Let's explore some gift ideas for just about any occasion.
01 of 08
This gift list includes a variety of different patterns and ideas for baby shower gifts. The majority of the projects on the list are crocheted, but there are some other craft ideas mixed in as well.
Pictured Here: Our fast, easy baby blanket crocheted in several different colors of yarn. This pattern is appropriate for either baby boys or baby girls.
02 of 08
Gifts are an integral part of the Christmas holiday season. Gift-giving at Christmas can be kind of agonizing. Typically, you have a lot of people to buy gifts for, and perhaps not as much money available as you'd like to spend on gifts. You want to give amazing gifts to everyone you know and especially to everyone you love, but there are definitely limitations to what you can give everyone. Ideally, you might want to give gifts that look spectacular but aren't expensive, and you want to... give unique gifts that no one else has already thought of and given to the recipient.
To my way of thinking, crochet is an outstanding way to deal with these issues. Crochet enables you to make gifts that are customized specifically for the recipient. It's a pretty safe bet that, when you crochet a gift, no one else will be giving the exact same thing you are.
This gift list features project ideas that specifically have a Christmas theme. If you need additional ideas, you might also want to take a look at all our winter crochet patterns. If you're looking for more general every-day-ish ideas for projects to give on Christmas Day (such as jewelry, afghans, scarves or hats), you might also wish to check out the rest of the ideas on this page and to visit our archive of free crochet patterns for even more ideas.
03 of 08
Teachers influence our kids in all kinds of ways, and they sometimes even help to shape our children's futures. If you have kids in school, a handmade, or hand-crocheted gift is a great way to express your appreciation for all the time and energy teachers spend with them.
Pictured Here: Apples for the teacher get a stylish new look with our free apple patterns, including this beaded crochet apple motif.
04 of 08
We put this list together specifically with moms in mind. However, many of the projects featured on this list would be suitable to give to any lady, mom or not. They'd make nice birthday gifts or Christmas gifts too.
Pictured Here: Wire Crochet JewelryContinue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Father's Day Gifts to Crochet for Dad
This list was created with Dads and Father's Day in mind, but these ideas aren't limited just to dads, or just to Father's Day. The majority of the ideas on this list would also be nice gifts to give for birthdays, or for everyday use.
For example, the pouch pictured here would be a great Father's Day gift, especially if you fill it with things that Dad would like. I suggest making it a pen pouch, and my husband suggests making it a golf pouch. Feel free to adapt it in other ways... as well.
It would be just as nice to gift this to a boyfriend, husband, brother, uncle, grandfather, colleague or friend. For that matter, you could just as easily give it to a female friend or family member -- or keep it for yourself.
No matter who you decide to make it for, I'm sure you'll be able to customize this pouch with colors and contents you know that the recipient will like.
- Get the free pouch pattern
- Check out a free tutorial for how to sew the lining
- Go to the list of Father's Day Gift Ideas
06 of 08
This gift list is unique in that it doesn't focus exclusively on what to give to your boyfriend / girlfriend / husband / wife for Valentine's Day. You'll also find gifts to give yourself, including fun projects for things you can wear on this special holiday, and ways to dress up your home / office environment to get in the Valentine mood.
Pictured Here: Valentine Heart Pouch
07 of 08
Need a gift idea for a family, a couple, or a person who has moved? If so, this gift list is a worthwhile read. It features some suggestions for quick, affordable gifts you can give when you get a last-minute invitation to a housewarming party and other suggestions for gifts that are spectacular but also more time-consuming.
08 of 08
If you landed on this page because someone you love likes to crochet, and you don't know what sort of gift to get for her or him, this list will help.