Free knitting patterns for Gift Bags, Gift Card Holders, Gift Toppers, Bottle Cozies, and other gift wrap knitting patterns. Most patterns for free. Updated 12/17/23
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Cozy Cottage Gift Box
This house shaped gift box has a roof that opens up to put your precious gift and can be used later as a decorative treasure keeper. Use it for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, or any other time you want. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Jessika Zontini. Web version is free.
Boxes Gift Wrap
Knit gift wrap with 2 design choices and three size options, but these wraps can be worked up to fit virtually any size or shape gift box that needs wrapping. After the recipient opens her present, the wrap turns into a bag and the gift bow becomes the handle, either to store the gift or as an additional gift. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Deborah Tomasello.
Wine Bottle Sweaters
These holiday bag cozies can be used to dress up bottle gifts or to hold other gifts. This pattern includes 4 different designs: snowmen, penguin, and two holiday patterns. Use stash or yarns left-over from other projects and turn them into beautiful gift wrappings. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Deborah Tomasello.
Christmas Cards and Notebook Cover
Created gorgeously personalizeed Christmas card keepsake with a fair isle snowflake motif or use the same motif to cover your notebook with your Christmas lists and holiday plans. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Bliss.
Secret Surprise Santa Box
This easy cute little Santa decoration hides a surprise under his hat, a small container to hide a gift card, small present, treat, or message. Size 6 in. / 16 cm including hat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Knight - Crafts from the Cwtch.
Sweater WiP Christmas Card
This pattern shows you how to create the sweater (with 2 different designs) and then the card. Easily adaptable as a standalone item such as a brooch/badge or decoration. Designed by Yankee Yarns Designs
Santa and His Sack Gift Bags
Drawstring bags for Christmas around 4" (10cm), just the right size for a treat, gift card, or small present. Size ~ Width: 4” (10cm) across front, Height: 4½“ (11.5cm). Designed by marianna mel.
Snow Man Gift Card Holder
Designed by Yarnspirations, this gift card holder is an adorable way to make your gift memorable.
Santa Gift Bag
Drawstring bag for Christmas knit with stripes to represent Santa's outfit, beard, face, and hat, and embellished with knit pieces and pompoms. Finished Measurements: 28" x 19" Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Christmas Tree Gift Card Cozy
Designed by Yarnspirations, this gift card holder is knit in garter and stockinette stitch decorated with button ornaments and colorful seam that make it special.
Poinsettia Gift Topper
This knit gift decoration by Bernat can be knit in two colors and you can add jingle bells as an optinoal fun touch. Best of all it knits up in two hours!
Knit Gift Wrap
This gift wrap is designed to dress up smaller gifts like jewelry, but can easily be adapted to fit a larger or odd size gift like a bottle, coffee cup, and so forth. Designed by Heidi Gustad
Darlene Dale designed these three gift bags sized SM: 4 x 6 1/4″/10 x 16cm, M:7 1/2 x 10″/19 x 25.5cm L:8 1/2 x 11″/21.5 x 28 cm
Snowman Bottle Topper
This cheerful snowman will fit almost any bottle to dress up a gift or add holiday decor to the table. Designed by Phoenixknits.
More Free Patterns
Knitted post cards backed with printed card stock that the designer says you can actually send through the mail. Also would work great as gift tags, holiday decor, or adapted for gift card holders. Designed by Deborah V. Gardner.
Billy Buttons Bottle Hugger
Snowman bottle hugger is 7 inches/18cm high sitting or 11 inches/28cm standing. He is ideal for making a gift bottle special or decorating a holiday table. You can also use him as a shelf sitter or standing ornament – or even a toy. Designed by Phoenixknits.
Holly Bottle Topper
Free knitting pattern for holly decoration for that wine or other bottle gift. Also great for gift box decoration.
Wrap Your Bottle Cozy
Give and display your wine bottles with handknit cozies.
This pattern includes instructions and templates for completing the whole card as shown. The Santa is knit mostly in garter stitch. Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown.
Gift Jar Toppers
Yarnspirations designed this great way to finish off your homemade goodies. And a great use for leftover yarn!
