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18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns- In need of a last minute gift? These 18 beginner-friendly knitting patterns can be completed in an evening! Free knitting patterns for the whole family.

18 Last Minute Knitting Patterns

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18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Thick & Quick Mittens Knitting Pattern

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.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Mens Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern

The ultimate cold-weather hat knit using Lion Brand’s Thick & Quick yarn. Beginner-friendly pattern!

This men’s beanie features a rib stitch design and a wide brim. This easy knit hat can be completed in an evening thanks to the super bulky yarn and large needles.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Thick and Quick Hat Knitting Pattern- Beginner-friendly!

An easy project in the prettiest self-striping yarn!

For this pattern, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. Thick & Quick is one of my favorites and I’ve used it countless times for my free knitting patterns. Anyone who knits knows that it’s a time-consuming hobby, so being able to whip up a hat in an evening using Thick & Quick is pretty gratifying!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Plush Bear Knitting Pattern

Beginner-friendly knitting pattern for this cute plush bear.

  There are so many cute knitting patterns for plush animals, but almost none of them are beginner-friendly. This little knitted toy bear is here to change that! This flat knit bear knitting pattern is so easy, that anyone with basic knitting skills can make it.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Flat Knit Plush Cat Knitting Pattern

  There are so many cute knitting patterns for plush animals, but almost none of them are beginner-friendly. This little kitty is here to change that! 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.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Thick & Quick Hat Knitting Pattern

A colorful and warm hat made with Lion Brand’s Thick & Quick self striping yarn.

Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is one of my favorite yarns to use for winter hats. When I saw that they had created a Mandala version of Thick & Quick, I knew I had to try it out! The Mandala yarns have long self-striping colorways. They create wide stripes without the need to weave in ends from different color yarns. 

Another reason I love Thick & Quick is that it knits up really fast. It took less than 3 hours to make this hat!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Cat Toy Knitting Pattern

A quick knit ball that’s stuffed with catnip. Guaranteed to please your kitties!

You’ll need any #2 weight yarn and size US 3 straight knitting needles for this project. This cat toy is knit flat, then the edges are joined together and sewn closed. A stitch is added along the bottom to gather, then fiber fill is added along with catnip. Another stitch is added at the top to close the ball.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern

 A fast project that only looks complicated!

This Easy Spiral Hat Knitting Pattern is fun projects that knits up fast thanks to the super-bulky yarn and the large needles. The spiral design looks intricate, but it is made using only knit and purl stitches. If you can knit in the round, you can make this hat! 

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Garter Stitch Booties Knitting Pattern

Fun & easy project for a baby essential!

Baby booties make a great gift and they’re a quick knitting project that’s ideal for scrap yarn! This Garter Stitch Booties Knitting Pattern is beginner-friendly. It’s knit on single point needles and entirely in knit stitch. 

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Kids Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern

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. It’s an easy knit that’s suited for beginners.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easiest Toddler Slippers Knitting Pattern

These slippers are knit flat and then sewn together. There’s no heel shaping or double point needles. They’re very easy to  knit, even for beginners! 

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Bulky Cable Hat Knitting Pattern

This woven hat knits up fast thanks to the bulky yarn and large needles!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easy Flat Knit Slippers for Men

A beginner-friendly pattern for the coziest men’s slippers.

These slippers would make a great gift for the guy in your life. They’re knit flat on single-point needles using 2 strands of yarn held together at once.

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Beginner Flat Knit Kid’s Hat

An easy-to-knit, textured hat in rich colors!

This hat is a textured combination of ribbing and garter stitches. It’s colorful, cozy, and topped with a fluffy pom pom. This hat is knit on straight needles with minimal shaping at the crown. 

Best of all? This hat can be whipped up in an evening thanks to the large needles and super bulky yarn!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Flat Knit Baby Bonnet

Fast & easy pattern that is ideal for knitting beginners! Knit on straight needles!

I used Lion Brand’s Touch of Alpaca yarn for this baby hat. It comes in an array of pretty natural colors and jewel tones.

The finished bonnet makes a great baby gift!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Seed Stitch Cowl Knitting Pattern

The perfect cold weather accessory that knits up super fast (around 2 hours)!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

One Square Stuffed Bunny Knitting Pattern

Ideal for beginners! If you can knit a square, you can make this adorable, plush bunny!

There are tons of great knitting patterns out there for stuffed animals, but most of them aren’t beginner-friendly. This bunny knitting pattern is as easy as it comes- if you can knit a square, you can make this! This little guy makes a great gift and this pattern is also a great way to make use of scrap yarn!

18 Easy Last Minute Knitting Patterns

Easiest Flat Knit Kids Garter Stitch Hat

If you can knit a scarf, you can make this hat!

This pattern is perfect for beginner knitters who want to move beyond the basic scarf. This hat is as simple as you can get! It’s knit on single point needles using the garter stitch (knit every row). There’s no shaping at the crown. You make a rectangle, sew the side seam, and boom! you have a hat!

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making anything from this post- 18 Last Minute Knitting Patterns or any of my other free knitting patterns, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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