Quick Crocheted Gift Guide – Chocolate neck warmer

For this week’s quick crocheted gift idea, we are excited to share a beautiful free pattern from our website. The Chocolate neck warmer is worked using post stitches, and the result is a thick ribbed fabric that almost looks knitted! You can crochet this versatile accessory in one day, then add unique buttons to put the finishing touch on the project and personalize it for the lucky recipient.

neck warmerYou can wear this neck warmer with the buttons in the front or on the side, and it is the perfect size way to stay cozy without adding a lot of bulk. The best part is, this beauty stitches up fast enough that you can make one for several of your favorite people.

What are some of your favorite projects to gift? Stop by our blog again soon because you can look forward to a new crocheted gift idea from us every week throughout the holiday season!

Quick Crocheted Gift Guide – Wine Cozy

We are excited to share our first quick crocheted gift idea with you this holiday season! A bottle of wine or cider is always a welcome gift, but we crocheters want to add a thoughtful, handmade touch to our presents. Marly Bird’s Wine Cozy from our Holiday 2013 Issue of Love of Crochet works up in a flash and instantly transforms any bottle into a beautiful centerpiece for the table.

Wine cozy

I used a small amount of yarn from my stash and crocheted this beauty in one afternoon, so I can truly say that this project is the perfect last minute gift idea. The best part is that the recipient can keep the cozy and use it the next time they give a bottled gift.

How is your holiday crocheting coming along? We’d love to hear some of your favorite quick crocheted gift ideas, and we’ll be sharing more fun, fast projects like this one every week this holiday season.

Coming soon: Handmade gift guide

We know you love giving handmade gifts during the holidays, but it can be difficult to find time to make the perfect present for everyone on your list. We here at Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet are here to help! Beginning next week, we will be featuring one knit and one crocheted gift idea per week throughout the holiday season. We’ve chosen stylish designs that work up quickly, so you and your loved ones will all have something to smile about.

handmade with cat and yarn

From Love of Knitting, we will feature one fabulous hat pattern per week. Hats knit up in a flash and are always a hit when given as a gift. The best part is, with a simple color change you can easily personalize any of our fun hat patterns!

From Love of Crochet, we will highlight a variety of quick gift ideas. We have creative projects in store that are sure to please men, women, and even the kids.

With all of the fast, easy patterns we’ll be sharing, the only tough part will be resisting the urge to keep these projects for yourself! We can’t wait to get started, so keep an eye here on our blog for gift ideas you’ll love to give.