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13 Free and Unique Crochet Gifts to Have Ready All Year Long

13 Unique Crochet Gifts

The list of unique crochet gift patterns we have for you is so fun that you'll be thrilled to add them to your crochet to-do project list. And now you'll always be ready when those little gift-giving occasions pop up!

Hopefully, the holidays are over, and all those handmade gifts are done, delivered, and have delighted their recipients. Now you have time to crochet for fun!

Remember, gift-giving doesn’t end with the holidays. There are those little gifts throughout the year that pop up. You know — the hostess gift for your neighbor who has the girls over for cocktails. Or maybe the “thank you” to the co-worker who covered while you were out sick. Plus, the birthdays and get-well situations for friends and family.

The five types of gifts I included have hundreds of themed patterns you can find on the internet. I’m sure you can find the perfect gift for any occasion or recipient. To help get you started, I included some of my favorite patterns in each category. And now we present:

13 Unique Crochet Gifts to Have Ready All Year


Bookmarks

Bookmarks are a great gift. You can give them on their own or tuck one in a book. I recently went back to reading paper books instead of eBooks because my device’s light made it harder to fall asleep. I have been scrambling for something to use as a bookmark and usually end up with a torn piece of an envelope or a Post-it note. I’ll have to make a few for myself! You can crochet them as unique as your recipient, depending on your color choices.

1 – Celebration Bookmark by Draiguna

Celebration bookmarks crochet pattern

I thought these were lovely and can use up my ribbon stash as well as my yarn stash.

Get the free pattern here! 

2 – Rainbow Bookmark by Maro Kakali from YumYarnCreations

Rainbow bookmark crochet pattern

I plan to make this one for my daughter.

Get the free pattern here! 

3 – Harry Potter Inspired Bookmarks by Left in Knots

Harry Potter Scarf Bookmarks

Here is one for the Potter-heads in your life, house scarves!

Get the free pattern here!

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Coasters

Coasters are a fun gift to give and to get! You can customize them for someone’s home or office, and they work well as a housewarming or hostess gift. I currently have them all over my house, especially with us all schooling and working from home.

4 – Chicken Butt Coaster by Wilmade

chicken butt coasters unique crochet

This peeking chicken coaster made me giggle. Perfect for that friend with a farm-style kitchen or as a “thank you” for fresh eggs from a neighbor who raises chickens.

Get the free pattern here!

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5 – Boho Mug Rug with Tassels by MyAlpacaStudio

Boho Mug coaster gift crochet

I thought these Celtic knot coasters were so pretty and could be made in so many color combinations to match any decor. It is not a free pattern, but it is the most unique “mug-rug” I have seen.

Get the ETSY pattern here! 

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Cozies

I called this category Cozies, but I found lots of great patterns for holders of different items. These giftable crochet patterns are as unique as you make them with yarn color choices or embellishments.

6 – Hand Sanitizer Cozy by Micah Makes

Unique hand sanitizer cozy crochet pattern

The holder for hand sanitizer is certainly timely right now. It would be a cute gift for the school nurse or anyone who works in healthcare. You can embellish them any way you want, so they’re great for anyone!

Get the free pattern here!

7 – Buzz-E Bee and Ladybug Chapstick Holders by Coz-E Creations

chapstick holders crochet pattern gifts

A lip balm holder is a great winter accessory. Make them for your dog walker, the kid that shovels your driveway, or for a friend who likes to walk outdoors.

Get the free pattern here! 

8 – Pencil Tissue Box Cover by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Gift pencil tissue box cover Kleenex

This tissue box cover would be perfect for sending to your child’s school with those tissue box donations they ask for at the beginning and middle of the year.

Get the free pattern here! 

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(Scroll all the way down for a couple of adorable cozy patterns from Happily Hooked! ~MAK)

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Magnets

Magnets are fun for the refrigerator, the front of a metal file cabinet, or a magnetic bulletin board. And everyone needs them to hold up something! They're the perfect crochet gift, and they're as unique as the person you're giving them to!

9 – Shield, Sword, and Bow Set by One & Two Company

unique shield sword bow magnets

This sword and shield set is perfect for the D&D or Game of Thrones fan. Just lightly starch it and glue magnets on the back.

Get the free pattern here! 

10 – Cute Animal Magnets by Pony McTate

unique crochet animal magnets

These animals are so cute. These patterns are in UK crochet terms, but she lists the substitutions for you. Adorable!

Get the free pattern here! 

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Amigurumi

The last category of unique crochet gifts is near and dear to my heart, amigurumi! I love amigurumi, and there are so many patterns of all kinds out on the internet. Here are a couple of favorites I found this week.

11 – Beethoven and Mozart Amigurumis by Gala Rebés for Galamigurumis

gift crochet Unique Beethoven Mozart Amigurumis

These amigurumi Mozart and Beethoven would be perfect gifts for your child’s music teacher or the musician at your place of worship. The site is in Spanish but is easy to use with a website translator, like Google Translate. Just be sure to read thoroughly and take your time.

The patterns here are AMAZING! What a treasure trove!

Get the free patterns here! 

12 – Crochet Brainy Smurf Glasses Holder by Repeat Crafter Me

Crochet Brainy Smurf Glasses Holder by Repeat Crafter Me

We all know that person who is always looking for their glasses. Well, this amigurumi head holds your glasses most charmingly.

Get the free pattern here!

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Bonus!

+1 – Golf Club Covers by Repeat Crafter Me

unique crochet gift golf covers

I couldn’t resist giving you one more bonus idea to round it up to a baker’s dozen! These crocheted golf club covers are classic and are the perfect gift for any golfer. A set of these would also be a hot raffle item at the next charity golf tournament in your community!

Get the free pattern here! 

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You’re good to go for another year!

I hope you found a few projects to add to your to-make list! All of these items would be an asset to your gift stash. And no matter what occasion pops up, you’ll be ready with a gift on hand.
~ Suzanne

(Unless it’s a baby shower! Oh, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for that, too! ~MAK)

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By the way, Happily Hooked members have access to tons of great unique crochet patterns every single month, like this beautiful Moss Stitch Bowl Cozy by Cara Louise Reitbauer in Happily Hooked Issue 73 (April 2020).

moss stitch bowl cozy Or this beautiful Wine Cozy by Fallon McNaugton in Pattern Pack Pro #74 (November 2020). It's part of a trio of wine-related cozies.wine glass crochet cozy

You'll find something to make and gift in every issue of Happily Hooked and Pattern Pack Pro!

 

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Suzanne Neuman
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Suzanne is a mom and freelance writer from north of Boston. When we are not in the middle of a pandemic, she is also a musical theater performer, director, and choreographer. Suzanne loves crafts of all kinds but is new to crochet. She picked up her first hook on Thanksgiving weekend 2019 and fell in love with amigurumi. Suzanne believes it was serendipity that brought crochet into her life just before Covid-19 hit, as it helped her feel productive and calm when stuck at home. Suzanne lives, loves, and creates with her husband, teenage daughter, and a crazy Wheaten Terrier named Gryffin.

Suzanne Neuman

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Suzanne is a mom and freelance writer from north of Boston. When we are not in the middle of a pandemic, she is also a musical theater performer, director, and choreographer. Suzanne loves crafts of all kinds but is new to crochet. She picked up her first hook on Thanksgiving weekend 2019 and fell in love with amigurumi. Suzanne believes it was serendipity that brought crochet into her life just before Covid-19 hit, as it helped her feel productive and calm when stuck at home. Suzanne lives, loves, and creates with her husband, teenage daughter, and a crazy Wheaten Terrier named Gryffin.

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