Crochet Teacher Gifts – 3 Quick and Easy Patterns

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Have you been looking for a way to crochet teacher gifts instead of just grabbing something that you aren’t sure they would like? Do you love to add a handmade touch to your gifts to make teachers feel appreciated and loved? Have these quick and easy gifts on hand to give along with that gift card and your child’s teachers will really know you care and appreciate them! These are easy enough that your kids could help make them for their teachers too. 

As a teacher, I designed these three gifts to be something that I could use in my classroom. These are all around $5 - $8 and if you have a bigger budget, they would pair nicely with a gift card to someplace you know teachers would like (coffee, bookstore, office supply or craft store)!

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3 Quick and Easy Crochet Teacher Gifts

Materials :

  • Cotton yarn of choice
  • H hook
  • Scissors

1. Dry Erase Eraser Pouch

Crochet dry erase eraser pouch

Most teachers use dry erase boards in their classrooms and trying to find a good eraser and keep the pens handy is hard to do. So, I crafted this little marker pouch that also serves as a quick eraser. These would be great for small group work where the teacher will show an example on a small board and then erase and have students try.

I used a dark yarn to keep it from looking too rough after erasing and cotton to hold up to being washed. The pouch will hold a few smaller markers or one or two large ones. You could make this in colors to match the classroom decor or school colors.  

In the photo you see a small calendar board that I purchased at Target for $3 along with a pack of dry erase markers from the local dollar store. I already had the yarn, so for under $5.00, I have a usable handmade gift for any teacher! Yay for not just another candle or bottle of lotion.

Dry Erase Eraser Pouch Pattern:

ch 40
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each stitch to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: sc in each stitch to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn
Row 3 - 5: repeat row 2, except in row 5, do not ch 1 and turn

Fold to about ¾ of the length with the right side facing out, slip stitch through both sides down to the bottom where you folded. Slip stitch across the bottom to get to the other side, then slip stitch throw both sides to close the other side.

Slip stitch up the top half to the corner, then ch 1, and then slip stitch to the other corner, then ch 1, and slip stitch down to where you began your first slip stitch, finish and weave in ends.

2. Cup Cozy with Handle

Crochet cup cozy

This cup cozy has two parts and can be created in two colors. The handle is a place for you to slide your fingers in and hold onto the cup a little easier. I chose to use two colors that matched the cup and represented the school colors. You could also go with the teacher’s favorite colors or just something pretty.

I bought the cup at the Target Dollar Spot for $3 and the yarn was something I had on hand already. Again, under $5 and I am able to give our wonderful teachers something with a homemade touch that they can really use.

Cup Cozy Pattern:

ch 40 (or the size of your cup)
Row 1: hdc in second stitch and then hdc in each stitch across, ch 2 and turn
Row 2 - 4: hdc in each stitch across, ch 2 and turn
Row 5: 1 hdc in first two stitches, ch 2 and skip 2 stitches, work 1 hdc in that third stitch, then continue with ch 2/skip 2 - 1hdc to the end. ch 2 and turn
Row 6- 8: hdc in each stitch across, ch 2 and turn (except in row 8)
Once finished, wrap around the cup and then slip stitch the two ends together to form your ring.

Handle

ch 25
Row 1: hdc in second stitch and then hdc in each stitch across, ch 2 and turn
Row 2 - 4: hdc in each stitch across, ch 2 and turn for rows 2, 3
Once finished, wrap around the first cup cozy and then slip stitch the two ends together to form your ring.

Check out our other great Cup Cozy ideas!

3. Crochet Planter Accent

crochet teacher gift planter accent

This is a great option in the classroom colors. Does she love green and blue, then grab some green or blue yarn and go for it! This little wrap will brighten up even a standard plastic planter. Plants in the classroom are wonderful and help brighten a room and make it feel more soothing for teachers and students.

I purchased this little metal cup from the Target Dollar Spot, but you could grab something from your local dollar store too. Then I bought a small plant from Wal-Mart for $3. I had this color cotton yarn already in my stash, so this project was under $7 for the options I got. You could probably make it for under $5 with the dollar store container. This is great if you have a lot of teachers to make something for.

Planter Accent Pattern:

ch 35 (or the size of your planter)
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: sc in first stitch, then 1 tc in next stitch, repeat sc/tc across, ch 1 and turn
Row 3: 1 sc in each stitch across

Once finished, wrap around the planter and then slip stitch the two ends together to form your accent.

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