So you spent way too much time baking (and eating) Christmas cookies and not nearly enough time knitting all those gifts you intended to make. Oops! Not to worry. Craftsy is here to rescue you with these last-minute knitted gifts that can be worked up in no time — or at least by the time that next batch of cookies is ready.
Get your Christmas gift list ready and match the recipients to one of these last-minute knitted gift patterns!
Photo via Craftsy instructor Sarah Wilson
Aviatrix clutch or tech case
Last-minute knitting experts know that bulky yarn is the way to go when you want to knit quickly. That’s the strategy behind this accessory that can be touted as a clutch or a tech case. The cable gives it the visual interest it deserves, while the garter stitch helps you work your way to the cable quickly and easily.
Photo via Craftsy member Pam Powers Knits
Brooklyn boot liners and gloves
Why not start with the mitts and then see if you have time to knit the boot liners, too? You can coordinate these and give them to the same person, or make the mitts for your mom and the boot liners for your sister. Either way, both of these knitting patterns are sure to make the recipient squeal with excitement.
Photo via Craftsy instructor Laura Nelkin
Sure, jewelry is one of those go-to gifts that you could buy just about anyone, but knitting the jewelry yourself makes it extra special. Think about colors the recipient wears a lot and knit up a few pieces that complement those colors. You’ll need a few jewelry supplies to make these sparkly accessories, but you can pull the yarn right out of your stash.
Photo via Craftsy member XandY
This lampshade is the perfect gift for someone who just moved into a new house or apartment. Featuring little bobbles of texture (the pattern is named Lumpshade for a reason!) this pattern comes with instructions for building your own lampshade. Obviously, us last-minute knitters don’t have time for that, so you can also grab a store-bought lampshade and slip the knitted cover right over it. There’s even a matching pillow pattern included, in case you want to gift that for the recipient’s next birthday.
Photo via Craftsy member Sarahmontie
Designer Sarahmontie designed this cuff for her daughter and quickly realized how addictive the pattern could be. Beginner knitters, beware: This project may be small, but it involves a lot of technique work. If you’re knitting a last-minute gift, this particular cuff is going to be a bit more of a challenge.