With only three weeks until Christmas Day it’s crunch time for handcrafting gifts for people. Here is a roundup that can help: 20 different projects that make good gifts, use only one skein of yarn each and are quick to work up. Happy holidays!
1. One Skein Shawl
This beautiful crochet shawlette pattern from designer Rebecca Velasquez is a Caron one skein project.
2. Berry Sweet Crochet Clutch
This crochet bag pattern by Drew Emborsky is available for free from Leisure Arts. It’s an easy pattern that works up quickly with one skein of medium-weight yarn and would work as a gift for any girl in your life.
3. Fabric-Lined Cell Phone Cozy
If you are as quick with needle and thread as you are with your hook then you could easily work up several of these fabric-lined cell phone cozies before Christmas. Free crochet pattern from Cult of Crochet.
4. Mindless One Skein Scarf
I don’t know about you but I could definitely use some mindless crochet at this hectic time of year! This crochet scarf pattern (a free Ravelry download) by Nicole Ross fits the bill. Scarves work as gifts for almost anyone.
5. Crochet Market Bag
This free crochet pattern from By Number 19 uses just one 50g ball of cotton yarn. Work up sets of 3 or 5 to package together as gift sets for people in your life.
6. One Skein Hat and Matching One Skein Scarf
Get two for one with this pattern since both the hat and the scarf take only one skein of yarn each. This is a free Lion Brand crochet pattern.
7. Reversible Unisex Crochet Hat
This crochet pattern, available as a free Ravelry download, is for a one skein reversible hat that can be worn inside or out by guys or gals. Great flexibility for gift-giving; I could see making up a few to keep on hand to offer to unexpected guests that I don’t have personal gifts for! Designed by Nancy Smith.
8. Crochet Sponge Pattern
This cute free crochet pattern from Anastacia Knits is for a one-skein kitchen sponge. She also has a matching crochet dishcloth pattern.
9. One Skein Crochet Wristlets
A great gift for someone stylish in your life. This is a free Caron crochet pattern by Marilyn Losee.
10. Newborn Crochet Hat
If you’ve got babies in your life then you have many opportunities to make quick one-skein projects. I like this free Crochet Kitten pattern for “baby’s first cloche” hat.
11. One Skein Crochet Cowl
This crochet cowl is made with one skein of a bulky yarn so it works up fast. Great for last minute gifts. This free pattern is from Heldasland.
12. Crochet Flower Headband
This is an easy free crochet pattern from Creative Yarn.
13. Crochet Bookmark
Almost any single-color crochet bookmark pattern will be a one-skein project. I like this adorable angel bookmark as a Christmas present. Free pattern from Suzie’s Stuff.
14. Crochet Kerchief
Designer Kristen TenDyke offers a free crochet pattern for this kerchief that uses one 50 gram ball of yarn.
15. French Press Crochet Cozy
16. Crochet Bracelet
This free crochet cuff bracelet pattern is designed by Robyn Chachula and available through Crochet Today.
17. One Hour Tunisian Crochet Eye Mask
If it’s Christmas Eve and you need some gifts just make a few of these Tunisian crochet eye masks! Free pattern from No Tension Design.
18. Novelty Yarn Scarf
One skein of novelty yarn can go a long way, often looking like it took more time than it did. Here’s a free crochet pattern for a one skein pomp pom scarf from Crochet Gypsy on Ravelry.
19. Broomstick Lace Fingerless Gloves
A great technique, like broomstick lace, can also make a one skein project look really fancy. This free crochet pattern for fingerless gloves is over on Gritty Knits.
20. One Skein Pet Bed
Don’t forget the pets this Christmas! This one-skein crochet pet bed pattern comes from Crochet with Cris.