IF it is about hobbies that are therapeutic and stress relieving and Leave something beautiful at the end, crocheting is an absolute must.
Studies have shown that repetitive motions like knitting can increase your serotonin secretion and make you calmer, as well as lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol – no wonder crocheting has been such a popular form of crafting for centuries.
Crocheting is also a wonderful hobby for reducing your screen time and spending a few hours technology-free. Many of us pick up the phone and habitually scroll for hours, even after having just spent a day at the computer. So it’s a great way to focus on something other than your social feeds.
Whether you want to sew a gorgeous one-of-a-kind blanket or cozy scarf in time for fall, crochet kits are a great place to start and include everything you need to complete your creation.
And depending on whether you’re a complete beginner or a hand with a needle and thread, there are some brilliant kits out there for all abilities – and they make great gift ideas for crafty friends and family, too.
Plan your next project with our selection of the best crochet kits available to buy online right now.
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1. Best crochet kit for kids: 4M’s Easy to do Crochet
- (AD) 4M Easy to do Crochet, £ 12.99 from Amazon – buy here
New to crocheting? Hong Kong-based educational toy brand 4M created this fun crochet kit that is suitable for both kids and beginners.
The kit contains two crochet hooks, a plastic needle, seven different colors of wool and instructions for making your own coasters, handbags, placemats or belts.
For less than € 15, it’s the perfect starter kit to get a feel for crocheting before investing in quality materials.
We love that there are instructions for left-handers too!
2. Best cuddly toy crochet kit: Crafty Kit Company’s Knit Your Own Unicorn Kit
- (AD) Knit Your Own Unicorn Kit, £ 16.99 from Crafty Kit Company – buy here
If you’re a knitter with a little experience you’ll love this Knit Your Own Unicorn Kit from Crafty Kit Company.
Complete with bamboo knitting needles, colored yarn and toy filling, your finished creation will be a cute unicorn toy with a silver horn and a rainbow mane. Who could resist?
Chances are, you can turn your unicorn into a very personal friend too, as one reviewer says, “I’ve already knitted this and there was enough yarn left to knit another one.”
Two unicorns: magic!
3. Best Blanket Crochet Package: Jacqui Goulbourn’s Beaulieu Blanket Crochet Kit and Pattern
- Jacqui Goulbourn Beaulieu blanket crochet kit and instructions, € 31.53 from Deramores – buy here
Nothing beats a beautiful crocheted blanket – and with this set by designer Jacqui Goulbourn, who went for this colorful blanket by Henry VIII.
With instructions in PDF form and 16 skeins, you need a 4.5mm crochet hook and a bit of know-how to complete this eye-catching project.
4. Best Home Crochet Kit: Cassie Ward’s Crochet Pouffe Crochet Kit and Pattern
- Cassie Ward Crochet Pouffe Crochet Kit and Pattern, £ 41.99 from Create and Craft – buy here
Ready for the challenge of crocheting something for the home? With this structured crochet kit from Cassie Ward you can crochet your very own stool – and what could be nicer than putting your feet up and relaxing with your own creation?
This kit in a lovely salmon pink shade comes with the Deramores Studio Chunky yarn, a soft acrylic yarn developed with anti-pilling technology. There are also four bags with filling and a printed pattern for you to follow.
5. Best Budget Crochet Kit: Crossed Needles’s Making Waves Crochet Beach Bag Kit
- Making Waves Crochet Beach Bag Crochet Kit and Instructions in Rico Design Yarn, £ 3 from Deramores – buy here
Would you like to crochet a cute shopper bag for only € 3? Try this kit from Val Pierce from Crossed Needles!
It uses a simple double crochet alongside a more intricate swirl stitch to test your skills. In the kit you will find a PDF pattern and 10 cotton threads in emerald, lobster and turquoise.
Try it out and you’ll have a nice bag for your next beach vacation or supermarket trip.
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