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Looking for the perfect gift for the crocheter in your life? We’ve got you covered! We’ve curated a list of the best gifts for crocheters, so you can find the perfect present for your loved one.
What do you get the crocheter who has everything? If you’re stumped, take a look at this list of must-have items for your favorite crocheter! From yarn subscriptions to fancy crochet hooks, we’ve got something for everyone.
Tips for Choosing the Perfect Gift
Before we dive into the list, here are some tips to help you choose the perfect present for the crocheter in your life.
- Consider their level of expertise. Are they a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced crocheter? If they’re just starting out, some basic supplies and a how-to book might be the way to go. For those who are more experienced, luxury yarns or an ergonomic crochet hook might be appreciated.
- Think about their past projects. What do they like to make? Are they into amigurumi, blankets, hats, or something else entirely? Choose a gift that will help them make their favorite projects even better.
- Think about their favorite colors and materials: What is your crocheter’s favorite color? Do they prefer natural fibers or synthetic yarns? Answering these questions will help you choose a gift that they are sure to love.
- Ask about their wishlist. If you’re really stuck, why not ask them directly what they would like? Chances are, they’ve been keeping a list of items they’d love to have, so this will make your job a lot easier.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s take a look at some of the best gifts for crocheters.
Gifts for Crocheters
A curated list of the best gifts for crocheters, so that you can find the perfect present for your loved one.
A Stitch Dictionary
A stitch dictionary is an essential tool for any crocheter, and it makes a great gift! They can refer to it when they're looking for new stitches to try, or when they need help with a pattern.
My favorite stitch dictionary is Crochet Every Way by Dora Ohrenstein. The stitches are unique and interesting, the photos are gorgeous, and the instructions even include how to increase and decrease each stitch pattern (which is something you don't see in other stitch dictionaries.)
A Yarn Swift
For the crocheter who loves working with luxury yarns, a yarn swift is a must-have.
What is a yarn swift, you ask? It's a tool that holds the yarn in place while you wind it into a ball, so you don't have to worry about it getting tangled.
There are a few different types and styles of yarn swifts available. We like this wooden one that mounts to a tabletop and folds away for easy storage.
A Yarn Winder
A Yarn Winder is of those items that a crocheter would love to have, but wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves. It will make winding hanks of yarn a breeze, so they can spend more time crocheting.
We like this version, which winds yarn into center-pull cakes. It clamps to the edge of a table for extra stability and is easy to pack away when not in use.
Stitch markers are a must-have for any crocheter, beginner, or experienced. They help keep track of where you are in a pattern and can be used to mark the beginning and end of rounds.
These cute kitty stitch markers are a big upgrade from the plastic ones that come in the craft store kits. They have locking clips, so they'll be easy to remove from crochet work.
Yarn of the Month Club
Your crocheter might have a lot of yarn already, but there's never too much! If you don't work with yarn, then you probably don't know where to start about what yarn to choose.
Darn Good Yarn offers a lovely Yarn of the Month club subscription, which includes eco-friendly yarn every month, a free pattern to choose every month, and access to a community of crafters!
Crochet Hook Roll
A crochet hook roll is a great way to organize all of your crochet hooks. It's perfect for traveling or taking to crochet get-togethers.
This one is made of durable fabric and has a zipper closure. It has pockets of different sizes to hold hooks, scissors, and other notions.
Or, if you're looking for something smaller and much more colorful, check out this option.
A Project Bag
Every crocheter needs a good project bag to keep their current project safe and organized. Choose one that's big enough to hold all of the yarn and supplies they'll need.
There are so many different styles and sizes of project bags available. Our favorite is this roomy tote bag, which has a zipper closure and six inner elastic pockets.
For the crocheter who likes to make sweaters, shawls, or lace projects, blocking mats are a must-have. They provide a surface to pin projects down while they dry, so they turn out looking their best.
We like this set of premium blocking mats, which fit together like puzzle pieces. They're made of thick foam and have handy measurements printed on the surface, so you can easily block to the correct size.
A yarn bowl is a great way to keep your yarn from rolling around and getting tangled. We like this yarn bowl is made of beautiful maple wood. It has a wide opening, and a spiral cutout holds your yarn securely.
Or, if you'd like something a little more custom, check out some of the beautiful handmade yarn bowls on Etsy.
Luxury crochet hooks
Sure, your crocheter has a few crochet hooks already. But do they have any made from luxury materials like hardwood or resin? These hooks are not only beautiful, but they're super comfortable to use.
Ergonomic Crochet Pillow
Here's an unconventional choice, but one I know will be appreciated by anyone who crochets a lot.
This unique pillow is specifically designed for crocheters, and it's sure to help them stay comfortable while they work on their projects. The pillow supports the elbow and wrist, to prevent any tension in your arms and shoulders.
Have you heard of these before? Skein sleeves are a neat little product that allows you to keep your skeins of yarn neat and tidy. You might also see them called skein coats, or yarn cozies.
Whatever you call them, they're a great gift for crocheters who like to keep their stash tidy and organized.
Wool wash is a must-have for crocheters who work with natural fibers. It's specially formulated to clean and condition wool yarns, so they stay soft and looking their best.
