60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorialsThis is the sixth post in my series of roundups for handmade gift ideas for the winter holiday season. Today’s roundup includes 60 handmade gift ideas for kids, including 15 free fabric tutorials, 30 free crochet patterns, 12 free knitting patterns, and 3 free crafty tutorials. These project ideas include softies, lovies or cuddly blankets, doll clothes, games and developmental toys, wearable accessories, quiet playbooks, finger puppets, and more. You’re sure to find something fun and cute (or scary!) for a child or teen on your handmade holiday list.

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60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids

Roundup by Underground Crafter

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorials15 Fabric Tutorials

These fabric tutorials include thirteen sewing or quilting projects and two no-sew tutorials for softies and toys, blocks, wearable accessories, and more!

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorialsLeft column, from top to bottom:

  • Felt Pocket Kitty by Swoodson Says: This simple sewing pattern would make a great stocking stuffer or add-on gift.
  • Mix and Match Felt Monsters by It’s Always Autumn: This fun set of sewn felt monsters includes a printable PDF with monster shapes and facial expressions to cut out.
  • Felt Sheep by Swoodson Says: This simple sewing pattern makes a cute softe.
  • Mouthy Zippered Pillow by 30 Minute Crafts: This quick sewing project would be a great gift for older kids.
  • Turn Child’s Artwork into Plush Toy by Doodlecraft: This easy sewing project is a great way for customizing a gift for your favorite young artist.

Middle column, from top to bottom:

  • Cloth Doll by Crazy Little Projects: This adorable doll includes a printable pattern.
  • Fabric Flower Rings by Creations by Kara: This easy, no-sew project is a great way to use up fabric scraps while creating an affordable piece of jewelry.
  • Youth Infinity Scarves in 15 Minutes by The Crafting Chicks: This quick sewing project makes a great gift for 5-10 year old girls.
  • Felt Christmas Growth Chart by Life Sew Savory: This no-sew project is a great way to track the growth of children in your family every holiday season.
  • Hippo Hooded Towel by Crazy Little Projects: This tutorial shows you how to customize a store-bought towel into an animal-themed hooded towel.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Crinkle-Ear Bunny Softie Blanket by Always Expect Moore: This quilted bunny blanket pattern includes a helpful tutorial.
  • Fabric Baby Blocks by Sew What Alicia: This step-by-step tutorial guides you through sewing a set of baby blocks.
  • Handmade Kid’s Chess Set by It’s Always Autumn: This sewing project includes a portable chess/checkers set with it’s own carrying bag.
  • Nautical Whale Baby Quilt by Flamingo Toes: This cute little quilt uses 5” squares and includes a printable cut-out pattern for the whale.
  • Minky Baby Blanket Simplified by The Crafting Chicks: This easy peasy sewing tutorial shares a quick tip for making really fast, cuddly baby blankets.

30 Crochet Patterns

These thirty patterns include softies, blankets and loveys, pillows, finger puppets, toys, and quiet playbooks.

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorialsLeft column, from top to bottom:

  • Delicious Toaster Pastry by Divine Debris: This unisex pillow makes a great gift for teens and older kids.
  • Soft Flyers by Simply Collectible Crochet: These soft flyers can be used indoors and out like frisbees.
  • My Out in Space Playbook by Creative Crochet Workshop: This quiet playbook pattern is divided into five parts and makes a great gift for an astronaut-in-training.
  • Hacky Sacks by Whistle and Ivy: This quick project would make great stocking stuffers.

Middle column, from top to bottom:

  • Owlet Lovey by Jessie At Home: This jumbo granny square lovey includes an adorable owl stuffie.
  • Chihuahua Rag Doll by Posh Pooch Designs: This project includes both a written pattern and video tutorials.
  • Sleeping Kitty Lovey by Underground Crafter: This lovey is faster to make than a blanket and includes a kitty head for your favorite cat-loving child.
  • Monster Hug Lovey by Jessie At Home: This unisex lovey includes a smiling monster.

