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Holiday Crochet Gift Guide

The best time of the year is almost here! I look forward to the holidays because it means that I get to spend time with my family, everyone is in a happy mood and there is so much good food!

Have you bought or made gifts for your friends and family yet? Or do you want to treat yourself this holiday season? In this post, I have put together some gifts that a yarn and crochet lover would love! If you are looking for ideas, I hope you will find something you like here.

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Patterns

Let’s start with patterns! Patterns make a great gift for yourself or for your crochet friends 🙂 Before I started designing, I would look at all the pretty patterns from my favorite designers and I’d want to buy so many of them! One of my best friends once gifted me a pattern that I had on my wishlist for a long time and that made me so very happy 🙂

If you like my patterns and plan on purchasing them for yourself or for your friends, you can find all my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, and LoveCrafts.

I am hosting a Black Friday Sale and I am offering all my patterns at a 20% discount in my Ravelry and Etsy shops (use coupon ‘Thanksgiving‘) from 23rd Nov 2021 to 30th Nov 2021. If you are planning to buy my patterns, this is the best price to get them at!

KNITTERKNOTTER PATTERNS ON RAVELRY

KNITTERKNOTTER PATTERNS ON ETSY

KNITTERKNOTTER PATTERNS ON LOVECRAFTS


Tunisian Crochet Hooks

I love Tunisian crochet and here is a list of hooks that I’d love to have in my collection! I own some of these and you can read my reviews before making a purchase.

Denise

Denise has a wide range of sizes and there are a bunch of different options to choose from.

The Interchangeable Hook Set (brights) was my first set of Tunisian crochet interchangeable hooks and I still love using them. They come in 12 sizes along with cords, stoppers, and extenders.

The Denise2Go hook set is pretty much the same as the brights set but it comes in a beautiful fabric and portable case. And then there is this Denise2Go 2 hook set where you will get 2 hooks of each size which is great if you want to make projects in the round (something like this cowl). Check out their beautiful Silk fabric case!

If you didn’t already know, the owners of Denise support Breast Cancer research by donating a dollar for every purchase of their Pink Tunisian crochet set.

Clover

Clover has a beautiful set of interchangeable bamboo hooks that I have been using for my 2021 CAL!

A double ended crochet hook by Clover that can be used to work projects in a round.

Clover also has double ended hooks in 3 sizes (4 mm, 5.5 mm, and 6 mm). These are great to work on smaller projects that are worked in the round.

Knitter’s Pride

Tunisian crochet ginger set review - hooks, pen, case, stitch markers

Knitter’s Pride has a couple of hook set options. I own the Ginger Hook Set that comes in a beautiful leather case and I find myself using it very often. They offer another set called the Dreamz Hook Set that I have heard very good things about but I have not used them myself.

Furls

Furls have a beautiful set of Tunisian crochet hooks that have been on my wish list but I have not purchased one yet.


Crochet Hooks

Even though I love Tunisian crochet, I find myself picking up a traditional crochet project every once in a while. I only own the Clover Amour and WeCrochet Hook sets but I would love to have the rest of these too!

Clover

Clover has an amazing range of hooks. My Clover Amour hooks are my favorite and I’ve been using them for a long time now. You can get them in smaller sizes (2.25 mm to 6 mm) or in larger sizes (6.5 mm to 15 mm) to work with bulky weight yarn.

Clover also offers their Soft Touch Hooks (2.25 mm to 6 mm) that I have heard very good things about.

KnitPicks

KnitPicks has an affordable set of ergonomic hooks (2 mm to 6 mm) that are very good to work with.

Furls

Furls has a wide range of hooks and I can’t figure out which ones I like best! There is the Candy Shop Crochet Hooks series with the beautiful colors, and the Odyssey Hooks that are so elegant, and the Streamline Resin Hooks that I love! They also offer some really good gift sets too!

Light up Hooks

If you have trouble working with dark yarn or if you don’t have a well lit work space, these light up crochet hooks would be a great set to have!

