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Crochet Gift Ideas

Do you want some last minute gift ideas so you can crochet handmade gifts for your friends and family members? One of my favorite parts of being a crocheter is making handmade gifts from the heart! But sometimes it’s hard to find the right pattern or idea of what to make for everyone on your list. If you’re in need of some inspiration, you’re in luck! I have put together a list of ALL of my FREE crochet patterns so you can easily find the pattern you need for the perfect gift!

Whether a last minute holiday gathering attendee is turning up,  or you’re working ahead for next year, you will find plenty of inspiration and patterns here! This blog post is full of fantastic giftable projects to make from these free crochet patterns – to make any time of year and for any occasion! So grab your hooks and let’s find you a pattern to crochet!

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Handmade gifts are such a wonderful way to create the perfect gift for each unique individual! Gifts that you crochet with your own two hands really show how much you care. To think that you would use your time and your talents to create something special for the ones you love! Using free crochet patterns saves you money, so you can buy that yummy yarn you had your eye on, or make the wrapping extra special! You have the knowledge and talent to crochet handmade gifts, and it’s incredible that you want to share your gift with others through crocheting handmade gifts. All you need is the perfect free crochet pattern! So read on to find your next great gift idea!

Happy Hooking! 💜  Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Crochet Patterns that are Quick and Easy!

Explore this collection of free crochet patterns that generally use commmon, simple stitches. They provide a great way to whip up some last minute gifts! These easy crochet projects are perfect for the holiday season, making excellent hostess and Christmas gifts. Whether you’re looking to use leftover yarn to keep costs low, or seeking different ways to utilize your crafting skills, these patterns offer a variety of options. From small items for great stocking stuffers to fast, smaller projects, you’ll find the perfect pattern to hook crochet items, for this festive time of year.

Lovely Gift Ideas

Gnome Gift Card Holder

Giving gift cards doesn’t have to be boring… Add a bit of magic to your last minute gifts with the Gnome crochet gift card holder pattern! Perfect for gifting cash or cards, this cute gnome card holder makes an adorable stocking stuffer gift. For extra fun, you can add the optional hanger, and make your gnome into a Christmas Tree Ornament! An adorable idea for Christmas decorations.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf

The Sweet Stripes Pattern that started it all (I have an entire Sweet Stripes collection!). This fun and cozy crochet cowl has lots of options and is quick to make! You will find child and adult sizing, as well as a short neck warmer and longer infinity scarf length so you can make the perfect scarf for yourself or your loved one to wear on cold days!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Sunglasses Case

Looking for a gift for a person that’s hard to shop and make for? A glasses case is both practical and easy to customize! This case comes with the option to add a protective liner or make a quick single layer case! They work perfectly for glasses and sunglasses, so they make a great gift for anyone on your list! I just love small crochet projects that I can make to sit in the gift box until I need a last-minute gift – so this pattern is perfect for that! Just slot a voucher for their local sunglass store inside. 

Find the free pattern HERE!

Gorgeous Drink Cozies

Hopscotch Coffee Sleeves free crochet patterns

Hopscotch Coffee Sleeve and Cup Cozy

The Hopscotch Mug Cozy Pattern is super versatile and designed to fit all your favorite mugs styles and sizes, because hot drinks, cold drinks and coffee – are enjoyed in so many forms! The pattern includes to-go cup sleeve in 2 sizes, plus I’ve even designed a crochet mug cozy – no button needed! To make it even better, this coffee sleeve is great for absorbing those spills and oopses. In addition to helping to keep your drink warm and your hand cool at the same time. 

