16 Ideas to Start Your Crochet Holiday Gifts Today

Every year, I fully intend to get an early start on my holiday crocheting. And every year, I wind up pulling lots of all-nighters in December as I am brutally reminded of the fact that intentions don’t equal stitches. I know I’m not alone. Far from it!

Get started finding inspiration for crochet holiday gifts six months early. Whether you actually start stitching six months early…that’s up to you.

Not sure where to start? I went through four years of Love of Crochet and Interweave Crochet winter issues and chose the 16 most-giftable projects. Which friend or family member will you check off your list first?

—Andrea


Love of Crochet Winter 2013

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Bering Sea by Pauline Fitzpatrick

A gorgeous, rich pattern of post stitches make this hat interesting to stitch and fun to wear. It’s a great unisex gift with a 90s throwback feel!

Suggested Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK

Sizes Available: One size, fits most

Morning Dew Scarf by Sue Perez

Back loop-only crochet gives Morning Dew amazing drape and texture, with ripples created by varying stitch height.

Suggested Yarn: HiKoo® by skacel Tiara

Sizes Available: Sample scarf measured 7” x 58;” make the scarf as wide as you like by adding or subtracting rows. Change the length by increasing or decreasing your starting chain


Interweave Crochet Winter 2014

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Triplets Scarf by Sue Perez

This dramatic, versatile scarf can be worn as a regular scarf or buttoned into an infinity scarf. Fun way to use a gradient ball of yarn!

Suggested Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Gradient

Sizes Available: Sample scarf measured 5.5″ wide and 54″ long.

Bear With Me Panda Mittens by Vickie Howell

How sweet are these child-sized panda mittens? Imagine the squeals of joy when they’re unwrapped! Who on your list will be lucky enough to receive thise?

Suggested Yarn: Patons North America Classic Wool DK Superwash

Sizes Available: 6″ hand circumference to fit child’s medium


Love of Crochet Winter 2014

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Bordeaux Country Wrap by Sheryl Thies

The perfect elegant gift for someone special, this wrap features lovely crochet lace that will make the recipient’s jaw drop.

Suggested Yarn: MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino

Sizes Available: Sample scarf measured 62″ long x 16″ wide

Wrap Around Mitts by Kristen Stoltzfus

Fun details make these fingerless mitts a little bit extra special. Perfect for someone who spends all day at the computer!

Suggested Yarn: Knit Picks Galileo Sport

Sizes Available: 6″ x 3 3/4″, buttoned


Interweave Crochet Winter 2015

Willing and Cable Wrist Warmers by Vickie Howell

The combination of basic rib, a center cable, and self-striping yarn creates a man-friendly (or unisex) mitt that will keep him warm without making him feel yarn-flashy.

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes

Sizes Available: About 9″ circumference and 10″ long. Mitts will stretch to fi¬t larger circumference

Vines Ear Warmer by Lindsay Streem

Learn cable techniques while whipping up this one-skein ear warmer. Make a variety of colors as gifts for coworkers, cousins, or any other group.

Suggested Yarn: Berroco Vintage

Sizes Available: 21.5 (23, 24.5)” head circumference; 3.5″ wide


Love of Crochet Winter 2015

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Woven Shells Hat and Scarf Set by Tian Connaughton

The set features an eye-catching woven shell stitch pattern which appears more intricate than it actually is, making it perfect for gifting!

Suggested Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific

Sizes Available: Scarf is 56″ long x 6.5″ wide and hat is 19 (21)” circumference, stretches to fit

Easy Asymmetrical Scarf by Tian Connaughton

This wisp of a scarf is just right to add a bit of warmth and flair to any outfit. Explore filet crochet as you work up this lacy swatch of fabric with jaunty asymmetrical edges and a fancy picot edging.

Suggested Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight

Sizes Available: Sample scarf measured 75″ long and 16.5″ wide (at widest point) after blocking


Interweave Crochet Winter 2016

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Forest Hoodie Scarf by Lisa Naskrent

Perfect for teens and students (or free spirits of any age), this hooded scarf is both whimsical and practical.

Suggested Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Superwash Sport

Sizes Available: Hood measures about 22” face opening; scarf ends are 23” long; blocked.

Zephyr Necklace by Kate Coburn

This beaded-crochet mesh necklace can be custom sized to fit perfectly. It is worked in the round in a mere six rows, so you can make a bunch as easy gifts. This is also an excellent starter project for bead crochet.

Suggested Yarn: Handy Hands Lizbeth Size 20

Sizes Available: 7 1/2″ wide x 1 1/2″ tall


Love of Crochet Winter 2016

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Iceberg Hat by Dora Ohrenstein

This delightful hat begins with a ribbed band, then moves into a landscape of woven shells. It is gathered and sewn closed at the top.

Suggested Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Sizes available: 19″ circumference and 9″ tall

Blomma Cowl by Anastasia Popova

With its single band of two-color flowers framed by ribbed borders, this colorwork cowl is a perfect introduction to crocheted Fair Isle. It’s a Ravelry favorite for good reason.

Suggested Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton

Sizes available: 3 sizes


Interweave Crochet Winter 2017

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Striated Hat and Slouch by Brenda K. B. Anderson

A bulky yarn worked in a slip-stitch pattern that mimics knitting has a surprising amount of drape and elasticity because of the large hook used. Choose whether you want a closer-fitting hat or a more slouchy fit depending on who you’re crocheting for.

Suggested Yarn: Bernat Roving

Sizes Available: About 17.5 (19, 21)” ribbed band circumference and 11.5 (14, 14)” tall, gently stretched, to fit a head circumference of 17–19 (19–21, 21–23)”

Herringbone Ruana by Annette Hynes

This rambling ruana is crocheted in chevrons of slip-stitch with blocks of desert colors based on Fibonacci numbers. The narrow strips are crocheted together with single crochet on both sides for reversibility.

Suggested Yarns: Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted & Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky

Sizes Available: 32″ wide and 59″ long


Start Your Holiday Crocheting Today!

 

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