36+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter

Welcome to the second roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is gifts for women, and I’ve searched the web to find you 36 handmade gift ideas, including 17 free crochet patterns, 7 free knitting patterns, and 12 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to several more roundups with 165 more ideas!

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36 Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

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36+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Women via Underground Crafter

17 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include wearable and toteable accessories and garments for women in a range of sizes.

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Left column, from top to bottom:

  • THE Necklace by ACCROchet: This recipe-style pattern is easy to customize as a necklace or bracelet.
  • Divine Lotus Triangle Scarf by Sweet Potato Crochet Creations: This beautiful, lightweight cowl is made with a super fine (#1/sock/fingering) yarn.
  • Glencoe Tartan Poncho by Hopeful Honey: This beautiful poncho updates the classic tartan look.
  • Mysa Sweatshirt Sweater by One Dog Woof: This beginner-friendly garment pattern is available in 6 sizes from XS through 2X.

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Shades of Pink Infinity Scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home: This gently textured accessory is made with a self-patterning yarn that does all the colorwork for you!
  • Copenhagen Cowl by Fiber Flux: This delicate and feminine cowl pattern includes a video tutorial.
    Victoriana Shawl by Underground Crafter: This luxurious and lacy shawl is crocheted using two skeins of hand dyed yarn.
  • Sweet Honeycomb Super Wrap by Stitch in Progress: This beautiful and colorful shawl includes a video tutorial for the special stitch pattern.

Third column, from top to bottom:

  • Chic Plaid Wristlet by The Stitchin’ Mommy: This quick and trendy project is great for wearing to a casual night out.
  • Chimera Scarf by A Crocheted Simplicity: This textured triangle scarf uses a self-striping yarn to keep colorwork easy.
  • Neopolitan Scratch and Sniff by Jessie At Home: This striped poncho fits beautifully on a range of body types.
  • Journey Bag by City Farmhouse Studio: This beginner-friendly project uses a self-striping yarn to do all the colorwork.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Everly Headband Cowl by Made with a Twist: This convertible project can be worn as a headband or a cowl and has a beautiful floral embellishment.
  • Uptown Poncho by Crochet Dreamz: This knit-look, buttoned poncho includes a video tutorial for the special stitch pattern.
  • Francesca Boot Cuffs by The Lavender Chair: This quick-to-make accessory is perfect for a last-minute gift or to use to stock a handmade gift closet.
  • Winter Solstice Dress by Dora Does: This simple, ribbed dress is sized to fit a US size 4-6/UK size 8-10.
  • Cross-Back Cardigan by E’Claire Makery (not pictured): This unique cardigan works up quickly in bulky yarn and the pattern is available in 5 sizes from XS through XL.

7 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns includes quick and easy projects, complex projects, and lots of colorwork! Shown clockwise from top left corner.

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  • In Succession Earwarmer by EyeLoveKnots: Thiseasy earwarmer works up quickly in bulky yarn and is available in 4 sizes from toddler through adult large.
  • Gingham Sweater by Sewrella: This stranded colorwork sweater pattern is available in 7 sizes from XS through 3XL.
  • Starburst Lace Yoke Cardigan by ABC Knitting Patterns: This classic cardigan is available in 6 sizes from S through 3XL.
  • 3-D Cowl by Hooked for Life: This plush, textured cowl includes a video tutorial.
  • Introspection Shrug by Brome Fields: This simple, oversized knit pattern includes a video tutorial for attaching the sleeve.
  • The Ultimate Scarf by LeeLee Knits: This stylish, beginner-friendly scarf pattern uses bulky yarn to create plush coziness.
  • The Willow by Handy Little Me: This two-color beanie works up quickly using super bulky yarn.

12 Free Sewing Patterns

These patterns include bags, scarves, headbands, spa gifts, and more!

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Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Best Oven Mitts by Sew What Alicia: This pattern includes both PDF files and SVG cut files if you want to cut your fabric on a cutting machine.
  • Striped Leather Bag by Sisters, What!: This pattern includes step-by-step tutorial pictures.
  • Weighted Flaxseed Eye Pillow with Case by Underground Crafter: This easy peasy sewing pattern makes the perfect gift for the woman who needs some relaxation and self-care time!
  • Easy Knotted Headband by Mary Martha Mama via AllFreeSewing: This quick gift makes a great accessory to keep hair out of the face in winter winds.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Origami Bag by Sew Different: This crossbody bag has a paper crafts look.
  • Vintage DIY Belt by I Heart Naptime via AllFreeSewing: This pattern includes instructions for sewing your own decorative bow to attach to a pre-made or handmade belt.
  • Reversible Sleep Mask by Try It Like It Create It: This project is the perfect gift for anyone who needs to catch a few extra zzzzzs.
  • Simple, Cozy DIY Blanket Scarf by Create Enjoy via AllFreeSewing: This easy peasy scarf can be made with plaid fabric like in the sample or in other prints for different looks.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • DIY Tea Towel Apron by Heather Handmade: Make a cute and quick apron gift using tea towels! This pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Cozy iPhone Scarf by Sewing Rabbit via AllFreeSewing: This scarf includes a hidden pocket for a smartphone.
  • Double Zipper Pouch by Always Expect Moore: This little clutch is perfect for a short trip out of the house and includes a tutorial for inserting the zipper.
  • Faux Leather Glasses Case via AllFreeSewing: This faux leather case uses cotton fabric to add a bright pop of color to this case.
Still need more inspiration for the perfect gift idea for a woman on your handmade holiday gift list? Try these other roundups for 165 more gift ideas ideas!
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