Welcome to the first roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is gifts for babies, kids, and teens, and I’ve searched the web to find you 28 handmade gift ideas, including 12 free crochet patterns, 9 free knitting patterns, and 7 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to several more roundups with over 150 more ideas! Most of these patterns make great gifts year round, but I’ve also included some that are just for the winter holidays.
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28 Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens
Roundup by Underground Crafter
12 Free Crochet Patterns
These patterns include softies, garments, and accessories for babies through teens. Shown clockwise from top left corner.
- Spot Dog Pillow Pal, Theodore Bear Pillow Pal, and Wilbur Pig Pillow Pal by Underground Crafter: These three cuddly pillows are easy to crochet and stuffed with pillow forms.
- Quick and Easy Slipper Socks for Kids by EyeLoveKnots: This pattern is available in thirteen toddler and child sizes.
- Car Seat Poncho by Left in Knots: This cozy pattern makes a great gift for babies and toddlers.
- Candy Cane Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns: This adorable amigurumi candy cane has plenty of character.
- Reindeer Christmas Sweater by Wilmade: This sweater has a pocket for a smartphone and links to a free app for creating movable eyes that teens will love. (The pattern also includes instructions for crocheting the eyes.)
- Essential Baby Sweater by Moogly: This cozy cardigan makes a great gift for a newborn.
- Modern Classic Baby Bonnet by Kirsten Holloway Designs for Make and Do Crew: This classic bonnet is crocheted with sock yarn.
- Dinosaur Hat by Maria’s Blue Crayon: This makes a great gift for your favorite dinosaur-loving child.
- Snowmen Hat by Pattern Paradise: This pattern is available in four sizes from toddler through adult medium/large.
- Winter Snowflake Baby Sweater by Crochet for You (not pictured): This pattern includes a graph for the color work.
9 Free Knitting Patterns
These patterns include blankets, garments, accessories, and doll clothes for babies through teens.
Left column, from top to bottom:
- Celtic Cables Fingerless Gloves by Handy Little Me: This classic stitch pattern makes a great set of texting mitts for teens.
- Chunky Chevron Fast Baby Blanket by Jessie At Home: This baby blanket flies off the needles in a jumbo yarn.
- Cole Hat by Noowul: This textured beanie would be loved by most teens.
Center column, from top to bottom:
- Wave of Light Baby Cardigan by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days: This pattern includes links to matching baby bonnet and beanie hat patterns.
- Play Day Child’s Cardigan by City Farmhouse Studio: This pattern is available in six children’s sizes (4 through 14).
- Two Tennis Dresses for 18” Dolls by ABC Knitting Patterns: These dresses would be a great gift along with a new doll friend.
Right column, from top to bottom:
- Team Colors by Stitches n Scraps: Customize this scarf with a teen’s favorite team’s colors.
- Stocking Hat by Posh Patterns: This makes a great hat for baby’s first winter!
- Peace Hat by Two of Wands: This hat is embellished with the duplicate stitch and embroidery and makes a great gift for teens.
7 Free Sewing Patterns
These patterns include accessories, toys, and room decor for babies, children, and teams. Shown clockwise from top left corner:
- Roar! Flannel Pajama Bag by Hooked for Life: This reversible drawstring bag has pockets on both sides.
- Two-Color Zipper Pouch by 5 Little Monsters: This is a great way to wrap a favorite find as a gift for a little one.
- Quilted Pocket Organizer by Always Expect Moore: Make keeping a room tidy fun with this project. Use kid-friendly fabrics!
- Cute Monster Stuffed Animal by Crazy Little Projects: This not-scary monster pattern uses minky fabric for extra softness.
- 3 Headbands by Boo + Lu: This pattern includes Knotted, Bow, and Simple Headbands for babies.
- Trading Card Holder by Life Sew Savory: This project makes a great gift to display the cards of your favorite collector.
- Comfy Kids Futon Lounger by Morena’s Corner for Fairfield World: This lounger made with cushion foam can be adjusted into several positions.