Posted on 7-6-2021 by Janita van Rijnsbergen
June 20 is your own superhero’s special day: Father's Day! Let's spoilt all the wonderful dads in our lives with unique, handmade items for his wardrobe, office space, or indeed, mancave. Read on for all the inspiration you need, then grab your knitting needles or crochet hooks to make a start on your favorite gift idea for Father's Day.
Father's Day is just around the corner! The perfect opportunity to show your dad just how much he means to you. Remember how he beamed with pride as he unwrapped all those handmade (albeit abstract) creations from school? It’s as true now as it was then, handmade gifts are the most fun to give and receive! So, get creative with yarn, and knit, crochet, or macramé a unique gift to show your love and appreciation for the main man in your life.
For the fashionable father
Does your dad know how to rock a look or is he maybe a bit of hipster at heart? Then you know what to do. Crochet or knit him a stylish garment or accessory for Father’s Day! Like Yarn and Colors’ latest scarf design, the crocheted Slouchy Stripes Shawl, which you can customize to incorporate your dad’s favorite colors. If you’re more adept with knitting needles than a hook, knit him a stylish winter sweater with Lang Yarns Nova. Or go for something quicker with the Phil Express Snood knitting pattern. Your dad will thank you whenever he steps out the door and into the cool freshness of early morning.
For dad's office or mancave
Give your father's office or mancave a mini-makeover with some handmade home accessories. Items that will add comfort and coziness to his space. Like plants, essential for any office or mancave. They purify the air and are known to reduce stress. Use our exclusive new yarn, Pink Label Cotton Tube, to crochet a basket that’s the perfect size for holding a large houseplant. For smaller, low-maintenance plants, like cacti and succulents, a fun idea is to crochet or macramé a plant hanger. Use our free macramé pattern and the sturdy, rope-like Hoooked Jute, or the Home-Deco Plant Hanger crochet kit. Or make him a large comfy cushion so he can relax comfortably on the sofa while watching the football, using our Acrylic Ribbon Cushion knitting kit or the Yarn and Colors Basketweave Comfy Cushion crochet kit. If you have time for a more ambitious project, go all out with the Basic Blanket crochet kit from Yarn and Colors.
For the creative father
Maybe you yourself don’t have any knitting or crochet skills to speak of, but your dad does! In which case, treat your crafty dad to a brand-new set of tools. We love the classy, minimalist look of the ergonomic crochet hooks and interchangeable knitting needles from Yarn and Colors. They glide effortlessly through the stitches with no strain on the hands. And with any luck, dad will take the hint and make you something instead.
Feeling inspired? Then it’s time to get started! Shop all the materials you need online at Yarnplaza.com or pop by our Inspiration Center if you’re local. And of course, we’d love it if you shared your handmade Father's Day gift with us via Facebook or Instagram with #yarnplaza.
Happy Father's Day!