While gifting handmade presents is a no-brainer, it’s also dangerously easy to fall behind on holiday prep. So if you’re in need of some last-minute gifts to whip up, here are some one-skein, no-hassle crochet projects to give this year.
1. Crochet Washcloths and Dishcloths
Give your friends and family members a gift they’ll use on the reg. Not only are washcloths or dishcloths a beginner-friendly project, but you can easily pair it with a luxurious bar of soap and pretty ribbon to let the recipient know a DIY spa day is in store.
2. Polar Bear Hooded Cowl
Create a playful, yet cozy cowl with basic crochet stitches. The pattern is available for all sizes, with the baby and toddler sizes requiring only one skein. But even the adult size uses less than 400 yards, and it works up super fast with an I hook.
3. Easy Slouchy Beanie
Slouchy beanies can be gifted for pretty much everyone on your list and can be easily customized with color. This pattern is designed for beginners, so a crocheter of any skill level can stitch it up fast.
4. One Skein Mobius Cowl
Everyone loves a snuggly cowl, and this one has a twist — literally! The no-seam design comes from a mobius strip, a continuous piece of paper or fabric with only one side. Use one skein of bulky yarn and you’ll have the perfect gift finished in an afternoon.
5. Neely Slouchy Hat
The sophisticated slouch of this hat is comfy without sacrificing style. It uses post stitches for a fun texture-filled pattern, and the combination of two different hook sizes adds tons of dimension.
6. One-Skein Scarves
Take your pick from three pretty scarf patterns or, if you’re feeling really ambitious, go on and stitch each one. Whether you’re making them monochromatic or working with hand-dyed variegated yarn, these scarves pack a powerful visual punch.
7. Princess Crown
This cute little pattern only uses about 20 yards of worsted weight yarn, meaning you can get several out of a single skein. The pattern ranges from doll- to adult-size too, so you can use it to make a personalized accessory for a new doll or a costume party outfit-topper.
8. One-Skein Baby Blanket
If you’ve got a new family member, just one skein of 7 oz yarn can help keep them warm. The finished blanket measures 19″ x 19″, so it’s easy to move from room to room.
9. Everything’s Rosey One-Skein WristletsYou’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 styles that’ll give one-of-a-kind detail and make this Christmas gift special.
10. Pepper the One-Skein Puppy
Talk about a crochet gift any dog lover would adore. The finished pup is 14″ tall and uses just 6.5 oz of yarn. Skip the bow if you want to keep it a quick one-skein project, or dig into your stash if there’s time to whip one up. Either way, this guy’s a major cutie!
11. Anne Lee Slippers
Warm someone’s heart — and toes! — this Christmas with slippers that are both cozy and stylish. Depending on the size of the slipper (5-10 are available with the pattern), you’ll use 140-200 yards of worsted weight yarn.
12. Aislinn Celtic Dream Hat
If you’re ready for a challenge, this pattern uses worsted weight yarn and two crochet hooks to make a woven-like hat. Once you get the hang of the advanced stitches, it’ll work up quickly and the effort is well worth the gorgeous finished product.