Christmas is just two weeks away, and if you are looking for ideas for easy knit or crochet gifts to make, this post is for you!

I believe that a scarf or cowl is the project to go with if you do not have much time and want to give a gift from the heart to someone special this winter.

Here are five winter cozy designs that will make ideal handmade gift ideas and anyone on your list will love to receive them. Each project does not require much time or a lot of yarn which is kind of important for the last-minute gift idea. Chances are you already have all the supplies needed.

Oversized Chunky Snood

Unisex, trendy, and super cozy snood that is also the easiest and fastest you can ever make! Two rows and you are done. You will need one skein of super bulky weight yarn (100g balls) and a 20 mm (metric size) hook. The pattern of the snood you can grab here.

Moss Stitch Scarf

This warm and cozy scarf thanks to generous width and length will help to stay warm in the coldest winter days. Works very fast and uses one of the basic stitches – moss (seed) stitch. Perfect project to learn how to knit!

The instructions are given for sizes child and adult. You will need 3-4 skeins of chunky yarn and 9 mm (metric size) knitting needles. The pattern for the scarf you can find here.

Chunky Loop Scarf

Cozy infinity scarf for toddlers, children, or adults. The pattern works very fast and uses one of the basic stitches – garter stitch. The scarf is knitted flat and then assembled in a long loop.

You will need 3-4 skeins of yarn and 9 mm (metric size) knitting needles. This project also is ideal for learning how to knit.

Chunky Crochet Scarf with Fringes

Simple but very warm and trendy chunky crochet scarf. It is ideal for beginners as you will need to know just the basic stitches. The pattern works very fast and has a lot of “room” for personalization.

You can make it in different yarn colors, and add poms or fringes. Speaking about fringes, you can make what I call “make a wish” fringe to add a bit of drama to this simple design. More about this type of fringe you can read here.

Chunky Knit Shawl Charlotte

With this pattern, you can make a beautiful warm shawl for a girl of 6-12 years old or a cozy triangle scarf for an adult. The shawl works from top to down. You will need 9mm (metric size) knitting needles and a chunky-weight yarn. The garter stitch used for this design is simple, timeless, and classy.

I hope these ideas were helpful and you found inspiration for your last-minute gifts. But the important is to remember that Christmas is not about the gifts. It is about showing love and care to the most important people in your life. And there are so many ways to do it!

Happy making and happy gifting 😉


Handmade Gift Ideas for Friends and Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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