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9 Small gifts to knit or crochet

With the holidays around the corner, you may want to knit or crochet a few small gifts to get done in time without too much stress. Chunky hats, little toys, and pretty gloves make up this list of cute and quick presents.


Little stuffed animals are a great gift for the tiny people in your life. If you're looking to knit or crochet something small and sweet, then these are the patterns for you!

Knitted bunny

The Easter Bunny pattern by Dot Pebbles is an intermediate knit that is well worth the effort. This gorgeous bunny is soft and sweet - perfect as a sleep time companion for the little ones in your life!

Crochet caterpillar

Crocheters rejoice at this colourful caterpillar pattern! An intermediate level project, Caitlin the Caterpillar is crocheted in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK meaning you can make it any colour of the Paintbox rainbow (52 shades to be exact) and it won't break the budget.

Mini knit bunny

Another little bunny to knit for little hands to hold. This sweet bunny pattern is by Amanda Keeys and is supremely adorable. Pick from the 146 shades from Cascade 220 Superwash to knit this bunny in all the colours you can get your hands on!


One of the great things about chunky yarns is how quickly you can finish a project. These two hats are no exception. Make these hats using super chunky yarns and they'll be ready to gift before you know it!

Knit beanie

The Rasta Fasta hat by Monika Anna is a gorgeous knit that is perfect to gift someone you love. This hat is made using the divine Malabrigo Rasta yarn which is a super chunky, 100% merino wool that is super soft and luxurious. Plus it comes in 55 shades, so you'll be able to knit this beginner hat in all of your favourite colours!

Crochet beret

Crochet something stylish to gift in a flash with the Rochelle Beret pattern. This super chunky crochet beret is for beginners and can be made using only one skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick.


Scarves are always a great gift. You never need to worry about sizing because they fit everyone, they're stylish, and super cosy.

Knit scarf

The Knit Your Love scarf by Martina Behm is a pretty and feminine option. The lacy hearts along the edge add flirty interest to the piece, and knitting this up in a bold colour means it will add some drama to a cold and dreary day.

Crochet shawl

The Bari Shawl is a lovely intermediate level crochet project. This shawl highlights the gorgeous MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino yarn it is made with - which you can buy in a handy 5 ball pack. The final result is a soft and beautifully coloured ombre shawl to give with love.


Accessories are perfect to gift, because everyone could do with a cosy pair of mitts or some snuggly socks. These small accessories pack a punch!

Knit handwarmers

Fair isle mitts are always a lovely accessory, and the extra layers of yarn add warmth. The Leighton House Handwarmers by Ella Austin are a beautiful choice. Since they’re fingerless, they’re a bit easier than full mittens or gloves, perfect for a knitter new to the technique. It also makes them a great gift option for someone who works in a cold office, but needs their fingers free to type.

Crochet socks

Socks aren’t usually something thought of as quick and easy, and indeed when they’re made in tiny fingering weight yarn they can be finicky and slow. Yet these crochet socks made in a thicker Aran/ Worsted weight yarn, which not only makes them warm and cosy, but means you’ll be able to finish them quick. This beginner pattern could be great for someone who has been wanting to take the plunge into sock making but has been a little scared to try it out.