Free Crochet Patterns for Speedy Gifts
Whether it is Christmas, a birthday, or any sudden need for a gift, all crocheters need some stand by patterns that they can make quickly. The ideal place to find these quick patterns is the internet and free patterns are so much the better, in these difficult times. Here are a few gift suggestions and patterns to start your emergency pattern store.
The 25 Quick and Thrifty Free Patterns e book is available to download from the Fave Crafts site. The e book includes a book bag, bouquet of pansies, dishcloth, bookmark, and baby hat. Another free downloadable e book at the 'Favecrafts' site is “Make it a Red Heart Holiday”, which contains several patterns for hats, a cardholder, Christmas decorations and other items, which would crochet up quickly.
More Free Crochet Patterns for Quick Gifts
All Free Crochet has “11 Free Easy Patterns for Holiday Visits”. The patterns include scarves, the simple speedy cowl, to keep head, neck or both warm on chilly winter days, several hats and others. Hats and scarves are quick to make and a great way to use up those odd balls and skeins of yarn that all crocheters collect.
Gauntlets or fingerless gloves are quick to make and very useful. Berroco Yarn has two free patterns for gauntlets, one for ordinary gauntlets that would be very quick to crochet and another for ingenious gauntlets that can also convert to mittens. The Lion Brand yarn site has a one-skein hat and bath accessories that would work up quickly.
Any reader will appreciate a colourful bookmark. The sock monkey bookmark would brighten any book, whether it is a maths textbook or War and Peace. Other interesting bookmarks include a practical key shaped bookmark, a cup cake bookmark, starflower and teacher’s bookmark. Another ingenious small gift is the key chain mittens and beanie. There are so many lovely and ingenious crochet bookmark patterns all over the internet that you are sure to find the perfect bookmark for everyone on your gift list.
Baby wrist rattles are colourful and work up quickly. The imaginative and colourful bibs at The Daily Crochet would be a baby gift that mothers will bless you for. A crochet mouse would make a charming gift for a baby.
Join Ravelry.com, membership is free and gives access to thousands of free crochet patterns as well as a lively crochet community. Ravelry has a selection of free patterns for quick crochet gifts. The quick cupcake pincushion would make a lovely gift. Scarves, hats, hot pads, a tiny teddy bear, soap savers, headbands hot pads and other items would all be acceptable gift and all are amongst the Ravelry collection of quick gifts.
Cotton yarn will crochet up into a washcloth and soap saver, a dishcloth, or a facecloth depending on type. Ordinary yarn will crochet up into an amigurumi figure, a scarf, or hat. Crochet a decorative flower, stick a pin in it, and it is a brooch, put it on a cheap hair ornament and you have brought it to a different level, or attach several different coloured decorative flowers to long pipe cleaners, and you have a bouquet. Mobile telephone cozies are popular, protecting these delicate machines against scratches. How about a spectacle case or book cover, there are all kinds of cozies and caddies that you can crochet up quickly.
The internet has many patterns for last minute gifts. Bookmark these sites today and you will never be at a lost for a speedy gift, for Christmas, birthdays, or any other gift-giving occasion. Most speedy projects take very little yarn, and you could use up some left over from other projects and, with a free pattern from the internet, your only expense will be your time. Begin your emergency pattern store today.
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