Do You Give Crocheted Gifts?

By Rachel Choi – 64 Comments
Crocheted gifts can be nice, when given to the right person, but what happens when they aren’t appreciated? Some crocheters spend hours, days, or even months to finish a project and on top of that spend who knows how much money on the yarn. Not everyone understands the hard work, effort, and labor, us crocheters put into our work!

Personally, this is why I rarely give crocheted gifts. I’m so afraid that my preciously crocheted hat, scarf, shawl or what not, will end up in a dusty closet never to worn by the person I gave it to. Perhaps it’s all about finding the right person who will appreciate it.

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Do you give crocheted gifts?

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64 Comments

  1. Gina says:

    I have crocheted several beanies and given them away as gifts. I usually only give them to people who I’ve actually SEEN wearing the beanie (or whatever gift I’m giving) so I know they will appreciate it and hopefully wear it. :0)

  2. Susan says:

    Discovering one of my creations crammed in a closet or the back of a drawer is so up setting. Since I do give crocheted items as gifts I simply add a little tag telling the recipient “I created this item just for you however if it isn’t your taste please feel free to donate it to: ___________ or ______. I’ve included they addresses for your convenience.” I suggest local childrens hospitals or cancer treatment centers.

    This allows me to gift what I would like and it allows the recipient to be guilt free if they don’t care for it. And how wonderful that one of my items will go for a good cause where my creations are truly appreciated there! Beautiful all the way around.

  3. Susan says:

    Cool! I’m glad you find it a useful idea. Making the tag is fun too.

  4. Nancy says:

    I love the tag idea!! thank you so much for sharing that with us.

  5. Patricia H. says:

    One year I crocheted 17 watchtower caps for my 17 grandchildren for Christmas. Yes I most of the time do send crochetitems to my grandchildren. Now most of them are getting married. so this year I am sending Potholders , dishclothes, and coasters for the married ones for christmas.

    (Sorry for typing in small letters, since I broke my wrist, I seem to miss letters in my words, if I crochet in small letters I do better)

    Pat

  6. Laurie says:

    I had an aunt who sewed the most beautiful dolls and stuffed animals that she would sell at craft shows. All of my cousins and me looked forward to trips to Auntie Irene’s house because we sometimes left with homemade prizes. We always got them as Christmas gifts. So, yes, I do give crocheted (and other hand crafted) items as gifts because I so appreciated those I received from Auntie Irene.

    BTW, I LOVE the idea of the tag with charity suggestions because I once made a beautiful item for a friend who sort of turned her nose up at it because it wasn’t store bought. I know it’s sitting in a closet somewhere and I wish it would find its way to someone who’ll appreciate it.

  7. Londa Lebanik says:

    Last Christmas I bought some end run cotton yarn bulk packs at my local craft store and made string type market bags for al of the families on my list. The other personal wrapped gifts were put into the bag for each family. This made for easy transport and sorting. Everyone was very pleased with them.

  8. Kristy says:

    Dishcloths, sports rugs for my little brother (in the shape of a football and basketball), baby blankets, and a plarn shower caddy for my sister who’s going to college are a few of the things I have crocheted as gifts. So far, everyone’s been pleased with them, and the items aren’t huge commitments for the receivers. Maybe someday I’ll branch out into wearable gifts…

  9. Megan says:

    I am currently in the middle of making Christmas presents for friends… I asked a bunch of my friends if they would honestly wear or use something if I crocheted it for them… The ones that said yes, get a hand-crocheted gift from me hehe :)

  10. Nancy says:

    My family and friends get to pick the gift (color and pattern) of their choice that way I know they will use it. I usually make throws for them so they can snuggle while watching TV. I tell them that they ar hugs from me! Seems to work, because when they come to visit they take what I have made. That makes me so happy because I know they truly want them and will use them.

  11. Megan says:

    That’s a great idea… I think I will start doing that…

  12. Jo says:

    For Christmas I usually crochet ornaments. I dont crochet with fine yarn. I like to use medium weight. I have made for my family with children. Mr and Mrs. Santa Clause, Mr and Mrs Snowman, crocheted wreaths and Christmas trees for their table tops also tree skirts and stockings. I like the decoration ideas as a family gift and they are used year after year.

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