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The Quick Gifts/ Cozy Makes Blog Hop

Hello friends! I am so excited to be hosting my first ever blog hop this month, featuring Quick Gifts for the first half of December and Cozy Makes for the second half.

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My friends and I have some great gifts in store for you this month as we wind up 2023! Be sure to bookmark this page and check back each day in December to see what the feature is for the day.

We want to make sure your gift list is covered, so for the first half of December, we will be sharing Quick Gift crochet patterns. Then at the second half, we will feature Cozy Makes, or patterns for you to work on after the craziness of this month has died down!

Each designer will be offering their pattern either for free or for a discount, plus some of them have additional offerings for you on their featured day!

I will be updating this post daily to share the featured design and the discount code. This month will be a lot of fun for all of us as we share freebies and discounts! Please be sure to read the update and the featured designer’s blog post each day carefully to find out what the special offer is. This will reduce frustration for you, the designers and myself as each day the special offer can differ from designer to designer.

If you have not yet subscribed to the Straight Awesome Newsletter, please be sure to do so. You will receive daily updates when a new pattern is available during the Quick Gifts/ Cozy Makes Blog Hop (although if those daily emails get to be a bit much, you can opt out), PLUS you’ll get exclusive freebies and discounts and be among the first to know each time a new Straight Hooked pattern is available! Oh, and you get pictures of my Shih Poo puppy Ruby Sue from time to time because she’s just wicked cute and sure to put a smile on your face 🙂

This post will be updated by 8am MST each day from December 1-31, 2023 so be sure to check in each day to see what surprise is in store for you!

Day 1

The first featured pattern in the Quick Gifts/ Cozy Makes blog hop comes from myself! If you haven’t learned my signature Dolphin Stitch yet, you are in for a TREAT! The Dolphin Stitch is fun to work up, easy to master and creates amazing texture. I used this stitch in both the Polar Rush Beanie and its sister pattern,  the Polar Rush Capelet. 

Day 2

The second pattern featured is the Santa Pouch from Fosbas Designs. This pattern is a simple Crochet Santa Treat bag to hand out treats this season. A quick make that can be completed at a sitting, which means you have time to make several as last minute gifts!

This pattern is available as a forever free pattern on the designer’s blog.

Day 3

Our third featured pattern comes from Elimee Designs. Wrap yourself in cozy style with the Caitlin Zigzag Cowl, a beautiful filet crochet creation featuring an elegant zigzag motif. Perfect for beginners, this cowl adds warmth and a touch of handmade charm to your outfit. Plus, it’s a quick and satisfying project to complete!

Day 4

Day four brings us the Joanna Soap Sack from I Crochet So Hard. This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog, and as an added treat you can use the coupon code to save 30% on the Joanna Spa Pattern Bundle. See the designer’s post for more details.  

Day 5

Today’s pattern comes to us from my dear friend Crochets By Trista. She is featuring her Toasted Marshmallow Mug Cozy pattern which is available for free on her blog. You can get it, or one of her other Marshmallow patterns for 50% off today. Be sure to read her post for all of the details. 

Day 6

For our Day 6 treat, Regina P Designs is sharing her Sweet Hexagon Ornament pattern. This sweet little ornament is perfect for your rustic tree or as a cute little addition to any gift. Add your own decorative accents such as beads, buttons, or charms, to give it your own special touch. Finished ornament should measure 4” wide across.

Day 7

Today’s feature comes from Cesca & Woodrow. You can get the Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves pattern for 50% off today! These crochet fingerless gloves are so quick and easy to make, the main body of the gloves uses the very basic half double crochet stitch. 

And, Cesca & Woodrow is offering a bonus discount of 50% off the XMas Cushion pattern. Find the bonus code in their post. 

Day 8

Today you can snag a copy of the Quick Coffee Cozy pattern from Stardust Gold Crochet for free with the discount code. The Quick & Easy Mug Cozy is the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your family!

