28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens via Underground Crafter

Welcome to the first roundup of the Christmas in July Make Along! This week’s theme is gifts for babies, kids, and teens, and I’ve searched the web to find you 28 handmade gift ideas, including 12 free crochet patterns, 9 free knitting patterns, and 7 free sewing patterns. If you still need more inspiration, I’ve included links to several more roundups with over 150 more ideas! Most of these patterns make great gifts year round, but I’ve also included some that are just for the winter holidays.

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28 Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens

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28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens via Underground Crafter

12 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include softies, garments, and accessories for babies through teens. Shown clockwise from top left corner.

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens via Underground Crafter - crochet collage

9 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns include blankets, garments, accessories, and doll clothes for babies through teens.

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens via Underground Crafter - knitting collage

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  • Team Colors by Stitches n Scraps: Customize this scarf with a teen’s favorite team’s colors.
  • Stocking Hat by Posh Patterns: This makes a great hat for baby’s first winter!
  • Peace Hat by Two of Wands: This hat is embellished with the duplicate stitch and embroidery and makes a great gift for teens.

7 Free Sewing Patterns

These patterns include accessories, toys, and room decor for babies, children, and teams. Shown clockwise from top left corner:

28+ Free Handmade Gift Ideas for Babies, Kids, and Teens via Underground Crafter - sewing collage

Still need more inspiration for handmade gifts for kids? Get 152 more ideas from these roundups!

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31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter

I love the look of quilting and I know that many crocheters and knitters do, too. If you’d like to mimic your favorite patchwork and quilted looks in your next crochet or knitting project, then you’ll find something to love in this roundup of 31 free quilt-inspired crochet and knitting patterns, including 23 free crochet patterns and 8 free knitting patterns.

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31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns

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31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter

23 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include blankets (of course!), wall hangings, and pillows.

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You can find several patterns on AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns that are designed to look like classic quilt blocks, including:

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8 Free Knitting Patterns

I didn’t forget the knitters! These patterns are shown clockwise from top left.C

31 Free Quilt-Inspired Crochet and Knitting Patterns via Underground Crafter - knitting pattern collage

Looking for more crochet and knitting inspiration? Follow my Crochet and Knit Blankets board on Pinterest!

Crafty Love Link Party 44 (April, 2019)

Crafty Love Link Party 44 (April, 2019)

April’s here and that means it’s time for another Crafty Love Link Party. Our highlights from last month includes five free crochet patterns, so read on for details

Welcome to the Crafty Love Link Party!

Welcome to our 44th Crafty Love Link Party! Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafty projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPs, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too!

Crafty Love Link Party 44

These are the five most clicked posts from last month’s party. All five are free crochet patterns!

  • Horse and Donkey Crochet Along by Grace and Yarn: Stephanie’s crochet along is over but you can still get both free crochet patterns.
  • Cascading Icicles Beanie by Caitlin’s Contagious Creations: Caitlin’s free crochet pattern is available in two sizes and includes detailed progress photos.
  • Tunic Tee by Winding Road Crochet: Lindsey’s free crochet pattern is available in six sizes.
  • Butterfly C2C Square Easter Blanket Crochet Along by Nana’s Crafty Home: This crochet along includes 9 free patterns for pixel squares made using corner-to-corner crochet.
  • Peek-a-Boo Blanket by Cute As A Button Crochet: Esther’s free crochet pattern works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.

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24 Free Crochet Patterns for Green Shawls

24 Free Crochet Patterns for Green Shawls, roundup curated by via Underground Crafter

Spring is on the way and I’m hoping to see a little more green soon. I decided to search the web for beautiful green shawls and bring some green to you! Today’s roundup includes 24 free crochet patterns for green shawls, but of course each of these designs could be crocheted in any colors. I’ve included rectangular, triangular, and crescent shawls.

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24 Free Crochet Patterns for Green Shawls

Roundup by Underground Crafter

24 Free Crochet Patterns for Green Shawls, roundup curated by via Underground Crafter

Green reminds me of spring, but it’s also a great color for fall! And, if green isn’t your color, you can always pick your favorite yarn to make any one of these beautiful shawls!

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Wedding Rings Fling Shawl by Crochet Kim: This rectangular lace shawl includes both written and charted instructions.
  • Gemstone Lace Shawl by The Lavender Chair: This lacy shawl is made with a self-striping yarn.
  • Julie Shawl by Jessie At Home: This triangular shawl is made with one skein of fingering weight yarn.
  • Decorus Shawl by Joy of Motion: This triangular shawl is made in three colors.
  • My Story Shawl by Look At What I Made: This triangular shawl is made with a self-striping yarn and includes both written and charted instructions.

