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 with our crafty skills picking the right crochet gifts for your recipients can require some careful thought. So we’ve gathered together some of our favourite crochet gift ideas for you to hook up for your friends and family, whether you’re hooking up birthday presents or looking for some crochet gift ideas for friends, you’re sure to find something to inspire you! But what about your crafty crochet friends? Well, we’ve thought about them too, further down this post you’ll also find our list of top gifts for crocheters too!
Crochet gift ideas to make – 10 free patterns!
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 gift.
A funky pair of earrings
If you want to hook up some quick crochet gifts to treat your fashionista friends, then you can’t beat this free colourburst crochet earrings pattern by Zoë Potrac courtesy of Deramores! The pattern comes with three different types of earrings using hoops, diamond and emble shaped earrings, so you can pick the perfect pair! And if you’re looking for more crochet jewellery, why not check out our free festival earrings crochet pattern or our free crochet necklace pattern.
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 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!
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!
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!
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 good doggo!
We’ve already included a pattern for the cat enthusiasts, so it’s only right we include one for all your dog-loving family and friends too! And what could be a better crochet gift than their very own crochet dog! We love this free dog crochet pattern bundle, but there are plenty more crochet patterns for different dog breeds in the Deramores Deradogs range.
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.
When trying to come up with crochet gift ideas for friends – you would think that it should be easy to find them a gift 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 15 gifts for crocheters to help you find the perfect present for the hookster in your life!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Some specialist hand cream
Now you may be wondering why hand cream would be a good gift for crocheters, 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
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
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 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 crocheters!
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 light up hook
Yes you did read that right – what a world we live in! 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! You can buy them individually or you can find this set on Amazon!
A yarn cutter pendant
If you know a crocheter on the go, and feel like treating them to something special, then we can’t recommend this beautiful cheese plant yarn cutter from Tribe yarns highly enough! there are a lot of yarn cutters on the market, but this is definitely the prettiest one we’ve ever seen!
A subscription to Simply Crochet magazine
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