Pressed for time but still have an itch to knit or crochet a complete project? Or maybe you need to whip out a last minute gift for a friend? We’ve found some knitting and crochet tutorials that will fit the bill — they can all be worked up in under an hour. Plus, they each use only a skein or two of yarn (or even less), so they're economical gift ideas too!
Fox Mason Jar Cozy
Isn’t this just the cutest thing? Both foxes and mason jars are trendy right now, so this combination is perfect. The cozy will fit
a 500ml mason jar. Once you have the pattern down, you can change the sizing to fit other jars too. Adorable and adjustable!
Linen Stitch Boot Cuffs
Boot cuffs are a great way to add some warmth and color to your winter style! This tutorial at Make & Takes
will teach you how to make crochet ribbing, as well as the simple but lovely linen stitch. Make them in every color!
A cowl in an hour? According to Alicia from Crochet Dreams, you can make this braided textured cowl
in that time when you use chunky yarn. The buttons add even more textural interest to the project.
Knitted “Swiffer” Cloth
Here’s a green pattern
to make knitted cloths for your Swiffer cleaner. Made from cotton, they are reusable and you're reducing waste. Yay for the planet!
Travel Cup Cozy
Having your coffee on the go? Make a variety of these cozies
to carry with you — a different color for every day! With bulky yarn and large needles, this knits up in under an hour. They make really great gifts too.
30-Minute Infinity Scarf
Can it be done? A knitted scarf
in 30 minutes? Impossible! Okay, we dmit this one cheats a bit, as it is done with arm knitting, but it still looks intriguing and delicate enough to have taken a long time to knit. We love the look of this super chunky yarn too!
Almost Lost Knit Dishcloth
We love the look of these star-shaped knit dishcloths
. The pattern seems like it would take some concentration at first, but they should knit up really fast once you get the hang of it.