Christmas knitting & crochet: start your gift list!

Martingale's Knit & Crochet Friday

"Double Stuff" mittens from Knitting Circles around Mittens and MoreBelieve it or not, the holidays are rapidly approaching. We’re excited to jump into the next two months with cozy mittens on our hands and hot cocoa in our bellies. Most of all, we’re looking forward to making our lists, checking them twice, and giving wonderful gifts to our friends and family. Isn’t that what makes it the most wonderful time of the year?

Whether you’re a holiday overachiever and have your gift list already drafted, or you’re a last-minute shopper who might not think about gifts for several more weeks, we’re here to help! Today we have a wonderful roundup of knitting gift ideas to help you check off that list or get one started. Looking for the perfect handmade gift to give your husband or mom, your niece or nephew, your new grandbaby, or your favorite pet? Here are some gifts to crochet or knit that they’ll be sure to love.

If you’re looking for a gift for the knitter in your life (or for the annual guild gift exchange), we have plenty of great reference books that knitters and crocheters will enjoy. And when you buy the book, you’ll get the eBook free (may we suggest that you give away the physical book and keep the eBook for yourself?). Happy Holidays to you!

So take a look, jot down some ideas, and let us help you start checking off that list.


For Women:

from Knitting by Nature from Terrific Toe-Up Socks from Dolce Handknits from Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks from Knitting Circles around Mittens and More

1. From Knitting by Nature by Sheryl Thies 2. From Terrific Toe-Up Socks by Janet Rehfeldt 3. From Dolce Handknits by Kim Dolce 4. From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson 5. From Knitting Circles around Mittens and More by Antje Gillingham

For Men:

from Casual, Elegant Knits from Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks from Knitting the Chill Away from Casual, Elegant Knits from Knitting the Chill Away

1. From Casual, Elegant Knits by Faina Goberstein and Dawn Leeseman 2. From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson 3. From Knitting the Chill Away 4. From Casual, Elegant Knits by Faina Goberstein and Dawn Leeseman 5. From Knitting the Chill Away

For Babies:

from Berets, Beanies, and Booties from Blankets, Hats, and Booties from Grammy's Favorite Knits for Baby from Cuddly Crochet from Sweet Baby Crochet

1. From Berets, Beanies, and Booties by Debby Ware 2. From Blankets, Hats, and Booties by Kristin Spurkland 3. From Grammy’s Favorite Knits for Baby by Doreen L. Marquart 4. From Cuddly Crochet by Stacey Trock 5. From Sweet Baby Crochet by Sandy Scoville and Denise Black

For Girls:

from Knitting Circles around Mittens and More from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters from Knitting the Chill Away from Amigurumi on the Go from Paintbox Knits

1. From Knitting Circles around Mittens and More by Antje Gillingham 2. From The Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger 3. From Knitting the Chill Away 4. From Amigurumi On the Go by Ana Paula Rímoli 5. From Paintbox Knits by Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland

For Boys:

from More Paintbox Knits from Cuddly Crochet from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters from Amigurumi on the Go from Paintbox Knits

1. From More Paintbox Knits by Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland 2. From Cuddly Crochet by Stacey Trock 3. From The Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger 4. From Amigurumi On the Go by Ana Paula Rímoli 5. From Paintbox Knits by Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland

For Pets:

from Dress Your Dog from Dress Your Dog from Kitty Knits from Dress Your Dog from Kitty Knits

1. From Dress Your Dog by Sys Fredens 2. From Dress Your Dog by Sys Fredens 3. From Kitty Knits by Donna Druchunas 4.  From Dress Your Dog by Sys Fredens 5. From Kitty Knits by Donna Druchunas

For Knitters and Crocheters:

The New Knitter's Template Cast On, Bind Off The Sock Knitter's Handbook The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques A to Z of Crochet

Check out these popular knitting and crochet reference books for more ideas:

Knitting reference | Crochet reference

Next Friday, our Editor in Chief, Mary Green, will share ideas on knitting and crocheting for charity. It’s a wonderful time of year to donate handmade items, and Mary will give you tips and ideas for doing just that! We hope you’ll join us—don’t forget to register so you can get Stitch This! updates directly via email.


Now that we’ve taken care of everyone on your list, we want to know: what are you wishing for? A book? A handmade sweater? Some delicious fiber and needles? Tell us in the comments!

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