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Want to learn to crochet? Start now with crochet kits for beginners

Crochet kits for beginners is the perfect place for you to start out on your crafting journey.

There are many benefits to starting out with a beginner crochet kit. Not least that you won’t need to source everything for a project! 

We’re all in need of a little less stress in our lives right now so anything that makes life easier is very welcome. 

Although anytime is the perfect time to learn something new, with crochet you might be surprised to learn that you’ll also be improving your mental health.  If you’re struggling with the current situation, now is the perfect time.  

I’ve had my hook in my hand every evening for the past 4+ years and the benefits from crocheting are so valuable. 

What are the benefits of crochet kits for beginners?

  • convenience – everything you need is in the kit
  • time saving – you won’t be spending ages searching for a pattern that you think you could start with
  • different pattern formats – written instructions and video step-by-step
  • you’ll learn basic crochet information that you will use when you move on to other projects
  • support –  sellers are often open to receiving questions and some sellers run private Facebook groups
  • If you join in the groups you’ll probably make friends and boost your wellbeing by being a part of a group with shared interests
  • you’ll gain confidence and look forward to improving your skills with your next project

What are the benefits from crocheting?

  • you’ll experience a boost to your self-esteem and confidence from learning new stitches and completing a project 
  • the rhythm of your hook as stitches are completed stimulate the feel-good hormone serotonin and will take the edge off your anxiety
  • concentrating on a pattern quietens negative thoughts because you’re using a different part of your brain
  • working with colours can boost your mood
  • repetitive movements improve suppleness in hands, arms and fingers
  • following a pattern keeps your thought processes sharp
  • you become so absorbed in what you’re doing that before you know it, time has sped by and you realise you’ve been ‘in the flow’
  • crocheting is portable – take it wherever you go
  • you can learn to crochet at any time in your life
  • choosing a project with someone in mind makes us feel-good because when we gift something we’ve made, it brings us pleasure

I’m still glowing from this blanket I made for my eldest and his girlfriend for their new home.  He spent the summer working from our home and the blanket (crocheted from a kit) reminded me of the beautiful sunsets we saw.  Every stitch holds my memories from the unexpected and very precious time we had together as a family again.  It touched his heart as much as it did mine.

blanket made from a crochet kit

How difficult is it to learn how to crochet?

It’s fairly easy to learn how to crochet. There isn’t a right or wrong way to hold your hook, whatever is comfortable for you will work. Basic stitches are easy to learn following diagrams and videos. Patterns become more familiar the more you work with them. At first, you will be looking to see what the crochet terms mean but you’ll soon remember them. Once you have the basic stitches, you’ll be able to challenge yourself and move onto other projects.

What should a beginner crochet?

To get you used to crochet terms and patterns, great places to start are:

  • Coasters or face scrubbies – these patterns will teach you how to crochet basic stitches in rounds without having to increase/decrease stitches
  • Washcloths – these patterns will teach you how to crochet basic stitches in rows with no increasing or decreasing
  • Granny Squares – these are so versatile! You will learn basic crochet stitches in rounds without increasing/decreasing. You will also learn how to join your granny squares to make items such as cushion covers and blankets. You can also make garments from granny squares.
  • Basic beanies – these patterns will teach you crocheting basic stitches in rounds with some increasing and decreasing
  • Garlands/bunting – these patterns teach you how to make a motif and to join to a crocheted chain to make the garland
  • Toys – these will teach you basic crochet stitches in rounds which include increasing and decreasing and how to join together
  • Easy shawl patterns – you will learn basic crochet stitches in rows with some increasing and decreasing

Warning!

Your yarn stash will highly likely grow and grow.  Every time you see a colour or fibre you like or want to work with it will somehow end up in your virtual/shop basket 🙂

four kits suitable for crochet beginners

Crochet kits for beginners recommendations

Granny Square

Workshop in a box crochet beginner kit
Beacon Crafts Shop

With Beacon Crafts Shop you won’t just receive a kit with patterns for you to work out for yourself. 

This Workshop in a box Kit is aimed at giving you all the basic crochet knowledge you need.  You will learn all the basic stitches, basic pattern reading and how to create your first granny square.

There’s enough yarn in your kit to make a small throw or a cushion. The choice is yours. 

Helen has been running crochet workshops for over 10 years in her workshop above her wool shop – Beacon Crafts, Sedgley in the West Midlands.  Sadly due to the current Covid situation she’s not able to run any workshops for now, so after lots of customer requests, she decided to put her workshops into a kit!

In the kit:  hook, wool needle, 4 x 100g balls of quality 100% premium acrylic DK yarn, written patterns and instructions AND you will have access to online video tutorials and a private Facebook group to chat among other learners and Helen.

Crochet Bunny

crochet bunny created from a crochet kit suitable for a complete beginner
Wee Wooly Wonderfuls

This luxury kit from Wee Wooly Wonderfuls contains everything you need to make a crochet bunny. 

Suitable for a complete beginner, with Video Tutorials on their Facebook page and YouTube Channel which shows you every step from learning to read your pattern, each stitch type required, to sewing up and embroidering the features to give you a professional finish.

In the kit: – All of the soft, quality wool required to make the bunny, a leaflet pattern with detailed bunny instructions with pictures (the pattern is written in standard UK Crochet terms), a soft grip 4mm Crochet Hook, Quality Toy Stuffing, a needle for sewing the bunny together, a simple stitch marker and a sweet bunny shaped stitch marker.

The crochet beginner kit comes beautifully packaged in a reusable 100% cotton cute Wee Woolly Wonderfuls project bag.

Crochet Bear

crochet bear easy crochet kit
Wool Couture Co

Make your very own Peter the Teddy Bear with this easy crochet kit from Wool Couture Co.

