The handmade gifting season has begun! Each week in the run-up to Christmas, make with us as we guide you through 12 handpicked gift ideas. Every week, you can download our favorite FREE pattern and create wonderful handmade gifts to delight your friends and family. If you're not crafting for Christmas, these gift ideas make perfect presents for birthdays, celebrations, or just because! Check back every week for your free gift idea!
Week One: FREE Cozy Slipper Socks
A pair of cashmerino chunky slippers makes a beautiful gift for someone you love. Knitted flat, in easy garter stitch, these slippers work up in a wink. Garter stitch keeps all that gorgeous warmth in, with a deep ribbed cuff to fold over at the ankle. When they're such a speedy knit, you'll want to make several pairs to gift this winter!
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Week Two: FREE Colour Your World Embroidery!
There's nothing sweeter than a hand-stitched gift. This bumper pattern pack, designed by Thread Honey for Paintbox Crafts will have you personalising cute gifts in no time. Stitch them on to a t-shirt, or set of linen napkins. Or if you want to go the extra mile why not sew a simple tote bag or pencil case for the ultimate handmade gift. If you're just learning how to embroider, you can watch our simple video Top 10 embroidery stitches.
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Week Three: FREE Snugly Fall Afghan
This week's gift idea is the Paintbox Snugly Fall Afghan! This classic granny square blanket in cozy campfire colors is crocheted in squares that are joined using single crochet stitches. It's the perfect blanket for snugling up on the couch or taking with you on campfire adventures under the stars. Whoever the lucky recipient, one thing's for sure, it's a blanket that will be treasured year after year. And if you need a little helping hand with the stitches, just follow along with Merion's Guide to Crochet Stitches.