Mother's Day inches closer and closer as it does every year and if your mother or wife or even grandmother is a beloved crocheter, then you might be looking for a few quick gift ideas for crocheters. Sure, you might also want to get some flowers and a card, but finding a thoughtful crocheting gift for someone who loves to crochet shows them that you have gone the extra mile to really think about what would make them happy. If you know that crocheting truly makes your loved one happy, then go ahead and find them a mother's day gift that allows them to enjoy crocheting even more.
The best crochet gift would be to purchase a sturdy and stylish bag, a few skeins of cotton yarn, a very nice set of crochet hooks and a new book of crochet patterns would absolutely blow any crocheter away -perfect for a newlywed wife of the new mother. If you're looking to do something a little less extravagant, a crochet book would be more than welcome to any dedicated crocheter.
The crocheter you love probably already has a set of crochet hooks, but having a complete set all from the same brand in a smart case means that a crocheter can have any hook available to them that they may need -especially if they like to crochet on the road.
Lantern Moon has long made bags for knitters and crocheters. They specialize in offering bags that can carry your crochet supplies and allow you to crochet directly from the bag without having to remove your yarn. This open top basket bag is just the ticket for any crocheter.
Hooked just came onto the market in the last month and enables any crocheter to add adorable crochet motifs to their design portfolio. You can customize any discloth with your favorite shapes and accents. Take your crochet skills to the next level and learn how to crochet a fruits, animals and even mushrooms.
I know it says Knit Kit, but crocheters will also love the row counter, tape measure and notions compartment. It's most anything a crocheter would need (well it does have some knitting tools that they won't, but that's ok). This is an especially great gift if your crocheter is also a knitter.
One of the best gifts for a crocheter that you can get is a complete set of crochet hooks. These sets make it so that your crocheter has every size crochet hook that they would need for any project. The problem is that there are many different sets of crochet hooks available on the market, using different materials at various price points. This means that it can be difficult to quickly decide which set of crochet hooks would be the best especially if you're giving the set as a gift and know nothing about crocheting. This crochet hook comparison chart is meant to give crocheters and novices alike a simple understanding of each crochet hook set, its materials, cases, hook sizes and cost so that you can easily pick the best crochet hook set for you. Click here to see the full Crochet Hook Set Comparison Chart.
You have just a few more days to find the right Valentine's Day gift for a crocheter so we thought we'd give you a few more ideas. Maybe your grandma made you some amazing crocheted curtains, or your mom made you some sweet dishcloths. If you're trying to figure out what kinds of gifts crocheters like check out our Gift Ideas page. Otherwise read on for some great crochet books, crochet hook sets and yarn to shower your honey with gifts this Valentine's Day.
Books are always great gifts for crocheters. They provide new ideas and techniques to inspire them to start yet another crochet project. These are a few new books that your crocheter might not have:
This is a great book for someone who has tried crochet and loves it and wants to crochet all the things. You name it, the project is in this book, sweaters, pillows, bankets, curtains, and even rugs. This is the book if you really love to crochet.
This is a go to book for any crocheter. You can really use up a huge stash of random balls of yarn with this book. It's got dozens of fun crochet projects to keep that crocheter busy for months.
Crochet Hook Sets
Sure, if your partner in crime is already a crocheter chances are they already have a set of crochet hooks, but these are special sets that allow your crocheter to have a back up set or a travel set to bring on the road.
This is by far the most expensive set of crochet hooks, but it's handcrafted from rosewood in a beautiful display box. It's the gift if you want to go over the top for a crocheter this Valentine's Day.
This is another great crochet hook set. This one has rubberized handles with metal hooks and a delux carrying case. The Tulip sets each come in different size groups. Be sure to get the mid size group because they are the hooks most commonly used by crocheters.
This is the most reasonably priced crochet hook set -perfect for the beginner crocheter. It doesn't just have the all important hooks, but all the other awesome little notions you need to keep up a serious crochet hobby.
Need more ideas? Read on to our previous article Valentine's Day Gifts for Crocheters and click around for more suggestions around the site. Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day is coming up and if the one you love is into crochet or looking to learn how to crochet, then you've come to the right place. We have a ton of great crochet gift ideas for the crocheter you love this Valentine's Day. This year we're focused on finding all things lovely, fun, heart shaped and red for crocheters.
From Rowan to Red Heart and Lion Brand there are some amazing balls of yarn out there. The Lion Brand and Red Heart are less expensive, but the Rowan is of excellent quality. Yarn, especially from someone unfamiliar with crocheting is a very thoughtful gift for a crocheter. How much to get? Three to four balls for a scarf, two to three for a hat and a whole set of 10 balls for a larger project. Pair a small quantity of yarn with a nice book of crochet patterns (check out our crochet book recommendations here). Red, being the color of Valentine's Day of course is a great choice for the day.
