So much to be done and time is getting short. All those grand plans you had for crocheting up the perfect gift for family and friends are now down to the wire. For those of you looking for a quick crochet gift project, I and a few of my fellow designer/blogger friends have some suggestions for you.
From the lovely Tamara Kelly over at Moogly the first pattern of her 2015 Moogly Holiday Mini CAL is available. Make this chunky cowl with one skein of Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA… in less than an hour! Video tutorials included!
Tamara also pulled together a gift giving guide on the Lion Brand Blog (including my Sparkly Jar Cover).
From Celina of Simply Collectible Crochet here is a list of some quick crochet projects that would make great gifts. I especially love her “Coraline in Morocco Cowl”. Make it in festive colors or a sparkly yarn and you have a lovely quick gift to brighten someone’s holiday. This would be a really great project for one of those lone balls of beautiful yarn that has been sitting in your stash for a couple of years un-loved.
From Jessie of Jessie-At-Home is her Last Minute Gift pattern Round-up from 2014. My favorite in this Round-up is the pattern for the “Lorraine” a wonderful wide ear warmer that buttons in the back. I especially like the version Jessie made with a big bold crocheted flower on it.
From Kathy of ELK Studio is the gorgeous “Peppermint Kisses” beanie. This pattern gives you 2 different band styles to choose from as well. I could see this hat worked in any combination of colors. You could even work it in your giftee’s school colors.
One of my favorite recent designs for a quick crochet gift is my “Smidgen Cozy”. This project is quick to make because you are working with a large hook and very bulky yarn. All you need is yarn, hook, a pretty button and an evening to crochet up this cozy gift.
A lot of my patterns available for purchase thru my Ravelry Shop also work up quickly for gift giving.
One of my favorites to use as a Christmas brooch is my “Little Christmas Wreath”. You can work it up in any yarns you have available, just use the appropriate size hook to fit your yarn. The little wreaths can also be embellished with beads to make them even more festive.
Another quick project is my “Twisted Vs Cowl”. This project again takes advantage of bulky yarn and a big hook, as well as an open stitch pattern, to speed you to completion of another gift.
My all-time favorite crochet gift project for my female friends and relatives though is my “Anna Moebius Cowl”. I can complete one of these cowls in approximately 3 hours. I especially like to use yarns with long color changes as the stitch pattern shows them off spectacularly.
Hopefully one or more of the patterns you can find thru these links will be just what you need for your gift-making projects. Remember to be gentle with yourself and take lots of breaks while you are stitching away on those last-minute gifts.