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  • Dixie Charm Shawl by ELK Studio: This lacy triangular shawl has an edging to add a perfect finishing touch.
  • Pom Pom Happiness Shawl by Wilmade: This deceptively simple triangular shawl includes a video tutorial.
  • Greenery Wrap by Left in Knots: This lacy shawl uses a simple two-row repeat.
  • Poison Ivy Wrap by Suvi’s Crochet: This shawl has pineapple motifs set against a double crochet background.
  • Flatiron Shawl by Stitch & Hustle: This striped triangle shawl includes written and charted instructions.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Tasha Shawl by Divine Debris: This is a great pattern for Tunisian crochet beginners and it includes linked tutorials.
  • Friendship Shawl by Crochet Kim: This textured, rectangular shawl is worth the challenge!
  • Mermaid Fade Shawl via AllFreeCrochet: This lacy rectangular shawl uses multiple colors to create a faded striped look.
  • Woodland Cabin Wrap via AllFreeCrochet: This rectangular shawl uses two large buttons to create many styling possibilities.
  • Tina’s Day to Night Shawl by Underground Crafter: This easy peasy triangular shawl is a great project to help a beginner learn increases and decreases.

Fourth column, from top to bottom:

  • Chevron Waves Lacy Wrap by Marly Bird: This long rectangular shawl is made with a self-striping yarn.
  • Hop Shawlette via AllFreeCrochet: This triangular shawlette pattern is charted, but it also includes photo and video tutorials if you don’t read crochet stitch symbols.
  • Spring Shawl by Crochet Kim: This airy, rectangular shawl is a broomstick lace pattern.
  • Friendship Shawl via AllFreeCrochet: This lacy, rectangular wrap makes a wonderful prayer or comfort shawl.
  • Aran Toggle Wrap via AllFreeCrochet: This textured wrap can be worn as a cardigan with toggle buttons

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • October Shawl via AllFreeCrochet: This shawl has a sleeve on one side to keep it from falling off your shoulders and a beautiful scalloped edging.
  • Amazing Grace Angel Wing Shawl by Beatrice Ryan Designs: This beautiful crescent wrap is made with a self-striping yarn.
  • Simple Lace Isosceles Shawl by Underground Crafter: This triangular shawl can be adapted for any thickness of yarn with an appropriately sized hook.
  • Stauffer Shawl by KT and the Squid: This asymmetrical triangular Tunisian crochet shawl shows off the beauty of a special skein of yarn.

Looking for more crochet inspiration? Follow my Crochet Shawls Pinterest board!

Crafty Love Link Party 43 (March, 2019)

Crafty Love Link Party 43 with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter

It’s time for our monthly link party! We’re heading into spring in a few days. Do you have special projects you like to make for spring? I find that I start using lighter weight yarns and I’m also planning on doing more sewing!

Welcome to the Crafty Love Link Party!

Welcome to our 43rd Crafty Love Link Party! Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafty projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPs, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too!

Crafty Love Link Party 43 with Jessie At Home and Underground Crafter - collage of featured posts

These are the five most clicked posts from last month’s party. All five are free crochet patterns!

  • Omna Shawl by Annie Design Crochet: Carmen’s free crochet pattern for a rectangular shawl includes helpful photos to guide you through the pattern.
  • Wrap Me in Sunshine Shawl by Nana’s Crafty Home: Tonya’s free crochet pattern makes a colorful shawl.
  • Everyday Cable Cardigan by Joy of Motion Crochet: Janne’s free crochet pattern is available in 9 adult sizes from XS through 5XL.
  • Amigurumi Pig by Grace and Yarn: Stephanie’s free crochet pattern is part of a collection of farm animal amigurumi patterns.
  • Honey Cocoon by Modesty by Laura: Laura’s free crochet pattern looks so cozy!

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  • By participating in this link party, you are voluntarily submitting information to InLinkz. Read the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy for more details about how that information is used.
  • Link up your latest crafty posts – including works in progress (WIPs), free patterns, tips and tutorials – and stop by to visit the other pages linked up.
  • Don’t link to shops or giveaways. Feel free to link to a blog post about it if you have a pattern or project for sale.
  • Link to your individual blog post, Instagram picture, or Ravelry project page, not to your main blog or profile.
  • Visit your favorites and leave comments. Next month, we’ll feature the posts that had the most clicks!
  • Have fun and spread the word to your crafty friends!
  • Adding your link to the Crafty Love Link Party grants the hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, on our blogs, and in future link party posts and collages.
  • Links are displayed in random order.
  • Sign up here for a reminder email when the Crafty Love Link Party goes live each month.
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Don’t forget to visit the other crafters who have linked up! We’re looking forward to seeing your creations!

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