If you plan to gift handmade to your loved ones this year, these 5 easy and fast projects will make your work easy as a breeze! Each of them will be perfect for anyone on your list, does not take much time to make, require basic stitches and techniques knowledge, and have a timeless design that everyone will love.
The Fastest Cowl Ever
This statement oversize snood is probably the fastest project you’ll ever do- 4 rows and you are done! It has one size that fits all from child to adult. You will need a 20 mm (metric size) crochet hook and a ball of super chunky yarn. I used to make the cowl on the photos above The Wool yarn of We Are Knitters.
Chunky Capelet or Cowl
This simple and dainty chunky knit will make a capelet for the girls and a cowl for adults. This pattern also works fast using a basic stockinette stitch. You will need the same super chunky yarn as for the previous project. I used “The Wool” yarn and 20 mm (metric size) circular knitting needles.
Very versatile loop /infinity scarf design that will add drama to any outwear and will help to stay warm on the coldest winter days. Works very fast and uses one of the most “timeless” stitches – garter stitch. The pattern has instructions for 3 sizes (toddler, child, and adult) which makes it a perfect idea for family gifts. You will need 2-3 skeins of bulky yarn and 9 mm (metric size) knitting needles. For the scarves in the photos above, I used the Petite Wool of We Are Knitters and Andes of Drops Design ®. You can also use for this project Piuma merino wool of DHG.
Unisex Moss Stitch Wrap Scarf
Another timeless classic – a unisex scarf in moss (seed) stitch. Very versatile design that will add some drama to any outwear. Its generous width and length will help you to stay warm on the coldest winter days. Works very fast and will be a perfect project to learn how to knit!
You will need 9 mm (metric size) knitting needles and bulky weight yarn. I used for the project in the photos above Andes of Drops Design ®.
• Child size – 8.7×59.1 in (22×150 cm)
• Adult size – 9.8×78.7 in (25×200 cm)
Chunky Crochet Scarf
Beautiful simplicity – chunky crochet scarf. Perfect project for beginners or for someone who would like to learn how to crochet. You will need bulky weight yarn and a 12 mm (metric size) crochet hook. This scarf also has generous width and length. Instructions are provided for two sizes:
• Child size – 8.3 x 59.1 in (21×150 cm)
• Adult size – 10.2 x 78.7 in (26×200 cm)
Add some drama to this design with fringes – the pattern includes a link to the video tutorial showing how to add fringes to your garments.
I hope my ideas will inspire you to gift warmth and coziness to your favorite people this Christmas. Because in spite of the commercial take on this holiday, many of us seek the magic and love this holiday is really about. Handmade gifts bring in the warmth of your hands and hearts to your presents and what can be more precious than that?! Don’t you agree?