Deciding what to gift someone special can be really hard when you're on a budget. But gifting something meaningful doesn't have to break the bank, especially something handmade. We've rounded up our favorite projects for all occasions you can make for $10 or less! Whether you're a crocheter, have your knitting needles ready to go or excited to put your embroidery skills into practice, we've got the perfect DIY gift idea for you!

Top FREE patterns perfect for gifting

Keep your makes super budget friendly by choosing a free pattern and keep the amount of yarn you need to a minimum. These creative makes are great little gifts for loved ones that won’t break your bank. You’ll only need one to two skeins of yarn for these fun patterns, or better use up your yarn ends - these are great stash-busting projects! We love these wash cloths and scrubbies as the perfect gift for eco-friendly friends they’re bound to use again and again!

  • Morning Glory Washcloths in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease - 81094AD

    Morning Glory Washcloths in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease - 81094AD

    Downloadable PDF

  • Facial Scrubbies

    Facial Scrubbies

    Downloadable PDF

  • Funky Chunky Headbands - Free Knitting Pattern For Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky

    Funky Chunky Headbands - Free Knitting Pattern For Women in Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky

    Downloadable PDF

  • "Zachary the Frog" - Free Crochet Pattern For Toys in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK - 011

    "Zachary the Frog" - Free Crochet Pattern For Toys in Paintbox Yarns Simply DK - 011

    Downloadable PDF

Stunning hair scrunchie

Super simple and stylish, this stunning scrunchie will go down a treat but be sweet to your savings! Repeat this pattern to make as many scrunchies as you can with one skein!

Check out our tutorial on how to sew your very own scrunchie - use fabulous new fabrics or use up scraps from your last project!

  • Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
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    Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

    100% Acrylic, 3.5oz

  • Knitter's Pride Zing Single Point Needles 35cm (14")

    Knitter's Pride Zing Single Point Needles 35cm (14")

    14" (35cm), Aluminum

Sweet dreams sleep mask

A good night's sleep - now that's the kind of gift we love! Create a sweet sleep mask for someone special with this free pattern. It's super simple and cute, and you won't lose any sleep over the price! Beauty sleep never looked so gorgeou-zzz.

  • Paintbox Yarns Baby DK
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    Paintbox Yarns Baby DK

    55% Nylon 45% Acrylic, 1.8oz

  • Pony Easy Grip Crochet Hook

    Pony Easy Grip Crochet Hook

    5.5" (14cm), Plastic

Macramé market bag

This one is for your fashionable friends! A trendy market macramé bag is a lovely present that doesn't cost the earth or your purse! Follow this free tutorial and you'll soon have a simple yet stylish gift! There are plenty of fun things to make with macramé, check out some of these macramé patterns and learn some essential macramé knots.

  • Lion Brand MAC-RE-ME
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    Lion Brand MAC-RE-ME

    100% Cotton, 7.1oz

  • Hemline Size 18 Tapestry Needles (6)

    Hemline Size 18 Tapestry Needles (6)

Water bottle and phone holder

We love hands free, it gives us more hands for hugs and making wonderful creations! Which is why these water bottle holders and phone holders are the perfect gift! Splashing out to pay for a pattern is totally worth it when you can use it as many times as you like. Everyone’s getting a handmade phone holder for their birthday, lucky them!

  • Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids
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    Lily Sugar 'n Cream Solids

    100% Cotton, 2.5oz

  • Pony Aluminum Crochet Hook

    Pony Aluminum Crochet Hook

    6" (15cm), Aluminum

You are capable of wonderful gifts!

Stitching up beautiful embroidery is a great gift idea for those sticking to a budget. We have plenty of free and fun embroidery patterns and colourful skeins rarely cost more than a $1! Embroidered hoops make cheerful gifts for home decor lovers. For an amazing eco conscious gift, embroider this uplifting pattern on a second hand item. This funky design will look fabulous on a white t-shirts, basic tote bags, denim jackets and more!

  • DMC 6 Strand Embroidery Floss

    DMC 6 Strand Embroidery Floss

    100% Cotton, 0.08oz

  • DMC 6 Strand Embroidery Floss

    DMC 6 Strand Embroidery Floss

    100% Cotton, 0.08oz

  • Elbesee 8 inch (20.32 cm) Wooden Embroidery Hoop
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    Elbesee 8 inch (20.32 cm) Wooden Embroidery Hoop

Wee knit cap baby hat

Looking for a thoughtful gift to welcome a new baby? Celebrate this soon-to-be stylish baby with this cute free pattern. Why not team up with your other crafty friends and family and make a whole knitted set for $10 each with these free baby knitting patterns. You’ll have a happy baby in no time!

  • Caron Simply Soft
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    Caron Simply Soft

    100% Acrylic, 6oz

  • Knitter's Pride Zing Single Point Needles 35cm (14")

    Knitter's Pride Zing Single Point Needles 35cm (14")

    14" (35cm), Aluminum

Sammy the snail toy

Create something special for a little one with a terrific toy pattern for under $10. There are plenty of DIY toy patterns and amigurumi patterns to choose from, we’ve selected our favorite we think the kids will cherish!

  • Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
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    Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

    100% Acrylic, 3.5oz

  • Pony Easy Grip Crochet Hook

    Pony Easy Grip Crochet Hook

    5.5" (14cm), Plastic

  • Paintbox Yarns Simply DK
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    Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

    100% Acrylic, 3.5oz

Grab a kit for under $10!

Create a quirky gift for $10 with these clever kits! With everything you need included, you can stick to your budget and make something unique. Use a embroidery kit for a colorful and creative present that will make priceless gifts for your friends and family, but aren’t too pricey for you! All these kits for under $10 feels like a stitch up, but we wouldn't lie to you!

  • Mill Hill Monarch Butterfly Fridge Magnet Cross Stitch Kit - 9cm x 4.5cm
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    Mill Hill Monarch Butterfly Fridge Magnet Cross Stitch Kit - 9cm x 4.5cm

  • DMC Patch Art Heart & Star Embroidery Kit
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    DMC Patch Art Heart & Star Embroidery Kit

  • Jack Dempsey Stamped Decorative Hand Towel Pair - Sunflowers - 17in x 28in
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    Jack Dempsey Stamped Decorative Hand Towel Pair - Sunflowers - 17in x 28in

  • Dimensions Live Happy Embroidery Hoop Kit - 15cm

    Dimensions Live Happy Embroidery Hoop Kit - 15cm

  • Design Works Cactus Punch Needle Kit - 9cm x 9cm

    Design Works Cactus Punch Needle Kit - 9cm x 9cm

Free tutorials for even more perfect presents!

  • Make a fantastic crochet flower crown

    Make a fantastic crochet flower crown

  • punch needle coasters

    Learn how to make a fruity punch needle coaster trio

  • 14 super fun finger knitting projects

    14 super fun finger knitting projects