For all the wonderful men in our lives, including our significant others, our brothers, fathers, sons, cousins, coworkers, and any man we’re emotionally attached to, it’s always good to appreciate them for all that they do. Whether it’s the working around the house, making us a cup of tea when a headache sets in, or offering the last cookie — their efforts don’t go unnoticed! That’s why I’ve rounded up 10 FREE handmade gift ideas for men. Find your next project in this collection of patterns for crochet gift ideas and knit inspiration for men!
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10 Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Men
In this roundup of handmade gift ideas for men, there are five crochet patterns and five knit patterns for gift inspiration. Select just the right DIY handmade gift by adding a touch of love and personalization to your final project. Select yarn colors and think about the guy receiving the gift while you’re making it, and end result will be all the more special.
5 Crochet Patterns for Gifts for Men
Here are five unique gifts to crochet up for the men in your life:
Mustache Slipper Socks for Men by Repeat Crafter Me
Made with the single crochet stitch and some colorwork, these crochet mustache socks are so fun! This pattern comes with detailed instructions and photos for all the tricky bits as well as a mustache graph to make crocheting them much easier.
Reading Pillow by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
Sometimes, all you want is easy access to a good book and a fluffy cushion to lay back against. This crochet pillow cover combines both which I’m sure all of the bookworms who receive it will appreciate. It’s really tough to get up and grab reading material once you’ve gotten comfortable! This pattern was designed specifically for the Giftstravaganza Blog Hop I hosted and you can find 30 more holiday gift ideas there!
Movie Night Gift Basket by Crystalized-Designs
This fun basket is perfect to send a self-care message to your loved one. It tells them to take a little pause in their busy routine and watch a great movie while munching away on snacks and whatever other goodies you include in it. By using different colors, you can make it look like a popcorn bag to be reused for every movie night!
Adult Pocket Scarf by Underground Crafter
This big chunky scarf will not only keep the wearer warm but also help them store all of their essentials (car keys, wallets, extra marshmallows for hot cocoa) or warm up their hands whenever it gets a little chillier.
Advent Calendar Gift Pockets by SeeLoveShare
The holiday season is upon us and if you’d like to gift someone a little bit of everything, including cute mini items, gift cards, or more handmade presents, you can put together a crochet advent calendar. These pouches are arranged in the shape of a tree, making them a gorgeous decoration as well!
5 Knit Patterns for Gifts for Men
Aside from crochet gift patterns, there are some amazing knit ones too listed below!
Wakefield Men’s Tie by Briana K Designs
Using basic stitches, this beginner-friendly tie would be a classic addition in any man’s wardrobe. And, if they’ve got a dapper suit and shirt ready, but just can’t find the perfect tie, there’s no better option than to knit one specially for them!
Bottle Beauty Bag by Designs by KN
To really get into that festive mood, why not put together this textured knit bottle cozy in a bright, lovely color? It uses cables to add a pop-up and lacy effect and the bow is the perfect way to wrap this gift up.
Reading Rest by Frankie Brown
For any size of device, this reading rest is a great way to prop it up to leave the hands free for other tasks. Perfect for watching tutorials while cooking or doing repairs around the house, or doing a Zoom or Facetime with family.
Slouchy Hanging Baskets by Two of Wands
These easy knit baskets come in two sizes and are great to store all sorts of items, such as socks, hats and scarves, everyday essentials, etc. They also add color to the walls and can be customized to match them theme of any room.
Santa Gift Card Holder by Petals to Picots
Last but not least, if you’re really unsure about what to get, leave the choice up to the guy you’re putting this gift together for and knit a gift card holder! This unique piece will add that personal touch to any present they choose to buy.
Still looking for more handmade gift for men in your life? Check out these these posts for more gifts ideas in both knit and crochet patterns!
- 20 Patterns and Tutorials for Handmade Garments and Shoes That Make Great Gifts!
- 25 Free Crochet Patterns For Gifts for Men
- 12 Crochet Gifts for Dad via AllFreeCrochet
- 26 Homemade Birthday Gifts for Husband via FaveCrafts