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Free Knitting Patterns: Last Minute Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day may not be a major holiday but it is still an important one for your loved one. With all the hustle that goes on in your daily life it's easy to forget something important such as this holiday or a birthday.
You may be organized and have shopping for Valentine's Day on your to do list. However even us planners can't always anticipate unexpected things that come up in life. You can't always be prepared for every scenario.
There could be a number of reasons why you need a last-minute gift for Valentine's Day. If you still want to knit a gift and make it a homemade treasure then here are a few options for you.
This article will introduce you to several free knitting patterns that you can do you in the short amount of time. Some of them only take a few minutes but they are still very special and beautiful. If you have a few days like maybe a weekend you can complete other free knitting patterns that are presented in this article.
This article is going to give you 21 Quick Knitting Projects for You to Make Your Valentine! Here is a list of what patterns are available.
Quick Knitting Patterns in this Article
1. One Hour Scarf
2. Easy Knit Hat
3. Two Hour Cowl
4. Favorite Color Scarf
5. Warm Slippers
6. Quick Coffee Cup Cozy
7. 2 Hour Infinity Scarf
8. 6 Hour Afghan
9. Quick and Easy Throw
10. 2 Hour Tweed Scarf
11. Coaster Sets
12. 10 Hour Afghan
13. Romantic Dishcloths
14. Eleventh Hour Blanket
15. 2 1/2 Hours or Less Rib Scarf
16. Afghan in 10 Hours or Less!
17. One Hour Scarf
18. 8 Hour Throw
19. Two-Hour Knit Scarf
20. Coffee Cup Cozy
21. 6 hour garter stitch scarf
#1 - One Hour Scarf
- Free Knitting Pattern: The One Hour Scarf
Here is a fun one hour scarf that is very easy. You can make your man this scarf in just one night! Pick some manly colors and he's sure to know how much you care! :) You might want to knit the scarf in your man's favorite color!
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- Knitting Website for Beginners
Simple knitting blog for beginners who want to learn how to knit. Master knitting basics with free knitting patterns and ideas. These patterns focus on only the stitches of Knit and Purl, so that any new knitter can complete them with pride and ease!
Perfect Basic Hat
#2 - Perfect Basic Hat
- Perfect Basic Hat
Knit a simple beanie hat with this very easy pattern. This was my first difficult pattern that was not flat. Since I still consider myself a beginner, if I can make this, you can too!
Even though it's been years since we made this manly beanie cap, we both still wear it outside when it is cold. It is still in excellent shape too! Men love beanies so this is a great gift to make for your man!
#3 - 2 Hour Cowl
- Ravelry: 2 Hour Cowl pattern by Susan Barstein
This beautiful cowl can be created in only 2 hours! If you don't have a subscription to Ravelry, go ahead and sign up so that you can get this pattern. It's free and there are thousands of patterns for you to choose from!
When making a trendy item like this cowl, remember to consider who you are making it for. After all, you don't want to knit and give away a gift he will never wear! Know his style!
#4 - Favorite Color Scarf
- Favorite Color Scarf Knitting Pattern
Knitting a scarf with a bunch of different yarns on huge needles is a quick and easy way to finish a project. Choosing yarns that are all in the same color makes for an interesting look and the perfect gift for someone when you knit them a scarf in t
Why do you want a fast project to knit this Valentine's Day?
#5 - Warm and Simple Slippers
- Warm and Simple Slippers
You can make these slippers for your man for Valentine's Day and really surprise him with your talent and caring spirit. Show him you are thinking of him and his needs during this romantic holiday by keeping his feet warm!
#6 - Quick Coffee Cup Cozy
- Quick Coffee Cup Cozy Knitting Pattern
Use a tiny bit of extra yarn to make a coffee cup cozy for a travel mug, or make a bunch for easy, quick gifts.
I love this pattern because not only is it easy and flexibly, but it also looks chunky; it will surely save your Valentine from burning his hands on his coffee mug!
#7 - 2 Hour Infinity Scarf
- Ravelry: 2 Hour Infinity Scarf pattern by bunnygrrrl3000
It is so much fun to knit an infinity scarf and this one is absolutely beautiful! Just think: You could have it made in only two hours provided you can follow the pattern. This would be a great gift to warm up your sweetheart this holiday season!
I love knitting with chunky yarn! However, if you are a beginner, I would suggest sticking to worsted weight until you become more familiar with knitting. It can be a challenge to knit with at times!
#8 - 6 Hour Afghan
- 6 Hour Afghan
Register at Lion Brand Yarn to have access to this awesome pattern! You could earmark a weekend or a day off to knit this afghan for your Valentine. This will really show you took the time to make his gift by giving him an afghan!
I honestly have not tried this one, but I do have one in the works. It is going to be more of a lapghan (an afghan that's short and basically only covers your lap) for my husband. I'm using very chunky yarn and I have other projects ahead of that one in my Que, but I will get to it someday!
#9 - Quick and Easy Throw
- Quick & Easy Throw - JoAnn | Jo-Ann
Visit Joann.com for more inspiration and details. This site has many free patterns like this quick and easy throw. Keep your honey warm this Valentine's Day by making him this throw. You can knit it up in a weekend or an evening.
Although I'm not a huge fan of stockinette, I've always loved this pattern. It combines stitching sections so you don't burn out doing one kind!
