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We Have You Covered for Last-Minute Gifts

Every year, without fail, my daughter comes home and says, "Mom, tomorrow is the last day before winter break. Can we make my teacher something for a gift?" Then I run to the calendar, thinking that there is no way that it is already that time, but, without fail, it is. No matter how I plan, there are always a few last-minute gifts I need to make. Thankfully, Knit and Crochet Now! and both have me covered with tons of projects that I can make in a night or two. I asked Lena Skvagerson and Ellen Gormley what their favorite go-to gifts are to make for their holiday presents.

Here is Lena's reply:

Dasha Headband
"My favorite last-minute holiday gift is the Dasha Headband. I have made several, and people usually seem to love them! They can be worn as a decorative piece even if it's not that cold out."

And here's what Ellen suggested:

Broomstick Lace Shawlette
"I can't stop making the Broomstick Lace Shawlette for family and friends. It uses worsted-weight yarn and is so fun and addictive. The triangular shape worked point-to-point means that the rows build quickly and then decrease quickly. The pattern is featured in my class Learn to Crochet Lace."

Thank you for those ideas, Lena and Ellen! I love them both. These ideas inspired me to look for some other accessories that would make amazing gifts and that could be made very quickly. Here are a few that I thought would be fun to make as gifts:

Riviera Crochet Mitts Unger Knit Mitts
Riviera Crochet Mitts from Knit and Crochet Now! Unger Knit Mitts from Knit and Crochet Now!
Crocodile Stitch Booties Adult Tiptoe Slippers
Crocodile Stitch Booties crochet pattern Adult Tiptoe Slippers knit pattern
Riviera Crochet Mitts Unger Knit Mitts
Flower Motif Necklace crochet pattern from my Learn to Crochet Jewelry online class Bear Boot Toppers knit pattern