“52 Crochet Gifts: Quick and Easy Crochet Gift Ideas
for Every Week of the Year”

by Kristin Omdahl

Join author and designer Kristin Omdahl as we make handmade, crochet gifts every week of the year. Here you will find dozens of projects perfect for last minute gifts, with a variety of techniques to keep you intrigued, too. Each pattern comes with written instructions, charts, and video tutorials.

“52 Crochet Gifts Book” is organized into five chapters: Head, Hands, Body, Bags and Home. You will find quick, easy and fun projects to make for yourself and give as gifts.

Join author and designer Kristin Omdahl as we make handmade, crochet gifts every week of the year. Here you will find dozens of projects perfect for last minute gifts, with a variety of techniques to keep you intrigued.. Each pattern comes with written instructions, charts, and video tutorials.

I understand that everyone likes to shop for their patterns differently so I decided to structure this book differently than I have in the past. You may purchase this book as a paperback, a digital ebook or you may purchase the digital patterns individually. These items are also available here on my website, on the Amazon markets all over the world and on Ravelry.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me!

Scroll down to find the supplemental video tutorial playlist for each of the patterns, plus an additional supplemental video playlist including the stitch glossary used for this entire collection of crochet patterns.

Time is such a precious commodity. Knowing how to prioritize what’s important is a priceless lesson we all want to learn and master. The handmade lifestyle has been one of my core values for decades. If given the opportunity to make something myself, I often choose it over store bought. But I have also had the luxury for over 15 years, of being in the handmade industry which ‘normalizes’ long labor hours. I think that skews my perspective on time resources.

In this book, I focus on ways to incorporate the handmade lifestyle into an already busy and full schedule. Handmade gifts are always a great idea and I wanted to create a collection of projects that would be useful, beautiful and fun to make. Best of all, you can probably make any of these unique gifts in less than a week.

While the most common purpose of handmade gifts is holidays, I think having a go-to reference of quick and easy crafts makes handmade gifting possible for many other opportunities: appreciation of an act of kindness; pick-me-up for a friend; last minute invite to a party; or no reason at all.

There is also a focus on quick gifts in relation to labor cost for those interested in selling their handmade items. This collection of projects was curated with usefulness in mind: a gift that can be used regularly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Learning is a personal experience and each of us learns in a unique way. Please enjoy the written instructions, charts, and schematics included for each project. Supplemental video tutorials to enhance your experience are available on my website and YouTube Channel to enhance your experience. This entire book is printed in a larger font to make reading it as simple and easy as possible.

I am so excited to share 52 Crochet Gifts with you. I hope you enjoy creating and sharing this collection as much as I do!

Quick & Easy Crochet Ideas For Ever Week Of The Year

Alicia Tiered Tassel Crochet Earrings Pattern

These adorable earrings are quick and easy to make. For variation, add beads to the center of the fringe;  combine complementary or contrasting colors for each tier, or make solid color earrings to match your favorite outfits.

What you will need:

  • 100 yds (91.4m)  #1 fingering weight yarn

  • B/1 (2.0mm) crochet hook

  • (2) french hook earring findings

  • (2) 5mm closed rings

  • (2) pair bent chain nose pliers

Shown in:  

Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yds (594m) per 4oz (113g); colors Tropical Hot Coral (A), Crushed Berries (B), Pink Dragonfruit (C).

Belinda Linked Stitch Crochet Hat Pattern

Linked stitches provide a soft yet dense fabric that is perfect for the windiest of days. A scalloped edging along the brim adds a feminine touch.

What you will need:

  • 200 yds (183m) #3 dk weight yarn

  • I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Baby Yarn: 100% milk fiber; 142 yds

Dolly Flower Pin Crochet Pattern

A flower pin can be playful, youthful, or        formal, depending on the colors you use and what kind of event you are attending.  I love the delicate, whimsical look of the ruffled petals overlapping each other. It would be just as beautiful worked in a single color.

Donatella Beaded Eyeglass Cord Crochet Pattern

This adorable cord of beaded bows adds whimsical flair as an eyeglass holder. It would also be beautiful as a garland for a baby shower, gift wrapping cord, or a decorative edging along a hankerchief.

What you will need:

  • 75 yds (69m) #1 fingering weight yarn

  • D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

  • (2) Eyeglass cord holders

  • Beading needle

  • (32) 4mm beads

Shown in:

Be So Fine Yarn: 100% bamboo yarn; 650 yds (594m) per 4oz (113g); shown in color Lilac Memories.

