Ultimate Yarn Crafter’s Gift Guide – 16 Handy Tools, Gadgets, & Project Bags for Knitters & Crocheters

by | Nov 30, 2018

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There are so many incredible products out there that would make amazing gifts for knitters & crocheters!  Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for 2018!

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Wrist Rulers

I think these are so cool, and perfect for crafters!  They are like a stylish bracelet and a ruler in one, so you always have a measuring tool at hand. 😀  These are all handmade, so each purchase will help support a small business.


First up, the Original Wrist Ruler.  This one is made from leather (in the color of your choice) and engraved with ruler-marks in inches and centimeters.  (Made by WRISTRULER on Etsy.)


This ruler bracelet is engraved with inch marks, but it can also be engraved with a personalized message on the inside!  (Made by WrapCrafts on Etsy.)


This silicone wrist ruler is waterproof and vegan!  (Also great for kids!  Made by WRISTRULER on Etsy.)


Tools & Gadgets

All of these nifty little tools are super helpful for knit and crochet projects.  This knitting & crochet tool kit includes 56 items, from stitch markers, to stitch holders, to cable needles and more.  I have owned this kit for several years, and I love all the tools you get, in a neat little case, for such a good price!  (See my review of this item here.)  The only thing in this set that I don’t use is the measuring tape (just check it first before using it, because on mine the inch measurements were not accurate). 


I use these Pom Pom Makers all the time!  They can make perfectly round and fluffy pom poms, and are pretty easy to use.  (See my review and demonstration of this item here.)


I think this digital row counter is a great idea!  It can strap around your finger, you just press a button every time you finish a row, and it will keep track of how many rows you’ve worked.


One of my favorite yarn tools is a yarn ball winder.  It can wind center-pull skeins of up to 100 grams / 3.5 ounces of yarn very speedily.


If you’re going to wind yarn from hanks on your yarn ball winder, you’ll definitely want an umbrella-style yarn swiftThis one is metal and plastic, and clips onto your table.  I own this one, and I recommend placing a piece of felt or fabric between the clamp and the table to protect the underside of the table from getting scratched.  This swift is significantly less expensive than most wooden yarn swifts.


I use these Blocking Mats for all of my projects that use natural-fiber yarns.  They are made of foam rubber and can interlock together to make the shape you need for your project.


Here is one I use on a daily basis: the Chibi Bent Tip Tapestry Needle Set.  I prefer my yarn needles to have a bent tip for seaming and weaving in ends, and these come in their own little case!  The case has a screw-top lid, with a little hole on it so it can be attached to your project bag like a keychain.



Project Bags

Speaking of project bags, they can also be super useful for transporting and organizing your knit and crochet projects.  These Clear Project Bags come in four sizes, and the transparent vinyl allows you to see everything inside.


This adorable drawstring project bag is perfect for cat-lovers!  Made from Organic Cotton, it is the perfect size for small projects, and features a cute pile of kitties and yarn balls on the front!  (This photo shows the design only, not the whole bag.)


This one is pretty cute, too.  It’s a crossbody yarn tote with a yarn cactus design, and can hold a whole sweater worth of yarn!  (This photo shows the design only, not the whole bag.)


This might be the best yarn-shopping bag I’ve seen.  The Convertible Tote Bag might look like an ordinary tote, but just unzip the bottom, and it extends to a large shopping bag on wheels!  Think of how much yarn you could fit in this thing!


Last, but not least, my favorite project bags.  These are canvas totes, custom printed with my own designs: hand-lettered “Yay For Yarn” logo, & hand-lettered “Yarn Makes Me Happy!”  (Printed to order by TeeSpring)



I hope you found a useful item you’ll love!  Happy Yarning!  🙂

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