These are so pretty!

And, if you’d like something fancy, these Coopay warm crochet hooks would be great to brighten up your day!


Yarn

SnuffleBeanYarn

If you are a fan of Scheepjes yarn, Snufflebean yarn is a small business that keeps them in stock. The customer service is great and I’ve always had a good experience with all of my purchases. The Scheepjes Whirls are my favorite!

Lion Brand

Heartland Yarn snuggled in the Prerna Crochet Scarf designed by KnitterKnotter.

Lion Brand has a wide range of yarns and here are some of my favorites:

Furls

Furls has the following two yarns. I haven’t tried them yet but I have seen a lot of my designer friends use them and I’d love to try them some day!

KnitPicks

Wool of the Andes yarn by KnitPicks - for the Tunisian blanket CAL of 2021 hosted by KnitterKnotter.
Stroll Fingering Weight yarn by KnitPicks - used in projects designed by KnitterKnotter.

KnitPicks also has a wide range of yarns and I love that they have a lot of options with wool. Here are some that I’ve tried and really like:

Amazon

If you are a prime member, it might be a good idea to look at Amazon to purchase yarn. I have bought some yarn from them when I’ve needed something quickly and I knew I couldn’t get it in a local yarn store.

Joann

Joann is my go to local store to purchase yarn from, I buy a lot of my Lion Brand yarn from the Joann store closest to where I live.

Paintbox Yarn

I have used Paintbox yarn in some of my recent projects and I love the color options they offer!

Deramores

Deramores is another great store to purchase yarn from.


Books and Magazines

I don’t own a lot of crochet books and magazines but I have a few that I find myself using a lot and I highly recommend them:

  1. Tunisian crochet – Vol 1 – Tunisian Crochet Stitches by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
  2. Tunisian crochet – Vol 2 – Tunisian Crochet Stitches by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
  3. Tunisian crochet – Vol 3 – Tunisian Crochet Stitches by Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
  4. WeCrochet magazine for the latest crochet designs from some amazing designers.

Yarn Bowls

2 tone Yarn bowl by KnitPicks used by KnitterKnotter while working on their projects.

I never used a yarn bowl until my friends at KnitPicks sent me one and now, I use it all the time! Here are some yarn bowls that caught my eye:

  1. Pine Wood Yarn Bowl by Furls – This one is so elegant! I love the simplicity of it!
  2. Metal yarn Bowls by Furls – These yarn bowls are so pretty! They were launched recently and I really want one now 🙂
  3. Yarn Bowl by Lion Brand (Premium) – This one is really elegant! It is made by Pawley Studios that is one of the premiere yarn bowl makers in the country. 
  4. Sheep Yarn Bowl by Lion Brand – This is one of the cutest bowls I’ve seen, and perfect for any yarn lover!
  5. Marble Resin Yarn Bowl by Knit Picks – This is a faux marble bowl that is not only functional but also makes a great decorative piece for your crochet space!
  6. Looen Rosewood Yarn Bowl – This one is made from Rosewood and has a smooth finish that won’t damage your yarn.
  7. Mango Wood Yarn Bowl – Thick cut slices of Mango wood are hand dyed different colors, then laminated strongly together. These don’t have any reviews yet but it looks amazing!
  8. Yarn Bowl (Cat) with Storage Bag – This is super cute and would be a great one to have whether you are a cat person or not!

Yarn Ball Swift and Winder

I’ve always had the yarn ball winder by KnitPicks. I bought it a long time back, much before I started designing patterns. I still use it and it is going strong! On the other hand, I didn’t have a yarn ball winder until I bought one from KnitPicks recently. If you work with hanks of yarn, I think these are a must have!

  1. Here is the yarn ball winder by KnitPicks that I have had forever!
  2. I bought this yarn swift by KnitPicks recently. I also recommend getting the case for it to store it easily.
  3. This yarn winder made of rosewood is so elegant!
  4. This set of yarn ball winder and yarn swift is great value for money.

