Creating gorgeous textured designs, punch needle is a craft that anyone can do, all you need is the correct equipment and some helpful instructions. Buying punch needle tools and materials separately can add up which is why we love punch needle kits. Everything you need is included along with helpful instructions that are perfect for newbies.


We've gathered some of the best punch needle kits for beginners and some more advanced kits so that you can embrace this therapeutic craft.

Before you buy your punch needle kit, check out our needle punching for beginners post to learn all the basics.

What is punch needle embroidery?

Punch needle embroidery is the technique of using a punch needle tool to loop material (usually yarn) through a cloth base to create a design. It's a form of embroidery because it involves pushing materials through a cloth! Punch needle pushes the material down into the cloth to create a design whereas hooking pulls material up. It's a craft that started in the 1800s but has become increasingly popular in recent years because of its beautiful textured results.

What is a punch needle kit?

A punch needle kit is simply a box, set or bag which comes with all the materials, tools and instructions you need to start punch needling. They're a great way to get started and there are hundreds on the market to choose from.

We've split the kits in our round-up into beginner and more advanced, so you can find a design to suit your level.

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Best punch needle kits for beginners

1. SUPVOX rainbow punch needle kit for beginners

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What's included:

  • mesh cotton fabric cloth
  • base
  • needle
  • wool threads

Amazon have a few affordable choices but this is our favourite. The straightforward rainbow design makes it ideal for punch needle newbies, and we love the bright colours - who wouldn't want to make a rainbow? Gift to a friend in need of cheering up, or place it on the wall of your home office for a pop of colour.

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The frame is around 20cm in diameter, so it's a neat design you can carry around with you - perfect if you fancy crafting on the go!

For more colourful crafts check out our rainbow craft ideas and make all your crafts the colour of the rainbow.

2. Whole Punching's celestial punch needle kit

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What's included:

  • 100% cotton monks cloth fabric
  • wooden embroidery hoop
  • adjustable punch needle with recycled plastic handle
  • 100% cotton yarn

This celestial design comes with everything you need and will be delivered straight to your door, ready for you to make. It's an eco-friendly craft kit and we think it'll make a lovely birthday gift for anyone wanting to try something new.

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3. DIY starry night punch needle kit

Punch Needles Start Kit, Van Gogh Starry Night

What's included:

  • embroidery hoop
  • illustrated linen fabrics
  • punch needle tool
  • embroidery cotton threads

Recreate Van Gough's famous starry night with this easy beginner punch needle kit. It would make a great birthday gift for a crafty friend, and it's one you can certainly hang with pride!

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4. DMC Desert Punch Needle Kit

Desert punch needle kit

What's included:

  • yarn
  • punch needle tool
  • punch needle fabric
  • wooden hoop

We love the warming red and orange colours of this desert punch needle kit, and the frame is not too large in diameter so it's perfect for beginners looking to give punch needling a go. You've got everything you need in the box, so you can get stuck in straight away. This punch needle kit is great value too, so you can craft on a budget.

This would also make a lovely gift for the botanical fanatics in your life as it comes in a handy box that's perfect for wrapping.

5. RISE Tailor Studio's punch needle kit

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What's included:

  • punch needle
  • monk cloth
  • hoop
  • design
  • enough yarn to complete the design

Choose from these three punch needle kits and get needling! Inspired by various landscapes, these designs are a lovely way to bring a touch of nature into your home.

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6. The Little Cloth Studio's punch needle kit

punch needle kit sunshine

What's included:

  • punch needle (optional)
  • punch needle threader
  • patterned fabric
  • embroidery hoop
  • DK wool

This punch needle kit is on the more pricey side of our beginners punch needle round-up but it's well worth it. It comes with 7 different yarns which you can then turn into this adorable sunshine. The kit comes with a 7 page booklet containing all the tips, advice and instructions you'll need.

7. ChloeArtCrafts cheetah punch needle kit

What's included:

  • fabric with pre-printed pattern on a wooden base
  • punch needle tool (optional)
  • set of embroidery cotton threads

Let out your wild side with this funky cheetah punch needle kit from ChloeArtCrafts. Choose between the pink, brown and amber designs, or of course treat yourself to all three! The trio would look fabulous in a hallway, or a bedroom wall.

8. Plant pot punch needle kit

Plant pot punch needle kit

What's included:

  • foundation cloth
  • embroidery hoop
  • small adjustable Lavor punch needle
  • yarn
  • pattern
  • snipping scissors

The step by step photographed guide that comes with this kit makes this cute plant pot design a beginner-friendly pick. A lovely house plant you don't have to remember to water, easy!

Why not hang your plants in this pretty punch needle plant hanger?

9. Beginner alphabet punch needle kit

Alphabet punch needle kit

What's included:

  • Two pieces of linen
  • Punch needle hoop
  • Adjustable punch needle tool
  • Pattern and instructions
  • Organic cotton project bag

The perfect way to treat a loved one to a personalised gift, all while showing off your new punch needling skills! We love the unique colour options available with this alphabet punch needle kit from The Modern Crafter, and everything comes in an organic cotton bag which is sure to make a useful accessory.

10. Set of 3 floral beginner punch needle kit

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What's included:

  • 3 embroidery hoops
  • yarn
  • cotton cloths with pattern
  • embroidery tools instructions

These mini punch needle hoops are great pocket-sized crafts that you can keep in your bag and practise on the go. Punch needle kits really can travel with you anywhere. Plus it comes with three in a pack so you can invite your pals round for a punch needle party!

