Making your gift giving intentional and meaningful makes the giving so rewarding. Gift giving can be stressful when you hear the voice of obligation in your ear pressuring you to buy a gift for everyone you know and their uncle. What’s the point? No one wants a gift that’s given out of obligation rather than heart. So, let’s say goodby to the obligatory gift giving, and put a smile on your loved ones face by giving them something that is both practical and thoughtful. Whether for a birthday, or Christmas, or just for fun, here are 40 gift ideas for crocheters!
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I’ve organized this list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters into categories. If you need to narrow down your search straight away, here’s where to find what you’re looking for:
- Ideas 1-15 are “essentials“. The items I suggest here are 100% practical items that crocheters often won’t “splurge” on themselves. We have hooks, we have yarn, we have what we need to get by. BUT, these are essentials stepped up a notch. These are things that every maker deserves but often won’t spend the money on themselves.
- Ideas 16-20 are ideal for STOCKING STUFFERS. Small and practical, snatch all of these and pop them into the stocking! You’ll get a wink from Ol’ Saint Nick.
- Ideas 21-25 are extra unique. These are ideas that might not even cross the mind of a maker, but are guaranteed to put a smile on their face. These ones will be surprising and so fun.
- Ideas 26-30 are personalized. A crochet item with their name inscribed!? These ones scream special.
- Ideas 31-35 are BOOKS. You really only need a small handful of books to perfect your crochet game. These are the ones I love and recommend.
- Ideas 36-40 are just plain funny. Perfect for any occasion, the crocheter in your life will get a real kick out of these.
1. Yarn Bowl
A yarn bowl is a crochet tool that takes so much frustration out of handling your yarn. It prevents snags and tangles and keeps the yarn from rolling underneath the couch where god-knows-what lives. Tired of animal hairs all over your yarn? Yarn bowl.
2. Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set
I’m a HUGE advocate for using incredible crochet hooks. I’ve written an entire e-guide on this subject. Give your loved one a hook upgrade. A set of these ergonomic hooks by Clover are a luxury to have. They make finding the flow so easy and give fingers, hands and wrists a welcome reprieve with the ergonomic grip.
3. Yarn (not the “standard” stuff)
I’m passionate about sustainable crochet which includes using sustainable yarn. Splurge on a gift of some really delicious yarn that is 100% organic cotton or some Peruvian Highland wool from sheep who are humanely raised, roaming the majestic highlands of Peru. There are so many incredible options out there that you might want to include your crocheter in this decision making.
4. Tulip Hook Set
I couldn’t skip my personal favorite crochet tool. It’s taken me years to one-off collect these incredible hooks. They are ergonomic and lightweight. The yarn glides beautifully on and off these hooks. You cannot go wrong with Clover Amour mentioned earlier as well, but if I HAD to choose, these would be the winner. If you’re looking for the perfect hook for yourself, reference my Ultimate Guide to Crochet Hooks to help you find your perfect hook-mate!
5. Yarn Storage
If you live with a crochet lover, no doubt you’ve had every surface of your home covered in a project involving yarn. Give them this clever bag which has compartments not only for yarn, but all the crochet tools and gadgets used for every project!
6. Yarn Winder
Have you ever heard explatives coming from the other room as your crocheter madly frogs their project? Yep. It’s inevitable, but a yarn winder makes this job 100x quicker, plus it re-organizes the yarn so it’s ready to be used again immediately.
7. Yarn Swift
A yarn winder and swift are like Gumby and Pokey. One is lost without the other. But this especially holds true for the yarn swift. You can’t use the swift without the winder, so if you’re going for the swift, be sure to buy the winder too.
8. Gauge Measurement Tool
Proper gauge is critical in crochet – especially when it comes to apparel. This beautiful gauge tool makes it a breeze to measure the gauge of a project to make sure it will turn out perfectly.
9. Digital Scale
A kitchen scale? Yes. Weighing yarn is a great way to see how much of a skein you’ve used and how much is left over. This is a must-have for crochet designers.
10. Blocking Mats
Blocking mats make blocking crochet projects a breeze. Gone are the days of trying to tack projects to the wall or other homemade DIY blocking device. Take it from me.
11. Pom-pom Makers
Pom-poms add some fun flair to all kinds of crochet projects. I used to use homemade pom-pom makers out of cardboard which got the job done okay, but not great. I finally upgraded about a year ago. Make it easy on your crochet lover with these pom-pom makers!
12. Zipper Pouch
Mobile crocheting is a WHOLE THING. Everyone needs a zipper pouch to carry all the essentials for your projects on-the-go. I love this one because it’s cylindrical rather than flat. It makes it super easy to root around and find that stitch marker you’re looking for at the bottom of the bag.