Made out of their DK Baby Beau yarn. Wool Couture work with a local Yorkshire mill to produce this yearn which is 50% merino and 50% acrylic making it super soft and machine washable.

In the Kit : 3 x 50g of Beau Baby DK Yarn, in main body colour,  1x 50g of Beau Baby DK Yarn in second colour (for the hands and feet), black for facial features, needle for sewing, toy stuffing, the Teddy Bear crochet pattern.

Optional: 3.5mm crochet hook.  Choose yes or no in the dropdown box.

This kit is packaged in a Wool Couture gift box.

Skill level: Easy

The stitches used in the pattern: Double and half double crochet

Sizing: When finished, in the sitting position, your teddy will measure approximately 23cm.

Care Instructions: Machine wash.

Crochet Flower Garland

Flower Garland and materials in the beginner crochet kit
Heidi’s House Crafts

We’re loving this flower garland crochet beginner kit from Heidi’s House Crafts.

The kit contains a quick and easy pattern, a stitch guide, 4x colours of quality 100% cotton yarn, a 3.5 mm bamboo crochet hook and a yarn needle.

The finished garland is approximately 125cm long (depending on the tightness of your stitches).

It’s a perfect project for a beginner with some experience of basic crochet stitches.

For complete beginners there is a free online tutorial for each stitch used.

Crochet Bobble Hat

Yarn, hook and pattern to make a bobble hat in the crochet kit
Sarah Stitches Stuff

Suitable for beginners, this Sarah Stitches Stuff crochet kit contains everything you need to make yourself a bobble hat.

In the kit: 1 x 100g ball of main yarn of your choice,  20g of the pompom colour yarn of your choice, 4.5mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, the pattern to make the hat and a how to crochet leaflet.

The colour options available at the moment:
– Pink
– Teal
– Grey

Sarah is happy to help, just drop her a message.

Crochet Face Scrubbie

yarn and pattern in the crochet face scrubbie kit
Moloney Makes

This beginner friendly crochet face scrubbie kit from Moloney Makes is practical as well as reducing your carbon footprint.

Made from recycled cotton, these scrubbies are kind to your skin and even kinder to the environment.

The kit contains 2x50g balls of yarn so you have ample to get creating (1 ball is enough to make 6 crochet scrubbies which you can use over and over again). There’s a wide selection of colours from bold and bright to classic with neutral tones.

In the kit:  2x 50g balls of 100% cotton yarn, A ‘How To: a Beginners’ Guide to Crochet’ booklet which guides you through each of the stitches and techniques you need to know, Scrubbie pattern, 5mm bamboo crochet hook, Tapestry needle.

Crochet Cotton Washcloth

dish cloths crocheted from a beginner crochet kit
A Dash of Colour by Leigh

Included in this kit from A Dash Of Colour By Leigh is everything you will need to make your own cotton washcloth.  As well as a written tutorial of the how to do the stitches you receive a link to a video tutorial of how to follow the pattern.  Available in a choice of 4 different colour schemes.

The washcloths use basic crochet stitches that are repeated in order to help you pick them up.

Made with 100% cotton yarn, your washcloth can be washed on your usual cycle. Do not tumble dry.

Knitcrate Subscription Box

I’ve received my Knitcrate monthly crochet box for a couple of years and love the yarns and patterns each month.  The patterns are often suitable for beginners.  Click here to read my review and get 50% OFF your first box.

Colour and Value Packs

Already have a pattern you want to try but not sure about the colours?  Click here to visit Deramores colour and value packs. 29 pages of packs to choose from (including Crochet A Long = CAL packs) so it’s highly likely you’ll find a colour combination that suits your project.

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Learn to crochet with a course

In March 2019 I completed the Crochet Diploma course through the Centre of Excellence.

crochet diploma

Even though I had already been crocheting for a few years I learned so much!

What you will learn: crochet basics, working with patterns, care and finishing, advanced techniques.

The course is delivered via 17 modules, 15 of those are videos.

The patterns include: scarves and shawls, afghans, toys and amigurumi, bags and jumpers.

My favourite part of the course? being creative and designing my own patterns

The part I liked least? mathematical calculations although once you’ve got the methods, you use it on many different patterns so it’s a great skill to have. And not just with designing your own patterns because it comes in handy when you want to adapt a pattern you’ve bought too!

If you buy the crochet diploma course via my link, take a screenshot of your purchase and email [email protected] and I’ll send you my crochet planner for free!

Crochet Planner

Keep your crochet projects organised with our low-cost printable crochet planner. Don’t have a printer? You can also edit the planner using apps.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike.

What pages do you get in the crochet planner?

  • Conversion chart
  • Categories of yarn = hook sizes
  • Stitch abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Crochet A Long (CAL) –
  • Planned Projects
  • Project Plan
  • Guide sheet/blank template
  • Favourite Yarns
  • Gifts Given
  • Resources
  • Wish List
  • Shopping List
  • Tips – a few tips to help you on your crocheting journey
  • Notes
  • Graph paper
  • Dotted paper

Free patterns on Jera’s Jamboree

You might find your next project! Click on the text to be taken to the free pattern.

Crochet Summer Top

Crochet Stash Busting Blanket Pattern

Christmas Blanket Pattern (substitute the colours to suit any season)

Crochet Christmas Tree Wall Hanging


In summary, you need crochet kits for beginners if you want to learn how to crochet because of the many benefits: convenience, time saving, written instructions AND video tutorials, support from the seller, make friends in groups and gain confidence.

You’ll soon be challenging yourself by following more complicated patterns. And feeling good. 🙂

My passion is helping others to find their own oasis, their own centre of calm. I’m a qualified Dyslexia Therapist, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Sleep Consultant, Parenting Programme Facilitator, Mindfulness practitioner, Mental Health First Aider and hold a crochet diploma.

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