This gift must have slippped under the radar! Boye has come out with a little something special for crocheters this year. Knitters have interchangeable knitting needles, but now crocheters have the all in one boye crochet hook, which is basically the swiss army knife of crochet hooks. The tool features a rubber gripped handle, with four different crochet hook sizes that you can unfolk for your next crochet hook project. This can keep your hook from hooking things in your crochet bag. You can purchase two of these crochet hook tools, one features sizes D, F, H and J andthe other has E, G, I and K. Get both and have all of your crochet hooks in two tidy packages. This is one of the most perfect stocking stuffers for crocheters.
Here are Gifts for Crocheters our job is to make it easy for people who know nothing about crocheting to find thoughtful gifts for their loved ones who crochet. This year we're highlighting the best in crochet projects by going all the way through the alphabet from A to Z. Today's letter is the letter D and we're going to feature one of the best manufacturers of crochet accessories: Della Q. DellaQ makes beautiful crochet hook cases and craft bags, all made from luminous silk.
The best thing about Della Q crochet hook rolls is that each spot is individually labeled for each size of crochet hook, making it easy to see at a glance which crochet hooks you have on hand.
We're now into the letter C in our adventure finding gifts for crocheters for every letter of the alphabet. We're going to use that opportunity to celebrate the perennial favorite of crocheters everywhere: cotton yarn. Why cotton? It's great for dish rags, rugs, and baby blankets. It's inexpensive, yet durable and long lasting. Crocheters love having extra yarn to add to their stashes and cotton will definitely get used, possibly even as crocheted gifts for friends and family.
Before we get to the Cotton Yarn, check out some of these dishcloth knitting books. Pick one of these books, add some "crochet cotton" as they say and you will have a thoughtful gift to give the crocheter you love.
Sugar and Cream is a longstanding favorite, inexpensive and comes in a million colors. Combine a few balls of this with a crafting bag and a book of crochet patterns and your crocheter will be very happy at gift time, be it the holidays, wedding anniversary, birthday or Valentine's day.
This is Lion Brand's version of Sugar and Cream. Wash it in cold water and lay flat to dry and you'll have long lasting dishcloths. This yarn is a little more pricey and you don't get very good yardage for it, you might want to look into Lion Cotton instead, however this yarn has a more handspun feel than the others and is a good competitor to even more expensive yarn barnds.
This is the fancy cotton which is better for garments than Sugar and Cream or Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. Definitely the go-to yarn for a special baby outfit or layette. It's expensive, but you get 220+ yards of yarn, which is better than the 99 yards afforded you with the Kitchen Cotton.
If you want a ton of cotton yarn at a good price that is both machine washable and dryable, check out the Bernat DeLux. It would be interesting to see how each of these cotton yarns hold up under regular use.
If you're looking for a gift for a crocheter, you could do very well buy some of what they call crochet cotton. Stay tuned for more Gifts for Crocheters from A to Z.
Bagsmith is one of the best crafting bags for a few reasons.
It's an open top bag, you can have your ball of yarn and crochet without taking it out of the bag.
The bottom on the bag is flat and is designed to stand upright so that all you need do is take out your hook and your yarn and you're ready to go.
All of the compartments for your crochet notions are in clear plastic along the outside for easy access.
It's one of the most reasonably priced craft bags on the market at under $40.
It features an adjustable cross body strap for easy carrying.
The Bagsmith Bag can be your knitting basket at home... that you take with you to your local yarn shop's crochet night.
This is the kind of gift where you can also get a book, some yarn and a crochet hook set and completely blow away the crocheter that you love. When you go the whole nine yards your crocheter will be super happy opening their presents, all ready to start a brand new crochet project.
Son we'll have more gift ideas for crocheters. Our next post is on the letter C! Stay tuned!
In our first installment of the Gifts for Crocheters from A to Z we obviously start with the letter A. What better way to celebrate the letter A of crocheting than Addi Color crochet hooks? They are made by one of the highest quality crafts manufacturers in Europe and come in a sweet carrying case. Regular metal crochet hooks can be tough on the wrists, but theAddi Colors have textured rubber grips that can take the pressure on the wrists. There are two different textures, thin lines towards the hook, and thicker ridges towards the end. This can help crocheters achieve a little extra leverage with the yarn.
Why get a nice set of crochet hooks when the crocheter in your life might already have a set? A well-made, high-end set of crochet hooks tells your loved one that you care about their hobby and want them to have the best materials to work with. It shows that you've gone the extra mile to think about your crocheter.
The Addi Colors come with 9 different sizes from 2mm to 6mm.(A - J) and come with a lifetime guarantee, which means that you can contact your regional addi distributor anytime you have a problem with the hooks.
Addi also produces a set of ergonomic crochet hooks under the Addi Swing brand. Much like the Color Crochet Hooks, the Swing Crochet Hooks feature two different types of plastic, one harder than the other, kind of like your favorite toothbrush to add a little extra sensory experience to your crocheting. Some people find these crochet hooks easier on the wrists than traditional aluminum ones.
If you're still confused about crochet hook sets, check out our crochet hook comparison chart so that you can see the different varieties made by many manufacturers to compare price and content.
Stay tuned in the coming days we'll have our next installment in Gifts for Crocheters from A to Z and explore the letter B, which might be for Crochet Project Bags? You'll have to come back to know for sure!
