25 best crochet kits in 2023 for beginners & pros
From crochet kits for beginners to entertaining projects for experienced crocheters, everybody loves a fun crochet kit!
Crochet kits are a great option for anyone who loves or wants to get into crochet!
Whether you're looking for a crochet kit for beginners to get you started on your crochet journey, or just want a fun project to throw yourself into, crochet kits are an easy way to get making without having to buy all of the separate items!
We've put together our list of the best crochet kits that we think you'll love hooking up, why not take a look and treat yourself (or a crafty friend) to one of these must-buy crochet kits!
If you're looking for crochet kits that provide a range of tools to start you out on your crochet journey, then you can find some in our dedicated crochet tools for beginners guide. We've also gathered the best Black Friday yarn deals so you can bag a discount on yarn ahead of Christmas, or if you're looking for more gifts, check out the best Black Friday arts and crafts deals!
And remember, if you're a beginner and struggling with your crochet kit, you can find plenty of crochet advice and tutorials in our crochet guide for beginners! You might also like our lists of best crochet books and best crochet hooks too!
How to choose a beginner crochet kit
When choosing a crochet kit, it can be difficult to know where to start. The term 'beginner' can encompass quite a wide array of skills. Many crochet kits will come with stitch guides, instructions and even video tutorials, but how detailed or comprehensive these are will vary.
It's worth considering what you want from your crochet kit - do you just want a nice simple project to make, or do you want to learn a range of stitches and techniques? We've included a range of both options in our choices below.
It's also worth bearing in mind that some crochet kits (including beginners crochet kits) will involve crocheting in the round - an essential step in making circular shapes. Beginners can find this tricky, but if you're struggling with this you can always check out our how to crochet in the round guide.
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1. Tool and accessory crochet kits for beginners
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One of the most important things to look out for when choosing a crochet kit is what exactly is included. Many kits are designed to help you make a project from start to finish, and will of course come with all of the yarn and instructions you need to do this. However, some kits will assume that you already have items such as crochet hooks, stitch markers or scissors.
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Any good crochet kit will clearly give you a list of contents, but if you're completely starting out from scratch you may want to stock up on your crochet tools and accessories. There are lots of affordable crochet kits for beginners that will provide you will all of the most common tools and accessories you will need.
This crochet hook set comes with 14 ergonomic soft-handle crochet hooks in the most popular sizes (2-10mm), as well as stitch markers, yarn needles, a pair of snips and a tape measure – all contained in a handy case. While you're unlikely to find kits like these made with big name brand products, there are quite a lot of variations and they're a great starting point for any crocheter.
- Buy this ergonomic crochet hooks set in the UK (Amazon, from £13)
- Buy this ergonomic crochet hooks set in the US (Amazon, from $15)
2. Learn to crochet kit from Beacon Crafts
If you've never even picked up a crochet hook before, then this Learn to Crochet kit by Beacon Crafts is perfect for you.
This beginner's crochet kit includes everything you need to make your first granny square blanket, but you'll also get access to online video tutorials, a private Facebook group to chat with other learners and the Beacon Crafts team, plus 100% support via email or Facebook messenger. You can even book a 1 hour zoom session for free at a time to suit if you need any extra help.
When it comes to crochet kits for beginners, we think this is a brilliant option - it's pretty much the closest thing you can get to a proper crochet workshop from the comfort of your own home!
- Buy a Beacon Crafts Learn to Crochet kit in the UK only (Etsy, from £26)
3. Feast pot holder crochet kit from Sirdar
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This crochet kit from Sirdar is a great option for if you want to get straight to it! Pot holders are often made by crocheters as a relatively quick and simple project where you can practice your stitches – and protect your hands from hot pots of course.
You get everything you need to make two pretty pot holders in bright colourful cotton, including the hook, instructions with links to video tutorials, and even a tapestry needle, thread and label so you can really finish off your pot holders like a pro!
The pot holders in this kit are made up of the most basic double crochet stitch, making it a brilliant first project that is great for finding your crochet groove. But it's not all simple, you'll also learn how to add a crochet edging to your makes too - fancy!
- Get your Feast pot holder kit in the UK (Sirdar.com, from £16)
4. Learn to crochet kit from Nautilus Crochet
This 'Learn to Crochet' kit from Nautilus Crochet is a brilliant crochet kit for beginners.