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Can and Bottle Cozy

This one was designed to give you a quick and easy gift to make for the men in your life, or anyone who doesn’t enjoy the traditional wearables! This versatile pattern includes includes 3 options for the perfect gift – the 12 oz soda or beer bottle koozie, the 12 oz skinny can cozy perfect for White Claw or other fave seltzer style drinks, and the classic 12 oz beer or soda can! Hook yours in bold colors for that personal touch.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Stemless Wine Glass Cozy

Wrap your fave stemless wine glass in style with this cute Stemless Wine Glass Cozy! The pattern works up quickly and offers several color pattern ideas so you can really make this your own. Makes an amazing gift for your fave wine lover too! And as they’re so quick and easy, they make a terrific stash-buster and great last minute crochet gift too.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Coffee Cozy

Coffee, coffee, coffee! Make a gift for your favorite coffee (or tea) lover – the Sweet Stripes Coffee Cozy! Customize it just for them with their favorite colors. Make a mug wrap for those who drink coffee at home and a to-go cup sleeve for those who drink joe on the go… (oops a pun snuck in there 😂) bad jokes aside… 

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

Elixir Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern

Elixir Soft Crochet Washcloth

A stashbusting washcloth pattern is a great project, all around! They’re quick, versatile, and excellent for gift-giving. Plus they serve as a fantastic canvas for learning and perfecting various stitches and techniques. Use the included photo tutorial to learn and practise the Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch [lhdc], and pair with a bar of soap to gift a loved one.

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

For the Plant Lovers

Sweet Stripes Gift Bags Crochet Pattern. Create your own Colorful Red and Green Gift Bags tied with ribbon. Give a gift in a pretty gift bag handmade by you with the Easy Crochet Pattern! Crochet Pattern designed by greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Sweet Stripes Plant Rugs

Need to make a gift for a crazy plant lady? Or maybe like me, you are one yourself! Either way – the Sweet Stripes Plant Rugs are the perfect way to spoil your plant babies and their owner too! There’s 3 sizes to choose from so you can create the perfect size plant coaster. These are perfect for jazzing up your kitchen table, end table, window sill, or use the mini size as a mug rug! The possibilities are endless! 

Find the free pattern HERE!

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Sweet Stripes Coasters

These Sweet Stripes Coasters work up so quickly, you will have a whole stack made in no time flat! They make great gifts in sets of 4 or 6, and you can tie them together with some twine or ribbon for an extra special presentation! They are easy to customize too, with 3 different edges, and they are also a great way to display small plants as well! Make a bundle and put them aside as last-minute crochet gifts, you’ll be happy you did.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Gourd-geous Pumpkins

I just love a quick gift, don’t you? The Gourd-geous Pumpkins are quick and simple to make, so you can make last minute decor or gifts with ease! With 3 sizes to choose from and instructions for stitching in shape, and adding embellishments, you can create a whole patch full of adorable pumpkins with this pattern! 

Find the free pattern HERE!

For Playtime

DC Dice Bag and Rolling Tray 

Where are my fellow geeks at? I’m looking at you if you love board games, dice games, role play games, coz I’ve got a fab and easy pattern for you! The DC Dice Bag cinches up to hold your dice and opens flat to serve as an edged rolling surface too! 2 sizes available for large and small collections. Never go chasing after those rolling dice agian! (psst! DC stands for double crochet stitches)

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

Easter Toy Tote

This is the original pattern that was my inspiration for the DC Dice Bag! I created this toy tote as a way for my toddler to carry his toys on the go – and have an easy place to play and clean up afterward! Like the DC Dice bag this pattern cinches up to hold the toys and opens flat as a play surface.

The tote is a larger version of the dice bag, and can hold quite a lot. Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

 

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Around the Home

Free Christmas Bauble Crochet Pattern - group of six in different colors

Hopscotch Baubles Ornament

These wonderful ornaments can be crocheted all year long using scraps of yarn! You can whip up one or two at the end of each crochet project throughout the year and you’ll have enough to decorate your Christmas tree. You might even make enough to gift a set to a friend or family member once december rolls around! They’re a quick pattern that brings the something traditional and hadmade to the festive season.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Wine Glass Cozy

Need a quick gift, that anyone can use? If so, you’re going to love the Sweet Stripes Wine Glass Cozy, which is also a perfect jar cozy too! It’s quick to make, and perfect for last minute gifts! 2 glass sizes and the option to add or leave off the fur trim make for a fun festive or year round gift! They help everyone to know which is their wine glass too – incredibly handy at parties!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Cup of Love Coffee Cozy

This coffee, or tea, or hot cocoa cozy is the answer to your last-minute gift quandries! This beauty looks great in different colors, is a quick make, and has a surprise! The heart appliqué doubles as a pocket to hold a gift card, cash card, love note, or anything you like! Last minute gifting and a handmade gift? CHECK! ✅

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

Cast Iron Pot Holders

Do you know someone who loves to cook with cast iron pans? Then this is the perfect gift for them! Forget those loose store bought pan handle covers, these handle covers can be made in 2 sizes, using doubled yarn for extra thickness! They work up quickly so you can gift a whole set! Make the matching pot holders for anyone – the double thick bobbles make them super effective. 

