What better thing to do while holed up on the couch or in bed? Knitting projects of course! These useful things to knit are wonderfully easy and don’t take any time at all to make. Not only will all 33 of these easy knitting projects keep you warm, they will give you bonus bear hugs too when gifted to friends and loved ones this holiday season! These fresh-from-the-oven knitting projects make the perfect companions this winter. Read on for some easy knitting projects to make as gifts, or even just for yourself!
33 Knitting Projects You Can Make This Winter
1. Warm Blanket
2. Bobble Sheep Pillow
Black and white pretty much complement any shade you pair them with. Be more comfortably snug in between these cleverly designed sheep pillows this winter. Knitting it with sheep’s wool makes your sheep-like pillows feel like the real thing!
3. Heart Warmers
The heart knitting patterns of this pair of fingerless mittens and leg warmers are quite easy to accomplish. They are perfect for your cute daughters who are into all the hearts and fuzzies. Winter is the time to get lovey-dovey like it’s Valentine’s day. 😉
4. DIY Knit Pumpkins
Keep your palms warm by squeezing these knitted squash cuties together, or simply make them into autumn decorations. Since winter comes right after fall, let these mini squash bring color and warmth into your home.
5. Mary Jane Slippers
This knitted pair of Mary Jane slippers looks so adorably comfortable. Protect your feet from the freezing floor during winter and try banning noisy shoes from clanking around the house. How about knitting a pair for everyone in the family? I made these last year so believe me when I say it will bring you the gift of peace and quiet. Best gift ever!
6. Butterfly Eyelet Hat
The wonderful world of winter lets you wear fancy knitted hats, too. You will surely impress the cute guy next door with your handmade butterfly eyelet hat.
7. Knitted Dress
Looking sexy and sophisticated doesn’t mean you need to show some skin. This is exactly what this knitted dress proves. The color is also timeless and neutral enough to be paired with hats, leggings, shoes or a purse of any color. Walk around looking all pretty and girly this winter without sacrificing comfort in the process.
8. Leg Warmers
Adorn your beautiful legs with these bolt leg warmers once winter comes. Chase away the cold and keep the warmth in with these easy-to-knit leg warmers. Download its knitting pattern free, here.
9. Cozy Slipper Boots
10. Eisen Cardigan
Do you have bright-colored summer dresses you want to wear this winter? Cover your bare shoulders with this awesome Eisen cardigan and it will help transition your summery clothes to winter. Knitting it is really as easy as 1-2-3.
11. Sideways Garter Vest
Set the trend for winter by knitting this sideways garter vest. You will surely gain some followers or probably even some business if you post this as your OOTD!
12. Bernat Tsu Shi
An oversized Bernat tsu shi is the perfect way to look chic and slim. Wear it to a cool party over a pair of black leggings with matching crochet earrings and you will be the envy of your girlfriends.
13. Grammy’s Hats and Mittens
Stay sunny this winter with these beauties. The ombre combination of colors is just amazing. Download the knitting pattern to these Grammy hats and mittens, here.
14. Bubblegum Cowl
This bubblegum cowl is so pinkylicious! Winter is a nice excuse to add another accessory to your get-up and play up your personal style. Plus, the knitting pattern of this bubblegum cowl is free and incredibly easy. Can’t wait to make one for me too!
15. Rambling Scarf
This is the kind of rambling my husband’s going to love this chilly season. Get the rambling scarf knitting pattern free here.
16. Cup Wrap-Around Cozy
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Keep your coffee and cocoa drinks hot and fresh despite the cold weather by knitting this cup wrap-around. If you have a personal cup that is sized more than the usual one, then this buttoned wrap-around cozy is perfect for you to knit. I am using a crochet cup cozy for my cylindrical cup, I’ll probably try and knit this one too.
17. Very Easy Poncho
18. Cozy Ribbed Scarf
The ribbed design pattern of this cozy scarf is truly easy to accomplish. Knit it and wear it to a party perhaps? (That should totally be a thing!)
19. Sleeve Scarf Sweater Wrap
Sleeve Scarf Sweat wrap has so many possibilities as far as layering is concerned. It’s so versatile you can wear it with your long dress and a pair of tights, or go casual and simply wear jeans and a tee. What a special knitted piece that is surely for keeps!
20. Light Yet Warm Beatnik
This is a sweater fad that first became popular in the 1960’s, but still looks fashionable today. Use the kind of yarn indicated on the beatnik knitting pattern here to achieve a light finished product.
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21. Danforth Pullover
Knit this cool project from the bottom going up the round. It’s a bit tricky since you need to work on the front and the back separately, but don’t worry. The danforth pullover easy-to-learn knitting pattern will come to the rescue. The way I see it, this is the best way of getting warm without overdoing it.
22. Turtleneck Cape
This looks like a poncho and a turtleneck rolled into one. Keep your neck warm and your arms free by knitting a nice turtleneck cape. I suggest using Uptown Bulky yarn to make this turtleneck cape knitting pattern.
23. Knitted Floor Mat
One of the things I don’t love about winter is the cold floor that comes with it, so I had to do something. A knitted floor mat hits the sweet spot of keeping my feet happy and functioning as an ornament too. Go ahead and knit this for your bedroom or living room today.
24. Garter and Lace Cowl
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I am itching to knit this nice red cowl, TBH. Follow this garter and lace cowl knitting pattern to add a little drama to your outfits this cold season.
25. Wisteria Poncho
We have another stylized poncho in our midst and it’s called a Wisteria Poncho. Get its free knitting pattern here and enjoy crafting its lovely cables and bobbles.
26. Arm-Knit Mermaid Blanket
My daughter and I are absolute suckers for anything mermaid. 🙂 I mean it’s pretty, it’s fun, and it’s easy to knit! Make one for you and your daughter or make twinsies with your best friend to snuggle in at sleepovers.
27. Folk Coat Show
This one’s for the kids. Although my daughter is already too old for this, I just find this such a cutie patootie that I had to include this item. A birthday gift inspiration, this folk coat show knitting project will be the best present a little girl can have.
28. Knitted Drops Bunting Bag
29. Lazy Days Lounger Arm Knit Pillow
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Cold weather usually turns most of us into lazy daisies. If you already have a body pillow, how about knitting a cover made with soft and smooth yarn? A lazy days lounger arm knit pillow is the perfect place to enjoy a good book (and then dozing off eventually!)
30. Perfect Pouf
This perfect pouf lets you put your feet up and provides extra seating, too. It is actually the pattern on this knitting project that I love to look at and I bet it feels great to touch too. This perfect pouf is simply a knitting must-do.
31. Knitted Pillow
32. Hot Water Bottle Covers
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Raise the temperature this season and calm those nerves with a trusty hot water bottle. Dress it up with a knitted hot water bottle cover and you’re all set for anything cold the season will bring.
33. Rose Briar Bag
Heading out? This Rose Briar Bag is the perfect tote for storing all your essentials. Aside from being cute and oh-so-soft, it also goes along perfectly with any casual outfit!
To make a couple of boot cuffs, here is a video by Rainbow Warrior. Learn and enjoy!
The long-anticipated winter is almost at our doorsteps. You can feel it in the morning, it’s already getting more crisp than usual. So we better hurry and get our hands busy with these knitting projects. The crisp weather will give you a rush and the creativity will just flow promise! Go ahead and try these now!
What knitting projects are you trying first? Let me know in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on December 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.