We all know our grandmas love a handmade gift! Whether you are looking to gift for her birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day or just because, you will find plenty of gift ideas to choose from here!
I have included a bunch of patterns for practical things like tea cosies and coasters, as well novelty projects like bears and corgi pot holders (you will love this one, trust me!). I hope you enjoy the process of making these, as well as seeing the reaction when you gift your crochet creation to your loved one!
1. Lyme Regis Tea Cosy
First we have this gorgeous tea cosy. The bobbled stitches means you do not have to worry about the tea pot being hot to touch and it also looks super stylish!
This is a small project so you likely only need to source one ball of yarn, a speckled kind is used here although you can of course use any, possibly your grandmas’ favourite colour!
2. Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosy
Next we have a different style tea cosy, this one kind of reminds me of a colourful pumpkin with the green flower on top!
This project to crocheted in two parts including the front and back, so this beginner project needs minimal knowledge of working in the round.
3. Ombre Crocheted Coasters
These coasters are super practical and look lovely when sitting empty on the bench or coffee table! You can enjoy creating your set in all one colour or different ones.
Only basic stitches like double crochet and slip stitches are involved so these are perfectly suitable for beginners, as well as experts who would likely enjoy working sets of these up quickly!
4. Doily Plant Mat
Here we have some beautiful doilies- perfect for your plants or as a table centre piece. Cotton yarn would likely work best for these as you will need to wash them often if they are sitting under plants!
The pattern is super easy to follow and works up in just nine rounds, so what are you waiting for? Get onto making a doily for yourself or to gift!
5. Spiked Glasses Case
Glasses cases are super practical for whether you want to use them to hold prescription or sunglasses! The project uses very little yarn and works up quickly, good for if you are after a last minute gift.
There are extra tutorials within the pattern for say working in continuous rounds as well as changing colours, so makes it very suitable for beginners.
6. Retro Pot Holders
I love the design and colours of these pot holders! Hobbii has a beautiful array of colours so be sure to check those are if you are looking to take on this project or something similar.
The pattern works up fairly quickly, and produces a lovely hexagon shape that will work great as a pot holder.
7. Corgi Pot Holder
If you or your grandma is more into novelty designs, then you will love this corgi pot holder! Honestly I think this would just make a great decorative piece, but also doubles over as something practical.
Another idea could be working two of these and sewing them together to create a heat pack cover (as long as the yarn material is suitable for this use!)
More blog posts for amigurumi beginners:
- My Foolproof Guide to Crocheting Amigurumi for Beginners
- What’s the best stuffing for amigurumi? (+ how to stuff!)
- How to Use Safety Eyes in Amigurumi (and My Favorite Sizes!)
- Which Is The “Right” Side Of Amigurumi?
8. Pencil Flowers
These are a super easy and cute idea and jazz up some pencils or pens! Stand alone they work well, but when displayed in a cup like in the image above they resemble a bouquet of flowers.
You might even like to make your pencil flowers even more special by crocheting beads into them!
9. Toy Bear
I don’t think we ever grow out of loving to receive plushies as gifts! The pattern is available as a free Ravelry download, so you might even like to print out the pdf and give it to your grandma or other crochet friends if you think they would like to make their own.
You will need yarn of course for this project as well as safety eyes, but you could easily embroider eyes in black yarn as an alternative!
10. Plush & Posh Pillow Set
This set is absolutely stunning and your grandma is bound to love them! Keep in mind crochet blankets usually take a while to work up, so you might need to plan for working on this for a while before gifting.
The pattern is worked using herringbone single crochet stitch which uniquely works up to look like knitting, I hope you enjoy crocheting these ones!
11. The Retro Throw Pillow
Finally we have these gorgeous flower pillows. You would likely want to use chunky yarn so they work up as soft and big as you want them to!
The pattern is available for free online or as a purchasable pdf. You might like to use stitch markers to keep track of working in the round as a beginner, or opt out of this if you are experienced.