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

Hopscotch Washcloth and Blanket Square

The Hopscotch Blanket Square was created as part of a collaborative blanket design project for the Mélange Collaborative Blanket Crochet Along! There are a total of 48 squares with a different stitch pattern included in the CAL. The squares make a stunning patchwork blanket, but also can be used to create anything you like! I’ve also included instructions to make your Hopscotch Squares as a dish cloth too! Pair with a delicious chunk of handmade soap for a great last minute crochet gift!

Find the free pattern HERE!

April Showers Dish Cloths

If you like your dish cloths more on the pretty side, then never fear, I’ve got you covered! The April Showers Dish Cloths pattern has both a round – sun version, and square – cloud version. Make them in your favorite April colors of yarn, or your favorite colors period! These are quick and fun to make, and definitely improve any cleaning experience – in my opinion! 

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

Sweet Stripes Friendship Square

The Sweet Stripes Friendship Square is part of an epic collaborative blanket pattern! This quick and simple blanket square (which also makes a fab dish cloth btw!) is one of over 40 squares designed. Together they create a beautiful blanket with squares all crafted by different designers, with truly beautiful and cozy results!

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

Flora Dish Cloths

We don’t use anything other than crochet dish cloths in my house! I love using them and they’re so much nicer than store cloths. With these I created an option for both round and square cloths, and added some puff stitches for stitch texture, to give a little extra scrubbing power! They work up quickly and make really nice quick crochet gifts!

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

Easy Hexi pot holder square crochet pattern to make trivet or wall hanging or table runner too

Easy Double Thick Hexie Pot Holder

No more burnt fingers or tabletops with this quick and easy, free crochet trivet pattern! The Hexie Crochet Pot Holder pattern makes it easy to grab items out of the microwave or oven and set them right on the counter or table, ready to serve. I created this double thick hot pad to be quick to make and easy to clean (cotton yarn), and it can easily be made by a beginner too.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Hexagon Motif Wall Hanging

The Hexagon Motif Wall Hanging was our super fun Mystery Crochet Along from September, 2021! This pattern is quick to make using a simple hexagon motif and a fun joining method. You can use these motifs to create anything you like (visit the pattern for ideas), and customize this pattern easily using your favorite colors for home decor.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Nordic Star Kit

Unique & Eye-catching Free Crochet Patterns

Discover a selection of unique and striking free crochet patterns that come with detailed instructions. They’re the perfect way to turn a great idea into a reality without investing too much money. Whether you’re in need of a perfect project or searching for last-minute crochet gift ideas during the Christmas season, these patterns will help you to craft a thoughtful gift. Create visually stunning pieces with ease, and surprise your loved ones with handmade treasures crafted just for them!

Plant Lover Gifts

Rosette succulent c2c crochet blanket square pattern

C2C Rosette Succulent Blanket Square

The Rosette Succulent C2C Afghan Square is one of 12 Plant themed C2C Crochet Squares designed to create a stunning Plants with Yarn Afghan! Each square is created using a unique design from 9 different crochet designers, all using Worsted Weight Yarn and C2C colorwork crochet construction.

Find the free pattern chart HERE!

