The holidays are in full swing and officially here. To help you with your gift giving ideas, I’ve compiled 10 free crochet patterns to inspire you in your holiday creations. Perhaps you’re looking for a present to give a teacher, neighbour or co-worker. Or maybe a special friend or family member who would love and appreciate a handmade item. There are lots of creative and fun ideas to share so let’s begin:
One Hour Double Crochet Cowl by Sweet Bee Crochet
One hour and one skein is all it takes to make this cozy cowl. You’ll need an 8mm hook and your choice of colour in Bernat Softee Chunky yarn to make this soft and squishy design. It’s an extremely beginner friendly pattern, as after your starting chain, you’ll be using double crochet throughout. You’ll work in rows and then stitch the ends together to create the cowl shape. The stitch texture looks great with this yarn and it also works up quickly because it is bulky weight. It’s a wonderful option for a holiday gift regardless of your level of experience as a crocheter. This length works well because it sits close and tucks in nicely underneath a jacket. You could also easily adjust the length to make it shorter before stitching the ends if you wanted a cozier fit. Or add another skein to make it longer to wrap around your neck a few times for extra thickness and warmth. This soft and comfy cowl pattern is found here: One Hour Double Crochet Cowl by Sweet Bee Crochet
Susan Wrist Warmers by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
This gift ideas is extremely practical, easily customizable and looks oh so lovely. These wrist warmers by Sunflower Cottage Crochet is a double win because not only do you get the pattern, but you are also introduced to the “sedge stitch” and the tutorial for that is included. If you are visual learner, a Youtube video is also available. The pattern works up quickly in just under an hour and would make a great gift because of how personal you can make them! Adjust the thickness, colour or even the size, however you’ll need to have an idea of some basic measurements. They are a great gift for people who like to have their fingers free but still want to feel some warmth and coziness on chilly days. Answering a cell phone, grabbing something from your bag and holding a coffee are all things that would be just a little easier with a pair of these on. The Susan Wrist Warmers would make a great option for a teacher gift, stocking stuffers, neighbour gifts or even just for yourself. They are a great stash buster too so grab your yarn, hook and get started on these beauties today. Check out the pattern at Sunflower Cottage Crochet for all the great details.
Mug Hugger Coffee Cozy by The Jonesy Co.
There’s nothing like that first hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning. The warmth it brings to your hands, hopefully giving you a few moments of calm before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. Or perhaps you enjoy a nice cozy cup of hot chocolate when you get inside from a shoveling the freshly fallen snow. The Mug Hugger Coffee Cozy from The Jonesy Co. is such a sweet and thoughtful gift, not to mention practical. Using worsted weight cotton yarn and a 5mm hook, you’ll work a beautiful lemon peel stitch to create a lovely and adjustable mug cozy to keep the warmth going a little longer. And, it’s just plain cute adding a bit of fun and colour to your morning caffeine routine. What a great little gift idea this would be! Pair it with a mug and a bag of fresh coffee beans or hot chocolate for a delightful and useful holiday gift. Great for teachers, family, friends or anyone who likes some warmth and comfort in their day. The pattern mentions the cozy works for a variety of mug sizes and with the tie, could be easily adjustable to accommodate most coffee cups. This is a written pattern with accompanying photos and is a super quick and simple make. Check it out here: The Mug Hugger Coffee Cozy by The Jonesy Co.