11. Punch Needle Kit Floss and Hoop Lemons

Lemon punch needle design

What's included:

  • pre-printed fabric
  • needle threaders
  • punch needle tool
  • needlework hoop
  • cotton embroidery floss

Feeling fruity? Add this eye-catching punch needle design to your kitchen wall for a fun splash of colour.

12. Love Max Design's rainbow punch needle kit

punch needle kit rainbow

What's included:

  • punch needle (optional)
  • practice and rainbow pattern
  • 2 pieces of fabric (one for practice and one for the rainbow)
  • embroidery hoop
  • yarn
  • fabric glue
  • water erasable fabric pen

Get all colourful with Love Max Design's rainbow punch needle kit. It's beginner-friendly and you can even choose what four colours you'd like your rainbow to feature!

13. Lion punch needle kit

Lion punch needle embroidery kit

What's included:

  • punch needle
  • bespoke design screen printed on linen
  • wooden embroidery hoop
  • yarn

Punch needle kits don't come cuter than The Modern Crafter's sleepy lion kit. It comes with all the colourful yarn you need and some practice linen for you to test out the technique on.

14. Geometric punch needle kit

Geometric punch needle kit

What's included?

  • cotton linen blend cloth
  • embroidery hoop with a brass closure for displaying your design
  • non slip hoop for punching your design
  • small adjustable Lavor punch needle
  • enough yarn to complete your design
  • pattern
  • snipping scissors

Go all geometric with this triangle punch needle kit. This is the ideal project if you're looking for a more pared-back design to suit your modern home. It comes with everything you need as well as being eco-friendly with vegan yarn and recyclable packaging.

Take a look at our list of the best eco-friendly gifts to buy and make for more environmentally-friendly products.

Best advanced punch needles to use

15. Whole Punching's cushion punch needle kit

What's included?

  • monks cloth fabric
  • wooden canvas stretcher bar frame
  • 100% wool rug yarn
  • printed design template

If you're looking to challenge yourself and go further than punch needle hoops then this is the kit for you. Whole Punching are selling this beautiful cushion punch needle kit which is rich in colour and texture. This kit is easy to follow and perfect for those of you wanting to slowly up your punch needle skills.

16. For She Loved Wool's whale punch needle kit

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What's included:

  • monks cloth
  • embroidery hoop with a brass closure
  • adjustable Lavor punch needle
  • yarn
  • printed design copy
  • snipping scissors

Test your punch needle technique with this wonderful whale! Although this punch needle kit is still aimed at beginners, the colour changes and eye detailing will make it a little harder than your standard hoop.

17. Studio Ver Sie's plant punch needle kit

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  • punch needle
  • embroidery hoop with a brass closure
  • 2 pieces of monk's cloth that fit the hoop
  • eco-cotton and or a silk/wool blend
  • extra ball of white yarn
  • printed out pattern of the planter

This punch needle kit contains everything you need to start right after you open the box. You can choose between four different colourways meaning you can make your plant in your favourite colours. Although it comes with an easy to follow video, this kit is a little more advanced because of the technique used on the leaves.

18. Betty Creative Crafts Planet cushion

sheep punch needle kit

What's included:

  • illustrated linen fabrics
  • embroidery needle
  • embroidery floss

Explore a huge range of punch needle kits and patterns over at Betty Creative Crafts. They do a range of kits like this fab sheep design which will celebrate the sheep that your punch needle project is made from!

19. Shape punch needle kit

Shape punch needle kit

What's included:

  • linen punch needle fabric
  • wooden frame
  • Lavor adjustable punch needle
  • 100% British wool yarn

Whole Punching is back with another practical and pretty punch needle kit. Use their kit to create your own modern-looking cushion. Everything you need is inside the kit including full instructions and the punch needle tool but you'll need to provide the pillow to stuff inside.

20. Whole Punching floral cushion punch needle kit

Whole Punching floral cushion punch needle kit

What's included:

  • linen punch needle fabric
  • Lavor fine punch needle set
  • wooden frame
  • 100% Oeko-Tex certified cotton yarn
  • printed punch needle instructions and design template

This is another Whole Punching cushion design we couldn't resist, and this one is perfect for those who are more advanced. A great project to get stuck into and up your punch needle game, and a beautiful housewarming gift for a loved one looking for homey touches, we're huge fans of this design.

21. Christmas tree punch needle kit

christmas tree punch needle kit

What's included:

  • step by step punching instructions
  • finishing suggestion
  • reusable paper pattern
  • piece of weavers cloth

We absolutely love this sweet Christmas tree punch needle pattern. This kit comes with the pattern and cloth but you'll need to provide the wool and tool (colour suggestions for the tree come inside the box). This is the perfect Christmas project for more experienced punch needlers who are used to following patterns.

Build on your embroidery skills with the right punch needle kit

As you can see from our round-up, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a punch needle kit! Find a design that works for you - whether you've got a blank wall in need of some wall art, or a friend's birthday coming up - and make sure it's the right level for you. While it's tempting to choose a punch needle kit based solely on the design, if you're new to the craft of punch needling, it's important to find a suitable punch needle kit for your level. This will allow you to effectively build on your skills rather than rushing into a tricky project and losing momentum. Before you know it, you'll have a stunning collection of punch needle designs dotted around your home!


Discover more punch needle projects

If you've already got the necessary tools and yarn, and you're looking for punch needle project inspiration and guidance, read our tutorial on how to make a punch needle cushion.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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