4mm crystal bicone beads shown in color Amethyst Lite.

Evelyn Crochet Earrings Pattern

These beautiful earrings are delicate and vibrant. The simple stitches look more intricate because of the colorful color palette and the fine gauge of the yarn  and hook size.
What you will need:

  • 50 yds (46m) #1 fingering weight yarn

  • B/2 (2.25mm) crochet hook

Shown in:

Be So Fine Yarn: 100% bamboo; 650 yds (594m) per 4 oz (113 g); shown in Color A Passionate Plum, Color B Lavender’s First Romance, Color C Jaded Peacock, and color D Lilac Memories.

This is a super quick project that packs a lot of texture and volume with only two stitches. The universal style of this ribbed ear warmer would make a fabulous present for any man, woman or child on your gift-making list. This pattern features Be So Baby Yarn in color Prince

What you will need:

  • 142 yds (131m) #3 dk weight yarn

  • H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:

Be So Baby Yarn; 100% milk fiber; 142 yds (131m) per 1.75 oz (50g) ball; color Prince, 1 ball.

Julie Floral Brim Crochet Hat Pattern

This hat is worked in the round with a bottom up construction. The lovely 3-dimensional flowers around the brim pop off the surface with deceptively simple popcorn stitches.

What you will need:

  • 175 yds (160m) #4 worsted weight yarn

  • H/8 (5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Cozy Yarn; 65% Merino wool / 35% bamboo; 210 yds (192m) per 4oz (113g); color Orchid, 1 ball.

Marlon Cabled Hat Crochet Pattern

This is a cozy hat with a ribbed brim and textured cables that is worked from the bottom up. With only a 6 stitch repeat, it is an easy project to modify for other sizes, too. The cables provide extra thickness to the crochet fabric for a warm and beautiful hat.

What you will need:

  • 220 yds (201.2m) #3 dk weight yarn

  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Baby Yarn; 100% milk (casein) fiber; 142 yds (130m) per 1.75oz (50g); shown in color Silver/Lavender, 2 balls.

Natalie Head Scarf Crochet Pattern

This dainty scarf can be worn around the neck or can easily double as a hair accessory, too. The woven textured look is created with post stitches combined with 2 colors and an offset design.

What you will need:

  • 200 yds (182.8m) #1 fingering weight yarn, or 100 yds (91.4m) each of 2 colors

  • D/3 (3.0mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:

Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yds (594m) per 4oz (113g); color A Lilac Memories and color B Crushed Berries.

Rosemary Ear Warmer with a Twist Crochet Pattern

This super simple, textured ear warmer is elevated into a sophisticated head wrap with the addition of a twist in the middle.

What you will need:

  • 100 yds (91.4m) #4 worsted weight yarn

  • I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Tender Yarn; 100% cotton; 157 yds (144m) per 4 oz (113g); color Rose, 1 ball.

Sandy Beaded Scrunchie Crochet Pattern

Scrunchies are back! And this is a really easy way to experiment with beading crochet. Choose colors for your favorite cheerleader, or college sports fan, or make them for a teacher in the school colors. Any color combination would be fun!

This pattern features Be So Sporty Yarn in color Feisty Flamingo.

Amy Beaded Pineapple Bracelet Crochet Pattern

This beautiful bracelet begins with a central floral motif decorated with crystal beads. Each side of the cuff is worked separately. A button closure is simple and decorative. This design would also be a pretty bookmark.

Ava Beaded Bracelet Crochet Pattern

A simple crochet chain is elevated into a sophisticated accessory with the addition of a pattern sequence of beads. The glass button is not only functional as a closure but beautiful, too.  Make this bracelet in multiple color palettes and varying lengths.

Juni Fingerless Mitts Crochet Pattern

These floral embossed fingerless mitts are based on a filet crochet structured stitch pattern and the flower petals are worked simultaneously onto the surface of the fabric as you go. The 3-d texture is feminine with a flirty vibe.

Rachel Fingerless Mitts Crochet Pattern

These highly textured and super cozy hand warmers have a definitive feminine vibe with the floral-inspired post stitches.

What you will need:

260 yds (238m) #2 sock or sport weight yarn

E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Soulful Yarn: 87% bamboo/13% Sorona; 380 yds (347m) per 3.5 oz (100g), color Fern, 1 ball.

