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Give Thanks: 38 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Cold Weather Knits

By: Julie DaMario, Editor for

What do football, mashed potatoes, and big pants have in common? You guessed it; that lazy, food-filled autumn holiday we like to call Thanksgiving. There’s a lot to love about Thanksgiving, but our favorite part is the fact that easy knitting projects and Thanksgiving go hand in hand. Think about it: the game’s on and the food is simmering away on the stove, so there’s no better time to get in a few stitches while visiting with friends and family.

This Thanksgiving, cozy up on the couch with some easy fall crafts. Autumn is a great time to make knit shawl patterns, warm afghans and blankets, comfy knitted sweaters, knit scarves, and other cold weather knit accessories.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite patterns from our top designers and compiled a list of 38 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Cold Weather Knits in not just one, but four eBooks for your knitting pleasure. The easy fall crafts we selected are cozy knitting projects that are made to work on while visiting with family, watching TV, and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday.

Below you’ll find a list of our favorite easy Thanksgiving crafts and easy knitting projects that go along great with our favorite autumn holiday. We hope they’ll keep you busy while the turkey’s cooking!

38 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Cold Weather Knits

Give Thanks: 38 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Cold Weather Knits

7 Knit Shawl Patterns

16 Afghans and Blankets

8 Knit Scarves and Knit Accessories

7 Knitted Sweaters



7 Knit Shawl Patterns

Kate's Ruffled ShawlShawls are one of our favorite cold weather knits because they’re so versatile. They can be wrapped around your neck like a scarf or draped gently over your shoulders like a poncho or cape. They’re lacy, delicate, and a great way to add a touch of femininity to any outfit. They’re a great easy fall craft because they can be finished relatively quickly, perfect for a lazy Thanksgiving holiday watching the game. Check out this great list of our top knit shawl patterns from some of our favorite designers.


7 Cozy Free Shawl Patterns: Knitted Shawl Patterns Perfect for Fall Free eBook




16 Afghans and Blankets

Slip Stitch Samper AfghanSpeaking of football, there’s nothing better than wrapping yourself in a warm, chunky blanket while watching the game. Not only are afghans great to cuddle with, they’re wonderful Thanksgiving projects to work on while keeping track of the score because of their repeat pattern. Mindless yet satisfying, afghans are the perfect easy fall craft. We’ve compiled a list of 16 amazingly cozy afghans and blankets for you to choose from this Thanksgiving. 


The Most Popular Patterns for Afghans: 16 Knit & Crochet Afghan Patterns from Lion Brand Free eBook




8 Knit Scarves and Knit Accessories

Mens Combo Cable ScarfKnit your neck a little love and add a little funky flare to your Thanksgiving outfit with these beautiful knit scarf and knit accessory patterns from our favorite designers. Scarves and knit accessories are perfect, easy Thanksgiving crafts becuase they can usually be finished in one sitting.


Free Knitting Designs for Fall: 8 Knit Sweater Patterns, Scarves, Bags, and More Free eBook





7 Knitted Sweaters

Downton Abbey CardiganLast but not least, what would Thanksgiving be without a thick, wooly sweater? Your post-meal nap wouldn’t be half as enjoyable without a warm knitted sweater made with love, so choose from these 15 knitted sweater patterns for an easy fall craft.  


How to Knit a Sweater: 7 Free Sweater Patterns Free eBook










We hope you enjoy this list of 38 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts and Cold Weather Knits and have a peaceful, relaxing holiday full of knitting.




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