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I am terrible at coming up with ideas when people ask me what I want for Christmas. Even though I spend all year delaying purchases, saving them instead for my supposed Christmas list, when game time comes, I’m always left asking for boot socks and solid color shirts.
In case you have the same draw-a-blank syndrome when it comes to asking for presents you’d truly enjoy, I put together this list of my top gifts for crocheters to help you out. All of these items are either things I own and love or covet and have added to my own Christmas list. My hope is that you can just email this list straight over to the nearest elf in your family and set them to work on shopping for you. 😉 (Or perhaps you’re your own personal elf, in which case you can just start treating yourself this instant!)
1. A Set of Ergonomic Hooks – I don’t know what took me SO long to try hooks with easy-grip handles, but now I absolutely love them. This Clover crochet hook set is the best of the best and if you’re looking for some that are more affordable, I’ve gotten a ton of use out of my inexpensive set from Amazon. (You can’t beat that price!)
2. An “I Love Crochet” Subscription – “I Love Crochet” is a digital magazine that publishes 6 pattern-packed issues each year. Each issue has so many great patterns that I’d love to make. If you’re looking for a gift that can be enjoyed year round, this is definitely it. I love that it’s digital too because then you can always go back and view patterns from past issues without having to actually hold onto the magazine. (You can see the super discounted Black Friday subscription prices here!)
3. Craftsy Classes – I’m a huge fan of Youtube, but sometimes I just want to spend time learning instead of wading through videos of teen girls applying makeup. That’s where Craftsy comes in. Their video courses are really nicely produced and taught by some of the rockstars of the craft industry. I’d love to take Tamara from Moogly’s course on the crocodile stitch or Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby’s crochet cables course. A crochet course would make an inexpensive gift you can enjoy for a long time. (You always have access to the videos one you buy the course!)
4. Fancy Smancy Scissors – Yes, scissors can be a totally utilitarian instrument in your crochet tool kit. But they can also be so PRETTY! It makes me so, so happy to pull out my scissors from Paper Gold Co or my Gingher embroidery stork scissors to trim my yarn. Ugly scissors can do the job, but so can buying an afghan from Target. There’s a reason we crochet it instead. There’s joy in the process. Especially when your scissors are beautiful.
5. Pretty Much Anything From Yarn Mamas – Krista is a fellow crocheter and the mama behind Yarn Mamas, a collection of comfy clothes for makers. I love this “Yarn” sweatshirt and this “Hooked” shirt is perfection! Wear your maker pride proud!
6. Books to Improve Your Craft – As a blogger, you might expect me to say the internet is the answer to everything. But I actually find myself referencing my crochet books frequently for stitch inspiration and clear, concise answers to my crochet questions. A few books that I find really valuable are “Basic Crochet Stitches,” edited by Erika Knight and “Simple Crocheting: A Complete How-To-Workshop With 20 Projects” also by Erika Knight. Whether you’re a beginner or a experienced crocheter, you’ll find yourself flooded with new modern crochet ideas in these two books!
7. A Super-Sized Crochet Is Bae Mug – Toni is a yarn friend of mine and she has designed the cutest mug for those of us who like to sip tea or coffee while we crochet. Now, if you’re like I was and have no idea what “BAE” means, let me just save you the trouble of pestering the nearest millennial and tell you that it’s an acronym that stands for “Before Anything Else.” Crochet before anything else. Sounds about right to me!
8. Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover – There’s nothing worse than spending 60 hours on a project only to have the yarn pill on the first wearing. That’s where Gleener comes to the rescue. You can use it to remove annoying pilling from your knit and crochet items as well as your regular store-bought clothes. (Use the code MAKEANDDO10 for 10% through Dec 31, 2016!)
9. A Hook Organizer from Chetnanigans– This company is special to me because it’s both a mom and pop shop and I used to live near them in VA. If you’re like me and lose hooks faster than you can buy them, you need one of these nifty hook organizers!
10. Yarn – Did you think I was going to make a list of gifts for crocheters and leave off the most important supply!? Craftsy, Michael’s, Knit Picks and Joann’s are all having huge Black Friday sales this week, so if there’s some yarn you’ve had your eye on, send your little elf to go order it!
Alright, that’s my personal list of the best gifts for crocheters. Have I left anything off? I’d love to hear what you’re asking for this year–maybe you’ll give me some ideas!
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