We all have to start out somewhere, and when it comes to crochet, a beginner crochet kit might be the perfect starting point.
These kits are ideal for beginners. They have everything you need to complete a project with crochet. You don’t need to have a large crochet inventory stacked away at home, or worry about buying the wrong yarn or the wrong size needle. Everything you need, in exact quantities, is ready for you in the kit!
What are the best crochet kits for beginners? If you are new to crochet, a kit that includes yarn, a crochet hook, stitch markers, and instructions will be your best choice. These items will prepare you for basic stitches and patterns.
Some crochet kits might be for those a little more advanced in crochet, but it is easy enough to tell the difference between beginner and advanced kits. Other than the right kit, you need to know the basic crochet stitches and you will be ready to go.
Looking for crochet kits online can become a little stressful, you might not be quite sure what to look for at first or which kits might suit a beginner. So to make life a little easier, here are the best crochet kits available for beginners!
What To Look for In A Crochet Kit
Crochet kits for beginners need to contain the essentials to complete a certain project. There is no point buying a kit as a beginner only to have to go and source different tools to complete the kit.
When looking for a good beginner kit for crochet, there are some essential items that you need to make sure are included in the kit. This will make life as a beginner crochet lover much easier for you, and will help you successfully finish your project from start to finish, making it enjoyable as well!
Technically, you can’t crochet without a hook (arm crocheting is an exception, but this is for later on in your crochet journey). A crochet hook is essential to being able to crochet. Take a second and check out my definitive guide to the best crochet hooks for beginners.
The size of the crochet hook you need will depend on the yarn you are using. For a beginner, it is recommended that you use a worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook size around 5.0mm. You might not find a crochet kit with these exact features, but try to stick to this as close as possible.
A size 5.0mm crochet hook is a great start for beginners. It creates stitches that are easy to pick up and identify and sit comfortably in the hand.
There are different types of crochet hooks to choose from, from bamboo to aluminum, but this won’t be too important if you are just starting out. Once you have the hang of crocheting, you can decide which crochet hook works best for you.
While most beginner crochet kits come included with yarn, some do not. This can work either way and depends on what you want out of a crochet kit.
Crochet kits that come included with yarn do make life a little easier. The yarn will be the right weight for the size needle included in the kit, and you won’t have to worry about going out and buying a yarn that might be the wrong weight or fiber.
On the other hand, crochet kits that do not include yarn can be a good thing, you can choose your own color for the project and aren’t restricted to the yarn provided in the kit.
There should be instructions within the kit advising you which yarn to buy, so simply take this along with you to your yarn shop and they should be able to provide you with the right amount of yarn for the project.
The wrong yarn used with the wrong size needle for the wrong project can be disastrous. So rather play it safe and buy a kit included with yarn, or follow the instructions on which yarn to purchase for the specific project.
For such a small tool, a tapestry needle is really important in a crochet kit. You use it to weave in loose ends and sew up any pieces of the pattern that need sewing up.
It is a good idea to make sure your crochet kit includes a tapestry needle, as nothing is more frustrating than finishing a project only to realize you don’t have a tapestry needle to sew it all up with. Rather have it ready and waiting so that you can get your project finished on time.
Just make sure that the tapestry needle fits the yarn you are using so you can easily weave in loose ends and sew pieces together.
You might only come across stitch markers later in your crochet journey, but some patterns in the beginner category do call for them. Stitch markers are needed when you need to keep a place of a certain point in a pattern, instead of trying to remember the point as you go.
They come in different forms but most commonly they can be clipped onto the required stitch to mark a point and can be removed easily when you return to that point.
An instruction booklet is an absolute must when purchasing a crochet kit. What is the point of purchasing a kit with yarn and a hook and no instructions on how to complete the project?
Check that there is a comprehensive instruction booklet that is easy to follow, especially if you are a pure beginner. You don’t want your first experience with crocheting to be a frustrating one where you just land up giving up!
An instruction booklet with pictures is also a huge bonus, as some follow visuals better than typed explanations. Make sure the first kit you purchase is a simple pattern, such as an afghan or scarf, so you can practice the simple crochet stitches to perfection.
Some crochet kits contain a measuring tape that lets you measure your piece as you go. This is usually used for longer patterns where it will become too tiresome to count rows. And who couldn’t use an extra measuring tape in their craft box?
11 Crochet Kits for Beginners That We Love
|1.||Star Wars Crochet Kit||Star Wars character dolls|
|2.||Lion Brand Yarn One & Done Kit Crochet Cowl||Cowl|
|3.||Boye Learn To Crochet Arts and Crafts Kit||15 different projects|
|4.||Learn To Crochet Kit by Loops & Threads||4 different projects|
|5.||4M Easy-To-Do Crochet Kit||Coaster, handbag, placemat, or belt|
|6.||Boye Learn To Crochet for Beginners Kit||Beanie, scarf, and more|
|7.||DIY Beginner Crochet Kit (Apple)||Apple with worm or other projects|
|8.||Super Soft Chunky Yarn Afghan Baby Blanket Kit||Afghan baby blanket|
|9.||Learn to Crochet Kit: Hat||Hat|
|10.||Lion Brand Beginner Crochet Scarf Kit||Scarf|
|11.||Alex Toys Craft Crochet A Rainbow Scarf||Rainbow scarf|
1. Star Wars Crochet Kit
This star wars crochet kit is extremely popular and well rated. It is beginner friendly as it contains literally everything you need to crochet including a step-by-step color booklet, crochet hook, needle, stuffing, safety eyes and quality yarn.
