Gifts for the New Year
In the modern world, manual creativity has become fashionable. The history of knitting begins in the 3rd century AD. This tradition is passed down from generation to generation. It is remarkable that among young people this kind of creativity develops and flourishes.
Christmas gift problem
Everyone knows the crazy shopping on the eve of the New Year. Hover, if you have minimal skills, you can try and make New Year’s souvenirs with your own hands. These products are exclusive, keep warm hands, positive energy. Undoubtedly, knitted gifts for the New Year will make it cozy, joyful.
Knitted things look elegant on children of any age. Dresses, suits, socks, hats, blouses can be crocheted or knitted. A soft bright toy will be a wonderful gift.
Gifts and souvenirs for children
There is no limit to the fantasies of hand knitting craftswomen. Here are the baby items you will always need:
- seamless socks on two knitting needles;
- bolero for girls;
- top for girls;
- lace skirt for girls;
- vest for a boy;
- hat for a newborn
- envelope for a newborn;
- toys: fox, raccoon, goose and others.
Nothing will warm the baby like hand-knitted things. If the moment of the birth of the baby fell on the New Year, then in knitting you can use the symbols of the New Year. Basically, this is embroidery of New Year’s elements: Christmas trees, deer, Santa Claus, snowmen.
Joyful New Year’s gifts for children 3–4 years old — crochet animals. You can link the symbol of the year, but, in general, kids will be happy with any animals. Older kids will appreciate crochet cover for a book, tablet, phone case or knitted keychain.
Joy to family and friends for the New Year
Mom for the New Year you can give plaid with stripes or with a “grandmother’s” squarecrocheted or knitted. Openwork shawl crochet will also be a wonderful gift. Father will always need knitted mittens, gloves, slippers. An original gift for parents for the New Year will be a crocheted warmer for a teapot in the form of a snail, you can also tie warmers into mugs.
You can give your spouse for the holiday a warm woolen sater or a sports hat, knitted with your own hands. The surprise will be an intimate gift — crochet boxers. There are many ideas of such boxers on the Internet.
Colleagues can please related Christmas tree decorations. Small souvenirs: deer, snowmen, Santa Claus are traditional symbols of the New Year. Snowflakes, tangerines, boots, angels will come in handy for the New Year holiday. Such gifts will bring warmth and joy to relations with colleagues.
Knitted Christmas trees in pots, cones, balls will cheer you up.
DIY Christmas gifts for beginners
To take on the manufacture of a New Year’s gift with your own hands crochet, beginners should learn the technique of knitting a variety of patterns. The technique is simple, even a child can master it. It does not take a lot of time. And then you can already start knitting snoods, scarves, booties. With each resulting thing, skill will grow, the desire to surprise relatives and friends.
Also, knitting can interest, captivate. Having studied simple patterns, you can knit an elastic band for hair. Having mastered the knitting technique of the pattern you like, you can start knitting vests, socks, mittens.
What to give to relatives and colleagues for the New Year?
Of course, handmade New Year’s souvenirs should be neat and necessary. Gifts for children need to be considered carefully. If these are things, then they should be as comfortable as possible, not prickly. It is better to use hypoallergenic yarn for knitting. Such yarn as cotton, viscose, silk, high quality acrylic will appeal to the baby. Warm clothes are best knitted from merino wool or alpaca wool. In no case do not use mohair, angora wool, polyamide, lurex for children’s clothes.
Checking wool for naturalness is simple: when set on fire, natural wool burns with ashes, and artificial wool turns into a plastic ball. You can also check the yarn for comfort by running a ball over your lips. On the lips, the skin is sensitive, it immediately reacts to pricklyness, discomfort.
If this is a toy, then it should be made of bright yarn, it’s good if the details move in it. You can link your favorite children’s cartoon character.
Do-it-yourself souvenirs will delight relatives and colleagues. But at work, you should not give friends intimate knitted gifts. You can also not guess with the size of hats, mittens, socks. Therefore, it is better for colleagues to give elements of New Year’s decor:
- openwork crocheted napkins;
- souvenirs in the form of animals — symbols of the year;
- Christmas tree toys;
- knitted Christmas trees in pots;
- knitted planter.
But relatives will be happy with knitted things, they will warm them in the cold winter, bring comfort to the house. Christmas gift ideas for loved ones:
How long will it take to knit a New Year’s gift?
Learning to knit or crochet is easy if you have a burning desire and patience. Of course, this will take time at the beginning of the training. Then, with a certain skill, the thing can be knitted in 3–4 days. It depends on the individual characteristics of the person, the level of skill. Small toys can be made quickly, in 30 minutes:
- Christmas trees;
- Christmas balls;
- animals — symbols of the New Year;
Crocheted napkins for decorating the New Year’s table will not take much time either. But the finished product will bring satisfaction and joy.
Knitted souvenirs will bring warmth, comfort to loved ones, as ll as colleagues. This is a good alternative to store bought gifts. Knitted gifts for the New Year are always original. No need to be afraid for the quality of the gift. DIY gifts save the budget. Openwork knitar looks presentable at any time of the year.
In the next video, you will find additional ideas for knitted gifts for the New Year.