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As the holidays are near us, we get the question on our mind: what to gift our friends and loved ones? Especially when they are into crochet! You wonder: what can they possibly need this holiday season, they probably already have all the yarn and hooks?
You can always start with crochet patterns. If you are not sure about their skill level, get them patterns that use simple stitches like single crochet, double crochets, half double crochet stitches and so on. If you are a crochet designer yourself, you can offer them a free crochet pattern from your collection in addition to a handmade gift or a set of pretty yarn. If you don’t have a free pattern to offer yourself, you can always find an easy crochet pattern on great websites like Crochet.com and LoveCrafts.com.
Here are some ideas for a perfect gift you can give your crocheting friends, OR you can send the links to these to your family member if they are asking you: Hey, any special requests for gifts this year?
Wooden Yarn Bowl
This gorgeous wooden yarn bowl is a beautiful piece of woodwork to display in your home as well as a very useful tool for your crocheting needs. When working with a ball of yarn, it does everything possible but stays in place.
To keep it from rolling away and under a couch, just place it inside the bowl, thread the yarn throw the swirly detail in the bowl, and voila! Beautiful and functional, the yarn bowl makes for a great gift idea. And it makes you feel like a real-time fancy crocheter. Get this pretty wooden yarn bowl by Knit Picks here.
Yarn Cutter Pendant
Ever planned to bring your crocheting project with you while traveling and wondered if your scissors might be taken away at the airport checkpoint? Or worried that your toddler might grab the scissors out of your yarn tote while you are not watching? The solution?
A Yarn Cutter Pendant! It’s stylish, it’s safe and it totally does the job. The best thing? You can wear it out and no one could even tell it’s a working crochet tool! It’s a unique gift idea you can count on. I love this yarn cutter pendant by Clover for its design, portability, and usefulness and I never worried about poking myself when I reach out into my crochet tote bag. You can often get it from Amazon to arrive the next day with Prime and so it makes a great last minute gift. You can get this awesome tool here.
Wrist Ruler Bracelet
And speaking of stylish and very useful crochet tools! Recently my husband gifted me this amazing wearable, pretty rad looking and totally useful genuine leather Wrist Ruler! It’s 15” long and has both inches and a metric system ruler marked out on it.
It’s really pleasant to wear (I kind of feel like a rock star with my wrapped leather bracelet) and it’s always there when I need it. Gone are the days of needing to dig all over the place for the measuring tape when checking the swatches of your work! Just unclasp the leather bracelet from your wrist, straighten it out and there you have it, a ruler for your measuring needs! You can get it from Annie’s here.
Yarn Tote/ Crochet Project Bag
I don’t know about you, but my projects tend to go big and I need to haul around a few chunky skeins of yarn and the project itself plus the hooks and other notions needed for a crochet project. I looked far and wide and at last, found this awesome Yarn Tote by ArtBin that serves all my needs.
It’s a large size so it fits lots of yarn and the project itself, it has an insert to hold 8 individual skeins of yarn (even if it’s a bulky weight yarn), it has side pockets to hold hooks, books, notions and such, and it has grommet-trimmed openings to thread the yarn through when you are working on your project.
The bag is square-bottomed and sturdy and sits on the floor firmly, without folding onto itself or falling on the ground. It can be used around the house to keep the project and yarn organized and clean, or taken on a trip to easily transport everything you need for your yarn project without missing a beat. It makes a wonderful gift idea and something they will use all the time. You can grab this fantastic useful crochet project bag here.
Hooked on Yarn Maker Hoodie
When you love the yarn, you have to make it known. Wear your love for yarn proudly with the Hooked on Yarn maker hoodie. If you are worried that your friend already has all things crochet, maker apparel is a great option to gift and make them smile.
Comfy and soft, it will keep you warm and make you smile any time you wear it. These sweatshirts are great practical gifts too since you can wear them when the weather is chilly or any other time. Throw them on to get cozy in front of the TV with your favorite crochet project or head out to your yarn shop of choice and find your people! You can get the Hooked on Yarn hoodie here.
YARN, YARN, YARN
I know I promised 5 gifts, but how can we get a gift for a crocheter in our life without getting them some yarn! And yes, you might think: they already have yarn.
I have to tell you a secret: there is no such thing as too much yarn! Gifting yarn is a great way to show you totally understand their obsession and support their yarn stash. It is a wonderful gift idea, trust me.
Yarn, especially yarn kits make quick crochet gifts that your friends will absolutely appreciate. Be it bulky yarn, worsted weight yarn or even a t-shirt yarn, extra yarn is always welcomed and makes a great last-minute gift. You can even print a free easy pattern from LoveCrafts.com and place the whole thing into a pretty gift basket.
Not sure what yarn to buy? Read this post on how to pick the best yarn for crochet.
You can get yarn from these great places (some of these are affiliate links, thank you!):
- Lion Brand
- Yarnspirations (including Red Heart, Caron and Bernat yarns)
- Darn Good Yarn
And there you have it! Enjoy getting these awesome gifts for your friends and loved ones (or for yourself, cause why not?!)
Please comment below and let me know what are your favorite crochet-related gifts?