If you’re like us, you love to give handmade gifts for the holidays. Now that December is upon us, you may think it’s too late to finish any more handmade items in time for gift giving. But fear not! We’ve created a roundup of simple, fast, and FREE patterns that will help you reach the finish line with time to spare! We’ve got all the supplies you need, so bring your favorite pattern by the shop and we’ll make sure you’re ready for stress-free holiday knitting!

FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN

Aviatrix Baby Hat (left) and Saartje’s Bootees (right)

For those with children on your list, what could be cuter than a tiny cap or pair of booties? The Aviatrix Baby Hat by Justine Turner and Saartje’s Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn both require only small amounts of yarn and knit up in a jiffy. They’re both great unisex patterns, so customize a pair to match with your favorite little one’s nursery colors.

FOR SCARF-LOVERS

Lace Ribbon Scarf (left) and Drop Stitch Scarf (right)

Everyone loves a good scarf, and the Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery and Drop Stitch Scarf by Christine Vogel each have an open-work detail that’s sure to be a hit with whoever receives them. These design elements mean that these scarves are quick to make, and as fun to knit as they are to give.

GREAT FOR GUYS

Wurm (left) and Peekaboo Mitts (right)

If you’re looking for a unisex pattern, look no further than the Wurm by Katharina Nopp and Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio. Both of these patterns would look great in a tweedy wool for the guys on your list, but are versatile enough to make a great gifts for anyone.

Here’s to a stress-free holiday season filled with fiber and friends!

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