Finding beginner crochet gifts is a nightmare for everyone except crocheters. It’s such a nuanced hobby that it’s almost impossible for a non-crocheter to know what to get for their favourite ‘hooker’. It’s like if someone asked me to buy a gift for someone who enjoyed fishing as a hobby. I wouldn’t have a clue where to begin. I mean I know fishing rods exist but where to start?
This is why I thought I’d pop together this post so that beginner crochet enthusiasts can send their loved ones here for gift inspiration for special occasions. Hot tip: If you are buying for someone who is delving into beginner crochet and you’re not sure what hook size to get and you want it to be a surprise, go for a 4mm hook. It’s one of the most common and most used of all the hook sizes. Most crocheters will agree you can never have too many 4mm hooks. Here are my top 13 picks for gifts for crocheters.
The perfect gift for someone who is exploring beginner crochet or an expert who wants to upgrade their hooks. Clover hooks are a crocheter’s dream and definitely my preferred hook. I still love and use other hooks but Clovers just speak my stitching language if you know what I mean.
Furls hooks are completely divine and a lovely special gift for a crocheter you love. They’re highly sought after in the crochet community and from the reviews I’ve read, they’re a dream to crochet with. I haven’t tried one myself but from what I’ve heard they have a lovely weight to them and the yarn smoothly glides over the metal finish. Doesn’t that sound delicious?
One of the safest gifts you can buy for someone who is dabbling in beginner crochet – a gorgeous leather hook organizer! It’s the type of thing a beginner crocheter would never buy for themselves (we spend most of our money on yarn!) so it’s a lovely luxury item for a gift.
If you’ve ever made pom poms by hand, you’ll know how necessary these things are. An ideal gift for someone who likes to make lots of beanies or cute blankets with poms at the corners.
If you know of a beginner crocheter who doesn’t have a yarn bowl, this is the ideal gift. For real.
Crocheting is hard work, especially if you’re a touch obsessive about it (I may have crocheted for 8 hours straight over the weekend) and your muscles can get mighty sore. This lovely little tin of muscle rub would be a great little gift for a crocheter to pop in their work basket. And this is VERY beginner crochet friendly – it takes a while for your body/muscles to get strong enough to stop hurting!
These little bags are such a genius idea for crocheting on the run. In fact, I just bought one for airplane and car crocheting and also crocheting on the way to the shops to get my coffee. Never waste one second when you could be crocheting! Perfect for beginner crochet – you can practice wherever you are.
As a seasoned crocheter, I can’t get enough of little notions cases. I use them to keep all the bits pieces together I need for individual projects and they’re also great for travel. I particularly loved this one because it opens right out and makes a little basket so you don’t have to rummage around in a pencil case-style bag looking for things you can’t see.
The perfect gift for crochet fangirls. You know when you just love something so much you want the world to know? Crochet is bae indeed.
Give your favorite crocheter this sweet pin to wear on their collar or on their notions bag for a subtle little nod to the hobby they love.
Handmade wooden blocking boards are a crocheter’s dream – I love this one from Chetnanigans on Etsy. A very safe purchase for a gift for a crocheter.
A great gift for any crocheter who wants to be a part of a community, learn new skills each month and get lessons and patterns for useful and modern crochet projects.