It comes with 6 balls of luxury cotton yarn (in a colour of your choice), a soft grip aluminium crochet hook, stitch markers, buttons, and yarn needle.
Plus a 12 page fully illustrated, step by step instruction and pattern book which contains 6 easy patterns you can try - from a DIY crochet hook case to a pretty purse!
- Buy Learn to crochet kit from Nautilus Crochet in the UK only (Etsy, from £12)
5. But make it bright bag crochet kit
We're big fans of bright colours, so of course we love this But make it bright bag crochet kit from Sirdar. Designed specifically for beginners, this simple crochet bag project will teach you the crochet basics and introduce you to the classic granny square, resulting in a fabulous shoulder bag.
The kit includes absolutely everything you need to complete this project from start to finish, featuring two colours of fabulous Bonus DK yarn, crochet hook, needle, threads, label and of course the pattern too.
- Buy this But make it bright bag crochet kit in the UK (Sirdar.com)
6. Money Honey Clutch bag crochet kit by Wool and the Gang
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Want your stylish accessories to have an eco-friendly vibe? Then you'll love this Money Honey Clutch bag kit by Wool and the Gang!
Hooked up in Ra-Ra-Raffia, made from pure long wood fibres, it's both vegan-friendly and biodegradable, and the crochet kit comes with everything you need to make this gorgeous clutch bag. It only uses simple stitches so is a great crochet kit for beginners too.
- Buy this Money Honey Clutch bag crochet kit in the UK (Wool and the Gang, from £29)
- Buy this Money Honey Clutch bag crochet kit in the US (Wool and the Gang, from $39)
7. Oversized cowl crochet kit
Wrap yourself up with this fabulous oversized cowl crochet kit from Sirdar. This fab designs uses the granny stripe technique (the same as you'd use on straight sections of granny squares), which is a great repetitive stitch that makes for a relaxing bit of crochet time.
- Buy this Oversized Cowl kit in the UK (Sirdar, from £27)
8. Pom Pom scarf crochet kit
Hooking a scarf is the first proper project for many crocheters, but yours can have the added benefit of being finished off with some lovely colourful pompoms!
This fab kit from Pro Yarn Studio comes in a gorgeous luxury gift box and includes everything you need to make your scarf. You'll learn some basic stitches as well as how to make crochet stripes, plus the scarf is made from lovely 100% Lambswool yarn.
- Buy your PomPom Scarf crochet kit in the UK (Not on the High Street, from £45)
- Buy your PomPom Scarf crochet kit in the US (Not on the High Street, from $55)
9. Necklace crochet kit by Stitching Me Softly
Here's a chunky crochet project that is a perfect crochet kit for beginners, or those who just fancy giving it a try!
This simple yet stylish crochet necklace kit uses cotton cord and simple stitches to create a statement chunky necklace, and the kit includes your choice of 3 colours of cord so you can make a range of necklaces (one to match every outfit).
There's also the option to include magnetic cord ends if you want to make your necklaces look really professional!
- Buy your necklace crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £22)
- Buy your necklace crochet kit in the US (Etsy, from $28)
10. Daydream Blanket crochet kit by Wool and the Gang
If you've been dreaming of crocheting your own beautiful blanket, then this crochet kit from Wool and the Gang will make all your dreams comes true!
The perfect crochet kit for beginners, this kit lets you customise your stripes by picking your favourite colours of their gorgeous Shiny Happy Cotton yarn, made from hand-picked Pima cotton from Peru.
It may come with a higher-than-average price tag compared to other crochet sets, but trust us, the lovely yarn is definitely worth it.
- Get your Daydream Blanket crochet kit in the UK (Wool and the Gang, from £60)
- Get your Daydream Blanket crochet kit in the US (Wool and the Gang, from $80)
Think crochet blankets are old-fashioned? Think again! There's loads of fresh and inspiring designs that you can hook up, check out our pick of the Top 20 modern crochet blanket patterns to find your next must-make project!
1. Learn to crochet kit from LittleCraftBoxCo
This cute crochet kit for beginners from LittleCraftBoxCo comes with 2 balls of yarn (in your choice of colours), plus a crochet hook and yarn needle, as well as detailed instructions and videos to help you make some sweet coasters and trinket bowls for your first crochet projects!
