7 Free One Skein Chunky Knitting Patterns That Knit up Fast. Great For Gifts and Beginners!


Sorry it's been so long since I've posted!  I've been busy working on turning my attic into my craft studio/ office(more to come on that in the Summer we are in the planning stages right now),  and working on creating things for my Etsy shop Ornute.  So I've basically been sewing and knitting up a storm lately.


I have decided not to make any Christmas gifts this year even though I've had some great ideas for my niece and nephew (all involved sewing and making a pattern), because it's far to late to start any big projects.  Instead I will start them in the fall next year.  I have a tendency to underestimate how long gifts will take and then I'm stressed at the last minute.  My goal is a stress free holiday season!  This got me thinking that if I wanted to knit a gift for someone as long as it was one skein pretty basic and used large needles it really wouldn't be too late to make a gift for someone.  One skein chunky knit patterns are perfect, because they knit up fast since they use large needles.   So instead of hitting up the mall, get comfy on the couch with a good long movie, your knitting needles, and some yarn and make a gift for you or a loved one.

Of course I had to share with you some of my favorite easy quick knit patterns I've found online. Most of these patterns are pretty basic so they are great for beginners and for mindless knitting (knitting while talking or watching TV) as I like to call it.   Hope you enjoy these patterns and have a stress free Holidays!

Oh You Crafty Gal's One Skein Seed Cowl

Check out my easy free knitting pattern for this warm seed stich cowl 

This was my very first knitting project and the first pattern I ever made, so you know it's easy and great for a beginner.  I still wear this all the time!  I keep it folded on a shelf cause it loses it's shape if I hang it on the hooks by my entry way.  This keeps me warm here in MN, this knit seed stitch cowl fits perfect under coats and is big enough to cover your mouth (which is really important in cold weather like we get here in MN!) I used One skein of Patons Classic Wool Roving, (120 yards in dark grey) and size 13 needles. You could sub a chunky yarn (make sure you have 120 yards or more) and go up to a size 15 needle and this pattern would be a little wider and longer.  Check out my free knitting pattern here!

Dropped Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio
Free Knitting Pattern: Dropped Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio
This free knitting pattern by Abi Gregorio of Spiderwomen Knits knits up fast since it's a dropped stitch.  Just grab some super bulky yarn ((5-6 wpi) 110 yards (101 m) and size 15 needles circular needles. 

Chunky Fingerless Gloves by Gina Michele
Free pattern from Gina Michele: Chunky finger less gloves
I love these arm warmers by Gina Michele to make for gifts or for yourself.  This Free Knit Pattern is stitched in garter and do not require any shaping for the thumb hole so they are great for beginners.  They also only use one skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (or you could use any chunky weight 6 yarn), and size 13 needles and are worked flat then seamed leaving a hole for the thumb.    Gina has lot of other great quick knit beginner projects too so be sure to check out her other free knitting and crochet patterns many of them are one skein too.

Anthro-tastic Headband by Vera Sanon

Anthro-tastic Headband


Here is a pic Knitgene took of their creation of this pattern
Vera Sanon made this pattern for a headband/ear‐warmer that is modeled after one at Anthropology that retailed at almost $100, since of course she would rather make one herself.  And now so can you with her free pattern.  You can find this free pattern on Ravelry and check out how this pattern has worked for others with pics and notes. 

Size: 4.5”/11.5 cm wide and 17 (19, 21)”/43 (48.5, 53.5) cm long, to fit 18 (20, 22)”/46 (51, 56) cm head circumference.

Materials:
Loops & Thread Cozy Wool (50% Wool/50% Acrylic) – 90 yds/80m per 4.5 oz/127g skein – Super Bulky Yarn 1 skein (the larges sizes uses approx. 52 yds/48 m)
1 set of US # 13 (9 mm) needles
Spare DPN or large cable needle or spare circular needle
Tapestry Needle

Brandy Melville Inspired Chunky Beanie
Brandy Melville Inspired Chunky Beanie by BitchinKnitting
Hats make a great gift cause you can never have to many!  Since this free knitting pattern from BitchinKnitting uses a seed stitch it creates a more unique textured fabric.  Uses some unique chunky yarn to make it even more unique!

Supplies used:
  • 1 skein Deborah Norville Serenity chunky tweed yarn (other bulky weight yarns will work just as well)
  • US 11 (8.0 mm) 16 inch circular needles
  • US 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs (4 or 5 DPNs depending on your preference)
  • Place marker (not necessary but very useful)
  • Tapestry needle

Megan E Sass Chunky Knit Beanie Hat

Megan E Sass Chunky Knit Beanie Hat
I think the simplicity and chunkiness (is that a word?) of this chunky beanie hat would look beautiful with an interesting yarn that's heathered, ombre, tweedy, or marled.  You could also use 2 different worsted yarns knitted together (marled) to create an interesting fabric.  This should knit up fast since it uses size 13 needles!  Check out Megan E Sass for this free easy quick knitting pattern.

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The Brioche Honeycomb Cowl by Knit LA

Free Knitting Pattern The Brioche Honeycomb Cowl by Knit LA

How cozy and sophisticated is this Brioche Honeycomb cowl by LA Knits?  Who wouldn't love this as a gift?  The brioche honeycomb stitch creates a beautiful texture and pattern.  This might be a little difficult for a beginner and is not what I would call mindless knitting, but it does have good instructions about how to create the brioche honeycomb stitch.  This free knitting pattern for the Brioche Honeycomb Cowl by Knit LA uses Blissa chunky yarn (130 yards) and size 17 needles and is worked flat.  Knit LA has other great free patterns using chunky yarn you should also check out.


Now that you've made your gift check out our post Best of Free Printable Tags/ Labels For Handmade Gifts  and check out our free knitting patterns!

For more free printable labels for handmade goods and tutorials on how to make fabric labels check out my Pinterest board DIY labels/Tags

For more free knitting patterns check out our pinterest board "Free Chunky Knitting Patterns" and one skein knitting and crochet patterns.


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