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Forty Two Creative Crochet Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Updated: Jan 22

Put down your credit card and find the perfect homemade, customisable gifts to crochet for everyone you love!



When gift-giving season comes around (for birthdays, holidays, or just special occasions), it can be challenging to find something unique and exciting to give - especially if you’ve already gifted them a Giant bear sculpture from Giant Bears! Crochet is an incredibly versatile skill, so you might be wondering if there are gifts to crochet at home instead of buying.


You're in luck, as we have forty-two ideas for crochet gifts suitable for all times of the year, from classic and practical to unique and personalised!


Whether you've just learned to crochet or you're an experienced crocheter looking for a challenge, this list has a great selection of crochet gift ideas for friends, family, partners, and kids that will keep your crochet hook busy and happy! Put your relaxing hobby to great use by making fantastic crochet gifts for your loved ones and avoid the hefty shopping bills of the gift-giving season!


Our Top 10 Gifts to Crochet Yourself!

Classic and Essential Crochet Gift Ideas

Seeking some twists on classic and essential gifts to crochet?


A white happy birthday card with a crochet rainbow

1.Crochet Greeting Cards

Often a mandatory accompaniment to any present, why not make your greeting cards a little more special and unique with some crochet gift card ideas? Handcraft your own card for a loved one, or source a pre-made crochet gift such as a sweet Pocket Heart. There are so many crochet gift ideas for a friend’s birthday card out there, you can find a card to suit anyone





4 multicoloured crochet succulent plants

2.Crochet Flower Bouquets!

A bouquet of flowers is a quintessential present for the ages - and a perfect unique gift to crochet! Save money on buying expensive floral arrangements that wilt within a week and instead consider a gorgeous floral crochet gift that your loved one can keep in their hope for years to come! Find out their favourite flower - be it Spring Daffodils, Lavender, Roses and Tulips or even other plants like Cacti and Succulents - and purchase an incredible unique crochet gift or create it from scratch yourself!


A multicoloured giant bear sculpture

3.Teddy Bear Gifts to Crochet Or A Giant Bear Sculpture From Giant Bears

We know how precious your very own bear is, which is why we always recommend our handmade Sculptures from Giant Bears as a perfect gift! However, we also know how unique it is to be able to hand-craft and crochet a gift yourself - why not follow our guide to Crochet Your Own Teddy Bear to give to a friend or relative! Or if you already have your teddy sorted and are looking for more teddy-bear-themed gifts to crochet, why not take a look at these Teddy Bear Patterns for Rugs, Organisers, and Other Treats!







5 crochet photo frames, pink, green and orange

4.Crochet Photo Frames

Photo frames are a time-honoured gift because it says “here is a way to treasure your favourite memories - and put them on display!” However, buying a frame from a shop can feel like a quick, low-effort present - so why not create a super pretty personalised photo frame gift to crochet yourself? For extra points, print your favourite photo of your loved one and give this photo frame crochet gift pattern a try!






a pink crochet rug

5. Handmade Rug Gift to Crochet

If you’re looking for crochet gift ideas for friends who want to decorate their homes, consider hand making something to brighten up a barren floor! This multi-colour mandela style rug pattern is the perfect gift to crochet!





6.Wall Decor Crochet Gift Ideas

A present that fills an empty space on the wall is often truly appreciated. Abstract designs with neutral colour schemes like this final Multicolour Hill pattern can suit almost any household and are incredible crochet gifts for her or him. Whether you buy or make it yourself, a crochet gift of a landscape such as these Rolling Hills or Purple Sunset patterns can brighten up a home with a subtle artistic wall hanging.


a brown and pink crochet laptop case

7.Crochet Cases for

Laptops, iPads or Kindles

Practical and protective, a homemade case for a device can be the perfect crochet gift for her or him. Customise this laptop case pattern with the recipient’s favourite colours or add a design that appeals to what they like, and you are giving a crochet gift that they will want to keep long term, while also shielding their technology from day to day risks!


beige crochet table mats with a white dinner plate

8.Coaster and Table Mat Crochet Gift Ideas

Personally making a matching dinner set of placemats and coasters is a hugely generous crochet gift idea for friends. Your friend will likely appreciate the level of dedication it takes to learn how to crochet a gift that will be a classy long-term addition to their dinner table. Good to note that these coasters and placemats are machine-washable if any natural spills and accidents happen at the table!




a purple and lilac crochet steering wheel cover inside a car

9.Personalised Car Crochet Gift Ideas

It may be an unusual crochet gift idea for a friend, but many people like to decorate and customise their cars! Instead of a pair of lucky fluffy dice, why not crochet a gift that is well-suited to your friend’s interests and like this decorative strawberry pattern that can hang from their car mirror? Or maybe a unique seat belt and steering wheel cover? Brighten up your friend’s car journeys by giving a gift to crochet yourself!



easy plant hanger crochet pattern guide

10.Crochet Hanging Plant Holders

One popular crochet gift idea is a handmade colourful plant holder! Hanging plants are a great addition to a home and very simple to make when turning a home into a jungle!








