It’s week three of 12 weeks of roundups including free gift ideas for the handmade holidays! Today’s roundup is all about handmade gift ideas for the home, including pillows, blankets, baskets and organizers, trivets and kitchen decoration, ornaments, wall hangings, and more! I’ve searched the web to bring you 24 free crochet patterns, 9 free knitting patterns, 6 free sewing patterns, and 9 free craft tutorials (including no-sew fabric crafts, vinyl crafts, paint crafts, and more). I’ve also included links to several more roundups with over 115 more projects to choose from, so you’re sure to find your next handmade holiday project. Enjoy! 

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48 + Free Handmade Gift Ideas for the Home

Handmade projects for the home are great for gifting to holiday party hosts, neighbors, family, and friends. Some of these projects are also great for decorating your own home for festive holiday celebrations. This roundup includes projects in different sizes and skill levels, so you’re sure to find your next project.

48+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for the Home via Underground Crafter - project collage

24 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include great gifts and holiday decorations, including pillows, hotpads and trivets, scrubbies, dishcloths and washcloths, magnets, planters and baskets, coasters and placemats, ornaments, wall hangings, stockings, and more!

48+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for the Home via Underground Crafter - 24 free crochet patterns collage

Left column, from top to bottom: 

  • Modular Mitered Pillow by Stitches n Scraps: This pattern includes over 10 variations for combining 2 simple mitered squares for different looks.
  • Winter Opulence Round Hotpad by Kirsten Holloway Designs: This lovely hotpad makes a great host(ess) gift.
  • The Sun’s Out Dish Scrubby by A Crocheted Simplicity: This pretty and eco-friendly scrubby includes a hand loop.
  • Daisy Fridge Magnet by Oombawka Design: This pretty magnet would be a great gift paired with a child’s drawing or photograph.
  • Desert Rose Cone Shaped Hanging Planter by Made with a Twist: This project is perfect for air plants or faux succulents.
  • Toy Basket by Thoresby Cottage: This washable basket made from t-shirt yarn keeps a toddler’s room organized. It can also be used as a yarn basket!

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Friendship Washcloth by Two Brothers Blankets: This textured washcloth is a quick-to-make gift.
  • Sand Dollar Coaster by Hooked by Kati: These textured coasters make great gifts for beach lovers. Pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Spiral Trivet by Try It Like It Create It: This pattern includes a photo tutorial for this timeless trivet design.
  • Oval Baskets by Malloo: This pattern includes 2 sizes of stacking oval baskets.
  • Buffalo Plaid Placemat by Pattern Paradise: This pattern includes a deer head and a Christmas tree variation.
  • Snow Globe Ornaments by Repeat Crafter Me: The pattern for these adorable ornaments also includes a video tutorial.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Scandinavian Advent Calendar by Hands Occupied: This stranded colorwork project includes pockets for 24 days of little surprises.
  • Matilda Stocking by The Lavender Chair: This colorful holiday stocking would look great stuffed with gifts.
  • Merry Christmoose Coaster by Crochet Memories: This decorative coaster can also be used to embellish gift wrap.
  • Christmas Wall Hanging by Desert Blossom Crafts: This simple wall hanging would brighten up any room during the holidays.

Fourth column, from top to bottom:

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Any Holiday Textured Dishcloth by Nana’s Crafty Home: This reversible dishcloth can be made in different color combinations for celebrations of different holidays.
  • Bobble Scrubby by NeedleKlankers: This pattern includes a video tutorial.
  • Danny’s Velvety Dream Pillow by Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’: This plush pillow is a beginner-friendly pattern.
  • Gingham Pillow by ChristaCoDesign: This pattern includes a step-by-step photo tutorial.

9 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns include cozies, rugs, throws, pillows, and more!

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Left column, from top to bottom: 

  • Gingerbread Man by Knits by Sachi: This little knit project can be used as a decorative ornament or as part of bunting. 
  • Denim Cables Floor Pillow by Hooked for Life: This dramatic, multi-color floor pillow could also be knit in holiday colors.
  • Snowman Jar Cozy via FaveCrafts: This adorable project includes felt embellishments.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Unbiased by Stitches n Scraps: This diagonal knit pillow creates an interesting striping pattern when seamed.
  • Railway Geometric Rug via FaveCrafts: This knitting board project is reversible.
  • Rugged Camper Cooking Set via FaveCrafts: This set includes a mitt and a cast-iron pan handle cozy with instructions for felting to make a perfect gift for your favorite outdoors enthusiast.

Right column, from top to bottom:

6 Free Sewing Patterns

These patterns include pillows, baskets, and more! Shown clockwise from upper left corner.

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  • Cactus Pillow by Jennie Masterson: This cute and trendy throw pillow is made with fat quarters and includes a video tutorial.
  • Holiday Apron via FaveCrafts: This project includes tips for creating the apron with and without an embroidery machine.
  • Elastic Bowl Covers by Beginner Sewing Projects: This eco-friendly project includes step-by-step instructions for customizing the size.
  • Cat Neck Pillow by Cucicucicoo: This pattern includes child and adult sizes of a travel pillow with a carry strap.
  • DIY Fabric Basket by Heather Handmade: This large fabric basket can be used as a hamper or for bedroom storage.
  • Christmas Tree Stocking via FaveCrafts: This felt project makes a festive decoration.

9 Free Crafts Projects

These projects include no-sew fabric crafts, vinyl crafts, painting projects, and more!

48+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for the Home via Underground Crafter - 9 free crafts projects collage

Left column, from top to bottom:

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Fabric Home Decor by Life Sew Savory: This project shows you how to use machine-cut fabric letters, wood, and Mod Podge. Customize your version with your favorite holiday saying!
  • DIY Kitchen Trivet by Try It Like It Create It: This wrapped and stitched trivet is made with cotton yarn and clothesline.
  • Winter Tree Craft by Jessie At Home: This quick, decorative project would also be great to make with children!

Right column, from top to bottom: 

  • Vinyl Canister Decorations by How To Heat Press: This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to use vinyl and a cutting machine to customize a set of canisters for the kitchen.
  • Woven Paper Baskets by Cucicucicoo: This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make unique, woven baskets from upcycled cereal boxes.
  • Seasonal Framed Art by Life Sew Savory: Use printables and a frame to create a seasonal gift that the recipient can change throughout the year. 

Still looking for more handmade gift idea inspiration? Check out these roundups for over 115 more project ideas!

48+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for the Home
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