The kit contains all the materials to create Yoda and a Stormtrooper to start with, and who wouldn’t want to make a baby Yoda? The book also contains instructions for a total of twelve different star wars related characters!
The kit includes white, black, pale green, beige and brown yarns as well as a size 3.50 (US E/4) crochet hook, which is perfect for this project but can be used for other crochet projects as well.
Overall this is my absolute favorite beginner crochet kit if you’re wanting to do amigurumi or doll crochet.
If you’d rather do a crochet kit for other movies or characters, here are a few of my favorites:
This kit is insanely adorable, and contains everything you need to make Harry Potter and Dobby (including his sock!) This would be a perfect gift for any harry potter fan, adult or child.
Also, the crochet hook is a wand, so that’s pretty fun.
Another fan favorite is this Disney Frozen crochet set. In total it includes instructions to make 12 different characters from the movie, and contains all the yarn and material to make Anna and Elsa.
The instruction booklet is super detailed and includes step-by-step instructions for each and every character. The crochet hook is surprisingly good quality considering the price of the kit, and the yarn is pretty nice as well.
2. Lion Brand Yarn One & Done Kit Crochet Cowl
This is absolutely one of the best beginner crochet kits you’ll find anywhere.
A cowl is an absolute must-have during the cooler months, and now there is a kit that helps you make your own!
The kit contains everything you need to create this cowl project, in 6 hours. The yarn is 70 percent acrylic and 30 percent wool, so it is soft yet durable.
To wash, you need to hand wash the cowl and lay it flat to dry, in order to keep stretch and shape.
The kit comes included with the yarn, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends. It makes a great gift for a budding crochet lover as well!
3. Boye Learn To Crochet Arts and Crafts Kit
This kit does not include the yarn needed to complete the project, but it has everything else you might need to crochet different beautiful projects.
The kit does come included with a crochet pattern book, five crochet hooks, two tapestry needles, one tape measure, one knit tally and 20 split-ring stitch markers. The hook sizes included in the kit are G, H, I, K and L.
The booklet included is packed with fifteen different crochet projects, all helping you learn simple crochet skills to help you better your crochet craft. You can choose the colors you want to finish each project.
This kit will keep you busy for ages, trying out all of the fifteen different patterns, changing up the colors and perfecting your crocheting skills.
It also helps you build up your crochet craft by giving you five different size crochet hooks and some really useful accessories.
4. Learn To Crochet Kit by Loops & Threads
The Learn To Crochet kit by Loops & Threads is a wonderful kit for beginners. It includes an instruction book with step-by-step instructions on different patterns and the basics of crocheting.
It comes with a size G (4.5mm) crochet hook, which is matched to the projects included in the book.
It does not come included with yarn but recommends a medium weight yarn to suit the patterns and practice techniques in the book. It is suitable for both right and left-hand crochet lovers.
There are four bonus projects included in the instruction book which are a headband, hand mitts, a cowl, and a scarf pattern.
It will help you learn all the basics of crocheting and then implement what you have learned by completing one of the included projects. The kit will last you quite a while as you work your way through the different practice techniques and different projects, perfecting them as you go.
5. 4M Easy-To-Do Crochet Kit
At least at the time I’m writing this article, this is one of the most popular crochet kits on Amazon.
For a beginner looking to learn all the fundamentals of crocheting, this is a great kit. It comes with two crochet hooks, one plastic tapestry needle and seven different colors of yarn.
There are enough materials in the kit to create three of the following: a coaster, a handbag, a placemat or a belt.
What makes the kit fun is that it isn’t used to create one item, but you can practice your new crochet skills creating different projects and following different simply patterns.
The kit comes with a 14-page instruction book full of helpful notes and simple patterns.
The kit is created by 4M educational toys, who create a wide range of educational products for kids, but it is a great kit for a crochet beginner of any age to use.
6. Boye Learn To Crochet for Beginners Kit
This full kit includes two crochet hooks, 5 stitch markers, 1 measuring tape, and 1 yarn needle. The only thing missing from this kit is the yarn, which you will have to buy on your own.
The upside is that the instructions are clear on the type of yarn to purchase, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to purchase the right yarn.
It is a slightly different kit, including 9 engaging and unique puzzles which help to grow your crochet skills.
There are detailed yet simple and easy patterns for a beanie, a scarf, and many other projects. You can make your projects your own by choosing your own color yarn, which is a big bonus for many people!
The stitch markers help beginners learn how to count and keep track of rows, and the tapestry needle helps weave in loose ends and sew up finished pieces. It follows the crochet process from start to end!
7. DIY Beginner Crochet Kit (Apple)
This is a kit for students and teachers! Who wouldn’t want to learn to crochet by crocheting this incredibly adorable apple and worm?
