Finding crochet gifts for men that they will actually like can be a struggle. But never fear – today I want to show you a multitude of free crochet patterns that are perfect for the men in your life!
Now, I know what you’re thinking: crocheting for men can be intimidating. And when you’re on a budget, the last thing you want to do is spend up to a hundred dollars on something that they might not even enjoy.
Crochet Gifts for Dad, Grandpa, or Husband!
The truth is, there are actually quite a few quality crochet patterns out there that are perfect for men. You can crochet something beautiful and special without it looking too feminine. If you’re looking for gifts for a manly man, there are both crochet AND non crochet options!
Of course, the gifts included in this post are focused around crochet. Everything I have included are designed to be perfect for a dad, grandpa, brother, husband…basically, any man in your life!
Of course, be sure to keep the unique personality and needs of YOUR guys in mind before choosing any patterns.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of my favorite crochet projects that the men in your life are bound to enjoy!
Crochet Gifts for Men – the List!
I have split this list into 3 different categories to help break the patterns up better. Use the table of contents below to navigate to any section you are interested in!
Table of Contents
Men’s Crochet Beanies and Scarves
To start off, let’s take a look at some of my favorite beanie and scarf patterns for men! Sometimes, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel – know what I mean? If you’ve never made your husband/dad etc. a beanie or scarf before, this can be a great place to start even though it is a common Christmas gift.
Men’s Classic Crochet Beanie
First up, check out this Classic Crochet Beanie pattern. This beanie is so simple, yet so stylish, I just love the masculine texture! This project is super versatile, so you can decide whether you’d like to add a brim or leave it how it is. This pattern is also great for beginners, as it’s easy to recreate! You can get the free pattern here.
The Isaac Beanie
Another crochet hat to try is the Isaac Beanie! I designed this beanie for my boyfriend and he loves it! It is made from velvet yarn, which makes it extra warm and cozy on a cold winter work day. Get the free pattern here.
Silver Beach Crochet Beanie Pattern for Men
Next, meet the Silver Beach Crochet Beanie. Isn’t this one so fun? I just love the unique design! This beanie makes the perfect gift for guys of all ages, little ones and adults alike! The combination of stitches on this one (lemon peel, camel, and star stitches) work together to create this beautiful texture that I haven’t seen before. You can find the free pattern here.
Men’s Cable Golf Cap
Have you seen this pattern before? It’s called the Men’s Cable Hat. This design is so classy and fun, the man in your life is bound to love it! Tamara Kelly from Moogly Blog did such a great job with this one! You can find the free pattern here.
Men’s Knit-Look Scarf
Have you been looking for a good scarf pattern for men? If so, then look no further, because here is the Men’s Knit-Look Scarf! This scarf not only looks like it’s knit (without having to mess with any knitting needles), but it’s also quite easy and quick to work up. You can get the free pattern here.
Do you love the Alpine stitch? If so, I bet you’d enjoy this pattern, called the Alpine Scarf! This scarf has such a beautiful texture that makes it fun to look at, yet also masculine enough for any man to rock. It’s also super warm and cozy, which makes it a great gift for the colder fall and winter months! You can get the free pattern here.
Cool Ombre Scarf
Lastly for this category, meet the Cool Ombre Men’s Scarf. This scarf is so simple, yet so unique. Your man is bound to love it! This scarf is also beginner friendly, so it’s much less intimidating than it looks. You can get the free pattern here.
Crochet Men’s Clothes and Other Accessories
Ready to take your gift up a notch? Making your man some clothing might be perfect for you! I’ve included some mens crochet sweaters and cardigans, but also some accessories like mittens and slippers. All of them are designed to keep the wearer extra cozy and warm!
Cozy Coed Cardigan
To start off, meet the Cozy Coed Men’s Cardigan pattern. This cardigan is so warm and cozy, it’ll make the perfect gift for the winter! This pattern also comes in a wide variety of sizes, which makes adjusting a million times easier. You can get the free pattern here.
Swish Men’s Vest
Next, take a look at the Swish Men’s Vest designed by Kim Guzman from Crochet Kim. This design is not only incredibly stylish, but it’s practical as well. This vest is also extremely versatile for just about any season, as it can be layered over short or long sleeves. You can find the free pattern here.
