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Great Christmas and Birthday Gifts for Crochet Lovers

Updated on August 30, 2017

Everyone loves crochet!

Crochet is becoming increasingly popular - from crocheted home-ware such as blankets, cushions, curtains and table runners to clothing and accessories. This lens is here to inspire ideas for crocheted gifts for people who enjoy crocheting themselves, and also for anyone who just appreciates the art.

Crocheted Gifts

Most people are in agreement that crochet is stylish, fun and quirky. Crocheted cushions, blankets etcetera look great wherever they are, and have a lovely, homely feel about them.

Crochet is a relatively easy craft to self-teach, and you can find plenty of excellent books, videos and free step-by-step tutorials for free on the Internet. I recommend starting off with a book, because if you have never crocheted before the steps are a lot clearer and you can take them entirely at the pace you are happy with.

Over the years I have given possibly hundreds of crocheted gifts to friends and family - especially as a college student when I had very little money spare. You can make pretty much anything for anyone and make it completely personalised. Plus, you'll never be short of blankets, bags or accessories once you've learned to crochet.

Crochet Bags and Gadgets - Must-haves for people who love to have crochet projects on the go

If you have a child who enjoys crochet then you can use this topic to find some cheap and simple yet wonderful stocking filler ideas. For instance;

  • Pom Pom makers
  • Markers
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Yarn
  • Books - particularly ones with a number of easy-to-make accessories which are not above your child's skill level
  • Hand cream - if you think this is an odd one out, think again! Hand cream is important to keep hands soft when you are working with knitting or crochet needles or hooks and yarn. Rubbing some body lotion or hand cream on after an hour of work can really feel good!

Snapware Yarn Tainer Storage Container, Large
Snapware Yarn Tainer Storage Container, Large

Great for people who have cats who try to play with the yarn while they work, and also stops the yarn from becoming tangled.


Crocheted Vs Knitted Items

Do you prefer crocheted or knitted items?

Crocheted Cats And Dogs And Other Pets

For a sweet, simple and low-budget gift that you know will go down well, why not try crocheting a miniature version if your friend's pet cat, dog, rabbit or horse (or any other animal that he or she happens to be fond of).

This kind of gift doesn't take too long to make and isn't going to cost much in yarn, but is thoughtful and personal - not to mention unique.

You can find plenty of free crocheted animal patterns online which are easy to follow so go ahead and have a go!

Do You Crochet?

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      3 years ago

      There's a terrific amount of knlgdeowe in this article!

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana

      No, but I'd love to ... It is always a special satisfaction when you create something with your hands, even it is something as simple as assembly of a cabinet.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      I love to crochet and am happy to meet another crocheter here on Squidoo. There are quite a few of us! I am always looking for organic and Fair Trade yarns, so if you run across some you love, I hope you will share them here.

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      sukkran trichy 

      4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      Great gift collection here. appreciate your selection

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      4 years ago from British Columbia

      I have had some crocheting binges in the past. Currently I'm not working on anything, but you're inspiring me . . .

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      Deborah Carr 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love to crochet ... and you have some great ideas, here.

    • VioletteRose LM profile image

      VioletteRose LM 

      4 years ago

      I wish I knew how to crochet, I do love all these stuff. Maybe I will learn it some time in future, thanks for sharing!

    • suchera profile image


      4 years ago

      Great ideas with useful gifts guide for any crochet lovers. Another work of you that I fall in love with.

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      4 years ago

      Great gift ideas. I used to love to crochet and it is good to have some plans for when I get back to it. Thanks.

    • takkhisa profile image


      4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these gift ideas, I think my mother would like to read a crochet book.

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      4 years ago

      I wish I had more time to crochet. Love the choices!


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