It could be a scarf, a shawl, a doll, a toy...a piece of jewelry crocheted in fingering weight yarns, a cowl knit in bulky weight yarns, anything made with love.
There are literally thousands of free crochet and knit patterns available on the Internet. You can find many toy and doll patterns right here on my blog; just scroll down the left sidebar until you find a pattern that speaks to you. Other great toy patterns can be found in the 'Links I Love' section toward the bottom of the blog on the left sidebar.
For great free wearable patterns, there is Ravelry.com, Lionbrand.com, and RedHeart.com...all have extensive free pattern libraries. I think they all require registration, but it is free and well worth it.
And to set the mood, here is a crochet pattern for making tiny Hellebore flowers (the Christmas Rose), Ivy leaves, and a tiny wreath. You can use the wreath for Christmas tree ornaments, to decorate your doll house, or to wear as a brooch.
The Christmas Cabin is coming along beautifully. I have the outside decorated, as can be seen in the image at the top of the page. The Christmas Tree is done and decorated, and now I am working on chairs for the living room :-) But today, I will make three wreath brooches for my sister and sister-in-law, and be thankful for quiet time and the skills my Grandmother taught me when she taught me to crochet.