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Gift Ideas for Crochet Enthusiasts

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

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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. You can see the actual poll results here.

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.

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 (Compare prices.)

 

Yarn

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 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.

Crochet Hooks

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. If you check the poll results, you'll see that "better-than-basic" hooks were a much more popular choice than basic hooks were.

Suggestions:

Crochet Hook Organizers

Artbin Hook and Needle Folio Organizer Case
Artbin Hook and Needle Folio Organizer Case - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay

  • There are a variety of organizers made specifically for crochet hooks. Compare prices on 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. (Compare prices.)
  • 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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Crochet Kits

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 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.

Tote Bag for Holding Crochet Projects

One of the best things about crochet: it's easily portable. A tote bag enhances the portability.

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, it is probably safer to choose a different gift.

Craft Store or Yarn Store Gift Card

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