I noticed that a bunch of people were checking out an old post for the Garn Studios/Drops Christmas calendar. They're doing it again this year and here's the link for the American English version. There's a British English version as well as a number of other languages. I am really impressed by any site that offers their information in lots of languages. Garn Studios is in Norway.
The calendar gives a free pattern every day in December leading up to Christmas. There are lots of other things on their site including patterns and yarn. I'm going to head back and check out their Christmas Studio patterns to see if there are any I need to make.
By the way, there are both knit and crochet patterns in the collections.