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|
Chunky Fingerless Gloves by Gina Michele
|Free pattern from Gina Michele: Chunky finger less gloves|
|Here is a pic Knitgene took of their creation of this pattern|
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.
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
Brandy Melville Inspired Chunky Beanie
|Brandy Melville Inspired Chunky Beanie by BitchinKnitting|
- 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
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.
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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