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Quick and Small Knitting Projects

Updated on August 22, 2012

Knitting is a fun and relaxing activity. Many knitting projects however take a long time to complete below are a few ideas for knitting projects that do not take a lot of time and have the potential to make great gifts for the holidays and birthday gifts. For most of these projects coming up with your own patterns will be easy however if you want a pattern that's already created you will easily be able to find one online or in a knitting project book.

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Washcloths and Dishcloths are very easy and quick projects. Aside from being useful washcloths are cheap to make. Washcloths are a great on the go project and can easily fit in your purse or your car. Simple and complicated patterns both work great and are useful either way. The best type of yarn to use for a washcloth/dishcloth is a 100% cotton yarn, my personal favorite is Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn because it is cheap and durable but any cotton yarn will do.

Washcloths and dishcloths also make a great gift if made into a set of 3 or 4 and presented nicely.

Cup Cozys

Cup cozys are a great small project and work great for either hot or cold beverages. These cute cup jackets make great gifts and you can use any type of yarn you'd like.

Chunky Scarves

Chunky scarves are a great quick knit. Using a thick chunky yarn and yarn needles a scarf can be knitted in as little as 2-3 hours and make a great gift or charity project. You may use any type of scarf you would like however I prefer to use a wool blend to ensure that the scarf is warm.


Bookmarks are very easy small knitting projects and can be enjoyed as gifts by children and adults alike. To make a bookmark you need a thin yarn and small gauge needles. I tend to gravitate towards the sock yarns because I love how thin they are and how soft they are.


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      Michele Kelsey 4 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      It is nice to start a project at night and finish it at the same time. These are great ideas of quick projects. You might want to include links or measurements so that a newbie to knitting can learn how to do these simple projects. I find it very hard to find bookmark patterns on the internet. At least, ones that I can do. Right now I just knit and purl, no fancy stitches other than that. Great job! Michele