It even comes with a tea bag and some biscuits so you can really get relaxed with your crochet.
- Buy the Learn to crochet kit from LittleCraftBoxCo in the UK (Etsy, from £24)
- Buy the Learn to crochet kit from LittleCraftBoxCo in the US (Etsy, from $31)
2. Rainbow decoration crochet kit
When it comes to beginner crochet kits, it's always best to keep it simple. This lovely crochet rainbow decoration is a quick and easy crochet project that will help you get to grips with crocheting in the round and changing colours.
If bright colourful rainbows aren't your style, there's also a cute pastel colour combination too!
- Get your Rainbow decoration crochet kit in the UK (Not on the High Street, from £14)
- Get your Rainbow decoration crochet kit in the US (Not on the High Street, from $17)
3. Peaceful Plant Pots crochet kit by DMC
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We all need to start somewhere, and this peaceful plant pots crochet kit from DMC is the perfect way to get to grips with basic crochet stitches as well as crocheting in the round.
The kit contains everything you need to make your pot, including 3 balls of their lovely baby cotton yarn, crochet hook, sewing needle and pattern... and if you struggle with the kit at all, there's a handy tutorial video to guide you through it!
The style and practicality make this one of our favourite crochet kits for adults - it would also be a great gift for your houseplant-obsessed friends!
- Buy this Peaceful Plant Pots crochet kit in the UK (DMC, from £22)
- Buy this Peaceful Plant Pots crochet kit in the US (Amazon, from $23)
4. Baby toy crochet kit
This sweet little baby toy is made up of two linked rings, providing a tactile and stimulating toy for babies to play with. Plus it's made from eco-friendly organic cotton, meaning you don't need to worry about baby chewing on it!
This kit from Little Conkers includes everything you need to make the rings, and comes with a fully illustrated crochet pattern to help you make your first toy, making it a great beginner's crochet kit!
- Find this Baby toy crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £17)
- Find this Baby toy crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from $22)
5. DMC contemplative cushion crochet kit
Quite a few of the kits we've shown you so far involve crocheting in the round, but things do get a bit trickier as your circles get bigger! But don't let that put you off, it just means you need to pay a bit more attention and make sure you keep count (a stitch marker will help if you struggle with this).
Once you get the hang of it, going round and round and focusing on your crochet can be quite a meditative process - why not try it out with this fan contemplative cushion kit from DMC.
- Get your DMC cushion crochet kit in the UK (Amazon, from £16)
- Get your DMC cushion crochet kit in the US (Amazon, from $33)
The cute factor of amigurumi is one of many reasons that attract people to crochet. These sweet little creatures are fun to hook and make wonderful gifts.
1. Knitty Critters amigurumi crochet kits
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Once you've got your head around how to crochet in the round, then a whole world of fun amigurumi patterns becomes available to you.
Although many amigurumi patterns and kits may call themselves suitable for beginners, it's not really something we would recommend for a first project. The various increases and decreases involved when crocheting in the round and keeping count of your stitches can prove a little too confusing for complete beginners. But if you're familiar with the basic stitches and are ready to give amigurumi a try, then these sweet kits from Knitty Critters are a great option.
There's a range of cute characters to hook! Which of the 13 animals will you choose – Leo the lion, Splashy the whale, Trevor the frog? Whichever you decide on, these kits come in a handy pouch with full instructions, 100% cotton yarn, embroidery thread, a stitch marker and that all-important crochet hook!
- Find the Knitty Critters Amigurumi crochet kits in the UK (Amazon, from £5)
- Find the Knitty Critters Amigurumi crochet kits in the UK (Amazon, from $20)
2. Lalylala Musical Chameleon Crochet Kit
This awesome musical chameleon crochet kit has got to be one of the most creative crochet sets that we've ever seen!
Not only is it an amazing amigurumi project, but when you pull the fly away from the chameleon, it sucks it back with its long tongue (much like a real life chameleon). That's not all though – as the chameleon catches the fly the built-in music box plays The Lion Sleeps Tonight (the Wimoweh song!)
This crochet kit comes with everything you need (with options to include a hook too), and the included pattern also comes with some step-by-step photos making it suitable for relatively new and more experienced crocheters alike.
