Top 5 Gifts For Your Mom – Crochet Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided that I would gather my favorite items together for you. We all like to be spoiled sometimes and why not suggest a few things we want but wouldn’t necessarily purchase on our own.

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If you’re looking for yarn, hooks, supplies, accessories, and other items for gifts, check out the list below.

Yarn

You might think that us crocheters have too much yarn.
There is no such thing as too much yarn!

It doesn’t look like it but each skein/ball/hank/cake of yarn is destined to become a certain project, we’re just waiting for the right one.

Some of my favorite places to purchase yarn are:

HobbiiTwirls Deluxe by Cotton Kings

Michael’sCaron Cotton Cakes

Laine & LotusFingering (Sock)

Ewe & You Fiber ArtsYarns

Leither Co.Hand Dyed Yarns

Michaels Knitting & Crochet

Hooks

It is hard to crochet without a hook. Don’t get me wrong, it can be done, it just isn’t that easy.

Ask anyone who crochets what style of hooks are their favorite. You’ll get a different answer from just about everyone.

Some of my favorite hooks are:

Leither Co.Tulip Hooks

Tulip Etimo Crochet Hook Set

Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set

Bates Crochet Hook Set

Furls Crochet Hooks

Supplies

So you’ve got your yarn and hook, now you need your other supplies.

Some of my favorite supplies are:

Scissors – Amazon

Measuring tape – Amazon

Yarn needles – Michael’s

Stitch markers – Green Fox Farms Designs

Blocking materials – Amazon

Accessories

We’ve got all our supplies, now we need somewhere to store them.

Project Bags

You can get this cute (and personalized) set from Green Fox Farms Designs. There are other set that would be great gift ideas too, click HERE to see.

These totes are perfect as project bags, especially when on the go or to keep everything together next to the crafting spot.

Utility BasketJ2Craftworks LLC- Etsy

The Utility Basket from J2CraftworksLLC are perfect to hold the collection of hooks most of us have.

Hook Stand – Furls

Yarn Bowl – NewMoonStudio – Etsy

Yarn Bowl – Furls

Other Items

So Mom has all those items already? What about something else to spoil her with? The items listed below might be the perfect gift.

Skein Coats – Precious Knits – Etsy

Subscription Box – Leither Co.

Pattern Kits – Me ‘n’ My Hook – Etsy

Happily Hooked Magazine Subscription

When all the things above just aren’t right, you could always grab a gift card from her favorite places.

Gift Cards – EtsyMichaelsAmazon

I hope I’ve given you great ideas of gifts to get your favorite crocheter in your life. Leave a comment below, send me an email or dm, and let me know if I missed any items.

Have a great day!


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Free Crochet Trivet Pattern – Hot Stuff Trivet

Do you need a crocheted trivet to help protect your countertops? The Hot Stuff Trivet is exactly what you need!

This easy to follow crochet pattern can be made in just a few hours. A perfect addition to all your other kitchen items and makes an amazing gift.

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Up until I made the Hot Stuff Trivet did you know that I used one of the two pot holders we have to put my hot items onto to protect my counters? It is fine and dandy when I only have one pot or dish, but when I have multiple items coming out of the oven at the same time (like on holidays) things can get a little dicey.

I don’t recommend using the Hot Stuff Trivet as pot holder though. I don’t think that it is thick enough to protect your hands from the dishes right from the oven.

At Home Crochet Blog Hop

Featured in the At Home Crochet Blog Hop hosted by High Desert Yarn.

Supplies Needed

90-100 yards I/5.5mm Crochet hook
Scissors
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The Yarn

Remember back in July 2020 when I released the Frosting Collection? I had purchased the cone of Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream to make sure I had enough yarn to make all the dishcloths. I’m still working through the cone! Why go out and buy more cotton yarn when I have plenty left over.

I don’t have a whole lot more left to go before I’ve used it all. I saved myself a lot of money by buying it the way I did. If you plan on making a lot of items using cotton, I recommend buying a cone of it.

Lily� Sugar 'n Cream� Cone Yarn By Sugar & Cream in White | 14 oz | Michaels�

Stitches & Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

The Hot Stuff Trivet is reversible.

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row.

The border provided is optional. I personally make mine without, but I know that some like the border.

The Sc forces the Tr to be pushed to the opposite side.

Pattern

Ch 31

1.) Hdc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (30) RS

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, * repeat across, Sc in last St. (30) WS

3.) Repeat Row 2 until approx. 8.5” ending on the WS.

4.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St and each St across. (30)

Optional Border

Ch 1, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in each of the 4 corners, Sl St to 1st Sc.

Finishing

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

An ad-free pdf is available to purchase on Ravelry and Etsy.


Like the Hot Stuff Trivet?
Then you’ll love these!

Pearl Infinity Cowl

Pearl Infinity Cowl

Frozen Treat Cozy

Frozen Treat Cozy

Darling Bag

Darling Bag

Pearl Beanie

Pearl Beanie

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Gilmore Triangle Scarf

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Spring Exclusives

Featured in the Spring Exclusives, curated by Cosie Rosie UK. All the details you need can be found HERE.

I’m so excited to be a part of this event and that I was chosen to participate. It has been such a thrill to be included with all these other wonderful designers.

The Yarn

The yarn I used was a Caron Skinny Cake, in colorway Sugared Ube. Working with this yarn was great but my only complaint is that mine wasn’t a single continuous cake. There were a few spots where it was tied in the caking process in the factory.

Caron� Lovely Layers Skinny Cakes? Yarn in Sugared Ube | 8.8 oz | Michaels�

I simply cut out the knot, reconnected the two pieces, and continued crocheting. This is my preferred method because it allows me to weave in the ends and you don’t have a gross knot in the middle of your work.

