Crochet kits are a fun and easy way for beginners to start learning how to crochet. These crochet starter kits have everything you need for your first project, including high-quality crochet hooks, easy-to-read patterns, and plenty of beautiful yarn.
Kits for Crochet Beginners
Are you ready to learn how to crochet, but unsure of what you need to get started?
I get it! If you’ve never crocheted before, it can be overwhelming to choose the supplies and patterns you need.
That why you need this list of the very best beginner-friendly crochet kits. You’ll find all sorts of inspiring crochet projects in this collection, from simple dishcloths to colorful scarves and modern blankets.
Each of these crochet kits has everything you need to start crocheting – so you won’t have to worry about shopping for extra supplies or tools. Each kit also includes an easy-to-understand pattern constructed with simple stitch patterns and minimal shaping.
If you are new crochet, check out these beginner guides:
Some kits may include extra items, like scissors, stitch counters, stitch markers, or a project tote bag.
Make Your Own Starter Kit
You can also DIY your own crochet kit, if you don’t mind a little extra shopping. You’ll need three basic things to get started: a crochet hook, some yarn, and a pattern.
Crochet hook: For beginners, I recommend learning with a mid-size aluminum crochet hook. I like an H/8 (5mm) size hook with a smooth metal tip and a comfortable ergonomic handle. This type of hook is easier and more comfortable to hold in your hand than thinner, all-metal versions.
Yarn: For your first project, you’ll want to choose a nice, smooth yarn in a light color. Make sure that your yarn that is the right size to work with your chosen hook. For beginners, I recommend learning with a worsted weight yarn (also called medium-weight or category 4 yarn). I like high-quality acrylic yarn like Lion Brand Basic Stitch or wool yarns like Swish Worsted or. If you’re not sure which yarn you’ll like, try a sampler pack like this one from WeCrochet.
I don’t recommend cotton yarn for your first project, since it’s so inelastic. I also don’t recommend super fuzzy or dark-colored yarns for your first project, since they make it hard to see your stitches.
With this crochet kit, you'll have everything you need to make a cozy statement scarf. The pattern is beginner-friendly too, since it uses super-bulky yarn and basic stitches! You'll love how the pockets keep your hands warm on chilly days!
Beginning crocheters will love this easy crochet cowl project designed with stripes of vibrant color.
Though this pattern may look intricate, it's actually very simple. It's made with a simple pattern of single crochet stitches and chain spaces worked in spiral rounds. Once you get the first few rounds down, the rest of the pattern is soothing, repetitive stitching.
If you are looking for a simple project meant for true crochet novices, you've got to check out this easy crochet cord necklace kit. This kit will teach you how to make 3 of your own statement necklaces using 100% recycled cotton cord.
You'll only need to learn one simple crochet stitch technique to complete this project. So it's perfect for those who have never crocheted before.
This kit includes:
cotton cords in your choice of colors
One reviewer says, "I loved this kit so much. The instructions were beautifully clear and the pictures thoughtfully considered and helpful for my beginner skill level"
This cute kit is perfect for dino-loving kids. You will have all the materials you need to make a tyrannosaurus rex, stegosaurus, triceratops, and brontosaurus. You can customize the dinos and mix and match the colors to the dinos you choose.
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