We like this no-rinse wool wash from Soak, which comes in the most delicious scents.
Does your crocheter love to wear shawls? A shawl pin is a great way to accent beautiful yarn, and keep shawls securely in place.
We love these handmade shawl pins, made with metals, gemstones, and beads.
Couch Arm Caddy
A couch arm caddy is a great way to keep your crochet supplies within reach while you're watching TV or relaxing on the sofa. The pockets are perfect for holding patterns, stitch markers, and other small items.
This magnetic chart keeper will hold onto your chart and keep track of your progress even when you close it up between uses.
A good hand lotion is a must-have for any crocheter. Working with yarn can dry out your hands, so it's important to keep them moisturized. We love this hand cream from L'Occitane, which is enriched with shea butter and leaves hands soft and smooth
Rechargeable Neck Reading Light
This rechargeable neck reading light is perfect for crocheters who'd like a little extra light while working on their projects. It's lightweight and adjustable, so you can position it just where you want it.
We have this particular reading light at home, and it's surprisingly comfortable to wear.
If your crocheter is always cold, a cozy crochet-themed sweatshirt is the perfect gift. Look for one that's made from soft, cozy cotton so they can wear it all year round.
Custom Labels for Crochet Projects
Aren't these so cute? Custom labels like these are the perfect finishing touch to any crochet project.
Crochet and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly.
A crochet mug is a great way for your crocheter to show their love of the craft.
We love this cute design.
Okay, hear me out. A clothes steamer might seem like a strange present for someone who loves crochet, but trust me, it's a game-changer. A clothes steamer can help them block projects quickly, without all the fuss of wet-blocking.
We like this garment steamer, which you can use in both vertical and horizontal positions.
Wooden Blocking Board
A wooden blocking board like this one is a great way to block smaller pieces, like granny squares or hexagons. The metal pins keep the corners of the squares straight as they dry, so they'll be much easier to seam together later.
We like this wooden blocking board set, which comes with a set of smooth stainless steel pins.
Spinning Yarn Holder
If your crocheter prefers to buy yarn in skeins, check out this spinning skein. It spins around as you crochet, so you can pull yarn from the outside of the skein without it getting tangled.
We really like using this type of yarn holder, because I don't have to spend ages winding a skin of yarn into a ball. And, unlike the center-pull method - it doesn't add an extra twist to the yarn.
This particular skein holder is made from solid wood and spins on metal ball bearings. It's heavier and sturdier than other models so that it won't tip over easily.
Spinning Desktop Organizer
If your crocheter is lucky enough to have a dedicated craft area, they'll love displaying their supplies in this spinning desktop organizer. It's perfect for holding all their crochet hooks, scissors, and other notions. And the best part is that it spins around, so they can easily find what they're looking for.
This particular organizer is made from wood, with plenty of compartments and cubbies.
Yarn cutter pendant
If you're the type of person who's constantly misplacing your thread scissors, you'll understand why love this yarn cutter pendant. It's essentially a wearable pair of scissors, so you can always have them close at hand. It's also great for traveling since it's easy to keep in your project bag.
If you give it as a gift, you might want to include a chain, too, since it doesn't come with one.
Pom-Pom maker set
Pom poms are a great way to add some extra flair to a crochet project. And these pom-pom makers from Clover make the process so much easier. Just wrap the yarn around the arms of the tool, and snip away. You'll end up with perfect little pom poms every time.
This particular set comes with 4 different sizes, so your crocheter can make pom poms in any size they want.
Bonus:A Gift Certificate to a Local Yarn Store
If you're not sure what to get your crocheter, a gift certificate to their local yarn store is always a good idea. A yarn store gift card will let your crocheter choose their own supplies, so you can be sure they'll get something they really want.
Consider a gift card to your local yarn store so they can shop in person or at an online yarn store like KnitPicks or WeCrochet.
Looking for More Ideas?
If you are a crocheter yourself, then you may find some inspiration from one of these posts:
- 25 Crochet Gift Ideas (+ Free Patterns)
- 25 Free Crochet Hat and Beanie Patterns
- 25 Free Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns for Beginners
- 25 Easy Crochet Animal Patterns for Beginners
- 25 Free & Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners
- 25 Crochet Christmas Tree Patterns
- 25 Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns
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Sunday 20th of November 2022
Thanks I'm just beginning to learn crochet
Wednesday 30th of November 2022
@Sonia, I’m a lefty surviving in a right hand world also. So what helped me was to look for videos and tutorials and other information which will help you out. I would go with something simple and remember that just like writing, crocheting will be different and no matter what a righty tells you about how to grip or hold the yarn, it will be different. I would say explore these two things first and figure out the way that’s comfortable to you. Personally, I have a weird kind of pencil grip and like to hold my yarn wrapped behind my right ring finger and across my palm and around my thumb. Also you will definitely want to look for the hooks that complement your grip.
Saturday 19th of November 2022
Do you ever have anything specific for people that are left handed?
Monday 21st of November 2022
Hi Renay, are you thinking about left-hand patterns or left-hand gift ideas? Thankfully, lefties can use the same crochet hooks as righties.