Last minute free knitting and crochet patterns

 

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Christmas is right around the corner, and makers around the world are feeling each moment tick tock away. If you're on the hunt for some free last minute knitting and crochet patterns, this post is for you! 

Free last minute crochet patterns

Being a crocheter is an excellent skill to have when pressed for time thanks to the ease and speed of the hook. These cute ideas are perfect for last minute Christmas gifts this year! 

Gift card holder by Sara Kay Hartmann

Free last minute crochet patterns for Christmas: gift card holder

Using a single simple granny square, you can easily dress up a gift card or cash for that hard to shop for person in your life. Get the pattern here.

Last minute slipper socks by Ball Hank Skein

Free last minute crochet patterns for Christmas: slipper socks by Ball Hank Skein

With instructions on how to get a fitted calf for most sizes, these chunky socks work up in an evening in front of the TV. Use an aran weight yarn like Rowan Pure Wool Aran for durability and warmth. Get the pattern on their blog here.

Coffee Cozy by The Stitchin' Mommy

Free last minute crochet patterns for Christmas: coffee cozy by The Stitching Mommy

This is a super simple and whip fast last minute project - we love the idea of using a chunky weight yarn like Cascade 128 Superwash for this project because it can be easily machine washed and tumble dried if it gets coffee or tea on it. Pair it with a Starbucks gift card (there's even a handy pocket on the side of this cozy!) for a lovely, personalized gift. Get the pattern here. 

Slouch hat by Cre8tion Crochet

Free last minute crochet patterns for Christmas: slouch hat by cre8tion crochet

With sizes for kids and adults, this quick crochet project is an obvious choice. It's crocheted with an aran weight yarn: we love Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran, a new luxury yarn that's beautifully soft. Get the free pattern from the Cre8tion Crochet blog here. 

Free last minute knitting patterns

At this point in the month, chunky and super chunky yarns are your best friend. You can also make smaller things using DK or aran weight yarns!

Last Minute Hat by Kirsten Hipsky

 

Free last minute knitting patterns for Christmas: last minute hat by Kirsten Hipsky on Laughing Hens

 

This cute cuddly hat by Kirsten Hipsky is the perfect choice for last minute hat knitting. Use two strands of a chunky weight yarn like Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky for a super quick knit. Get the free pattern on Ravelry here. 

Headband in Rowan Summerlite

Free last minute knitting patterns for Christmas: headband on Laughing Hens

Using Rowam Summerlite 4-ply yarn and some Swarovski beads, you can create this sparkly headband for the fashionista in your life. Click here to download the pattern.

Loving Hat by Olympia Barka

Free last minute knitting patterns for Christmas: Loving hat by Olympia Barka

Using a super chunky yarn like Conway+Bliss Odin, this yarn knits up in a snap using simple fair isle techniques and a pom pom maker. The designer mentions that most knitters could make two or three in one evening! Get the pattern on Ravelry here. 

Knitted terrarium holder by Pam Powers

Free last minute Christmas knitting patterns: terrarium holder by Pam Powers

Cacti and succulents are all the rage this year thanks to their heartiness and resistance to disease and drought. Make this terrarium holder for a self-affirmed cacti-addict, or pair it with a new plant to set someone on course to become a Plant Person. Get the pattern from Pam Powers by clicking here.

 

Chunky hat in Cascade 128 Superwash

Free last minute knitting patterns for Christmas: chunky hat pattern on Laughing Hens

Your loved one will adore this chunky knit hat with the extra large pom pom! Knit in Cascade 128 Superwash, this chunky hat knitting pattern is as durable as it is cute and soft. Click here for the free pattern.

Fair Isle Cuffs in Rooster Almerino Aran

Free last minute knitting patterns for christmas: fair isle mitts on Laughing Hens

These cute cuffs will knit up in a snap using Rooster Almerino Aran yarn. Not only will they be super soft, they'll be a dream to knit! If you have a little bit more time on your hands, there is also a matching hat and snood (both free patterns too!). Click here to get this pattern.

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