Culture Community Best Crochet Subscription Boxes Knit Crate is the best overall crochet subscription box By Amber Nolan Amber Nolan College at Brockport, State University of New York Amber Nolan is a freelance writer for Treehugger who is passionate about sustainable living, nature, and outdoor adventure. Learn about our editorial process Updated January 13, 2022 Fact checked by Haley Mast Fact checked by Haley Mast LinkedIn Harvard University Extension School Haley Mast is a freelance writer, fact-checker, and small organic farmer in the Columbia River Gorge. She enjoys gardening, reporting on environmental topics, and spending her time outside snowboarding or foraging. Topics of expertise and interest include agriculture, conservation, ecology, and climate science. Learn about our fact checking process Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Treehugger / Design by Amelia Manley Our Top Picks Best Budget: Darn Good Yarn Best Charitable: Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club Best Larger Projects: Jimmy Beans Yarn Clubs If you enjoy crochet and crafting, a subscription box can feed your passion and test your skills, with new yarns and patterns delivered to your door. You’ll tackle new projects and discover vibrant yarns, plus it’s a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail each month that’s loaded with creative projects. Many subscriptions offer sustainable yarns made from recycled materials or natural wool, adding an eco-friendly angle to crocheting. We’ve researched the best crochet subscription boxes, ranging from small kits for beginners to time-intensive projects for experienced crafters. Here are our top picks. Best Budget: Darn Good Yarn Darn Good Yarn Why We Chose It: We chose Darn Good Yarn because of its mission to support sustainable jobs through ethical sourcing in underserved communities. Sign Up Now Pros High-quality productsSoft, silk yarns are made of recycled fibersAffordable Cons The projects are fairly small and simple Darn Good Yarn’s Yarn of the Month Club features a colorful, handmade yarn skein with a backstory detailing that month’s selection and where the yarn came from. The yarn is gorgeous, lightweight, and almost a bit shiny. These kits create beautiful beginner projects—like headbands, drink holders, and other small items. Purchasing a box provides sustainable employment for those who need it. Yarns are made of recycled silk or natural fibers and handspun and dyed by women in India, while the boxes are packaged by a group of adults with developmental disabilities. Each box costs around $10 per month (plus shipping) and includes yarn and patterns, plus members receive exclusive discounts on other items. The overall cost is around $120 per year, not including shipping—making it one of the most affordable crochet memberships on the market. Best Charitable: Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club Why We Chose It: Annie’s is one of the few clubs with a dedicated subscription box to help those in need. Sign Up Now Pros Fun projects for a good causeProject-based crochetingGreat for beginner and intermediate crocheters Cons Limited variety of project types If you’re interested in a crochet subscription but aren’t sure what to do with your completed projects, consider joining Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club—where projects are put toward a good cause. Annie’s Kits partners with organizations like Knots of Love, a nonprofit that donates woven beanies and hats to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy as well as blankets for newborns in intensive care. The first kit includes some of the basics to get started like an illustrated stitch guide, yarn, and written pattern instructions. Then, every four weeks, a new kit arrives in the mail with all the materials needed for the next project (yarns are pre-approved by the charities). Each kit costs around $20 (plus shipping fees) and is best for beginner-level to intermediate crafters. Best Larger Projects: Jimmy Beans Yarn Clubs Jimmy Beans Why We Chose It: Jimmy Beans Yarn Clubs contributes to a number of charitable organizations, including Make a Wish, Knitters Against Malaria, and campaigns to promote breast cancer awareness. Sign Up Now Pros Premium yarns made of woolAffordable membershipsCompany makes charitable contributions Cons These are year-long, intensive projects If you prefer to work on the same project each month (instead of being surprised with a new one), Jimmy Beans Yarn Clubs offers clubs geared toward creating a specific, larger item. These clubs, like the “Blanket Club,” are better for experienced artists who are ready to commit to a long-term project. Monthly club kits come with two pattern cards (one knit; one crochet) specially curated by designers, shawl closures, and the wool yarn needed for the ongoing, year-long project. Accessory projects feature a variety of yarns that change monthly, while the blankets include Madelinetosh Vintage yarn. A club membership costs $25 per month for blankets and accessories (with shipping included). These clubs begin at the same time each year, so if you start late, you have to play catch up on the project (or opt for the monthly accessory club until you feel comfortable starting a year-long endeavor). Final Verdict Choosing a crochet subscription box ultimately depends on your personal needs. Knit Crate is our best overall pick because of its affordable pricing and quality, biodegradable yarns. If you’re just getting started, Darn Good Yarn is an affordable way to test out a subscription box, plus the projects are a good match for beginners. If you want to challenge yourself, Crochet Surprise has a wide variety of projects to keep your skills sharpened. Frequently Asked Questions What if I’ve Never Crocheted Before? To get the most out of your subscription, you’ll want to get the basics down first before attempting your project. Many of the subscriptions offer tutorials and classes, and there are a number of free classes available online. It’s also best to start with an easier subscription box, such as Darn Good Yarn. What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet? The kits include yarns and patterns, but they don’t all come with crochet hooks, which is why it's important to check with each company before ordering. Other items you may need to purchase include scissors, yarn holders, and other project-specific accessories. Can I Choose the Project That Comes in a Crochet Subscription Box? Most subscription boxes (with a few exceptions) don’t let the subscribers choose the specific project they’d like to create. However, some offer kits designed for beginners or advanced crafters, so you’ll have some idea what types of projects to expect. Part of the fun with subscription boxes is being surprised every month. How We Chose the Best Crochet Subscription Boxes In selecting the best crochet subscriptions, we considered the price of the memberships in relation to the quality, quantity, and variety of what's in the box. All of the subscriptions we selected give back to the community, participate in sustainable efforts, or utilize recycled packaging and yarn. Since each crafter has a different level of crochet expertise, we included subscriptions aimed at beginners and intermediate levels in addition to factoring in customers’ reviews.