December 9, 2022 in Brown Sheep

EVEN MORE Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

It’s the holiday season and you know what that means—time for last-minute handmade gift ideas! Grab your knitting needles and Brown Sheep yarn, we’re diving into this year’s picks. Our goal: find patterns that knit up quickly on chunky yarn that your friends and family will love. Let’s get to it!
Need more inspiration? Check out our previous posts: Last-Minute Holiday Gifts, MORE Last-Minute Holiday Gifts and Gifts to Knit and Crochet for the Holidays.


Snappy Hat

A white woman with brown hair wears a handknit lime green hat in a chunky yarn with columns of cables on a sunny day

Snappy is the name of the game. Use a single skein of Lamb’s Pride Bulky to quickly knit the Snappy Hat. It looks like it’s about five or six cable repeats, and you’re done.
Get the free pattern for the Snappy Hat here.

Burly Spun Hat

A white woman wears a dark multicolored beanie hat embellished with a large button on the brim and knit in a chunky yarn
Our Burly Spun Hat requires only one skein of Burly Spun to whip up. A cabled brim offsets a plain stockinette stitch hat for perpetually fashionable look. Also, a button embellishment on the brim offers a great opportunity to showcase all those single buttons we tend to collect. They’re beautiful, but what do you do with all those buttons? Dress up a hat!
Find the free pattern for the Burly Spun Hat here.

Raspberry Beret

A black woman wears a beret crocheted with bright pink yarn
Grab two skeins of Lamb’s Pride Bulky and your size N crochet hook to make the cute Raspberry Beret. The Raspberry Beret has gorgeous texture, courtesy of a mixture of puff stitch, half-double crochet, and triple crochet.
Find the free pattern for the Raspberry Beret here.


Infinity Scarf

A hand knit grape purple lacy cowl hangs on a banister
Infinity scarves live up to their name, because infinity scarves are forever. These ultra-wearable knits never go out of style. Our Infinity Scarf features an approachable lace pattern worked in one skein of Nature Spun Chunky.
Get the free pattern for the Infinity Scarf here.

Here Comes Treble

A deep blue crocheted infinity cowl hangs on a mannequin
Once again, it takes only one skein of Burly Spun and a size N crochet hook to work up this fast infinity cowl. The Here Comes Treble cowl boasts a pretty all-over lace pattern courtesy of treble stitches. It can be worn as shown, or doubled up for extra warmth.
Download the free Here Comes Treble Cowl here.

No Rhinebeck? No Problem?

Close up of a white woman wearing a wheat-colored cowl in a pattern reminiscent of basket weaving.
Originally published for those feeling the FOMO of missing Rhinebeck this past fall, the No Rhinebeck? No Problem! cowl is a knit deserving of year-round enjoyment. We love how the tight, boxy pattern at the top gradually grows to resemble an openwork, basket weave pattern at the base. This cowl is knit in 2 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Worsted.

Download the pattern for No Rhinebeck? No Problem!



Cropped view of legs hanging off a bed, feet wearing cream handknit slipper socks with grey toes
Everyone on your list is going to want a pair of Brasstown slipper socks. Knit with 3-4 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Bulky, these slipper socks are a fast, warm knit and a fabulous gift.
Download the pattern for the free Brasstown slipper socks here.


A bird's eye view of several handknit baby booties in various colors
These adorable booties are actually knit with Brown Sheep Sportweight (substitute Nature Spun Sport). However, they still qualify as quick knits because they’re baby booties. This would make a very cute stocking stuffer for a new mom or a new year’s baby.
Download the pattern for Bootie-licious here.

Space Suit

hand crocheted chunky baby blue slipper booties for adults
We’ve been eyeing these  Space Suit boots since they released earlier this year. Crocheted with Lamb’s Pride Worsted, they promise to be on and off the hooks in 10 hours or less.
Get the pattern for Space Suit here.


Easy Fingerless Gloves

Close up on a hand clad in a light grey hand crocheted fingerless mitt

Use any bulky weight yarn (Lamb’s Pride Bulky, Burly Spun) to crochet these Easy Fingerless Gloves. They require less than 15o yards of yarn and are a fast gift to make this season. We especially like the extra textural detailing around the wrist and knuckles.

Find the free pattern for Easy Fingerless Gloves here.

Burly Spun Mittens

screenshot of the pattern for burly spun mittens

It takes a single skein to make our fetching Burly Spun Mittens. Convertible mittens are always a great gift. You can’t deny the versatility of having both a fingerless mitt and a mitten all in one—especially in the era of cell phones.

Download the free pattern for the Burly Spun Mittens here.

Green Mountain Mittens

several colorwork mittens in red, brown and white lie on a pile of wood

The colorwork in the Green Mountain Mittens may look familiar to you. They are slightly reminiscent of the mittens worn by Bernie Sanders that went viral in 2021. Knit with Lamb’s Pride Worsted, these mittens come in a multitude of sizes from child to adult.

Download the free pattern for the Green Mountain Mittens here.


Amish Puzzle Ball

A triptych of a small baby holding a crocheted pink amish puzzle ball

Grab some Lamb’s Pride and crochet the intriguing Amish Puzzle Ball. Squishy enough to be fun for a baby and puzzling enough to entertain the kids, the Amish Puzzle Ball is a great, interactive gift for little ones this season.

Find the free pattern for the Amish Puzzle Ball here.



What can we really say about this too-cute sheep in Lamb’s Pride? With an allover bobble stitch body and simple i-cord legs, Sheepish will be as entertaining to knit as it will be to play with.

Download the free Sheepish pattern here.

Build Your Own Monster

crocheted monster toy made of multicolored bobbles

Build Your Own Monster is an ingenious crochet pattern in Shepherd’s Shades. The pattern includes the basic elements for making the body, feet, horns, and arms, which crocheters can mix and match. If you’ve always wanted to try amigurumi, this is a great starter pattern.

Download the free Build Your Own Monster pattern here.


Are you knitting or crocheting any gifts this season? Do you have a favorite gift pattern you return to again and again? Let us know!


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