30 Under 30 – Small Crochet Project Ideas To Make In Under 30 minutes

This is a collection of small crochet project ideas that you can make in under 30 minutes. Make these stash buster for yourself or use this as a gift guide for loved ones.

I am so excited to bring you this amazing collection of 30 small crochet project ideas. Every gift idea and crochet pattern on this page will take you less than 30 minutes to make!

You can choose from the 30 different categories and get some ideas for your next quick small crochet project.

Each category also contains various pattern so there is plenty of choice for your next WIP.

We are heading into the gift giving season so you can use this guide to come up with small and quick projects to make for loved ones.

However, you can also use these patterns as stash busters to work some leftover yarn into a new magic.

Do you fancy a small break from your large afghan or sweater project? Choose one of these amazing pattern to whip up in a matter of minutes!

Or are you in between project and have the creative bug but don’t know what to make?

You don’t have to commit to another huge project. You can make one of these small crochet projects and have it finished in less than 30 minutes.


small crochet project ideas

Ultimate Crochet Gift Guide – Small Crochet Project Ideas You Can Make In Under 30 Minutes

I have separated the small crochet project ideas into 30 different categories. Each category contains one or more crochet patterns to choose from.

1. Crochet Coasters Project Ideas

This Free Round Crochet Coaster Pattern – Solar Circle is a great pattern to work up. You can make a whole set and gift them to anyone.

The pattern is very versatile and can be made into various other items too like placemats and rugs.

small coasters crochet project

Take a look at these other coaster patterns:

  1. Coaster and Bow
  2. Petalicious Coaster
  3. Heart Shaped Coaster
  4. Geometric Coaster
  5. Boho Mug Rug
  6. Colorful Coaster
  7. Stargazer Coaster
  8. Puff Stitch Coasters
  9. Halloween Mug Rug
  10. Beginner Coasters
  11. Tunisian Crochet Flower Pattern That Will Make Your Creativity Blossom

2. Small Crochet Ear Rings Project Ideas

If you’re looking for a fun and easy free crochet earrings pattern then you’re in the right place! These Anabelle earrings are quick, easy and can be made it 10 minutes or less!

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

small crochet ear ring project

You might also like these:

  1. Easy Drops
  2. Christmas Wreath Ear Rings

3. Small Crochet Face Scrubbies Project Ideas

Make these crochet face scrubbies for your daily skincare routine. These are easy and quick to make as well as eco-friendly to use and reuse as many times as you wish.

The Fiercely Fun and Free Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern is available on my blog.

small crochet face scrubbies

Check out these other amazing face scrubbies:

  1. Crochet Make Up Rounds
  2. Spider Face Scrubbies
  3. Polka Dot Crochet Face Pad
  4. Easy Flower Face Scrubbies
  5. Face Scrubby

4. Crochet Bracelet Project

Crochet Heart Bracelet – Free Pattern for Valentine’s Day is a romantic crochet heart bracelet that would make a lovely addition to Valentine’s Day or any day all year round.

You can crochet one as a gift for a family or a friend or wear one yourself on a special date or birthday.

You might also like:

  1. THIS PATTERN for a simple bracelet
  2. Bracelet with adjustable closer
  3. Easy Bracelet
  4. Textured Bracelet

5. Small Crochet Washcloth Project Ideas

This is an easy crochet washcloth pattern that is beginner friendly. It is a quick project that allows you to practice a new stitch and make something functional at the same time!

I love the versatility of washcloths because you can use them either for your face and body or use them around your kitchen.

Quick and Easy Crochet Washcloth – Free Pattern is available on my blog.

Check out more crochet washcloth patterns here:

  1. Textured Dishcloth
  2. Sandy Shores Washcloth
  3. Kitchen Towel
  4. The Happy Face Cloth
  5. 10 Easy Crochet Washcloth Patterns For Beginners

6. Crochet Ear Warmer

Tunisian crochet ear warmer would make such a lovely present for a loved one or a friend. Because they are so quick to make, you can also make one for everyone and have an ear warmer themed winter party! 

Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern – Mimi Headband is such a quick and satisfying project. It is easy to make and works up within an hour. The perfect project for a relaxed evening.

Here are some more ear warmer patterns you might like:

  1. 10 Free Crochet Ear Warmer Patterns
  2. Chunky Adult Headwarmer
  3. Summer Headband
  4. Dýnami Cable Earwarmer
  5. Simple Tunisian Crochet Cable Ear Warmer

7. Crochet Cup Cozy Project Ideas

Crochet cup cosies are great small crochet projects to make. It is a life saver when you are looking for a quick gift for a loved one that is not only thoughtful but also practical.

If you sell at handmade markets, cup cosies are always a great seller and easy to replenish the stock.

