As much as I enjoy sewing, I find knitting to be far more convenient. I can pull out my needles anytime I have a few spare minutes and with knitting I don’t have to worry about taking over my dining room table every time I want to make something. Here are a few knitting projects I’ve pulled together for some Christmas gifting inspiration. Many of these are perfect for beginners and can be completed in an afternoon….and they’re free (except for the bowling pattern which is sitting pretty close to free at $1 for the pattern)!

Happy Knitting!

Toys and Dolls to Knit

Bear ornaments
Snowman

Robot

Hacky sack

Striped stockinette snake
Ice cream cones

Toy boats
Aisling the Elf
Monster softies
Bowling set
Owlie soap sack
Baby gnomes
Frog bath puppet
Rocketship
Dinosaur Softie
Crayon Caddy
Maggie Bean and Friends (22″ doll) from Petite Purls
Monster softies

Wearables to Knit

Little Stay On Slippers
Kindergarten Kit: hat, neck-warmer, mittens
Fox mittens
Fish Hats from Knitty
Chapstick necklace
Yo Gabba Gabba mittens
Snowman Snowball Toddler Scarf

I made some hacky sacks a few days ago and plan on making some baby gnomes for stocking stuffers!  And, if I can swing it, I’d love to make the little bear ornaments and add the kids’ names onto them.

P.S. Some of the patterns require you to open a free account in order to access them…just giving you a head’s up!

 

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  • Gina December 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm edit

    Those cute projects make me wish that I knew how to knit!

  • Maureen December 14, 2012 at 6:54 am edit

    I cannot believe how cute these patterns are, thank you so much. I will certainly be knitting a few of these for next xmas….. I am so bogged down this year.
    I did click on a few of the links in the toy section and they showed up as a different pattern to the title… the robot showed up 2/3 times and another was duplicated a couple of times too. Maybe it was my pc playing up. Will have to check up on them another time. Regards Maureen

    • chrissy December 14, 2012 at 7:29 am edit

      Maureen, thank you so much for letting me know about the links. I’m not sure how that happened, but they’re all fixed now!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have another chance to come by and take a look…take care!

      Chrissy

      • Maureen December 14, 2012 at 10:35 am edit

        Many thanks Chrissy for getting back to me so quickly and particularly for e-mailng me as you are right…I would not have looked here straightaway as I did think that my pc was playing up. All the links are ok now, and your fast response is much appreciated. Regards Maureen