There is nothing that says thoughtful as much as a hand made card.
Whatever the occasion, there is something really special about sending a card that has been hand made, be it by yourself or a fellow crafter.
Whilst knitting mostly lends itself to holidays/winter type celebrations, this hand knit birthday card can be made and sent all year round.
It is sure to put a smile on the face of the birthday person, whether or not they are into knitting.
This birthday card is also really simple and speedy to make and is a great project for using up tiny bits of leftover yarn.
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How to make a hand knit birthday present card
To make the hand knit birthday card, first of all gather your supplies.
You will need a blank card, some glue (a glue gun is fine) or adhesive pads, and a way of writing your message onto the front of the card.
We chose to use a rubber stamp which was purchased on Etsy.
To knit the present, you need some double knit or aran (worsted) thickness yarn and 4.5mm knitting needles. We used some baby wool.
Simply cast on 10 stitches and knit in plain garter stitch until the piece is square. Cast off and weave in the ends.
You then need to tie either some spare yarn or a piece of ribbon around the gift. We used a piece half a metre long. The two colour yarn gives a nice effect – you could use anything though, even string would look nice. This tweed yarn would be nice to have for such a project as you could use a variety of colours depending on your colour theme.
We used The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters to wrap the little knitted present.
Be careful not to pull too tight as you do this or the square will go out of shape.
Then tie a bow on the top and hide the long bits behind the gift.
Stick the hand knit gift onto the card and you are done!
Send the card and bring a smile to a special person’s face!
This is a really easy knitting project and if you are non knitter, this is a perfect place to start!