- Buy this Musical Chameleon Crochet Kit in the UK (Etsy, from £46)
- Buy this Musical Chameleon Crochet Kit in the UK (Etsy, from $48)
Check out our pick of the Top 40 amigurumi patterns - there's everything from badgers to burgers, teddy bears to T-rex's, and so much more!
3. Amigurumi Flamingo crochet kit by Wool Couture
If you want an amigurumi crochet kit that will give beginners a bit of a challenge (but not too much), then how about this April the giant flamingo kit by Wool Couture.
Although it looks pretty tricky it only uses the basic crochet stitches, so with a bit of practice most beginners should be able to hook it up with no problems.
Being from Wool Couture, this crochet kit includes their gorgeous Cheeky Chunky yarn as well as the pattern and a sewing needle, with extra options for if you want a crochet hook and toy stuffing included too!
- Get your Flamingo amigurumi crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £55)
- Get your Flamingo amigurumi crochet kit in the US (Etsy, from $72)
4. Monkey Mace Amigurumi kit from Hoooked
Try some eco-friendly yarn by Hoooked with this sweet amigurumi monkey crochet kit. He might be a bit tricky for complete beginners as there's some interesting shaping that you might not be familiar with, but if you've tried making amigurumi before then you should have no problems hooking up this cheeky monkey!
- Treat yourself to this Amigurumi monkey kit in the UK (Lovecrafts, from £10)
5. Bunny Crochet Kit by TOFT
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British brand TOFT has a fantastic range of crochet kits for beginners available, but it's this adorable bunny that really caught our attention.
With everything you need inside the crochet kit (including toy stuffing), it's a simple project that both relatively new and more experienced crocheters will enjoy... almost as much as you'll enjoy cuddling it!
- You can get this Bunny Crochet Kit in the UK (John Lewis, from £30)
Bring on the bunnies!
There's a whole host of super-cute rabbit crochet patterns for you to try, including a few free patterns too in our pick of the best amigurumi bunny patterns!
If you fancy something that's a bit more of a challenge, then maybe you'll prefer one of these kits for more experienced crocheters - with crochet sets that are either for larger projects, involve multiple or trickier shapes, or require some careful construction.
1. Bobble hat crochet kit by Stitching me Softly
If you just can't wait to get stuck in with making your own crochet accessories, then this bobble hat crochet kit is perfect for you!
As well as including everything you need (including a pompom maker and guide), this crochet kit also comes with a handy 'how to crochet' guide, so you can really get used to your stitches before tackling your first hat!
- Find this Bobble hat crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £43)
- Find this Bobble hat crochet kit in the US (Etsy, from $55)
2. Elephant keyring crochet kit by PomPomHandmadeCrafts
This elephant keyring crochet kit by PomPomHandmadeCrafts would make a fabulous gift for any crochet fan... although it's so cute we'd probably just hang onto it for ourselves.
You get absolutely everything needed to make this keyring/bag charm in the kit (including the beads and clasps), and it's available in 5 different colours. We love it!
- Buy this Elephant keyring crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £17)
- Buy this Elephant keyring crochet kit in the US (Etsy, from $22)
3. Mandala cushion crochet kit by Wool Couture
For those of you who want to hook up a project that you can display proudly in your home, this giant mandala cushion crochet kit by Wool Couture might just be perfect for you!
Working with super-chunky yarn can be a little bit of a challenge for some (it can take a bit of strength and patience so this is probably best suited to adults), but equally we think it's a project that's both fun and stylish that many different crocheters will enjoy!
This crochet kit is available with extra options to include a 12mm bamboo crochet hook and cushion insert, and you can take your pick of 24 colours to match your own style!
- Order your Mandala Cushion Kit in the UK (Not on the High Street, from £39)
- Order your Mandala Cushion Kit in the US (Not on the High Street, from $49)
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4. Worn this Way Raffia Hat crochet kit by Wool and the Gang
For a crochet kit to help complete your summer outfit, then this floppy rimmed sun hat is a brilliant crochet kit to try!
It's made up of Wool and the Gang's Ra-Ra-Raffia yarn - an eco-friendly tape yarn that is made from wood fibres - essentially the same material as paper.
Complete crochet beginners can find using tape and ribbon-style yarns a bit challenging at first, but once you've done a few stitches you'll quickly get the hang of it.
Raffia is super lightweight and breathable - perfect for when the sun is scorching!