13. Crafters Gloves
Whether from chronic pain, or just finger fatigue from long crochet sessions, these gloves are a makers best friend. They reduce pain and inflammation. These are a must-have for your crochet tool bag.
14. Grid Notebook
Perfect for designers, these mobile-sized grid notebooks make it easy to keep track of designs – both written and doodled.
15. Gift Cards
Gift cards are a great option if you’re in a pinch to find something great. If you know where your crochet lover likes to shop, gift cards are an instant winner.
16. Stitch Markers (stocking stuffer friendly!)
Stocking stuffer alert! You cannot go wrong with stitch markers. They are essential; they are constantly disappearing. They run away quicker than socks from the dryer.
17. Tapestry Needles – Bent-tip (stocking stuffer friendly!)
Another great stocking stuffer are bent-tip tapestry needles. Sadly, I didn’t discover the bent-tip version until way too late. They revolutionize the tedious and often dreaded task of seaming.
18. Retractable Measuring Tape (stocking stuffer friendly!)
Measure twice, stitch once. An essential crochet tool, these retractable measuring tapes are super compact and convenient.
19. Scissor Snips (stocking stuffer friendly!)
Snips are a definite step up from the traditional scissor design. Grab them and snip – it makes snipping quicker and closer. These ones are super sharp & compact!
20. Stitch Counter (stocking stuffer friendly!)
Make counting rows foolproof with this finger stitch counter. Just hit the button each time you complete a row. These save time by not having to go back and count again and again.
21. Crochet Hook Earrings – Upcycled Handmade
I’m excited to include a hanfdul of SUPER fun and unique gift ideas on this list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters. These earrings are so creative! Subtle, but a definite fashion statement, your crochet lover will LOVE these!
22. Crochet Hook Bracelet – Upcycled Handmade
Another super fun option for upcycled crochet hook jewelry.
23. Crochet Hook Ring – Handmade
Crochet hook jewelry is creative and makes a crochet-lover fashion statement. These rings aren’t actually made with crochet hooks, but use precious metals (of your choice) molded to look like a size G crochet hook. This one is a splurge and will be EXTRA special for your loved one.
24. Upcycled Handmade Crochet Hook Suncatcher
If your crochet-lover isn’t all that into jewelry, but would still appreciate the artistic expression of up-cycled crochet hooks, this is a really fun, unique and special option.
25. Yarn Tension Ring
Help prevent finger fatigue with this yarn tension ring! It takes the work out of keeping tension on your yarn between your fingers.
26. Personalized Crochet Hook
Order a personalized crochet hook for your crochet-lover! Whether it’s their name or a cheeky saying, this will be a keeper forever!
27. Personalized Handmade Tags
Does your crochet-lover love making gifts for others? Make their gift giving extra special with these personalized hang-tags with their name on them!
28. Personalized Stitch Markers
These personalized stitch markers will add a special touch and a smile every time they’re working through a project!
29. Personalized Project Bag
This personalized project bag is adorable + hilarious. Make their mobile-making fun! Your crochet-lover will LOVE carrying their projects in public with this eye-catching personalized tote.
30. Personalized Crochet Notebook
Everyone who crochets makes notes – whether it’s on a written pattern or in a notebook. Make their note-making special with this personalized crochet notebook!
31. Amigurumi Book: Animal Friends of Pica Pau
This is the first crochet book I ever purchased and it made me fall in love with crochet – especially amigurumi. It is well laid out and the patterns are super easy to follow. It even has a “how to” section in the front. I’m including 5 books on this list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters. If you buy just one, this is it!
32. Stitch Collection Book: Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters
This book includes 200 stitch patterns that are taught using row by row explanation as well as in picture using stitch chart symbols. It is nicely organized into categories with similar stitch types. This book was recommended to me early on.
33. Crochet Book: The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs
With 500 stitch patterns, you will never be lost for ideas for your next design!
34. Crochet Tips & Techniques Book
Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this book is great for beginners. It’s not just another stich idea book, this one is filled with techniques and tips to take your crochet to the next level.
35. Crochet Granny Squares Book
Would crochet be the same without the granny square? No. This book will teach you all about this classic skill.
36. Cheeky Crochet Mug
These last 5 ideas on this whopping list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters are just to make them giggle. If it doesn’t make sense to you, it will make sense to them. Trust me.
37. Funny Crochet T-Shirt
38. Funny Crochet Bag
39. Funny Crochet Sticker
40. Cheeky Crochet T-Mug #2
That wraps up my list of 40 gift ideas for crocheters. I’d love to hear your gift ideas! Leave a comment with any additional gift ideas for crocheters!