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! So this year, Interweave is here to lend a helping hand in your holiday (crochet) hooking. During our 2017 Christmas in July sale, July 28-31, all magazine issues except those currently on newsstand are $3 or less in the Interweave Store.
Now you can 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!