2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Crochet Lovers – Online Classes, Books and Tools

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays fast approaching, friends and family are sure to be looking for gift ideas for their favorite crocheters! There are so many options available online for crochet products, classes and books – I thought I would put together some gift giving ideas to make it easier for them to find something perfect for us!

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We always love yarn, hooks, books and tools.

 

2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Crochet Lovers –

Books

My favorite Crochet Books this year are:

8 Terrific Totes to Crochet

 

Afghans With Style – Book Review

Celtic Cable Crochet and Cabled Boot Cuffs Pattern Excerpt!

 

Indispensable Stitch Dictionary for Crocheters

Vintage Modern Crochet by Robyn Chachula – Book Review

Cold Weather Crochet – Book Review

I have reviewed a number of fantastic crochet pattern books this year – my full reviews can be found right here:

Crochet Book Reviews

If you are looking for a bi-monthly online magazine to try – with access to fantastic exclusive patterns – you may want to try I Like Crochet! You can take a look at this year’s issues here: I Like Crochet!

2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Crochet Lovers –

Tools

My favorite crochet tools include:

My Clover Amour Crochet Hooks and Furls Crochet Hooks are my favorite hooks to use and I use one or the other, everyday! I also swear by my Clover Locking Stitch Markers – in the last 3 years I have only had one break – they are definitely worth the price I paid for them.

My Top 10 Crochet Tools:

My Toolkit Top 10 Crochet Tools numbered

2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Crochet Lovers –

Yarns

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

It would be very difficult for me to pick just one yarn as my favorite – I love trying new fibers and colors!

My go-to yarns for my everyday projects are purchased from Red Heart Yarns – they have a wide range of colors and weights and they are easy for me to find in Canada and online.

When I want to purchase something a little more lightweight – I find myself shopping online at Deramores. They have a fantastic selection of DK weight yarns and I have never been disappointed with what I have received or the time it took for me to receive it.

Knit Picks is another online store I purchase from frequently – they have some of my favorite color options (I love their color packs!). I also have a deep love of their cotton and linen yarns (in weights lighter than worsted) and Knit Picks remains one of my first choices for these fibers. I drool over the catalog I receive in the mail every few months – there is just so much color!

When I really want to treat myself I pop over to Expression Fiber Arts. Chandi has exactly what I want every time! If you would like to try some extra special yarn, Expression Fiber Arts offers a beautiful selection. I also have a one-time use coupon you can apply toward a purchase made before December 31, 2016 for 15% off.

15% OFF COUPON EXPRESSION FIBER ARTS 1 TIME USE EXPIRES DEC 31 2016

I personally love learning new skills and techniques – especially with the New Year approaching. I always have New Year’s Resolutions to learn a least one new crochet skill each year!

There are a number of places where you can find online classes for your crocheting friends. My two favorites are Craftsy and Creativebug.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Crochet Lovers –

Online Classes

Craftsy

Online Crochet Class
Craftsy has a selection of free online DIY classes available (with free lifetime access), as well as, some brand new Crochet Classes which might be just what you are looking for!

You can even save and print a free copy of The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet:

Here are all the online crochet classes available at Craftsy, based on skill level:

Beginner Level Online Crochet Classes

Intermediate Level Online Crochet Classes

Advanced Level Online Crochet Classes

I currently would like to take these 3 Classes:

Kawaii Amigurumi Crochet: Adorable Animals & Friends with Stacey Trock

Aran Crochet with Melissa Leapman

Curvy Crochet: Plus-Size Techniques with Marly Bird

Creativebug

Creativebug also has some great crochet classes you can try – they offer a free-trial period where you have complete access to all of their online classes (more than 700!) and you also receive 1 free class to keep with your free trial. You can check out the classes they have available for crochet right here:

Crochet Classes at Creativebug

Creativebug even has fun amigurumi classes and CALs to participate in with instructors like Twinkie Chan!

Have fun finding the perfect gift!

♥ Rhondda

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