Best Knitting and Crochet Gifts 2021

A collection of the best knitting and crochet gifts in 2021. Find the perfect gifts for crocheters and knitters from unique to practical to fun!

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If you don’t knit or crochet, it can sometimes be challenging to find a present for someone who does. Yarn will always be a great gift for knitters or crocheters, but if you want to give something more unique, this list has great options.

And if you’re a crochet lover or knitter yourself, you can also use this gift guide to help inspire you to make your own wish lists.

If you’re looking for more general crafting gifts, here are my recommendations for the best craft gifts.

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Top Knitting and Crochet Gifts in Each Price Range

To make it easy to find a gift for the knitter or crocheter in your life, are here are some quick picks of gifts for crochet lovers and knitters. I’ve broken out some of the top gifts at each budget so you can choose from the list that works for you.

Top Knitting and Crochet Gifts Under $20

Top Knitting and Crochet Gifts Under $50

Top Knitting and Crochet Gifts Over $50

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Knitting and Crochet Gifts Under $20

All of these gifts for knitters and crocheters are below $20. Use them as stocking stuffers or as a less pricey main gift. Whichever you go with, the knitter and crocheter in your life will certainly appreciate these crochet and knitting gifts.

Fun Stitch Markers

There are all sorts of fun stitch markers you can get. Etsy has a whole selection, but I chose some of my personal favorites (click each photo to shop it on Etsy). You can get some personalized stitch markers, nerdy ones, playful ones, or pretty much any design your knitter or crocheter might like.

Personalized Craft Labels

These custom sew-in craft labels make for an adorable and thoughtful gift for a crocheter and knitter. There are all types of personalized labels you can get on Etsy, including these sew-on labels. They get sewn onto a finished knit or crocheted item to add a personal touch.

Annie's Caring Crochet Kit Club

Annie’s Crochet Kit Club is a unique craft subscription kit. It works like all of the other craft subscription kit in that it provides the materials and instructions to crochet a project. However, what’s unique about this kit is the project can be donated.

All of the projects are items for those in need such as chemo caps and blankets for children. They partner with organizations that will take the donations so once the project is completed, it gets sent to that organization. I absolutely love the whole idea and mission and frankly at $19.99 per month, it makes a truly lovely and affordable gift for people who crochet or a knitter who wants to get into crochet.

Yarn Bowl

knit picks two toned wooden yarn bowl

A yarn bowl is a beautiful and useful gift for a knitter or crocheter. I received a similar one years ago and cherish it. Simply put your ball of yarn in the bowl, thread it through the spiral and keeps the yarn contained. No more hunting a ball of yarn across the room! This one from Knit Picks has the gorgeous two-toned designed that is just over $20.

Yarn!

merino rainbow yarn azelea green and pink hand dyed yarn aloft kid mohair yarn in different colors felici sock yarn from knit picks in different colors chroma worsted yarn in different rainbow colors white hathorne speckled yarn with multi colored dots on the yarn

You can never go wrong giving yarn as a gift to a knitter or crocheter. The only thing you may want to consider is the size of the yarn. This really only applies to those who you know make only socks (get “fingering yarn”) or only work with thick yarn (get “bulky” or “super bulky” yarn). Otherwise chances are, the knitter or crocheter will find a project that will use the yarn.

I’ve selected a few of my personal favorites off of KnitPicks and Etsy (you can click on each photo to go to its page). Depending on the price of the yarn and how much you’re willing to spend, I recommend getting a few balls of the same color to make sure they have enough for a project. You can even pair it with some knitting needles this is a great simple set and a free downloadable pattern (such as these) to give the some inspiration!

Mini Amigurumi Animals Crochet Book

This book as a fantastic gift for a crocheter who wants to learn how to crochet amigurumi animals. If you haven’t heard of amigurumi, it’s a Japanese style of making knit or crochet creatures. It’s actually something I have also always wanted to get into and this would definitely be on my must-buy books since it’s all about making tiny projects.

