The Best Crochet Kits for Beginners
What Are Crochet Kits?
Crochet kits are sets that include all the materials needed to crochet a specific project. Most kits will have yarn, a crochet hook, and a pattern. Some kits want to give you everything you need to start and finish your project, like stuffing, needles for weaving in those pesky tails, and safety eyes to make your creation come to life.
When it comes to The Woobles, you’ll find all the supplies you’ll need to create an adorable new friend and give it some personality. The Woobles aims to teach you how to crochet by making something fun and exciting. We think making a little penguin friend is a bit more fun than trying to crochet something like a dishcloth, which is where a lot of new crocheters tend to start.
We’ve found that the best way to learn is through step-by-step video tutorials, which is why every kit comes with walkthrough videos that teach you how to do everything from a single crochet to an invisible fasten-off. With these videos, you’ll be feeling like a pro in no time.
And because we know that many of the Wooblers are new to crochet, we also give you a helping hand by making sure the kits come with a magic ring or magic circle pre-started because the magic ring is often what beginners have the hardest time with when first learning. Even if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before, we give you the tools to create something truly magical.
Types of Beginner Crochet Kits
There are many types of crochet kits out there, but for this section, we’ll break down the types of kits you’ll find by The Woobles.
Beginner crochet kits
Beginner crochet kits can be found in plenty of places, including on Amazon and in craft stores, but we recommend starting with a Woobles Beginner kit if you’re very new to crochet. Our kits come with step-by-step videos that will teach you everything you need to know to make our Beginner Woobles, like Pierre the Penguin or Jojo the Bunny. They also come with specially-made Easy Peasy Yarn, which is designed not to split or fray, making it very easy peasy to work with. Each kit is packed with the exact tools, supplies, and amount of Easy Peasy Yarn you need to make a new little friend.
Inside our Woobles kits, you’ll also find a pre-started magic circle to make learning to crochet even easier. Because we know that trying to make a magic ring can be tough for beginners, we help you skip the hardest part to get right into learning to crochet.
Beginner+ crochet kits
Beginner+ is a special category created by The Woobles for new crocheters looking for a little challenge. Beginner+ kits teach Wooblers more challenging stitches and techniques than you’ll find in a Beginner kit, like color changes and slip stitch joins. Not to worry because our step-by-step instructions will make creating these more complicated critters a breeze. Before you know it, you’ll get to know our Beginner+ Woobles, like Fred the Dino and Sebastian the Lion. Once you’ve completed a couple of Beginner Woobles, you’re ready to try Beginner+.
The Best Crochet Kits for Kids
The best crochet kit for a child lets kids visually follow along with each step. It can be frustrating for adults when instructions aren’t clear, but it’s a lot more frustrating for kids. If you’re planning on picking up a crochet kit for your little one, it’s a good idea to make sure there are thorough directions and video tutorials available.
The Woobles’ kits are designed for people ages 12 and up. There are some things to consider if your child is interested in learning to crochet with The Woobles: how much they dabble in arts and crafts, what their level of hand-eye coordination is, and how well they learn physical skills from either video or photo and written content.
If your little one is a good match for The Woobles, Kiki the Chick would be a fantastic new friend for them to make. Your child will receive detailed instructions with videos and photos to walk them through making Kiki.
The Best Crochet Kits for Adults
If you’re brand new to crocheting, you may want to give The Woobles Beginner kits a try. Our Easy Peasy Beginner Bundle is a perfect place to start. These kits were designed to help you master doing different stitches, reading a pattern, and learning important skills like embroidering features and sewing parts together. With our kits, you’ll become more comfortable crocheting and, in time, get ready to work on a pattern all on your own without the help of a kit.
If you have a little experience with crochet, you may want to work with a Beginner+ kit instead. These kits will build off your knowledge and know-how to get you ready to work on more advanced projects.
Where to Find Crochet Kits
You can find crochet kits in many different places, including big box stores, craft shops, and online, but here are a few of our favorite spots to collect crochet kits:
The Woobles focus on teaching the art of amigurumi, which is why each Woobles kit creates an adorable stuffed animal friend, like Felix the Fox or Kiki the Chick. What makes The Woobles different? Each kit comes with video, photo, and written instructions to make learning to crochet a breeze. And even if you get stuck, The Woobles customer support is always there to help. You can buy Woobles kits online and in select locations in the U.S. and Canada.
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts is filled with tons of fun crafts that can help you learn new skills, like crocheting. JOANN carries crochet kits perfect for beginners, including The Woobles kits.
Amazon has crochet kits of all types for both adults and children, including The Woobles on Amazon.
Like JOANN, Walmart carries many different crochet kit brands both online and in-store, including some very special Woobles.
Crochet kits are a wonderful place to start when you’re first learning how to pick up a crochet hook. When picking out a crochet kit as a beginner, look for detailed instructions, see what kind of tools and supplies it carries, and decide if the final product gets you excited about learning to crochet. With The Woobles, you’ll have all the tools and supplies you need, plus step-by-step video instructions. And when you’re done, you’ll have a brand new, totally adorable friend.
Do you have a crochet kit that you love? Let us know in the comments! Happy wooblin’!
What’s the best crochet kit for beginners?
When looking for the best crochet kit for beginners, there are three important things to consider: type of yarn, hook size, and clear instructions.
When it comes to yarn, you’ll want to start out with one that doesn’t fray or split. Many beginner kits come with acrylic yarn, but we find that The Woobles Easy Peasy Yarn is best for beginners to use. It’s specially made not to fray, making it easy peasy for new crocheters to use.
When it comes to hook size, the smaller the hook, the harder it can be for new crocheters to use. You generally want to start with a hook size of 4 mm (otherwise known as G-6) or larger when you’re first learning how to crochet. Once you get more comfortable, you can start on patterns that call for smaller hooks.
And maybe the most important thing to look out for in a beginner kit is how in-depth its instructions are. It’s no fun as a beginner to pick up a kit and getting no guidance on what to do. That’s a quick way for a crochet kit to end up being tossed to the side. With The Woobles, you get clear video instructions for your project, as well as customer support in case you ever get stuck.
What’s included in a crochet kit?
Not all crochet kits are created equal. When it comes to a Wooble kit, you’ll receive the perfect amount of yarn, detailed written and video instructions, safety eyes, a needle for sewing and embroidering, stuffing, and stitch markers. You can also choose to order a crochet hook with your kit or use one left over from a previous Woobles kit.
Other brands’ kits may not have the same supplies. Not every kit comes with yarn, and other kits may not have instructions. It’s important to check what’s inside your kit before buying it.
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