10 free patterns for last minute Christmas gifts!
With Christmas right around the corner, many of us are struggling to finish our projects before St. Nick drops down the chimney – and it seems like the projects keep stacking up! Office secret Santas, an acquaintance you didn’t expect a gift from (and then they showed up with a thoughtful, kind present), and extended family members that announce they’ll be attending Christmas at the last minute, here are some free knitting patterns for gifts that are beautiful and most importantly, knit up ridiculously fast to put into any stocking!
Knitted up in aran and worsted weight yarn, this hat knits up in the time it takes to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. The hat pictured uses Bobby Blue (027), but it would look just as beautiful in Pocion (139) or Ivy (138), as seen below – click on the image above to download the pattern, and click on the image below to view all shades of Malabrigo Rios!
This pattern uses Rowan British Sheep Breeds undyed chunky and bulky yarn, lanolin free and a perfect material for kids’ toys. The thick yarn knits up quickly, ensuring that you’ll have a happy child on Christmas morning when they receive this heartwarming, homemade lamb toy! This pattern uses Bluefaced Leicester (950) and Black Welsh (951), as seen below, and don’t forget the toy stuffing! Click on the image above to download this free sheep toy knitting pattern!
As we all know, winter doesn’t end with the holidays – we have at least 2 more months of chilly weather before spring takes hold! With that in mind, warm your loved ones’ feet with these stirrup socks, perfect for layering on cold mornings. We like using Lion Brand Unique chunky yarn, you won’t believe how fast these knit up! To create socks that will be fashionable after the holidays, we love Grapevine (205), Oceania (202), and Harvest (200), as seen below. To download this free sock pattern, click on the image above!
Snuggly and stylish, this textured wrap is as fashionable as it is easy to create. Knitted up in the round on 8 mm (US 11) circular needles like these rosewood needles from Pony, and using Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande chunky and bulky weight yarn, it looks gorgeous and won’t strain your knitting schedule. We really love shades 1440, 1285, and 7562, as seen here. Click on the image below to view all available shades, and click on the image above to download this free textured wrap pattern!
Keep away the chills with this chunky baby cardigan! It won’t take long to knit this for your nearest and dearest and the finished result is adorable. It is knitted in Rowan Big Wool – a great quality yarn for all your chunky needs.
These warm and wooly socks are knitted up with Lion Brand Wool Ease worsted and aran weight yarn, making short work of what could otherwise be a lengthy project. This line is available in a wide array of shades, but we really love Cranberry (138), Denim Twist (194), and Chestnut Heather (179) – click on the image below to view all available shades, and click on the image above to download this free children’s sock knitting pattern!
This super snuggly hat is a must for any outdoor adventurer, and would be a perfect gift for anyone on your list this year! Crocheted with Schachenmayr Boston Style chunky and bulky weight yarn, you’ll be finished with this hat before your hot chocolate cools off! Available in a variety of shades, we really love Terracotta (525), Aquatic (550), and Cherry (530) as seen here – click on the image below to view all available shades, and click on the image above to download this free hat pattern!
Adorable, squishy, and quick to knit, these fingerless gloves are a snap worked in the round on 6 mm (US 10) double pointed needles, likes these from Knit Pro! Using Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande chunky and bulky weight yarn, the gloves pictured use shade 8974 – but we also love shades 6536 and 1200, as seen here – click on the image below to view all available shades, and click on the image above to download this free fingerless glove knitting pattern!
These slipper socks are knitted up with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick super chunky and super bulky yarn from Lion Brand, making this a lightning quick project. We really love shades Butterscotch (189), Eggplant (147), and Spice (135), as seen here – click on the image below to view all available shades, and click on the image above to download the free slipper sock pattern!
These baby mittens are the perfect gift for any little newcomers, and they knit up ridiculously fast with Lion Brand Jiffy chunky and bulky yarn, on 5.5 mm (US 9) double pointed needles, like these plastic ones from Pony! We really love shades Salem (330), Purple Spray (402), and Denim Spray (400), as seen here – click on the image below to view all available shades, and click on the image above to download this free baby mitten pattern!
This little mousie is just begging to get knitted up for a lucky child – don’t forget the toy stuffing! Knitted up in Berroco Comfort aran and worsted weight yarn, this pattern uses shades Hummus (9720), Licorice (9734), and Ballet Pink (9710), as seen below!
What are you trying to finish for the holidays? Tell us in the comment box below!
Last updated: November 29th, 2017.