Farmhouse Hanging Basket

The Farmhouse Hanging Basket crochet pattern makes it easy to get organized and this gorgeous basket is a quick crochet project to make too! You can use these in any room of the house to get organized – kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or playroom! They also are great for adding a splash of color by hanging plants in your crochet baskets.  I just love a crochet project that is cute and useful… and this teardrop hanging basket is no exception.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Purple Turnip Afghan Square

The Purple Turnip Afghan Square is one of 20 Afghan Squares designed to create a unique Community Garden Afghan! Each square is created using an original design from different crochet designers, all using Worsted Weight Yarn and C2C construction.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Hanging Baskets

The Sweet Stripes Hanging Baskets were our super popular crochet along from April – May 2022! This easy and fun to make hanging basket comes in 3 sizes and 2 hanging loop options, and of course uses my signature Sweet Stripes Stitch! The Medium size is free on the blog, or get the premium PDF for all 3 sizes!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Dice Gamer Gifts

Magical Mushroom Dice Bag

If you have a nice collection of dice to store, and a love of all things nature and cottagecore, then you are going to love my newest dice storage solution – the Mystical Mushroom Dice Bag! This fab pattern boasts a generous storage stem for holding your growing dice collection, and a drawstring closure to make it easy to take your dice along to your next DnD/TTRPG game night! Or did you just want to use the cute mushroom bag on it’s own? You can do that too! It makes a magical purse. ✨🍄

Find the free pattern HERE!

Evan's 8 pocket dice bag popular crochet pattern

Evan’s 8 Pocket Dice Bag

When your dice collection is growing – you need a storage solution – with POCKETS! Evan’s 8 Pocket Dice Bag gives you all the storage you need for your dice, mini figs, cards and more, and makes it easy to sort by type, size, color, etc! Some of my testers even used their bags to store crochet notions and projects! The sky is the limit on how you use your awesome drawstring storage and organizing dice bag!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Potion of Moonlight Amigurumi by Green Fox Farms Designs

Potion of Moonlight Dice Bottle

Spooky and magical is what I was going for with this set of dice bag crochet patterns! The mid-size bottle with the crescent moon is available free on my blog. Use these dice bags for storing and shaking when you’re gaming… Then as Halloween decor in October. They’re gorgeously creepy and multipurpose. I love a bit of witchy goth aesthetic around the house. I hope you do too!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Holiday Themed

Snowflake Tapestry Square

The Snowflake Tapestry Square is one of 9 Christmas themed Tapestry Crochet Squares designed to create a beautiful Christmas cushion! Perfect to decorate each festive season. Each square is created using a unique design from different crochet designers, all using Worsted Weight Yarn and tapestry crochet construction.

Find the free pattern chart HERE!

Newborn Leprechaun Hat

I designed this hat for a friend’s precious March baby, and it did NOT disappoint! Happy St Patrick’s Day! 💚 This adorable hat makes an amazing photo prop, but you can also use it for home decor too! I’ve got mine on a mason jar, and I cut a small circle of cardboard to keep the top flat, but you can also just add a little bit of polyfil or a skein of yarn too! We KNOW you have one or eighty of those lying around… 😜

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

Moonlight Streamline Glitter

Pretty Crochet Squares

Sweet Flora Afghan Square

The Sweet Flora Afghan Square is one of 20 Afghan Squares designed to create an absolutely stunning Bouquet of Flowers Blanket! Each square is created using a unique floral themed design from different crochet designers, all using DK (3) Weight Yarn.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Nordic Snowfall Afghan Square

The Nordic Snowfall Afghan Square is one of 12 Afghan Squares designed to create a beautiful heirloom blanket! Each square is created using a unique design from different crochet designers, all using Worsted Weight Yarn and hdc C2C construction. A really gorgeous addition to your Holiday decorating.

Find the free pattern chart HERE!

Sweet Stripes Coasters - Crochet Pattern for Adorable Round Coasters - Perfect for drinks or as small plant rugs - Free Crochet Pattern from greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Sweet Stars Bonding Squares

Bonding squares are small crochet/knit squares made in pairs, to help a mother and her premature baby with bonding during physical separation. The squares are quick to make and make a wonderful gift or donation to a local family or NICU. Read more about bonding squares in the pattern link below.

Find the free pattern HERE!

