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Crocheters LOVE giving gifts- it’s so rewarding to see someone snuggled up in something cozy that you made with your own two hands! But when you’re crunched for time, having a go-to list of quick crochet gift ideas is essential!
If you’re wondering what you can crochet with one skein of yarn, there are a ton of possibilities. That said, my favorite crochet gift ideas for Christmas are crochet hats and crochet scarves and cowls.
These easy one skein crochet projects make perfect gifts!
You’ll find them separated into 3 categories:
- Crochet Gift Sets
- Crochet Hat Patterns
- Crochet Cowl and Scarf Patterns
One Skein Crochet Gift Ideas
Crochet Gift Sets
Each of the patterns in this section take just one skein of yarn, but have a matching pattern to go with them. If you happen to have two skeins of yarn and enough time, matching crochet gift sets make excellent gifts!
Spider Stitch Trimmed Cowl – Salty Pearl Crochet
This gorgeous draped cowl uses less than one skein of yarn total! Even better, it uses fairly basic stitch patterns- such a relaxing project!
Spider Stitch Double Brimmed Hat – Salty Pearl Crochet
This hat might be one of my favorite gift items ever! You will love that it’s easy to make and super versatile. Wear it as a slouchy hat, or fold up the brim for a look that’s perfect for men and women alike!
Oakland Chunky Beanie – The Unraveled Mitten
This gorgeous beanie from the Unraveled Mitten is always at the top of my list when I need a quick crochet gift! It’s full of interesting crochet textures, and the yarn adds so much color, too!
Oakland Chunky Cowl – The Unraveled Mitten
Of course, you’ve got to complete the set with the chunky cowl, too! If you’re looking for matching pieces, this is absolutely worth buying two skeins of yarn to make a crochet gift set!
Colorscape Cowl – Pattern Paradise
This pretty crochet cowl pattern uses color changing yarn for a punch of bright color without the hassle of weaving in a zillion ends.
Colorscape Cloche Hat – Pattern Paradise
The matching crochet cloche hat is such a unique gift item, too!
One Skein Crochet Hat Patterns
Crochet hats make a perfect gift because they’re so practical! Here are some of my favorite free crochet hat patterns that use just one skein of yarn. Perfect for quick crochet gift projects!
Chunky Basketweave Crochet Beanie Pattern – Salty Pearl Crochet
This crochet basketweave stitch beanie works up quick with a 5 weight yarn! You’ll be sure to keep bulky weight yarn on hand after you try this fun crochet hat pattern!
Sugarplum Dreams Elf Hat – Kirsten Holloway Designs
This adorable baby hat is made with an ultra long tail for a really fun and unique look! The pretty waistcoat stitches make it look just like knit, too!
Elizabeth Beanie – Rich Textures Crochet
This beautiful beanie pattern features the Elizabeth stitch, also known as the crochet mini bean stitch. Simple hats like this make wonderful crochet gift items, since they can be completed in a day.
Back Country Beanie – Through the Loop Yarn Co
The fur pompom adds so much style to this bulky yarn crochet beanie pattern. A hat pattern like this would be a great crochet gift for men, women, and children alike!
Done in One Beanie – A Crocheted Simplicity
This easy one skein crochet project is full of texture and interest. The best part? Most crocheters can finish the entire project in as little as an hour! That’s one of the reasons bulky yarn holds a special place in my heart (and my yarn stash!).
Twilight Beanie – Desert Blossom Crafts
Even a beginner can make this fabulous crochet beanie pattern with just one skein of yarn. What a perfect gift!
Aeipathy Beanie – The Loopy Lamb
This pretty beanie is packed with fun crochet stitches to learn. Textured crochet hats like this are perfect for people who want unique gifts.
Crochet Star Stitch Beanie – Raffamusa Designs
This fun textured beanie uses the gorgeous crochet star stitch for loads of texture. As you can see, this free crochet hat pattern would look awesome in a variety of colors!
PS- need help learning the star stitch? I made a video stitch tutorial with my best tips, here!
This beautiful free crochet hat pattern would make such a unique crochet gift. The fan detailing made by the extra long crochet spike stitches looks so cool!
Moxie Beanie – Crochetastic Boutique
Chunky hats are great gifts to crochet! This simple but fun crochet hat pattern would make a great quick crochet gift for mom, dad, or anyone on your list.
Peekaboo Crochet Baby Hat – Knitting With Chopsticks
Even the littlest ones on your crochet gift list would like a hat! This f un pattern is great as is, or add a ribbon band around it for some extra pizazz.
One Skein Crochet Cowl Patterns
If you’re looking for more unique crochet gift ideas, these one skein crochet cowl patterns might be exactly what you’re looking for! Neck warmers like these are fun, quick projects. A few of these use larger balls of yarn, but they’re all projects you can complete in a day or two.
Star Sand Cowl – Salty Pearl Crochet
You can find this beautifully textured crochet cowl pattern free on my website. Using the crochet star stitch along with rows of 3rd loop half double crochets makes for a delightful pattern. You can make it with just one skein of yarn! (There’s even a matching hat pattern, too!)
Coco Crochet Cowl – Stitching Together
You’ll love making this quick and easy one skein crochet cowl project! Light and lacy cowls are perfect for gifting because they’re so quick to crochet, too. This pattern uses just one skein of Red Heart Soft.
Bobble Row Cowl – Sweet Bee Crochet
Crochet bobble stitches really help this fun cowl pattern stand out! Plus, using ombre yarn makes for such a gorgeous piece, with no color changing or weaving in ends required!
Chaucer Twist One Skein Cowl Pattern – Dora Does
This fun and free crochet cowl pattern can be made in just around an hour! What a perfect quick gift idea, right? The fun twist adds tons of texture, too.
Easy One Skein Crochet Project – Zamiguz
Pretty shell stitches and bold cake yarns are two of my favorite things! This project isn’t as quick as some on the list, but it’s still a great project for using up the cake yarns I know you’ve probably got hiding in your stash.
Rosie Ridge Super Bulky Cowl Pattern
One skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn has just barely enough yarn to make this lovely crochet cowl pattern. Bonus? This weight of yarn works up ultra quick, perfect for even last minute gifts!
This free crochet cowl pattern is packed with texture, but still drapes beautifully. Anyone on your gift list would be lucky to wear this pretty scarf!
Northwest Forest Cowl – Golden Lucy Crafts
If you have some bulky yarn and a fun oversized button around, this neck warmer cowl should be on your project list! I love that you can style this one crochet cowl in several ways, too!
Ombre Cowl – the Purple Poncho
If you aren’t convinced that ombre yarns are perfect for gifts yet, you will be when you see how simple this cowl is to make. This easy crochet cowl pattern is so stylish and pretty.
Broomstick Lace Marina Cowl – the Purple Poncho
Have you tried crochet broomstick lace? It’s absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it? I love how elegant it looks paired with this stunning ombre yarn- and yes, it really is just one skein!
Herringstone Cowl – Heart Hook Home
The lovely soft texture of the yarn used in this pattern really makes it stand out! This cowl is such a practical crochet gift item because it’s such a beautiful understated piece- it’ll match just about any style!
Aveline Reversible Triangle Cowl – A Crocheted Simplicity
Scarfie yarn by Lion Brand might be my favorite way to make a crochet cowl. This one has such a fun gathering detail, too! You’ll love making this unique crochet pattern.
The twist knot front has been everywhere lately, and it’s a trend I hope stays popular for a while! This easy crochet cowl looks fabulous in the color blocked version, but you could make it in one skein of most worsted weight yarns, too.
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