Crochet can seem a bit intimidating at first, with varying types of yarn and materials, different hooks, and enumerable patterns. But as anyone who’s gotten a hang of the craft knows, once you learn a few basics and get familiar with things to crochet, you’ll want to create crochet gifts for everyone in your life!

25 Gift Ideas You Can Crochet

Crochet Gifts for Anyone, Anytime

1. Crochet Hearts

crotchet hearts
These sweet crochet hearts make lovely gifts.

Materials Needed: Yarn, scissors, and a yarn hook

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

These colorful hearts make for easy crochet projects and are perfect as party decorations, to use in other crochet projects like scarves or beanies, or as simple gifts to someone special.

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Pro Tip
You’ll want to use the crochet hook size that corresponds to the size of the yarn that you’re working with—the thicker the yarn, the thicker the hook you’ll need. Many suppliers use a lettered model for quantifying different hook sizes, and yarn packaging should include these guidelines as well.

2. Floral Wreath

crochet floral wreath
Floral wreaths make great gifts year-round.

Materials Needed: Styrofoam ring, yarn, .5 centimeter hook, scissors, darning needle, hemming pins, ribbon

Difficulty: Advanced

Time Estimate: 2 hours

If you’re looking for elegant crochet gifts ideas, this wreath fits the bill. Skillshare instructor Emese Liliom will teach you how to make the puff flowers, hibiscus flowers, Irish lace roses, and corkscrew spirals needed to put this beauty together.

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3. Table Runner

crochet circles
With a simple crochet circle pattern, you can create your own table runner.

Materials Needed: Yarn, .5 centimeter hook, scissors, darning needle, paper, pen, and crochet circle pattern

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Choose a handful of your favorite colors and get to work on this cheerful table runner! Skillshare instructor Linzy Harris will teach you how to plan your table runner on paper, master the circle crochet pattern, and sew your circles together to render the final design.

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4. Crochet Eggs

crochet eggs
Crochet eggs create a beautiful springtime centerpiece.

Materials Needed: Yarn, 3mm yarn hook, stitch marker, batting or stuffing

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Easter eggs are easy crochet gifts and a great choice for beginners. Display them in a basket as a springtime table centerpiece, or make a few larger eggs to use as accent pieces. 

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5. Dishcloths

crochet dishtowel
If you’ve got to do the dishes, you may as well do them with a beautiful dishtowel!

Materials Needed: Yarn in 2 to 3 colors, 4mm yarn hook, yarn needle, bobby pin or paperclips, row counter (optional)

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Nearly everyone uses dishcloths, so why not add a bit of style to the chore? Follow along as Skillshare instructor Khara Plicanic shows you how to make this colorful trio of dishcloths.

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Crochet Gifts for Babies

6. Jellyfish

crochet jellyfish
Crochet a jellyfish for a special little one in your life.

Materials Needed: 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 2 9mm safety eyes, yarn needle, size “f” crochet hook, scissors, batting or stuffing, stitch marker

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 1 hour

If you’re looking for creative crochet baby gifts, check out this sweet jellyfish. Stick to one color or mix it up for an even more advanced project!

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7. Owl

crochet owls
Crochet owls are the perfect addition to any nursery.

Materials Needed: Blue yarn, white yarn, orange yarn, crochet hook, scissors, black felt, white felt, darning needle, sewing needle and thread, batting or stuffing, round black beads (optional)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 1 hour

When it comes to cute crochet baby gifts, these owls can’t be beat. First, Skillshare instructor Vivika Vaina will show you how to create the shape for your owl, and then you’ll learn how to stuff it and add the adorable finishing touches for gifting. 

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8. Crochet Edge Baby Blanket

baby blankets
Baby blankets are fun, easy projects—and perfect gifts.

Materials Needed: 1 yard of medium weight fleece fabric, yarn, crochet hook, rotary cutter (or scissors), skip blade, marker, ruler

Difficulty: Beginner 

Time Estimate: 1 hour

If you’re on the hunt for easy crochet projects, look no further. In this beginner-friendly tutorial, you’ll learn how to cut your fleece fabric and finish it with a crochet edge to create a perfect baby gift. 

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9. Crochet Bows

crochet bow
Bows and babies are an adorable combination!

Materials Needed: Yarn, crochet hook, embroidery needle

Difficulty: Beginner 

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

Whether you’re making crochet gifts for boys or girls, bows are perfect—they work equally well as dapper bow ties and as cute hair clips! With a few simple tools, you’ll learn how to create your own bows and even how to turn them into other accessories like necklaces and bracelets. 

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10. Crochet Bees

crochet bees
Crochet bees make for sweet baby gifts!

Materials Needed: Worsted weight yarn in black, yellow, and white, 4mm crochet hook, yarn needle

Difficulty: Beginner 

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

These sweet bees are not only fun things to crochet, but they also make for excellent crochet baby gifts. You can turn them into a sweet mobile or simply give a group of bees as a standalone decoration. 

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Crochet Gifts for Christmas

11. Crochet Rug

crochet rugs
Crochet rugs add a cozy touch to any room.

Materials Needed: 14 yards of cotton fabric on a 45-inch bolt, “s” sized crochet hook, scissors

Difficulty: Beginner 

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Though this rug may seem complicated, we promise it’s an easy, fun project for beginners. Designer and maker Morgan Roberts will teach you how to create yarn from cotton fabric and weave it together in a circular pattern using your crochet hook.

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12. Fingerless Mittens

fingerless mittens
Make fingerless mittens with Skillshare instructor Jess Coppom.