Neck Light

While originally intended for reading, this neck light is perfect to use while knitting and crocheting. It’s portable, and most importantly, hands-free so your knitter can continue using both hands while making things late into the night.

Yarn Cutter Pendant

clover yarn cutter pendant in silver and gold colors

This pendant is an incredibly handy tool and makes for a fantastic knitting or crochet gift. It’s used to easily cut yarn and cord, but looks pretty as well. Functional and fashionable? Yes, please! It can be attached to necklace chain or a keychain and kept with knitting supplies. The pendant can be bought at The Woolery and the keychain on KnitPicks.

Needle Gauge Tool

knit picks wooden alpaca knitting needle gauge

This adorable knitting needle gauge is a cute little knitting gift. It’s used to easily determine the size of a knitting needle since they’re not all labeled. For the serious knitters, they’ll have multiple knitting needles so this tool is super convenient.

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Wraps Per Inch Tool

knit picks wooden wraps per inch tool with a unicorn knitting a scarf on it

A wraps per inch tool is incredibly handy for both crocheters and knitters to figure out how wide their yarn is (yarn gauge). I have one of these and use it to check the yarn gauge of my hand spun yarn and if I lose the information on my store bought yarn.

Row Counter

red knitting row counter that fits over knitting needles

This row counter makes a great stocking stuffer or even as a charm on a gift. Hang it on the ribbon or bow of the gift that has other knitting supplies. This counter slips on to the knitting needles and is handy to easily count knitting rows.

Yarn Ball Winder

knitpicks yarn ball winder

This yarn ball winder makes dealing with yarn so much easier. For myself, this (especially combined with a yarn swift) is pretty much a game changer. No more tangled messes, this thing lets you easily make balls of yarn. If the knitter or crocheter in your life doesn’t have one yet, do them a favor and please get them one (along with a yarn swift).

Set of Cable Needles, Stitch Holders, and Tapestry Needles

This is a great set of extra types of needles to make all sorts of interesting stitches. This set contains cable needles, stitch holders, and tapestry needles. So if the knitter in your life has been wanting to try more complicated stitches and designs, this is a perfect set to get them.

Portable Yarn Bag

This yarn bag might look small, but it has a huge capacity. It has a 12.7″ diameter and is roughly  roughly 12″ tall, but can store around 5-10 balls of yarn. Then it has plenty of pockets and storage space on the outside to hold crochet hooks, knitting needles, scissors and more. These bags come in multiple colors and patterns to choose from so you can find the perfect one.

Dish Towel Kit

knitpicks knit dish towel set kit

This kit comes with a downloadable pattern and 5 colors of “Dishie” yarn, perfect for making dishtowels. Be forewarned though, dish towel making can be addicting so expect to receive knitted dishtowels for gifts for every holiday (I’m speaking from experience, here).

This knit dishtowel kit is an intermediate level kit so it doesn’t come with needles. So in case knitter doesn’t have US 6 (4mm) needles, I recommend getting them a pair as well (such as these).

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Knitting and Crochet Gifts Under $50

This group of knitting and crochet gifts are a fantastic mix of practical and fun, all under $50. So if you have a slightly higher budget, these can be some really great gift ideas for a crocheter or knitter.

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Large Yarn Bag - Teamoy Knitting Bag

If the knitter or crocheter in your life tends to use longer knitting needles or crochet hooks, they’re going to want a bigger bag. This bag is perfect as it can fit needles and hooks that are up to 14″ long. The inside has multiple dividers to help sort yarn and plenty of pockets to store needles, scissors, and everything else.

Yarn Dyeing Kit

Ashford weaving starter kit -monochrome with partially woven wall hanging on the loom and balls of grey and white yarn next to it

This yarn dyeing kit could be a really fun gift for a crocheter or knitter who can never quite find the perfect yarn. Not only do they get to learn how to dye yarn with this kit, but also they then get to use the yarn in another project so it’s like two gifts in one!

