Has anyone in your family ever said to you that you are hard to shop for? If yes is the answer, then this gift guide is for you. Well, not you exactly, but you are responsible to get this list to the right person. Whether this person is your husband, fiance, mother, aunt, significant other…
You could, for example, casually leave this page open, when the said person happens to pass by your computer. Or you can pin the image below to Pinterest and say “Look what I found”. Or just blatantly send them an email and stating the things you liked most. If the latter doesn’t do the trick, I have no idea what will
Pin this image for later… 😉
I have compiled a list of things that all crocheters will love or need. Tried to include items for different budgets, from stocking stuffers to “whoa, I can’t believe you got me this!”. My intention was also to include as many makers as I could. The community of crafters is so amazing and we believe in supporting each other and small businesses in general.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t include everyone I wanted and these are just recommendations of people I have met online and love. Both for who they are and what they do for the community, besides their awesome products and I would be very proud to call them friends.
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The ultimate gift guide list
Why no one ever thinks about that? My own mother has never thought about it, although she constantly sees me with at least one ball of yarn in my bag. It is so simple and so obvious. Yarn, people!
I will not talk about brands because there are too many and too lovely to choose one over the other. What you can do is visit Lovecrochet.com that holds a respectable amount of yarn brands and have something delivered to your door in no time! They offer worldwide shipping.
If you want something fancier you can purchase yarn from an indie dyer. Two of my personal favorite are listed below.
“Hello Stella Fibres offers a variety of hand dyed yarn from Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. Several bases, collections and an exciting 12 Days of Christmas box are currently being dyed up for a thrilling holiday season!”
“Autumn and Indigo Fibers is a delectable offering for the fiber enthusiast. Extremely soft and squishy to boot, each skein is one you won’t want to put down. Colors range from neutral and barely there, to vivid and full of life. Choose from fingering, sport, or DK and make your next project, one of a kind.”
2. Project bags
If you usually crochet smaller items like socks and amigurumi or you like to take your crochet with you everywhere, you need a project bag -or two. 😉
“Handmade project bags by Pearadise Island. Minimal + timeless to let the true star of the show shine – the yarn! Made in Canada.”
“I want my bags to be aesthetically pleasing and made with good quality fabrics because crafty people are the best and deserve nice looking, practical and durable accessories.”
But even if you like larger projects, these two have got you covered!
“The OML tote bag is an essential carry-all made in a classic two-tone cotton, large and cozy enough to take all your yarn and maker projects on the go.”
“The perfect tote to carry around all of your handmade goodies that goes hand in hand with the project you are working on. Measured at 16″h x 15″w, this tote will quickly become your favorite companion for all of those maker supplies.”
We all know when you work all day you need a little fuel in your system. Whether you choose coffee, tea or hot chocolate you can never have too many mugs.
“The Crochet Everyday Mug is a must for any crocheter. It’s a great crochet themed mug to get your dose of coffee or tea & while crocheting. Because who doesn’t recognize themselves in the saying “Crochet Everyday”?”
“We all know the stereotype behind makers and their love of coffee (or caffeine in general) so why not lean in and add one more mug to your beautiful collection of coffee-holding drinkware?!”
State your love for your craft by wearing one of these badges. Great addition to your tote, also!
“Crafty Badges are the original handmade pins for boss babes! Designed, punched, and packaged by Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts, these pins help you proclaim your craftiness. Badges are the perfect gift packaged individually or in custom 3-packs.”
“All items are made in my home studio. The pins are laser engraved and made from birch plywood.”
6. Stitch markers, row counters and other essential
Stitch markers can be adorable or just practical. A girl can never have too many, as we always lose them!
“Those stitch markers are solid walnut, laser engraved and hand painted.”
7. Yarn swifts
Remember those beautiful hand-dyed skeins of yarn? You will need a helping hand to convert your skeins into balls, and here comes the yarn swift.
And a yarn ball winder.
