10+ Perfect Knit and Crochet Gift Ideas for Dad

Every year, when Father’s Day nears, you probably scramble to find the perfect gift for that special man. If your dad is anything like mine, he’s not one for frilly gifts or cheesy cards. He much prefers something that he can actually use. That’s why I’ve gathered this list of more than ten perfect knit and crochet gift ideas for Dad! These patterns are all easy to follow. They’ll definitely come in handy for the dad who spends time in the office or loves to be outdoors.

Knit and Crochet Gift Ideas for Dad -  sweaters, scarves, and more
10+ Knit and Crochet Patterns for Men (but really anybody can wear these)

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Knit And Crochet Gift Ideas for Dad:

Structure Chic Sweater - gift idea for Dad

Structure Chic Sweater

Looking for a knitting pattern for men that’s both stylish and size-inclusive? Check out this Structured Chic Men’s sweater pattern! This sweater features bold geometric graphics on the chest, perfect for making a statement. You knit this in pieces and seam it together. It also includes instructions for sizes ranging from small to 3XL, making it ideal for men of all sizes. Please note that it is oversized.

This pattern is perfect for intermediate and experienced knitters looking for a challenge. It has a simple stockinette stitch upper body and textured lower body, combined with the colorwork using contrasting colors. Plus, the included chart makes it easy to follow along and achieve a polished finish.

We recommend using a worsted weight merino wool yarn for this pattern, but any similar weight yarn will do. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or looking to expand your knitting skills, the Structured Chic Sweater will be a wardrobe staple for any fashionable man.

Designed By: Therese Chynoweth

FREE Structure Chic Sweater Pattern

Slipped Stripes Knit Scarf

Knit scarf perfect for men (and women!) of all ages. This scarf features bold and striking mosaic geometric graphics. Using three contrasting yarn colors makes it a perfect accessory for any outfit.

I designed this pattern for intermediate-level knitters. It includes a video tutorial by Marly Bird, making it easy to follow along and master the mosaic knitting technique. The pattern is also highly adaptable, allowing you to customize the width and length to your desired fit.

This scarf is perfect for keeping you warm during chilly weather or adding a stylish touch to your wardrobe. The three-color design makes it a versatile accessory that can be paired with a range of outfits. We highly recommend using a warm wool-like yarn such as Wool of the Andes Superwash, or Swish Worsted.

The Slipped Stripes Scarf knitting pattern is an excellent project for those looking to expand their knitting skills. The finished product makes a thoughtful and unique gift for loved ones. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or just starting, this pattern will be a rewarding and enjoyable project.

Designed By: Stacey Gerbman

FREE Slipped Stripes Scarf Pattern

Slipped Stripes knit scarf - gift idea for Dad

Crochet Baseball Scrubby - crochet gift idea for Dad

Crochet Baseball Scrubby

Calling all baseball fans! Our new Baseball Crochet Scrubby pattern is the perfect project for those who need something fun and fast. This unique scrubby is shaped like a baseball. I think it’s a fun and functional addition to any kitchen or bathroom.

The pattern is quick and easy. This makes it perfect for crochet beginners or those looking for a quick and satisfying project. It’s made with a durable scrubby yarn. But you can easily make it with cotton yarn that will stand up to even the toughest cleaning jobs.

This Baseball Crochet Scrubby is the perfect gift for the baseball fan in your life. Whether they love watching the ‘Boys of Summer’ or just enjoy baseball, this scrubby will surely put a smile on their face.

Designed By: Michele Wilcox

FREE Crochet Baseball Scrubby Pattern

Squares in Stripes Throw

Simple design and classic colors make this a perfect project for those with little more time to work on a project. This beautiful and cozy throw is great for snuggling up on the couch with a good book or enjoying movie night. Netflix and Chill anybody?

The pattern features a beautiful filet crochet design that creates a simple pattern. When worked up in neutral colors, as shown in our sample, this throw can be for any gender or age.

However, you can also personalize the afghan by using the colors of your favorite sports team or adding your unique touch.

This Squares in Stripes Throw is designed using a washable acrylic yarn. This makies it a durable and practical addition to any home. The pattern is suitable for intermediate-level crocheters.

If you want a blanket that will be a treasured piece, we recommend using Brava Yarn or Red Heart With Love (softer than Red Heart Super Saver)

Designed By: Michele Wilcox

FREE Squares in Stripes Throw Pattern

Squares in Stripes Throw - crochet gift idea for Dad

More Knit And Crochet Gift Ideas For Dad

All The Hype Striped Cowl - knit gift idea

All The Hype Striped Cowl

Marly Bird Premium Pattern

All The Hype Striped Cowl knitting pattern – a must-have accessory for any fashionable wardrobe. I designed this cowl with bold, 2-row stripes. Every other two rows use the same color to create a stunning bold color effect.

