Six best Father’s Day knitting and crochet patterns

Father’s Day is coming up, and we’re all searching for the perfect gift for Dad. If your dad is like mine, he’s notoriously hard to shop for. That’s just another reason handmade gifts are the way to go! I have a few knit and crochet patterns in mind for this Father’s Day, but I haven’t quite decided which one to make. Take a look, and let me know which one is your favorite!

Caddy Cables

I LOVE crocheted cables, and my dad loves simple and comfortable clothes, so the Caddy Cables Vest would make a great gift. My dad’s not a golfer, but he could wear this casual and handsome piece to the movies, out to a restaurant, or just about anywhere. Take your dad out for a nice meal, and he’ll have just the occasion to wear it!

Amber ale

For an even more casual look, the Amber Ale Vest would be a cool layer for Dad to wear when he’s hanging out with friends or family. The hood is a fun detail, and the quarter-zip style makes it classic and comfortable.


If your dad works in an office, a sweater is a fabulous go-to gift. The Harrison Sweater features an easy basketweave crochet pattern and button closure, making it a timeless cardigan he’ll wear for years.


For a knit cardigan, you can’t beat the Nottingham Sweater! Classic cables and a zipped front make this piece an awesome choice for dads of all ages. I like how there’s just a hint of a contrasting color along the edges.

Harbor Vest

The Harbor Vest is a handsome Tunisian crochet pattern that would make a wonderful Father’s Day gift. The subtle diamond stitch pattern gives it a hint of style without overpowering the simple design many dads love.

Fair Isle on the Fairway

Finally, if your dad is into color, the Fair Isle on the Fairway Vest will be the perfect gift! Choose your dad’s favorite colors for a thoughtful personalized present he’ll always treasure. As a bonus, we also have a FREE pattern for matching golf club covers!

Which one of the patterns above is your favorite? We’d love to hear what you’re making Dad for Father’s Day this year, so leave us a comment below and let us know!

Gift ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve gathered up a few fun projects you can make just for dad! Some of them take a bit longer than others, so keep them in mind for next year if you’re in a time crunch.

Nautical vestThe Nautical Vest from our Summer 2014 Issue of Love of Knitting would be a dapper addition to dad’s wardrobe. The simple stripes and handsome buttons will make it an instant favorite he can wear for work or play.

LOK-LOC-8723_200pxNext year, make your dad the Hudson River Trail Hat, featured in our upcoming Knit Accessories Issue. The chunky yarn and easy cables will have you finished in a flash, so you’ll have extra time to spend with him on Father’s Day.

Bering SEaCrocheters, the Bering Sea Hat and Scarf set from our Winter 2013 Issue makes a perfect gift for dad! He’ll love the texture, and you’ll love how quickly these pieces will be off your hook.

Game DayYou could also crochet him the Game Day Scarf from our Holiday 2012 Issue for a sporty accessory that will help him show his love for his favorite team. He’ll wear this fun piece year after year!

Are you making your dad a handmade gift for Father’s Day this year? We’d love to hear what you’re up to, so leave us a comment and let us know!