Supplies Needed

The supplies you’ll need for this project include:

I/5.5mm crochet hook
775 yards Caron Skinny Cakes
Scissors
Measuring tape
Yarn needle
Stitch markers

Stitches & Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
SDc – Starting Dc
Sp – Space
WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

Written in American crochet terms

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row and on the last page.

The SDc can be substituted with a Ch3.

Center – Ch 2 space of previous row.

A stitch definition is provided below.

Chs are not counted as a St.

Sc go into the Dc of the previous row, Dc go into Sc of previous row.

Stitch Definition

Starting Double Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Double Crochet or Chainless Starting Double Crochet.)  Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Double Crochet. Yarn over, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

Availability

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Like the Gilmore Triangle Scarf?
Then you’ll love these too!

Winter Hills Cozie

Winter Hills Mug Rug

Buttercream Dishcloth

Barista Mug Cozy

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Spring Exclusives

Curated By Cosy Rosie UK

I’m happy to announce that during the month of April 2021, I am one of the featured crochet designers in Spring ExclusivesCurated by Cosy Rosie UK.

This event is an all new type of event for me and I’m so excited to be participating.

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The New Concept

Cosy Rosie UK has brought together over 30 different designers in offering NEW patterns for the whole month. Yes, you read that correctly; over 30 fresh, new, never released patterns!

Spring Exclusives – Curated by Cosy Rosie UK is run similar to a traditional blog hop, like Springtime Crochet Blog Hop, because each designer has their own featured day. The similarities end there!

There are so many more things available for you! You’ll get to know the featured designers a little more with daily interviews. Some of us will even be sharing sneak peeks of some of the other designs too.

All designers will offer an exclusive discount of 50% off the regular price of their pattern for their featured day. A pattern bundle is available to purchase too, more info on that below.

How It Works

You’ll want to go to Cosy Rosie UK‘s blog post and follow the steps below.

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The designs featured include something for everyone. I’ve listed a few of the items below:

– Scarves
– Home decor
– Earrings
– Bags
– Wearables

There you have it. All the basic information needed for Spring Exclusives, curated by Cosy Rosie UK.

Follow along with me on social media and see what other specials are going on throughout the month. I can’t wait for you to see all the amazing new patterns coming out this month!

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Springtime Crochet Blog Hop

Note: The event has ended. You can still scroll down and see all the amazing featured designers at any time.

Welcome to the Crochets By Trista Springtime Crochet Blog Hop! I’m so glad that you’re here with us.

For the month of March 2021, I’ve gathered over 30 different designers and each of them have so much to offer in the world of crochet.

You can find patterns for almost anything this month; including amigurumi, home decor, and fashion accessories. I’ve gotten a sneak peek of all the designs and you’re in for a treat… they are all FABULOUS! Take a look for yourself.

How It Worked

Each day a new designer was featured.

Featured designers are shared in chronological order.

All pictures have a link, clicking on the featured design of the day should bring you to the designer’s site.

I take joy in promoting other designers, I want them to succeed and to reach as many of their goals as I can. I’m a firm believer of community over competition. We all have something different to offer in the world of crochet.

Featured Designers

Day 1

Crochets By Trista – Frozen Treat Cozy

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Anvi’s Granny Handcrafts – Tree Sprout Doll

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Day 3

Bliss ThisEdythe Earrings

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Day 4

BeeOutrageous – Self Care Cache

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Today’s pattern brings you straight to Ravelry.

Day 5

Today Features TWO designs

Crafty Kitty CrochetSpring Sherbet Bunny

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Eco-Minded Stitches – Extended Family Coaster

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Day 6

Another day with TWO featured designers and their patterns.

Green Fox Farms DesignsLeprechaun Hat

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Lakeview Cottage KidsBaby Bobbles Baby Blanket

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Day 7

Raffamusa DesignsSquirrel Potholder

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Day 8

The Crafty Therapist Beautiful Bluebells

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Day 9

Crafting Each DaySunny Spring Cowl

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Day 10

There are TWO featured patterns again today!

Creative Snugglies DesignsLadybug Lovey

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Sunflower Cottage Crochet Kate Wristlet

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Day 11

Kimberly’s CraftsFlower Pot Wonder

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Day 12

Straight HookedRadiant Ridges Shawl

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Day 13

High Desert YarnMini Heart Wall Hanging

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Day 14

Carroway CrochetHappy Scrappy Sweater

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Day 15

Cosy Rosie UKIdes of March Coin Purse

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Day 16

Crochet with Mary Beth – Butterfly Stripe Tee

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Day 17

Ambassador CrochetEarl Grey Cardigan

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Day 18

Creations By CourtneyDiamonds Hat

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Juniper & OakesSpringtime Bobble Wall Hanging

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Day 20

Me ‘n’ My HookSimone Wrap

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Day 21

Pam’s Cozy CornerCool Spring Shawl

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Simply Melanie JaneGranny Squares Bookmark

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Day 23

Made By Gootie Square Flower Motif Coaster

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Day 24

Leither Co.Paris Crochet Hook Purse

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Day 25

KnotBadBrittCara Earwarmer

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Day 26

Fiber & FoxDandelion Drops Wall Hanging

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Day 27

Classy Lady YarnworksGrow Damn It Pot Cozy

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Available at Class Lady Yarnworks OR Ravelry.

Day 28

Sweet Potato 3 3-in-1 Summer Wrap

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Day 29

Crochet & TwistsWaves on Waves on Waves Headband

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Day 30

Blue Star CrochetGap Year Cardigan

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Day 31

Through The Loop Yarn CraftWhimsy Head Wrap

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Thank you for joining us on the Springtime Crochet Blog Hop.


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