It can be difficult to find gifts for geeky/nerdy friends or family members. As crocheters, we love making our gifts, but how do we incorporate our artform with this hard-to-buy-for person?
I’ve assembled some awesome (and fast!) fantasy- or gamer-themed crochet patterns that will appeal to the most discerning geek.
These patterns are free in a text-only format on the blog, and some are available in a Premium printable format, full of pictures.
Gift Idea: If you are shopping for someone who crochets, you can bundle up a printed premium pattern with some of the recommended yarn as a great gift for creative crocheting minds!
Dragon Scale Clutch (or Pencil Pouch)
This little pouch is a favorite gift for tween and teenagers or adults who like to carry their wallet and keys in a stylish clutch on a night out. These look awesome in striped or ombre yarns.
Blob Fish Plushie
This is a favorite of my tween son. His nose even flops when you toss him around! The size of all the Roly Poly patterns make great stocking stuffers and secret santa gifts. And who doesn’t love a blob fish?!
Guineacorn and Pigasus
I have a soft spot for these guys. My white guineacorn is one of my favorite travel buddies. Know someone with a guinea pig? This is way to fantasy up that pet into an adorable plushy gift!
Dragon Eye Pillow
Dragons are IN! From tv series to cartoons, dragons are a very popular mythical creature. This pillow will get a place of honor or the bed of a fantasy-obsessed teen or tween. Or it will make a beautiful home decor piece that will bring squeals of delight from your friends — especially those who dream of adventures with hobbits or riding on dragons in Azeroth.
D20 Baby Blanket (20-Sided Die for Dungeons & Dragons)
Know a gamer friend who is having a baby or a who has a new baby? This D20 baby blanket is perfect for the dungeon masters in your life. Rolling a “natural 20” as the dice shows on this blanket is great luck and often a symbol of automatic success. It’s the nerd world equivalent of a 4-leaf clover, making it a great gift for a new baby.
Mustache Nose Warmer
This is a great gag gift or office secret santa gift. Nose warmers are hilarious! Especially in cold climates. This one has an added bonus of a mustache to make it extra dorky. 🙂
This pattern is not available as a Premium Pattern.
Large Dragon Plushie
Have a little more time to get a gift ready? This dragon plush is 18″ long and is a wonderful gift for kids, tweens, teens, and the kid-at-heart. Golly, I’m 37 and I LOVE getting stuffed animals as gifts! This fellow can be made to hang his tail over a shoulder or a shelf or he can have his tail out in front of him so he can sit on a bed.
Wonder the Birthday Dragon
Holidays aren’t the only time for gift-giving! Birthdays are a great time to give crochet gifts as well! And this little guy will help you celebrate! With the candle, I love him as a first birthday gift for a baby (or more for their parents to put on a shelf).
Yarn on, Kati
Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.