Top Five Crafted Gifts to Keep the Ones You Love Warm this Winter

Grab your yarn and knitting needles or crochet hook! With winter quickly approaching these fab five knitted or crochet gifts are perfect for this holiday season. With numerous free patterns on the internet these gifts will make perfect staples for your friends’ and families’ winter wardrobes. Whether you are just learning or an advanced learner there is something here for you to keep the ones you love warm this winter.

Materials You Will Need: Worsted weight Yarn, Crochet Hook/Knitting Needles, Scissors, Stitch markers (Recommended), Pattern, Yarn Needle (depending on pattern) 

1. Scarves 

Difficulty: Beginner

This very simple gift is as easy as knitting or crocheting a long rectangle. With a little bit of time and patience your friends’ necks will no longer be cold. With no sewing and no seams, scarves are a perfect project for those just learning how to knit or crochet. 

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern Here

Free Scarf Kitting Patterns Here

2. Slouch Hats  

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Whether knitting or crocheting in the round, these slouch hats are comfortable, easy to create, and a good way to keep your head and ears warm during the winter season. Often one of the first things people learn outside of squares and rectangles, slouch hats are a quick and easy stocking stuffer.

Easy-to-Make Slouchy Beanie Here

How to Knit Slouchy Beanie Here

3. Headbands  

Difficulty: Beginner/Easy

Quite Similar to a topless hat, headbands are perfect to keep your ears warm without messing up your hair. Only taking a few hours to crochet or knit these headbands make the perfect last minute gift. Whether taking a break from studying, or binging your favorite Netflix show, head bands make the perfect project for the busy college student.

Free Headband Patterns Here

More Headbands Here

4. Mittens/Gloves 

Difficulty: Intermediate/Difficult

Keeps your hands warm with the perfect stocking stuffer. Though trickier to make, knitted gloves and mittens are a wonderful project, and your friends and family will be thankful come January. A wide variety of fingerless gloves patterns can be found for the tech savvy people in your life, making these a great gift for anyone on your holiday list.

Crochet Mitten Patterns Here

Knitting Patterns Here

5. Socks 

Difficulty: Intermediate/Difficult

Whether indoors or out, hand knitted or crochet socks are a great way to keep your toes warm from the cold winter air. Though a more difficult project, there is nothing like snuggling up with your loved ones or to good book, with a hot cup of hot chocolate and a pair of handmade fuzzy socks. Handmade socks, a great fit for winter boots, will keep your toes warm when you venture outside in the snow.

How to Crochet Socks and Slippers Here

Free Sock Knitting Patterns Here

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