Clothes and Accessories

Clothes are a timeless, essential gift to crochet because they are usually always in need - or at least always craved! Better yet, crochet gifts to make at home can out the middleman of harmful fast fashion brands and use eco-friendly materials! If you are a beginner, you may be worried about the skills and time needed to make a high quality crochet gift. But there are so many incredible, simple clothing and accessory crochet gifts to make for all skill levels that will appeal to friends and relatives, men or women!


11.Crochet Earrings

Earrings are beautiful, thoughtful presents and when they are handmade they become even more of a perfect crochet gift idea for her - or him! These fantastic Caribbean Wave Hoops and Spring Flair Earring Patterns come with helpful video tutorials to guide you as you crochet a gift for someone special! Whether your gift receiver likes to express themselves with Cherry Blossoms or Pizza Slices, earrings are a great gift to crochet!



12. Hat, Scarf and Gloves Gifts to Crochet

Cosy winter weather may just be leaving us, but crochet gifts of a new hat, scarf or pair of gloves can be a godsend when October comes faster than expected! Learn how to create a classic bobble hat or an adorable bear beanie with a simple video tutorial! Or if you want to give your crochet hook a rest, there are some incredible small businesses creating handmade crochet gift rainbow bobble hats and bear beanies for all ages!

One crochet gift idea for friends that they will be very grateful for is a new crocheted scarf - to stop them hunting for lost winter wear or spending money on a replacement! Keep your loved one’s hands warm in freezing temperatures with an easy Ringwood Glove crochet gift pattern, or this carefree crochet glove video tutorial!


smiling woman wearing a pink crochet jumper and a denim skirt

13. Sweater Weather Crochet Gifts

Sweaters and cardigans are classic gifts to crochet - but choosing the right colours and a unique, intricate design like a multi-colour heart jumper or a trendy patchwork cardigan can transform this crochet gift into a must-have winter wear! Or if you need crochet gift ideas for friends who like minimalistic sweater designs, try a simple yet pretty striped jumper pattern! And if your Giant Bear friend is looking a little bare, you can also crochet a gift of a sweater and personalise with Teddy Bear Names or initials!





14. Cosy Crochet Gift Socks

You might roll your eyes at the suggestion of giving socks as a gift, as it can be seen as a clueless, boring or even lazy present by the harshest of critics! But let’s be honest, socks are easily lost, prone to wearing down and gaining holes! We could always use a colourful new set, especially as a handmade gift to crochet yourself and show friends your affection!

6 images of brightly coloured and patterned striped crochet socks

Pick a thick, soft yarn, you can create a perfect pair of winter socks to keep feet toasty warm or a thin selection of pastel yarn to form a multi-colour masterpiece! Add some cute unique details to your crochet gift to personalise it and you have an excellent crochet gift idea for her or him! If you’re hunting for silly novelty presents, you can pick bizarre, creative ‘Shark Attacking My Foot’ sock patterns, a crochet gift idea for friends that is near guaranteed to make them laugh! Just note that crocheted socks aren’t as stretchy as knitted socks so it’s important to size up when measuring and making these socks for a specific person!


a brown crochet glasses case with a pair of black glasses inside

15.Crochet Glasses Case and Chain

If your friend is the type to always drop, lose or shatter their glasses on a regular basis, a glasses case may be the ideal crochet gift idea for her or him! Popular with gift receivers of all ages who like to accessorise wherever possible, a decorative flower crochet chain for glasses is a stylish solution to misplacing glasses or losing them when on the move! A crochet glasses case is a neat little crochet gift idea for keeping glasses clean, protected and scratch-free. Quick, easy and practical - these crochet gifts may be in high demand as we cross into sunglass season!


16. Summer Crop Top Gift to Crochet

You might not think wool and yarn clothing are very suited to hot weather - but you’d be wrong! What is great about crop top gifts to crochet yourself is that they can come in so many different styles! Halter necks, bralettes, ruched tank tops or scallop necklines - if you know what she likes, these patterns are an easy and beautiful crochet gift idea for her whether she’s holidaying on the beach or having picnics in the sun!


