Like to add some handmade goodies to your Christmas, but don’t know where to begin? Here are 5 things to knit for Christmas that will add cheer and wonder to this lovely time of the year.
1. Christmas Ornaments
Over the years we have posted a range of Christmas ornaments knitting patterns, ranging from fair isle knitted balls, to knit Christmas ball characters, to knitted mini-Christmas trees and tiny sweaters. All super-cute.
Learn more: Christmas ornaments knitting pattern sets
2. Christmas Jumper
Jump for joy in this beautiful winter sweater that will be a well-received gift for someone who likes to stay warm and who values that home knit look. If you stay focused, you’ll have enough time to make 1 of these.
Learn more: Beatnik Sweater Knitting Pattern
While technically not a knitting but a crochet projects, you’ll love this elegant fingerless gloves crochet pattern cause it’s both easy and really beautiful. It’s an easy project to take along so you can work on these all day, in stolen moments.
Learn more: Elegant, Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern
You may give a pair away as a gift, but I’d be sure to make myself a pair also.
4. Knit Winter Pillow
Woolly, cozy and eye-catching cushions such as this simple knit pillow are holiday mood boosters without being too cute nor ‘Christmasy’. A super-fast project for the sofa.
Learn more: Chunky Knit Pillow Pattern
5. Knitted Nativity Scene
This is something to buy now and expect to use … eh.. next year at Christmas. Makes a great gift for a knitter.
Learn more: Inspirational Knitted Nativity Scene
I am sharing my top 5 things to knit for Christmas here but actually there are many more suitable projects that you could knit as (last minute-) gifts: bulky jumpers, toys, home decor, dinner table ideas and more scarves, gloves and hats. Most are free Christmas knitting patterns and knitted Christmas decorations and ideas for your family.
Not sure if I’m there yet, but eventually, I’d like FineCraftGuild to be the ultimate resource for the best Christmas knitting patterns. I’d suggest you use the search button on the top right, type in your search term and see what comes up. Probably quite a lot of ideas and projects.