You do NOT have to spend all of your Christmas season working on your handmade gifts! Let’s find some amazing projects that will take much less time than a blanket or shawl and be just as appreciated!
Okay you might know I love a good crochet earring!!!! The first ones I ever made were for my mom a few years ago. They are SO fun to make, even though they require a couple extra steps to assemble.
I have a few free crochet earring patterns right here on the blog that you can choose from!
There are other awesome crochet earring designers, whom I like to call Earring Queens. My bestie is Chalia! She has so many beautiful and varied crochet earring patterns to choose from in her Etsy shop, Chalia’s Craft. I can’t imagine looking through her shop and not finding a pattern you like!
SEKHandmade also has some cool earring patterns. Sarah has a variety of crochet jewelry patterns like necklaces and bracelets. She is an amazing crochet teacher, so if it’s your first time working with this type of pattern, I recommend you start here!
Amber at Bliss This by Amber is the OG Earring Queen. Her patterns are well written and easy to follow. Many of hers are floral and some are seasonal, her Noche Buena is one on my To Make List!
Ashley at Wish Upon A Hook has some lovely crochet earring patterns as well! Her Gloriana Earrings: I swear I’ve made like 10 pairs. They are SO fast, pretty, and delicate. Amazing for gifting!
Teal Dragonfly Creations is an actual local yarn shop, but the owner, Ruthie also designs patterns! I’ve made her earrings before, and I was going to link to them in the earring section, but WAIT a second because she has more than 10 beautiful bookmark patterns! They would be a great quick gift!
Hooks, Books, and Wanderlust has a great blog post with 20 bookmark patterns!
Dishcloths can be a bit tricky because if you aren’t used to working with the stiff, cotton yarn, they aren’t as quick to make as you might think! Look for one with an easy, repeating pattern to make it quickly. This one from Mama in A Stitch is great!
I always make these for my mother-in-law for Christmas. I just finished this one for her this year: Fir Tree Dishcloth by Hooks, Books, and Wanderlust. It looks really cute for Christmas!
Mama in A Stitch has a post featuring 15 FREE basket patterns. It includes small, simple ones as well as some more complex patterns like hanging baskets.
I’ve always enjoyed making things, and making ornaments at Christmas is so lovely. There are so many ornament patterns available! I even have one: The Double Christmas Bauble. You don’t even need any of those plastic ornament inserts to make them and you get four designs!
I’ve also enjoyed making ornaments by Spin a Yarn Crochet! She has so many cute designs, you could make it really personal for whomever you are gifting.
Alright now, GO! Pick something you’ll think they’ll love, and I bet you can get it done in a day or two!