Day 9

Today, Pattern Princess is sharing her Crochet Christmas Coaster pattern with directions and tutorial on how to complete this crochet pattern in six rounds. This crochet Christmas coaster pattern is a quick make. These make lovely holiday gifts. You can get this pattern for free with no code needed, plus you can get 25% off when you purchase 3 patterns from Pattern Princess! Visit her site for more details.

Day 10

Wow, can you believe we’re just about a third of the way through December already? Today’s pattern is Jerry the Jellyfish, featured by Craftopia Collective. This adorable aquatic amigurumi is perfect for all plushie lovers! You can get this pattern for free today, plus save 50% off all patterns from Craftopia Collective! Visit her site for more details. 

Day 11

Today’s pattern is the Hygge Ribbed Beanie from Joy of Creation Crochet. This is a beginner friendly pattern that works up quickly. Cozy and comfy to wear.

Day 12

Today, Raffamusa Designs is sharing her Swirl Lollipop Amigurumi pattern with us. The Swirl Lollipop Amigurumi is a cute little addition to your handmade Christmas tree ornaments. Use it to decorate your house for the Holidays, or to tag your Christmas presents in a very unique and special way! This pattern is free to view on the blog, or you can grab a copy of the PDF for 30% off today with the code below, plus you can also save 30% on the Christmas Ornament Collection PDF. See the designer’s post for more details. 

Today’s Code: SWIRLLOLLIPOP

Day 13

Today’s feature is the Easy Chunky Cowl from Pam’s Cozy Corner. Elevate your style with this Cozy Elegance Chunky Cowl, a modern and quick-to-crochet accessory designed just for you! This chic and comfortable cowl effortlessly combines fashion and practicality, providing a touch of luxury in a simple, time-efficient pattern. 

Day 14

If it is possible to have a crochet bestie whom you’ve never met in person, today’s featured designer is mine! Amber from Bliss This is featuring her Oh My Snowflake Earrings and Ornament pattern today for 50% off. Crochet this quick and easy winter snowflake pattern to make earrings or a holiday ornament. Use thread or yarn and your preferred hook size to create the perfect sized snowflake to wear, top your holiday gifts, or adorn your tree!

Day 15

Today’s pattern is the Tropical Snow Scarf from ViVacrochet, an easy monochrome  3 row repeat scarf that is reversible and cozy for accessorizing this winter.

Day 16

Our final Quick Gifts pattern comes from Green Fox Farms. Craft some Christmas magic with the Hopscotch Bauble Christmas Ornament! You can quickly create the perfect last minute gift with these adorable Christmas Baubles to adorn your tree or hang along your mantle this Holiday Season. You can grab a copy of this pattern for free today, plus get 50% off the Sweet Stripes Ornament pattern. See the designer’s post for the details. 

Day 17

Today we begin the Cozy Makes half of the month. Hopefully you were able to snag plenty of quick patterns to finish up your gifts and are ready to begin planning out some “selfish” projects to start once the craziness that is December has settled and we begin 2024.

The first Cozy Makes pattern is from myself. You can grab a copy of my Garden of Blooms Shawl pattern, which is my favorite design to date! 

The Garden of Blooms Shawl pattern is included in my 5th Anniversary pattern bundle, a collection of over 50 Straight Hooked Exclusive patterns. You can grab a copy of this awesome bundle for 75% off today through 12/31 with the code you will find in the Garden of Blooms post (linked below.)

Day 18

Continuing with the Cozy Makes patterns, today Simply Melanie Jane is sharing her Carolina Basket pattern. This roomy crochet basket is perfect for holding your yarn or supplies. Made with bulky yarn to be extra durable. Easily fits several skeins of yarn for your next project. This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog.

Day 19

Today’s featured designer is Pattern Princess, who is sharing her Easy and Quick Infinity Scarf for free today. This Easy and Quick Infinity Scarf is perfect for a beginner and experienced crocheters alike. The pattern uses basic crochet stitches and repeats one row, and it can be made with any worsted weight yarn.

