15+ Free and Easy Take Along Crochet Projects
Make traveling for holidays less boring with some easy crochet projects for airplanes, cars, trains, and boats!
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The holidays are often one of the most popular times to travel around the country. Do you ever find yourself sitting on an airplane waiting for your long flight to be over when you just took off 10 minutes ago?
Whether it's during the holidays or not, when you're traveling anywhere, especially on long flights, you're going to want something to do to keep you busy. Why not bring some free easy crochet patterns to work on?
With this collection, 15+ Free and Easy Take Along Crochet Projects, we are offering some of the best travel-friendly crochet patterns. Plus, many of these crochet projects make fantastic gift ideas, so you'll always have something ready when the next gift-giving holiday approaches.
With Christmas and New Year's Eve so close together, families might decide to stay an entire week or two to visit. With that stay, you can have a joyous time and think of fun Xmas party game ideas to keep you busy for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
But before you leave town you'll want to look at these free easy crochet projects for planes so you have something to take along with you. It's so fun and easy to spend your time working up a pattern while flying or as a passenger in any form of transportation; you'll get to your destination in no time once you have your crochet projects to make while traveling. Not to worry, you're allowed to bring crochet hooks with you on the plane. To Grandmother's house we go!
On this page, we'll answer your questions and explain the details of why or why not you can take hooks on planes: Can I Take a Crochet Hook on a Plane?
Our Favorite Take Along Crochet Projects
You'll find at least one crochet project for the airplane in this list, that's for sure. While you're thinking of Xmas party game ideas to play on Christmas, food you'll be making and eating, and family and friends you'll be catching up with, you can also be making free easy crochet patterns to keep you busy.
Whether you're flying in a plane or driving in a car, time will always go faster when you're doing something. A skein of yarn and a crochet hook are easy to bring with you and don't take up much space.
- 90 Minute Scarf
A great free Christmas crochet pattern are these 90-minute scarves; you can work them up quickly and even wrap them just in time for gift giving.
- On the Road Cloths
The designer of these cute dishcloths made them while flying, so this crochet pattern is tried and true for travel! Also, they are functional and handy.
- Hanging Gift Card Holder and Luggage Tag
Not only are these quick, easy, small crochet projects but they'll come in handy for your next trip. They make great stocking stuffers, too!
- Mesh Bobble Hat
Free Christmas crochet hat patterns anyone? Make this cute Mesh Bobble Hat to give to a friend or family member this holiday season. It's a cute one.
- A Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf
This scarf is such an easy pattern to put together. If you make a few using different colors you can then nicely display them in a free crochet basket pattern as a fun gift basket.
- Christmas Tree Bookmark
Dive into a good book this holiday season with this festive bookmark. Make it on the move, then use it during your future travels. These also make cute little gifts. Win-win.
- One Hour Wine Bottle Cozy
This is a great last-minute hostess gift idea! I love bottle covers because they are useful and festive at the same time. Reusable wrappings are the best.
- Ball Stitch Dishcloth
Dishcloths are a great fee easy crochet pattern to work up for the holidays. You can make many in just one sitting, including on an airplane or in the car!
- One Hour Crochet Hook Case
Keep your hooks neat and tidy while you travel with this quick crochet hook case. You won't be able to do the felting, but easy to do that when you return.
- Turquoise Slouchie Beanie with Buttons
Make this free easy crochet pattern while flying and wrap it up just in time to put under the tree. It's so trendy and awesome - anyone would want it.
- Quick Little Bag
Not only is this tiny purse super cute but it's fast to make and easy to travel with. It's one of the best crochet projects for travel and you'll never need another purse.
- Crocheted Car Pillow Pal
Inspired by the movie "Cars," this cute car pillow is perfect for bedtime or playtime at home, and it's also a must-have travel accessory for road trips if you have children.
- Mini Roll Up Checker Board
Not only is this game educational for kids, but adults can use it too! The best part is that since the game board is crochet, it is also a travel game.
- Star Stitch Bottle Carrier
Keep your water bottle handy anytime, even when traveling, with this ingenious crochet water bottle carrier project. Also, it uses the pretty star stitch!
- One Skein Winter Scarf
This crochet scarf is made using the cluster stitch and worsted weight yarn in your color of choice. It's easy and beautiful, which are my favorite crochet qualities.
- Cash 'n Cards Case
Only a small amount of worsted weight yarn is needed to complete this cute case. It's easy to make while traveling AND great for traveling light once it's done.
- Market Tote in a Cinch
The designer of this stylish market bag travels a lot and wanted something to make while on the move that would then be able to hold her future projects. Brilliant!
BONUS! Tips for Traveling with Crochet
Bethany Steiners from Jimmy Beans Wool has some great tips for traveling with crochet materials this holiday season.
Traveling season is upon us and I’ve just spent some time reviewing the TSA regulations before I hop on the plane! We crocheters are a creative bunch, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite tips for working around those regulations so that I can finish all my holiday projects on time!
- Need a handy container for your crochet hooks? I like to use a traveling toothbrush holder! I find the ones with the smallest drainage hole, and you can find them for little money in most places (Just double check for length!). You can toss the container in your bag when not in use!
- Scissors longer than 4" are no longer allowed, and even then it's up to security, so I just take dental floss for cutting yarn.
- To fasten off your project, use a yarn needle instead of a hook to weave the ends back through. This secures them better and reduces the chances of unraveling during those turbulent flights!
We hope you have safe and happy travels this holiday season and wherever life takes you.
Get more tips and advice for traveling including your crochet with our resource How to Crochet While Traveling
How do you travel during the holidays and which of these projects would you consider making?
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