Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters

November 19, 2019

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Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters

Need help with your Christmas list? Then check these Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters!

If there’s a maker in your family or in your group of friends, then I’ve got your back! With this list, you’ll find gift ideas for every type of maker and never have to wonder again what to get them.

If you’re a maker, and whether or not you’re asked “What do you want for Christmas?” here’s a list that you can always share with your loved ones to “inspire” them! 😉

Some gifts on this list are available on Amazon Prime with fast and free delivery for a hassle-free Christmas shopping. If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, you can always ​grab a free 30-day trial​ for the holidays!

1. Vintage Scissors

A vintage scissor, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo by Les Triconautes on Unsplash

Makers are inspired by the tools they use. And even a small pair of scissors can make the making process more enjoyable. And what could be more inspiring than a beautiful pair of vintage scissors?

In copper or steel, stork shaped, Eiffel-tower-shaped, or simply detailed around the fingers, you can find the most beautiful options that will make the finishing stage of a project even more satisfying.

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters that love their tools

2. Stitch Markers

Stitch Markers, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo from Heart Hook Home

If there is one thing a maker cannot have enough of (asides from yarn)… is stitch markers! It is an essential accessory for the making process and if the maker in question has the tendency to have a lot of WIPs (or Work In Progress), then stitch markers are needed in abundancy!

This may seem like too simple of a present, but don’t be fooled. Stitch markers range from the simple, plain plastic ones to absolutely cute, handmade ones. From bronze to silver, with stones or porcelain details, the options are practically endless. Most important feature: SNAG FREE!

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters with uncountable WIPs

3. Gauge Swatch Ruler

A gauge swatch ruler, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo from Twig & Horn

Makers love to make, but there’s one thing we’re not really keen on. And that is called swatching. Swatching is crucial to determine the size of a finished project. This is pivotal, especially if we’re talking garments, so why oh why, do we not swatch? Having a tool specifically to measure the swatch that is both practical and useful would be quite helpful. So the answer to this is a gauge swatch ruler!

These rulers also come in multiple sizes, such as 2”/5 cm or 4”/10 cm, and materials such as plastic, metal or bamboo. Personally, I love the wooden carved ones with the 4” square to count the rows and stitches inside. However, I’ve found out the hard way that when you’re always on the move, the likelihood of breaking it is quite high, if not inevitable. In this case, a more sturdy ruler, such as this one from the Woolery, is probably a better option.

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for the garment maker

4. Yarn Bowl

A yarn bowl, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo by Alex Palmer on Unsplash

Have you ever walked around the living room and found yarn balls rolling around? If there are dogs or cats around this can become quite the drama. The answer to this is a yarn bowl!

A yarn bowl prevents the yarn from rolling around while the maker is working, which also helps prevents knots and tangles. A yarn bowl can be made of wood, ceramic or metal. It needs to have a smooth surface to ensure the yarn doesn’t get caught. It also can’t be too light otherwise, you’ll have the yarn and the bowl rolling around the living room. Other than that, choose whatever you like best, from funny to inspirational, everything goes!

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters with yarn balls rolling around

5. Modern Crochet: Patterns and Designs for the Minimalist Maker by Debrosse

Photo from Debrosse

Sometimes it’s all in the details and this book is all about details. Teresa Carter surpassed all expectations when she wrote the book that serves both new and seasoned crocheters alike: Modern Crochet!

In this book, the first-time crocheter will find step-by-step photo tutorials, access to video tutorials, charts, cheat-sheets and more that will turn any crochet pattern into a light reading. The seasoned crocheter will find all the hacks that turn a well-executed project into an excellent one.

As if this wasn’t enough for one book, you’ll also get exclusive patterns from the author. And Teresa’s patterns are just the perfect amount of modern, minimalist, practical and beautiful.

Read the complete review here.

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for the minimalist maker

Get it from Amazon here or check Debrosse’s site for other retailers!

6. Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways by Dora Ohrenstein

The Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary
Photo from Purl Soho

For a crocheter that knows its way around the basic stitches, it is not easy to find resources to help get to the next level. However, Dora Ohrenstein has made things a whole lot easier with the Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary!

