Welcome to the 2021 Gift Guide for Crocheters! I know that you’re busy shopping for all the gifts to get your loved ones, but what about gifts for yourself?
This year, I’ve made it easy for you. I’ve created this crochet gift guide with some favorite things I’m loving this year. You’ll find everything you need to spoil yourself or ideas to gift the crocheters in your life.
I recommend sharing this gift guide with your significant other letting them know which items you want. My husband often gets creative with gifts, but sometimes I really need a specific thing and it’s easier to give him the direct link. This gift guide is a foolproof way to get what you really want this holiday season.
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The Best Products for Crocheters (That’s More Than Yarn)
With the help of my crochet designer pals, I’ve put together a collection of top gifts for crocheters across give categories. I wanted to put together a comprehensive crochet gift guide that includes something you might not normally buy yourself. It’s more special when others can gift you something they know you’ll really love.
This gift guide for crocheters is broken into 5 categories:
Best Crochet Tools and Notions for Crocheters
First up are some tools that will make you feel like a professional crocheter! I know that some of these items may feel like a splurge, but you know that yarn swift and winder would be perfect for those hand-dyed hanks you have your eye on. And if you’re getting into making garments and other projects that need blocking, you need some mats and pins.
- Hooked on Planning Ultimate Crochet Project Planner by Sigoni Macaroni – this project planning will keep you organized for all of your making. It makes a perfect gift this holiday season if being more organized is one of your 2022 goals.
- Yarn Spindle – if you’re always losing your yarn cakes across the floor, try this gorgeous spindle.
- Sparkly Crochet Hooks and Stitch Markers by CCbyFran – these ergonomic hooks are the cheeriest hooks you’ll ever see. Note: CCbyFran is based in the UK so be sure to order early if you need to allow for international shipping.
- Blocking Mats by KnitIQ – these are the blocking mats I use and I love them so much a second set is on my Christmas list this year.
- Yarn Swift – this is on my list this year and my crochet pals highly recommend this one by WeCrochet. Includes a case for easy storage too.
- Yarn Winder – pair the yarn swift with this winder for easy caking of your yarn hanks.
- Knit Blockers by Knitters Pride – when you need to block your projects in straight lines, these comb-like pins are the perfect tool in your toolbox. They are sturdy and eliminate the need to use individual T-pins.
Best Pattern Bundles for Crocheters
There are so many pattern bundles to choose from, but here are some recent ones that I think you might love this time of year.
- Winter Wonders Pattern Bundle – get 42 winter crochet patterns for 90% off. Includes everything from garments to accessories to home decor. Most patterns are brand new for 2021.
- Crochet Four Seasons Wall Hanging by Simply Melanie Jane – I love to change up my decorations for the season and these wall hangings are perfect. You can swap them out each season and never have a blank spot on the wall.
- Diamonds Pattern Bundle by Made With Gootie – use this beautiful diamond pattern to create two unique gifts. One for you and one for a friend!
- Christmas Ornaments Pattern Bundle – love some quick gifts that you can make for your own tree and add as gift tags for others? Use these ornaments for bag tags, teacher gifts, and one to commemorate your tree this year as your 2021 ornament
- Autumn Exclusives Pattern Bundle – 40 crochet patterns that are perfect for fall. Includes brand new wearable accessories (like my newest shawl), garments, and home decor patterns that are not available for free anywhere.
Best Books and eBooks for New Crocheters
When learning to crochet or mastering a new technique, check out these books and eBooks that are perfect for growing your crochet skillset.
- Stitch Pattern Bundles by Desert Blossom Crafts – if you want to practice new stitches and use them to create any number of home decor items like blankets, dishcloths, etc., these stitch pattern bundles are a great resource.
- Crochet Colorwork Made Easy by Claire Goodale, founder of E’Claire Makery – this is a BRAND NEW book that contains 20 amazing patterns and helpful tips and tricks, such as how to keep yarns from tangling while working and how to weave in ends as you crochet. The Falling Leaves Mittens are a cute and cozy fall wardrobe addition, the Diamond Fade Top has a stylish, modern look for any season, and the Tartan Plaid Hat is sure to wow friends and family as a holiday gift.
