2011 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

By Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

The holidays are right around the corner! If you’ve waited until the last minute to start crocheting your holiday gifts, don’t worry. Here’s a list of crochet patterns that are quick to crochet. After digging through all the crochet patterns on the site, it was hard to narrow down the patterns to share in this post. If you don’t find a quick pattern that’s right for you, feel free to roam through the crochet archives as there are plenty more patterns to choose from. The first half of this list are patterns that are available in the Crochet Spot Store, while the second half of the list are freebie patterns. Enjoy the patterns, and have fun with your last minute crocheting!

Lover’s Knot Loop Scarf
This scarf uses the knot stitch, which makes it quick to work up. A few rounds and you’re done! The loop shape makes the scarf very stylish as you can wear it in many different ways.

Simple Soap Savers
The soap savers are small pouches that you can match up with beautiful soaps. Choose a design you like and pair it with handmade soap or your favorite bar of soap.

Kaleido Coasters
Kaleido coasters are fun and full of color! This unique coaster pattern can be made in your friend’s or family member’s favorite colors. Whip up an entire set in no time.

Little Safari Animals
These cute little animals are a great alternative to crocheting larger stuffed animals if you’re pressed for time. They make great gifts for children or for adults who love something cute.

Floral Triangle Earrings
Crocheted earrings are in! Make these floral triangles for any woman who’s ready to dress up for spring. Forget about the cold winter weather.

Super Versatile Cat Bed
Here’s a pattern if you need something to make for a small pet. Crocheted with bulky weight yarn and a large crochet hook, the bed works up fairly quickly. You can crochet the bed for cats, small dogs, or other small animals.

Chic and Simple Neck Warmer

The name says it all, it is in fact a chic and simple neck warmer. Crochet this neck warmer for anyone with a simple fashion style.

Crossbody Pocket Purse
This little purse is really cute! It’s great for anyone who doesn’t like to drag around a giant purse all the time. It can also be crocheted for a child.

Super Simple Baby Socks
Every baby needs baby socks! This pattern is quick to work up due to its extremely simple design. Feel free to crocheting them in a ton of different colors to make a set of socks.

Easy Textured Washcloth
Washcloths are classic crocheted gifts. They can be used as dishcloths, bathing cloths, or whatever anyone may need a cleaning cloth for.

Striped Skinny Scarf
Crocheted with bulky weight yarn, the striped skinny scarf is completed in only three rows. Skinny scarves are great for young girls. They are best used as a stylish accessory rather than for warmth.

One Ball Ribbon Scarf
You can crochet this scarf as fast as you can crochet through one ball of yarn. Ribbon yarn is very pretty, especially when used with this simple pattern.

Absolutely Easy Baby Bib
This is one of the fastest bibs you can crochet! It’s crocheted in the round and has chains on both ends to secure the bib around a baby’s neck. You can personalize the bib by adding an applique if desired.

Have fun crocheting your last minute gifts, and have a wonderful holiday season everyone! If you need more patterns to browse through, feel free to roam the crochet archives.

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  1. shelby says:

    Thank you sooo much! I make gifts for 14 people, and it takes longer than you’d think! Being in middle school, the teachers aren’t helping with the loads of homework we’re given. These are great ideas for quick presents! Thanks again!

  2. Sara says:

    I just went in and got your Cool coasters1 pattern less than an hour ago. I remembered making them last Christmas for my sisters, and I wanted a set too. Thank you.

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