Looking for last minute gifts for crocheters? Don’t worry, it’s not that hard to find a unique and affordable present for your fibre friend! Gradient yarn cakes have been a trend in Europe and Brazil for quite a while, but this year they were more popular than ever: it has been a trend in the USA and all over social media. Why, you wonder? Well, with this yarn you can create phenomenal projects without having to worry about weaving in ends. I’ve personally designed a lot of shawls with this type of yarn.
* all yarns on this banner are hand dyed and available at CraftyWoolFelt (see below).
Last minute gifts for crocheters (and knitters!)
Not many shops and brands sell them, so for the nicest color options you’ll need to order them online. I’ve made a list of my favorite gradient yarn cakes which are all ‘ready to ship’ on Etsy, a website for handmade items and craft supplies sold by independent sellers. This means the products will arrive within 1-2 business days. And the best part? You’ll support local businesses!
If you’re a fan of Scheepjes Whirls, make sure to check out Pegas246 on Etsy. She sells many Whirls ready to ship within the USA! Here are some of the colors I’ve used for my patterns.
Hand dyed yarn
CraftyWoolFelt from Los Angeles sells ready to ship hand dyed ombre yarn cakes and they are absolutely gorgeous! All yarns shown on the banner on top of this page are sold by her. Here are some of my favorite colors, but make sure to check out all available options in her shop.
A basic option that everyone loves. Perfect option if you don’t know which color to choose for a friend!
This color reminds me of flowers and would be perfect for a flower shawl.
These colors make me happy! Perfect for summer.
This color is perfect for any season!
One of my favorite color ways. I’ve made a big pillow once with a similar cake.
Love this one so much. I’ve made a shawl with a similar cake for a little girl.
Perfect for spring and summer! I think a shawl would look gorgeous in this color.
Reminds me of this mandala with yellow and orange!
This one is perfect for Christmas and basically any season! A shawl in this color would look great on a black or grey dress.
I love pink, can you tell? Any cake with pink will look gorgeous when making a shawl!
A unique color way that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
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I hope you liked this list with last minute gifts for crocheters. If you are a crocheter yourself, don’t forget to send this link to your friends – it will make both your lives easier. And if you have any other unique gift ideas on Etsy, please share with us below in the comments so we can support other small businesses.
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