Crochet is a wonderful way to keep kids busy. It keeps them off electronic devices and gets them using their hands and creative juices to make some wonderful pieces. If your child wants to start crochet and you aren’t sure where to start, why not buy them a crochet kit made specifically for kids?
These kits for kids are easy to follow and teach them the basic stitches and techniques of crocheting that they can build on as they grow. The kit will help them create some wonderful items, that they can be really proud of. There are some incredible kits out there that come with everything your child will need to get crocheting.
(If you’re looking for just the best general crochet kits, you can see that guide here.
Here are some of the best on the market:
1. 4M Easy-to-do Crochet Kit
This kit covers all the basics for your young one to get started in the wonderful world of crochet.
Featuring two crochet hooks, a plastic sewing needle, and 7 bright and cheerful colors, your kid can create three projects, choosing from a coaster, handbag, place mat (which we think can double as a cute bedside table decoration) or a belt.
These projects are colorful, useful, and simple for kids 8 and up. Your child can learn the basics of crochet before graduating up to heavy duty tools and larger yarn skeins, while still feeling motivated by making chic items they can actually enjoy.
Keep your kid busy with craft and eager to work on their hand skills with these delightful, simple projects. Before long, they may be begging for nothing but yarn for the holidays!
2. Alex Toys Craft Hip to be Square Crochet
This is a lovely crochet kit that comes packed in a reusable tin box for easy storage. It is perfect for beginners and teaches them the beginner techniques to build on in crochet.
The set is included with one finished crochet square, six colors of yarn, a crochet hook, a plastic needle, and an instruction book.
This kit helps children learn how to do the simple crochet square, which can be used to make such a wide variety of different projects and items.
Help them learn the basics with this hip kit and you are sure to have an avid crochet lover on your hands!
3. Craft-Tastic Finger Crochet Craft Kit
This kit is a little different to ordinary crochet kits. It teaches kids how to crochet with their fingers, and is suitable for ages 8 and above.
Included in the kit are different color yarns and threads, as well as an instruction book on how to finger crochet bangles, headbands, and other wonderful accessories.
It is a great twist on the normal crochet, but will still help them build a love for the craft overall.
There are more than enough different colored yarns, and more than enough length of yarn to produce lots of different items, giving your child the perfect amount of practice to master the art of finger crochet!
4. Style Me Up Friendship Bracelet, Necklace and Accessory Maker
For absolute beginners and those who know a bit of crochet, this is a great kit. It is a guide to all the basic crochet techniques for ages 8 and up.
The kit includes detailed instructions which help to quickly learn crochet and to master new stitches to create a wide selection of easy and cute crochet projects.
The kit has a wide range of yarn, buttons, chains, and beads to help create wrap bracelets, necklaces, hair clips, pom poms and many other accessories.
It puts a young twist on crocheting and will be really loved by a young crafter.
There is a 50-page inspiration book, four colors of yarn, three colors of pearl cotton, one crochet hook, one metal needle, and many other accessories. The inspiration book has wonderful ideas, tips and illustrations to help your child easily learn crochet.
5. Lion Brand Beginner Crochet Scarf Kit
For a simple kit, this packs a punch when helping to learn how to crochet. Your child can learn how to crochet by creating a fashionable Dusty Rose colored scarf.
The kit comes included with two balls of 100% acrylic yarn in Dusty Rose, a size N-13 (9mm) crochet hook, easy to follow instructions and a plastic carry bag.
A scarf is a good beginner project, as it requires quite a bit of crocheting, but can be done using simple stitches which can be practiced over a longer project.
This is one of the best ways to perfect a certain crochet stitch.
6. Alex Toys Craft Granny Squares Crochet Kit
Your child will be able to produce beautiful pieces of crochet crafts with this granny square kit. A granny square is one of the most basic, yet important, crochet patterns to learn, and your child will be able to perfect it with this kit.
It is a self-contained activity in a handy carry case that can be taken with when traveling, or even in the car.
The kit includes a crochet hook, a plastic needle and six balls of vibrantly colored yarn. It is recommended for children 8 years and older.
Once your child has mastered the granny square, they will be able to create many different items by stitching them together. There are also easy to follow instructions that can be read out by you the adult, or understood by your child.
There is a finished granny square in the kit for your child to follow and use as an example as they are learning.
7. Alex Toys Craft Loop ‘N Loom
Looming is a popular form of crocheting for children. This kit comes with the classic craft and enough colorful loops to make five potholders.
It can be used at home on a rainy day or taken with when you are traveling and you need to keep your kid busy. The kit includes 180 loops, a 7.25 x 7.25 inch loom, a crochet hook, yarn, a large needle and easy to follow instructions. It can be used from 5 years and up.
It is a great alternative craft for kids to learn and will keep them busy for ages, and you will be left with some funky pot holders to use in your kitchen, made by your little one!
8. Alex Toys Craft Cool Crocheting Kit
This Cool Crocheting Kit allows your kids to create three awesome projects.
Kids can create some awesome and adorable fashion accessories using this funky kit such as a cute panda eye mask, a trendy hat and a bunny phone case.
The kit includes the necessary yarn, a crochet hook, a plastic needle with a threader, embroidery needles, floss, faux leather shapes, and detailed instructions. It is recommended for children 8 years and older.
This kit is a great way to get your child interested in crocheting, as they will be creating age-appropriate, funky crochet items that they will be proud to use.
9. Alex Toys Craft Crochet A Rainbow Scarf
This is possibly the cutest crochet kit around. Your kid can crochet a beautiful crochet scarf and add some adorable felt clouds to the ends.
The whole set comes in a great keepsake tin that helps store all the bits and accessories safely and neatly away.
There are seven colors of yarn in the kit, one crochet hook, a needle threader, two embroidery needles, eight felt shapes, two embroidery floss, and detailed instructions. It is recommended for ages 7 and up.
For such a cute project, the instructions are easy to understand and follow and the kit provides a great way for your kid to learn the fundamentals of crocheting. They can even learn how to work with felt and embroidery using the kit as well.
Crochet Craft Kits for Kids
A crochet kit for your kid can have many benefits. It teaches them the art of crochet, that hard work has great results, and it keeps them busy doing something productive and creative. They will be learning new skills all while creating some really awesome pieces.
You never know, you might have an incredibly talented crochet lover on your hands who could soon be crocheting some incredible pieces for your home and your wardrobe, they might even teach you a thing or two!
Crochet kits for kids also make wonderful gifts. They get to learn new crochet skills and create a wide range of wonderful items. A lot of the kits come packed in a storage tin, which makes them great to pack away at home or to take out when traveling, keeping the kids busy on a long car ride.
The kits are also a great starting point for beginning a crochet collection as they come with hooks and needles which can be used over and over again. If it doesn’t come with a hook, be sure to get a good beginner crochet hook.
Crochet really is a humble craft that has so many benefits, especially to young kids who need to keep busy constantly, they can do so while being productive with a crochet kit!
And if you’re still on the hunt for a creative pass-time for your kids, we’ve got another article on the best modeling clay for kids.