- Try this Raffia hat crochet kit in the UK (Wool and the Gang, from £26)
- Try this Raffia hat crochet kit in the US (Wool and the Gang, from $36)
5. Malibu Sweater crochet kit by Wool and the Gang
Think you're ready to tackle your first crochet garment? Treat yourself to something special and try hooking up this Malibu Sweater by Wool and the Gang.
With it's funky chevrons and on-trend flared sleeves and cropped fit, hook this up and your friends will be well jealous of your crochet skills.
The crochet kit contains everything you need to make it and you can customise the colours of the gorgeous Shiny Happy Cotton yarn in your kit to your own tastes!
- Buy this Malibu Sweater crochet kit in the UK (Wool and the Gang, from £79)
- Buy this Malibu Sweater crochet kit in the UK (Wool and the Gang, from $105)
6. African Flower Duck Crochet Kit by Sarah Barratt
How cute is this crochet duck?!? We love the super-sweet style and clever construction, and the kit comes with everything you need to make your own handsome little mallard (or you can purchase the PDF separately if you already have your own materials).
The construction may prove a little tricky for complete novices, but we think intermediate crocheters will go quackers for it!
- Find this African Flower Duck Crochet Kit in the UK (Etsy, from £24)
- Find this African Flower Duck Crochet Kit in the US (Etsy, from $31)
7. Wool Couture Amy Slippers Crochet Kit
You'll be dancing around the house with joy once you finish hooking up these cute Amy slippers! Made in chunky merino wool, they won't take you long to make - a couple of hours should do it, even for a beginner!
- Buy this Amy slippers crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £20)
- Buy this Amy slippers crochet kit in the US (Etsy, from $33)
8. Leafy Boughs wrap crochet kit
Whatever the season, we love hooking up a nice crochet wrap. This fab kit from Heather of KCACO.UK really shows off the beautiful variegation in the Scheepjes Whirl yarn cakes, plus as well as the yarn and pattern you also get a handy cotton drawstring bag to keep your project in.
The wrap may look intricate and lacy, but it's made up of entirely simple stitches so is a great project for recent beginners who are ready to take that next step!
- Get your Leafy boughs wrap crochet kit in the UK (Etsy, from £29)
- Get your Leafy boughs wrap crochet kit in the US (Etsy, from $38)
9. WYS Carnival baby blanket crochet kit
If you're looking for a crochet kit to give as a gift, or even to make up as a present for a newborn, you can't go wrong with this carnival baby blanket kit from West Yorkshire Spinners.
This sweet kit contains nine 50g balls of gorgeous West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep DK yarn as well as the printed pattern, all presented in a neat box with carry handle.
- Buy this Carnival baby blanket crochet kit in the UK (LaughingHens.com, from £42)
- Buy this Carnival baby blanket crochet kit in the US (LaughingHens.com, from $60)
10. Bilibag crochet kit
If you fancy taking your crochet super-size, then how about this fab bag! It's made using cotton rope and a big hook, so as well as being hard-wearing and sturdy, it also means it will hook up nice and quick. Many beginners also find using some chunkier yarn helps them to visualise how the stitches work a bit better (but it can be tougher on your arms and hands).
- Buy this Bilibag crochet bag kit in the UK (Etsy, from £19)
- Buy this Bilibag crochet bag kit in the US (Etsy, from $26)
Don't strain to see stitches
If you struggle with seeing the stitches in your new crochet kit, why not invest in a daylight craft lamp and setup your perfect crochet work area!
Ways to save on crochet kits
Crochet kits can be a great option for all sorts of crocheters, but there are ways to save!
You should always check if a crochet kit includes a hook, as many supply them as an extra paid-for addition. Sometimes these can be a fair price, but equally you can also often find them cheaper if you buy them separately.
Equally, if you've already got plenty of hooks, then you might not need to pay that extra cost. You can sometimes save money by buying the pattern alone (providing it's available) and sourcing your own yarn, especially if the yarn in the kit is a particularly fancy or expensive yarn. And of course if you've already got a huge yarn stash then you're already halfway there!
Save money with yarn packs and bundles
The ultimate way to save money instead of buying crochet kits is to assemble your own yarn stash, then all you need are the patterns.
Our favourite way to save cash on our stash is by buying in bulk, and you can find plenty of advice and products in our pick of the best yarn packs and bundles.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.
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