How did she do it? She created this book that explains how to manipulate 125 stitch patterns! What I mean by this, is that the author explains how to increase and decrease each stitch pattern in three different ways – without shaping, with shaping at the edges, and with internal shaping. It is the resource to know the ins and outs of shaping which will enable a crocheter to make without the need for a pattern! This means that, if the maker is thinking about the designer route… this gift is spot on!

You can read my detailed review here.

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters who want to make their own patterns

You can get it from Amazon here!

7. We Are Knitters: Knitspiration to Take Anywhere and Everywhere by Pepita Marin and Alberto Bravo

We Are Knitters book
Photo from We Are Knitters

There are many books that teach you how to knit. However, there’s only one that will inspire and give confidence while showing coziness-inducing pictures of garments and the cities to wear them! And that book is We Are Knitters: Knitspiration to Take Anywhere and Everywhere.

For someone who is just starting out in knitting, this book takes the time to explain all the basics. And more than just showing how it’s done, it makes you feel like you can do anything! The writing style of the authors just makes you feel like they’re sitting right next to you, talking you through it!

And for someone who’s passed the beginner stages, the We Are Knitters book will also have something from you. Aside from inspiration from all over the world, there are fun patterns to keep you on your needles!

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for the new & seasoned knitter

You can buy it from Amazon here or from We Are Knitters!

8. Furls Crochet Hook

Crocheting can be such a meditative activity that time just passes by. However, crocheting for extended periods of time can hinder your hands and wrists. And that’s where Furls Crochet Hooks come in!

Furls Fiberarts is the world’s premier provider of luxury crochet hooks. Their signature crochet hooks range from the lightweight and affordable to the wooden and ultra-luxurious. Whatever the hook, they are all handmade. But the most extraordinary feature is that they are also all ergonomic.

Furls Crochet hooks are the only crochet hooks on earth backed by a $500 hand-health warranty, and for good reason. The tear-drop body shape of each Furls hook fits perfectly into the MCP joint of the human hand, providing maximum hand and wrist relaxation in all crochet grips.

Furls Fiberarts

If this doesn’t convince you that a Furls crochet hook is a great gift, here are 6 more reasons. Nothing is left to chance. Furls definitely wants the user to have the best experience possible. If you’re new to crochet or are looking for a gift, they have put together a gift-giving guide, making sure that you get the right hook according to skill level.

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters that spend a lot of time making in one sit

But there’s more! Check their complete catalog of products that include yarns, crochet organizers, project bags and jewelry!

9. Yarn Punk Merch

I’m pretty sure that when you think of a maker, one of the first things that come to mind is an image of an old lady in a rocking chair with her yarn. Although it’s a common depiction, I’m pretty sure that it does not represent a big part of the maker community. Enter Yarn Punk!

A Yarn Punk is someone who incorporates yarn into their everyday life with confidence to express oneself. (…) Yarn Punk is for those who wouldn’t want anything other than yarn in our hands.

Vincent Green-Hite from Knot Bad, creator of Yarn Punk

Now to that, we can relate! The Yarn Punk movement is the form of expression makers have been waiting for. Makers are proud of what they do and it’s empowering to have a movement that encourages us to show off who we really are.

And better yet, we can have the clothes to show the world what we’re all about. I absolutely love the leggings, but there’s something for every yarn punk out there!

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters that love to feel comfortable and awesome

Check the complete catalog here!

10. Wool and the Gang Yarn Bundle

A bundle of yarn, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo from Wool And The Gang

Crocheter or knitter, there’s never enough yarn. That means there’s really nothing better than a big bundle of great yarn! There are so many fantastic brands that it’s hard to choose where to get your yarns from. However, Wool And The Gang should definitely get your attention and here’s why:

We’ve all done it, purchased low quality, cheap fast fashion made in factories abroad and wondered “how do they make it so cheap?” The reality is not good. There has to be a better way to produce, one that allows us to wear with pride and sleep soundly. So Wool and the Gang was born — pioneering fashion production that’s made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production for generations to come.

Wool And The Gang

Their efforts to recycle yarn, reduce waste and overall actions to minimize their impact on the environment are something to look up to. That’s why buying a bundle of their eco-friendly yarns is a great two-in-one gift! One for the maker, another for the environment!