Materials Needed: Yarn, crochet hook, scissors, tapestry needle

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Fingerless mittens are useful in almost any climate and make for wonderful crochet Christmas gifts. (They’re far easier to make than the five-fingered variety, too!) Skillshare instructor Jess Coppom will walk you through everything from yarn selection to mitten creation. 

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13. Shawl

crochet shawl
This soft, stylish shawl is a wonderful Christmas gift.

Materials Needed: Yarn, 6mm crochet hook

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Shawls and scarves are classic Christmas gifts, and this one will have a DIY touch. Using the chain stitch and double crochet stitch, you can whip this up over a weekend. 

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14. Earrings

crochet earrings
Put some crochet earrings under the Christmas tree this year!

Materials Needed: Worsted weight cotton yarn, 3.5mm crochet hook, 2 ear wires, 2 6mm jump rings, needle nose pliers, yarn needle

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Everyone loves jewelry under the Christmas tree! Skillshare instructor Khara Plicanic teaches you everything you need to know to create these fun, colorful “scoops” earrings for sisters, moms, aunts, and friends.

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15. Eyeglasses Case

crochet eyeglass cases
These eyeglass cases are a stylish way to store everything from readers to sunglasses.

Materials Needed: Worsted weight cotton yarn, 4mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, 3 small buttons, sewing needle and thread, measuring tape

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

If you want to whip up a few crochet Christmas gifts that will work for just about anyone, try an eyeglasses case—perfect for reading glasses or even sunnies. 

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Crochet Gifts for Men

16. Beanie

crochet hat
Puff stitch beanie created by Skillshare student Hari Mullholland.

Materials Needed: Light worsted weight cotton yarn, 5mm crochet hook, 6mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Beanies are perfect presents and easy crochet gifts to make! Skillshare instructor and crochet creator Toni Lipsey will teach you how to make your own crochet beanie using a puff stitch and a few materials.

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17. Cozy Throw

crochet throw
Create this throw over a weekend and gift it on Monday!

Materials Needed: 4 skeins of yarn, crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, ruler

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 5 hours

Everyone needs a cozy throw in their life! Skillshare instructor Jen Dwyer says that this is a great weekend project, and she will walk you through each step; from finding the correct crochet hook size to the final tassels. 

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18. Plant Pot Cover

crochet plant pot holders
Give your greenery some love with these crochet plant pot holders.

Materials Needed: Plant in a 4-inch nursery pot, 4-inch plastic dish, scissors, 1 plain t-shirt, plastic bags, 12mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, stitch marker

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 2 hours

These plant pot covers are great crochet gifts for a dad or grandfather who has a green thumb. Skillshare instructor Kristina Turner will teach you how to make your own yarn and turn it into a pot holder for any plant.

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19. Basket

crochet basket
Hand crochet a handy basket for the men in your life.

Materials Needed: 100 yards of ½ inch cotton piping cord, 40 yards of felted wool yarn, scissors

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 3 hours

This basket is a versatile choice—it can be used to store a plant, magazines, TV remotes, and more. It’s also an easy project for beginners. If you’d like to get extra fancy, include the optional leather handle.  

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20. Scarf

crochet scarf
You can’t go wrong with a scarf as a gift!

Materials Needed: Double knit weight yarn, 5mm crochet hook, stitch marker, scissors

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 2 hours

This project, which uses only the crochet single stitch, is beginner-safe. Follow along as crochet enthusiast Aimee Curtis teaches you how to make this warm, cozy scarf. 

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Crochet Gifts for Teachers

21. Cup Cozies

crochet cozy
Help your favorite teacher keep her coffee warm with this crochet cozy.

Materials Needed: Worsted weight cotton yarn, 4mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, bobby pins, row counter

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Teachers always need a cup of coffee or tea, and these yarn cozies make colorful, beautiful crochet teacher gifts. 

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22. Butterfly Earrings

crochet butterfly earrings
Crochet butterfly earrings made by Skillshare instructor Eva Widjaja.

Materials Needed: 4mm crochet hook, 5mm crochet hook, linen fabric, jewelry pliers, embroidery hoop, silver ear posts, decorative brooch 

Difficulty: Advanced

Time Estimate: 1 hour

These stylish crochet earrings are a beautiful way to show love to the teacher in your life! Skillshare instructor and crochet designer Eva Widjaja will show you each step in making your butterflies and turning them into giftable jewelry. 

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23. Cell Phone Case

crochet cell phone case
A handy cell phone case is a gift that anyone will appreciate.

Materials Needed: Worsted weight cotton yarn, 4mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, 3 small buttons, sewing needle and thread, measuring tape

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

This cell phone case with a built-in pocket makes a useful gift for anyone—but especially for teachers who want to avoid distractions during classroom time. 

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24. Reusable Bag

crochet reusable bag
Reusable bags are versatile gifts!

Materials Needed: Cotton or acrylic yarn, 5mm crochet hook, safety pin, scissors 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time Estimate: 2 hours

Teachers are almost always carrying around papers or supplies, so reusable bags are great crochet teacher gifts. This two-toned reusable bag with handles is sturdy and versatile, and it can be made in any color scheme you’d like!

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25. Bracelet

crochet bracelets
Crochet is so versatile that you can even stitch your own bracelets.

Materials Needed: Cotton or acrylic yarn, 4mm crochet hook, beads

Difficulty: Beginner

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

If you’re looking for crochet gifts that even your kids can help with, these quick, customizable bracelets are a natural choice. Skillshare instructor Hazel Fisher will teach you how to master the chain stitch to create your own bracelet crochet gifts. 

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