The holidays are fast approaching, and you know what that means… GIFTS!
It can get overwhelming trying to figure out what to gift to your loved ones, so I figured it might be helpful for some of you if I compiled a list of a few of my favourite items that you can crochet to gift! And really, there’s nothing more thoughtful than a beautifully handmade gift.
I’ve included both paid and free holiday patterns, as well as a few patterns written by my talented friends!
I’ve separated the holiday patterns into categories based on how quickly these gifts work up – Detailed (will take a few days), Moderate (might take 1-2 days), Quick & Easy (takes a few hours). Note: The actual amount of time will obviously depend on your personal skill level.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom for some bonus holiday gifting ideas for crocheters!
If you have a few days to work on the gift.
Roberta the Astronaut Pattern
This beautiful astronaut is the perfect toy to crochet for the space-loving child in your life! You can change the yarn colour up to easily customize this toy for the recipient.
You’ll find the pattern in my shop ($7 CAD)
Ketchup Bottle Pillow Pattern
This large Ketchup Bottle Pillow is any condiment lover’s dream.
You’ll find the free pattern on my blog, or you can purchase the printable PDF in my shop ($6 CAD)
Tiny Floral Bouquet Pattern
Create this beautiful tiny bouquet for anyone who loves delicate and dainty decor.
You’ll find the free pattern on my blog, or you can purchase the pattern collection in my shop ($6 CAD for 4 patterns)
If you have 1-2 days to work on the gift.
Gingerbread Bunny Pattern
This adorable Gingerbread Bunny pattern is designed by my friend Laura of The Cozy Chipmunk. I love all the outfit details!
You’ll be able to purchase the printable PDF pattern from her Etsy Shop ($3.50 CAD)
Rudolph Reindeer Pattern
Make this as an ornament or as a stocking stuffer!
You’ll find the free pattern of the naked Rudolph on my blog, or purchase the printable PDF that includes Rudolph with the sweater in my shop ($4 CAD)
Santa Claus Pattern
This cute little Santa Claus is designed by my friend Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio!
The free pattern comes in two parts on her blog, or you can purchase the printable PDF from her Ravelry shop! ($5 USD)
Quick & Easy
Great last minute gifts!
Wreathlet Wreath Bracelet Pattern
This beautiful bracelet is designed by my friend Lizette of Chrisette Designs. It’s a perfect accessory to Christmasify your outfit!
The Wreathlet pattern comes with a video tutorial and lots of photos!
You’ll find the free pattern on her blog, or you can purchase the printable PDF from her Etsy shop! ($3.49 USD)
Hot Chocolate Ornament Pattern
These mug ornaments are the perfect gifts to give a home decor enthusiast… or just anyone who enjoys a warm cozy drink! They’re very customizable and work up quickly.
You’ll find the free pattern on my blog, or you can purchase the printable PDF in my shop ($3 CAD)
Elf Spaghetti & Maple Syrup Ornament Patterns
If you know anyone who loves the movie Elf, they’ll love these little ornaments!
The free pattern for these ornaments will be released on December 1st. In the meantime, you’ll be able to purchase the printable PDF in my shop! ($5 CAD)
Reusable Cotton Rounds
These are one of my favourite gifts to make people. Reusable cotton rounds are not only easy to make, but they’re eco-friendly and very useful!
Package these in cute little mason jars and attach a tag to the jar with a beautiful ribbon!
Learn how to make them in this post!
Bonus – Useful Gifts for Crocheters!
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Yarn Ball Winder
A yarn ball winder is something that can help you create neat little cakes of yarn that are uniform in shape. I love mine because it helps to keep the yarn I am using for current projects more organized.
This isn’t a must-have, but it’s definitely a nice to have. And something about winding up skeins of yarn is extremely therapeutic.
You’ll find this yarn ball winder on the WeCrochet site! ($19.99 USD)
This one is a bit random, but this cart is perfect for any crocheter who is in need of storage space and a little bit of yarn organization. I have two of these IKEA carts in my studio.
I keep my current projects, tools I use the most, and specialty tools and materials on my carts.
They come in 3 neutral colours, and you’ll find them at your local IKEA! ($39.99 CAD)
If you know a crocheter who is always jotting things down onto scrap pieces of paper, get them a bullet journal to help them stay organized.
Over the past few years, I have filled up THREE of these Leuchttrum notebooks. The A5 size is my go-to.
I use mine as a planner, but also to jot down design ideas or to keep track of where I’m at when working on patterns.
You’ll be able to find these at your local stationery stores or on Amazon! ($26.95 CAD)
Organization is so important when you are crocheting. If you know a crocheter who is constantly working on more than one project, get them some beautiful baskets to help them stay organized!
I really like these baskets from IKEA, but any basket will work. Just stay away from baskets that have large open gaps (like wire baskets) so you don’t lose small amigurumi parts when moving the basket around.
Find these baskets at your local IKEA! ($9.99 CAD)
Will you be crocheting gifts for the holidays this year? I hope this list helps. Have a safe holiday season, and happy gifting! 🙂
I love all of these! Thank you!