Sienna Beaded Bracelet Crochet Pattern

This is a statement bracelet that is deceptively easy to make. It is feminine, dainty and the beads are a stunning accent. This is very quick to crochet and makes a great last minute gift.

Audrey Beaded Necklace Crochet Pattern

This dramatic necklace is quick to crochet a statement! The crystal drop beads adorn the lower edge of this exquisite lace design.

Coco Beaded Fringe Scarf Crochet Pattern

This delicate scarf combines simple stitches in a beautiful offset stitch pattern. The beaded fringe amplifies the shimmer and drape. Wear it as a headscarf or a dainty neck accessory.

Ellie Drawstring Cowl Crochet Pattern

This simple cowl has an adjustable drawstring: cinch it up for a cozy cowl; loosen it up for a casual capelet. The floral petal edging is deceptively simple and elegant.

Frankie 4-way Cowl Mobius Scarf Capelet Crochet Pattern

If you can’t decide whether to make a scarf, a cowl or a mobius, don’t fret! You can have all three! By adding buttons on both sides of the fabric, you can secure this wrap in many different ways!

This pattern features Be So Cozy Yarn in color Felicity.

Jasmine Sleeves Crochet on Fabric Crochet Pattern

This upcycle project is a great solution for embellishing a store bought top. It is easy to modify to fit any size! Makes a great last minute gift, or could even be made for a group of people. You could also make them in several colors to wear yourself throughout the week!

Lila Beaded Scarf Crochet Pattern

This elegant scarf is a great way to practice shaping in a stitch pattern before jumping into making a shawl or sweater. With the addition of unique and gorgeous beads along the center corner, this scarf transforms into a glorious necklace-style accessory to frame your face beautifully.

Linda Mobius Crochet Pattern

Two-color stripes are a wonderful way to demonstrate the magical construction of a mobius cowl! Foundation ovals are clever for the set up row. The starting chain is replaced with a prettier and stretchier beginning. The stripes grow from the center out because of the figure-8 formation of a twisted mobius cowl.

What you will need:

  • 400 yds (366m) #1 fingering weight yarn

  • E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook

  • K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook, or larger for looping edging

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yds (594m) per 4 oz (113g); shown in colors Lilac Memories and Stormy Sea

Lucinda Geometric Mesh Scarf Crochet Pattern

Filet mesh is the foundation for this unusually shaped scarf. The zig zag shape folds into beautiful ruffles when draped around the neck.

Minka Hooded Cowl Crochet Pattern

This beautiful hooded cowl is worked in the round using easy stitches. The picot-trimmed chain fringe frames the collar bones and shoulders elegantly. The drape of the yarn allows the hood to sit up on the head on a blustery winter day or make beautiful folds as it drapes around the neck. This pattern features Be So Toasty Yarn in color Aqua.

Sarah Hooded Scarf with Fringe Crochet Pattern

This is an all-in-one winter accessory that combines a head and neck warmer. Wear the hood up for ultimate warmth. And worn down, it adds volume and drape to the pretty scarf.

Seraphina Scarf Crochet Pattern

This exquisite lace scarf is worked lengthwise and is surprisingy very quick to make. With an even multiple of 11 stitches per repeat, it is easy to modify this gorgeous scarf to any length.

What you will need:

  • 300 yards (274m) #2 sport weight yarn
  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Shown in:

Be So Sporty BLING Yarn; 90% bamboo, 10% silver; 300 yds (274m) per 4oz (113g); color Flaming Foliage, 1 ball.

Shadow Cowl Crochet Pattern

The simplicity of single crochet makes this a go-to zen project and perfect for last minute gifts. The texture of single crochet makes this a sophisticated accessory that is easy to pair with any outfit.

Stella Triangle Mesh Shawl with Unique Fringe Crochet Pattern

This is a classic, fringe shawl that can be worn from day into night. Style it as a cowl, a head wrap or an evening shawl. The incredibly easy construction method makes this a great beginner project.

Trinity Shawl Crochet Pattern

The simple rows of treble crochet in this top down triangle shawl give the fabric a beautiful drape and texture. The color stripes are optional. And the popcorn stitch edging adds a whimsical pop-pom like border.

Vanessa Sarong Crochet on Fabric Crochet Pattern

A chiffon scarf is an amazing foundation for a quick and simple handmade gift because it is so easy to embellish with pretty crochet edging. Adding ties in two corners transforms the fabric into a sarong. This would make a wonderful honeymoon gift!

