30 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!
We've separated this list into two sections:
If you're looking for crochet kits that provide a range of tools to start you out on your crochet journey (as well as some project kits that are suitable for complete beginners), then you can find some in our dedicated best crochet kits for beginners - what do you need to start crocheting guide.
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.
Best crochet kits for beginners
1. 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 beginners crochet kit includes everything you need to make your first granny square throw, but you'll also get access to online video tutorials, a private Facebook group to chat among 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.
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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 from Etsy
2. Feast pot holder kit from Sirdar
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 with. 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 from Sirdar.com
3. 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, and if bright colourful rainbows aren't your style, there's also a cute pastel colour combination too!
- Get your Rainbow decoration crochet kit from Not on the High Street
4. Bright bunting crochet kit
We're big fans of bright colours, so of course we love this Bright Bunting kit from Sirdar. Designed specifically for beginners, this simple crochet bunting project will teach you the crochet basics as well as giving you a fab party-ready accessory to decorate your home with.
The kit includes absolutely everything you need to complete this project from start to finish, featuring eight bright colours of Sirdar's fabulous Happy Cotton yarn.
Check out the Bright bunting crochet kit at Sirdar.com
5. 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 now from John Lewis
6. 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 beginners crochet kit!
- Find this Baby toy crochet kit on Etsy
7. 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 makes 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 from DMC
8. Daydream Blanket 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 kit from Wool and the Gang
9. 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 from Not on the High Street
10. Crochet necklace kit by Stitching Me Softly
Here's a chunky crochet project that is a prefect crochet kit for beginners, or those that 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 made a range of necklaces (one to match every outfit).
There's also the option to include magnetic cord ends for if you want to make your necklaces look really professional!
- Buy your Crochet necklace kit on Etsy
Best crochet kits for more experienced crocheters
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. 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 section of granny squares), which is a great repetitive stitch that makes for a relaxing bit of crochet time.
- Buy this Oversized Cowl kit from Sirdar
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 on Etsy
3. 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 on Etsy
4. Glow in the Dark Baby Mobile crochet kit by UniqueYarns
If you've got the crochet basics down (such as how to work in the round and change colours), then here's a simple crochet kit that is perfect for your next project.
Not only is this baby mobile super-sweet with fun shapes like stars and planets, but as it's from those clever folks at UniqueYarns it even glows in the dark! The kit comes with 4 balls of their amazing glow-in-the-dark Rayon yarn as well as the pattern, toy stuffing and wooden hoop (but you will need your own 3mm hook).
- Check out this Glow in the Dark Baby Mobile crochet kit on Etsy
5. 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!
The 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 from Not on the High Street
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6. 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 - en eco-friendly tape yarn that is make 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!
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7. 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 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!
- Create your own Malibu Sweater crochet kit with Wool and the Gang
8. 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 on Etsy
9. 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 projects for recent beginners who are ready to take that next step!
10. Alpaca yarn socks crochet kit
If you want to really treat yourself, then you can't beat a good pair of snuggly socks! This crochet sock kit from Penrhallt Alpacas uses their own yarn made from the Alpaca's reared on their small farm in the Gower in Wales, and is a great option for if you want to treat your feet to some unbelievably soft socks!
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 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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