45 fabulous crochet gift ideas
Need some last minute crochet gift ideas for friends, or maybe you're looking for crochet gifts for people who crochet? Well here you'll find plenty of crafty inspiration!
When it comes to gift giving, we're probably all guilty of drawing a blank at some point or another. It can be hard sometimes to think of the perfect present, and even if you've got a bit of crafty knowledge yourself, picking the right crochet gifts for your recipients can require some careful thought.
When trying to come up with crochet gift ideas for your crochet-loving friends - you would think that it should be easy to find them crochet gifts they will enjoy using and really treasure, but for non-crafters it can be a bit of a minefield - What have they already got? Would they actually use it? Would they really like it? Fortunately, we've come up with a list of 30 gifts for people who crochet to help you find the perfect present for the hookster in your life!
But if you've come here looking for inspiration for crochet gifts to give that you can make yourself - not to worry, we've got you covered! Further down this post you'll find our favourite crochet gift ideas to make for your friends and family - whether you're hooking up birthday presents, crocheting Christmas gifts or searching for some crochet gift ideas for friends, you're sure to find something to inspire you!
Crochet gift ideas for crocheters
A nice hook set
Every crocheter needs plenty of hooks - they come in all sorts of sizes after all! Any crocheter will appreciate a nice set - they normally come in a handy carry case which helps keep things nice and tidy, but also will often include hook sizes that can be difficult to buy individually. We think this lovely set of KnitPro Zing hooks would go down a treat with any crochet-lover! If you're looking for more crochet hook options, check out our pick of the best crochet hooks!
A light up hook
If you think a hook set is the perfect crochet gift idea, but fancy something with that extra wow-factor, then how about this amazing light-up crochet hook set! These light-up hooks are great for using in low light, as they mean you can still see your stitches without disturbing others - great for a bit of bed-time crochet! It's got to be one of our favourite gifts for people who crochet - they're bound to be a hit! You can buy them individually or you can find this set on Amazon!
A yarn advent calendar
What’s better than a gift? A gift every day on the lead up to Christmas! It’s no secret that crocheters will never say no to some new yarn and this kit makes a step-by-step scarf this advent so your loved one can essentially make their own gift this year - and still be happy about it! Buy this yarn advent calendar on Etsy
A good pair of snips
Every crocheter needs to deal with those yarn ends at some point, and sometimes those kitchen scissors just aren't the best choice. Snips are a great option for crocheters that have a lot of ends to weave in and cut off, as you can quickly slice through those ends - but be careful, they're usually super-sharp! Buy them now on Etsy. If you like the idea of a practical crochet gifts for people who crochet, you can also find more tools that every crocheter needs in our pick of the Top crochet accessories.
Crocheter statement necklace
If you're looking for a crochet gift for someone who likes to stand out from the crowd (and is a bit of a crochet legend), then this crocheter necklace is a must-have accessory! Available in laser cut wood or acrylic options - we particularly like the neon pink acrylic option! Buy it now on Etsy
A nice yarn bowl
If you're wondering what a yarn bowl is... well, it is what is sounds like, a bowl for keeping yarn in! But they're not just any bowl, they include a special cut-out spiral that you thread your yarn through. This means that when you're busy crocheting away your yarn ball doesn't roll all over the floor picking up dust, it stays nicely in it's bowl. There are tons of different types out there, made in a variety of materials, but we're particularly taken with these Personalised ceramic yarn bowls by DoodleAlley. P.S. There's loads more pretty bowls to choose from in our pick of the best yarn bowls for knitting and crochet.
Any good crocheter will need to keep some notes during any serious project, so why not treat your crafty friends and family with some appropriate stationery in the form of these fabulous and funny crochet pencils! Buy them now on Etsy
A Row Counter Ring
We're not suggesting you get down on one knee, but this is certainly a fun gift for a crochet friend. The row counter ring form KnitPro allows you to keep track of your crochet rows or rounds without stopping to grab a pen and pencil - just give your ring a twist and job done. They come in a range of sizes and can be bought from Etsy.
