Are you itching to crochet something, but just can’t seem to find the time? Or maybe you need to make a birthday gift for your friend’s birthday — which was yesterday. Quick and easy croc08het patterns like these are a must for crocheters who find themselves with little time to stitch.
These quick and easy crochet patterns will be ready in a flash, plus they’re free!
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1. Airplane Keychain
Grab your scraps — no trips to the yarn store necessary! — and whip up a cute little airplane. The airplane can be attached to a keychain or just fly solo as a shelf decoration. A larger version of this would also look great in a kid’s room.Get the FREE pattern »
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2. Butterfly Appliqué
The great thing about appliqué is that you can use it for practically anything. These butterflies are attached to paper clips and could serve as a bookmark or just a pretty clip. You could also attach them to hair clips, brooches, hats, bags — anything that needs a pop of color.
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3. Simple Summer Clutch
Store just the essentials in this handy little clutch. You’ll need a few sewing skills to insert the zipper, but otherwise you’ll make your way through the pattern quickly.
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These simple little hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. Attach them to sticks, as they’re pictured here, or string several together to create a fun garland.
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6. Amigurumi Penguin
Amigurumi is the perfect project when you only have a few hours to devote to stitching. Plus, these little guys can use scrap yarn, so you can get started right away with yarn scraps you already have at home.
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6. Little Nests
After you stitch these baskets, there’s just one final step: starching and drying them. The starch helps hold their shape, and using cotton yarn like in the photo here ensures the baskets are durable.
Photo via Craftsy member Katerina Soucek-Cohee
7. Monkey Cup Cozy
Kids and adults alike will fall for this cute monkey cozy. You can wrap it around a drink, sure, but you can also use it as a decoration that hangs out on the shelf.
Photo via Craftsy member Ocswaynee
8. “Stephanie” Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts are great for those in-between temperatures: not too hot and not too cold. There’s no shaping or fingers to worry about in this pattern, so it’s a quick stitch that makes a great gift for all your friends.
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9. Crochet Headband
A sparkly hair accessory is only moments away, thanks to this quick pattern. If you are using scraps, you can make the most of them by creating a striped headband!
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10. Keychain Fruits
Keychain, pendant, appliqué — there are a lot of ways to use these stitched fruits. Quick and easy crochet patterns for melons, limes, apples and kiwis are included.
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