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

small crochet cup cozy project

Check out these other patterns:

  1. Tall cup cozy
  2. Cat Ear Cup Cozy

8. Crochet Scrunchie

The crochet hair scrunchies are super easy to crochet. They make a great gift for girls that want to add a bit of flair to their hair!

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the blanket yarn hair scrunchies.

small crochet scrunchies project

You might also like:

  2. Crochet Scrunchie 3 Ways
  3. Beginner Scrunchie Pattern

9. Small Crochet Christmas Decoration Projects

Christmas tree decorations are great small projects.

Whether you want to make some for your own tree or make it as a small thoughtful gift, they work up pretty quick!

I have some lovely small tree decorations as well as appliqués you can use to sew onto your jumper or use for xmas card making.

I have a few patterns available on my blog:

  1. Free Crochet Mini Christmas Mitten Pattern For Your Tree
  2. Free Crochet Christmas Appliqués Patterns
  3. Crochet Mini Christmas Jumper – Free Pattern
  4. Free Crochet Party Hat Pattern For Celebrations – Say Hello Hat
  5. Crochet Bird Free Pattern – Nordic Dove Ornament

But check out these lovely Christmas decorations from my friends:

  1. 10 Free Crochet Christmas Decoration Patterns For Your Home
  2. Tassel Stars
  3. Christmas Baubles
  4. Snowy Pinecones
  5. Crochet Gnomes
  6. 12 Christmas Decorations

10. Crochet Jar Covers Project Ideas

Crochet Mason Jar Covers make the perfect gift for any occasion.

It’s a simple jar cozy pattern you can make with endless color combinations.

Mason jars can be used to fill with soup, a cold drink, jams, pens, buttons and much more!

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

small Mason jar cover crochet project

Here are more Mason jar cover patterns:

  1. Yarn & Chai Cover
  2. Easy Crochet Jar Covers
  3. Mason Jar Covers

11. Crochet Keychains

Cute Crochet Coin Purse With Zipper – free crochet pattern is a super quick and easy crochet coin purse with zipper not only for the back to school season but all year round! Follow this free beginner friendly pattern.

Check out these patterns too:

  1. Keychain Buddy
  2. Koala Keychain
  3. Cute Crochet Wristlet

12. Plant Pot Holders

Beautiful Boho Style Free Crochet Plant Pot Cover Pattern is a beautiful boho style crochet plant pot cover that is another free crochet pattern on the blog.

It is a quick beginner friendly pattern that would make a lovely gift too.

boho style hanging flower pot cosy crochet pattern

Check out more plant hanger patterns here:

  1. Small Plant Hanger 
  2. Plant Hanger in 3 Sizes

13. Small Crochet Storage Baskets Project Ideas

Get organised with these cute mini storage baskets. They are a great addition to organise your pens, pencils, make up brushes or even crochet hooks.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the pattern.

small crochet storage basket project

You might also like:

  1. Mini Basket
  2. Simple Mini Basket

14. Crochet Air Pods Case Cover

If you know a music fan who loves listening to music on the go or perhaps a book worm who loves listening to audiobooks, you can make these cute air pods covers!

They are a great small crochet project to make to personalised the ear buds case.

THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern.

small crochet ear bud project

You might also like these patterns:

  1. Tiny Backpack
  2. Tiny Tote Bag

15. Crochet Bookmarks

A beautiful lacy crochet corner bookmark – Lotte Bookmark is a free crochet pattern here on the blog. It would make a fantastic teacher’s gift for the end of the school year.

Secondly, it would be a great crochet gift for a book lover. Read about the inspiration and design process or check out the free pattern Crochet Corner Bookmark – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial.

crochet corner bookmark displayed on book

Here are more fantastic crochet bookmark patterns:

  1. Easy Bookmark
  2. Daisy
  3. Elizabeth Bennet 
  4. Zig Zag
  5. Flower Bookmarks

16. Crochet Snowflakes

I made the Beautiful Snowflake Wall Hanging- free crochet pattern as a Christmas decoration and feature.

However, you can just use the easy snowflake pattern and make a single one as a tree decoration or pop one on a gift wrap.

Use it on the Christmas card too for people to keep and use at Christmas.

Check out more snowflake patterns here:

  1. Christmas snowflake
  2. Easy tutorial step by step
  3. Snowflake Motif

17. Potholders and Trivets

This Easy Crochet Potholder – Free Pattern is a super easy pattern available on my blog.

It is not only practical but will be a stylish addition to your kitchen. It uses waistcoat half double crochet stitch for a subtle texture.

Here are more potholder patterns you might like:

  1. double thick potholder
  2. hot pad

18. Small Crochet Worry Worms Project Ideas

Crochet Worry Worms are easy-to-make pocket pals that help kids and youngsters deal with worries and big emotions.