- 5 Mindfulness Crochet Stitches by Made With Gootie – this eBook contains five stitches that are easy to follow, giving you time to center yourself and focus on prayer and mindfulness.
- Crochet Stitch Dictionary – when I’m looking to create a new design, this is one of my go-to resources for stitch inspiration. It’s also a great book to help you practice reading crochet charts.
- Crochet Colorwork Playbook by E’Claire Makery – this printable eBook teaches you all about how to master colorwork techniques like tapestry and intarsia crochet, as well as when to use different techniques and how to hold the yarn to prevent tangles when making colorwork patterns.
- Tunisian Crochet Handbook: A Beginner’s Guide by Toni Lipsey – (Pre-order for December 7th Launch) The goal of this book is to guide crocheters step-by-step through Tunisian crochet, starting with tools and yarns, transitioning into how-to’s and stitches, and finishing with easy but engaging patterns. The book includes instructional sections and 20 projects for beginners, complete with the necessary schematics.
Best Places to Get Yarn for Crochet Lovers
Ok, so I couldn’t let a gift guide go without mentioning yarn. A gift card to your local big-box store works in a pinch, but here are some other ideas for places to buy yarn.
- Local Yarn Stores – gift cards to yarn stores in your area are one of my favorite things to put on a gift list. I love supporting small businesses. If you’re in the central Indiana area, my favorite LYS is The Black Sheep Yarn and Fiber Arts. They’re so close to me, yet I don’t get there nearly often enough (which is probably a good thing for my bank account). Local yarn stores are great because I can always count on help choosing color combos or recommendations for the perfect yarn.
- Indie dyers likes High Desert Yarn on Etsy – There are many boutique yarn dyers to choose from, so I just want to highlight one. My designer pal Joanna, at High Desert Yarn, is a fellow pattern designer and also an indie yarn dyer. She has beautiful, nature-inspired colorways that are the perfect way to level up your next project from the typical big box store yarns. If you haven’t tried hand-dyed yarn, you’re in for a treat!
- WeCrochet – I know that shopping online for yarn is hard, but I have never found a yarn I didn’t like.
- KnitPicks – this is the sister company of WeCrochet and carries its own yarn lines and knitting notions.
- LoveCrafts – get yarn, patterns, and other related products from LoveCrafts. This is an especially good source in the UK and US.
- Lion Brand Yarn – I don’t know about you, but I’ve been unable to find a ton of color selection and availability of yarns in my local Joann’s and Michaels stores. Get all the options and all the colorways straight from Lion Brand themselves.
- Mary Maxim – exclusive yarns, patterns, notions, and crafting items. Another great online store!
Favorite Merch for Crocheters
If you’re watching your yarn and pattern hoarding this holiday season, check out this fun, crochet-related merchandise. There are many places to get crochet merchandise, so here is just a taste of what you can find.
- Christian Crochet Merch from Desert Blossom Crafts – Yarn and Jesus go together pretty well. Grab a cute project bag to hold your next prayer shawl and other WIPs. Plus, check out the other Christian-themed crochet items while you’re there.
- Crazy Yarn Lady Stickers – personalize your planner and let your kids enjoy these fun stickers. A fun way to show off your crazy!
- Christmas Yarn Sticker by Juniper and Oakes – festive Christmas yarn stickers are perfect this time of year.
- Crazy Yarn Lady Fanny Pack by Juniper and Oakes – perfect for storing your small projects while on the go. Take the kids to the park and make some progress on your WIPs while you’re at it.
- Crochet Merch by Rebekah Haas Crochet – In addition to t-shirts, you’ll find stickers, mugs, apparel, and project bags. So many cute options.
- Crochet Stickers by Woodland Stitchcraft – everyone loves a good sticker, including my kids
- Crazy Yarn Lady Temporary Tattoo by Juniper and Oakes – you might not be ready for real tattoos, but isn’t this a cute design? Perfect for summer when you can show it off.
- Crochet Phone Case by Juniper and Oakes – show off your love of crochet with this phone case that features cabled crochet stitches
What’s Your Favorite Gift for Crocheters?
I hope you got some new and unique gift ideas to add to your list this year. Plus, if you have any fellow crochet friends, use this while shopping for them.
Do you have other favorite gifts you’ve received in the past? Drop a comment below so others can get use them for ideas too.