Right column, from top to bottom:

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Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Fairy Tale Playbook by Creative Crochet Workshop: This quiet playbook pattern is divided into six parts.
  • Fidget Sensory Toy by Crochet Kitten: This sock monkey-style project includes added texture so it can be used as a sensory toy.
  • Star Amish Puzzle Ball by Look At What I Made: This crochet version of the Amish puzzle ball makes a great developmental toy.
  • Plarko the Monster by FreshStitches for Knitting Fever: This monster amigurumi pattern includes plenty of tutorial photos.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • No-Sew Huggable Pal with Classic Beret and Windowpane Scarf by Underground Crafter: If you love amigurumi but hate sewing on parts, try this pattern which is made in one piece and includes a matching set of accessories.
  • Amigurumi Cactus by Hopeful Honey: This unisex project would make a great gift for older children and teens.
  • Zebra by Repeat Crafter Me: This adorable softie is based on a free knitting pattern.
  • Little Lamb by Olena Huffmire Designs: This amigurumi lamb includes a video tutorial.

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorialsClockwise, from top left corner:

  • Alfo the Monster by FreshStitches for Knitting Fever: This cute little monster would be a great gift for a brave little one on your handmade holiday list.
  • Barking Balloon by Raising Robertsons: This “balloon animal” dog pattern includes a video tutorial for twisting it into shape.
  • Patchwork Cat by Underground Crafter: This amigurumi cat can also be used as a child’s pillow. It can be made with planned colors or as a scrappy project.
  • Boxy Elephant by 5 Little Monsters for Fairfield World: The limbs and tail are joined to the body of this boxy amigurumi as it is crocheted.
  • Layla Bunny Amigurumi by B.Hooked: This adorable bunny includes floppy ears and limbs.
  • Crochet and Lace Dreamcatcher by Flamingo Toes: This vintage-style dreamcatcher would be a great gift for a teen.

12 Knitting Patterns

These patterns include dolls and other softies, doll clothes, and more.

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorialsLeft column, from top to bottom:

  • Things by Frankie Brown: This adorable knit softies are great stashbusters.
  • Alien Cutie by Creative Crochet Workshop: This beginner-friendly knitting project include a step-by-step photo tutorial.
  • Soft Letters by Frankie Brown: These soft knitting letters spell out Rainbow and Joy.
  • Amish Puzzle Ball by Look At What I Made: This knit version of the Amish puzzle ball includes helpful progress photos.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Tiny Topsy the Tooth Fairy by Flutterby Patch: This upside down/topsy turvy doll makes a fun two-in-one gift.
  • Russian Dolls by Frankie Brown: This knit version of the Matryoshka dolls could be gifted as a group or individually.
  • American Girl Doll Nordic Winter Hat by ABC Knitting Patterns: This tiny project is a great way to try out your colorwork skills.
  • Be My Bunny by Little Church Knits: These super quick bunny stuffies are great for using up leftover yarns.

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3 Other Crafts

These quick crafty projects are great for last-minute gifts.

60 Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids via Underground Crafter - includes free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and no-sew and crafty tutorialsTop to bottom:

  • Marbleized Jenga Blocks by Sisters, What!: This tutorial shows you how to marbelize a set of store-bought Jenga blocks.
  • DIY Bath Bombs with a Hidden Toy Inside by Hello Creative Family: This tutorial includes a video and would make a great gift for kids who try to avoid bath time.
  • Monster Buttons by Persia Lou: Make a set of these monster buttons as a gift, or include one as part of the gift wrap.

If you enjoyed this roundup, check out my free crochet pattern for Bette the Piglet, another great project for kids!

1 Comment

  1. October 31, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Marie, your fabric toy tutorials are just great….!!! thanks for sorting it out from other great blogs… that hippo hooded towel just blown me… waiting to see how my kiddo looks when i’m gonna wrap him with it… HAHAHA

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