Last Minute Crochet Gifts: 30 Fast and Free Patterns to Make Now!

Don’t panic – you can still have that handmade holiday or birthday, and do some stash busting while you’re at it! Here are some great last minute crochet gifts, each of which takes less than 200 yards of yarn!

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Crochet Gifts For Kids:

  1. Sparky the Monster by Stacey Trock, for Knitting Fever: There are all sorts of monsters here to make, and they are all adorable. But I have to admit Sparky is my favorite!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  2. Hermione the Unicorn by Dawn Toussaint, a Ravelry download: How cute is this!? I know so many little girls who would treasure their very own handmade unicorn.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  3. Mrs. Murdock’s Mittens by Brenda K. B. Anderson, on Crochet Me: Simple stitches and a classic shape make this a quick crochet project in any of the three size!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  4. Shark Time Pouch on Moogly: This is one of my most popular patterns, and it takes only about 100 yards of yarn!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  5. Gecko Book Mark by Lion Brand Yarn: Pair it with a great book for a fantastic gift.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns

Crochet Gifts For Teens:

  1. U: Slouchy hats are hip as can be! (Though saying that probably makes me un-hip.)Ups and Downs Slouchy Beanie - free #crochet pattern on Mooglyblog.com with a unique construction method!
  2. Owl Cell Phone Cozy by Linda Cyr, on Craft Yarn Council: Just 75 yards of yarn and a button make this clever cozy!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  3. Dragon Egg by Susan Gater, a Ravelry download: A great pouch or dice bag – great for gamers as well as fans of Game of Thrones.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  4. Easy Listening Ear Bud Covers on Moogly: Teens love listening to their electronics, but you don’t have to love hearing it! Use plastic lacing for a tough cover that wipes clean!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  5. Crochet Chain Link Necklace by Shara Lambeth, on Shara Lambeth Designs: Such fun! I can see both guys and girls going for this tongue in cheek piece.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns

Crochet Gifts For The Chef:

  1. Treble Sponge by Anastacia Zittel, on Anastacia Knits Designs: Make cleanup just a little more fun – and it takes only 20 yards of yarn! This pattern is bringing up a malware warning! So please try one of the fab dishcloth patterns here on Moogly, such as the Basketweave Scrubby Cloth, Ripple Puff Cleaning Cloth, or Rainbow Flower Scrubby Dishcloth!Rainbow Flower Scrubby Cloth
  2. Crochet Flower Hot Pad on FreeCraft Unlimited: I’ve made one of these myself – super fun and fast project!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  3. Wiggle It Crochet Trivet on Moogly: The table blooms with flowers (and delicious food) when you use these trivets!crochet trivet pattern free dishcloth pattern crochet set wiggly crochet 3D thick
  4. Crochet Grocery Bag by Haley Waxberg, on Knit-O-Matic Yarns: Scroll down to find this fast and easy pattern. Great for any eco-friendly people on your list!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  5. Holiday Tea Cozy on Bernat: Super Bulky Puff Ball Yarn makes this a very quick project that’s deliciously festive!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns

Crochet Gifts For the Fashionista:

  1. Boutique Ribbed Cable Cloche by Guinevere Parisi, a Ravelry Download: This hat has a great vintage look.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  2. Nordstrom Crochet Hobo Bag by Dao Lam, on Just One More Line: I’ve made this pattern myself – it works up very fast, and looks great!crochet gifts free crochet gift ideas crochet gift patterns
  3. Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf on Moogly: This pattern has been out for less than two weeks but it’s already one of my top patterns. People are reporting making them in less than two hours!free crochet cowl pattern free crochet infinity scarf pattern
  4. Crochet Beaded Necklace by Devon Clement, on Notes from the Something: This detailed tutorial teaches you to make beaded necklaces using very basic stitches. I’ve been meaning to try this!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  5. Lizzie by Lisa Gutierrez, on GoodKnits: These little slippers are super fashion forward, and great to slip in a pouch for when those high heels are just too much to take any more. And much more stylish than stocking feet when everyone has to remove their snow boots!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns

Crochet Gifts For Teachers, Friends, and Co-workers:

