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Gifts for the Graduate: 17 Keepsakes, Mementos, & Other Easy Knitting Patterns

By: Julie DaMario, Editor for

With spring comes rebirth and renewal, transition, and change. The season is symbolic of new beginnings, but with every new beginning, there is an end. That’s right, it’s time for graduation. Students all over the world are celebrating their past accomplishments, but are also looking ahead to the future. It’s an emotional time mixed with conflicting feelings of excitement and sadness.

This spring, celebrate the graduate in your life with a few knitted gifts and fun knit accessories to commemorate their many achievements and encourage their bright futures. With 17 knit keepsakes, mementos, and other easy knitting patterns, there are more than enough ideas to get your needles clicking.

We love the idea of making knit accessories for college or spirited knit hat patterns to match their school colors. Even if you’re just trying to tidy up your yarn stash, there are plenty of small knitted gifts and trinkets to make for the accomplished graduate.


Gifts for the Graduate: 17 Keepsakes, Mementos, & Other Easy Knitting Patterns


Gifts for the Graduate: 17 Keepsakes, Mementos, & Other Easy Knitting Patterns

Knitted Gifts and Mementos
Knit Accessories for College

Spirited Knit Hat Patterns & More


Knitted Gifts and Mementos

Wise OwlAlthough the best gift a student can receive at graduation is his diploma, a sweet little knit gift or accessory is always appreciated. One of our favorite ideas is the adorable amigurumi pattern for the Wise Owl.  Fitting and timely, this small plush bird makes a great present-topper or small knit accessory to pair with a gift card or check.

Wise Owl

Little Love Token Knit Heart

Gift Card Sweaters

Tiny Treasures Pouch








Knit Accessories for College

Mustache CozyExcited for your grad, but not sure what to get them? Knit accessories for college is a fun and easy way to show you care while also giving them something they’ll need. Whether she plans on going away to school or not, she’ll love toting around the Knit Laptop Sweater Pattern and Creative Key Cozy. These easy knitting patterns are a great way to get rid of excess yarn while giving her everyday items a cute, personal touch.

Two Hour Card Cozy

Knit Laptop Sweater Pattern

Creative Key Cozy

Golden Bow Glam Bag

Knitted iPhone Cozy

Mustache Coffee Cozy






Spirited Knit Hat Patterns & More

Striped Wolverine MittensGet her excited for her future team by knitting up a few of these spirited accessories! We love the idea of making a knit hat or pair of knit mittens in the colors of her past or future school. She’ll fit right in at the stadium donning the Hadley Striped Hat or the Striped Wolverine Mittens.

Hadley Striped Hat

School Spirit Headband

Striped Wolverine Mittens

Rosette Book Bag

Granny Square Afghan

Game Day Slipper Socks

Bold Striped Scarf





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Most graduates want and need money especially if they are heading off to college soon and will be away from home. There are a few cute ideas in this posting but they should be an add on gift to accompany a gift card or cash, in my opinion.


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