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40+ Quick Crochet Gift Ideas

These 1 day crochet projects offer happy and homemade gift ideas you'll love.

By: Jeanette Benoit, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated November 21, 2018
Quick Crochet Gift Ideas

Making crochet gift ideas for friends is a cheap and charming way to show you care. Wearables like scarves or useful items like dishcloths make affordable gift options that are much cheaper than buying something at the store. Check out the options we put together in 40+ Quick Crochet Gift Ideas.

It's really amazing how many fast crochet projects you can find these days. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how many different things you can make in a short amount of time, like the 20 Minute Cowl. In fact, the designer of this particular crocheted scarf worked up this pattern in no time while at a baseball game! It's always nice to see a little bit of crocheting in public, isn't it?

If you have just a little bit of time to kill, work up any one of these lightning-fast crochet patterns below!  Choose any one of these quick and easy 1 day crochet projects to make if you're running short on time. With this collection of crocheting ideas for gifts, you can whip up a handmade present for anyone on your list, for holidays, birthdays or even just because. They can be worked up in just one hour or less!

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Crochet Gifts: Scarves

Scarves are a great fashion accessory and one of the best crocheting ideas for gifts. There are so many different styles of crochet scarf patterns to choose from, it can be hard to narrow it down.

Personally, I prefer to stick to the quick and easy crochet patterns. Find our favorite fast scarf patterns below. These are so easy to make, you'll want to make one for everyone you know. Your Christmas shopping just got a lot easier with these quick crochet designs!
 

  • Beginner's One Hour Cowl

    This simple cowl is ready over your lunch break and features super simple repeating stitch patterns to make the whole process a breeze. 

  • 60 Minute Ribbed Crochet Scarf

    Crochet ribbing is so simple, and once you've got the hang of it, you'll be finishing off this gorgeous mustard scarf in no time!

  • 60 Minute Double Ruffle Crochet Scarf

    This fun and flirty scarf can be made in just an hour! Make one of these speedy scarves for each of your girlfriends.

  • 30 Minute Comfy Cowl

    This short, snug cowl will only take you half of your lunch break to work up, and it features some gorgeous stitches!

  • 50 Minute Easy Crocheted Scarf

    With super bulky yarn and a large crochet hook, you'll be making these infinity scarves left and right.

  • One Hour Spiral Scarf

    This fun, spiral design can be worked up in just an hour thanks to the net yarn this pattern calls for. 

  • One Hour Mobius Cowl

    Use variegated yarn to add some color to your project without needed to switch colors on your own!

  • 90 Minute Scarf

    The trick to this super fast and super cozy scarf is using two strands of yarn at once - give it a try!

  • Multicolored 70 Minute Scarf

    This speedy scarf calls for three strands of yarn, all at once! Talk about a super plush scarf. 

  • Slip N Go Scarf

    Twenty minutes of slip stitching is all it takes to make this unique and funky scarf design.

  • Three Stitch Fab Faux Scarves

    In about half an hour, and using only three stitches per row, you too can work up this fabulous scarf!

  • 15 Minute Chain Scarf

    Just use the chain stitch to work up this super simple scarf pattern - that's all it takes!

Accessories and Small Cute Crochet Ideas

Scarves are definitely a great accessory to wear all year, but there are other crochet wearables that can be quick and easy to work up, too. If you're looking for fun things to crochet, then this is the section you want to check out.

Perfect for gift giving, a night out, the workplace, and more, these accessory crocheting ideas are fun and fast, making them the perfect crochet patterns. Check these out today!
 

  • 1 Hour Sands of Time Bracelet

    Bracelets make such great crochet gifts, and the stitch detailing on this one is so lovely!

  • One Hour Crochet Hook Case

    If you have friends who also crochet, then this is going to be the ideal gift to give!

  • 30-Minute Beanie

    Hats are always good last-minute gift patterns—just keep working in the round until you're done. Boom, easy!

  • One Hour Boho Chic Crochet Ear Warmer

    This super stylish ear warmer uses variegated yarn for that fun self-striping effect! 

  • Sweetheart Earrings

    These easy peasy crochet earrings will take you no time to complete, and the recipient will go crazy over them! 

  • 15 Minute Headband

    Don't overestimate the joy that simplicity brings - this simple headband is so speedy, but you'll get so much joy out of the finished product!

  • 20 Minute Headband

    This stylish design features simple stitches and should only take you around 20 minutes to make!

  • 10-Minute Crocheted Headband

    Sometimes, simple really is best, and this simple 10-minute headband is no exception.

  • 5 Minute Jersey Tee Bracelet

    Accessorize your friends' wrists with this simple crochet bracelet - use their fave colors for a personal touch. 

  • 30 Minute Newborn Beanie Hat

    Running to a baby shower and need a crochet gift fast? You can knock out a quick newborn beanie in just half an hour!

  • Confetti Cloth

    This charming, funfetti-inspired crochet washcloth pattern makes an adorable gift for friends who love a pop of color in every room in their house.

