Gift Ideas for Crochet Enthusiasts

Find Great Crochet-Related Gift Ideas for Christmas, Birthdays Etc.

Confused about what to get for a crochet enthusiast on your gift list? We've got you covered with a list of fantastic gift ideas for crochet enthusiasts. Find desirable crochet-related gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays, Mother's Day / Father's Day and other gift-giving occasions.

This list was compiled with help from crochet enthusiasts all around the world, who were invited to take a poll and comment on what they'd like to receive as a gift.

  • 01 of 08

    Crochet Patterns

    These Vintage Crochet Pattern Books Were Published by Novelty Art Studios Prior to 1915.
    These Vintage Crochet Pattern Books Were Published by Novelty Art Studios Prior to 1915. These Vintage Crochet Pattern Books Were Published by Novelty Art Studios Prior to 1915.

    The most popular answer on the poll: crochet patterns. So, if you're looking for a gift that the recipient will be sure to appreciate, crochet patterns are a pretty safe bet. Consider giving any of the following:

    • New crochet pattern books
    • Vintage crochet pattern books - (pictured at left) These can take more time to locate, but they are worth it if your gift recipient collects, or is interested in vintage patterns.​
    • Crochet pattern leaflets
    • Subscription to a crochet magazine ​(Take a look on...MORE Amazon.)
  • 02 of 08
    Basket full of yarn
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    Yarn was the second most popular answer on the poll. Yarn suggestions:

    • Luxury and novelty yarns - cashmere, alpaca, silk blends - would be appreciated by most crocheters. Many will not splurge on this type of yarn for themselves but enjoy crocheting with it.
    • Avoid wool unless you know (s)he isn't allergic to it.​​
    • If (s)he frequently makes items for the kitchen, a quality cotton yarn is sure to be appreciated. See also: kitchen cotton.
    • Acrylic is one of the most popular fibers for crochet, but...MORE it isn't necessarily the nicest fiber. If you're shopping for a "yarn snob," acrylic isn't the best choice.​​
    • If (s)he crochets for charity, acrylic yarn is a safe choice.
  • 03 of 08
    Clover Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Gift Set
    Clover Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Gift Set. Clover Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Gift Set - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay

    Most crocheters already have at least a few hooks in their stash. What many don't have: really nice hooks.

    If you'd like to buy crochet hooks for someone on your list, my advice would be to skip buying the cheapies and go for high-quality hooks. According to the poll, "better-than-basic" hooks were a much more popular choice than basic hooks were.

    Suggestions:

    • Ergonomic crochet hooks: These are designed to be comfortable. They tend to be more expensive than basic hooks, but many...MORE crochet enthusiasts have commented that they are worth the expense.​​
    • Handmade crochet hooks also make nice gifts. See some currently-available choices at etsy.com.
  • 04 of 08
    Artbin Hook and Needle Folio Organizer Case
    Artbin Hook and Needle Folio - This Organizer Holds Crochet Hooks, Knitting Needles, Scissors, and Other Related Tools for Needlework. Artbin Hook and Needle Folio Organizer Case - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay
    • There are a variety of organizers made specifically for crochet hooks. ​See some possible choices.
    • If the recipient likes both crochet and knitting, look for an organizer that can accommodate knitting needles as well as crochet hooks. The hook and needle folio by Artbin is one possibility.
    • Even if the recipient does not knit, (s)he might still like a larger organizer if (s)he has a lot of large tools - hairpin lace forks, afghan hooks, circular hooks, etc.
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  • 05 of 08

    Crochet Kits

    Frozen character crochet kit
    Photo from Amazon

    A "crochet kit" is a grouping of crochet-related items that are packaged and/or sold together. You can also create your own crochet kit using items the recipient could use together.

    A crochet kit can help to make it easier for the recipient to get started with either the craft in general or with a specific project.

    Contents of "crochet kits" can vary widely. Some crochet kits, intended for beginners, are packages of crochet hooks. Some include instructions, and some don't.

    Other...MORE crochet kits include a pattern plus all the yarn you'd need to complete a project. This type of kit is an outstanding gift. It combines the two most-requested items crocheters want and allows the recipient to get started on the project immediately. Pictured is a Frozen kit from Amazon that contains everything to make two of the characters along with instructions to make more.

  • 06 of 08

    Tote Bag for Holding Crochet Projects

    Multi Colored Shoulder Bags For Sale In Market
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    One of the best things about crochet: it's easily portable. A tote bag enhances the portability.

  • 07 of 08

    Crochet Thread

    Crochet Thread
    Crochet Thread. Crochet Thread - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Crochet thread is a fabulous gift idea, but only if you know the recipient likes working with it and will be able to use it. Crochet thread tends to be more challenging to work with than yarn is.

    If you know the intended recipient likes crocheting any of the following:

    • Doilies
    • Bookmarks
    • Intricate, lacy tablecloths
    • Lightweight cotton bedspreads
    • Filet crochet projects

    then crochet thread is likely to be a welcome gift. If you haven't ever seen the intended recipient crocheting these types of items,...MORE it is probably safer to choose a different gift.

  • 08 of 08

    Craft Store or Yarn Store Gift Card

    Gift card
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    A significant number of poll respondents commented that a gift card was the gift they wanted most.