Sharing a variety of knitted gift ideas, as well as free, printable gift tags to accompany your knit gift. Adding a ‘handmade’ tag adds something special to any gift.

If you are anything like me, the majority of your knit projects end up as gifts to friends and family. I used to gift sweaters, but when styles changed or the recipient outgrew the sweater, I’ve got to be honest…it poked my heart a bit.

So, I’ve switched to making blankets and washcloths to give as knitted presents. Not only are these knitted gifts ideas useful, but I’ve yet to meet the person who has too many washcloths or too many blankets. And on top of that, they are a one-size-fits-all kind of gift!

Oh, and one more thing…blankets and washcloths just never go out-of-style!

So, if you are looking for some easy knitting projects for gifts, you’ve come to the right place! And to make your knitted presents just a wee bit more special (although I know it is already special enough), download these free, printable gift tags to accompany your gift.

Knit washcloth and a bar of green soap in a gold wire basket.

There are 2 styles of these crochet and knitting tags; bands to wrap around washcloths, dishcloths or handtowel and circle ‘handmade’ gift tags to tie on blankets, throws or purses.

knitted gift ideas

So, let’s start with ideas for some knitting presents…

Knitted Gift Ideas

An assortment of knitting presents. These 10 free patterns are easy knitting projects for gifts and gifting.

A knit totebag.

Once you have knitted the gift, use one of these printable tags to accompany it. I use the long ‘wraps’ for my washcloths and dishcloths, but they would be equally useful on a knit or crochet handtowel.

knitted washcloths with free printable gift tags

The printable gift tag sheets come with these 3 designs. Simply print them on a piece of cardstock, cut them into 2.5″ STRIPS, wrap them around your washcloth and tape the back with scotch tape.

How easy is that?

punch out gift tags to use on knitted gifts

I like the circle tags for blankets, throws and the purse. These tags are 2.4″ in diameter, so a 2.5″ circle paper punch is perfect.

tags on blanket, a great knit gift

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I used 65# cardstock in Kraft for these specific tags. Cream-colored 65# cardstock is another one that I often use as well. And I find my very inexpensive paper cutter comes in handy when cutting strips like this in straight lines.

use paper cutter to cut gift tags

You can access these free, printable gift tags one of two ways. Subscribers can pop over to the Subscriber Benefits Library Once you sign in, click on ‘Gift Tags and Thank-You Note Printables’ which will take you right to…you guessed it…Gift Tags!

Or you can click on the button below. A window will open where you pop in your email address and I’ll send you the link to the free, printable gift tags in an email.

Another gift tag option is this knit care tag. You can detail the yarn fiber content and the washing instructions on this tag.

Knit care tag on a knit blanket.

If you want to be ‘in the knit know’ and you’d like to be notified of the publication of any knit or crochet pattern before the rest of the world, you can do that here.

Bookmark this page or pin the following image to refer back to these Knitted Gift Ideas, as well as the Free, Printable Gift Tags.

images of knit gift ideas
A zippered pouch.

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  1. Susan C

    March 16, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for this lovely post Lynn. Just what I needed during VSI (voluntary self isolation) 🙂 We crafters are in a better place than most, since keeping our hands busy at home is something we love to do.

    • lynn

      March 16, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      So true Susan. Keep Calm and Craft On!

      Take care of yourself and your loved ones my friend.



  2. Liz Southall

    March 17, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Thank you Lynn, you truly are soup for the soul.xxxx

    • lynn

      March 17, 2020 at 9:10 am

      Oh Liz, you just brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for taking a few minutes to give a little love! I do enjoy this little job of mine, but it all the more worthwhile when I know it is appreciated by my reader family. Have a great day and take care of yourself.



  3. Evelina

    August 13, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    These instructions are so easy to read and I love the custom gift tags! They really do add that extra something for a special touch!

    • lynn

      August 21, 2022 at 9:04 am

      I’m so glad they were helpful!


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