Crochet and knitting subscription boxes are not just for grannies. They are surprisingly popular for all ages. Kids quickly pick up the technique and can soon be making flowers and puppets out of yarn that they’ll proudly show off at every opportunity. Learning to crochet and knit gives you a new practical skill too. For the price of a few yarns of wool you can make your own clothes and with today’s choice of colours you can knit something fitting for any occasion.
So for our list of the best crochet subscription boxes in the UK we’ve included crochet kits for beginners and young knitters as well as crochet kits with challenging patterns for more accomplished knitters, plus yarn-only subscriptions for sock knitters.
Best Crochet subscription boxes in the UK
- Hobbybox Club
- The Crochet Craft Co
- Amanda Bloom’s Little Box of Crochet
- Crochet Society
- Mystery Yarn Subscription Box
- Black Cat Custom Yarn
- Felt Fusion Sock Yarn Club
- Toft Subscriptions Bird Club
- Hook it Yourself
- Crochet Me Time
- The Crochet Club
Knitting Yarn Bundles from HobbyBox Club
Best complete crochet kit
The Hobby Box Knitting Yarn Bundles subscription is one of the few monthly boxes to include hooks and needles. Most others don’t. The Knitting Yarn Bundles Subscription is a complete set of a vibrant variety of 6 to 8 balls of yarn (depending on weight and size) along with the correct sized needles for each yarn plus decorative items such as buttons, lace, and ribbons so you can begin knitting straight away. Subscribe for £34.99 a monthly rolling subscription, including free delivery in the UK. Sign up for 6 or 12 months at a time and get two months’ worth free. You’ll also receive a free knitting bag. The yarns in each monthly box are enough for you to crochet dolls, baby clothes, shawls, throws and more. Patterns are not provided but can be easily sourced online.
The Crochet Craft Co
Best crochet subscription for beginners
There are three subscriptions available from The Crochet Craft Co for complete beginners. Kids love crocheting the cute animals and hand puppets with the ‘Amigurumi Subscription’. You’ll get a new character to make plus a surprise gift in each monthly box. With the monthly ‘Greeting Card Subscription’ you can make hand-made gifts for friends and family. The ‘Seasonal Wreath Subscription’ is for more practised crocheters as the wreaths are quite complex but you’ll have three months to complete each one, giving you delightful ways to decorate your home.
Subscribe for 12 months at a time to receive four crochet kits over a year – one for each season. Subscribing to The Crochet Craft Co also gives you access to the members-only Facebook group for sharing tips, chats and ideas with fellow crochet lovers. Subscription options vary depending on the frequency of the crochet kit deliveries but they are very reasonable; starting from just £5.99 a month.
Amanda Bloom’s Little Box of Crochet
Best crochet subscription with community support
The best thing about becoming a member of Amanda Bloom’s crochet club is the warm welcome you’ll get from Amanda and the other crochet enthusiasts sharing their project ideas and accomplishments in the Little Box of Crochet community, where you get access to video tutorials and the chance to sport your latest creation. This crochet subscription is for capable beginners or intermediate skill levels. Each subscription box is delivered every other month and comes packed with everything you need. Your box will include all the yarn you’ll need to make a specially chosen project, complete with a pattern book featuring lots of how-to photos. You’ll get a surprise treat in each box, which costs £37.90 plus postage. You can split the cost into two monthly payments.
Best craft magazine and crochet box subscription
The Crochet Society subscription box is brought to you by one of the UK’s top craft magazine publishers, giving you oodles of inspiration with new crochet ideas and the assurance of the highest quality products in each box, which includes: quality yarn, a bespoke crochet hook, a pattern book plus a special surprise collectible gift. If you can’t read a crochet pattern, fret not, as you’ll get at least 2 hours of expert video tuition with each box, presented by resident crochet expert Sarah-Jayne Fragola of Bella Coco Crochet, who personally puts together the themed boxes for her subscribers. Baskets, blankets, hats and patterns for babies are among the crochet projects you’ll get to try your hands at. A monthly subscription with The Crochet Society costs £18.99 per month and includes free delivery. Subscribe for 12 months at a time and you’ll save up to 25% on your subscription.
Mystery Yarn Subscription Box
Best surprise all-round crochet subscription
Choose from six subscription box options, from beginner to expert, when you subscribe for monthly deliveries of Mystery Yarn boxes from Diana’s Home of Crafts. Priced from £14, each monthly box has a colour theme. If you are a beginner and want to take your time, you can go for the ‘Basix’ subscription option to receive a skein of yarn and a stitch marker for a simple project. If you have a larger appetite for yarn, you might want to try the ‘Advanced’ and ‘Luxury’ subscription options, giving you merino or merino/nylon base 100g skein of yarn plus a stitch marker and other surprise knitting or crochet accessories.
You’ll need a Paypal account to pay for and receive reminders for your subscription, which you pay on the 15th of every month for the box to be posted by 2nd-class post on the 25th of each month.
