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35+ Easy & Quick Crochet Gift Ideas (All Free!)

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Whether there’s a birthday, new baby, housewarming party, wedding, or holiday coming up, crocheted gifts are a sweet and thoughtful way to treat a friend, coworker, or family member. However, sometimes it can be tricky to find the perfect gift to give. In this post, I’ve put together 25 crochet gift ideas to get you started. No matter who you need a gift for (him, her, adults, kids…anyone!) or what occasion you have on your calendar, I’m confident that this list will have an idea that you’ll love!

photo collage of crochet gifts, including teady bear, tray, candle, and bag

Crochet Gift Ideas

Have you ever stared at an invitation just racking your brain for a thoughtful, practical, or unique gift to bring?

Are you tired of buying gift cards for your loved ones for every occasion?

I’ve definitely been there.

Crochet gifts are a perfect way to show your family and friends that you’ve been thinking of them. They can be practical, modern, or unique. You can spend weeks working on a crochet gift project, but many can also be completed in an hour or less!

Here are some occasions in which a crochet gift would be a perfect fit:

35 Crochet Gift Ideas (+ Free Patterns)

Enjoy these 25 free crochet gift ideas for adults, kids, friends, family, or whoever is on your gift-giving list!

Favorite Crochet Supplies

Here are some supplies you will want to have handy for making crocheted gifts.

  • Crochet hook(s)
  • Yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Other notions (yarn needle, scissors, and other supplies)

Some of the patterns below require additional supplies, so be sure to read through the supplies list for your specific pattern before getting started.

Choosing Yarn for Gifts

Here are a few tips for choosing the best yarn to use for your crocheted gift.

Choose fiber content to suit the project.

Certain fibers are best for specific projects. For example, dishcloths and facecloths generally do best with durable, easy-to-wash cotton yarn. On the other hand, cuddly stuffed animals will probably turn out better when made with a jumbo fleece yarn. 

In this list, you’ll find the ideal yarn weight and type of yarn for each pattern listed right here within the post for easy access. You can substitute these if you’d like – just be sure to take the yarn weight and fiber content into account.

Choose the best quality you can afford, so the gift lasts.

If you’re going to invest time into making a thoughtful gift, it’s important to make sure it lasts! You’ll want to use durable, high-quality yarn, especially if the item will get a lot of use or be washed regularly. Again, take into account the suggested fiber type and yarn weight for your project (suggestions are included within this post).

Choose superwash or washable fiber and include care instructions.

Of course, if you’re making anything that might need to be washed, check to ensure that your yarn is indeed washable. Acrylic, cotton, or superwash wool would be a good choice. Additionally, it’s also a good idea to include care instructions for your gift.

Consider whether or not the recipient has allergies.

Keep in mind that some people are allergic to animal-based products, such as wool. For those with sensitivities, wool can cause rashes and breakouts. Alpaca wool, however, tends to cause fewer sensitivities than other types of wool since it doesn’t contain lanolin. Alpaca yarn could be a good alternative for some recipients.

If you want to be on the safe side, choose a non-wool yarn, such as acrylic, bamboo, cotton, or linen, just to name a few.

More Crochet Pattern Collections

If you love to crochet, you may be interested in the following articles:

photo collage of crochet gifts, including teady bear, tray, candle, and bag

What’s Next?

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Monday 12th of December 2022

I thought u were offering the baby hat pattern free, did I misunderstand

Sarah Stearns

Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Hi Carol, You can click on the "Continue Reading" link under any of the pictures to get to the free patterns.

Iona wade

Tuesday 6th of December 2022

I would love to learn how to make all of these. I think they would make a nice gift for christmas


Sunday 27th of November 2022

Love to learn how to crochet