32 Easy Knit Christmas Gifts- beginner-friendly knitting patterns for the whole family!
While it may sound like a challenge to make a gift for everyone on your list, these hand-knitted projects are surprisingly simple, while being delightfully fun for your intended to receive under the Christmas tree.
Many of these knit gifts can be complete last minute and require only one skein of yarn! Christmas gift ideas await…
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32 Easy Knit Christmas Presents
Easy Knit Presents for Men
Beginner-friendly knitting pattern with a textured design that’s created using knit and purl stitches.
A beginner-friendly knitting pattern this cold- weather essential! These classic mittens are knit on straight needles using rib and stockinette stitches.
A beginner-friendly pattern for the coziest men’s slippers. They’re knit flat on single-point needles using 2 strands of yarn held together at once.
This basic beanie makes a great gift for the man in your life! This beanie features a wide ribbed brim and a shaped crown. The ribbing is created by using knit and purl stitches to make a ribbed stitch pattern.
Easy Knit Presents for Women
This Nordic-inspired hat with a festive snowflake motif. The snowflakes are created using a technique called colorwork (or stranded) knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The yarn that isn’t being used is carried across the back of the work. It may seem awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fun!
Beginner-friendly pattern for classic mittens. Mittens can seem like an intimidating pattern if you’re new to knitting. They’re using knit on double point needles, which can be tricky to handle even for experienced knitters. These basic mittens are knit on straight needles using rib and stockinette stitches.
A pretty, textured hat in an easy to knit stitch. This hat is knit in the round. If you’ve never tried the Hurdle Stitch before, it’s easy! It created using alternate knit and purl stitches. I used Rowan Big Wool Silk for this hat. This was an older skein that I had and it doesn’t seem readily available anymore (except for a few skeins on Amazon). Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is a great substitute that’s sold at most yarn stores.
If you’re looking for a knitting pattern for the coziest winter hat, look no further! This Chunky Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern features a ribbed design with a folded up brim and ear flaps adorned with braided ties.
This Easy Thick & Quick Mittens Knitting Pattern is knit on single point needles. The thumb stitches are placed on a holder and worked separately. The mittens are made using basic rib and stockinette stitches. They knit up fast thanks to the large needles and super bulky yarn.
A beautiful, textured design that’s a breeze to knit!
An easy hat that knits up in 3 hours using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn!
These cozy socks make a great gift! Knit on double point needles using #4 worsted weight yarn.
This easy hooded scarf knitting pattern is one of my favorites! It’s perfect for beginners because the hood is knit flat. It’s seamed in the back and then sewn onto the scarf.
A classic, ribbed scarf knit using self-striping Lion Brand Landscapes yarn.
This free knitting pattern is perfect for beginners & these slippers make a great gift! These slippers are knit flat on single point needles using chunky yarn and knit and purl stitches. There’s no heel shaping or anything fancy. You can adjust the size to your foot length as you knit
An easy project in the prettiest self-striping yarn. This Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern is a fast project that’s suitable for beginners (as long as you’re comfortable using circular and double point needles
Easy Knit Presents for Kids
This flat knit bear knitting pattern is so easy, that anyone with basic knitting skills can make it.
Beginner-friendly knitting pattern for this cute plush kitty. This easy flay knit cat knitting pattern is so easy, that anyone with basic knitting skills can make it. It’s knit flat on straight needles, in 2 pieces which consist of the body and the tail.
This octopus knitting pattern is as easy as it comes- if you can knit a square, you can make this! It makes a great gift for anyone who loves sea creatures!
Beginner-friendly knitting pattern for this cute plush toy bunny.
A classic hat and scarf set that makes a great gift. Beginner-friendly knitting pattern.
This cozy, hooded sweater knits up fast thanks to the super bulky yarn and large needles. This pullover sweater features raglan sleeves and a ribbed hem, cuffs. There’s also a roomy Garter stitch hood. It’s warm, cozy, and ideal for winter weather.
This cozy hat will keep little heads warm even on the coldest days. Beginner-friendly hat pattern! This earflap hat makes a great gift and it can be completed in an evening thanks to the super bulky yarn and large knitting needles.
The perfect sweater that’s easy to knit! The body is stockinette stitch with ribbed hem, cuffs, and collar. This sweater has raglan sleeves which are sleeves that extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.
A cozy and festive colorwork hat that’s suited for beginner knitters.
Easy Knit Presents for Babies
This wrap sweater features kimono-inspired sleeves. It’s beginner-friendly and knit using stockinette stitch.
A fast and easy knitting pattern for a classic Garter Stitch cardigan. This sweater is knit in one piece (from the bottom up), then folded over and seamed. The ties are knit separately and then sewn on. No buttons or buttonholes are needed! This classic baby cardigan is a quick knit and it makes a great handmade gift!
This Garter Stitch Booties Knitting Pattern is a great project for beginners. It’s knit on single point needles and entirely in knit stitch. This is a fun and easy project that makes a great gift!
The perfect cold-weather toddler hat, knit using Lion Brand’s Mandala Thick & Quick yarn.This toddler hat knits up in a few hours. It’s knit on circular needles and the crown is shaped on double point knitting needles. It features a ribbed brim and the rest of the hat is knit in the round. The finishing touch is a big, fluffy pom pom.
If you’re looking for a fast and easy knitting pattern for a baby sweater, look no further! This sweater is knit using Stockinette Stitch (knit one side, purl the other). The shaping is very minimal. This baby sweater pattern is ideal for beginner knitters and it makes a great gift!
Beginner-friendly pattern for the cuddliest of blankets! This Hooded Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern is perfect for beginners. The hood is knit flat and then seamed. Everything is knit with a simple Garter Stitch. The super bulky yarn and large needles make this a fast project. This hooded baby blanket makes a great gift for little ones!
This Knot Top Baby Hat Knitting Pattern fits snugly on the head and it has a cute knot detail on the top. It’s knit using 2 strands of yarn at the same time. I used a super fine sock yarn because I loved the self-striping colors.
I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making these 32 Easy Knit Christmas Gifts or any of my other beginner free patterns on this blog, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!