We all love knitting because it is a fun hobby that brings hours of enjoyment. It can also be a great way to express love and appreciation by giving back to the community through homemade knitted gifts. With the holidays approaching, giving knitted gifts to teachers is a way to stand out in the sea of coffee mugs and gift cards that teachers typically receive. Here are our 5 favorite knitted gifts for teachers that you can knit in an afternoon or two. They are quick and simple projects that add a personal touch and are guaranteed to be appreciated.
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This adorable ribbed scarf is shaped like a pencil and will impress any teacher. The pattern is great for beginners who have mastered garter stitch. The free pattern can be found here but may need to be adjusted to suit an adult.
Everyone loves a beautiful, comfy floor pouf. They are so great for resting feet, leaning against and even using as a table. Teachers can use them in the classroom or bring them home for some after classroom relaxation. Here are a few of our favorite floor pouf patterns:
Handmade knitted shawls have many practical uses. The obvious use is as a fashion accessory wrapped around the shoulders. Shawls can also be used as interior decor accents, to stay warm, or as decorative scarves. Here are some impressive options:
Perfect for nestling succulent pots, these plant cozies will delight your child's teacher. If you have some excess yarn with no home, use it to knit one of these. The cable knit is elegant yet simple. Knock out several of these cozies in a few hours. Get the free pattern here.
Even if you are a beginner knitter or a slow knitter, these fantastic knit baskets will only take about an hour to complete. The chunky yarn doesn't require many stitches and the project only uses one skein of yarn. Teachers will love these handmade baskets for use in their classrooms or at home.
When giving the same, boring teacher gifts is no longer an option, grab your needles and your yarn stash and create something memorable for teachers. They deserve it!