Have you ever racked your brain thinking of gifts for family, friends, or just to bring to a neighbor’s open house? Store-bought items just seem too boring, and you might run the risk of buying the same gift as someone else. Well, with crochet gifts, you’ll be able to give gifts that are unique and thoughtful. This list of free crochet gift patterns will inspire you and get you started on your own handmade crochet gift.
The best thing about handmaking these easy crochet gifts for friends is that you can entirely customize them with elements the recipient will love. You can make them modern, creative, simple, sweet, personalized with names and special designs, and so on.
These free crochet patterns range from crochet gifts for men, women, children, the home, and pets! From crochet Christmas gifts to any occasion you can think of, you’ll be sure to find a pattern here that suits it.
Some occasions that these crochet gift ideas would be perfect for are:
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
- Wedding showers
- Baby showers
- Housewarming gifts
- Graduation gifts
- Charity Events
How To Crochet Gifts?
Depending on the complexity of the tutorial that you choose, some of the crochet patterns can be pretty easy, simple, and quick to make. However, some of the crochet gift patterns can also be complex, taking days to finish. Choose the one that matches your level of expertise, budget, and available time.
You will notice that most of the tutorials in this list require some basic knowledge of crocheting, such as knowing how to make basic stitches. You can check out the complete guide to crochet for beginners if you need some guidance or a refresher.
Granny squares are also a common theme, as they are the foundation of many beautiful gifts like crochet bags and crochet tops. This tutorial on how to crochet granny squares will be helpful.
Furthermore, amigurumi animals are another gift idea you will see on this list. These animals are slightly more difficult than other crochet gifts, but if you like the challenge, then this tutorial on how to crochet animal amigurumi will be of use to you.
Still not sure if you’ll be able to make it? Don’t worry, as this list includes some small crochet gifts and practical crochet gifts that are simple to make and won’t cost you an arm and a leg!
With just a couple of materials, some basic knowledge of crocheting, and some patience, you’ll be able to create crochet gifts that are unique and meaningful for your loved ones!
Here are some of the supplies you will find in tutorials for crochet gift ideas:
Each of the patterns in this curated list uses a specific yarn, so read the pattern and pay attention to the type of yarn used. This is to make sure the sizing of your crocheted gifts won’t go off a lot.
- Crochet Hook
Always refer to the tutorial for the best results. You can use a hook a size up or down to meet the tension gauge requested.
- Stitch Markers
These are useful tools for marking important stitches. Some simple patterns may not require them, but keeping them on hand is always a good idea.
You can’t possibly cut your yarn without this.
- Measuring Tape
In some patterns, you’ll need to measure and check the tension gauge of your test swatch to see if it’s the right size. This is critical if you need to crochet a gift that fits the recipient’s size.
- Stuffing Materials
This is required if you are crocheting animals or any other crochet project that requires a more 3D effect.
1. What yarn should I use for my crochet gifts?
Answer: Use the yarn suggested by the tutorial for the best results.
Certain yarns are ideal for specific gifts. For example, acrylic and cotton yarns for crochet animals that need to be soft and long-lasting. Cotton yarn that is soft and breezy is probably best for clothing of any kind. Raffia yarn is ideal for lightweight and rigid gifts such as sun hats and beach tote bags.
2. How do I ensure my gifts last?
Answer: Quality materials are key!
Similar to preparing a good meal, a good, long-lasting crochet gift is made of quality ingredients. Specifically, durable, high-quality yarn that will stand the test of time. Pay even more attention to the yarn if the item is something that will be used often or washed often.
3. What other things do I have to consider when choosing my yarn?
Answer: This question is important as these projects are meant to be given to others. Other than considering if the color choice and the item itself will suit the person, do also consider if your recipient has allergies!
Some people might be more sensitive to animal-based yarn, like wool. Wool is capable of causing rashes. If your recipient has more sensitive skin, then Alpaca yarn is a good alternative as it does not contain lanolin.
To be on the safe side, use synthetic fibers such as acrylic yarn or bamboo yarn.
4. How do I substitute the amigurumi yarn size if I don’t have the yarn size specified in the tutorial?
Answer: You can actually substitute any amigurumi yarn into any pattern that you’d like.
For example, if you only have a smaller yarn, you’ll need to use a smaller hook, and you’ll end up with a smaller amigurumi, and vice versa. Check out this detailed tutorial to learn more in-depth about how to substitute yarn size in amigurumi.
- Get started on that crochet project and post the finished product on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us @madefromyarn so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Crochet List.
- Share with your crochet groups for a crochet-along event.
- Browse more free crochet patterns for more ideas on crochet gifts.
62 Free Patterns for Crochet Gifts
This assortment of handmade, one-of-a-kind presents, ranging from lovely to useful, is sure to get you in the mood to start crocheting gifts for your loved ones. There are gifts that can be made quickly and easily, as well as those that require more time and skill. Start crocheting away!