Find these five free crochet patterns to make here on the blog 5 Cute Free Crochet Worry Worms Pattern Ideas.

You might also like this cute Halloween version of the worry worms. CLICK HERE for the pattern.

small crochet project for worry worms

19. Crochet Boot Cuffs

Free Crochet Boot Cuffs Pattern – Selma Boot Cuffs is a simple yet very effective crochet accessory for colder months.

These boot cuffs are worked in short rows, so they are perfect to adjust the finished size on.

Here are some more patterns for quick and easy boot cuffs:

  1. winter style
  2. aran boot toppers

20. Crochet Pumpkins

I have recently discovered just how addictive crocheting pumpkins is! These small crochet projects are a great addition to your home decor and the smaller ones only take a few minutes to make!

Free Easy Crochet Pumpkin Pattern For Any Yarn & Size With Video Tutorial is a free pattern and “recipe” on my blog that comes with a full video tutorial too.

There are so many different pumpkin patterns out there that I could keep listing them until the end of times, however here are a few I like:

  1. 3 size pattern
  2. the easiest one
  3. amigurumi style

21. Crochet Hair Bow

Loveland Lace Bow is a free crochet bow pattern that makes a wonderful project for summer, or anytime really.

It uses up a small amount of fine weight yarn and is quick to make so you can use this pattern to use up scrap yarn and give as gifts!

CLICK THIS LINK for the pattern.

small crochet bow project

More crochet hair bow patterns I have found:

  1. 3 sizes
  2. Butterfly style

22. Small Crochet Nature Appliques Projects

Small crochet appliqué projects are always great to work up as there are so many way you can use them!

You can use them as embellishments for other crafty projects like cards, keychains, bag charms, bunting and so many more.

I used these Tiny Crochet Flowers Garland – Free Pattern And Video Tutorial as a garland to decorate our fireplace in spring.

Let the imagination run wild and check out these other cute patterns:

  1. Daffodils
  2. Narcissus
  3. Flower Crown
  4. Strawberry
  5. Sunflower
  6. Autumn Leaves
  7. 21 Beautiful Free Crochet Flower Bouquet Patterns

23. Fingerless Gloves

Textured Crochet Fingerless Gloves – Free Pattern are such a quick and easy make. The pattern uses crochet rice stitch that gives a beautiful texture while being easy to make. Great quick one skein gift for loved ones.

Check out more fingerless glove patterns in my 15 Free Crochet Fingerless Gloves Patterns round up.

24. Crochet Hair Scarf

This quick hair scarf is a great small crochet project! This hair scarf that can be styled in multiple ways! It can be made in one sitting using up your scrap yarns.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

small crochet project for a hair scarf

More patterns like this:

  1. Granny Bandana
  2. Lacy Scarf

25. Freezer Pop Holders

These crochet holders are super fun to make and kids love them!

Firstly because they get to eat freezer pops and secondly because it protects their hands from getting too cold!

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the fun pattern.

small crochet project for freezer pop holder

Check out more great ideas like this:

  1. 2 styles
  2. animal-themed
  3. adjustable

26. Small Crochet Amigurumi Project

I love these mini heart pops! They can be used for Valentine’s Day, however, I think they would make a great small gift any time of the year.

CLICK HERE for the pattern.

Check out these cute small crochet amigurumi projects that will melt your heart:

  1. Ghost
  2. Crayon
  3. Fish
  4. Gummy Bear

27. Crochet Kitchen Items

In this category we will explore some more small crochet projects you can make for your kitchen.

You can make these super cute and quick crochet chair socks. They will save your floor from being scratched. How cool are they?

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free pattern.

small crochet chair sock project

Here are some more ideas for small crochet kitchen projects:

  1. Dish Scrubby
  2. Double sided scrubby
  3. Placemat
  4. Kitchen Towel Holder

28. Crochet Buttons

Buttons!! They play such an important role in our projects but it can get really hard to find the right match every time.

How about we we learn to crochet our own? All we need is a little bit of yarn, and a hook!

You can find the pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

small crochet button project

You might also like these:

  1. small button
  2. bonbon button

29. Lavender Bags

These crochet lavender bags are perfect handmade gifts for so many reasons!

They are quick and easy to make, they are a great way to use up leftover yarn, and best of all they smell amazing!

THIS WEBSITE has the free pattern.

Check out these other great small crochet projects:

  1. Lavender Sachets
  2. Vintage Sachets

30. Crochet Glasses Case

My Easy Crochet Glasses Case – Free Pattern & Tutorial would make the perfect practical gift for people who wear glasses.

You can whip one up to keep your sunglasses safe in the car so they do not get scratched.

Here are more small sunglasses case crochet projects:

  1. drawstring style
  2. with button fastening
  3. easy case

Final thoughts…

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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