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25 Knit Housewarming Gifts

By: Megan Noone, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
Knit Housewarming Gifts

Make a new house feel like home!

It's the middle of summer now, which means it's also the height of the moving season. Chances are you know of at least one person who's planning on changing addresses in the next few weeks and there's nothing that movers appreciate more (besides an extra pair of hands) than a thoughtful knit housewarming gift!

No, your delightful knit housewarming gift does not have to be a scarf. There are plenty of cool and useful household things you can whip up with your straight needles. Things often get buried deep in the moving boxes or thrown out to save space, which leaves you ample opportunity to knit something to fill those needs. Your friend might be planning on redecorating their new living room and would be tickled pink with an afghan and pillow set that matched the paint swatches. Your son might have the awful habit of using his washcloth to clean the dishes he'd really appreciate that knit scrubby dishcloth. Perhaps the tile floor of the new bathroom is ice cold and slippery a few knit bathmats wouldn't go unappreciated!

You can also find some cool inspirations from these other knit pattern lists: 15 Beautiful Knit Pillow Patterns for Your Home and Dorm Decorating Ideas.

What kinds of knit decor do you have in your home? 

Kitchen and Dining Knits

Kitchen patterns are the way to go if you're short on time to knit up these gifts. Not only that but they're some of the more useful patterns on this list! You'd be surprised how effective a knit scrubby can be, or how much a matching kitchen towel set can make the plainest and dingiest of apartment kitchens look classy and nice. Even something as small as a coffee cozy can go a long way to making four walls and a roof feel like a home. 

Bathroom Knits

It's easier than you think to apply your knitting skills to bathroom decor. All you have to do is replace some wool yarn with cotton, and you get some absorbent and machine-washable bath knits. You're not limited to soft towels either! You can encourage someone to go eco with reusable face scrubs that'll exfoliate and clean as well as those disposable wipes and cotton pads! Or you could really show someone you care by knitting up an entire spa kit

Living Room Knits

The Living room is where you can break out your coziest knitting patterns. Nothing says "I care about you" quite like a chunky knit throw after all! Looking for some smaller projects? No problem, there are plenty of pillow patterns and rug patterns that can be made to match any paint swatch or aesthetic. We also have a pattern for a super easy knit pouf, which can be used as a chair, footrest, or even table. It's a versatile piece of furniture that you can get some serious mileage out of. Make your friend's new space really feel like a place to settle down and relax in with these patterns! 

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