Afghans are the crocheter's project and new ways of making them will inspired any crocheter. This book of innovative afghan designs features traditional crochet techniques used in unusual ways -beautifully simple crochet afghan patterns in a simple and modern aesthetic.
Somebody did something super smart: making an entire book of afghan designs using one brand of yarn, this time Berrocoo's Comfort Yarn, which is widely known for it's softness and durability -important in any afghan project. This is the perfect book if you don't know whether what your loved one is knitting or crocheting because this book has projects for both. You can also buy 10+ skeins of yarn with this book and have an exquisite gift for either a crocheter or knitter.
If your crocheter is more into making bags than afghans, consider this book of 15 different crochet projects. These projects are much faster to complete and might be a better choice for the beginning crocheter.
Don't let the name fool you. There are just many more knitters than there are crocheters. The Namaste Poppins Bag is a great gift for a crocheter, especially at Valentine's Day. Get the bag, the crochet hook set, the Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans Book and a full ten balls of the comfort yarn and your crocheter will feel spoiled indeed.
One great way to improve your crochet skills is to build a good library of crochet books in your home. Having a few how to crochet books at your disposal means that you'll have the answers to any of your crochet questions at your fingertips and tips and tricks on how to achieve different crocheted effects without having to take a class or leave your home. Owning a few crochet pattern books ensures that you will have a wealth of inspiration available to you whenever you begin a new crochet project. When choosing a crochet book, especially when first learning, pick one that might have the best method of illustrated crochet techniques. Some books use photos, others use illustrations. Think about what will be the easiest way for you to understand how to hold your hands as you make those first steps towards becoming a crocheter.
Here are some of our favorite crochet books for beginning crocheters
One of the best pieces of advice I can give to new crocheters is to get a good reference on crocheting (like this one) and read it from front to back. This is especially true if you've been crocheting for a few months and have a few basic techniques understood. Once you read this book backwards and forwards you'll be able to connect the dots on other techniques and become a much more knowledgeable crocheter.
Some people like detailed photos to teach them a new skill. This is the book for your if you want to learn how to crochet using step by step photo instructions. This is a great resource when teaching videos go too fast for you to really understand a crochet technique or if learning as part of a group in a class is too distracting for you.
There are going to be times when you don't quite know what the right choice is for a crocheter. There are so many techniques and methods that sometimes you don't know which one could be the right one for you and that's where the crochet answer book comes in. It has answers to almost all of the crochet questions you might have. It's a handy resource to keep in your crochet project bag anytime you get confused when you're crocheting. A must for every crocheter. Hands down. The best part is being able to search based on your question.
Not to be confused with the book above, this book features lots of modern photos and even has a ruler on its side to help you determine gauge. If I had to choose between this book and the one above, I would choose this one for someone who has more streamlined and modern design sensibilities and the book above for someone who has more traditional design sensibilities. Both a great books to help a beginner learn the craft of crochet.
Even if you have never crocheted before be sure to get a pattern book or two. These books will show you the different possibilities once you've learned how to crochet. If you're having problems learning inspiring yourself with certain projects will keep you motivated.
Here are some of our favorite crochet pattern books for beginners:
If your child is the one learning how to crochet, this is the perfect book for them to teach themselves or help you to teach them. Full of photos and written instructions, your child (or maybe even you) will be able to learn how to crochet in an afternoon. Recommended for grades 4 to 8.
Another great book for budding kid crocheters, or for the newly crocheting adult. Learn how to make small crocheted animals (in Japan they call them amigurumi). From lions to to elephants and alligators these small animal projects will teach you the ins and outs of crocheting. Small animals are so fast to make that you'll feel like an accomplished crocheter in no time.
Once you've mastered the easy crochet critters above you might want to move onto something a little more complicated and the Amigurumi Toy Box fits the bill. The projects in Amigurumi Toy Box are very similar to the easy crochet critters, but they are a little more detailed, teaching you how to make slightly more finicky crochet pieces for the finished product.
Once you've got the basic crochet stitches down, making little dishcloths with different more complicated stitch patterns is a great way to become a more experienced crocheter. The Big Book of Crochet Stitches gives you a giant collection of cool crochet stitches to try. Once you've become more familiar with crochet stitches and design you can apply these stitches to different kinds of patterns, making pillow covers, afghans or even cardigans or wraps. This book is yet another step in the foundation to becoming a master crocheter.
Whether you're a new crocheter or you know someone who does, finding a great book for a beginning crocheter is a great way to support a new crochet hobby and improve your craft. Stay tuned here as we continue to update these books as new ones are published or the above books are updated.