Have you ever ordered or even better been gifted any crochet kits? I can’t get enough of them! I’m here today to share with you just why I think crochet kits with yarn are the best thing in terms of value for money, what my favourites are from my friends at Deramores and why getting one (or some!) is a great idea.
For so many of us crochet is our little escape from the real world. It helps us with our health and well being beyond measure and so I wonder why we always feel so guilty about ‘treating’ ourselves to yarn? If I’ve had a stressful day in my hospital job the first thing that I do to destress when I’m home is pick up my crochet. It works wonders for me. It’s so important to stay well and so I really don’t think we should ever feel bad about giving ourselves the opportunity to relax and unwind with our crochet.
Whatever stage of crochet your’e at, sometimes choosing the pattern, matching the yarn, selecting colours, it can all be a bit much. Especially if life is really hectic for you or like me you’re a real procrastinator! I have yarn that I bought years ago in a cupboard that I always mean to use but never have and so getting a crochet kit is a great idea if you want to get something absolutely ready to dive into as soon as it arrives.
When it comes to crochet kits, there are so many to choose from! Today I’m focussing on my favourite blanket crochet kits from Deramores (who offer world-wide shipping, yay!) but am planning on sharing more ideas from lots of other places that create kits too in the future.
Why should I get crochet kits?
The answer to this for me is simple.
1. They save you money as the yarn is normally discounted within the kit.
2. They help you stop worrying about ordering enough yarn/deciding on a pattern/working too much out.
3. They almost always come with the pattern included for free (and often the hook and notions too).
Will I have enough yarn?
Absolutely! All the crochet kits with yarn that I’ve encountered come with plenty of yarn and some of them that use lots of colours even have extra patterns to give you ideas for using up any leftovers. Plus you then have some extra to add to your yarn stash too!
I have created quite a few blanket crochet kits for beginners and you get almost twice the amount of yarn you need in them because of the amount of colours used so they are perfect if you are after some extra yarn to boost your stash.
Which kit do I choose?
Choosing your crochet kit can be tricky as there’s so much choice but I would say, like with any crochet project, think about these things:
What would you really enjoy making?
Are you hoping for a mindful, relaxing make or something that really stretches your skills? (Either is great of course!)
Who are you making it for? Is it a gift or just a piece for you to learn new techniques with?
What colours are you drawn to? (Lots of kits have a few colour options).
What skill level are you at? There are crochet kits for beginners, intermediate, advanced and so make sure you check to make sure you’re happy.
How big is the project/how much time do you want to spend on it? Think about whether it’s a long term project or a short term one etc.
Above all, choose something that you really want to make and you will always love it!
To help you decide I’ve found a few of my favourite blanket crochet kits from Deramores to give you an idea of what’s out there. They always sell out fast but you can always just ask to be notified as soon as stock comes in and then be the first to grab one!
15 Best Blanket Crochet Kits for Beginners and Beyond
Do you love afternoon tea? then these blanket crochet kits are the ones for you! The Oolong and Lapsang blankets are full of colour and perfect for beginners. Designed by Hannah Cross, this is used in the yarn Deramores Studio DK which is a wonderfully soft acrylic yarn that has been developed with anti-pilling technology.
The kit includes enough yarn to make both blankets!
Wrap up your little ones during the cooler months of the year with this adorable bobble stitch crochet blanket. This beautiful blanket incorporates little bobbles or puffs of bright colours, perfect to brighten up those rainy days.
This crochet pattern has been designed By Kate Rowell from Jellybean Junction in Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK.
This is not your Granny’s ripple stitch. In fact, it’s not a ripple stitch at all! Rebel Ripple is worked in straightforward rows of treble crochet and popcorn stitches to give you a rippled effect without the hassle of increases and decreases and clean straight edges that take a lightly textured border beautifully.
C2C Rainbow Blanket Crochet Kit and Pattern in Cygnet Yarns Silcaress DK, an incredibly soft and smooth yarn which has a wonderful silk like feel to it. This rainbow blanket will brighten up any room or garden and give a summer like feeling.
Add some colour to your room with this blanket with pompoms. Designed by Kate Rowell, this pattern uses the yarn Scheepjes Chunky Monkey which is a chunky yarn that is made from lightweight, hypoallergenic Premium Acrylic.
There are lots of Front Raised (UK) / Front Post (US) stitches and some popcorn stitches which give the finished blanket a lovely tactile surface. As there is quite a bit going on visually with this blanket Leonie opted for a fairly simple border to tie it all together.
The finished Blanket size is 120cm x 180cm and Pattern comes in both US and UK Crochet Terminology. Suitable for Intermediate or Adventurous Beginners. You will require a 4mm (G size) Crochet Hook but if you are a very tight crocheter you may wish to go up a size, or, if your tension is very loose go down a size.
Mediterranean Summer is inspired by the sea, the sun and the art of all the different civilisations that have called the Mediterranean their home at various points in time. There are hints of most in the blanket, from Minoan to Moorish, and of course, the ever-present sun.
The blanket is made of three different square designs with two of the squares featuring a sun design at the centre. There is a ripple section and band of little squares edged with arch motifs and little ‘sunbeams’. The finished blanket is edged with a pretty border to finish off.
A gorgeously soft and beautifully designed blanket pattern. This interesting oyster shell inspired design is crafted in Deramores Studio DK and will ensure it stays the same cuddly blanket for babies for a long time. We have created the pack in the Oyster shade but you can create in any shade of your choice. You will require 3 balls of your chosen shade. Size: 80cm x 96cm
This impressive looking baby blanket features gorgeous blooms in a lilac and blue palette, each individually set on a neutral hexagonal background. Designed by Hannah Cross from HanJan Crochet, it uses Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK, a wonderfully soft yarn that gives a beautiful drape and well-defined stitches. Size: Finished blanket measures 82cm x 100cm
The Kaleidoscope Mandala Throw is an explosion of colour and fun designed to challenge and excite the crocheter and to look absolutely stunning too. Whether used to drape on a sofa or armchair or spread on a bed in all it’s glory, the 135cm round throw is a beautiful addition to any home or garden.
Tatsiana from Lilla Bjorn Crochet deisgned the Rozeta in 4 glorious colourways. Inspired and designed with the idea of looking through stained glass Gothic windows and out to the colourful skies of the Aurora Borealis. The word 'Rozeta' is a Czech term in architecture describing large round stained glass windows usually placed around the entrance of the buildings. Our Tribe Blanket - 130 x 165 cm / 51 x 65 in
I’d love to know if you go for one of the kits! Please do let me know. I also enjoyed researching the kits so much that I’ll be back soon with some ideas for garments, accessories and homeware kits too! If there’s anything you’d like to see in particular then just let me know, I’d love to help.
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