Great Christmas and Birthday Gifts for Crochet Lovers
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.
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
- Crochet Hooks
- 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!
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!