This pattern includes instructions for completing the whole card as shown. The fluffy snowman is knit in garter stitch using a textured yarn. Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown who also has a Santa card and Gingerbread House card.
Buttoned Bottle Cozy
One skein of yarn makes a mini sweater for your bottled gift.
Holiday Gift Bag
Yvonne Ellsworth designed this pretty gift bag with simple stitch holiday pattern motifs. I can’t seem to find a size on it so you might want to swatch to check before you start.
Victorian Gift Card Pouch
Designed by Wool Free and Loving Knit, this cute pouch with lace trim is a special way to present a gift card.
Gingerbread House Card
This knitted gingerbread house motif would make a special Christmas card. It is worked in 4 ply yarn and decorated with buttons. Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown.
Wooly Wine Bottle Cozy
Argyle pattern is a perfect way to dress up a gift!
Something Special Gift Bags
These gift bags by Balls to the Wall Knits come in three sizes and closed hole and open hole options.
Holiday Gift Bags
jentide designed these drawstring lace bags that only 2.5 ounces of yarn.
Lace Christmas Tree Gift Topper
Larisa Valeeva designed this lovely lace Christmas tree, perfect for an ornament or gift decoration.
North Pole Pals
DROPS Design created this quick, perfect decoration of a hat and scarf for any bottled gift. Perfect for leftover yarn!
Drawstring Gift Bags
Pamela Mackenzie created these gift bags in 3 sizes. They are a great reusable substitute for wrapping paper. Can be made in a few hours.
This lacy snowflake from Berroco is approximately 7½” across from point to point (after steaming) – perfect for adding as a gift topper.
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Festive Fun Gift Bags
Drawstring gift or treat bags for Christmas or other times of the year featuring Santa, snowman, teddy bear, and robin. Ideal for hanging on the Christmas tree, gifts at children’s parties and very popular at craft fairs and bazaars. Santa, the snowman, robin and teddy bear are all knitted separately and stitched to a bag of your choice. There are 3 sizes of bag: Large bag - 13cm x 11cm (5in x 4.5in). Medium bag - 12cm x 10cm (4.5in x 4in). Small bag - 9.5cm x 7cm (3.75in x 2.75in). DK weight yarn. Designed by dollytime
Secret Santa Goody Bag
This happy Santa goody bag is very easy to knit with a drawstring hat which when opened will reveal all the festive treats inside. Use him in place of a traditional stocking, hang him on the Christmas tree or place several Secret Santa goody bags on the table to surprise party guests. SIZE: 15cm x 12cm (6in x 5in). DK weight yarn. Designed by toyshelf
This could be used for scones, cookies, a small loaf of bread … anything yummy that needs to stay warm. A nice gift to knit whether it is stuffed ahead of time with baked goods or not! BONUS: This knitting pattern include the designer’s personal Blue Ribbon Biscuit Recipe, and a Springtime Dishcloth knitting pattern.
Wine Bottle Gift Bag
This one-skein wonder has stretchy lace body and picot hem that accommodate standard sized bottles of any shape, from champagne and wine to liqueur and craft beer..
Gift Bags in Norwegian, Snowflake and Fair Isle patterns
These patterns are sold separately. The gift bag measures approx 8” in height and 5” in width, finished. Great stash buster.
- Get the Norwegian bag knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the Snowflake bag knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the Fair Isle bag knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get DK weight yarn for this pattern on Etsy
Bear and Rabbit Drawstring Gift Bags
Dimensions : 12cm wide and 14cm from bottom to top edge of bag when full.
Mini Mitten Gift Card Holder
Mini mittens are the perfect size for gift card holders or ornaments. The pattern comes with patterns and instructions for the appliques.
Jammies Knit Jar Gift Bags
Specific knitting instructions for the three Jammies in these photos are including in the pattern: quart size small mouth, 8-oz small mouth, 8-oz wide mouth squat style jar (from Ball). Instructions are included for adjusting pattern to fit pint wide-mouth jars, 12-oz small mouth jars, etc.