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Free Crochet Patterns That Make Easy Last Minute Gifts

Updated on January 16, 2013
Mesh Scarf
Mesh Scarf | Source
Slouchy Hat
Slouchy Hat | Source

Crocheted items make great gifts, if you’ve got enough time to make something. But what about the inevitable last minute event or birthday? What do you do then?

Don’t slog off to the nearest big-box mega-mall and brave the masses to pick out a generic gift. As long as you’ve got at least a few hours’ notice, you can create something beautiful and one of a kind just in time for the party.

The following list of free crochet patterns has ideas for all types of people, and for all occasions. (Or, satisfy your need for instant gratification by crocheting a gift for yourself.)

Crochet Hats

Hats are a great gift to crochet when you are short on time. Some hat patterns take as little as an hour or two to whip up.

Basic Hat Pattern This basic pattern is easily adjustable. A perfect pattern for a beginner. This hat could be made for a man or a woman, depending which yarn you use.

Slouchy Beret This is a cute basic beret pattern. Also includes a bonus flower pattern should you choose to give your beret a little bling.

Slouchy Hat Another good pattern for a man or a woman. This is a great pattern to use for self-striping yarn.

Bucket Hat This is a great pattern for women who like hats with wide brims.

Easy Hat

Crochet Scarves

Crochet scarves make a quick, practical gift anyone is sure to love.

Mesh Scarf While this latticework scarf is sure to work up quickly, it does require blocking, so give yourself at least two or three days to complete this project.

Men's Scarf This man's scarf looks like it's a cabled knit, when it's really crocheted. Great for keeping any man in your life warm during those cold winter days.

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Crochet Jewelry

Crocheted jewelry is small, making for a good quick project. Beautiful and different, crocheted jewelry is often well received.

American Idol Inspired Earrings Easy to make crocheted circles look great, and are just like the earrings A.I. contestant Lilly Scott wore.

Granny Square Earrings Cute, dainty granny squares. This pattern is in diagram form, but a written pattern is available with just a click.

Angel Wings Necklace This beautiful necklace looks great dressed up or down. Great for women who like statement pieces. This is sure to have everyone talking.

Basket Weave Crochet Cuff This cute cuff makes a great gift for women who like chunky bracelets. All you need to make this pattern is a hook, some crochet threat, and two buttons.

Angel Wing Necklace
Angel Wing Necklace | Source
Nesting Bowls
Nesting Bowls | Source

Crochet Coasters

Crochet coasters are fun and easy to make, and are great for using up all those small bits of yarn you have hanging around. Make a bunch ahead of time, and you'll always have a gift on hand.

Cute Flower Coasters These cute flower coasters look great in any color. Put together six or more, wrap with a ribbon, and give as a set.

Square Coasters These square, no fuss coasters are a great gift for anyone in your life, even the men.

Crochet Bowls

Crochet bowls add fun and whimsy to a room. Crochet with several strands of yarns held together to create a thicker bowl that has variety and interest.

Nesting Bowls This pattern includes three different sizes, with each bowl stacking within the next.


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    • wordsmith2418 profile image

      Veronica Lewis 5 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

      Nice patterns and ideas. I esp. like the angel wing necklace and granny square earrings. I'm making small items for a womens seminar and these will be great. Thanks!

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      Heather Rode 6 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      That crocheted necklace is beautiful! I wish I knew how but I never had the time or patience to learn how to crochet or knit. Great hub!