While it might seem a little advanced at first, this crochet pig actually sits at an easy level and is suitable for ages 10 and up.
It has absolutely everything you will need to complete it. The kit includes a crochet hook, the yarn, some stuffing, a stitch marker, a needle, embroidery floss and other useful accessories such as safety eyes and a step by step instruction booklet to guide you on your way.
Not only can you keep this little apple for yourself, but it can also make a wonderful, handmade gift for someone special in your life!
Just a note – the hook size is 3.75mm, which is on the smaller size.
8. Super Soft Chunky Yarn Afghan Baby Blanket Kit
One of the most special crochet crafts is creating a baby blanket. They are made so full of love and adoration, and this kit allows you, a beginner, to make a wonderful baby blanket.
The chunky knit afghan kit comes included with super soft yarn and easy to follow instructions.
There are eight skeins of high-quality yarn, perfect for a baby, a large size US50 (25mm) crochet hook, which is the ideal size to create a chunky knit afghan blanket.
The finished size of the blanket measures 28’’-30’’ wide by 40’’-42’’ long, and can be used as a baby blanket, a car seat blanket or even a decorative throw.
In total, the project will take around 5-7 hours to complete, but this depends on how much time you sit down to complete the project and your skill level.
It is a really easy, yet fun, kit to use and is ideal for beginners looking to make their first blanket, or even avid crochet lovers who want a kit for a blanket from start to finish.
9. Learn to Crochet Kit: Hat
This kit is intended for absolute beginners and contains everything a beginner might need to get the project done. There several colors to choose from.
There is are two crochet hooks included, as well as a yarn needle for weaving in ends and an easy to follow instruction book.
The kit helps to teach basic crochet, even for those who have no prior experience with the craft. The photo tutorial included helps walk you through every stitch and step, from the basic crochet stitch to weaving in ends.
This starter kit really is a great option and will guide you from start to end.
10. Lion Brand Beginner Crochet Scarf Kit
This kit is ideal for beginners. You are able to learn how to crochet with all the tools and materials included in the kit while creating a nifty scarf.
The kit includes 2 balls of 100% acrylic yarn in a pretty Dusty Rose color. The hook included measures 9mm which is a size N, so it is a nice big hook to use when learning, making it easy to identify and pick up individual stitches.
There is an easy-to-follow instruction book that guides you when crocheting the scarf. The pattern is laid out simply and is easy to understand with notes to follow along the way.
It is a perfect kit for beginners and will help you understand crocheting and better perfect the simpler stitches.
11. Alex Toys Craft Crochet A Rainbow Scarf
For the younger fans, or for beginners who adore bright colors, this is really a wonderful kit.
It has everything you need to crochet a colorful and fun scarf, which looks just like a rainbow, with smiling clouds to boot!
It comes in a keepsake tin box to make storing the materials and tools that much simpler.
There are seven different color yarns included in the kit, a crochet hook, a needle threader, two embroidery needles, and 8 felt shapes, 2 embroidery floss and easy to follow instructions.
This kit really offers up a fun way to learn how to crochet, and will also help you learn how to change colors when crocheting, while tying in other crafts like felt and embroidery as well. Get your creative juices flowing!
Other Resources For Beginner Crochet Lovers
Crochet kits for beginners aren’t the only resource available to learn to crochet. Once you have purchased a good beginner crochet kit, you might need an extra helping hand to properly learn the ins and out of crocheting. Luckily, there are other resources available to beginners and advanced crochet lovers alike, to better improve your skills.
There is such a wealth of online video tutorials for crocheting online. Youtube is a gold mine of crochet tutorials, where you can search pretty much any stitch or technique and be shown how to do it by someone who knows what they are doing. And to make it even better, it is a free resource available to absolutely anyone with an internet connection!
My absolute favorite video for beginner crocheters would have to be this one by Bella Coco on YouTube. Check it out below.
Crochet Classes and Groups
If you search around, you might find that there are local crochet classes or groups in your area. These can be a great resource, for learning from others how to crochet and swap patterns. It is also a wonderful social opportunity, just to get away from it all and sit around chatting and learning with people who share your love for crochet.
Advanced crochet lovers will have so many tips and tricks to share with you, so try to find some in your area. Your mother or grandmother will probably also know how to crochet – so ask them for some help!
If you take a trip down to your local library or book store, you might be able to pick up some beginner crochet books that will have easy-to-follow patterns and helpful instructions on learning how to crochet or improve your skills.
My favorite book for crochet beginners is this one by Nancy Gordon.
There are also certain publishers that release a series of magazines on how to crochet, that also come included with hooks and yarn needed to complete a project. You might even be able to subscribe to these and receive them delivered to your door monthly.
Crochet Kits for Beginners: Conclusion
Crochet is such a wonderful hobby to start. It is a way to create beautiful and useful items, all while relaxing on the couch at home watching a movie, or meeting up with other crochet lovers for some tea and crafting.
A crochet kit will have everything you need as a beginner to start your new journey of crochet and will help you practice and perfect all the stitches and techniques that crocheting requires. You get to learn while creating some wonderful pieces!