KnitCrate - Knitting and Crochet Subscription Box

KnitCrate is a monthly knitting and crocheting subscription box. They have a few different types to choose from so you can find the best one for your knitter or crocheter. They have a starter set (perfect for those who haven’t tried knitting) or an “Anything Goes” box that has a variety of projects.

These kits come with all of the supplies and instructions (including the knitting or crochet needles!) to make the project. The subscriptions start at $29.99 per month.

Yarn Swift

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I cannot express to you how convenient a yarn swift is. No more attempting to detangle a skein or hank of yarn. Simply put the skein over it and the yarn unwinds swiftly. This wooden one is an amazing knitting gift because of how beautiful it is, but I have a whole guide on the best yarn swifts. Pair it with a yarn ball winder and you have an amazing set of gifts for a crocheter or knitter.

Mystery Bag of Yarn

If you’re unsure of what gift to get your crocheter or knitter or can’t decide which yarn to get, this is the perfect gift. It’s a mystery bag of 6 skeins of yarn. It’s a fun surprise and you don’t have to commit to choosing the “perfect” yarn. It’s $39.99, but you get over $100 worth of yarn in different sizes and colors!

Knitting Pattern Holder by Knitter's Pride

This Knitter’s Pride knitting pattern holder folds up to make it easy to display a pattern or any charts. It’s magnetic and comes with a long magnetic bar that can be used to follow along each line of the pattern. The holder also has pockets and a pen holder to keep everything in place.

Reversible Octopus Crochet Kit

crochet kit contents and pattern for a crochet reversible octopus

This kit contains everything needed to crochet a reversible octopus (including the crochet hook and extra yarn)! I personally love my reversible octopus so it’s pretty cool there’s a kit to make your own. If you know a crocheter who is into amigurumi and wants to make their own stuffed animal, this would be a perfect gift!

Mighty Mini Kitty Pouf Kit

knitpicks knitting kit - Mighty Mini Kitty Pouf Kit

This kit includes the yarn and pattern to make two of these adorable cat pillowy poufs. It’s an intermediate level knitting project so the knitter you’re gifting it to may already have the needles. However, just in case, it’s a good idea to include them. The pattern suggests US 15 (10mm) circular knitting needles (such as these).

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Knitting and Crochet Gifts Over $50

All of these knitting and crochet gifts are perfect if you have a large budget. These crochet and knitting gift ideas are a mix of great supplies and kits. You can also easily top $50 getting yarn as a gift for your crocheter or knitter.

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Set of Circular Knitting Needles

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If the knitter in your life doesn’t yet have circular needles, this set would make a fantastic knitting gift. It comes with 9 different sizes of aluminum needles (from US 4-11), 4 cable needles, and more. It also comes with its own carrying case to keep everything together. It’s a great gift for a knitter who wants to knit circular items, such as hats or socks.

Blanket Knitting Kit

ewe ewe yarns finished light green knit blanket hanging on a couch made from the blanket knitting kit

This blanket knitting kit from Ewe Ewe Yarns would be a beautiful big gift for a knitter. You can choose either a baby blanket or adult blanket and comes with either 4 or 8 skeins of yarn, the knitting needles, and pattern. You also get to choose the color of yarn.

Knitter's Pride Tunisian Bamboo Crochet Hook Set

Knitter's Pride? Bamboo Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Set By Knitter?S Pride | Michaels�

This crochet set is a gorgeous gift for a crocheter. It comes with 8 bamboo crochet hooks that are all interchangeable with the included cords. The set also comes in a convenient carrying case to store everything in one place.

Silver Reed LK150 Knitting Machine

The Silver Reed LK150 Knitting Machine is an amazing device if you really want to splurge. If your knitter has wanted to try a knitting machine and easily knit intricate patterns, this is the machine to get. I found it cheapest on Lion Brand, but you can also find it on Amazon.

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