30 Last Minute Gifts from the Red Heart Joy Creators

As we get closer to the holidays, are you running out of time to make all of the gifts on your handmade holidays list? Not to worry — we’re calling the Red Heart Joy Creators in to the rescue! These bloggers have some fabulous patterns for last-minute gifts that you still have time to finish before the holidays. This post includes a roundup of 30 gift-worthy free crochet and knitting patterns by the Joy Creators for everyone on your list.

For Children

Sharon Ojala at Amigurumi To Go designs adorable crochet amigurumi patterns. Here are two of my favorite patterns sets from her collection. Make one critter or an entire set as a gift.

Lil' Trouble Teddy and Friends, free crochet pattern by Amigurumi To Go
Lil’ Trouble Teddy and Friends, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Comfort by Amigurumi To Go.
Winter Friends Set, free crochet pattern by Amigurumi To Go
Winter Friends Set, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Comfort and Super Saver by Amigurumi To Go.

 

Heidi Yates at Snappy Tots is a crochet and knitting designer who brings her joy for vibrant color to her work. Here are two great crochet patterns for a child on your gift list.

Icicle Ike, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Scrubby by Totally Snappy Tots.
Icicle Ike, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver and Velvety by Snappy Tots.
Holiday Friends, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver, Classic, With Love Metallic, and Soft yarns by Totally Snappy Tots.
Holiday Friends, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver, Classic, With Love Metallic, and Soft yarns by Snappy Tots.

Corina Gray from Stitch11 is known for her whimsical, family-friendly crochet patterns. Here are two that will keep a child on your holiday list cozy warm all winter.

Headphone Beanie, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Stitch11.
Headphone Beanie, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Stitch11.
Cutie Pie Mittens, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Cutie Pie by Stitch11.
Cutie Pie Mittens, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Cutie Pie by Stitch11.

For Women

Donna Wolfe at Naztazia has so many beautifully feminine crochet designs. These are two of my favorites, and both include video tutorials to help you make a perfect project.

Soft Twist Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Gleam by Naztazia.
Soft Twist Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Gleam by Naztazia.

 

Oh My Stars Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Naztazia.
Oh My Stars Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Naztazia.

In addition to being Red Heart’s National Spokesperson, Marly Bird is also a Joy Creator! Marly is both a crochet and knitting designer, but I’ve chosen two of her knitting patterns to feature here. The first includes several video tutorials to guide you through making the project.

Garter Stitch Shawl, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Soft by Marly Bird.
Garter Stitch Shawl, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Soft by Marly Bird.

 

Donna's Denver Football Hat, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Soft and Sparkle Soft by Marly Bird.
Donna’s Denver Football Hat, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Soft and Sparkle Soft by Marly Bird.

Celina Lane from Simply Collectible Crochet has many beautiful crochet patterns for women, but these two one-skein wonders make great last-minute gifts.

Everyday Triangle Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Simply Collectible Crochet
Whimsical Penelope's Floral Slouch, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Simply Collectible Crochet.
Whimsical Penelope’s Floral Slouch, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Simply Collectible Crochet.

 

If time is truly short, consider making a batch of these headbands by Elena Hunt from Beatrice Ryan Designs! (You can find another one of her lovely patterns in the For Home section.)

Winter Walk Headband, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Beatrice Ryan Designs.
Winter Walk Headband, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Unforgettable by Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Kinga Erdem from My Hobby is Crochet is a crochet designer who loves to share matching sets. Both of these hat patterns include matching neckwear that you will find linked in the patterns.

Sparkle Ruby Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Sparkle Soft by My Hobby is Crochet.
Sparkle Ruby Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Sparkle Soft by My Hobby is Crochet.
Go with the Flow Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Chunky Soft by My Hobby is Crochet.
Go with the Flow Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Chunky Soft by My Hobby is Crochet.

Rhondda Mol from Oombawka Design Crochet is known for her beginner-friendly patterns and tutorials. I chose two accessory patterns from her collection that would work up quickly.

Berries Jubilee Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart with Love by Oombawka Design Crochet.
Berries Jubilee Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Oombawka Design Crochet.
Super sweet 2 Hour Super Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Sweet by Oombawka Design Crochet.
Super Sweet 2 Hour Super Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Sweet by Oombawka Design Crochet.

Jessie Rayot from Jessie At Home is a multi-crafty blogger who loves to create designs with interesting shapes and textures. I’ve chosen two of her knitting patterns that would make great last-minute projects.

Dragon Wing Cowl, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Sparkle Soft by Jessie At Home.
Dragon Wing Cowl, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Sparkle Soft by Jessie At Home.
Elaina's Noggin Cover, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Super Saver by Jessie At Home.
Elaina’s Noggin Cover, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Super Saver by Jessie At Home.

Lorene Eppolite from Cre8tion Crochet specializes in accessories and garments for women. Here are two fast-to-crochet projects from her collection.

Chunky Cowl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Infinity by Cre8tion Crochet.
Chunky Cowl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Infinity by Cre8tion Crochet.
Romantic Twilight Cowl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Twilight by Cre8tion Crochet.
Romantic Twilight Cowl, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Twilight by Cre8tion Crochet.

 

For Men

Kathy Lashley from ELK Studio is one of those crochet designers who is as much at ease creating projects for men as for women. Here are two of my favorite hats for men in her collection.

DJ's Guy Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft by ELK Studio.
DJ’s Guy Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft by ELK Studio.
Campfire Nights Beanie, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft by ELK Studio.
Campfire Nights Beanie, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Soft by ELK Studio.

Nadia Fuad from YARNutopia is one of the newest Joy Creators. Her Gentleman’s Scarf pattern includes a video tutorial. (You can find another pattern by Nadia in the For Pets section.)

Gentlemen's Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver by YARNutopia.
Gentlemen’s Scarf, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver by YARNutopia.

 

For Home

Maria Bittner from Pattern Paradise is a crochet blogger whose designs include apparel, layette sets, and more. I’ve chosen two of her holiday home decor patterns to share. These are sure to be loved by any holiday hostess or host.

Mini Stocking Ornaments, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Sparkle Soft by Pattern Paradise.
Mini Stocking Ornaments, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Sparkle Soft by Pattern Paradise.
Braided Christmas Wreath, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Strata and Super Saver by Pattern Paradise.
Braided Christmas Wreath, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Strata and Super Saver by Pattern Paradise.

If you have any friends or family who recently moved or are redecorating, this pillow cover by Elena Hunt from Beatrice Ryan Designs will brighten up any room.

Victoria Pillow Cover, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Cutie Pie by Beatrice Ryan Designs.
Victorian Pillow Cover, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Cutie Pie by Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Kim Guzman is a versatile crochet and knitting designer and author. Here are two quick projects for the home that would pair well with any baked gift or spa basket.

Diagonal Ribs Dishcloth, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Creme de la Creme by Kim Guzman.
Diagonal Ribs Dishcloth, free knitting pattern in Red Heart Creme de la Creme by Kim Guzman.
Citrus Scrubs, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern in Red Heart Creme de la Creme and Scrubby by Kim Guzman.
Citrus Scrubs, free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern in Red Heart Creme de la Creme and Scrubby by Kim Guzman.

For Pets

No last-minute gift roundup would be complete without a project for our furry friends. Dress your pet for the holidays with this sweater by Nadia Fuad from YARNutopia. The pattern includes a video tutorial.

Bebe's Holiday Pet Sweater, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver by YARNutopia.
Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Super Saver by YARNutopia.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of last-minute gifts from the Joy Creators!