  1. Crooked Coffee Cozy by Danyel Pink, on CrazySocks Crochet Blog: This is a great beginner pattern, and a great way to wrap up a gift card for their favorite coffee shop.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  2. Little Christmas Tree by Iga Pączek, on Tako-san: These are adorable and take just 40 yards of yarn! A great way to spread some cheer and stash bust those odds and ends!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  3. Mug Coaster Cozy by Micah York, a Ravelry download: Make sure Bob and Sally don’t get their mugs mixed up again! (Remember what happened last time?)crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  4. Pampering Massage Soap Saver on Moogly: Pair it with a bar of locally made soap or one of the goodies from Bean Tree Soap!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  5. Felted Purse Organizer by Josephine Woo, on Little Projects: This is so smart! For everyone who loves being organized – or could get a little more so!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns

Crochet Gifts For the Fellow Crafter:

  1. Donut Pincushion by Nevadamama, on Crochetville: So fun, and zero calories!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  2. Snail Tape Measure by Karen Null, on Karen’s Knittin’ Crap: Love this! A tape measure is a must for any crafter, and this one is sure to be treasured.crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  3. Crochet Needle Case by Karen Janine, on Mitten and Makings: Very cute, very handy, very little yarn and very fast to make!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  4. Tower of Babel Hook Stand by Eleanor Howe, a Ravelry download: A great way for them to show off their hook collection!crochet gifts last minute crochet gift patterns free fast crochet patterns
  5. Simply Crocheted Stitch Markers by Pickle Soup, a Ravelry Download: Make them as is for knitting stitch markers, or add a lobster claw clasp to the loop for crochet stitch markers!crochet gifts free crochet gift ideas free crochet patterns

Do you start your crochet gift crafting ahead of time, or do you hook right up to the last minute? What’s your go-to gift when you need something fast? This year mine is the Tasty Little Chevron Bag. Share your ideas in the comments! And click below to get a free set of Craftsy printable gift tags!


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  1. 3

    Joyce says

    Thanks once again for an awesome compilation!
    oops, the Boutique Ribbed Cable Cloche by Guinevere Parisi
    doesn’t seem to have an actual link association :(
    heading over to ravelry to see if I can find it ;-)

  2. 5

    says

    Oh, my nick looks kinda weird in December… I mean, december on December >.<

    You've got a great idea to make some list of quick and easy patterns for gifts! I'm gonna make some things myself, but in next year (assuming the world won't end this Friday).

    Lot of hugz!

  3. 12

    Marrie says

    this is seriously enough to astonish a person with a LOUD VOICE!..they are knitted sooo beautifully!..keep it up TAMARA ♥..

  4. 13

    Margaret Mize says

    please email the crochet pattern for the grocery bag, couldn’t get it to print out. Thank you very much.

  5. 17

    Diane Martin says

    I learned to crochet in july this year. I’ve made about 11 hats and an advent calender. Ive also made a few of these projects already! I am excited about trying the jewellery. I hope to start in the new year making a basket of christmas gifts to put away and for birthdays through the year. Huge thanks to you and other lovely crafters putting great crochet patterns online for folks like me to use.
    Much love Diane

    • 20

      Tamara Kelly says

      Yikes! Something must have happened to her site! Thanks for the heads up Carmen, I’ve replaced it with some other options. :)

  6. 21

    Angela says

    I’ve been whipping up a bunch of the sundance slouchy hats. The picture doesn’t do the st pattern justice. It’s gorgeous and everyone loves it!

  7. 22

    Jennifer says

    Hi Tamara — I was looking for the coffee cozy pattern, as I was just finishing up a few of these today and thought I’d print out the pattern. Sadly, the link no longer works — message is that the blog has moved. Do you by chance have a new address for her? Also, As I was looking for the pattern on your site, I had to scroll through all the pattern roundups, because I never found a search your site place. Did I miss it? Thanks again for your great site. I just made up 8 soap savers today, to trade with my local soap lady. Will post some photos — you probably already knew this, but if you alternate colors on it, you end up with a great houndstooth pattern. Love it. I am actually making several more in girly colors to give as “purses” to the girls at my soon to be 6 years old’s birthday tea party.

    • 23

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D Glad you’re enjoying the soap savers!

      We don’t have a search bar – it got lost and forgotten when we switched themes. Hoping to get one up as soon as we’re well enough to tackle the coding – it’s been trickier than anticipated to find one that fits the site! For now I recommend typing “moogly topic x” into google to search for the desired roundup.

      I’m sorry about the broken coffee cozy link! It’s all fixed now. :)

  8. 26

    Helen Callaghan says

    Thanks so much for sharing this, I have spent the last 2 days making the unicorn for my niece’s birthday and it has turned out so great!

  9. 28

    Roxanne Bourbonnais says

    hi Tamara! I was wondering about the nordstrom purse pattern; where did you buy the leather handle?

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