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Best Christmas knitting & crochet kits

Hooks and needles at the ready – DIY your decorations this Christmas with our favourite Christmas knitting kits and Christmas crochet kits!

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Published: October 20, 2021 at 5:53 pm
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The weather outside may be getting just a little more frightful, but that just means staying indoors to knit is even more delightful. Autumn is the perfect time to cosy up indoors and get to work on making Christmas gifts and decorations for the festive season. Whether you’re a knitter, a crocheter, or a keen dabbler in both crafts, we’ve got your Christmas yarn needs covered.

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We’ve rounded up our favourite ready-to-make Christmas knitting and crochet kits. These kits come jam-packed with yarn and supplies so that you can whip up your own DIY delights for the holiday season (although it's always worth checking if crochet hooks or needles are included as these will sometimes be optional).

Plus, if you’re planning to go all-out with your seasonal stitches this year, we’ve got some great pattern inspiration here on Gathered. Check out our guides to the best free Christmas knitting patterns to cast on now, or dive into our favourite 50 free crochet Christmas decorations for you to start crafting tonight.

The best Christmas knitting and crochet kits you need to try

There are lots of brilliant festive projects out there to get your hooks and needles into, so we’ve made it easier for you to choose which ones to make by rounding up the best of them right here. We’ve included a range of easy, quick and fun projects, including beginner-friendly blankets, baubles and plushies. Order today and get knitting or hooking as soon as they arrive.

Adult knitted Santa hat

Would it really be Christmas without classic red and white Santa hats to don while trimming the tree? This fabulous knitting kit from Wool Couture comes with 2 balls of the lovely cheeky chunky merino yarn, and is knitted with super-size 15mm knitting needles (which can be included as an optional extra). It's a great pattern for beginner knitters who've got the hang of the basics and fancy a fun and festive challenge!

Buy Adult Santa hat knitting kit from Etsy

Adult Santa Hat knitting kit

Amigurumi reindeer plushie

Now, Dasher, aren’t you just dashing? Whether you hook this little cutie up as a gift for someone special this Christmas or keep him all to yourself (honestly, we wouldn’t blame you), one thing’s for sure… he’s an absolute joy to make. Hooked using the amigurumi method, of working in a continuous spiral, his simple stitches make him a great introduction to the technique if you’ve never tried it before. Plus, as this is a Hoooked kit, all the yarns are made from recycled materials! So, you’d be giving the gift of cuteness and eco-friendliness this year. Each kit comes with 100g of Eco Barbante in Biscuit, 50g of Eco Barbante in Taupe, oddments of black and red yarn, one bell and one crochet hook.

Buy the Amigurumi reindeer crochet kit from Amazon

Christmas crochet kits reindeer

Baby be mine knitted stocking kit

Hanging up your stocking has got to be one of our favourite pre-Christmas day activities, and a handmade stocking is an item that will be treasure for a lifetime and bring joy every year! We love this 'Baby Be Mine' knitting kit from Wool and the Gang, which as well as including everything you need to make a gorgeous stocking in the Crazy Sexy Wool, but the pattern also includes instructions for all letters in the alphabet as well as numbers, so you can really personalise your stocking!

Buy Baby be mine knitted stocking kit from Wool and the Gang

Baby be mine stocking knitting kit

Crochet heart bauble kit

Stuck for a tree theme this year? Go crochet! This sweet crochet heart bauble kit is a lovely decoration (we'd be happy to hang it up all year round), but it would also make a great festive gift for a friend or family member who's a fan of crochet! The kit includes all the yarn, stuffing and string you'll need to make the bauble, plus the option to add in a crochet hook too!

Buy Festive Heart Bauble crochet kit from Etsy

Heart bauble crochet kit

Festive knitted elves

Bring the elf-on-a-shelf tradition into your home this year with your very own knitted elves! Designed by Amanda Berry, these beginner-friendly plushies are fun makes for knitters of all skill levels to enjoy crafting up. Although they might look complicated, the patterns mostly use simple stitches like stocking and garter stitch, with a spot of shaping and a touch of stripes thrown in here and there. Both elves measure 29cm tall and are knitted on 3mm needles. You can buy the pattern by itself if you've got plenty of supplies in your yarn stash, or you can also buy the pattern with five shades of yarn to knit with.

Buy the Festive knitted elves pattern from Lovecrafts

Christmas elves knitting kit

Amigurumi Gingerbread doll

We had to include a festive doll for all you crocheters too, and we think this Amigurumi gingerbread doll is a fun make to celebrate the season! He works up at approx. 54cm tall, so the perfect size for kids to play with, and all the buttons and eyes are made in yarn, so you don't need to worry if little ones can't resist the temptation to give him a taste!

Buy Amigurumi Gingerbread doll crochet kit from Lovecrafts

amigurumi gingerbread man crochet kit

Christmas folk blanket crochet kit

If you're looking for a project to keep you busy during the festive season, then we think this Christmas folk blanket is the perfect project. Made from granny square motifs (great for working at your own pace, and easy to put down when those Christmas visitors arrive) it's full of classic festive colours!

Buy Christmas Folk Blanket crochet kit from TheKnittingNetwork

Christmas folk blanket crochet kit

Christmas pudding and garland knitting kit

Whether you're a fan of real Christmas puddings or not, you're bound to love making this Christmas pudding and garland knitting kit from Wool Couture. It includes all the yarn you'll need to make the big and chunky Christmas pudding (approx 9in tall) as well as a cute garland featuring bells, holly leaves and Christmas trees! There's also the options to include toy stuffing or an 8mm wooden knitting needles.

Buy Christmas pudding and garland knitting kit on Etsy

Christmas pudding knitting kit
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We hope you've found a Christmas knitting or crochet kit that is perfect for you. If you fancy trying your hand at some more festive crafts, why not check out the best Christmas cracker kits for some crafty fun, or try one of these amazing origami Christmas decorations.

Authors

Zoe WilliamsEditor, Gathered.how

Zoe is Senior Editor of Gathered.how, with over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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