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!
The weather outside may be getting just a little more frightful, but that just means staying indoors to knit or crochet is even more delightful. Whether you’re a knitter, a crocheter, or a keen dabbler in both crafts, we’ve got plenty of Christmas crochet kits and Christmas knitting kits for you to try.
These kits come jam-packed with yarn and supplies so that you can whip up your own DIY delights for the holiday season, and they also make great gifts for yarny newbies (although it's always worth checking if crochet hooks or needles are included as these will sometimes be optional).
The best Christmas knitting and crochet kits for 2022
There are lots of brilliant festive projects out there to get your hooks and needles into, from fun festive crochet toys to lovely Christmas knits!
Amigurumi reindeer crochet kit
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 all the Eco Barbante yarn you'll need, oddments of black and red yarn, one bell and one crochet hook (please be aware that it doesn't come with any toy stuffing though).
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Adult knitted Santa hat kit
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!
Schachenmayer Catania Christmas Amigurumi Box
If you fancy having a very merry amigurumi Christmas, then this fabulous Christmas box from Schachenmayer is perfect for you! It comes with 25 shades of their sweet 20g ball of Catania cotton, plus a pattern booklet featuring 9 fabulously festive crochet patterns.
Christmas Baubles Crochet Kit
Add some crochet colour to your Christmas tree with the help of this fabulous Christmas Baubles crochet kit! This kit includes all the yarn you'll need as well as a hook and instruction, but also includes clear baubles too – so you can get hooking straight away!
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Christmas Shawl knitting kit
If you're looking for a festive knitting kit to give as a gift (or just as a treat for yourself), then this Christmas Shawl knitting kit would be a lovely choice! It comes in a choice of 3 colours, but it's the fantastic beaded Christmas tree details that we particularly love! It might be a bit too tricky for a complete knitting beginner, but we think more experienced knitters will love the lace and bead sections, as well as the gorgeous hand-dyed yarn.
Anchor Amigurumi Christmas Reindeer & Teddy Crochet kit
If you would prefer your Christmas tree baubles to have that extra cute factor, then you should definitely try this sweet kit from Anchor. It contains all the yarn, toy stuffing, embroidery thread and of course the pattern to make both amigurumi baubles (you'll just need your own 3mm hook).
Candy Cane Tinsel Knitting Kit
Scrap the shop-bought (and unsustainable) tinsel and knit up your own amazing version instead! This Candy Cane Tinsel kit would make a fabulous pre-Christmas gift for someone who's always wanted to learn how to knit, as it comes with full instructions and access to video tutorials – plus you can choose your favourite colours too if you're not a fan of the classic candy cane shades.
Festive knitted elves pattern
Bring the elf-on-a-shelf tradition into your home this year with your very own knitted elves! Designed by Amanda Berry this pattern might look complicated, but it mostly uses 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 the five required shades of yarn to knit with.
Winter Holidays Sock Knitting Kit
Here's a kit that is a brilliant gift for experienced knitters... although we wouldn't blame you if you just want it for yourself! This fabulous kit is a collaboration between Tea, Cake & Make and Wild Rose Yarn, bringing you an awesome colourwork sock pattern made with beautiful hand-dyed yarn, plus a lovely winter-themed project bag to keep it all in too!
Amigurumi Gingerbread doll crochet kit
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!
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.
Nightmare Before Christmas crochet kit
If you're after a more alternative Christmas crochet kit, then how about this fabulous Nightmare Before Christmas crochet kit? It includes an 88-page pattern book with full instructions and all the yarn and materials needed to make the Jack Skellington and Sally characters from this classic film.
You'll also find 10 more character patterns that you'll need your own yarn and materials for, including Jack with a Santa hat and beard; Oogie Boogie and a Spiral Hill wall hanging. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for fans of the film!
How to decide on the best Christmas crochet kit or Christmas knitting kit?
If you're planning on buying one of these kits for yourself, or thinking of buying one for a gift, there's a few things to keep in mind.
If you're a complete beginner, it's best to start with something small. Many of these kits come with full instructions and will tell you if they're appropriate for beginners. This is especially important for if you're giving a kit as a gift – the last thing you want is to buy a kit that is too complicated and puts your recipient off that particular craft.
Also, make sure you look closely at what is included in the kit. Many kits don't include knitting needles or crochet hooks, so if you're planning on giving it as a gift you'll probably want to buy these separately. Similarly, if you're buying a kit for a more experienced knitter or crocheter, it's likely they already have plenty of yarn and needles, so try to pick a kit that has some really fancy yarn or a unique novelty factor.
More creative Christmas crafts
Here at Gathered we want to encourage you to craft up a (snow) storm this Christmas, so check out our pick of Christmas crafts for adults and find a new project to get you feeling all festive!
Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has 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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