The holidays are quickly sneaking up on us. Luckily, you still have time to crochet plenty of handmade gifts. When you work small projects with large hooks, it doesn’t take much time at all to get the job done. All of these fifteen free crochet patterns are for projects that use less than 150 yards of yarn and are worked with an M or N size crochet hook.
1. Quick Pretty Crochet Scarflette
I think that this free Lion Brand crochet pattern for a scarflette would work as a gift for girls of many ages.
2. Crochet Nesting Bowls
Moogly offers a free crochet pattern for these make-them-quickly crochet nesting bowls. Give a set as a gift on their own or fill one with candies or soaps.
3. Felted Crochet iPod Case
This free Ravelry download pattern from Noelle Williams could be used to personalize an iPod you’re giving as a gift or just given as a small gift of its own.
4. Easy Little Baby Sweater
CrochetKitten calls this the 3 hour baby sweater. Make one for every baby you know this Christmas!
5. Novelty Yarn Shawlette
Designer Diane Serviss calls this the Angel Hair Scarflette, but I think it looks more like a shawletter. It uses novelty yarn and large hooks to make a pretty accessory in a short amount of time. Free Ravelry pattern.
6. Crochet Necktie
Crochet Colored Glasses shares the free pattern for this quick-to-make ribbed crochet necktie.
7. Crochet Cloche Hat
Crochet Today offers a free crochet cloche hat pattern that can be worked up fast since it uses an N hook. Make it solid like this one or alternate colors each row to make it striped.
8. Quick Chemo Crochet Caps
Many people enjoy donating items to charity during the holidays. Crochet chemo caps are a great item to donate. This free pattern from Deb’s Crafts is one option for a design for making a bunch of them.
9. Buttoned Crochet Cowl
A crochet cowl is a great gift for almost anyone. This one was decorative buttons. Note that the free ravelry pattern is written using British crochet terms. If you love buttons, check out this roundup of projects that combine buttons and crochet.
10. Scalloped Crochet Cowl
Another good free crochet pattern for a quick-to-make cowl is the Scallop Edged cowl from The Cozy Corner, which has a single decorative button.
11. Fast Crochet Roses
Make up a bunch of these crochet roses, which are worked up with an M hook, and then you’ll have them for all sorts of last minute gifts. You can add them to packaging instead of bows. Or you can put together a bouquet of them to give to people – a great gift for unexpected visitors who you don’t want to send away emptyhanded. Free pattern from DROPS design.
12. Scrunchy, Slouchy Slipper Socks
Lion brand offers a free crochet socks pattern in kids’ sizes as well as adults. Socks are always a great Christmas gift. Plus many of us haven’t made crochet socks before so it offers a chance to work on a new type of project.
13. Crochet Drawstring Bag
Berroco offers the free crochet pattern for this crochet drawstring shoulder bag. It can be the gift or can serve as the unique packaging for the gift.
14. Crochet Fabric Yarn Pod
Neauveau Fiber Art shares the quick free crochet pattern for this yarn pod made from recycled fabric. What is a yarn pod, you ask? It’s a carrying case for your latest crochet or knitting project. Make one for yourself and for every crafter you know this Christmas!
15. Crochet Hook Vase
Which types of projects are you likely to make for holiday gifts this year?