48+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

We’ve come to the end of the second week of our fourth annual Christmas in July Make Along, which means it must be time for a roundup! Today I’m sharing 48+ free handmade gift ideas for women. This roundup includes crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for garments and accessories and more, along with links to more than 52 more patterns and tutorials to inspire.

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48+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Women

This collection is here to inspire you to make a great gift for a special woman in your life. Today’s roundup includes 38+ free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for handmade gift ideas for women. Find your next project in this collection of garments, accessories, and more!

This pattern is part of the Christmas in July Make Along, with 31 days of free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns by 28 bloggers, along with your chance to win a prize from one of our favorite companies — Baby Lock, Best Vinyl Cutters by Jolene, DMC, Eucalan, Fox and Pine Stitches, GlassEyesOnline, Knitter’s Pride, Kraemer Yarns, Shaggy Baggy, We Like Sewing, and Woodside Quilting. Get all the Christmas in July Make Along details here and don’t forget to enter the giveaway by Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

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23 Crochet Patterns for Women

These 23 free crochet patterns for women include tank tops, cardigans, and pullover sweaters; hats; scarves and cowls; ponchos, shawls, and wraps; and a bag and a skirt.

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  • Layered Shells Scarf by Stitches n Scraps: This pattern is crocheted with two yarns held together and includes both written instructions and universal stitch symbols.
  • Seashells Tank Top by Yarn Craftee: This tank can be worn alone in warm weather or styled under a jacket in colder weather. The pattern is available in 7 sizes from XS through 3XL.
  • Mountain Trail Infinity Scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home: This textured infinity scarf is crocheted using a color-changing yarn cake.
  • Nashe Shawl by RV Designs: This triangular Tunisian crochet lace shawl can be adjusted to a larger or smaller size by following pattern instructions.
  • Wildflower Cardigan by Mama in a Stitch: This boxy, granny square cardigan pattern is available in 3 sizes from XS/S through XL/XXL.

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  • Leaf Me On by By Katerina: This lacy pattern can be worn as a top or a skirt and is available in 6 sizes from S through XXXL and in 8 languages.
  • Estelle Slouch Hat by Fiber Flux: This slouchy hat works up quickly in a bulky yarn and includes a video tutorial.
  • Catrin Hat by Oombawka Design Crochet: This simple, bottom-up hat has lovely texture and the pattern is available in 4 children’s and adult sizes.
  • Tulip Square Cardi by Wilmade: This granny square cardigan pattern is available in 9 sizes from XS through 5XL and includes a video tutorial.
  • Sunday Stroll Cowl by Of Knitting: This textured cowl uses surface crochet into adjacent chain spaces to add a slant in a second color. 

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  • Brambles Shawl by Underground Crafter Design Team: This stunning rectangular shawl is easier to make than it looks, combining a simple stitch pattern with a self-striping yarn to make the colorwork easy.
  • Stephanie Poncho by Divine Debris: This poncho is part of the Stephanie line of patterns and is available in 4 sizes from SM/MD through 4X/5X.
  • Iseo Scarf by ChristaCoDesign: This long, color-blocked scarf uses a unique construction to limits the number of yarn tails to be woven in. 
  • Hyacinth Wrap by Crafting Each Day: This lacy rectangular shawl is symmetrical and worked in one piece.

18 Knitting Patterns for Women

These 18 free knitting patterns for women include cowls and scarves; ponchos, shawls, and wraps; mitts/gloves; hats; a variety of tops; and a bag and a cozy.

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Easy Mosaic Cowl by Our Daily Craft: This simple pattern uses slip stitches with only one color used at a time to create a complex look.
  • Bristow Cowl by Banana Moon Studio: This easy pattern works up quickly in a super bulky yarn and matches the free Bristow Beanie pattern.
  • Beginner Coffee Cup Cozy by The Purple Poncho: This beginner-friendly pattern uses a reversible stitch pattern.
  • Easy Breezy Poncho by Brome Fields: This simple rectangular crop poncho pattern is made with lace weight yarn so it can be worn year round.
  • Comfy Cabled Fingerless Gloves by Leelee Knits: This pattern includes a striking cable and is knit with fingering yarn.
  • Monstera Cowl by Briana K Designs: This stunning colorwork pattern includes both crochet and knit version.

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  • Savannah by Kristin Omdahl: This easy pattern for an oversized, drapey vest knits up quickly in a bulky weight yarn.
  • Bellis Cancellos Keyhole Scarf by Hooked for Life: This textured, keyhole scarf pattern includes a video tutorial for the Marguerite Stitch.
  • Afterglow Shawl by Knit Graffiti: This two-color brioche knitting pattern makes a lovely triangular shawl.
  • Wander Wrap by Briana K Designs: The pattern for this long and luxurious rectangular wrap includes written instructions, an international stitch symbol chart, and a video tutorial.
  • Aspen Cardigan by Leelee Knits: This cardigan pattern is available in 6 sizes from XS through XXL and includes a central cable on the back.
  • Mondrian Pullover by Two of Wands: This beginner-friendly, color blocked sweater pattern is available in 8 sizes from XS through 4XL.

7 Sewing Patterns for Women

These 7 free sewing patterns for women include bags, a hat, mitts/gloves, a sleep mask, and an infinity scarf.

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Infinity Scarf with Pocket by Heather Handmade: This easy infinity scarf pattern includes both step-by-step instructions with photos and a video tutorial.
  • Lace Edged Fingerless Gloves via AllFreeSewing: This simple pattern takes fleece mitts up a notch with the addition of lace trim.
  • Tote by Always Expect Moore: Customize this tote with a fabric that’s perfect for the recipient. This pattern includes detailed instructions for adding the zipper.

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  • Easy Messenger Bag via AllFreeSewing: This pattern for a messenger bag includes both step-by-step instructions with photos and a video tutorial.
  • Eye Sleep Mask by Sweet Red Poppy: This simple pattern for a sleep mask includes tips for making the mask softer and blocking out more light.
  • Bucket Hat by Heather Handmade: This pattern blends a bucket hat with a sun hat’s brim, includes instructions for 9 sizes from baby through adult XL, and includes both written instructions with photos and a video tutorial.

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Still looking for more handmade gift idea inspiration? Check out these roundups for 52 more handmade gift ideas for women!

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