The holidays are on their way and so are our best gift recommendations for crocheters. From beginners to lifelong crocheters we'll have the best gift ideas for the 2015 holiday season. We're going to go all the way through the alphabet to share our favorite crochet products. Stay tuned this fall for bags, yarns, hooks and even crochet books to delight the person in your life who loves to crochet! We'll start off with A for Addi Swing crochet hooks and who knows where we'll end up with the letter Z?
It may have taken many years, but graduation time has arrived and time to celebrate your graduate with a thoughtful gift! If your graduate happens to be an enthusiastic crocheter, then picking a gift that encourages them to continue their favorite hobby. It's quite probable that all this time studying has taken away from their crochet time, so spoiling your graduate with some yarn, crochet hooks and a project bag might be especially welcome.
Bags for Crocheters
It's super annoying for crocheters when knitters get all the attention. You don't hear so much about crocheting bags, but newsflash knitting bags work just fine for crocheters.
Just in case there was any question that your graduate might be a knitter and not a crocheter, it's all spelled out for everyone on this bag and it might help people figure out that there is a difference between knitting and crocheting.
Simply one of the best fiber craft bags on the market, the bagsmith bag features an open top, clear plastic outer compartments for crochet tools, and a flat bottom. No zippers, no closures. This means that a crocheter can just carrying their project, sit down and start crocheting.
This is one of the more unconventional crocheting bag available because it's more of a basket than a bag. It's the perfect solution to store your crochet project in progress at home for its easy access.
This is one of the most inexpensive crafting bags available, but it's roomy enough to carry a small crochet project and all of your crocheting notions. Everything Mary also sells matching notions bags to carry your crochet hooks. It's a great value that's fun to carry around.
This bag is on the higher end of the spectrum, but has enough room for your projects, tools, crochet magazines and even a special compartment for your tablet computer. With so many crochet patterns exclusively available on the internet or via digital files having enough room for a tablet is a necessity for many crocheters.
Take Your Gift to the Next Level
Sure, a crochet project bag would be great on its own, but you could totally wow the graduating crocheter in your life with a few extra treats tucked inside the bag as an extra surprise.
Most crocheters would be lost without a reliable measuring tape. Without one you have no idea whether your project is going to fit correctly (or look right for that matter).
Whether the crocheter you love is graduating from high school or college or even graduate school, they will more than appreciate gifts that allow them to enjoy their hobby. They might just start a new crochet project before their graduation party ends!
Just a few weeks ago we published our first mother's day gift recommendations. You still have a few weeks before Mother's Day Sunday so we thought we would add a few more crochet inspired gift recommendations to surprise the mother who loves to crochet. Last time we featured lots of books, yarn and crochet tools, but this time around we have things that help your crocheter celebrate their love of the hobby: some nifty mugs with a crochet theme.
Crochet and a hot beverage seem to go hand and hand. Whether you like coffee or tea these mugs will make any crocheter smile. Do some snooping and find out their favorite coffee or tea and truly impress the crocheter that you adore.
All the way from Ireland comes this cute mug celebrating one thing that knitters and crocheters have in common: a love of sheep. It's a bunch of white sheep with one sneaky black sheep. Perfect for the snarky crocheter.
Handmade in Oregon by the same folks who make the travel coffee mug worthy of any crocheter.
Whether you love coffee, tea or hot chocolate these mugs will show everyone just how much you love to crochet. I seriously doubt that someone would try to steal this mug, especially at the office, lest they be mistaken for a big fan of crochet.
The easiest way to organize what could be a ton of crochet hooks is to find a reliable crochet hook case. How can a crochet hook case be reliable? It's simple. You crochet hook case should keep all of your crochet hooks in invidividual slots without them ever able to fall out. This means that you could have your crochet hook case full of crochet hooks in your crochet bag and never have to worry about opening up your bag and finding all of your crochet hooks all over the place. You would think that this would be true of every crochet hook case, but alas it's not. You'd be surprised.
Crochet hook cases make excellent gifts for crocheters. It shows them that you understand how much they love their hobby and that you're more than willing to support it, especially if you've find a complete crochet hook set for them and want to wow them even more.
It would be very difficult for crochet hooks to fall out of this case because this case is a cylinder with a zipped cap on top. The downside is that you can't organize your hooks according to size, but at the low price of $11.50 it's also one of the the best bargain crochet cases around.
This is one of the most understated crochet hook cases available. It's a brown vegan leather roll case that you tie shut. The case has a long flap to cover the top of the hooks and keep them from falling out.
This is the first of our crochet hook cases that has individual slots for each crochet hook. That said, there isn't a flap to keep the hooks from falling out, but you can slot the crochet hooks in a way to keep them from falling out. This is one of the cutest and most affordable crochet hook sets available. at $15.99
Della Q makes some of the highest quality crochet and knitting cases available. This violet one doesn't just have slots for each crochet hook, but has each of those slots labeled, which makes finding and grabbing your crochet hook that much faster to do.
Lantern Moon also makes amazing products for crocheters and the Lantern Moon crochet hook case. This is another crochet hook case where you don't have to worry about the hooks falling out. There's a slot for each hook and the case folds over in half and zips shut. The beautiful silk fabric is lovely too and makes a big statement gift for the crocheter you love.