Wedding season is upon us and even if we’re not the ones getting married, we’re always excited to attend the weddings of our friends and family and watch their happiness unfold. Being a guest at so many weddings, however, can get expensive when it comes to buying gifts that are of good quality, so sometimes we prefer to prioritize nostalgia, detail, and great care over brand names and labels. That’s why we often make our own hand crafted wedding gifts! Creating a gift for someone yourself adds a layer of meaning for both you and the people receiving the gift and it makes it more likely to be kept, used, and cherished. Being yarn craft enthusiast, of course, our favourite ways to make our own wedding gifts are naturally to knit and crochet them.
Just in case you agree that making your own wedding gifts is the best idea but you need a little bit of inspiration when it comes to deciding on what to make and how, here are 15 beautiful DIY knitted and crocheted wedding gifts that anyone would feel lucky to get and that you’ll have a total blast making!
1. Wedding throw blanket
Any hand knitted blanket has the potential to become a family heirloom. Even people who don’t knit can recognize that afghans and blankets take time, care, and a lot of effort. That’s especially true with a stunning lace pattern like this one from Regina Fulton! Despite how intricate it looks, however, this pattern isn’t actually as complicated and intimidating as you might think. Their pattern shows you how to make the leaf pattern in a way that lets you memorize it easily and knit it through without hassle from there. A lace blanket like this one is certainly the kind of thing a bride might save to give to younger generations.
2. Knitted fried egg pot holders
Does the couple you’re making a wedding gift for have a sense of humour and a collective love for funny, kitschy things that don’t necessarily make sense but that are just a lot of fun? Then they might just be the perfect people to make these funny little fried egg pot holders for! We find that any couple we give handmade kitchen supplies to appreciates them very much and uses them all the time. Get the pattern from Olga Shkuta.
3. Cecilia wedding shawl
Perhaps you’re a close friend or family member of the bride and you’d really love to give her something beautiful a little bit early so she can actually use if at the wedding (or at least during her bridal photoshoot) rather than just after? Then perhaps a lace shawl or wrap that she can throw on when she gets chilly without detracting from the look of her dress is the best idea! This absolutely breathtaking pattern from Rita Maassen is certainly a concentration piece, but every stitch will be worth seeing the look on your loved one’s face when you present such a glorious gift for a such a special day.
4. Scalloped table runner
Are you a bit newer to the world of yarn crafts than intricate lace knitting really allows for, but you’re proud of what you can do and you’re still intent on using your new skills to show your loved ones how much you care? Then perhaps knitting a simple table runner is the answer! We love this pattern from Amy Stender because the scalloped edges add a bit of glamour to an otherwise pleasantly simple pattern that will match any décor scheme your friends have already built in their home.