Published on December 15th, 2015 | by Liza


Christmas gift knitting patterns for the last minute crafter

Christmas is right around the corner, so if you’ve hit panic mode looking for presents, fear not. We have a list of Christmas gift knitting patterns (and one crochet pattern) to make right now.
Last-minute gifts: Headband in Debbie Bliss Winter Garden, download on LoveKnitting

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The Headband in Debbie Bliss Winter Garden is a great super-fast accessory to make, with a fun texture to keep it interesting. Though the original yarn has been discontinued, we recommend Debbie Bliss Riva, a bulky wool blend yarn. This chunky knit won’t take long at all to make several of these for family and friends.

Last-minute gifts: Anthropologie Inspired Braided Headwrap by MaryAnnDesigns, download on LoveKnitting

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For something a little more complex, but still quick and easy, the Anthropologie Inspired Braided Headwrap is a great option. Rich-looking and sleek, it will keep your friends warm and chic at the same time. We love Rowan Big Wool yarn for this project, with a generous yardage and a bevy of colors to choose from.

Last-minute gifts: Orpheus in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky, download on LoveKnitting

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Hats are a quick choice, as well, and the Orpheus from Berroco is visually interesting, with stripes that can be done in any combination of colors. The gray and black is a good unisex option or you can make it in colors of their favorite team or school. This pattern features Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky, a 50/50 blend of merino wool and alpaca that’s super soft and perfect for headwear.

last-minute gifts

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If this winter ever actually feels like winter, a pair of thick mittens will be useful. These snuggly beauties feature Berroco Inca Tweed, a super soft chunky yarn with tweed.


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This basic cowl by Jenise Reid is a great choice for a last minute knit. It knits up in a flash using a yarn like Rowan Thick n’ Thin, a varied weight yarn with amazing vibrant shades that will suit everyone in your family. Psst! Don’t forget the buttons!

Christmas gift knitting patterns on LoveKnitting

Christmas gift knitting patterns

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A basket can be extremely useful and make for attractive decor. The Jersey Storage Basket by Jessica Biscoe is made in a super bulky jersey yarn and done in one piece. It looks great and is completely functional in any home. We love these baskets made in Hoooked Zpaghetti yarn, a ribbon-like jersey yarn that knits up in a flash.

christmas gift knitting patterns for the last minute crafter

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This XXL crochet cushion from Annemarie Benthem is a super quick addition to any home. Whether you are gifting it to a loved one or making it to add some holiday seating to your home, it looks amazing in Rico Fashion Summer yarn, which is delightfully super chunky and 100% cotton.

Christmas gift knitting patterns: mug cozies

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For a tea-obsessed friend, a cute little cozy is a great choice. This mug snug from Ruth Maddock looks great in Rowan Tweed for some old-world charm, and you could easily knit up a stack of these!

What last-minute gifts are you making? Let us know in the comments!

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Liza is a New York-based writer and photographer who is working on a Ph.D in Information Studies. She gets her best knitting done on the subway, and likes dogs more than people. She posts about knitting and yarn on her blog, Knitblr, as well.

Last updated: August 3rd, 2017.

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