I love buying gifts for crocheters. And to be fair, I also love thinking of crochet gifts to put on my own wish list.
Oodles of gorgeous accessories, beautiful yarns and handy hooks.
I thought I would share some of my ideas for gifts for crochet lovers with you guys.
I have put links where possible to places you can buy the items online yourself, if you like them.
Crochet Gift Basket
I love gift baskets as presents. Each year I will make up at least a couple, designing them around my friends’ interests.
I have put together some lovely foodie ones in the past, but this year I have been thinking why not make a crochet gift basket?
Crochet gift baskets are a great way of putting together lots of fun or useful little items into one big gorgeous package.
The best part? You can tailor make it to suit both your friend’s taste and your budget.
You can also pick some super cute containers to use as your gift basket.
I am currently choosing between the following options.
Simple Seagrass Basket
A great foundation for a gift basket is to use a simple Seagrass rectangular hamper.
These are the style of hampers I have put together in the past as presents.
They are easy to pack and fill, and you can top them off with clear plastic, all tied off with a lovely ribbon.
It’s pretty easy to track down a range of sizes and you can order them quickly and fairly cheaply online.
Wicker Handled Basket
If you want something a little different, then wicker handled baskets can be a great presentation piece for a gift.
The handles make them practical to carry around and the vintage style cotton liner really finishes it off well.
It will make a great foundation for your crochet gift basket, and a handy container for them to make use of around the house afterwards too.
Lidded Gift Hampers
If you are making up several gift hampers this holiday, then you might like to get this set of three Lidded Seagrass Baskets.
They have a lovely natural look, and are structured over a sturdy wire frame. Sure to keep your presentation gifts looking lovely.
You can also wrap lidded hampers if you prefer, to give the present an even more complete feel.
Everyone who crochets uses hooks.
And there are lots of really great quality hooks available.
Pretty ones, practical ones, and those which make crocheting more comfortable and working the yarn easier too.
Any of these would make a great addition to a crochet lovers’ gift.
Crochet Hook Grip
This genius invention is a great gift for any crocheter, because it attaches to any aluminium crochet hook! The Removable Crochet Hook Grip.
Simply insert any size of aluminium crochet hook into this handle, and find it easier and more comfortable to work.
It also gives a consistency to your crocheting, which can be helpful when doing a lot of different projects at the same time.
A great gift for beginners to advanced crocheters.
Tulip Etimo Rose Crochet Hook Set
If you are really looking for the wow-factor, and a big main gift, then check out the Tulip Etimo Rose Crochet Hook Set.
These gorgeous, ergonomic crochet hooks really look the part. They are also smooth, easy to hold and work.
If your looking for a gift for the keen crocheter, or to make crocheting more comfortable, then they are definitely worth a look.
You can buy crochet hooks individually as well as in sets. Some of my favorites are those with specially designed grips, that make them easier to hold and work.
If you are buying a nice hook as a gift, then don’t worry too much about the size if you want it to be a surprise. I have multiple hooks in the same sizes, and different designs all have different benefits and potential uses.
I really like the look of this Knitter’s Pride Gold Tipped Crochet hook. It comes in a range of sizes and has the quality look that you want in a gift.
I love crochet books. I have a fairly extensive collection that you can find out all about here.
Flicking through, getting inspiration and admiring other people’s talented ideas is one of my favorite ways to wind down.
If you are looking for a book as a gift, you want to know that it’s a good one.
I can without hesitation recommend any of the following:
Edward’s Menagerie was the first crochet book I was ever given and is the one I still love the most.
It has seen crazy levels of success, and in my opinion this is because it is simply a brilliant book.
Easy to follow, adorable patterns and a quirky humour make this an absolute must for any crocheter’s bookshelf.
Suitable from beginner to advanced crocheter.
If your crocheting friend doesn’t own it – they probably should
150 Crochet Blocks
150 Crochet Blocks is a great gift for the more confident crocheter.
Someone who has been crocheting for a while and can follow simple patterns.
It gives an absolute wealth of ideas for crochet blocks to use or adapt.
The instructions are clear and well illustrated, and there is a quick tutorial guide in the back if you get stuck.
For fans of crocheting blankets, hangings, covers and any other soft furnishings, this book will give a great starting point for your projects.
Vintage Crochet Books
For a more unique gift for the experienced or advanced crocheter, I really recommend trying to track down any vintage crochet books you can get your hands on.
These do occasionally come up for sale on Amazon or Ebay, and make amazing gifts.
