Hey, it's okay - last-minute gift giving situations happen! You get an unexpected gift and now need to give one in return, a surprise secret Santa party, anything can happen!
My go-to strategies for quick gift makes are: use big yarn, make small projects, and/or crochet! The key to making last-minute gifts is that they can't look slapdash or rushed so I like to keep it simple, design-wise. Simple patterns that can be put down and picked back up again are great because I can work on them throughout the day.
I also like to combine gift knits with a store-bought gift. For example, combining a crocheted washcloth with some handmade soap I bought at a craft fair, or a bottle cozy with a 6-pack from a local brewery. Handmade items are a great way to augment basic gifts!
To the recommendations!
Big Yarn Patterns for Gift Knitting
These bulky and super bulky knitting patterns for gifts are quick showstoppers for your loved ones.
Pretty Brioche Thing by Justyna Lorkowska, The Vermonter Hat by Abi Gregorio, and Frost at Midnight by Helen Stewart.
Small Projects for Gift Knitting
Small projects that work up quickly even at small gauge!
Classic Bottle Cozy by Knitty Natty Designs, Leafy Washcloth by Megan Goodacre, and Drejø by Fiber Tales.
Crochet Patterns for Gift Knitting
Crochet works up so quickly, these crochet gifts will work up in no time at all!
Diamonds and Pearls Hat by Viktoria Gogolak, Spread the Dishcloth Joy by Catherine Richardson, and Ana Fingerless Gloves by Crochet It Creations.
Don't forget to stop by the Colorful Eclectic Holiday Making 2018 Pinterest board for even more handmade gift ideas!
What are your favorite strategies for quick gift knits? Let us know in the comments below!