Black Cat Custom Yarn
Best custom yarn colours subscription
Black Cat Custom Yarn makes crochet and knitting really cool! Their multi-coloured custom yarn colours come in trendy themes to make dazzling socks and other knitwear that wouldn’t look out of place at a grunge music festival or on the catwalk. Movie buffs love their Star Wars and Marvel coloured yarns, and they are continuously adding new colour combinations to their collections. Join the Yarn of the Month Club for one, three, six or 12 months at a time and get an exclusive custom yarn colour each month.
This is a yarn-only subscription so it’s really for those of you that can create (mostly socks) without the need for instructions. When you order, you have a choice of yarn types based on weight and thickness, such as fingering weight, lace weight, double knit, worsted weight, bulky and super bulky. Be aware when you order that the shipping price might seem a bit high but that’s because it covers the shipping for the duration of your subscription.
Felt Fusion Sock Yarn Club
Best sock making yarn subscription
Make a stunning new pair of snug socks each month with a Felt Fusion Sock Yarn Club subscription. For £25 a month you’ll get a surprise 100-gram skein of variegated or semi-solid yarn, with or without a complimentary mini skein, which is enough to make a standard sized pair of socks. You might get a yarn blank or a cake of self-striping yarn along with some nylon for sock knitting plus a surprise edible treat. Each month’s yarn is a new colour but you will have to source patterns yourself.
The yarns are sock/4ply/fingering weight and will contain some nylon. The coloured yarns are hand dyed less than a month before they are shipped to subscribers to ensure you’ll always get fresh and vibrant colours. Subscribe for one, two or three months at a time. The longer you subscribe for the more you save with discount rates for long-term subscriptions.
Toft Subscriptions Bird Club
Best quirky bird crochet subscription
These quirky crochet birds are challenging but fun projects for competent knitters from British wool yarn supplier TOFT, which also publishes a quarterly crochet and knitting magazine. Subscribe to the Bird Club for quarterly payments of £30.00 and every three months you’ll get a new pattern created by Kerry Lord to follow along with all the luxury 100% British wool yarn you need to create your bird. As these designs are for experienced knitters, you’ll need your own 3mm crochet hook, a wool needle and a handful of polyester toy stuffing.
Hook It Yourself
Best for baby crochet
A baby on the way in your family might be the kick up the backside you needed to start doing crochet. The Hook It Yourself subscription is an ideal way to start. Each box contains the pattern and yarn plus any buttons and other embellishments needed to create a crocheted garment for a baby up to 12 months old. The pattern and yarn are a surprise but suitable for baby boys and girls.
Crochet hooks are not included in the subscription boxes but you can order one separately if you wish.
You can opt for a monthly rolling subscription or pay up front 12 months at a time. Boxes are delivered in the UK using Royal Mail Tracked & Signed Service. International shipping is also available. You’ll also get exclusive access to the Hook It Yourself VIP Facebook group, where you can get tips and advice about anything crochet related and show off your handiwork.
Crochet Me Time Monthly Subscription
Best crochet subscription with Zoom sessions
Join a monthly knit and natter session on Zoom with a subscription to Crochet Me Time, which gives you everything you need to make a small crochet item each month. You’ll get the pattern, yarn and anything else you need for the monthly knit packaged in a discrete cotton reusable drawstring bag. You’ll need your own hooks though. The optional monthly virtual crochet club via Zoom is a very informal affair, held on the first Saturday of the month from 11am to 12pm and led by Sam, who demonstrates live how to make the project in your kit. There’s plenty of time left over to chat with the other like-minded subscribers while you crochet away. The rolling monthly subscription price is just £8 per month plus £3.70 postage payable through Paypal for first-class Royal Mail delivery 7-10 days before the Saturday club Zoom session.
The Crochet Club
Best crochet blanket bundle
Get a free crochet blanket bundle plus £70 worth of assorted yarns and more than 450 crochet patterns when you subscribe for monthly deliveries of the ‘Let’s Get Crafting Knitting & Crochet Magazine‘. Each issue features 40 crochet patterns and stitch guides plus advice from the pros and the large crochet and knitting community. The minimum subscription period is 3 months, which costs just under £27, or you can pay in advance for up to 10 or 20 issues, which entitles you to numerous giveaways and discount deals from the main store. The free crochet blanket bundle with your first subscription includes 6 balls of Caron Simply Soft Yarn and a Rich Ripple Crochet Afghan Pattern so you can get started right away.
Best crochet subscription boxes – The verdict
Base your crochet subscription decision on your crocheting or knitting experience. If you are just starting out, start small with simple patterns like the ones provided by The Crochet Craft Co., which is also the cheapest crochet subscription on our 2021 list. Circular designs like coasters are among the easiest. Throws, shawls and table spreads are easily achievable once you’ve got the knack (Amanda Bloom’s Little Box of Crochet; Crochet Society).
Keep in mind that most of the subscriptions don’t include a crochet hook as they come in a variety of sizes so check first and buy one separately yourself, which you can easily do at your local haberdashery or through one of the subscription services’ online stores.
If you’re already a dab-hand at crochet and want to get more creative then you should definitely try the wild bird patterns that come with the Toft crochet subscription. For making your own socks, we recommend the Black Cat Custom Yarn or Felt Fusion Sock Yarn Club.
Now get crocheting!