Crochet Patterns for Christmas Gifting

I've been crocheting at least half of my gifts for the last three Christmases, and I've saved money (spending my time instead) and been able to give my loved ones more meaningful gifts. I can't imagine a Christmas without handmade gifts now, and early Autumn is the best time to get started.

Check out these crochet patterns which are perfect projects for gifting this year.

Quick, easy & luxurious

The Ibsen Scarf is the ultimate winter gift for keeping your loved ones warm, cosy and stylish. This is a super fast project (3-5 hours) but is perfect for those luxury lovers in your life, as it uses sustainably sourced 100% Peruvian wool from We Are Knitters.

This is an inexpensive, beginner crochet pattern that you can use again and again, gifting this luxury, chunky crochet scarf in a rainbow of colours to all your friends and family. And, of course, make one for yourself.

If you're thinking this would be the perfect gift for women in your life but your project pile is already too big, I also offer The Ibsen Scarf as a finished item, made to order, on Etsy, with free UK delivery.

On trend gift for stylish homebodies

The Areca Cushion is the perfect gift for that friend who has a model home and is always scrolling for home decor inspiration on Pinterest because it taps into the natural fibre home decor trend that is in all the high-end stores right now! (And is a fraction of the price!)

Again, this design uses eco-friendly yarn - perfect if you're trying to have a more sustainable Christmas this year. This easy crochet pillow pattern is worked up in basic crochet stitches and Wool and the Gang Ra-Ra-Raffia Yarn.

Raffia yarn is made purely from wood fibre and is biodegradable and vegan. No more frustrating 'gifts for vegans' Google searches required! (Just remember to use a recycled or plant-based cushion inner for vegan gifting!)

The crochet pattern can be used to fit any cushion insert; perfect for revitalising old cushion inners, making this crochet gift even more sustainable.

Get the pattern on Etsy, Lovecrafts, or Ravelry.

Last minute gifts

You're not a bad person for forgetting to buy that person a present; it's a busy time and it could happen to any of us! Or perhaps you still can't find anything suitable. Fear not, this crochet potholder whips up in under an hour and works for anyone with a kitchen and hot meals, preventing their worktops from being damaged by hot pots and pans.

I also use the Celsius Potholder for serving tea and coffee pots so this really is a versatile gift.

This stylish and neutral coloured yarn means this crochet gift is a safe bet as it will work with your recipient's home interiors, no matter their style.

Whip up this quick crochet project, wrap it prettily with a "handmade" sticker and voila: a handmade Christmas present that says the recipient was top of mind!

Waste no more time, get the pattern on Etsy, LoveCrafts, or Ravelry now.

Show extra love with a long project

My most popular crochet design, the Grace Cardigan, actually originated as a Christmas gift for my beloved sister-in-law Grace. I wanted to show her some extra love and so committed some extra time to work on this longer project for her.

If you are looking for an extra special, heartfelt gift for a special lady in your life, the Grace Cardigan could be the perfect solution. This is a size-inclusive crochet pattern and can be made with a classic fit or loose fit so it can be personalised to suit your recipient's favoured style. (Check out my Instagram highlights to see each fit in action.)

Worked up in 4ply cotton, this beginner crochet cardigan transitions through all months, as it's cool enough for summer but can be layered in the colder months. It's so comfy and versatile I've made two for myself.

I suggest getting to work on this project 6+ weeks before Christmas, as the yarn is fine, meaning there are lots of stitches, but it's a super easy design and so it's mindless enough for binging Christmas movies.

Find out more on Etsy, LoveCrafts, or Ravelry

I hope you found some crochet inspiration for your handmade Christmas gifts this year. Pop over to my Instagram or drop a comment below to let me know what you made and how much your recipient loved their hand crocheted Christmas gift!

Happy gifting!