Quick gift ideas

Ok, so now it’s December. Holiday gift giving time is coming up very quickly and let’s assume for a moment you know someone who hasn’t started their holiday crochet yet. Yeah, let’s go with someone you know. Because you’re done already, right? Sure, just like I am. 😉

Anyway, let’s say your “friend” is freaking out over the wide range of items to make for gift giving this year. And you, being such a great friend are here seeking help for your friend. Because that’s what friends do and since you’re done already, you want to help out.

Well, here’s some patterns I have out that are great for quick gifts:

There’s the Fearless Scarf. This pattern can be made in really any yarn, so it’s great for stash busting. Which makes more room for you, I mean, your friend, to get yarn for a gift. The scarf pattern is available for instant download for $3.00. You can click on the link or the photo to go to the page on Ravelry (you don’t have to be a member, but if you crochet, you totally should be one) where you can purchase it.

Fearless Scarf

Fearless Scarf

Keeping in line with the quick gifts for cold weather, the Ladyfinger Mitts work up really quick in worsted weight wool. Sure, they’re lacy, but I’m telling you, they’re warm. Especially if you make them out of wool. This pattern is available for download for $4.50.

Ladyfinger Mitts

Ladyfinger Mitts

Need a hat for someone? The Beatrice Hat is warm and cozy, and appropriate for both men and women (just change the colors up). It’s got a simple texture stitch and works up quickly. The pattern is available for $4.25.

Beatrice Hat

Beatrice Hat

Now, say your friend lives somewhere that’s warmer and a hat or scarf or fingerless gloves won’t cut it. Well, how about jewelry? The Guinivere Choker works up quickly and is stunning. Any combination of thread and beads will make a beautiful necklace that will be perfect for holiday parties. The patterns is available for $3.50.

Guinivere Choker

Guinivere Choker

If jewelry isn’t their thing, cowls are all the rage right now. The Southern Lights Cowl is deceptively simple and most importantly, quick. Use a fingering weight yarn with long color repeats and let the yarn do all the work. The pattern is available for $4.00.

Southern Lights Cowl

Southern Lights Cowl

I hope this has helped you, er, your friend come up with some ideas for some quick gifts to make. Be sure to stop by here on December 11th because I will be talking about my pattern in the upcoming book Simply Crochet as my stop on the blog tour! And…I’ll be giving away a copy of the e-book. So exciting and I can’t wait to share this with y’all. See you then!