They are also wonderful windows into the past, not just in terms of crocheting but with regards to fashion, toys and even some interesting social commentary.
Find out more about tracking down vintage crochet books in this article, for a unique spin on your gift for crochet lovers.
Crochet yarn varies hugely from brand to type to weight. But this doesn’t mean you should be warned off buying it as gifts.
A gorgeous yarn is worth finding a pattern for.
Try finding colors that you think your friend will like.
For the experienced crocheter’s gift, pick quality over quantity.
It’s better to have a single skein of wonderful yarn than a big bag of yarn that you can’t work for fear of it snapping.
I love Debbie Bliss yarns. The look and feel of quality, and the gorgeous range of colors is very appealing.
I have a few skeins of Debbie Bliss denim yarn at home right now, which I cannot wait to get to work with. I chose the colors for my daughter, and will be making a hanging for her bedroom using this yarn.
It is very versatile too, and can be happily used for blankets to toys.
Lion Brand yarns are prolific. They have a huge range, and are very reliable in terms of quality.
I am a big fan of the Lion Brand Landscapes yarn.
It is soft to the touch, with a thick, warm finish. It is incredibly easy to work up with your hook and slides through your fingers as you crochet.
Alpaca yarn is very tactile, soft and warm.
This natural fibre can be slightly different to work if you are used to acrylics, but gives some brilliant results. It’s wonderful for baby clothes and winter warming accessories like hats and scarves.
It comes in a choice of colors, so you can pick the one you think they will like the most.
Crochet accessories are great additions to a crochet themed gift. There are so many little bits of crochet kit that we all appreciate having to hand, and many of these are not things you would necessarily think to buy for yourself.
Crochet Safety Eyes
I buy my safety eyes in tiny packets from the local craft store, and have never found a better solution.
So I must admit to being over-excited to have found this great set of safety eyes.
Okay, they don’t come in the prettiest box. But you can wrap it in nice paper or add it to your crochet gift basket.
Anyone who makes crochet toys, dolls or animals will find this a handy addition to their crochet kit.
They come in a range of sizes and styles, so give plenty of choice when it comes to using them.
Crochet Stitch Markers
Crochet stitch markers are handy little crochet accessories, which most crocheters will use from time to time.
There are a few different styles of stitch marker, and some are far better quality than others.
Clover Lock Ring Stitch Markers are a good choice.
They tend to be less brittle and more durable than other brands, and Clover is a crochet company with a reputation to maintain.
You can be confident that they should hold up to use.
The bright colors show up easily against your rows and provide a fun addition as a gift.
Crochet Row Counter
Keeping track of your crochet can be a complicated business.
Especially when you are progressing with a detailed pattern or have a lot of distractions going on around you.
A row counter is handy little gadget that helps you to keep track of your progress.
This clicker style Crochet Row Counter helps to keep you on the right track.
And makes a great little addition to a crochet lover’s gift!
Crochet Yarn Cutter
I must admit, until I started looking for crochet gifts to add to my friend’s gift basket, I had no idea a Crochet Yarn Cutter existed.
Not a clue.
When I am crocheting I cut my yarn with scissors or with a pen knife.
But actually this is really quite a clever idea.
Scissors and knives are not ideal objects that go terribly well with children or pets, so I have to keep them high up or jammed in a pocket. So I am constantly getting up and down again because of it.
A crochet yarn cutter will stay reliably sharp and be less of a risk or temptation to your kids if left laying around.
They also make a cute addition to your crochet Christmas gift.
Crochet Gifts For Beginners
If your friend has expressed an interest in learning to crochet, but it’s still early days, then a nice crochet kit will be a wonderful gift.
I really like the look of this Teamoy Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set.
It’s nicely presented and comes with a great range of kit.
Including different sized hooks and plenty of accessories.
I recommend picking some yarn for them based on quantity and range of colors. If they have never crocheted before or are still learning, they are going to get through quite a lot of it to begin with.
This Miragoods pack of 20 skeins is a good choice.
You get a great quantity and color choice, which is the best starting point for most crocheters.
Giving them the ability to have a go, without worrying about running out.
Great Gifts For Crochet Lovers
As you have probably noticed, the above was a bit of an exercise in vicarious shopping for me.
There are so many things that I would love to buy for myself, as well as put into a gift basket for a friend.
I am off to order my friend’s crochet gifts now!
I hope you have as much fun as I have with your crochet Christmas shop.
(Please note that the links above are affiliate links. It won’t change the price you pay, but it does mean that if you decide to place an order I get a very much appreciated percentage of the sale from Amazon.)