Quick Holiday Gifts

We’re coming down to the wire when it comes to holiday gifts – Christmas is only 2 weeks away! So, if you’re like me and scrambling to complete those last minute gifts on your list, I have a few suggestions for you, both big and small.

Bulky Yarn projects

When it comes to quick projects, bulky yarn is key. With bulky yarn and big needles or hooks, some of these can be made within a few hours. For instance, one pattern I’ve turned to several times is the adorable Mini Kitty Pouf.

Quick Holiday Gifts - Mini Kitty Poufs

Who wouldn’t want a giant kitty? Using a super bulky yarn such as Mighty Stitch Super Bulky, you can create a soft huggable kitty in no time flat, perfect for your six-year-old niece. Or go extra fancy by using The Big Cozy or Tuff Puff for your best cat loving friend!

As the temperature drops, there are few more welcome gifts than cozy cowls and hats to keep that bitter wind at bay. One of my favorites is Final Fluries, a cozy crochet hat & cowl set.

Quick Holiday Gifts - Final Flurries from Knit Picks

In general, crochet is much faster than knitting, and this beginner-friendly pattern is perfect for quick gifts. Choose your favorite color of Wonderfluff, and you’ll have that project for your cousin in Michigan in no time.

If you’re concerned about sizing, cushions and pillows are the way to go for those new homeowners on your gift list. A fun unique pattern is the Boccioni Pillow, which is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face when they see it.

Quick Holiday Gifts - Boccioni Pillow from Knit Picks

This loopy pillow is as fun to make as it is to give. Holding both The Big Cozy and Imagination yarns together, loops are created only every four rows for a fun gift that’ll look at home in all sorts of home decor styles.

Quick Small Projects

If you’re not super into bulky yarns but still want to create a handmade gift, there are a lot of smaller projects you can do, many of them with yarn you have in your very own stash!

Cup cozies are always welcome for the Starbucks-loving mom on the go. For instance, our Chill Chaser Cup Cozy is easy and adorable.

Quick Holiday Gifts - Chill Chaser Cup Cozy from Knit Picks

Knit in Swish DK and City Tweed DK, the cute buttons just make it all the more special.

For the new parents on your list, a Kite Bunting is both easy and sweet.

Quick Holiday Gifts - Kite Bunting from Knit Picks

Use leftover sock yarn to create colorful kites – I would personally love to see a bunch of kites in Hawthorne!

Finally, if you have both nice and naughty friends, I would suggest either tiny snowmen … or a lump of coal

Quick Holiday Gifts - Coal vs Snowpeople from Knit Picks

The free Coal vs Snowpeople pattern is great when you want to knit up a bunch of similar gifts for a group of friends.  You could even custom-match the scarves and hats to your intended recipient!

No matter your crafty gifts, we hope you aren’t staying up to the wee hours the night before to finish. Now excuse me, I need to finish my projects!