45 fabulous crochet gift ideas
Need some last minute crochet gift ideas to make for friends? Maybe you're looking for the best gifts for crocheters? We're here to help you find that perfect present!
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 gifts for your crochet-loving recipients can require some careful thought.
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!
If you've come here looking for inspiration for crochet gifts that you can make yourself - not to worry, we've got you covered too! Further down this post you'll find our favourite crochet gift ideas to make for friends and family - just click on the link below to head straight to them!
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!
Best gifts for crocheters
1. A crochet hook set
Every crocheter needs plenty of hooks, they come in all sorts of sizes after all! Any crocheter will appreciate a nice set, plus they normally come in a handy carry case which helps keep things nice and tidy. They will often include hook sizes that can be difficult to buy individually too.
KnitPro are one of the biggest names in the world of knitting needles and crochet hooks, and their Zing hooks would go down a treat with any crochet-lover! They're each individually colour-coded in bright metallic shades, and come with hooks in sizes 2 - 6mm, including all of the half sizes in between. If you're looking for more crochet hook options, check out our pick of the best crochet hooks!
2. Light up hooks
If you think a hook set is the perfect crochet gift idea but fancy something with that extra wow-factor, then how about an 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! But if you'd rather just try one before splashing out on a set, you can buy light up crochet hooks individually too!
3. 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!
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4. 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!
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.
5. 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!
7. 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. If you'd like to find more pretty bowls to choose from check out our pick of the best yarn bowls for knitting and crochet.
8. Crochet pencils
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!
9. 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 too so that you can get the perfect fit!
10. Granny square kit
This is a great crochet gift for those retro-loving crocheters who love all things traditional. 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.
11. 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!
12. 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 going to 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!
13. Crochet technique book
You can never go wrong with a good book and even better, a book about crochet. 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!
14. 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.
15. 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 one, three, six or twelve months!
P.S. If you don't fancy buying a subscription, you can find loads more inspiration in our best stitch markers for knitting and crochet guide!
16. A pack 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 mini-skein sets are a fabulous option! There are loads of independent yarn dyers and spinners that produce mini-skein collections, but we particularly like these colourful sets from Folkstone Harbour Yarn!
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. A Crochet 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 'crocheter' enamel pin badge, but it's also available as knitter, maker, stitcher, crafter and yarnivore badges too.
20. 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 super-unique yarn which will make a great crochet gift. Made from recycled Sari Silk, with loads of texture, embroidery and sometimes even beaded details, each skein is unique and are great for a bit of fun and colourful crochet creativity!
21. 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!
22. A yarn pack
Give your crochet friends the gift of colour with one of these fabulous Sirdar yarn packs! It comes with fifty mini 20g balls of their gorgeous Happy Cotton yarn in a veritable rainbow oof shades. It's a brilliant gift for amigurumi fans!
23. 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!
24. Tambour 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 mix 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 the thread using the hook - resulting in a chain stitch effect on the fabric.
25. 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!
26. 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 guesstimate a measurement again!
27. 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!
28. 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). As well as the pattern you also get detailed step-by-step video tutorials to help you master this challenging project!
29. 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.
30. A subscription to Simply Crochet magazine
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Simply Crochet includes 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.
When it comes to gift giving, there's nothing quite like handmade! Making a crochet gift for your loved one shows that you've spent time and thought about your recipient, and a unique and hand-crafted gift will be treasured so much more than something shop-bought!
1. Make them 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.
2. Gift a crochet plant pot (with optional plant)
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!
3. Hook up a quick 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!
4. Everyone needs a handy 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.
5. Go supersize with a 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!
6. Protect the tech with 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!
7. Make 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!
8. Get winter-ready with these pretty 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!
9. Hook 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!
10. Go wild with this 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!
11. Make new arrivals 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!
12. A sweet coin purse is a great everyday item
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.
13. Give the gift of 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.
14. Everybody has a favourite animal
If you've got a friend that crazy for cats, dotty dogs or even potty about duck-billed platypus', then making them their own special amigurumi animal is a brilliant way of making that perfect present. We've got over 30 incredible designs to choose from in our pick of the best amigurumi animal patterns, so take a look and start hooking their favourite creature today.
15. Add a touch of crochet to a jar of goodies
One way you can use your crochet skills is to turn a normal present into a fantastic one! If you're planning on gifting some sweets, chocolates or baked goods this Christmas, why not go one step extra and learn how to make crochet jar covers! They're a fun way of adding a little crochet, plus can continue to be used long after the tasty treats are gone.
Go beyond crochet gifts
With so many crochet gift ideas, hopefully you're now feeling a bit more confident about purchasing a gift for your crocheting friends and family. However, if you're still struggling to decide what to get the crocheter who already has everything, you could always try getting them a different gift that will still appeal to their creative side.
Try one of these craft gift ideas
We've put together a list of inspiring gift ideas that will appeal to a wide range of crafters, whether they're seasoned pros or just starting out. Take a look at our pick of the best gifts for crafters and find that perfect present with Gathered.
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.