Quick and simple – they’re the two phrases that many crocheters search for when they’re on the hunt for a project that they can create in less than an hour. Perhaps you’re panicking about a last-minute present, or maybe you’d just like an easy make to keep you occupied while dinner is cooking. Whatever it is you’re after, you’re guaranteed to find the speediest of projects below… 3, 2, 1, GO!
Pom-pom Egg Cosies
If you like to go to work on a hard-boiled egg (or three), Lucinda Ganderton’s colourful cosies will keep your brekkie nice and warm. Crocheted in bright colours and topped with cute pom-poms, you’ll be feeling sunny-side up and ready to face the day.
This charming set by Amanda Walker would make a lovely gift for tiny tots and are so quick and easy. You only need to make up two strips of double crochet – a longer one for the band plus a shorter piece to form the bow.
Crochet a vibrant set of stacking storage pots in an array of different sizes. If you’re on a mission to keep tidy, these are practical, stylish and super speedy to make – it would be quicker than going out to the shop and buying readymade storage!
A statement earring is a great way to add a whimsical touch to any outfit and these pineapple pendants are bang on trend. Plus they’re incredibly easy to achieve.
This project is so quick, we can write it out in full here!
Using 3mm hook and red DK make a magic ring, work 5dc into ring. Five sts
Rnd 1: (3ch, miss one st, sl st into next st) four times
Rnd 2: * (1dc, 1tr, 3dtr, 1tr, 1dc) in 3ch sp, sl st to next 3ch sp, rep from * to end
Fasten off, sew a small black button to centre
Heather Gibbs has whipped up a cute little fruit bowl groaning with delicious fruit, which also includes a banana, lemon and scrummy peaches – almost good enough to eat!
Make playtime extra fun with these fantastic crochet patterns! Featuring a bear, fox and unicorn, these ears are quick and simple to make and the perfect way to jazz up headbands for children and adults alike!
Crochet hearts strung from an i-cord make sweet bunting for just about any room in the house where you want to add a subtle piece of homemade charm.
This simple pattern includes both a watermelon and cherry brooch, which look amazing with every outfit. Why not also try making an orange slice or grapes too?
Get your claws into Irene Strange’s cute little cat. She loves playing with your wool and keeping an eye on you whilst you make beautiful creations in your craft room.
Mini Christmas Stockings
These easy-to-make stockings have so many uses, from a fireplace garland to little tree decorations, or alternatively, fill each one with treats for a cute advent calendar idea.
Mix and match the four different designs and colours to complement your home décor. The felt squares sewn to the back are optional but add stability. Why not tie a stack together with pretty ribbon for a stylish gift?
These dinky shoes are very simple to create: start with the sole and sides before working the upper separately and crocheting them together.
Dummy Strap Toys
This amigurumi trio is very easy to make using the basic amigurumi stitches and are sure to ignite your passion for this wonderful crochet technique.
Beginner Egg Cosies
If you’re after a small project that leaves you with plenty of leftover yarn, look no further than these egg cosy patterns by Tracey Todhunter. Inspired by traditional winter hats, they help breakfast time become a festive feast.
As each mouse is made up of fairly simple components and only simple stitches are used, Mark and Marty make for a satisfying quick project.
Miniature versions of anything are instantly cute. This petite duo only use two simple stitches. Once you’ve mastered them, move on to making the cute sofa and add even more stitches to your skill set.