17. Bow Ties

A bow tie is a very sweet, novelty crochet gift to make for the men, women, children, or even fluffy pets in your life! A small and quick gift to crochet, bow ties can be made in any colour and accompany a variety of outfits! Wear a crocheted handmade bow tie with semi-formal attire for an intriguing, unique evening look!

For special occasions, some pet owners may even like to clip a crochet bow tie onto your cat or dog’s collar - just be cautious when making crochet gifts for animals as you need to ensure they are safe! A crocheted collar, for example, wouldn’t be a secure or advisable full-time collar for dog walking as it may become caught and tangled on branches or it could tear and let your dog loose unexpectedly! Crochet gift pet accessories should be introduced carefully for indoor use with pet owner supervision - and if your pet politely declines to wear crochet gift accessories, make sure to respect their wishes! Remember, your Giant Bear Sculpture will be grateful and excited to wear whatever bow tie you make if this crochet gift idea isn’t appreciated by other furry friends!


18. Crochet Hair Accessories

There are so many pretty crochet gifts to make when your friends are in need of new accessories to style their hair! These patterns for crochet gift headbands and pretty hair clips and scrunchies are absolutely irresistible!

And if you crave some more detailed, intricate and adorable hair clips that you don’t have DIY, take a peak at these handmade Cute Daisy, Rainbow and Bumble Bee Hair Clips! Crochet hair accessories are all around perfect crochet gifts for her - or for you if you simply can’t bear to part with them!


19.Keychains Gifts to Crochet

Keychains have been a popular and readily accessible gift to buy as a souvenir or for decades, but you can put a special twist on this classic crochet gift idea for friends! Construct adorable sea creatures like a tiny crochet seahorse, a tropical fish or a sea turtle! Make your friends hungry with super sweet crochet gift desserts, ice-creams, doughnuts or cupcakes! There really are amigurumi keychain gifts to crochet for every animal, food or hobby your friend may be interested in! Whether you make a cute heartfelt back-to-school present for your children’s backpacks, or a ‘I’m thinking of you’ crochet gift for a partner to attach to their keys, these hand-made charms are a fantastic crochet gift idea to accompany your loved ones everywhere!


a person wearing 3 crochet friendship bracelets

20.Crochet Gift Bracelets for Friends

One of the oldest and best-loved crochet gift ideas for friends is the crochet friendship bracelet! Craft one of these crochet gift friendship bracelets with your friend’s favourite colours in mind and make your friends feel lucky to have you!



6 animal design crochet bookmarks

21. Crochet Gift Bookmarks

Combine two favourite hobbies - reading and crochet - and give the crochet gift of knowing what page your friend read last! There are so many cute bookmark designs and crochet gifts to make yourself, like Happy Teabags, Cute Animals, Sunflower, Strawberry and Flower Bookmarks! If you want to get really creative, find out your friend’s favourite literary character - Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Miss Marple, Mr Darcy or Violet Baudelaire - and make them a crochet gift bookmark themed around that character!





a lady in a brown hate and white t shirt holding a blue and white daisy crochet bag

22. Handmade Crochet Gift Bag

New bags can be expensive, which is why a crocheted bag can be an incredible money-saving and practical crochet gift idea for a friend!

Crochet gift bags can be made in a variety of styles to suit their taste - does your friend love the light, easy access feel of a tote bag? Make them a beautiful Patchwork Daisy Tote Bag! Or if tote bags aren’t their thing, what about a gorgeous backpack with a minimalist look? And if the little ones in your life need a way to carry toys around, try this mini backpack complete with a cute toy bunny gift to crochet yourself! Perfect for carrying around all the other crochet gifts you’ve made!




Crochet Gift Ideas for Extra Special Occasions

You certainly don’t need a reason to give a gift to a loved one - but if you’re looking for a crochet gift idea for a specific special occasion, we have you covered!


a pink and white baby crochet blanket with a rabbit design

23.Baby Showers

Creative Colourful Crochet Gift Baby Blankets. Nothing is quite as heartfelt as a soft blanket for a newborn baby - why not use your skills on an adorable baby bunny blanket crochet gift to make with care and love! These cute, colourful Bunny and Piggy crochet blanket patterns are detailed and can be made with safe, soft yarn for a little one to treasure in the precious first years of their lives!