#10 - 2 Hour Tweed Scarf
- 2 Hour Tweed Scarf
Register at Lion Brand Yarn to get access to this free knitting pattern plus many more. You can whip up this scarf in only two hours!
This scarf would look very handsome on your man. I think it is a very easy pattern for a beginner too. It has the basic stitches covered. Although it's a fast knit, it still turns out as beautiful as if you spent weeks knitting it.
#11 - Coaster Sets
- Free Coaster Patterns: 3 Easy Knit & Purl Starter Coasters - Pt 1
The free knitting patterns in this article are perfect knitting ideas for a beginner who is just now learning how to knit. These coaster patterns are quick and easy - perfect holiday, handmade gifts.
What are you going to knit for your sweetheart this year?
#12 - 10 Hour Afghan
- ChemKnits: 10 Hour Afghan Pattern - My Remnant Throw Blanket
This pattern is great in so many ways. First, you can alter it and make it your own by adding your favorite colors. Second, you can finally use up your yarn scraps that were leftover from previous projects. Finally, you can knit it in a mere 10 hours
#13 - A Romantic Knitted Dishcloth
- 10 Free Knitting Romantic Dishcloth Patterns for Valentine's Day
Would you like to do something unique on Valentine’s Day? Knit a romantic dishcloth for your sweetheart this year! Find 10 pretty love cloths in this article for you to learn how to knit today!
#14 - The Eleventh Hour Blanket
- Eleventh Hour Blanket | Purl Soho - Create
It's not too late to wrap your favorite people in hand knit love! True, starting a knitted blanket now would normally be a recipe for big time holiday stress; but since we should all banish yuletide overdrive from our lives, I decided to design a
#15 - 2 1/2 Hours or Less Ribbed Scarf
- 2 1/2 Hours or Less Ribbed Scarf
Register at Lion Brand Yarn to get access to this pattern and many others for free! This is a simple and fast pattern that you can easily knit up in time for Valentine's Day, so give your man a homemade scarf this year in his favorite color!
I really love the chunky knit of this pattern plus the texture of the ribbing is so elegant. I can't believe you can knit up something so beautiful in less than 3 hours. This is a must-have pattern that I will one day knit!
#16 - Afghan in 10 Hours or Less!
- Ravelry: Afghan in 10 Hours or Less! pattern by Roxanne Yelle
Just set aside 10 hours and you can make this lovely afghan! Your man will love the fact that you spent your valuable time making this huge present for him on this romantic holiday!
#17 - One Hour Scarf (knitted version: Two Hours)
- One Hour Scarf - (knitted version - takes two hours)
This is called a one hour scarf, but really it knits up in two hours. She explains this on her website. You can copy down a free pattern in crochet OR knit. This gives you many options so if you are a crocheter, knit this beauty up in one hour!
Did you forget Valentine's Day? No worries. Just knit this puppy up and you will have your gift giving done for this holiday! :)
#18 - 8 Hour Throw
- Ravelry: 8 Hour Throw pattern by Miwa Nishio
This beauty is chunky, thick, soft, and super warm. What better way to celebrate V-Day than to snuggle with your honey-bear under this lovely throw! Be sure to sign up free on Ravelry so you can access this pattern and many more!
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- Ravelry - a knit and crochet community
My Ravelry profile has my original knitting designs. This includes coasters, scarves, and more. This is a great community to join and participate in, and it's free! It's easy to find a knitting or crocheting pattern that meets your wants and needs.
#19 - 2 Hour Knit Scarf
- Ravelry: Two-Hour Knit Scarf (2-strand) pattern by Lion Brand Yarn
This is a Lion Brand pattern that is also on Ravelry, so sign up for free on either site to gain access to this free pattern. Both sites have thousands of free patterns so what do you have to lose? It's absolutely free! You only need an email address
This scarf is very easy! Check out this article for more free knitting patterns for beginners!
- Learn How to Knit: Free Patterns for Your Man on Valentine’s Day
Learn how to knit with the tutorials and videos in this article. You can complete these easy free knitting patterns for your Valentine even if you are novice knitter or do not know how to knit yet!
#20 - Coffee Cup Cozy
- Coffee Cup Cozy
Find this pattern in my article on Cold Weather projects to knit. The pattern is free, but keep in mind, as with all of these patterns, you cannot profit in anyway from the patterns I post. They are meant for your pleasure and use only. Thank you!
This is the cozy I made for my husband for Christmas, because he has recently developed a passion for coffee.
#21 - 6 Hour Garter Stitch Scarf
- 6 Hour Garter Stitch Scarf
This pattern is the most basic of them all in my opinion. On this website you will find many basic patterns, some of which I created. This was my first knitting project, and I made about 100 as I learned how to knit. It's a fast knitting project!
Does your Valentine drive a motorcycle?
Check out this article for free knitting patterns related to motorcycles. Make your sweetie swoon this Valentine's Day by catering to his passion, his motorcycle! If your husband or boyfriend is anything like mine, he will really appreciate the effort and the thoughtfulness of the gift! I made Bryan a seat cover for his bike one year. The pattern can be found in the following article:
- Free Motorcycle Knitting Patterns for Your Man on Valentine’s Day
Are you in love with a rider? Knit him something for or about a motorcycle for Valentine’s Day. Brighten his day by showing you took the time to hand knit him a project related to his biggest passion!
Learn How to Knit
The following videos will teach you the knitting basics.
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How to Cast Off
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Best of luck in your knitting adventures this holiday season!
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