Day 20

Today’s pattern is from my dear friend at SASSy A’s Specialty Shoppe. Time to crochet the winter chill away! The CrissCross Chunky beanie pattern is perfect for advanced beginners. Cozy, stylish, and made with warm bulky yarn. Turn basic stitches into your next favorite winter accessory! The CrissCross Chunky Beanie pattern is available to view free on the designer’s blog.

Day 21

Today’s pattern is the Peek-a-Twist Table Placemat from SaiASmi – Dreamz in Yarn. This easy to follow, Granny with a twist pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog. See their post for the details.

Day 22

Today’s Cozy Makes pattern is the Sea Breeze Throw from My Crochet Space. The Sea Breeze throw is ideal for those times when you want to relax and create something cozy and beautiful just for yourself.

Day 23

Today’s pattern is the Ruffle Raglan Crochet Sweater from Loops Only- A chic and comfortable addition to your wardrobe. With its cropped length, puffy sleeves, and delightful ruffles on the cuffs, this sweater is a unique and stylish piece. The small size is available for free on the designer’s blog. You can get the full version for 50% off when you subscribe to the Loops Only newsletter.

No Code Needed Today

Day 24

Merry Christmas Eve! Today’s pattern is the Ballerina Scarfigan from Start Crochet. An exciting crochet scarf with sleeves to snuggle up in, perfect for those chilly days! Make an extra special gift for yourself or your loved ones using simple stitches to create this cozy scarfigan. Beginner-friendly pattern. This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog, and you can get the PDF for 50% off today!

Today’s Code: JUSTFORME

Day 25

Merry Christmas! I hope you are doing something lovely with your family and then carving out a little crochet time for yourself.

Today’s pattern is the Textured Ponytail Beanie from My Crafty Pursuits. The Textured Ponytail Beanie is great to keep your head and ears warm without having to worry about how to fit your hair into your hat. this pattern features the camel stitch for unique texture and front and back post stitches to create a stretchy snug brim. This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog.

Day 26

Can you believe that in just 1 week from today it will be 2024?! Today’s pattern is the Bubbly Bobble Blanket from Straight Hooked. This pattern is fun to work up, as it combines the perfect blend of a simple repeat with just enough variety in the color change pattern to keep you interested.

Day 27

Today’s pattern is the Openwork Poncho from Ambassador Crochet. The Openwork Poncho Cowl has openwork stitches to keep it stylish, while the super bulky yarn will keep you warm. You can get this gorgeous pattern for 70% off today with the code below.

Today’s Code: MERRY

Day 28

Today’s featured pattern is the Hodgepodge Cowl from Regina P Designs. This scrap buster project is created using different stitches common to the crochet world & a few of Regina’s own stitch design creations. Instructions are included for how to work my own personal stitches and for adapting the collar width to other sizes. Intermediate level crochet knowledge is highly recommended. This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog.

Day 29

Today’s pattern is the Denim Dreams Pocket Shawl from My Fingers Fly. Soft and cozy, like your favorite pair of jeans, the Denim Dreams Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern uses Lion Brand Jeans yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) hook. This yarn provides a lovely drape, and the lemon peel stitch is so easy! This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog.

No Code Needed Today

Day 30

Wow, we are getting so close to both the end of the Quick GIfts/Cozy Makes Blog Hop and 2023 itself! Today’s pattern is the Long December Scarf from Craftopia Collective. This is the kind of project you start for someone else, but keep for yourself. It is available for free on the designer’s blog, or you can get the PDF for 80% off today.

Today’s Code: DECEMBER

Day 31

Happy New Year’s Eve! Our final pattern of the year is the East Wind Cowl from I Crochet So Hard. This quick, chunky & cozy cowl is perfect for our damp and cold air  in the Pacific Northwest where the designer is from. Available in child and adult sizing, it will take you an hour or less from start to finish! This pattern is available for free on the designer’s blog.

Thank you for a wonderful year of crochet fun. See you in 2024!

Happy Hooking,

Malena

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