Retro granny square kit
This is a great crochet gift for those retro-loving crocheters who love all things traditional and yet still stylish. Including 5 balls of yarn, this Retro Granny Square Kit by Stitching Me Softly is a fun project with a great result at the end. This could be suited to new crocheters and more experienced crafters alike. Buy the Retro Granny Square Kit on Etsy
A personalised crochet hook
We think that these personalised crochet hooks are one of the best crochet gift ideas possible - what crocheter wouldn't love receiving one of these bamboo hooks! You can customise your message up to 50 characters, so you can really make your message personal! Buy them on Etsy
A Mini Skein necklace
Crochet, knitter, or just an all-round yarn fanatic - whoever you're buying this mini skein necklace for we guarantee they're gonna love it! Featuring a hand dyed Tanami skein made of 50% silk & 50% baby camel, and an adjustable length chain - it's a yarn-hoarders dream come true! Buy it now on Etsy
A crochet technique book
You can never go wrong with a good book and even better, a book about crochet. Bound to look great in any craft room and give the reader some great knowledge, it’s a success all around. Mosaic crochet is a great way to get stuck into making stylish geometric projects for around the house, and this brilliant new book by Esme Crick shows you how to make 12 bold, statement throws and then how to use the same pattern to create a further 12 spin-off designs for smaller projects! Buy the Mosaic Crochet Workshop Book on Amazon
Some specialist hand cream
Now you may be wondering why hand cream would be a good gift for people who crochet, but anyone who works with yarn for a long time will tell you that it can leave your hands feeling dry and cracked. But not all moisturisers are great for crafters - if it's too greasy then it could transfer to their crochet project! So treat your crafty friends and family members to some specially designed hand cream like this Happy Hands hand-crafted hand cream.
A stitch marker subscription
You can never have enough stitch markers... after all they do have a habit of disappearing down the side of the sofa! Which is why we think this fantastic subscription box by YarnieFinds is a brilliant crochet gift idea! Each month you'll get 3 new stitch markers sent direct to your door, and you can sign up to receive them for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months! Buy them now on Etsy
Don't fancy buying a subscription? Not to worry, you can find loads more inspiration in our Best stitch markers for knitting and crochet guide!
A box of mini-skeins
If you've already decided that you'd like to buy some yarn as a crochet gift, but don't know where to start, then these micro-skein boxes are a fabulous option! There are loads of independent yarn dyers and spinners that produce mini-skein collections, but we particularly like these 'Wee Box of Yarn' boxes by FearlessYarns, which includes 5 colourful 10g skeins of sock yarn and come in a letterbox friendly box! Buy them now on Etsy
A sterling silver crochet hook ring
Fancy buying your favourite crocheter a special and unique piece of jewellery? Then this Sterling silver crochet hook ring is a clever way of combining a special gift with our favourite craft. Buy it now on Etsy
Yarn needle and case
Yarn needles are the often overlooked accessory that is vital to neatly finishing off a project, and much like normal sewing needles, they have a tendency to disappear when you finally need them. So keep them safe in a handy case, like in this gorgeous bamboo case by Tribe yarns.
A crochet workshop
Crocheters are bound to have loads of yarn and hooks but given the chance to improve and hone their skills, they’ll be delighted. Whether they’re experienced or just starting out, crochet workshops are always a great idea. This might not be the most obvious choice of gift, but it really is the gift that keeps on giving. The better they get, the more projects they can make for you! If you think this sounds like an idea gift, check out the 'proficient in patterns' instant access workshop by Knitting With Chopsticks.
A Sweet Pin Badge
If you're looking for small and affordable crochet gift ideas for friends, then a pin badge is a fantastic choice! We particularly love these glittery 'I Love Yarn' enamel pins from LanaBouShop, but if that's not to your taste she's got plenty of other badges that would make great gifts for people who crochet!
