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Father’s Day Gifts: Great Handmade Projects to Knit and Crochet for Him

May 15th, 2012

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Father's Day Gift PatternsFather’s Day is just a month away, which means you still have time to pick out and make the perfect gift! With these tips and pattern ideas to choose from, you’ll be way ahead of the game when it comes to Father’s Day gift-giving.

Tips to remember:

Tip #1: Take a look at what he already wears.

Chances are that the man you’ll be crafting for already has an idea of the sort of knit and crochet projects he likes to wear or use. Taking a peek at his closet can also tell you what colors he prefers, what fibers he likes to wear, and what style garments he likes. You might even learn that he’s a fan of zany-colored socks!

Tip #2: Less is more when it comes to color and texture.

Many fellas like to keep it simple when it comes to color and stitch patterns. While we may love working with bright colors, yarns with fluff or even a bit of sparkle, it’s best to keep these yarns for our own projects and stick to the colors and textures you know that he prefers for handmade gifts.

Tip #3: If you want to know, ask!

Not every gift has to be a complete surprise, and if you’re really in the dark about what sort of project the guy in your life might like, then it’s a good idea to ask him. You can give him vague questions that hint at the sort of project you want to make, or general ones on things like favorite colors (or if he has any fiber allergies).

 Here are some tried-and-true favorite patterns for Father’s Day gifts! (If you want to make the can/mug cozy pictured above, click here for the free crochet pattern)

Knit Graphite Seed Stitch Hat Crochet Golf Club Covers Father’s Day Knit Socks Father’s Day Crochet Socks

 Are you making any special crafts this Father’s Day? Leave a comment to tell us how you know what to make for the men in your life.

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