12+ Handmade Gift Ideas for Anyone

I’m sharing the third of five weekly roundups including handmade gift ideas as part of the fifth annual Christmas in July Make Along! Last week’s theme was gift ideas for anyone, and this collection includes 12 crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for projects for almost anyone on your handmade holiday gift list, including gender-neutral patterns and projects for children and adults, and links to 45 more gift ideas for anyone!

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  • If you need more handmade holiday inspiration, check out the weekly roundups with even more free patterns for gift ideas.
  • By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. Get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
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12+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Anyone

This week’s theme for the Christmas in July Make Along is gifts for anyone. It’s never too early to get a jump start on the handmade holidays! Today’s roundup includes 12+ free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for handmade gift ideas for anyone. Find your next project in this collection of garments and accessories for anyone, including gender-neutral ideas, projects for kids and adults, and gift ideas for teachers, neighbors, and more!

6 Crochet Patterns

These six free crochet patterns for anyone include bags, a hat, an ornament, a keychain, an angel, and more!

  • Serenity Hat by 5 Little Monsters: This simple, gender-neutral pattern works up quickly in bulky weight yarn and is available in 5 sizes.
  • Succulent by Stitch by Fay: A perfect gift for plant lover and those without a green thumb!
  • Shuri Purse by Creations by Courtney: A tapestry crochet creation for all the fashionistas out there!
  • Little Star Amigurumi by Raffamusa Designs: This adorable 3D star can be transformed into a keychain or an ornament.
  • Mini Holiday Tote by Pine Tree Crochet: This simple tote can be made from yarn scraps and used as gift wrap!

3 Knitting Patterns

These three free knitting patterns for anyone include accessories for kids and adults.

  • Wild Winter Balaclava by Stitches n Scraps: This cozy, one-piece head and face covering is available in child and adult sizes.

3 Sewing Patterns

These three free sewing patterns for anyone include a pillowcase, a bookmark, and a home organizer.

  • Easy Bookmarks by Sew What Alicia: This simple tutorial includes 3 variations on beginner-friendly bookmarks that are perfect gifts for all the readers in your life.
  • Easy Lined Pillowcase by Underground Crafter: Everybody sleeps, and this beginner friendly pattern is available for five standard pillow sizes.

Still looking for more handmade gift idea inspiration? Check out these roundups for 45 more handmade gift ideas for anyone!

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