47 last-minute and quick makes for Christmas

Published on October 26, 2020 By Sophie Brown 2 min read

From super speedy sock patterns to the quickest of cross stitches, we've got loads of fast and easy ideas to inspire you. Fill your boots, or should we say stockings?

From super speedy sock patterns to the quickest of cross stitches, we've got loads of fast and easy ideas to inspire you. Fill your boots, or should we say stockings?

Cozy homemade hats

Hat hair is definitely worth it when you’re wearing one of these! Fight off the winter chill and gift a friend a knitted or crocheted hat for Christmas.

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 favorite toy.

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Gorgeous Christmas decorations

From terrific tree toppers and beautiful baubles, to wonderful wreaths and stunning ornaments – these little festive decorations make the perfect last-minute gift.

Snugly scarves and cowls

Need something a bit more straightforward? One of these gorgeous scarves or cowls would make the perfect present, stylish and cozy, what more could you want?

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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 sweater!

Make a pair of marvelous mittens!

If you've got time to make the hat and the scarf, you might as well go the extra mile and make a pair of mittens too! Knit or crochet some very merry mittens for that extra festive feeling.

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Stash-busting 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!

It’s sockmas! 

As kids, the idea of getting socks in your stocking was rather underwhelming, but now we know better! A pair of super snugly handmade socks makes a lovely present to give this festive season. 

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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!

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Yarntastic!

For these slightly smaller projects, a value or color pack makes life so much easier! We have a super selection, everything from super chunky to sock yarns to stock your stash.

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About the author

Sophie Brown

Sophie Brown is a Copywriter at LoveCrafts. Sophie works with the content team to create inspiring round-ups, exciting tutorials and must-read articles. Sophie has worked in crafty content for over 10 years, and is a keen cross stitcher and crocheter in her downtime.

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