Vienne Thigh High Leg Warmers Crochet Pattern

In this project you will make simple strips of crochet lace and join them as you go to other strips. The same elongated chains that join the strips together double as placement for the laces on the exterior edges to lace up these beauties. While the sizing is somewhat forgiving, to get an idea of what size to make, take your measurement around the widest part of your knee.

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Whitney Medallion Crochet Necklace Pattern

This exquisite crochet necklace is delicate and vibrant. The simple stitches look more intricate because of the fine gauge of the yarn and hook size. The meandering last 2 rounds really make these simple motifs unique. Pair Whitney with the Evelyn Medallion Earrings.

What you will need:

  • 100 yds (91.4m) #1 fingering weight yarn
  • B/2 (2.25mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • (1) 12mm lobster claw closure
  • (2) 5mm jump rings
  • 2 pairs of chain nose pliers
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: 45 4mm crystal bicone beads
  • Stiffy fabric stiffener
  • Paint brush

Shown in:  

Be So Fine Yarn: 100% bamboo; 650 yds (594m) per 4 oz (113g); shown in Color A Passionate Plum, Color B Lavender’s First Romance, Color C Jaded Peacock, and color D Lilac Memories.

Anita Bag Crochet Pattern

Bands of simple single crochet contrast with embellished floral bands to create an interesting textured tote bag. The negative space around the floral bands is a terrific excuse for lining this bag with a coordinating fabric. The lining is doubled so pretty seams show on both the exterior and interior of the bag.

What you will need:

  • 250 yds (229m) #2 sport weight yarn
  • 75 yds (69m) sequin yarn
  • F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Purse Handles
  • 1 yd (0.9m) lining fabric
  • Sewing needle & thread

Shown in:

Be So Serene Yarn: 100% organic cotton yarn; 315 yds (288m) per 4oz (113g); color Mindful, 1 ball.

Be So Dazzling Yarn; 100% polyester sequin yarn; 100 yds (91m) per 25g spool; color Gold, 1 spool.

Betty Wristlet Clutch Purse Crochet Pattern

This quick and easy project looks sophisticated and elegant. Combine any color yarn with coordinating or contrasting sequin yarn to match your special occasion outfit. The wristlet strap adds function and on-trend glam.

What you will need:

  • 100 yds (91.4m) #2 sock weight yarn
  • 100 yds (91.4m) sequin yarn
  • H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • 1/4 yd (8.3m) fabric for lining (optional)
  • (1) 9.8 in (25cm) double buckle lobster claw purse chain
  • Sewing needle and thread

Shown in:

Yarn, 87% bamboo / 13% Sorona; 380 yds (347m) per 3.5oz (100g); color pink/coral.

(1) ball Be So Dazzling Yarn, 100% polyester sequin yarn; 100 yds (91.4m) per 25g spool; color gold.

1/4 yd (8.3m) gold lame fabric

Josephine Market Bag Crochet Pattern

A market bag is a thoughtful and conscientious gift. Fill it with flowers or a harvest of special items from your local farmers’ market. Or make several bags and roll each of them up tightly inside one of the bags to give a set of reuseable grocery bags.

Kaitlyn Half Moon Clutch Crochet Pattern

This is a simple motif transformed into a clamshell clutch. Personalize it with a fabric lining or embellish the outside with patches or charms. Wear it for an evening out on the town or use it to store cherished items.

Mabel Tapestry Crochet Laptop Sleeve Crochet Pattern

Tapestry crochet is an incredible technique for creating gorgeous colorwork with simple stitches and the added bonus is the fabric is dense, thus offering more cushioning as a protective sleeve or pouch.

Meghan Hexagon Motif Bag Crochet Pattern

A simple motif is elevated into a sophisticated bag with pretty lining and elegant leather handles. The no-sew, slip stitch construction of the motifs is join-as-you-go and the lining is optional.

Phoebe Beaded Pouch

Simple stitches take on a whole new level of elegance in super fine gauge and also eliminates the need for lining. The delicate beaded edging is simple to croche. Double drawstring ties securely protect a hidden treasure inside.

What you will need:

  • 345 yds (315m) #1 fingering weight yarn
  • B/2 (2.75mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • (32) 4mm bicone crystal beads
  • Beading needle

Shown in:

Be So Fine Yarn: 100% bamboo yarn; 650 yds (594m) per 4oz (113g); shown in color Caribbean Turquoise.

4mm crystal bicone beads shown in color Vitrail Lite.

