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There’s more to crocheting than the yarn or thread crocheters use to create their works of art. The top crochet gifts below are those any avid crocheter would love to receive. If you’re looking for gifts for someone who crochets, you can’t go wrong with the items below. I’ve crocheted all my adult life, so I know a little something about the subject.

When I was young I’d tried to learn to crochet from my mother, but could never seem to get it just right. My mom would lose patience with me, and I’d get frustrated with myself, so it never worked out. Some years later after marrying and having my first child I became motivated to learn the craft.

My little baby, from the time she was born was easily awakened. If you’ve ever had a child like that, you know what I mean. When she napped in the afternoon I tried to keep a serene atmosphere, with the housecleaning, dish washing, etc. done early. By the time she took her nap, I was able to sit down and watch TV. But I was bored just doing that, and tried reading. That was okay, but I felt like I needed to be doing something besides that.

A few days later I was in a store where they had a craft section and I noticed they had a small book titled Learn How To Crochet. I picked it up and thumbed through it and found it to have step by step instructions that made sense to me. I grabbed a ball of white cotton thread and a crochet hook (way too big, ’cause I didn’t understand yet!) and bought them.

Each afternoon when my baby girl slept, I sat down with my crochet hook and thread, and THE BOOK. No matter how many times I had to go back over a step, nobody got impatient with me. I knew I could go back to the same steps as many times as it took to learn how to do it. From that point on, I was a crocheter and I love it.

If you or someone you know want to learn how to crochet from a book, I’ve put one on here for you. But if you’re looking for that perfect gift for someone who crochets, I’ve chosen a few that every crocheter will appreciate, for your shopping pleasure.

 

 


Portable Yarn Organizer

Perfect for keeping your yarn organized as you work. Has spaces for 6 skeins of yarn, keeping them tangle free and ready to work with from the center of the skein. It’s indispensable to a crocheter who works on projects requiring a lot of colors.

 


CafePress Hooked on crochet II Tote Bag – Standard Multi-color

This tote bag, with the cute kitty perhaps crocheting a warm blankie for itself, is made of 10-ounce heavyweight, natural canvas. It’s machine washable, and measures 15X18X6. Easy to pick up and take along, could even be used for a book bag, or other items.

 

 


WooCrafts TM Crochet Hook Set,Ergonomic Grip,Crochet Hooks,Mom Gifts,Best            Crochet Hook,Best Friend Gifts,With Crochet Hook Case,Great Crochet Starter Kit,Easy Grip Crochet Needles,Aluminum Crochet Hook Set,Best Birthday Gifts for Her,Crochet Hooks Ergonomic + Yarn Needles,Stitch Markers,Cute Knitting Stitch Row Counter Mini Kacha,etc.

This kit from WooCrafts comes with everything, and I mean everything a crocheter could want or need. Not only does it have the ergonomic grip crochet hooks,  but it has yarn needles, stitch markers, crochet hook case. gauge ruler, and many more necessities for the serious crocheter (or even the one not so serious!)



ArtBin Yarn Drum 12-inches round by 12-3/4-inches high, Raspberry


ArtBin Yarn Drum 12-inches round by 12-3/4-inches high, Periwinkle

If the crocheter you’re buying for takes crochet everywhere, like most of us do, then she or he (YES men do crochet, it’s a great craft!) will love this ArtBin Yarn Drum. It comes in both Periwinkle Blue as well as Raspberry , and makes toting along yarn and a project so easy. When you’re not working,  it zips closed, keeping your project from acquiring any dust or dirt. Every crocheter needs at least one, and if they’re like me,and have a couple projects going at once, more than one is appreciated.

 

 


Clover Takumi Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hooks Gift Set, 8 Sizes

Here’s a great gift for a crocheter. Eight sizes of hooks come enfolded in a cloth clutch, which folds up neatly, carrying your Soft Touch needles inside. It’s a beautiful gift set all by itself and hey! you wouldn’t necessarily have to wrap it, since it looks great the way it is.

Simplicity Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder

When someone crochets a small amount from the skein of yarn, the yarn is then put away somewhere for another project. But when it’s brought back out, often it’s tangled and hard to untangle. (What DO these pieces of yarn do after being put away?) Finding the starting end to crochet from can be a problem too. This little Simplicity Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder can solve the problem neatly for you. Just use it to rewind the skein…and voila! you can crochet from it as though it’s a new skein, because the yarn pulls from the center, just as it did when you bought it. That’s convenience for sure! No crocheter should be without one of these beauties. A thoughtful gift for anyone who works with yarn.

 

 


How To Crochet: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

 

I promised I’d include a book for beginners, just in case you or someone you know that you’re buying a gift for, wants to learn how to crochet. The book above should work for Absolute Beginners, those who don’t know which end of the crochet hook is up! I doubt seriously there are those folks out there, but just in case this book takes you through all the basics of crochet.