Sari Silk yarn
When it comes to buying yarn as a gift, many people can be put off as they 'don't know what you've already got' - and in fairness most of us crocheters do have a pretty big yarn stash! So here's a fun and interesting yarn which will make a great crochet gift. Made from recycled Sari Silk, with loads of texture, embroidery and beaded details, each skein is unique and are great for a bit of fun and colourful crochet creativity! Buy it now on Etsy
A crochet themed tea towel
Every now and then we grudgingly have to put the crochet down and do some household chores, but with this crochet-themed tea towel/dishcloth you can make your feelings about doing the washing-up abundantly clear! Buy it now on Etsy
A funny crochet kit
If you’re looking for crochet gifts that are a bit entertaining, look no further than the sardines in a tin crochet kit from TOFT. It might be a bit bonkers but it’s sure to get a laugh at Christmas time. If your loved one is a fan of amigurumi then this is a great option. Buy the Sardines in a Tin crochet kit from John Lewis.
A yarn cutter pendant
If you know a crocheter on the go, and feel like treating them to something very special, then we can't recommend this beautiful cheese plant yarn cutter highly enough! There are a lot of yarn cutters on the market (and plenty with a smaller price tag), but this is definitely the prettiest one we've ever seen!
A Tabour needle
When is a crochet hook not a crochet hook? When it's a Tambour needle! This would make a very unique crochet gift for someone who likes to try their hands at different crafts, as Tambour embroidery is effectively a cross of both crochet and embroidery. It is worked on an embroidery hoop, where the sharp tambour needle is inserted through the fabric, and the catches your thread using the hook - resulting in a chain stitch effect on the fabric. Buy it now on Amazon
Granny square earrings
These cute little laser cut acrylic earrings are bound to be a hit with any crocheter (we all love granny squares after all!). They're available in stud or hook earring options, and there's even a matching necklace available too! Buy it now on Etsy
A Wrist ruler bracelet
it's not just crocheters that will love this wrist ruler bracelet - it's a fantastic accessory for a whole range of crafters (and even DIY enthusiasts)! Available in a wide range of colours and styles, you'll never have to guestimate a measurement again! Buy it now on Etsy
Glow in the dark yarn
If you're after truly unique crochet gifts, then there's one company we can definitely recommend - Unique Yarns Co! As their name suggests, they specialise in yarns with a difference - such as plant dyed yarn, recycled plastic yarn, coffee dyed yarn, colour changing yarn and yes - even glow in the dark yarn! Buy it now on Etsy
Wire bracelet crochet kit
Here's a really unique kit that will definitely make an interesting and engaging crochet gift. This wire bracelet crochet kit from crochet wire specialist Yoola Design contains everything you need to make an elegant wire cuff bracelet (including her own specially designed ISK loom tool), and as well as the pattern you also get detailed step-by-step video tutorials to help you master this challenging project! Buy it now on Etsy
A personalised notebook
When it comes to crochet gifts that will definitely come in handy, then how about a personalised crochet notebooks. Every crocheter will need to make notes at some point, from counting rows to designing patterns, and what better place to make those notes than in your own dedicated crochet notebook. Buy it now on Etsy
A subscription to Simply Crochet magazine
Ok so we know it's a shameless promotion, but if you're after an easy crochet gift, then why not treat that special someone to a subscription to Simply Crochet magazine! Give a gift that lasts all year and save up to 49% on an annual subscriptions to Simply Crochet magazine! In 2022, we're bringing you over 20 crochet patterns every month for crocheters of all levels of ability. Be inspired with fun fashion ideas, garments for day and evening and on-trend designs for the home to baby projects, cute amigurumi makes and crochet gifts for all occasions. Subscribe to Simply Crochet.
A comfy pair of slippers
Whoever you're crocheting for, be they young or old, you can't go wrong with a nice warm pair of slippers! This free granny square crochet slippers pattern by Fran Morgan is a really quick and easy pattern that you can hook up in no time, and is a fun project for crocheters as well as making a brilliant crochet gift.
A crochet plant pot
If you've got a green-fingered friend or family member, then you've probably already bought them a plant or two at some point or another. But one way you can really complete your plant gift and show that extra bit of love is by hooking them up a special crochet plant pot. These cute crochet bunny and lamb plant pot patterns are a fun way of transforming a plain pot into a beautiful crochet gift!
