Do you have a number of single yarn skeins in your stash? Do you have a few folks on your Christmas list that you’d love to give a last minute gift to this year? You can fill two needs with one deed by quickly working up some of these one-skein Christmas gift crochet patterns.
Don’t forget to bookmark this post; one-skein projects aren’t just ideal for Christmas but are great all year round for making presents for birthdays, special occasions and just to turn single skeins into special items.
These crochet patterns use larger hooks for rapid crafting in time for Christmas.
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1. Polar Bear Hooded Cowl
Child and parent will both be happy with this adorable gift. The pattern is available for all sizes; the baby and toddler sizes use only one skein. Even the adult size uses less than 400 yards of yarn and works up rapidly with an I hook. The pattern calls for only basic crochet stitches (sc, dc, slip stitch) and yet it looks like a fancy item you could purchase in a children’s boutique.
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2. Everything’s Rosey One Skein Wristlets
You’ll need less than 140 yards of worsted weight yarn and an H hook to work up these lovely fingerless crochet mitts. Dig into your button stash for unique buttons to provide that perfect detail that will make this one skein crochet Christmas gift so special.
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3. Q Hook Scarf
This crochet scarf uses 150 yards of yarn that rapidly become a scarf when worked with a Q hook. The free crochet pattern requires only very basic crochet skills so it’s great for beginners (or for anyone looking for a simple project!)
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4. Pepper the One Skein Puppy
This is a great crochet gift for the kids in your life. The finished pup is 14″ tall and uses 6.5 oz of yarn. Skip the bow if you want to keep it a quick one-skein crochet project or dig into your stash and use up your wraps if you have time to make the bow. Either way, this one is a cutie!
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5. Women’s Slippers
These slippers are cozy but they have that stylish buckle detail that turn them into a special present. They call for 140-200 yards of worsted weight yarn, depending on the size of the slipper; sizes 5-10 are available. Warm someone’s toes and hearts this Christmas with this easy gift!
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6. Crochet Washcloths and Dishcloths
Give your friends and family members a gift that they can use this year with a set of washcloths or dishcloths. This free crochet pattern calls for only 80 yards of worsted weight yarn. Add a luxurious bar of soap and tie it up with a pretty ribbon and it will feel like a spa day for the person who gets this present.
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7. Aislinn Celtic Dream Hat
Challenge yourself a little bit with this fun crochet pattern for a woven-look hat. It uses worsted weight yarn and two crochet hooks (H and J). The pattern is available for all sizes so you can make one for everyone in the family. Once you get the hang of the difficult stitch pattern it will work up quickly. The effort is well worth it when you see the finished item emerge from the skein in your hands!
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8. Really Easy Slouchy Beanie
Slouchy beanies are perfect for pretty much everyone, male or female. That makes them a great gift. You can whip up a whole stack of them in different colors and pull them out all throughout the year when you need to give someone a personalized (but already ready!) present. This crochet pattern is designed for beginners.
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9. Mug Coaster Cozy
This is a cute crochet mug cozy that wraps all the way around the bottom of your mug so that it also does double duty as a built-in coaster. You can give one cozy, a set of cozies or a gift basket including a cozy, a mug and a tea bag; each of these makes a great gift!
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10. Neely Slouchy Hat
This sophisticated slouch hat is comfy and cozy, perfect for winter! It uses post stitches for a fun pattern that gives the finished product lots of texture. The combination of two different hook sizes adds additional dimension.
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11. Princess Crown
This cute little crochet pattern only uses up about twenty yards of worsted weight yarn so you can get several gifts out of a single skein of yarn. The pattern is written for nine different sizes, from doll size to adult size, so it can work as everything from a personalized touch on the gift of a doll for a little girl to a quick crochet costume party accessory for yourself.
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12. One Skein Mobius Cowl
Unlike a basic cowl, this one has a twist — literally! A mobius cowl or scarf is one that’s made of just one continuous piece of fabric. The pattern includes plenty of photos to show you how to achieve the trendy twist.
If you love one-skein and large-hook crochet projects, you might want to check out:
- “7 One Skein Crochet Projects to Bust Your Stash” by Ashley Little
- “10 One-Skein Crochet Projects for Valentine’s Day” by Kathryn Vercillo
- “Quick Crochet Projects” by Ashley Little
- “20 Free Patterns for One Skein Crochet Projects” on Crochet Concupiscence
What tips do you have for making a quick and simple crochet pattern feel special?
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