With Christmas just round the corner it’s time to start planning gifts and so if you have a loved one that is mad about crochet or would love to learn to crochet but have no idea what to get for them then look no further! I’ve put together a list of my best ideas for gifts for crocheters (which basically includes things that I as a crocheter would love to receive in case my husband is reading) to help you find the perfect yarn lovers gift.
With so many people picking up their crochet hooks this year there’s no better time to treat someone to something yarny and useful too! I’ve received quite a few crochet gifts over the years and I must say that the ones I love the best are the practical ones that I just don’t get around to, or can’t afford, to treat myself to.
Things to think about when buying gifts for crocheters
Before getting to the items, there are a few things to consider first – Who is the gift for? How experienced a crocheter are they? What kind of things do they enjoy making? What are their favourite colours? Do you know what equipment they already have? Do you know what they’d like?
If you don’t really know much about their experience or preferences then don’t worry! There will definitely be something here that they will love. I’ve also made sure to cover all sorts of budgets too so that you can really splurge for a treat or just grab a stocking filler too.
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Best Gifts for Crocheters
For many of us crochet is much more than a hobby and we love collecting new things to help us with our craft and so I guarantee buying gifts for crocheters will always be winner! If you're not sure what to get for them then here are some ideas that might help you decide.
These bamboo crochet hooks are a lovely treat and you can get them personalised with your own message too! If you're not sure on sizes then I would go for something in the middle of the range like a 4mm/4.5mm/5mm/6mm as these are perhaps the most commonly used ones.
A real treat: If you are looking for something really special and to start of a whole collection then look no further than these beautiful crochet hooks by Furls as another option. They are the crocheters dream!
Every crocheter needs a set of stitch markers to help them keep track of where they're at and make sure they don't lose count! These gorgeous handmade ones are extra useful as they have crochet hooks sizes on them too just in case you forget!
These stunning handmade fabric crochet hook rolls are both pretty and practical. Perfect to keep all your crochet hooks, scissors and bits and bobs safe and tidy. (I have lost so many hooks by not being organised with one of these!)
I have so many yarn totes and project bags is not true. I find it so useful to keep projects separated and organised. They are also fabulous for transporting your crochet when you are out and about. Any crocheter will love to receive this as a gift as I am sure they will have plenty of things to fill it with!
If you're not a crocheter but looking to buy something for someone that is then you might wonder what on earth this is! It's called a yarn swift and it's for winding balls of yarn (I only say that because I didn't know what they were for such a long time!). They are such a great crochet tool to have (it's still on my list to get) so that you don't have to wind yarn by hand.
This beautiful yarn bowl will be cherished by anyone you get it for. They are amazing for keeping your yarn in check and stopping you from getting in a tangle. I also wouldn't worry about getting it as a gift if you think they already have one, the more the merrier I say because often it's helpful to have more than one!
If you've ever wondered how crocheters and knitters make sure their projects are going to turn out the right size then this is the secret! Making a small gauge swatch and measuring it with one of these clever little wooden stitches rulers is key to success and so any crocheter will love you to get one for them!
This fabulous crochet hoodie by StitcherTees is a great gift to get for someone who loves crochet! Most crocheters love to advertise the fact that they crochet rather than or as well as knit and so would be proud to wear this! They come in a range of sizes and unisex styles with lots of other logos available too.
There are so many fantastic crochet books out there that would make awesome gifts but this one by Jess Carey is such a great option for a number of reasons. It is brand new and so people aren't likely to have it yet, it contains crochet patterns for anyone from beginner upwards and it's really modern and fresh. A perfect combination!
If you're looking for something that you don't need to post this year then downloadable PDF pattterns are just the thing! I have lots in my store to choose from and there are so many other amazing designers that have literally thousands of beautifully formatted crochet patterns waiting for you.
When it comes to crochet yarn kits, they are always a winner as gifts for crocheters. I'd recommend going for a blanket one perhaps like this one as it means it will have plenty of yarn in it and then if the person you are getting it for doesn't fancy making the actual pattern in the kit then they can just add the yarn to their stash instead!
Etsy is a treasure trove of gifts for crocheters and so if you're not sure what to get then a gift card is a brilliant option! From patterns to hooks, to bags to yarn, you can literally find anything you need to enjoy crochet there and support independent businesses too.
If you'd like to treat someone to some yarn but don't know where to start with choosing then an egift card is the perfect option. Lots of companies ship worldwide now and so you can be confident to gift them a card wihtout worrying whether they can get hold of the yarn or not. Perfect!
So there we have it, 15 of my ideas for the best gifts for crocheters. It is pretty much my own Wishlist that I’m going to send to Father Christmas this year too!