle. If you’re feeling adventurous, the pattern also includes details for knitting embellishments of leaves and berries. The wine may only last a couple of hours, but the cozy will be with them for many holiday memories to come.

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How to make a knit kindle cover
Classit Lite Yarns

Montera Kindle Cover

Handmaking an electronic holder or cozy is a thoughtful gift for your favorite techie. Best part? Your gift will be enjoyed nearly every day! Chances are if they’re trendy enough to have a Kindle, then they will definitely appreciate a stylish knit cover for their precious e-reader. This is a straightforward garter stitched project that calls for size 9 circular needles, size 9 double-pointed needles and a button for the closure. Use a plush yarn like a wool or montera to make sure the Kindle stays nice and warm this winter.

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how to knit a jewelry holder

Quilted Lattice Knit Jewelry Frame

Calling all Anthropologie lovers! This romantic knit jewelry frame is a creative alternative to the jewelry box and a great project for even the novice knitter. Start with an easy quilted lattice knit square, search consignment shops or garage sales for a distinctive frame, and you’ll end up with a unique display for accessories. The pattern includes instructions for a 5x7 or an 8x10 frame. If you’ve never worked with a quilted lattice pattern, leaving enough room with the slipped stitches can be a little tricky, so it might help to practice before you get started.

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How to knit a grocery tote
all free knitting

Knitted Grocery Tote

We hope that everyone has learned by now that being green does not have to come at the expense of style. Save the planet and look fabulous while doing it with a knit grocery bag — the perfect eco-friendly accessory for a day at the farmer’s market. The mesh tote is a lot more stylish than the popular cotton variety, and this pattern is adaptable, leaving you several options for needle size and stitch depending on your preference.

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how to knit a bath scrubber

Bon Bon Bath Scrubber

Help your favorite workaholic get in a little r&r with this colorful bath scrubber. The simple construction involves stitching a rectangular tube and tying it with a nylon cord to form a puffy sponge. Add soap in one of your favorite scents to create a fabulous at-home spa gift set. Be sure to test your yarn choice out in warm, soapy water to make sure the color doesn’t run.

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How to knit a clutch purse

Down Town Clutch

Your fashion-forward friends will love this multi-purpose handbag with adorable ruching detail. The unique wrist strap makes it a great clutch for carrying keys, cell phone and lip gloss to a casual brunch with friends. Need more room for their essentials? They can use it as an everyday makeup bag inside a larger tote. This is definitely a project for an ambitious knitter who can handle the tight gauge and the 3 needle bind-off, but if you can pull it off, you’ll be the envy of everyone in your knitting circle.

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How to make an oversized knit cowl
The Brown Stitch

Over-Sized Cowl

A knit cowl is a simple, chic alternative to a basic scarf and can really make any outfit pop. This particular pattern adds a twist by including a row of eyelets that can be used for a tie to cinch the cowl close to the neck. The specs will create an 11 inch piece, but can be modified if you want to make something smaller. A nice, thick yarn will ensure your creation provides maximum warmth on a cold day.

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How to knit bangle bracelets

Swatch Bangle

If you’re looking for a quick project to make for a fashionable friend, try jazzing up ordinary bangles with your handiwork. Start with 3 or 4 chunky bangles, measure them carefully and knit a swatch to fit. Try giving each bangle a unique look by choosing different stitches or play around with coordinating colors. Just make sure the yarn you choose is not too thick so the bangles will fit.

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How to knit a snowflake ornament
Tia Judy

Snowflake Star

This snowflake star ornament is sure to light up any Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush. The stockinette stitch creates a beautiful lacy effect that gives the piece a certain holiday glow. The pattern suggests crocheting around the edges for added detail. Ornaments not really your loved one’s thing? Adapt the pattern to create a bookmark or doily.

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How to knit Christmas cards
Pattern Dutchess

Knitted Christmas Cards

Stop wasting hours in the drug store sifting through cards with clichéd messages you can’t relate to and try knitting your own. You can glue adorable miniature knit Christmas ornaments to watercolor paper and make beautiful homemade creations your friends and family will cherish as much as a gift. You can personalize them with stenciled wording or add other glued-on decorations as well.

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