2023 Gift Guide for Knitters and Crocheters

🎄☃️✨ Welcome to Day 4 of Blogmas At Home! It’s 21 days until Christmas and the geese are getting FAT. ✨☃️🎄

Today’s post is another gift guide, this time geared towards the knitters and crocheters of the world. If you missed my last gift guide (for bullet journallers!), you can check that out here. Today, though, we’re focusing on all things yarn-y. Like before, I’ve tried to assemble an assortment of items at a variety of price points, so that you can find something for any level of knitter/crocheter, on any budget. I’ve organised the items by price, to help you navigate your way through the list. I’ve included photos of the products that I own, but not for products that are just on my wishlist, for copyright reasons.

A quick disclaimer: 

This post contains no sponsored items, affiliate links or items otherwise gifted from brands. I'm just a small town blogger (at the moment)! Everything listed is something I have either purchased for myself/received as a gift from a family member/friend, or is on my personal wishlist. All comments are my own personal opinions.

All prices listed are correct at time of writing, but please be aware that they may change over time. 

Table of Contents

Gifts under £5

Hobbycraft Gummy Bear Stitch Markers – £3.00 for a pack of 6.

These stitch marker charms are really affordable but still incredibly cute- I bought myself a pack on a whim and am SO glad I did- I use them every chance I get and they always make me smile.

Tulip Heart-shaped Locking Stitch Markers – £2.79 for a pack of 7.

While ring stitch markers can be useful for knitting, crochet typically calls for locking stitch markers, which can be attached to stitches and removed easily- they are particularly useful for making toys (though they can also be helpful for knitting, to mark rows!). These heart-shaped locking markers are so pretty and, as a bonus, they come in 3 colours: pink, blue and green. I have them in pink and blue.

If you’re willing to go slightly over £5, you can also purchase a mixed tin of 15 (5 of each colour), for £6.49.

KnitPro Elephant View Sizer (available in pink or purple) – £4.68

If you’re read any of my Project Knitwear posts, you’ll know how much I dislike gauge swatching. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil, so you might as well try and make the process a bit more fun for your loved one by using a cute view sizer. My mum has the pink version of this Elephant View Sizer, but it is also available in lilac.

Gifts under £15

Jean Greenhowe’s Christmas Special – £7.99.

I have made so many things out of this knitting pattern booklet over the years- from the mini stockings and candy canes, to the famous knitted nativity (which I’ve actually made twice!). I think this would be a great gift for young people who are just getting into knitting- the patterns are super clear and easy to follow. Also, all of the projects are knitted flat, which makes them very beginner-friendly.

The Knitting Barber Cords – £10.50 for a pack of 3.

My mum bought me these last Christmas and they are SO handy. They are essentially long, silicone stitch holders, but they are hollow (think bucatini pasta), so you can press them onto the ends of your needles and just transfer the stitches along in one go. Because they are so long and flexible, they make trying on knitted garments mid-make (another part of knitting I absolutely despise) SO much easier.

Gifts under £30

KnitPro Row Counter Ring (available in sizes 7-10 on Wool Warehouse, 7-12 elsewhere) – £21.49.

This is one of my most used knitting accessories- it’s a little on the pricey side, but honestly, it really is worth it. I wear it on my thumb, so, whether I’m knitting or crocheting, I can quickly and easily keep track of my rows without dropping everything to adjust a regular row counter.

KnitPro Rainbow Blockers – £17.49 for 20 blockers.

Blocking is so important in knitting, even though it always feels like a bit of a drag. These rainbow blockers include two sizes: large and small, and their cheery colours help to make the whole process that little bit less monotonous!

Tales From The Hoop Woodland Fox Embroidery Kit – £27.50 (with hoop included).

Okay- not strictly a knit/crochet gift, but I purchased this kit for myself earlier this year and it’s been so much fun- I think anyone with any interest in textiles/fibre crafts would love this as a gift and sometimes it’s nice to get someone something completely new, that you know they won’t already have! This kit comes with everything you need: the needles, the hoop, the thread and detailed instructions, plus the pattern has already been printed on the fabric, so it’s basically like paint-by-numbers, but with thread. This Woodland Fox kit is my favourite design, but there are lots of other patterns available on the Tales From The Hoop Etsy store, so you can tailor your gift to your intended recipient.

Gifts under £45

Attic 24 Stylecraft Yarn Pack, Dune Blanket – £32.50.

I absolutely love making Attic 24 blankets- the patterns are so easy to follow, the designs are all so beautiful and making them is such a repetitive, mindful process- I’ve made so many over the years! There are loads of different yarn packs (and free patterns: you receive a printed pattern with every yarn park you purchase, but you can also find all the patterns for free on the Attic 24 website) to choose from, but the Dune Blanket is a longtime favourite of mine- I’ve actually made two!

If you want to be a little bit more cutting-edge, opt for the newly released Sungold Blanket. The yarn packs are available from Wool Warehouse, in both Stylecraft Special DK and Yarnsmiths Create DK (although the Stylecraft packs are currently sold out!). The blanket is being worked as a CAL (Crochet-A-Long) in the new year, beginning on 5th January. These yarn packs currently don’t come with a printed pattern (because of the aforementioned CAL) but your recipient will be able to find everything they need on the Attic 24 website, come January.

Full Set of Stylecraft Special DK Yarn Pegs – £35.00 for 100 pegs.

I am obsessed with my Stylecraft yarn pegs- if we’re talking prized possessions, these are way up there for me. I actually got mine a couple of years ago, from a different seller, but ElizaAndTheGiraffe is well-known for making all sorts of yarn pegs. Just as I’m about to post this, I’ve noticed that the Stylecraft Special DK set is currently out of stock, but it’s worth keeping an eye out for their return! These would make a great present for people who love working with colour and creating new colour palettes for their yarny projects.

Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set – £44.85 for 9 hooks.

These are the only crochet hooks I use at the moment- the shape of the handle makes them much more ergonomic than a standard hook, they are much softer on your hands and the colour coding makes it so easy to identify the sizes.

And that’s my 2023 Knit and Crochet-themed gift guide! I hope it was helpful. I’ll be back tomorrow with the final instalment in my 2023 gift guide series- see you then!



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