Bags and Totes

Summer Fun Tote Basket

This fun tote basket comes in 3 sizes, and includes a handy pocket. It’s easy and fun to crochet, and quick too using doubled worsted weight yarn in 2 colors for an extra fun look! The Medium size is free on the blog, or get the premium PDF for all 3 sizes!  This is one of my most popular patterns and makes a great toy tote for the Festive season!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Sweet Stripes Plant Cozy and Hangers Crochet Pattern - Easy Crochet Pattern - Cute home decor - Crochet Plant Hanger - Boho Home Decor Planter Cozy - Crochet Home Decor Patterns from greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Sweet Stripes Market Tote Bag

This is my most popular pattern to date, and our first crochet along from July 2021! This fun bag comes in 3 sizes with 2 handle lengths, and is easy and fun to crochet using my signature Sweet Stripes Stitch! The Medium size is free on the blog, or get the premium PDF for all 3 sizes!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Calliope Crossbody Boho Bag

She’s a beauty and she knows it… but can you blame her? 😉 This is the bag that will have people stunned that you actually made it yourself. Not a quick project, but well worth the effort! This bag uses a sturdy stitch so you truly do not need a liner, and looks amazing in a set of coordinating colors or in a single hue – the choice is yours! 

Find the free pattern HERE!

Blair Leather Clutch

For the Foodies

Taco Keychain

Whether you’re taco obsessed or you’re making it for a friend, you’re going to love this fun and easy Taco Keychain Pattern! The pattern is simple and made by creating rounds and half rounds of all your fave taco toppings! Perfect as a gift for a new driver or a taco lover! Due to it’s small size, it would make a fun tree ornament too!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Donut Dish Cloths

Did you ever wish that doing the dishes was a little more fun? If you didn’t can I ask why not?? 🤣  Either way, they are about to get more fun – when you make yourself or a friend a set of Donut Dish Cloths! This is a quick and easy pattern, you can customize it with your fave toppings, and I’ll show you how to emboider sprinkles and surface crochet icing drizzle! Sound like delicious fun? 

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

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Sweet Stripes Freeze Pop Holders

Do your kids practically live off of ice pops in the summer, or is that just mine? Say goodbye to frozen fingers and napkins strewn across the yard! These cute and fun freeze pop sleeves are super quick to make and easy to customize with your choice of flower, watermelon or sunglasses appliqués! 

Find the free pattern HERE!

Animal Lover Free Crochet Patterns

Odin the Owl Amigurumi

I set out to design an Owl Crochet Pattern that was both cute and easy to make.  And I think he turned out a Hoot! Odin the Owl Amigurumi is perfect to decorate your home for autumn, to give to your fave wizard or owl lover, and makes an adorable stocking stuffer too! Make him in different colors that your receipient will love!

Find the free pattern HERE!

Tiny Bunny Amigurumi

Need a cute and fun pattern for your little one’s Easter Basket or a quick gift for a spring birthday? Then you will love my Tiny Bunny Amigurumi Pattern! This is a quick and easy crochet pattern, perfect for learning amigurumi techniques and practicing your skills!

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

Silver Streamline Metal Crochet Hooks

 

 

Unicorn Coffee Cozy

Have you ever wished you could have a unicorn and a coffee? Well now you can! The Unicorn Coffee Cozy is a great introduction to colorwork with tapestry crochet, and includes a video tutorial to help you with the color changes! Customize your unicorn in your fave colors and enjoy the most magical coffee in the shop! 

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi

If you love dinosaurs, then you are going to fall in love with the adorable Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi! The pattern is simple and makes an easy introduction to making amigurumis. This pattern is quick to hook and creates an adorable little dino for your desk, shelf, or to share with your favorite small paleontologist! Add a loop to the back for beautiful ornaments or a keyfob for a dinomite keychain!

Find the free pattern HERE!

FUN Freeze Pop Holders

The original Freeze Pop Holder pattern is truly fun to use and make! This pattern includes a simple sleeve and 6 embellishments – Shark, Mermaid, Fish, Giraffe, Dinosaur, and Unicorn! Make freeze pops even more fun to eat, and keep those fingers safe from cold too! Be prepared, coz you’ll get requests to make these for everyone in the neighborhood!

Find the free pattern HERE!

 

 

 

❤️  I hope you enjoyed this list of Free Crochet Patterns! Thanks so much for reading! Did you find a couple of patterns you want to make? So many of them make excellent gifts for that special occasion! I’d love to hear which patterns you’re planning to make for your loved ones! 

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