Stumped on What to Get Him? Valentine’s Day Crochet Ideas for Men
Men can be difficult to shop for, but luckily for you, handmade gifts can be a nice gesture to show how much you care. If you need some crochet ideas for men this upcoming lovestruck holiday, here are a few of our favorite projects to get you started.
Not looking for a huge time commitment? Short on crochet time before the 14th? Maybe your partner doesn’t want to be totally decked out in crochet? Here are a few small, quick, and easy hats that are great crochet ideas for men.
1. Bed Head Slouchy Hat
This hat is perfect for a day cuddled up on the couch together! Stay in your PJs and throw this hat over your bed head hair! Find the pattern in Love of Crochet Fall 2017.
2. Whispering Pines Hat
Headed out on a mountain adventure with your sweetie? This hat will keep you warm for hikes in the woods or a day at the ski lodge. The pattern for this hat and more is in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018.
3. School Colors Hat
Is your partner a sports fan? Make this hat in the colors of a sports team you both like, and head to a game together! There are even matching mittens! Find both patterns in Love of Crochet Fall 2016.
4. Hibernation Hat
Ready to stay in with your love and hibernate through the winter? This super soft hat uses yarn made from baby llama and could easily be finished in a weekend. Get the pattern in Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
If you’re hoping to give a bit more than a hat, try whipping up these scarf ideas for men. These projects will take a bit more time and yarn, but your Valentine is worth it! PLUS, extra stitching time for you! Everyone wins.
1. Red Rock Scarf
This Tunisian crochet scarf has a woven plaid look. Find yarn in your partner’s favorite colors, and this scarf is sure to be a new favorite accessory. All the instruction you need is in Interweave Crochet Winter 2017.
2. Bearsden Plaid Scarf
This scarf also captures the plaid look. Use single crochet and extended single crochet to create horizontal striping. Make the vertical stripes with a slip-stitch embroidery over the top of the rows. You can get this pattern along with many other hat and scarf patterns in Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012.
3. Wonderland Sampler Scarf
This scarf is so much fun to make, you’ll want to make a matching one for yourself. The Wonderland Sampler Scarf gives you the chance to learn fun new stitch patterns. If you’ve never worked from a chart before, this is the scarf to learn! Find all the charts you need in Interweave Crochet Winter 2017.
4. Nutmeg Scarf
This magical super scarf is so large, it could wrap around two people! It’s the perfect scarf for cuddling in the cold. Find the pattern in Interweave Crochet Winter 2019.
If you live for crochet, and want to try to whip up a sweater in a month, these projects are worth a shot! Just beware of the Love Sweater Curse! (If you’re too superstitious, these sweaters are written in unisex sizing, so you can easily make these for yourself instead!)
1. Woodcutter’s Vest
If the plaid scarves up above have you feeling inspired, here’s a third plaid option. This vest is 2 layers thick (plaid on the outside and black on the inside). It will be nice and toasty warm all winter long. Check out this pattern and others in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018.
2. Perrault Pullover
This gradient sweater is stylish enough to wear around the office, but cuddly enough to wear on the couch. Few crochet projects for men are so versatile. This is one you might need for yourself, too. Get the whole issue of Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 to check out this project.
3. Huntsman Sweater
The incredible patterning and colorwork in this sweater make it special enough to make for your Valentine. Find the pattern in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018.
4. Varsity Jacket
This sweater is simple yet striking. Feel like you’re back in a high school romance with this fun crochet piece for men. The pattern is part of Love of Crochet Fall 2017.
5. Temescal Cardigan
Are you excited about these crochet ideas for men? Which project will you start first?
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
(Featured Image: The Perrault Pullover from Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 and the Hibernation Hat from Interweave Crochet Winter 2019. | Credit: Harper Point Photography)