24. Baby Rattle Gift to Crochet

Another sweet crochet gift idea for a friend’s new baby is a crocheted animal rattle or toy! Consider the crochet gift of Farmyard Animal Rattles or a Sea Animal Baby Gym which can be personalised with the new baby’s name! Or if you want to do it yourself, take a look at this pattern for a Fox Rattle Crochet Gift to make!

25.Baby Clothes

It can be quite expensive for new parents to build a wardrobe for their babies - why not ease the strain by creating sweet baby clothing gifts to crochet yourself! Take a look at this stunning Yellow Daisy Dress if you need baby crochet gifts for her, or if you’re looking for crochet gifts for baby boys, try a cute Crochet Baby Romper! Better of all, when your little one outgrows their baby clothes, these handmade crochet gifts can be handed down to your Small Stuffed Teddies from BigTed, or stored safely as a precious keepsake!


Graduations

2 graduation themed crochet dolls

26. Graduation Doll Crochet Gift

If you need a quirky crochet gift idea for a friend or relative who is graduating, commemorate this massive academic achievement with a crocheted memento like a Graduation Owl or Graduation Teddy! Or to make your crochet gift even more personalised and special, make a tiny personalised crochet replica of the graduating student - which may be even cuter than the official graduation photos!










Weddings

a crochet bride and groom

27.Bride and Groom Wedding Doll Gifts to Crochet

Following on from the graduation day crochet gift replicas, one adorable silly way to commemorate a wedding is a Crochet Bride and Groom! Tailor your crochet gift to match the soon-to-be-wed couple and wrap a present that is definitely not on their gift registry but will no doubt be treasured, so long as they both shall live! This is a gift to crochet yourself a pair of love birds, or purchase online if you’ve already got ten other crochet gift projects on the go!

28.Crochet Gift Ideas for Her or His Wedding Day!

Weddings are expensive affairs, and gift-giving is much the same - why not put your crafting skills to use and consider some wedding gifts to crochet yourself? Maybe offer to help the bridal couple and ask if they would like Crochet Bunting or Table Decorations or even accessories like tiny Crochet Flowers for bridesmaids’ hair or groomsmen’s jackets!


Alternatively, you could take note from previous suggestions on this list and crochet a gift for silly novelty reasons, like a Mini Crochet Wedding Cake or a Bouquet! One classic wedding gift to crochet are matching tea towels, blankets or Pillow Cases! Keep these wedding crochet gifts feeling extra special and personalised, make sure to crochet in names, meaningful quotes or dates for additional sentimental value! If all else fails, crochet a gift with their Giant Bear’s Name on it to celebrate their true lifelong Best Man or Maid of Honour! Bonus points if you crochet a gift they asked for!


Career-Themed Crochet Gifts


a green winnie the pooh themed pencil pot

29. New Jobs, Promotions and Retirement Crochet Gifts

Career success can be hard to come by, especially when you’re starting out - so why not reward and celebrate those hard-working loved ones with these career-themed crochet gift ideas! If your friend is starting a new corporate position or just earned a new promotion, why not crochet a Mini Briefcase or this Tie and Shirt Bag!

If someone you know is retiring or switching jobs, give them a little token to show your appreciation for all their work, like this Sunshine Thank You Crochet Gift. Or simply think of a cute and inspiring gift to crochet like a Teddy Bear Pencil Holder to motivate and wish them luck during a long job search!


Festive and Unique Novelty Gifts to Crochet


No matter the time of year, there are endless gifts to crochet for the special people in your life! Here’s a quick list of the silliest, sweetest and most unique festive and seasonal crochet gifts!


a gift wrapped in brown paper with crochet christmas jumper tags

30.Christmas Sweater Crochet Ornament

These cute crochet gifts to make at home are perfect for hanging on your Christmas Tree! Make a whole family of little Crochet Christmas Sweaters for your friends with their initials on!







a red crochet mug with crochet marshmallows and flake

31. Festive Hot Chocolate Crochet Mug

A Crochet Festive Mug is the perfect Christmas crochet gift idea for a friend who is always craving a piping hot festive drink of coffee, hot chocolate or tea as soon as November comes around! The adorable tiny marshmallows on top of this crochet gift may just have your friend running to the local coffee shop straight away!





2 crochet striped candy canes, one red and one green

32.Crochet Candy Canes

Whether your friends actually like to eat real candy canes at Christmastime or just love them as striped decorations, these Mini Crochet Candy Canes will become a Christmas classic crochet gift idea in your home!




a crochet gingerbread boy

33.Crochet Gingerbread Boy

Can you think of a better crochet gift idea for friends or literally anyone ever than a Gingerbread Boy crochet gift? A festive treat for the Christmas obsessed among us (or fans of a green ogre). Someone seems to have been tempted by his tasty gingerbread leg and left crumbs in its place! Was it the Muffin Man? The one who lives on Drury Lane? At least it wasn’t the gumdrop buttons!


