Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up on Tuesday, May 6th. It’s the perfect time to show your favorite teacher just how special they are to you. Whether it’s your child’s elementary school teacher, a college professor, or your favorite crochet teacher, a handmade gift is not only thoughtful but makes the recipient feel so special that you took the time to create such a sweet thank you.
Yesterday we shared our favorite knit gift ideas for teachers. Today, we’re taking a look at crocheted handmade gifts for teachers. Which one of these will you work up for the important teachers in your life?
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Apples are a symbol of knowledge, so why not give your teacher a cute set of apple shaped coasters? These are worked in worsted weight yarn, so it will be quick to crochet a set. Consider making a green, yellow or even pink apple as well. And if you’re looking to add some more goodies along with these coasters, a nice big mug or box of tea would go well.
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Teachers of any kind come with a lot of stuff. Help your teacher stay organized with these lovely and functional storage bins. This pattern is for three different sizes of bins along with the instructions to make a lid for each! Crochet these with natural colored cotton yarn for a neutral and modern aesthetic. Fill the smallest bin with a favorite treat for an extra special surprise.
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This beautiful cowl is for those of you living where spring still feels very much like winter. Crocheted in a bulky yarn, this beautiful infinity cowl will be a beautiful statement piece when finished. And don’t worry if it’s the night before, this cowl will work up in a snap!
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These simple and chic legwarmers are perfect for spring. Crocheted flat then joined, these legwarmers are embellished with a lovely crocheted rose and a scallop edge. This will be a gift that is relatively easy to make while still looking like you spent ages make them. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, pick a luxurious alpaca yarn to make these really special.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m a teacher! I get the honor of watching my kindergarteners learn, grow, and develop each day, but it is definitely nice to hear “Thank you.” No, you don’t have to get me a gift, but I’ll be honest, it is truly heartwarming when people take a moment to tell you they appreciate all your work.