You’re learning how to crochet and you’ve gotten a few of the basic stitches under your belt and you wonder where to go from here. There are hundreds of thousands of patterns to be found in many places such as your local yarn shops, your big box hobby shops, the wonderful wide world of the internet, even some of your large discount department stores but, you may not have thought of a the idea of a Crochet Kit as a choice but if you have a hard time deciding on yarn, patterns, etc., or if you don’t quite have the time to peruse through the yarn shop, a Crochet Kit is like an all-in-one shop. You find the pattern you like and don’t have to fuss over what type of yarn to use because it comes with the pattern! Here are some great Crochet Kits for beginners as well as for those more experienced who want something simple, and meditative which gives you a beautiful end result. These are just a few fun and simple ideas to choose from.
by Mari Maxim
An on line, mail order crochet/knit/crafting company in business for over 65 years, Mary Maxim offers a crocheted Cardi kit for beginners to take you from Summer to Fall. Mary Maxim describes the Vail Topper as “Super simple, yet features a knit-look fabric and an ultra comfortable fit.” This Crochet Kit includes pattern instructions, Lion Brand Coboo yarn. 50% cotton, 50% bamboo. However it requires a crochet hook I-9 which does not come with the kit.
Blueprint Pulsing Prism Afghan Crochet Kit
by BluePrint at LoveCrafts
Another great on-line company that offers beautiful yarn, patterns as well as kits has this afghan which is great for beginners as well as the more experienced crocheters. LoveCrafts offers the chance to ‘create a colorful blanket perfect for adding a splash of color to your home with the Bluprint Pulsing Prism Afghan Crochet Kit.” It comes with the pattern, and 20 skeins of worsted weight Sprightly Yarns Acrylic Worsted held double and a classic granny square design, works up quickly. Finished blanket measures approximately 55″ x 55″. This kit also includes a Size Q (15.75mm) crochet hook.
Happy Squares CAL
Sandra Torrance of Little Golden Nook at Hobbi
Well, if you look at the description then you know this it doesn’t look like a crochet kit, but it’s actually a kit with a twist! It’s a CAL, short for a Crochet Along, and it’s sponsored by Hobbi, another great on-line yarn company with a huge inventory of great yarns. This crochet kit event is what is called a Mystery Crochet Along but, Hobbi is giving away a part of the mystery – They say that the crochet kit is for a scarf, and that it is young and trendy and incorporates grannie squares. Hobbi also says that it is perfect for beginners! This pattern will be released in 5 parts but, if you want to participate in the Crochet Along, you will need to quickly place your order with Hobbi because the beginning of the Crochet Along for the Happy Squares CAL starts on August 15, 2022. Not only do you get to crochet a beautiful scarf, but you get to enjoy making it along with others! This kit comes with the yarn required for project and some added mystery accessories but, you will need your own 5mm hook.
by TL Yarn Crafts at WEBS
Here’s yet another on-line company that offers beautiful yarn. WEBS American Yarn Store has a lovely scarf that is beginner friendly. This pattern is by the very well known talent in the modern crochet world here in the U.S., Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts. This pattern, the Lo-Fi Cowl (11″ x 52″) is a simple, repeat stitched, long cowl that can be worn long or folded double to become a nice and warm snuggler around the neck. This crochet kit comes with written instructions and 6 hanks of super-wash merino wool yarn. Even though this yarn is thin (fingering weight) it does require a larger hook (size J/10-6mm) which helps make it easier to handle for a beginner.
Independent (Indie) Dyers
There are also thousands of independent dyers who dye their own yarn, usually of natural fibers such as wool, cotton, silk and others. They will sometimes collaborate with crochet designers and offer kits, often with a particular theme and for a limited time. You can often find different Indie dyers on the web. If you like the idea of creating something with custom dyed yarn that probably won’t be found anywhere else, then an Indie Dyer would be a great choice. Just google yarn dyers and you are bound to find a plethora of independent dyers available on-line.
I hope these suggestions broaden your ideas on choices you have when it comes to finding Crochet patterns as a crochet newbie. If you are an experienced Crocheter, the Crochet Kit is a way of having something beautiful to make without a whole lot of forethought and with everything you need right there for you!
Have fun making!