15 Yarn Inspired Gifts for Men
Friday, 21 May 2021
When it comes to yarn, the possibilities are endless and sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get us thinking outside the box! With Father's Day just around the corner, we wanted to bring you some fun ideas, not just for dads, but that make great all-round gifts for men whatever the occasion!
We handpicked some of our favourite free patterns, ranging from the sensible and functional, to the novel and quite quirky! Each pattern can be found on the owners' website as linked in the description, so enjoy perusing this fabulous selection of free patterns and let us know your favourites!
Our Favourite Novelty Yarn Ideas
These yarn projects are definitely out of the box thinking and really make us smile, whilst some of them are useful, some are purely decorative, but we think that makes them all the more fun!
1. Jaw Themed Knitted Oven Gloves - Yarnspirations
These novelty oven gloves are quite hilarious but make for a great practical gift for the kitchen. You can download the free pattern from the website.
2. Moustache Cup Cosy - Very Shannon
This fun cup cosy keeps your coffee warm and brings a smile to your face - what more could you want? You can find all the details for this pattern on the website complete with a template for a felt moustache.
3. Beer Can Hat - YarnPants
If you’ve ever wondered how to repurpose beer cans, then wonder no more! This hat is made from yarn and recycled beer cans and you can find every step of the princess over on the YarnPants website with pictures to guide you through.
4. Knitted Full English Breakfast - Let’s Knit Why not?!
Although this pattern is not free we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave it out - it costs just £1 for the first month subscription to the website and you get access to unlimited patterns, so if this is making your mouth water then maybe consider trying it out!
5. Father’s Day Mug Cosy - Hooked on Patterns
This final pattern is another fun one that's also practical. This would be super simple to adapt to any superhero theme - so if you’re fancying a mug with a cape then check out the detailed tutorial on the website!
Our Favourite Practical Yarn Ideas
These next ideas are definitely created with a purpose in mind, and we love that you can pretty much knit or crochet anything you want when you put your mind to it! Whether it’s a place to store your technology, or simply a cosy place to rest your head, we’ve got you covered with these ideas!
6. Crocheted Travel Pillow - Heart Hook Home
This crocheted travel pillow is perfect for long journeys and would make a lovely gift for someone who does a lot of travelling. The details for this pattern can all be found on the website along with details on how to add a strap too!
7. Poker Inspired Coasters - Oh La Lana
This clever pattern would make a really awesome gift for any poker fan. The knitting pattern is written out in great detail with lots of in-depth photos to make it super easy to follow!
8. Crochet Tablet Case - Let’s Knit
This soft case is perfect for keeping your tablet safe and free from scratches. You could use favourite colours, or may someone’s favourite sport’s team colours to make it really personal.
9. Quick Knit Earphone Holder - All Free Knitting
Say goodbye to tangled wires with this earphone holder to keep them all tucked up inside! This pattern can be whipped up in just a couple of hours and is a great gift for any tech lover!
10. Dual Remote Control Holder - Crochet Memories Blog
Have you ever sat down to watch telly only to find you’ve misplaced the remote control again!? Well with this dual remote control holder you won’t have to worry. This simple crochet pattern will be well received I’m sure!
Our Favourite Character Themed Yarn Ideas
Finally, these last patterns are all character-based and are perfect for anyone who has a specific interest in one of these - we’ve picked out 5 different ones we love but some of these websites have other options for you to explore too!
11. Freddie Mercury Amigurumi Pattern - Moji Moji Design
This is a great amigurumi project for any Queen fan and it’s completely free! You can download the pattern above and you’ll find all the details you need, even how to convert to British terminology if you need help with that.
12. Amigurumi Crocodile Bookmark - Supergurumi
This website is packed full of amigurumi bookmarks and more - you’ll probably find yourself stuck for choice! These make for great gifts and maybe one for yourself too!
13. Minion Bookmark - Supergurumi
This is another bookmark from the same website - we just love these!
14. Super Mario Amigurumi - Supergurumi
Last one from this website we promise! This is a great character one and if you know someone into Retro gaming then they will love this! You'll also find Star Wars, Marvel and other TV-inspired characters too!
15. Smurf Head Glasses Holder - Repeat Crafter Me
This last one is great for anyone who is forever losing their glasses! If you’re not into Smurfs, then you’ll find a whole load of different options on The Whoot website.
We hope that this list has inspired you to start on some awesome yarn creations! If you need any help deciding on yarn, you can send us a message on the website or join us in the Secret Yarn Stash Facebook Community!