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You might have started with grand plans for a handmade Christmas; where every present under the tree has been handcrafted with love. But things don't always go to plan and you’ve left all your festive crafting to the last minute, hope is not lost!

Look, it happens, we’ve all been there. This is a judgement free zone! If Christmas has snuck up on you and you’re looking for some quick last minute makes, we’ve got you covered. Speedy crochet accessories for Christmas gifts, toys to fill those boxes on Three Kings Day, and embroidery ideas to make a pretty bag filled with chocolate coins for Hanukkah - there are so many festive crafts to choose from! Fill your boots, or should we say stockings?

Terrific toys to make for kids

Knit or hook up some adorable little creatures for the kids in your life! Quick to make, and there's nothing better than the smile that lights up a little one’s face when they open their new favourite toy.

Knitted toy patterns

Crocheted toy patterns

Gorgeous Christmas decorations

Give the gift of festive cheer with these cute knitted and crocheted festive decorations.

Knitted decorations

Crocheted decorations

Stitch up a storm!

Cute, quick and easy, these embroidery and cross stitch patterns are the perfect projects to sink your needles into! These designs make gorgeous gifts to pop into a frame, or even jazz up a jacket or jumper!

Sweet secret Santa presents

If you've got a low budget for an office secret Santa, then a super speedy handmade gift that you can make with what you've got in your stash could be the answer! These quick and easy patterns might tick all your boxes, but if not, we've got loads of great stash-busting patterns to choose from!

Grab a quick kit

In a hurry and just want to get one thing with everything you need? These handy kits will do the trick!

Stock up your stash

These last minute makes are great stash busters, but sometimes you just gotta stock your stash!

Festive gift guide and quick festive projects