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Craft Xmas Bows: 12 Knit Bows and Present Topper Ideas

By: Caitlin Eaton, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

This Christmas, take handmade to the next level and create unique hand knit embellishments for all of your gifts this year using these free Christmas knitting patterns.  Whether you decide to knit up a cute bag for your gifts or if you decide to craft xmas bows to throw on top of boxed gifts, your family and friends will always remember how beautiful your present looked under the tree.  Handmade touches also help your gift stand out from the rest.  I still remember the year my friend covered her gifts with handmade paper flowers; the design was simple yet striking.  

Get ready to make your own statement this holiday season by using some of the patterns in this Christmas collection.  You'll find knitting instructions for easy knit bows, simple gift bags and cute present toppers that help to make each gift as unique and special as the person receiving it.

Craft Xmas Bows: 12 Knit Bows and Present Topper Ideas

Craft Xmas Bows: 12 Knit Bows and Present Topper Ideas Table of Contents

Craft Xmas Bows and Ribbons
Make Festive Present Toppers
Create Hand Knit Bags for Gifts


Garter Stitch Mini Bows

Craft Xmas Bows and Ribbons

One of the easiest ways to add a handmade presence to your presents this year is to replace typical ribbons and store-bought bows, with thrifty knit ones crafted from your own hands.  Knitting bows for your presents is great for so many reasons: it shows you made an extra effort, it's a fantastic way to get through some of that ever-growing yarn stash, and best of all, the gift recipient can reuse the bows or even wear them as necklaces or hair pieces.  With all these reasons, and probably more, why wouldn't you craft xmas bows this year?

Garter Stitch Mini Bows (shown)
Leftovers Bow
Knit Christmas Lights


Make Festive Present Toppers

If you're not a fan of bows, step outside of the box and try topping your gifts with creative handmade designs.  This group of autumn-inspired patterns is easy to make and will look fabulous fastened to the top of all of your presents.  Your toppers don't have to be strictly Christmas-related, really anything knit and tiny will do.  Can you imagine how much you'd love receiving a gift with little acorns tied to the top of the box?  Not only does this give your present extra points for being cute, but toppers can also be reused for future embellishing or even as a centerpiece. 

Knit Maple Leaves
Tiny Acorn Patterns
Garter Stitch Oak Leaves
Holiday Mistletoe Decor
Tiny Knit Mitts
Knitted Christmas Bells

Create Hand Knit Bags for Gifts

Once you craft xmas bows for all of your gifts, why not go that little extra distance and knit up some handmade bags too.  Use up your stash, create a handmade bag and enjoy how easy it is to wrap your presents once you're done - just toss them into your bag and cinch the opening with a knit bow or ribbon.  

Margalo Gift Bags
Little Ornament Gift Bags
Holiday Knitting Bag



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Where's the link to the pattern? Getting page with no relationship to bows!

Hi ltsilverman 6086750, Thanks for letting us know! Unfortunately that pattern is no longer active on our site. We have replaced it with a similar knitted bow pattern. Thanks again, -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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