34. Christmas Stocking Crochet Gift

A Christmas Stocking crochet gift is a staple of Christmas gift-giving and it’s never too early to start preparing! This is one of many Magical Gifts for A Baby’s First Christmas, or a fantastic festive crochet gift idea for friends and relatives who have never had a personalised stocking of their own before! Mantle pieces at Christmastime just wouldn’t look the same without it!


a yellow crochet star tree topper

35. Crochet Angel Tree Topper

Finding that perfect, tasteful tree topper can be a bit of a struggle - so why not give your loved ones a Crochet Angel Tree Topper gift to crochet yourself? Or if angels are a bit too religious and ethereal, make a Star Tree Topper Crochet Gift to keep for years to come!






36.Spooky Halloween Crochet Gift Coasters

Creative, exciting new Halloween decorations can be hard to come by in your average shop, and there’s always temptation to buy cheap products that don’t last - why not treat everyone with Halloween crochet gifts for friends who love the spooky season! Start with these Halloween Ghost, Pumpkin, Eyeball and Spiderweb Coasters that can be kept forever!


37.Hocus Pocus Crochet Gifts

One of the most beloved Halloween films that people watch every year is Disney’s Hocus Pocus, about kids evading witches from the 17th Century who have been resurrected in the 1990s. Audiences fell in love with the evil witches, aka the funny, quirky Sanderson Sisters and now you can bring them to life as a crochet gift idea for friends and family! If you love this film too, why not crochet Sarah, Winnifred and Mary Sanderson and make them watch spooky movies with you this Halloween?



38.Horror Film Villain Gifts to Crochet

Maybe you’re looking for crochet gift ideas for friends who like something a little more scary! Does your friend have a favourite Horror Movie villain? Is it Chucky? Freddie Kruger from Nightmare on Elm Street? Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th (Part 2)? The lesser known Sam from underground Halloween film Trick R’ Treat? Or maybe your friend just wants the entire cast from The Nightmare Before Christmas!


You can now give your friend their favourite Horror villain as a crochet gift to make yourself or buy online! The best part about this is that these crochet gifts can be displayed year round, not just during witching hour!


39.Disney Crochet Gifts

Need a more wholesome, innocent gift to crochet for friends and family? Why not seek out some Disney Character gifts to crochet yourself?

Create a cuddly squishy Baymax crochet gift, an adorable hyper Stitch and a whole castle full of adventurous and talented Disney Princesses! Bring that Disney magic home as a gift to crochet yourself without spending a fortune at the Disney store (even though it is hugely tempting)!


40. Summertime Beach Crochet Gifts

As Summer approaches, you may want to spend a lot of time at the beach - but for those unable to head for sand, here are some crochet gift ideas for friends who need the beach to come to them! These cute sunbathing crochet gift dolls are a great reminder to take breaks and enjoy the sun this Summer! If your friend loves seashells, gift your friend with these shell-themed crochet gifts of earrings, table decorations and jewellery holders!


a crochet grey vase with yellow crochet daffodils against a brown garden fence

41. Crochet Easter Gifts and Treats

It can be rare and pricey to find Easter-themed crochet gifts and decorations! But handmade Bunny Ears, Crochet Carrots, Easter chicks, Mini Crochet Eggs, Egg Hunting Easter Baskets and Easter bunting are sure to put a smile on your friends faces! Cheery, bright and adorable, your loved ones are sure to love these Easter crochet gift ideas!








42. Crochet Gift Ideas for Friends Fans

Finally, if you’re in need of crochet gift ideas for Friends fans, you’re in luck! This Friends Themed Crochet Gift Kit allows you to crochet all of the Friends cast, including the couch from Central Perk!


We hope our list of forty-two crochet gift ideas from Giant Bears has inspired you! Hopefully, you now have so many crochet gifts to make on your list that you'll be busy all year round!


In the meantime, if you want a high-quality and handmade gift delivered to your door, our Giant Bear Sculptures from Giant Bears are always here if you can't quite finish all your gifts to crochet in time for the special day! Make sure you check out our Online Store!


Our Bears come with a guarantee, are made with eco-conscious materials, and make for cheerful companions while you complete your crochet gifts and projects! Happy crocheting!