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Throwback Thursday: Crochet Gifts

2020-11-26 | 11:42:00

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One of my very favourite things to do on this blog is share my platform. I love being able to share this space with talented crochet designers from across the globe. I’ve always believed strongly in community over competition. Over the years I’ve been blessed to work with some incredible people, who have shared their designs on the Bella Coco Blog. Today, I wanted to celebrate some of my former guest designers…with a Christmas twist. The patterns that I’m going to showcase today make absolutely stunning crochet gifts. From amigurumi to homeware and blankets, there’s plenty of choice on this list of free crochet patterns. So, if you’re looking for some festive inspiration…this Throwback Thursday is for you.

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Let’s start with something fun! There’s something so special about crafting toys around Christmas time. I absolutely adore the Christmas classic movies and stories, and I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening that turning myself into a one-woman toy factory while watching a festive film or cranking out some Christmas crackers on the stereo.

If you feel the same way, make like a Christmas elf and get busy with your hook to create these cute crochet toys.

A large-sized crochet panda ragdoll sits on a wooden backdrop.

The Melly Teddy Ragdoll by guest designer Melanie Grobler makes a fab present for small ones. The perfect size for hugs, this sweet stuffy is designed to have a soft, squishy body making it the ideal playmate for children. Just look at that adorable expression!

Speaking of pandas…if you’re looking for a great gift for a baby this year, how about the Party Ring Panda by guest designer Alexa Templeton?

A pair of panda party rings sit on a white background surrounded by yarn designed to look like streamers.

This fun little project is designed to be the perfect size for small hands to grip and can be turned into a rattle with the addition of a noisemaker. And let’s be honest, what’s more festive that a panda in a party hat?

If you LOVE little projects then this next one is for you. This adorable…or should I say a-door-able little Door Mouse by guest designer Victoria Kairis is a quick and fun little project that makes a great stocking stuffer.

A trio of crochet mice are arranged on a staircase to look like they are climbing upstairs.

You could even customise the mouse for extra Christmas joy and stuff it in a small stocking, or add a tiny little Santa hat. Too cute!

And last on the list for toys is this cute little succulent by 3amgrace. We’ve all heard of a Christmas cactus, right? Why not make it a Christmas CROCHET cactus?

A crocheted trio of succulents in bright green and sitting in a vibrant orange, yellow and blue pot sit on a white wooden background.

It’s time to move away from toys and onto crochet accessories. I think that crochet gifts that are wearable are some of the BEST gifts. Not only are you giving someone a physical gift, but also you’re helping to keep them warm and cosy. Is there a better way to show someone you care? Whether you want to keep things short and sweet or invest some time into hooking up something special, I have the pattern for you.


Let’s start with a fab last minute gift that can be crocheted super quickly and only uses one ball of wool. The Crochet Headband by Esther Graafland is a stylish solution to staying warm and is easy to customise.

A coral pink crochet headback sits alongside a white cup and saucer that is full of tea.

Why not add a crochet applique for a personal twist? You could take a bee from the bee-a-utiful Busy Bumble Blanket, a bunny or just a simple heart.

Another fast and fun make that just uses one ball of yarn is the lovely Bandana Style Cowl by Veronika Cromwell.

A woman wearing a pink top looks to the side. She is also wearing a grey crochet bandana scarf.

An ideal beginner’s project this simple scarf makes a great crochet gift and is so quick to make, you can kit out your entire gifting list in just a few hours!

The last crochet wearable on this crochet gifts list takes a little longer than the previous patterns, but makes a beautiful Christmas gift for someone special.

A woman playfully looks towards the camera. She is wearing blue jeans and a turquoise crochet cape.

The Valencia Cape by Laura Algarra is sure to bring Christmas joy to anyone lucky enough to be gifted this cosy cape. It’s like being wrapped in a big, squishy yarn hug. And who doesn’t love that?

The final category on this crochet gifts list is a good one. Crochet homeware is a great way to give a gift with a big impact. There’s something about crochet that just makes a room feel cosier, isn’t there? If you choose to give one of these next few goodies as a present, you’re not just giving a physical gift but also heaps of cosy vibes.

If you’re looking for the ideal gift for a fellow hooker, have you considered a Crochet Society subscription? Or perhaps a one-off box from our Past Box Store?

Let’s start with everyone’s fave…a crochet blanket.

This ravishing rainbow throw by guest designer Katie is such a joy to look at.

A rainbow coloured blanket sits draped over a chair. The chair sits on a wooden floor against a white wall.

The bright colours of the Bon Chance Blanket will look beautiful under the Christmas lights and is sure to bring happiness to the lucky recipient all year round.

If you’re looking for a great gift for a stylish friend, the Anthropologie Inspired Pillow by guest designer Nihal won’t disappoint.

A crochet pillow in soft shades of cream, pink and deep green sits on a white bed.

This plush pillow has all the cool vibes of the cult store but has the added bonus of being homemade. And we all know, handmade is best. It’s just cosier, right?

This final crochet gift on my list is such a fun make. The Battenberg Cushion by Kelly Groves is so bright and colourful, it’s full of good vibes.

A brightly coloured cushion sits on a white wooden floor. The cushion is designed to look like a Battenberg cake, with four different coloured sections.

It isn’t just fun to look at either, the range of stitches uses means you won’t be bored while hooking this up! Stick on your fave festive playlist and enjoy every stitch.


Still need some Christmas inspiration? There’s PLENTY on my blog. If you’re looking for something decorative, try these:

You can get even MORE Christmas gift ideas from this blog post: 10 Christmas Crochet Gift Patterns

And finally, if that’s STILL not enough for you, try these Pinterest boards:

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