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The Best FREE Christmas Gifts Crochet Patterns | Quick & Easy Projects for a Handmade Holiday

Dear fellow crocheters,

It's that time of the year to start busting out your yarn stash and whipping up some handmade, crochet love as holiday gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers!

If you're like me -- a crocheter who didn't start planning and making gifts from the get-go in January, you're probably wanting to make some easy projects to gift in time for the holiday season.  I'll have to admit, I procrastinate every year on handmade gifts, because frankly...it's SO hard to find time to plan out and make these in advance!  I find that I have so many seasonal project ideas I'm making throughout the year, that I end up getting to Christmas-themed items by the time it's almost Christmas! 

Thus, if you're still wanting to crochet a special gift for your loved ones with that loving, handmade touch (because c'mon, let's be honest...handmade touches hearts the most!)... I have a treat for you!

Check out my free crochet pattern roundup below with lots of quick and easy gift ideas!  

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Patterns in this roundup include: 
  • Wearables, like hats and scarves
  • Stocking stuffers, like small accessories, cozies, coasters, and spa set items
  • Amigurumi, like dolls, bears, and other animals

Be sure to check out this fun list of gift ideas below, and I'm sure you'll find something that your recipient will love!

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Sweet Softies' Free Winter & Christmas

Crochet this luxurious (but quick and easy) stocking in just one evening!  They look perfect on the fireplace mantle.

These mini stockings are the perfect gift card holders! Comes with not only a free written pattern but step-by-step video tutorial too.

Keep your recipient's head warm with this beanie that works up quickly with medium weight yarn held doubled!   
This not only keeps heads warm, but necks (or hands) warm as well!  Make it quickly with super bulky, Go for Faux yarn and your recipient will love how luxuriously soft it is!  

Can't decide between a hat or a cowl?  Try this, which even comes with ears for added cuteness!  Your giftee will love how soft it feels using Go for Faux yarn.

This super easy and plush cowl will surely please!  Both the "right" and "wrong" sides feature beautiful textures, with the "right" side looking like knit stitches and the "wrong" side looking like seed stitches.    

This is probably the fastest and easiest little amigurumi you can make!  Make it extra cute by attaching a little adoption paper to it.  Your giftee will love taking this "buddy" with them everywhere.  The Worry Pet is actually a therapy tool to help children with special needs and/or autism by decreasing their anxiety or meeting their sensory needs. However, they can also be great for any child to have imaginative play with! 

Does your recipient live in a warmer climate during the winter?  The Jade Pool Scarf is a lightweight scarf that is pretty, delicate, and feminine!  It looks especially stunning with variegated yarn, such as Shawl in a Ball yarn

This blanket makes a lovely holiday gift to keep warm and cozy!  It's made in the round and looks fantastic in both solid colors or variegated colors!   

Here's another easy cowl to make, and it can be quickly whipped up with a large hook and medium weight yarn held doubled! 

Do you know a coffee or tea lover who'd love this gift?  Both the quick and beginner-friendly coffee sleeve (cup cozy) and mug rug (cup coaster) come with not only written instructions but video tutorials as well!

Here's another coffee sleeve, but this one's crocheted completely in one piece and takes only 15 minutes to make!  You can even cinch the center up into a cute and trendy bow shape if you'd like.  This written pattern comes with a full video tutorial as well, and don't forget to check out my free Coffee Cup printables for easy gifting too!  

Want a fancier mug rug to give?  Try this super quick pattern and use different color combinations to make a fun set!  Video tutorial available.

How about a cute, little sweater to make as a Christmas tree ornament? You can make it in your recipient's favorite colors!

Everyone has mobile phones these days, so why not make a cute cozy as a gift? Customize it with your recipient's favorite color(s), and you can embellish it with appliques, buttons, and more! 

Give your recipient the gift of self-care with this set of face scrubbies, facial washcloth, bath pouf, and soap saver pouch! It's an eco-friendly set that will provide a lovely, in-home spa experience.  Video tutorials are available for each piece in this set!

Knit Stitch Basket
This basket is not only functional, but can serve as a lovely way to hold your crocheted gifts to your recipient!  Make it a spectacular gift set with the Tea Rose Spa set (above) with some soap and body wash, or fill it with some holiday treats! 

Or, if you're looking to just make a smaller set of items, such as face scrubbies, this Teardrop Hanging Basket can be the perfect way for your giftee to store those scrubbies in the bathroom!  A full video tutorial is available for this basket!
Give your recipient some home decor with this sweet, little dream catcher!  Customize this wall hanger with your giftee's favorite colors and beads, and they'll be reminded of your thoughtful talent each time they look at it.  A video tutorial is available for this project.

Mint Spirit Earrings
These quick and simple earrings can be easily customized with different colors, beads, and tassel lengths for your recipient!  A video tutorial is available for this project.

Cake Gift Box
This gift box is perfect for holding tiny treasures to give for the holidays, such as a bracelet, necklace, or little sweets!
Bunny Rabbit Cupcake
Instead of actual sweets, how about ones that last forever?  If your recipient loves kawaii ("cute") things, they'll surely adore these yummy treats.  There are three different patterns here to choose from -- the unicorn macarons, unicorn cupcake, and bunny cupcake!  Video tutorials are available for the unicorn macarons.

This sweet and jolly doll will surely bring a smile to your giftee's face!  She makes the perfect, little stocking stuffer. 

For more amigurumi projects, check out my Christmas Amigurumi Roundup!  They're all FREE patterns.

I hope that you'll find some inspiration from these patterns!  If you'd like to see more of my designs, feel free to check out all my Free Crochet Patterns, or check out my general Pattern page to view different projects by category.

Wishing everyone a happy time crocheting during this merry season!

Much love,