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21 DIY Christmas Gifts: A Knit Gift Guide

By: Katherine Filippo, Editor for

Warm Winter Mitts

Instead of buying all your Christmas gifts this year, why not make them? DIY holiday gifts are a unique way to show people how much you care about them. This collection of 19 DIY Christmas Gifts: A Knit Gift Guide has a present idea for everyone on your list. With plenty of knitting patterns for Christmas gifts you don't need to step foot in a mall this Christmas season. DIY Christmas gifts are easy to customize and much more personal than a generic gift card. 

We have collected 19 of our favorite DIY Christmas gift ideas for women, men, children and even your pets! If you need a gift for a woman there are plenty of options. Make cozy knit mittens or slippers to keep her warm this winter. For him, there's a warm winter scarf or accessories for his car and golf clubs. Knit animals, hats and a hoodie make wonderful DIY Christmas gifts for children. A homemade toy is something they'll treasure for years. Don't forget your four-legged friends this Christmas. Knit up some gifts that your cat or dog will love playing with or using. Use your knitting skills and these free knitting patterns to make some of these thoughtful DIY Christmas gifts.

19 DIY Christmas Gifts: A Knit Gift Guide Table of Contents

Christmas Gifts for Her
DIY Gift Ideas for Men
DIY Gifts For Kids
Baby Gift Ideas for Christmas
Knitting for Cats and Dogs

Braided Cable ToteMen's Combo Cable ScarfI Heart You Sweater, Hat and Mitten SetFelted Knit Dog Toy

Christmas Gifts for Her

If you are looking for the perfect gift for her, look no further than these stylish DIY Christmas gifts. She'll love curling up next to the fireplace with her cozy new knit slippers. Or check out these chic accessories for winter like the Winter Flame Scarf and Warm Winter Mittens.

Easy Holiday Knit Slippers
Winter Flame Scarf
Victorian Lace Headband
Warm Winter Mittens
Braided Cable Tote

DIY Gift Ideas for Men

Buying presents for men can be an almost impossible task so instead of spending hours shopping, try making one of these DIY Christmas gifts instead. He'll love wearing a comfy scarf, sweater or gloves made by you this winter. A steering wheel cover is a thoughtful gift for the car lover. If golf is more his style then these knit golf club covers are perfect.

Men's Combo Cable Scarf
Steering Wheel Cover
Fair Isle Gloves
Cable Knit Sweater
Knit Golf Club Covers

DIY Gifts For Kids

DIY Christmas gifts for kids are fun to make and receive. Here are some great knit gift ideas for babies, toddlers and kids. Make an adorable clothing gift set or a silly holiday baby hat. Cuddly toys are always a big hit with kids! Dino the Dinosaur and this Toy Monkey are super cute DIY Christmas gifts.

I Heart You Sweater, Hat and Mitten Set
Toy Monkey
Dino the Dinosaur
Toddler Raglan Hoodie
Jingle Bells Baby Hat


Baby Gift Ideas for Christmas

Don't forget little ones on the holidays.  Thankfully, babies are pretty easy to get gifts for, because there are already so many cute baby knitting patterns available for free.  To help get you started, I've pulled together a few of my favorite patterns for babies.  From mittens to sweaters, you'll find just the right gift for this holiday season.

Basic Un-Baby Blanket
Blooming Pacifier Clip
Easy Baby Cardigan

Knitting for Cats and Dogs

Make sure you show your animal friends some love this Christmas. These easy knitting projects are great gifts for dogs or cats. You can make your cat a couple of toys for hours of enjoyment or a sweater to keep her warm this winter. Your dog will love this comfy Bark-a-Lounger bed and have fun chasing this easy to make knit dog toy.

Cat Hoodie
Tube Cat Toy
Felted Knit Dog Toy


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