Adele Crochet Motif Wall Art Pattern

An assortment of doilies or motifs is a great for beginner wall art installation project. Whether you vary the motifs, the colors, the fibers, or position of the pieces, each wall art installation is one of a kind.

What you will need:

  • 200 yds (183m) #4 worsted weight yarn<
  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • 8” x 10” wrapped canvas
  • spray adhesive
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • acrylic paint (optional)
  • paint brush (optional)

Shown in:  

Be So Bold Yarn; 50% organic cotton / 50% bamboo; 247 yds (226m) per 4oz (113g); color Enchanted Jasmine, 1 ball.

Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint, color Purple Gerbera, 1 bottle.

Cherie Starburst Throw with Fringe Crochet Pattern

This is one of the quickest throws to make – simply by doubling the yarn and using a large hook. The starburst shape is accentuated beautifully with a simple and luxurious chain fringe. When folded in half, it doubles as a beautiful half circle shawl.

Dierdre Lace Bookmark Crochet Pattern

A good book is a nice gift. A good book with a beautiful handmade bookmark is a wonderful gift. This gorgeous lace strip would be amazing as a scarf, worked up on thicker yarn and larger hook for a wider width.

Elise Beaded Doily Crochet Pattern

A doily is a thoughtful housewarming gift, or a beautiful addition to a holiday table. Beads add an extra festive touch to the scalloped border.

What you will need:

  • 300 yds (274m) #1 fingering weight yarn
  • F/5 (35mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • (84) 6mm beads
  • Beading needle

Shown in:  

Be So Fine Yarn: 100% bamboo yarn; 650 yds (594m) per 4oz (113g); shown in color Tuscan Terrace.

(84) 6mm Turquoise Opaque round firepolished Czech beads

Ellen Plant Hanger Crochet Pattern

Plant holders are great space savers, bringing visual interest above your surfaces. Super quick and easy to make, they are wonderful last minute gifts.

What you will need:

  • 200 yds (183m) #2 sport weight yarn
  • F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • (1) 2 in (5cm) macrame ring
  • (1) ceiling hoo

Shown in:  

(1) ball Be So Serene Yarn; 100% organic cotton; 315 yds (288m) per 4 oz (113g); color Tranquil.

Faith Coasters Crochet Pattern

Coasters are a quick and easy gift that anyone can use. And a functional gift is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.

What you will need:

  • 120 yds (110m) #2 sport weight yarn
  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Shown in:

Be So Serene Yarn: 100% cotton; 315 yds (288m) per 4 oz (113g); color Tranquil.

Harley Travel Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

This is a thoughtful, fun and utilitarian gift that works for any drink container. Choose color combinations that are feminine or masculine, or choose colors inspired by the personality or interests of your gift recipient. The possibilities are endless.

Harlowe Wineglass Charms Crochet Pattern

Wineglass charms are not only a fabulous housewarming gift, but also a fantastic way to practice fine gauge crochet. Make each style in several colors and let your guests choose their favorite charm. These charms are also interchangeable for earrings, bag tags or other accessorizing possibilities!

This pattern features Be So Fine Yarn in many colors: Chantilly Lace, Iced Silver Fox, Pure Gold, Harbor Fog, Stormy Sea, Aloha Blue, Caribbean Turqoise, Tropical Hot Coral, Crushed Berries, Million Dollar Red, Calypso Lime and Raven.

Lexi Mandala Crochet Pattern

A quick and thoughtful, handmade gift that will bring joy and peace all year long. The feathers add an extra bohemian vibe. Make one for yourself, and for anyone on your gift list.

Lorena Motif Runner Doily Crochet Pattern

This exquisite lace fabric is magically created by combining two different motifs together. Here you will learn to make a simple lace runner to add old Hollywood glamour to your dresser. This combination of motifs would also make a beautiful scarf, cowl, shawl or afghan.

Norah Motif Bowl Crochet Pattern

This bowl is a gorgeous home dec accessory. Fill it or leave it empty; either way, it is a stunning work of art.

Palmer Heart Corner Bookmark Crochet Pattern

This is a wonderful idea for personalizing the gift of a good book. The bookmark is easy to make and can be used with any sized book, journal or notebook.

 

52 Crochet Gifts Video Playlist

 

Crochet Stitch Glossary Playlist

The “52 Crochet Gifts” book is Kristin Omdahl’s 18th published book and her 5th independently published book. You can find more information about Kristin’s other knitting and crochet books HERE

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