From New Wave Yarn, that comes from whole recycled plastic bottles, to Buddy Hemp, their plant-powered earth-loving wonder yarn, to Billie Jean Yarn, made using upcycled pre-consumer denim waste, to their fantastic Take Care Mohair that is sustainably produced and biodegradable. Just remember, for a gift, never less than 6 balls! 😉

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for the environmentally conscious maker

Check all the available bundles here!

11. Jimmy Beans Namaste Maker’s Backpack

The Namaste Maker's Backpack in blue, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo from Jimmy Beans Wool

A common challenge for makers is carrying around all the projects and all the tools needed to make them. You never know when you’re gonna have 5 extra minutes to work on that WIP! If only there was something to help a maker out…

Jimmy Beans Wool is a brand that works with makers in mind. They have a collection of bags, cases and other notions specifically designed to respond to makers needs:

Namaste is where making and mindfulness meet. Each bag was designed with intention to incorporate knitting into your busy day-to-day life; to bring little moments of peace and happiness throughout your day. All Namaste products within each collection are designed specifically for knitters, crocheters, and makers of all kinds.

Jimmy Beans Wools

One of those Namaste products is the Jimmy Beans Namaste Maker’s Backpack. This one was designed for makers that are constantly on the run. It is so roomy that you can fit laptop, tablet, books, crafting projects, yarn and more! It is comfortable and beautifully made from vegan leather.

Isn’t it just a regular backpack?

If a backpack that fits huge amounts of yarn isn’t enough, it also comes with little crafty accessories, such as a darning needle, an 8” tape measure/key leash, a Lotus Yarn Feeder, and a Lotus Stitch Marker. So… There’s really no other way than surrendering and getting it from Jimmy Beans Wool shop here.

There are however two little hiccups… Firstly, if you live outside the USA, you may find the shipping costs not so zen, especially if you live across the ocean. Nevertheless, for those living in Europe you can buy it from Santa Pazienzia‘s shop here. Secondly, these items are so special that there aren’t large numbers available and there may not be enough backpacks for all of us.

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters always on the move

If they do run out of backpacks, luckily for us, there is a whole collection of other bags designed specifically for makers! You can check them all here.

12. OML Ticket

The group of makers at OML 2019, one of the top gifts for crocheters & knitters
Photo from Our Maker Life

Our Maker Life (OML) is a knit and crochet movement for makers by makers, launched in May 2016:

The OML community consists of knitters, crocheters, yarn dyers, makers, business owners, pattern designers, bloggers and social media influencers who are passionate about contributing creatively and collectively to handmade. (…) Our vision and mission? Join together to network, connect, inspire, and make.

OML Team

A ticket for a gift?

Every year, the OML team organizes an international 3-day maker meet-up where you can meet with fellow makers, brands that you love and influencers you admire. It is the place to be if you love to make. And it’s an even more important event if you are trying to turn your wonderful hobby into a business. In that case, it is just THE EVENT to go to.

Of course, it is not all that simple. To start with, every year the event changes location. It is disclosed about 6 months before. The same goes for the date of the event. Also, the number of tickets is limited and sell out in record time so you really need to be top of it! And finally, with all the activities included in this 3-day extravaganza, the ticket price will not be the nicest to your wallet. Add to that the expenses associated with getting there (like transport and accommodation) and being there (they have yarn crawls, for goodness sake!!!).

How good is this gift, really?

Still, if you can get in, it is well worth it! It’s the opportunity to spend 3 amazing days with like-minded people that can become collaborators, mentors, and friends. You’ll have the chance to attend inspiring conferences and be able to network with community leaders and yarn companies. Workshops will take place that will help you grow as a maker and a person. There will be yarn of course, but most of all there will be an amazing community gathered to bring out the best of one another and at the end of the day, the connection is what is all about!

Who is this gift for?

Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters to last for a lifetime!

What do you think?

What are your thoughts on this list of Top Gifts for Crocheters & Knitters? 🙂 I’d love to hear all about them.

Do you need more details about any of these? Let me know in the comments below!

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