Yarn storage and project bags

I used to work on one project at a time until some time back. But now I have over 5 WIPs at once! To make sure I don’t lose track of everything I am doing, I am always looking for good project organizers and here are some that I liked.

  1. This knitting and crochet organizer was the first one I ever bought. It was long before I started designing and it was for a project where I was using over 14 different colors of yarn! This organizer was perfect and had enough storage to accommodate everything I needed for my project.
  2. These clear project bags by KnitPicks are a set of 4 bags of different sizes. Since they are clear, you can see your projects and all the pretty yarn even though they are neatly tucked away!
  3. Lion Brand has a bunch of bags and cases to choose from.
  4. Knit Picks offers so many cute Zipper pouches!

Blocking Supplies

I didn’t always block all my projects and I realized that I didn’t like the process of blocking since I didn’t have the right tools for it!

1. I have these blocking mats from KnitIQ now and I block all my projects on them! I also have this beautiful canvas bag to store them in!

2. These blocking combs by Knitter’s Pride save so much time and make blocking so easy! I use mine all the time!

3. KnitPicks also offers a set of blocking mats that I think would work great.

4. I’ve always wanted to get one of these Chetnanigans blocking boards! They are hand crafted and have great reviews. They also come with a bunch of accessories to make blocking easier.


8. Accessories

A set of stitch markers with markers in 10 colors.
Ozeri Weighing Scale to weight crochet projects.
  1. A good journal can make your life so easy! You can use it to keep track of projects (old, current, and future), gifts, yarn, and a bunch of other things. This Journals unlimited is a crochet / knit / yarn journal and looks perfect!
  2. Stitch markers are my #1 accessory that I use pretty much with every project I work on. Here are some that I found interesting:
  3. These Pom Pom makers are so easy to use! I have made some poms for my projects and they are so much fun to work with!
  4. I also have this set of Tassel makers that makes the process of making tassels so easy!
  5. This set of 3 adjustable yarn guide rings would be great while working with multiple colors at once.
  6. We can always do with a pair of pretty vintage scissors right?
  7. This weighing scale is perfect to weigh your yarn and your projects!
  8. If you are doing color work in your projects, you will most likely need a set of bobbins for your yarn. These Sheep bobbins look super cute and would be perfect to include in your project bag!
  9. I keep track of my rows by writing them down as I make them, this cute mini row counter would be so good to have!

Jewelry

How about some jewelry? Here are some things that I thought would make great gifts:

  1. Pendants from Furls
  2. Earrings from Mijo Crochet
  3. Antique gold and silver color pendant – This is a yarn cutter, I love the antique look.
  4. Clover gold pendant antique – This one is a yarn cutter too!

12. Yarn Puzzle

Are you a puzzle person? Before my kids were born, I always had a puzzle corner in my house where I would have a puzzle in the works at all times! I don’t have one anymore but I have these in my wishlist for when my kids are older and I can reinstate my little puzzle corner 🙂

  1. Plenty of yarn (1000 pc)
  2. Colorful yarn puzzle (500 pc)
  3. All you Knit is Love (1000 pc)

13. Mugs

I am not really a coffee or tea person so I don’t use mugs very often but these caught my eye:

  1. It’s not hoarding if it is yarn
  2. Heart to crochet mug from Lion brand

16. Gift Cards

If you prefer gift cards instead, here is a list of gift cards you could purchase:

  1. Lion Brand
  2. KnitPicks
  3. Snufflebean yarn
  4. Amazon –
    1. Egift card
    2. Physical gift card
  5. Joann
    1. Joann Gift Card from Amazon
  6. Michaels Gift Card from Amazon
  7. Apple Gift Card from Amazon

That’s all the gift ideas I have, I hope you will find something you like here. If you have any more gift ideas, please leave me a comment and share them with me :)

Acknowledgement

Thank you Vicky Staden for helping me with compiling this list!


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