Ice Cream Pint Cosy by Modern Crochet
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Unless it’s the winter time because who wants to hold a cold container in their hands when it’s already freezing outside? Modern Crochet has just the pattern for you! Using double stranded worsted weight yarn (or one strand of bulky), this Ice Cream Pint Cosy will keep your hands warm so you can enjoy your favourite flavor no matter how cold it is. Make one in your favoruite colours but note that in the pattern details, it is recommended to use yarn that is machine washable in case your ice cream drips over. The pattern works up so fast, you could probably make a few within one hour. It uses double crochet throughout with one row of single crochet so it’s very simple and extremely beginner friendly. If you have someone on your list that loves their ice cream, this would be a great gift for them. Everyone loves a sweet treat! You can find the pattern here: The Ice Cream Pint Cosy by Modern Crochet
Crochet Top Knot Headband by Wool and Flaxen
A cute and fashionable headband is great option for gift giving. This pattern by Wool and Flaxen is simply adorable. The main focus of this design is the beautiful knot which sits so beautifully on the headband itself. Acrylic yarn is suggested although any worsted weight yarn will work. You’ll also need a 5mm hook and a yarn needle. Simple, right? It gets better! You’ll use basic stitches to create this piece and upon completion, you’ll have a stunning gift ready to go. On their website, the pattern is written out with simple instructions that are clear and easy to follow. Photos are also included to assist you in forming the knot portion and they are clear and show the steps wonderfully. The size for this headband is 3-6 months but if you head over to the pattern link, instructions on how to access other sizes is also available. Wool and Flaxen has you covered for a cute and classic headband and you can find the pattern here: Crochet Top Knot Headband
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Headband by A Crafty Concept
Ashley from A Crafty Concept has got you covered for a great gift idea. But be prepared, you will probably end up making more than one because this pattern is simply gorgeous. Just as the title describes, it is easy peasy to make. The pattern is for an adult sized headband but the instructions for modifications to make other sizes is included. Wouldn’t this make the sweetest parent/child gift set? The tutorial is fabulous as it includes written, photo and video formats so there is a lot of support and guidance to help you along. The pattern makes use of the lemon peel stitch which looks so beautiful in this design. It’s very simple and Ashley walks you through it if it’s a stitch that you aren’t familiar with. It is beginner friendly and would make a super fab gift for anyone who likes to have that cozy feeling all winter long. You’ll need Bernat Home Dec yarn and 6mm hook to make this beauty and you can find the pattern here: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Headband
Crochet Plant Hanger by Whistle and Ivy
A unique and thoughtful gift idea is a potted plant in a crochet plant hanger. Whistle and Ivy has the perfect pattern to create your own using a 7mm hook and Bernat Home Dec Outdoor yarn. It is a very straightforward pattern complete with photos displaying the various steps and would make a great project for any skill level. A potted plant in this handmade hanger would be a wonderful thank you gift for the host of a holiday party or perhaps a special school teacher or neighbour. If you’re hosting a party and have some holiday games to entertain with, this would be a fun prize for one of your guests to win. This pattern would display beautifully in any home or make an extra special handmade gift to give over the holdays. Find it here: Crochet Plant Hanger by Whistle and Ivy
Simple Crochet Mini Basket by Just Be Crafty
Baskets are a useful item, especially when they are cute and handmade. Just Be Crafty has a super duper pattern for you that will create two variations of a simple, single crochet basket. With instructions for both a short and tall basket, you can easily pick one to make that would suit your gift giving needs. Or make both since they are so easy to create! Make them a solid colour or switch it up with some stripes. . I really love the cute little handles on these baskets, they really complete the whole pattern nicely and give it such a nice finished appearance. These would be great to fill with Christmas candy, or maybe a small winter set with some magic gloves, hand sanitizer and pocket tissues (which would make a great teacher gift!). Fill them with some cute little soaps and some face scrubbies or washcloths for little spa set. Or simply make a few in different sizes and gift as a set for that special someone who is hard to figure out presents for. These baskets are great for stashing in your desk or night table, or perhaps even in the console of your car to hold lip balm or change. There are so many ways you can use these sweet baskets. To get started on your own, you can visit here: Simple Crochet Mini Basket by Just Be Crafty
Munich Beanie by Rebekah Haas
Rebekah has created a stunning beanie hat filled with texture and personality. Made with her husband in mind, this pattern offers a simple yet distinct design that will surely keep that special someone warm all winter long. To make this hat you will need worsted weight yarn and a 6.5mm hook. This hat pattern is written for a men’s loose fit hat but Rebekah also gives some simple instructions on how to adjust the sizing for a women’s fit. Using the berry stitch to achieve the texture and stitch dimensions, it really adds to the comfortable and cozy look of the beanie. If the berry stitch is new to you, a quick “how to” is included. Everyone loves a handmade hat, especially when it’s made with love and personalized with favourite colours. Be sure to add this hat to your list of holiday makes this year. The pattern for this great hat is here: Munich Beanie by Rebekah Haas
Wine Bottle Bag by Lovable Loops
The holidays always mean getting together to celebrate with family, friends or co workers. If you’re invited as a guest, it’s a thoughtful and appreciative token to bring a little “thank you” item for the host. Often it’s a bottle of wine to enjoy together at the party and share amongst your friends. This beautiful wine bottle bag created by Lovable Loops is perfect for the occasion. Not only can you create it with holiday colours but it’s great for transporting the bottle and giving it a little extra padding with the soft yarn. You’ll need a 4.5 mm hook and worsted weight yarn for this pattern, which is (you guessed it) a quick and easy make! Upon completed, the height of the bag is approximately 12 inches tall with a base circumference of 2.5 inches. This is a really great and creative pattern that I know you’ll enjoy making. Head over to the Lovable Loops blog to check it out: Wine Bottle Bag
There you have it! 10 free crochet patterns to help you with your holiday gift giving. I hope you found something you like! All photos and links were shared with permission from the individual designers. Please check out their blogs and Instagram to show them some love and support. Did you enjoy this round up? Come find me over on Instagram at Sweet Bee Crochet and let me know. Happy holidays!!