DIY Gifts For Men: 20+ Free Knitting Patterns To Take Your Loved One By Surprise!

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There are two types of gifts in this world: those that you can easily buy from the local gift shop, and those you make yourself. The first ones can certainly save you a lot of time and trouble, but ultimately your husband, boyfriend, father, brother or best friend will undoubtedly appreciate a handmade (or, better said, a hand-knitted) gift a lot more! Here you will find some of the most inspired DIY gifts for men: 20+ free knitting patterns for the most important man in your life.

DIY Gifts For Men: 20+ Free Knitting Patterns To Take Your Loved One By Surprise!

1. Homespun Boot Socks

Homespun Boot Socks

Every man loves a good old pair of homemade boot socks, especially if they match with yours. Practical, warm, fuzzy and comfortable, these homespun boot socks are the best DIY gift you can make to your man, especially if you are on a tight budget and you cannot afford spending hundreds of dollars on a high-end present. Here is a very simple step by step tutorial that you can use, even if you are an amateur knitter!

Project Details –  purlbee

2. Thank You Hats

Thank You Hats

You do not need to be thankful to your husband or boyfriend for something in particular, in order to give him one of these lovely “Thank you” hats as a gift. Hats are very easy to knit, and with this in-depth tutorial you simply cannot go wrong. Besides this, you can make a thank you hat for yourself too – there’s no better way to bond with your significant other than by wearing cute identical caps like these ones!

Project Details – purlbee

3. Knit Golf Club Covers

Knit Golf Club Covers

If your husband, boyfriend or father is passionate about golf and you would like to surprise him with a truly original and inexpensive gift, then look no further than these homemade knit golf club covers. The covers look funny yet cute at the same time, and besides, they will certainly make his golf clubs stand out from the rest when he is out playing golf! His best friends and co-players will definitely ask their girlfriends to knit some for them as well!

Project Details – purlbee

4. A Rick Rack Scarf

A Rick Rack Scarf

This is yet another great tutorial for women who love to knit and who want to take their passion to the next level. The tutorial will guide you through every single step: not only will it tell you exactly what type of material you need for making an exquisite and personalized rick rack scarf, but it will literally teach you how to do it. Besides, you can always add your boyfriend’s name or nickname on the scarf, so you can be sure it will never get lost!

Project Details – purlbee

5. Giveaway Men’s Socks

Giveaway Men's Socks

Is it not funny how men used to hate receiving socks for Christmas, and now they would actually appreciate getting a pair of thick, comfy socks to keep their feet warm during the cold summer months? If you have some extra time to spare, then here is a very well written tutorial that will teach you how to make several pairs of giveaway socks for men. These socks are not only ridiculously cute, but super practical as well!

Project Details – purlbee

6. Mini Herringbone Scarf For Men

Mini Herringbone Scarf For Men

As you may have already noticed, Herringbone scarves have become very popular amongst men over the past several years. Unfortunately, buying one can be quite pricey, so why not knit a cute tailored mini Herringbone scarf for your man, in the intimacy of your own home? You will be surprised to see just how quickly you can finish the scarf, and the final result will definitely make you want to knit some more!

Project Details – purlbee

7. Colorful Clockwork

Colorful Clockwork

This knitted DIY gift is great not only for men, but also for women. Versatile and truly colorful, this knitted cover for clocks can really add a touch of comfort and personality to your entire home or even office. The tutorial offers several different types of covers – all you have to do is to choose the one that appeals to you the most, gather the necessary supplies and start knitting it right away!

Project Details – ravelry

8. Knitted Book Jacket

Knitted Book Jacket

This is by far the perfect gift for a true bookworm, and you will certainly not be able to find a beautifully knitted book jacket at your local gift shop (which only makes it even more special!). Is your significant other fond of reading and you would like to add a bit of “homeliness” to his books? Then this knitted book jacket tutorial will help you do just that – and the best thing about it is that it will only take you a couple of hours to make it! Durable and washable, this cute little jacket can be re-used countless times, over the years.

Project Details – craftivore

9. Cozy Mustache Cup

Cozy Mustache Cup

If your man is a heavy coffee or tea drinker, then there is no better way to surprise him this Valentine’s than with this super inspired and original mustache cup cover. This is kind of a unisex gift, as both men and women will appreciate it – in the end, who doesn’t like to keep their hands warm during the cold winter while sipping on their favorite double latte caramel?

Project Details – luvinthemommyhood

10. Comprehensive Tutorial On How To Knit A Scarf

Comprehensive Tutorial On How To Knit A Scarf

Valentine’s day is only three weeks away, and if you are running low on inspiration and you have no idea what to get your hubbie or boyfriend, then this Youtube tutorial might as well come in handy. One of the best things about this tutorial is that unlike the written tutorials, it will literally show you how it’s done!

Project Source – youtube

Like These Patterns?
Check Out The Knitting for Him: 27 Classic Projects to Keep Him Warm for More Great Knitting projects just like the ones on this post!

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