The pattern features a jogless color join technique, ensuring that the colorwork remains even all the way around the piece. Plus, easy Latvian braid details at the top and bottom add a touch of elegance to the design.

The cowl is knit in the round using a fun merino wool yarn like Swish Worsted. It’s soft and cozy against the skin. The pattern is for advanced beginner-level knitters, but with its wonderful color changes, even advanced knitters will enjoy this knit.

This All The Hype Striped Cowl makes a perfect gift for anyone in your life or a treat for yourself. It’s a versatile accessory that can be paired with various outfits, from casual to formal.

Grab the pattern today and get started on your very own All The Hype Striped Cowl. A stylish and practical addition to any wardrobe!

Designed By: Marly Bird

All the Hype Striped Cowl – Get the Pattern Here

Drew Sweater Vest

Marly Bird Premium Pattern

The Drew Sweater Vest is the perfect addition to any stylish man’s wardrobe, especially those with broad shoulders. The Art Deco movement inspired me to design this vest. I named it after the renowned crochet designer Drew Emborsky. The design features unique vertical lines and intricate texture, making it a standout piece in any ensemble.

One of the highlights of the Drew Sweater Vest is its symmetrical design. This gives it a timeless and classic look that blends seamlessly with any fashion style. The vest also features an assertively modern style, making it a great choice for both formal and casual occasions.

Check out the collar of the Drew Sweater Vest – it’s designed with an attention to detail that highlights its uniqueness. The texture and pattern of the collar give it an elegant and sophisticated look that adds to its overall appeal.

There is also a woman’s version, The Simona Sweater Vest, available. This is a great choice for couples who want to match their outfits. The vest is knitted with high-quality materials that make it comfortable to wear, and durable, ensuring it’ll last for years to come.

Overall, the Drew Sweater Vest is a must-have for any man who wants to add a touch of vintage charm to his wardrobe yet feel modern and sophisticated.

Designed By: Marly Bird

Drew Sweater Vest Pattern – Get the Pattern Here

Drew Sweater Vest by Marly Bird

Men's Crochet Business Tie - gift idea for Dad

Men’s Crochet Business Tie

Exquisitely Simple Men’s Crochet Tie is the perfect accessory for any businessman or churchgoer. Make a statement with style.

The Men’s Crochet Tie is designed to be versatile and customizable. There’s an option to easily make it wider or narrower by adding or reducing starting chain stitches in multiples of two. This unique feature ensures that the tie fits perfectly on any neck size. It’s a comfortable and stylish choice for any occasion.

Crafted using high-quality materials, this tie is soft and lightweight, ensuring that it feels comfortable all day long. It’s a sleek and modern look, making it a must-have accessory for any stylish man’s wardrobe.

One of the standout features of this tie is its continuous design. This eliminates the need for a chain stitch at the beginning of each round. You can hook a stitch marker in the first stitch of each row. This making it easy to follow the pattern and create a flawless finish.

Take your style to the next level. Whether you’re dressing up for a formal event or adding a touch of style to your everyday work attire, the easy and simple Men’s Crochet Tie is the perfect accessory. With its elegant design and customizable features, this tie is a must-have for any fashion-forward man.

Designed By: Briana K

FREE Crochet Tie Pattern Here

JB Sweater Vest

Marly Bird Premium Pattern

Introducing the JB Men’s Vest, the ultimate combination of comfort and style. Knit this vest with the finest luxury yarn, making it so soft and comfortable to wear while also being stylish and sophisticated.

The JB Men’s Vest features modern cable details that give it a sleek and contemporary look. This makes it the perfect choice for any man, whether at work or out with the guys. I designed this vest to be size-inclusive, making it a favorite pattern of many knitters who appreciate its versatility and customization options.

Crafted with the highest quality luxury yarn, this vest is soft and lightweight, making it a comfortable and stylish choice for any occasion. Although the sample yarn is discontinued, here is a wonderful yarn to splurge on. The modern cable details add an elegant touch to the overall design, making it a must-have accessory for any fashion-forward man.

Whether you’re dressing up for a formal event or just adding a touch of style to your everyday work attire, this JB Men’s Vest is the perfect accessory to elevate your look. It’s versatile, comfortable, and stylish, making it a favorite pattern of many knitters who appreciate its simplicity and elegance.

