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Tamara Kelly Shares 15 Quick & Easy Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Today’s guest post is brought to us by Tamara Kelly, author and designer of Moogly Blog. Tamara is sharing 15 of her favorite quick and easy gift patterns that can be completed before Hanukkah or Christmas. The patterns she's sharing come from a variety of sources and can be made for all of the wonderful people in your life. We hope you find some inspiration below!

The holidays are sneaking up fast! It's fun sitting down with your gift list and filling it out with pattern ideas... at least until you realize there are only a few weeks left to get it all done! These one and two skein patterns featuring Lion Brand® yarns can help you stay on track, on budget, and make it a handmade holiday!


Quick and Easy Crochet Gift Ideas for Men: Men are notoriously difficult to crochet for - but keeping the stitches simple, and the color palette neutral, goes a long way!

Waffle Stitch Thermal Scarf (crochet): Just 2 balls of Wool-Ease® and a 2 row repeat!

Ombre Ridges Scarf (crochet) by Beatrice Ryan Designs: One ball of new Lion Brand Scarfie - photo tutorial included!

A Very Good Hat (crochet) by Moogly: Wool-Ease® comes in so many colors, you're sure to find the ones he loves - this hat can be as simple or colorful as he prefers!


Quick and Easy Crochet Gift Ideas for Women: Crochet is right on trend for women this winter - here are just a few fast and fabulous options!

Penelope's Lacy Wrap by Simply Collectible: Can you believe just one ball of Amazing® makes this wrap - it's... well, amazing!

Hoodie Cowl by Jessie at Home: One skein of Scarfie makes a cowl that works as a hood - with gorgeous detailing!

Passion Fruity Cowl by CrochetKim: With 2 skeins of Hometown USA®, you can whip up a feminine neck warmer!


Quick and Easy Crochet Gift Ideas for Teens: For teens, think fashion looks in fun colors!

Havemeyer Helmet: Only 1 ball of Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® - in team colors!

Stormy Weather Cowl by Moogly: Two skeins of Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® and one evening are all you need for this chunky cowl!

Lookin' Lovely Beanie by ELK Studio: Colorful Landscapes® makes this fun toque - only 1 or 2 skeins needed!


Quick and Easy Crochet Gift Ideas for Kids: Fun, durable, and colorful are all on the menu for kids!

Amigurumi Elephant Pillow: With 2 balls of Homespun® you'll have something they'll love for years to come!

Colorful Earflap Hat: A package of Bonbons® gives you all the colors you need to make this fun hat!

Hello Gnome Mittens by Moogly: Keep their hands warm with fun mittens made with Lion's Pride® Woolspun®!


Quick and Easy Crochet Gift Ideas for Teachers and Co-workers: Share the holiday spirit with the people who make your day easier!

Off Kilter Infinity Scarf by Cre8tion Crochet: With 2 skeins of Jiffy you can create a bright fashion forward scarf that's sure to fit (and won't irritate any unknown allergies)!

Sparkly Jar Cover by M2H Designs: Vanna's Glamour® makes a gorgeous jar cover - fill it with something yummy or a handmade candle for extra credit!

Happy Handle Coffee Cozy by Moogly: Hometown USA® Twist gives you a great look with just one skein - with a coffee shop gift card it's the perfect pair!

What's your favorite go-to crochet pattern for gift giving? Mine seems to change every year! There are just so many wonderful Lion Brand® yarns and patterns to explore, it's too hard to choose!

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