Flipping through the Save or Spend features in home decor magazines always surprises me. Most of the time I like the cheaper option better and, 9 times out of 10, it’s something I can DIY. I love nice things but I’m pretty thrifty when it comes to day-to-day purchases.
Around the holiday season, though, I do like splurge on my loved ones and buy gifts for them that they wouldn’t buy for themselves.
Chances are good that your favorite crocheter is hoping for something yarny this holiday season. BUT, if you aren’t the yarny sort yourself, it might be hard to pick out just the right gift. Left to your own devices, you might have a gifting flop.
Have no fear, I’m here to help you! Not only am I an obsessive crocheter, but I also hang out with lots of yarny folk so I have a good handle on what they like.
If you’re shopping for a crocheter this holiday season, this crochet gift guide will help you pick just the right gift. Whether you save or spend, all of the gifts in this guide will make your favorite hooker happy.
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Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
Old school metal crochet hooks are so 1978. Anyone who spends a lot of time crocheting needs an ergonomic crochet hook. They help you avoid hand fatigue and are harder to lose (important feature!). I LOVE the Boye hooks. But the pink and gold Furls Odyssey crochet hooks are ahmazzzzing!
I LIVE in leggings. I’ve been eyeing up everything at Snapdragon Brand for ages and super hope to find a piece from their collection in my stocking.
Both of these hook holders are from Chetnanigans because they make the best ones in any price range. These gorgeous hook displays are handmade by a husband and wife woodworker/crocheter team, which means the people who designed these really know what works when it comes to what crocheters need in a tool “bench.”
Settling the question of how to pronounce skein once and for all, the No Skein, No Gain tote from Joann is just the right size to carry a project around. For a few more bucks, the Big Mouth Project Bag stays open so you can find the yarn needle at the bottom of the bag.
Locking stitch markers are a must-have for crocheters. The Clover stitch markers are just the right amount of flexible and lock closed securely. These blingy beaded locking stitch markers from Pretty Warm Designs are a smidge more giftable. 😉
Which cat yarn bowl do you like better? I’m having a hard time deciding!
Crocheters have enough yarn ball “decorations” as I like to call them scattered around the house, so I don’t recommend spending $9,000 to get us something we already have. But some wearable yarny bling would be perfect!
Yarn is tricky to buy as a gift because crocheters are picky. These two are on my wish list, but if you’d like to gift yarn to a crocheter, go with a gift certificate to Knit Picks or Jimmy Beans Wool (my favorite!). If you give a crocheter yarn, chances are you’ll end up with a yarny gift in the future, so this gift is a good investment. 😉
Alpaca T Shirt
Alpacas are our spirit animals. They’re adorable and friendly and are kind enough to share their yarn with us. Anyone who loves yarn would rock these tees.
Go forth and gift with confidence!
Need more ideas? Pop on over and check out this HUGE gift guide for knitters and crocheters!
Until next time!
Jen @ Jen’s A Little Loopy