A crochet flower brooch
Who doesn't love a cute brooch, and if it's hand-made with love then that's even better! Why not try giving our how to crochet a flower tutorial a go, which even has a handy video to guide you through the tricky bits - then just simply sew a brooch pin onto the back and you've got a beautiful layered petal flower brooch, a classic crochet gift idea!
A super-cute tote bag
Here's the purrrr-fect gift for cat enthusiasts! This free cat in the bag crochet tote pattern from Yarnspirations uses simple stitches and a little light embroidery to create a shopping bag that will have you feelin' feline!
If you fancy crocheting Christmas gifts for your friends and family, we've got loads of festive patterns for you! Check out our pick of the top 20 free Christmas crochet patterns, or if you're after a quick festive make, why not hook up one of these 61 free Crochet Christmas decoration patterns.
Giant crochet donut cushion
Whether you're looking for a funky gift for a teenager, or a friend with a quirky sense of style, they're definitely gonna love this free giant donut cushion pattern!
A crochet laptop or crochet ipad sleeve
How about using your crochet skills to keep all that expensive tech safe. This free crochet ipad sleeve pattern from Hobbii is one of our favourite crochet gift ideas, and is also available as a free crochet laptop sleeve pattern too!
A scarf for the man in your life
When it comes to crochet gift ideas for men, it can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. You might want to make them something really special, but worry about whether they'll actually use it. It may sound a little dull, but hooking them up something practical like this free mens crochet scarf pattern is a pretty safe bet, and you can always customise it in their favourite colours. But if that's not for you, you can always find more inspiration in our Top 10 free crochet patterns for men article, which has plenty of fab projects that would make great crochet gifts!
Crochet wrist warmers
We're into our warm accessories section here - after all, when it comes to crochet gift ideas you can't really go wrong with cosy accessories (especially when you need some last minute crochet Christmas gifts). This free wrist warmers pattern by Hannah Cross is a simple make, but the bold colour blocks, pretty stitches and beautiful bow mean they're bound to impress whoever you give them to!
A hat for all the family
If you're wanting to make crochet gifts for the whole family, then how about hooking everyone up their very own bobble hat! This free ribbed family hat crochet pattern from Bernat comes in 3 different sizes, so whether you're making them for kids or adults, the whole family can be cosy in crochet style!
Be weird crochet monster
The thing about crochet gifts... or just gifts in general... is there's always going to be that one person that you have absolutely no idea what to make or buy for. Well, there's an easy solution - make them this free Be weird monster crochet pattern from Hobbii. It's perfect for everyone - be it keeping kids entertained or brightening up the most boring of office desks!
A pair of baby booties
One of our favourite people to make crochet gifts for has got to be babies! All those teeny tiny crochet makes are just too cute! If you're after a crochet pattern that is perfect for a little one, why not hook them an adorable pair of bear booties - and don't worry if you've never made crochet booties before, you find it super easy with our step-by-step how to crochet baby booties guide!
A sweet coin purse
Adults will love the retro style of this super-cute free crochet coin purse pattern, and kids and teenagers will love keeping their pennies safe in it too (especially if you include some bonus pocket money inside!) Crocheters will also enjoy hooking up this quick project thanks to it's pretty popcorn stitches.
Some extra storage
If you're really at your wits end and simply can't decide which to make of these crochet gift ideas, remember that everyone loves some extra storage! This free cuff border crochet baskets pattern from Yarnspirations is a quick and easy make that can be put to so many different uses - from screws to stationery, they're great for holding all those bits and bobs (or why not fill them with treats if you're giving them as a crochet gift). And if you feel like going super-size with your baskets, check out our free crochet basket pattern.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list and hope it helps you find the perfect crochet gifts for your friends and family. If you’re looking for more inspiration, how about checking out our list of best crochet kits of 2021, or our lists of the best British yarn producers or gifts for knitters.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.