Designed By: Marly Bird

JB Sweater Vest Pattern – Get the Pattern Here

JB Sweater Vest for Men

Game Day Crochet Scarf - crochet gift idea for Dad

Game Day Crochet Team Scarf

Show your team spirit every day with this simple crocheted scarf. You can easily customize the pattern to the colors of your favorite team. Create the perfect crocheted scarf for someone you love or for yourself. With just a few skeins of yarn, it’s easy to make a scarf for any sports fan. So show your team spirit and get ready for the next big game with this fun and easy-to-make pattern. Enjoy!

The sample is shown in Red Heart Super Saver. We love the idea of using a more premium acrylic yarn like Brava Worsted.

Whether you’re making this scarf for yourself or the man in your life (as knit and crochet gift ideas for Dad), it’s easy!

Designed By Marly Bird

FREE Crochet Team Scarf – Get the Pattern Here

Men’s Smokey Graphite Pullover

Marly Bird Premium Pattern

The Smokey Graphite Men’s Knit Pullover pattern is the ultimate boyfriend knit sweater that you’ll never want to give back! This pullover is so comfy you’ll feel like you’re wearing a warm hug all day long.

Featuring a simple texture across the chest and a generous oversized fit, this sweater is the perfect blend of style and comfort. You’ll love how it drapes over your body, giving you a relaxed and effortlessly cool look.

Don’t let the easy-going style fool you! This pattern has detailed instructions, schematics, and charts to ensure you’re knitting up a storm in no time. Even if you’re a knitting newbie, you’ll be able to tackle this project with ease.

Designed By: Marly Bird

Get the Pattern Here

Men's Smokey Graphite Pullover

Men's Nottingham Zipper Knit Sweater

Men’s Nottingham Zipper Knit Sweater

Marly Bird Premium Pattern

The Men’s Nottingham Zipper Cardigan is the perfect gift for your favorite man this Father’s Day! Crafted from a wonderful rustic wool yarn, this cardigan is as comfortable as it is stylish. The beautiful cables pop off the fabric, adding a touch of sophistication to this classic design.

With a negative ease fit and long sleeves, this cardigan is tailored to hug the body. It’ll keep him warm on even the coldest days. The sturdy zipper closure makes it easy to wear. The ribbed collar, cuffs, and hem provide a secure and comfortable fit.

Whether he’s dressing up for a special occasion or just lounging around the house, this cardigan is the perfect addition to any outfit. And with its timeless design, it’s sure to be a wardrobe staple for years to come.

Nottingham Zipper Cardigan – Get the Pattern Here

Valorous Knit Hat & Cowl

Marly Bird Premium Pattern

The Valorous Knit Hat and Cowl patterns are the ultimate combination of style and comfort! I made this set with the luxurious Malabrigo Rios yarn, a 100% merino wool yarn known for its softness and coziness. These patterns are perfect for anyone who wants to stay warm and fashionable all winter long.

The beautiful fabric design is created by knitting in the round, adding an interesting texture that sets these pieces apart from other knit accessories.

Best of all, these patterns are versatile enough to create a hat or cowl. Mix and match them to create your perfect winter accessory set. Make them for yourself or as a gift for someone else. The Valorous Knit Hat and Cowl patterns are a must-have for any knitting enthusiast.

Valorous Knit Hat and Cowl

Chic and Simple Perfect Hat Crochet Pattern show in green yarn on a boy

Chic and Simple Perfect Crochet Hat

The Free Crochet Pattern, Chic, and Simple Perfect Hat is worked in simple double crochet stitches from cuff to crown (or bottom to top). With one ball of yarn (I used Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird™) or any other scrap yarn in worsted weight, CYC size 4 yarn, and an H/8 (5mm) hook, you can get this uber chic and simple hat. This hat is great for babies, children, men, or women. Make one for the whole family! I’ve written the free pattern in 9 sizes. You can make it in one color or a main color and contrasting stripes.

Designed By: Marly Bird

FREE Chic and Simple Perfect Crochet Hat – Get the Pattern Here

Psst: How crazy is it that this picture of my son is only 5 years apart from the picture of him wearing the Valorous Hat and Cowl pattern?

Whatever gift you choose to give your dad this year, he’s sure to appreciate it because it came from you. But if you want something extra special, try one of these ten knit and crochet patterns. He’ll love how thoughtful and unique it is. You’ll love seeing him use something that you made just for him!

Need More Ideas:

Looking for more knit and crochet gift ideas for Dad? Be sure to check out my post from last year, which included both knit and crochet projects.

If your dad is a golf lover, think about making my knit golf club covers – a FREE pattern on the blog.

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