8. Crochet hooks
“My work is inspired by the forms of the past, my work is my work but I can’t help but be affected by the awesome connections between ancient civilizations and the now.”
9. Yarn bowl
“Handmade out of gorgeous Acacia wood, Furls Yarn Bowls are the perfect way to nestle and care for your skeins. Working through a yarn bowl keeps your skein from bouncing, rolling, tangling, and gathering the dust from other household surfaces.”
10. Gift cards on favorite yarn company
Not sure exactly what the recipient might like or want? A gift card is always a great solution. It won’t be the same as something you have handpicked yourself but you’re playing it safe. All major yarn companies, craft stores, online craft stores have them. Pick your favorite!
11. Notebooks-planners for patterns
We all have many wip (work in progress) and have to keep track of them!
This notebook has it all! Daily tasks, to do list, habit tracker, weekly goals… you just have to remember to write them down!
You can carry this handy little notebook around in your purse and take notes for whatever project comes to mind.
12. Crochet hook sets
A set of crochet hooks are always welcome, especially if they are so beautiful!
Or maybe this one would make a great gift for a beginner, with almost anything needed from crochet hooks to stitch markers, all into one cute leather bag.
13. Cool scissors
“Aren’t these the most beautiful scissors you ever did see? They are not just pretty, they’re really very sharp, precise and comfortable. You’ll fall in love with these beauties once you start using them.”
Not exactly scissors or jewelry either, it is a yarn cutter pendant! Isn’t it gorgeous? You can wear it around your neck and have it handy whenever you need it.
14. Crochet books
“Our Maker Life is a movement for makers by makers started in 2016. Through maker inspiration, shop tips/business advice, as well as at the OML annual meetup events, the OML team has connected with a following of nearly 50,000 makers in the knit, crochet and fiber arts community to embrace cozy and live their best maker life.
The first volume of the Make book features knitters and crocheters through exclusive maker stories, patterns, and visual lifestyle.”
“Home decoration in crochet, by Tanya Eberhardt from Little Things Blogged, is all about crocheting for your home or the home of a friend, and it is literally filled with stitch patterns, projects and how to’s. The projects provide you with a personalized set of items for your home, to decorate and snuggle under.”
What a great gift idea! They usually come in an awesome package so you can consider them gift wrapped! Kits usually include everything you will need to make something from start to finish. From the crochet hook -or knitting needles- to the yarn and the pattern. Always a great choice! The ones that offer kits that I know and love are, We Are Knitters, Wool and the Gang and Lion Brand.
16. Subscription to a magazine
Remember how awesome it is to just sit around and flip through the pages of a magazine? With a monthly subscription, you can get a dose of inspiration delivered to your door. Some of my favorites are Simply Crochet, Inside Crochet and Crochet!.
17. Subscription to a yarn mail service
Did you know that you can get a box of surprises every month, delivered to your door?
Happy Yarn Mail is a monthly subscription box company run by the crochet designer behind the hit crochet blog, Sewrella. Sign up for a different surprise crochet pattern and the materials to make it every month, it’s a yarn party in your mailbox!”
“We are driven by the dedicated enthusiasm by makers of the Fiber Arts community and believe in sharing this passion with as many people as possible. Independent dyers and designers are at the heart of our industry, and we are continually developing programs to collaborate with them and create unique experiences.”
“Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements. If you find yourself always needing to measure things when you’re on the go, this is the perfect product for you.”
“From delicately hand crocheted mini-granny squares, knitting needles and crochet hooks encased in tiny glass bottles, to cufflinks for our guys who crochet and knit, amazing mini yarn ball basket rings… you will fall in love at first sight!”
Raise your hand if you are not a pattern hoarder! All makers are always on the hunt, for new patterns, new ideas, and inspiration! The next project is always better! You can find tons of them on the usual suspects Love crochet, Etsy, and Ravelry.
Don’t forget to pin this Christmas gift guide for later. You will need it… 😉