  • Fireside Melody Cushion

    Make with extra bulky yarn, this crochet pillow project actually works up pretty quickly. It makes a perfect housewarming present.

  • Mini Raffia Basket

    These bitty baskets are perfect for gifts! Fill them with some yummy candies or bath bombs. Once they're empty, they make adorable desk organizers.

  • Leather + Crochet Coasters for Him

    These cool and masculine coasters combine stylish but tough leather with the delicate touch of crochet. What a combo!

1 Hour Crochet Projects

Scarves and accessories aren't the only things that can be easy to crochet! There are plenty of other free crochet patterns that can be done in sixty minutes or less. If you need a last minute homemade gift for a friend, you're in luck.

Any one of these quick and easy crochet patterns would make excellent hostess gifts for the holidays, birthday gifts for a friend, or even a nice surprise gift to yourself. These one-hour crochet projects make life a lot easier.
 

  • One Hour Wine Bottle Cozy

    A wine bottle cozy is the perfect addition to another much-loved gift: that bottle of wine it'll be carrying!

  • 30 Minute Snowflake

    This simple snowflake can be used as decoration every year for the holidays and always be remembered. 

  • Easy 10 Minute Coasters

    Coasters are used by so many people everyday that it's always a safe bet to gift more - and these only take ten minutes to crochet!

  • 3 Minute Crochet Butterfly Pattern

    These simple crochet butterflies can be used to decorate just about anything, adding a personalized touch to whatever you'd like!

  • 30 Minute Classic Crochet Earrings

    Bet you didn't know you could crochet such adorable earrings did you? And in only half an hour, no less - well you can! 

  • 60 Minute Soap Saver

    Keep your countertop clear and save your soap with these one-hour soap saver patterns. Your thrifty friends and family members will thank you.

  • The 5 Minute Flower

    Simple crochet flowers like these make perfect embellishments to any other handmade gifts you've already made, or you can easily turn this into a pin or magnet to make it a gift in and of itself. 

  • 20 Minute Cowl

    Can you believe this beauty comes together in just 20 minutes? It's true and a perfect winter gift. Talk about a last minute gift idea! Work up this beauty in the car on your way to the party.

  • Sixty Minute Crochet Slippers

    Crochet slippers are a great gift for your over-stressed loved one. The best gift is something that encourages coziness.

  • 60 Minute Mary Jane Slippers

    Would you believe you could make this adorable pair of baby booties in just an hour? Try it!

  • 10 Minute Baby Sandals

    Barefoot sandals for adults are fast and easy to make but for kids, they're even faster! These are ready to go in just ten minutes so they're perfect for a summertime birthday present!

One Day Crochet Projects

These may take a little more than 60 minutes to crochet, but they still work up quickly! If you have a bit longer to work on something, then you will love this set of easy crochet projects for gifts.

It doesn't matter who you are crocheting for, you are bound to adore these projects. Find cool things to crochet that are also impressive and exciting.
 

  • Easy 2 Hour Infinity Scarf

    The ribbing texture on this infinity scarf is so divine - and don't worry, you can use this crochet pattern as a gift pretty easily - it only takes about two hours!

  • Two Hour Toddler Beanie

    This toddler beanie uses a slightly more involved stitch pattern which is why we estimate about two hours to finish this darling piece. Too cute, right?

  • Easy Textured Cotton Wash Cloth

    We all need to bathe - might as well have the most luxurious experience possible. That's what this crochet washcloth will do.

  • Puffy Rib Tea Cosy

    If you have a tea-loving friend, then they NEED this adorable tea cosy for their pot. It's going to keep it warm and stylish too.

  • Spa Bath House Crochet Washcloths

    With this quick crochet gift, your recipient can feel as though they are on vacation even when they are simply spending a spa day at home.

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I love collections like these but unfortunately, there are times when the link to a specific project just disappears. Everyone says that the Internet is Forever, but sometimes things do fall through the cracks. Thats why as soon as I spot a pattern Im interested in working up, Ill either download it or at the very least, use the Save Page function to capture the webpage in its entirety. I can later copy and paste into a document and include any photos, too.

I am looking for the pattern for the twisted headband in the lower left hand corner of this picture, can anyone get me a direct link?

Hi kirsten, Unfortunately it looks like the blogger's site that the earwarmers were hosted has been deleted. I'm sorry for any inconvenience! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Accessories/60-minute-P == atterns-12-Quick-Crochet-Designs#section25996067

can't really see the tiny picture very well, so I don't know if this is the right one.

I love this website, I use it daily. My only wish is this page had an app I could download to take me here. Keep having beautiful patterns you are the best.

I like to come across this type of patterns for quick, easy crochet items for one reason. Well, many reasons but one is to take along to doctor office visits. I always seem to be waiting a long time and I could be making my Christmas presents all year long while waiting. It sure beats reading three year old magazines!

I am just learning how to crochet, but there are so gorgeous projects here!!! I love them!!!

ther are butiful and i want to know how to make them

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