25+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Anyone

We’ve come to the end of the third week of our fourth annual Christmas in July Make Along, which means it must be time for a roundup! Today I’m sharing 25+ free handmade gift ideas for anyone. This roundup includes crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for friends, family, neighbors, and teachers of all genders!

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25+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Anyone

This collection is here to inspire you to make a great gift for pretty much anyone in your life that merits a handmade gift — friends, family, neighbors, teachers, and more! Today’s roundup includes 25+ free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for handmade gift ideas for anyone including useful and decorative projects for home or car, pajamas, accessories, gift ideas for book lovers, and more. Find your next project in this collection of handmade gift ideas for anyone!

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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12 Crochet Patterns for Anyone

These 12 free crochet patterns for anyone include scarves and hats, slippers, a Christmas stocking, and gift ideas for dice-game lovers, book lovers, car owners, and foodies.

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  • Barlow Scarf by Blue Star Crochet Company: This easy scarf pattern includes tips for adjusting the size for different yarn weights and scarf styles. It includes written instructions, international stitch symbols, and a video tutorial.
  • Bex Scarf by My Hobby is Crochet: This knit-look scarf with fringe is designed to match the one-skein Bex Hat pattern.
  • Lucky Green Scarf by Oombawka Design Crochet: This textured unisex scarf matches the Lucky Green Slouch Hat pattern, which is available in 11 sizes from newborn through adult large.
  • Bookmark by Pine Tree Crochet: This simple bookmark is a great way to use up scrap yarn. It’s also a wonderful last-minute gift that works up in just 3 rounds.

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  • Sneakers by Littlejohn’s Yarn: This slipper pattern in 3 sizes looks like a trendy pair of sneakers. 
  • Raised Ridges Chunky Beanie by Simply Melanie Jane: This textured beanie pattern works up quickly in bulky yarn. The pattern includes 4 child and adult sizes.
  • Dice or Trinket Bag by 5 Little Monsters: This pattern includes 3 variations of dice or trinket bags. These are great gifts for dice-game lovers or as gift wrap for stocking stuffers.
  • Car Waste Basket by Heart Hook Home: This project will keep the back seat tidy and your favorite car owner smiling. It’s one of many free patterns in the 2022 Car Series.

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8 Knitting Patterns for Anyone

These 8 free knitting patterns for anyone include blankets, garments and accessories, a Christmas stocking, and washcloths.

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  • Winston Tweed Tie by Two of Wands: This seemingly intricate pattern is actually made with the simple mosaic knitting slip stitch technique.
  • Oblongs by Frankie Brown: This pattern is made with simple garter stitch blocks.
  • Alex Hat by Knitting with Chopsticks: This classic and unisex pattern is available in 2 adult sizes.

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  • Mosaic Sampler Blanket by Stitches n Scraps: This sampler pattern is available in 3 sizes and uses a simple slip stitch technique for creating intricate colorwork patterns.
  • Basic Garter Border Washcloth by Good Knit Kisses: This beginner-friendly washcloth pattern includes super bulky yarn and medium weight yarn versions.
  • Wander Sweater by Briana K Designs: This pattern is available in 11 sizes from 1-2 years through 2X and includes written instructions and a video tutorial.

5 Sewing Patterns for Anyone

These 5 free sewing patterns for anyone include treat and dice bags, earwarmers, pajama pants, and a glove box caddy for drivers.

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  • Fleece Earwarmer by Fleece Fun: This pattern includes written instructions, a PDF pattern, and a video tutorial and is available in single-layer, reversible, and no-sew versions.
  • Pajama Pants by Sweet Red Poppy: Make a set of pajama pants for the whole family with this size inclusive pattern.

Still looking for more handmade gift idea inspiration? Check out these roundups for 34+ more handmade gift ideas for anyone!

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