Last Minute Crochet Christmas Gift Ideas (2023)

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The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Skip the crowded stores and create unique, handmade gifts. And if you’re looking for last minute and thoughtful gift ideas that you can make yourself, I have a list of some fabulous options!

There are many reasons why crochet is such a great gift idea and a great choice for the Christmas season:

  • Handmade gifts are unique and personal: A crocheted gift shows that you put time and effort into making something special for the recipient.
  • Crocheted gifts are affordable: You can find free patterns online, and the materials are relatively inexpensive.
  • Crocheting is a fun and relaxing activity: It’s a great way to de-stress and get into the holiday spirit.
  • A Family Affair: Get family members involved in creating a crochet project and make it a tradition.

Crafts for All Ages

Children can explore their creativity with simple projects like coasters or finger puppets. Teenagers can tackle more complex scarves or hats, learning teamwork through collaboration. Adults can assist with pattern selection, material sourcing, and embellishment.

Gifts of Time and Love

Handmade gifts tell a story of love and care. Each stitch carries your family’s heart, making them truly special. The act of creating together fosters shared memories and laughter, making the holidays even more meaningful.

Beyond Christmas Cheer

Crocheting extends beyond Christmas. Craft heartfelt gifts for birthdays, and anniversaries, or donate to shelters, spreading warmth throughout the year.

This Christmas, crochet your way to the perfect gift and unforgettable memories.

There are many free and easy crochet patterns available, perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. I have assembled a variety of Christmas crochet gift patterns which includes home decor, accessories, wearables, and toys.


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Here are some of my Favorite Crochet Christmas Gift Ideas


Home Decor

Crochet some festive pillowcases, pot holders, or cozies to add a touch of Christmas cheer to your home. 

Christmas Tree Pot Holder

These double-thick crochet potholders are the perfect accessory to add to your Christmas dinners. Not only will they protect your surfaces, but they will also keep your hands safe!

Buffalo check crochet pillow cover
Buffalo Check Crochet Pillow Cover by Stitching Together

Cozy up with this buffalo check crochet pillow cover! Perfect for adding rustic charm to your home decor. Hand-crocheted and machine washable for easy care.

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Reideer Pot Holder by Nanas Crafty Home

This adorable pattern works up quickly and easily – and makes a great addition to your kitchen holiday home decor.

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The Sutton Pillow Cover by TLB Patterns

This crochet pillow cover pattern captures the essence of the holiday season, with a vintage station wagon bringing home the Christmas tree. Get all the warm and cozy holiday feels when you display this festive pillow in your home.

Nordic-style Snowflake Potholder by RaffaMusaDesigns

Make your kitchen ready for the Holidays with this mini-C2C crochet Nordic Christmas Potholder free pattern. Customize it to match the recipient's favorite colors.

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Scandinavian Crochet Pillow by 5 Little Monsters

Bring the warmth and comfort of Scandinavian design to your home with this beautiful crochet pillow pattern. Inspired by traditional Nordic motifs and textures, this project is perfect for creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere at Christmas time.

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Tea Cosy Christmas Tree Pattern by Millionbells

This charming crochet christmas tree teapot cosy makes for the perfect cover to trap heat and keep your tea warm and flavorful for longer. This would make for a unique gift. Learn a new stitch with this easy pattern.


If you’re looking for quick crochet gift ideas, think bookmarks and mobile covers! These beginner-friendly projects is a great to way to showcase your skills!

Christmas Buddy Bookmarks
Crochet Christmas buddy bookmarks by Repeat Crafter Me

This is a super cute and quick holiday project that you can gift as a set and make for the little (and big) readers in your life!

Crocheted Santa's Satchel
Crocheted Santa's Satchel by Kitten Art Crochet

Dive into the festive spirit with our charming Crocheted Christmas Bucket Crossbody, inspired by the jolly old man himself! This whimsical bag is a delightful blend of red and white, mirroring Santa's iconic attire and belt.

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Santa Cell Phone Case by Naztazia

Learn how to make a Santa cell phone case for the Christmas holiday season. Santa Claus will love it!

Christmas Decorations

Fun Christmas ornaments can never go wrong! With so many options, this makes for a fun gift and a quick project to make in no time.

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Christmas Baubles Set by Raffa Musa Designs

Crochet the cutest handmade Christmas Amigurumi Baubles to decorate your Christmas tree!

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Christmas Gnome by Funny Rabbit Toys

Unique & adorable gnome ornament! Perfect Christmas or New Year's gift, tree decoration, or exchange surprise! Create a charming garland too!

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Christmas Ornament Set by Vliegende Hollander

Get ready for Christmas with this crochet pattern for 14 adorable Christmas ornaments available in English, German and Dutch.

Crocheted toys

Amigurumi toys are always a hit with children! Making the perfect project is not always easy but with these step-by-step pattern instructions, you should be on your way to Christmas gifting in no time. 

Grinch Crochet Christmas Tree in a pot
Grinch Crochet Christmas Tree by Mrs Crowlet

Bring a touch of Grinch-inspired fun to your holiday decor with this adorable amigurumi crochet pattern. This whimsical design captures the spirit of the grumpy green Grinch, transformed into a festive Christmas tree in a pot.

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Love at Frost Sight Bundle by The Woobles

One look, and we guarantee yule be falling for this super lovable Love at Frost Sight Bundle! With a trio of festive friends ranging from Beginner to Intermediate, this is one bundle that’s sure to have you swooning all season long

Christmas Deer Amigurumi
Christmas Amigurumi Deer by Amigurumi Today

This amigurumi deer is ready to leave the forest and spend its time with you. It's just the perfect Christmas gift along with being an extra cute, super cuddly, and highly detailed stuffed deer fawn.

Warm Wearables

Crochet Hats, scarves, and mittens are always appreciated gifts during the winter months. Choose a pattern that uses single crochets or double crochet stitches for a quick and easy project. 

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Argyle Crochet Hat by The Knotty Lace

This simple and easy crochet planned pooling hat looks intricate and complex but its perfect for any beginner and whips up in no time! This free crochet pattern is available in all sizes. Pom pom pattern included!

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Holiday Cheer Mitts- Santa Fingerless Gloves by Allie Cats Hats

Offset that ugly Christmas sweater with an adorable pair of Holiday Cheer Mitts making it the perfect quick crochet gift.

Graphic Christmas Hats by Crochet by Maria

Cant choose one so make three. This easy Christmas crochet patterns comes with a Christmas Tree, Garland, and Reindeer styles.

Graphic Christmas Hats by Dream a Little Bigger

Looking for an adorable crochet hat to keep heads warm and celebrate the Christmas season? Look no further than this adorable Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern!

I hope you enjoyed reading some of my crochet ideas and  favorite things to make as easy gifts. There’s nothing better than a list of quick crochet gifts to keep handy. And as always, don’t forget to add your own personal touch to your projects. 

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