Brentwood Men’s Pullover
Another one of my favorite men’s crochet garments is the Brentwood Men’s Pullover pattern. Doesn’t this one just look so warm and cozy? This sweater has such a classic look to it and can be easily dressed up or down for a classy, or casual look! You can find the free pattern here.
Men’s Quarter Zip Sherpa
I don’t know about you, but nothing screams “winter” to me like a fuzzy pullover. If you’ve been looking for a fun, yet practical Christmas gift for a man in your life, this one will do it! This pullover is not only super stylish, but it’ll keep him warm and cozy all day long. You can find the free pattern here.
Interesting Read: “I Love You Dad” Coloring pages for Father’s Day!
Basic Men’s Mittens
With the cold winter months coming up full speed ahead, gloves and/or mittens are a necessity. These gloves are not only simple, quick, and cost-effective to make, but they’ll actually be put into good use! You can find the free pattern here.
Men’s House Ankle Socks
If you’ve been looking for a quick and simple crochet gift idea for men, these socks are perfect! These socks are so warm, they act more as cozy slippers than they do as socks. You can even make lots of these to give to several people or just give a bunch to one person! You can get the free pattern here.
Afton Men’s Ear Warmer
If you’ve been looking for a crochet gift idea that your guy will actually wear, this Afton Men’s Ear Warmer may just do the trick! I just love the knit-look of this one. This ear warmer is extra thick, so it’ll be sure to keep his ears warm for hours on end. You can find the free pattern here.
More Unique Men’s Crochet Patterns
There will probably be times where you want to crochet a NON-wearable item for the man in your life…and that is great too! So in this last section, I want to show you some crochet gifts for men that can be used around the house. More practical items!
Red Truck Ornament
First of all, check out this Red Truck ornament (designed by me!) I based this pattern off of my boyfriend’s red Toyota pickup, which is pictured below. I’m planning to give the ornament to him for Christmas! If the man in your life loves trucks, this might make the perfect gift. Get the free pattern here.
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Jumbo Men’s Crochet Blanket
If you need something simple but popular, check out this men’s blanket that uses jumbo yarn. This is the perfect “mindless” project since it is made from single crochet. The pattern comes in 6 different sizes! Get the free pattern right here.
Jute Water Bottle Holder
Next up, check out this Jute Water Bottle Holder designed by Kirsten Holloway! Wow, do I love this pattern. Crocheting with jute may be a little tricky, but for a water bottle holder I know it would be perfect. This would be great for men who love hiking especially! Get the free pattern here.
Viking Gnome Towel Topper
Another cute gift is this Viking Gnome Towel Topper! This would be a great way to show your man that the kitchen doesn’t have to always be extra girly. 😝 Get the free pattern here.
Crochet Blanket for Men
Are you up for a longer project? This Mountain Blanket would certainly be a long-lasting, long-appreciate gift for men! I love the unique striped pattern. It uses bulky weight yarn and a 9mm hook, so thankfully that would help cut down on the crochet time! Get the free pattern here.
Crochet Treat Basket
Looking for something super quick & easy? This Simple Treat Basket is a fast project, and you can easily fill it with your hubby or dad’s favorite goodies! I think I might make this for my dad and include chocolate almonds. Get the free pattern here.
Dad’s Soap on a Rope
Another useful gift for men: Soap on a rope! This design has been tested by a dad, and he loved it! Best of all, it is easy to make and uses a yarn that holds up even better than cotton: Patons Hempster. Get the free pattern here.
Last, but definitely not least, I want you to meet the Earth Coaster! If you need a more manly coaster for your husband or dad, this could be a great option! It uses tapestry crochet to create the different colors of earth, plus a black background. Don’t like the black? You could definitely customize the background to be any color you want! Get the free pattern here.
More Interesting Reads
- “I Love You Dad” Coloring pages for Father’s Day
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- Crochet Gifts for Teachers
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- Thoughtful Crochet Gifts for Friends
So there you have it – a whole bunch of crochet gifts for men! While it can be hard to find the perfect crochet pattern for men, there actually are a lot of great ones out there. Sometimes you just have to do a little digging. Overall, I hope this post was helpful and I hope you found your next project in the list!