At Little Conkers you will find a range of eco-friendly crochet kits suited to both crochet beginners and more experienced crocheters.
If you want the reassurance of knowing a particular yarn will work with a particular pattern, then a crochet kit is a great idea.
Each of my kits takes one of my easy-to-follow, fully-illustrated crochet patterns, and adds to it the yarn, hook(s) and all the other notions you need to complete a successful project first time, without the need to shop around.
When I was starting out in crochet, I made some bad mistakes choosing yarns that just weren’t suitable for a given project, or mixing different types of yarn inappropriately within a single project because I couldn’t find the colours I wanted in a single brand of yarn (a disaster come washing and blocking time). I’m sure many of you have been there! Or perhaps you are just bamboozled with the yarn terminology swirling around the international crochet community. Well, when I started Little Conkers I knew I wanted to smooth some of these troubles, which lead me to creating my crochet kits.
The range includes projects that are practical and … less practical (I’m looking at you, teeny amphorae) so there’s bound to be something to suit your mood and crochet goals.
My bestselling kit is my robin kit (particularly popular as Christmas gifts for crocheters), but the duckling is running him a close second.
Crochet Kits for Beginners
I am often asked about which of my kits are most suitable for beginners. The following kits are suitable for those starting out in crochet to use alongside the books, online tutorials, videos, etc, to practise their new skills:
If you’ve never crocheted before
I have also put together a complete starter crochet set for those who have never picked up a crochet hook before, and I can highly recommend this “A Little Course in Crochet” book from Dorling Kindersley.
Do ask if you’d like my advice on learning to crochet, or if you have any questions about the kits.
Crochet Kit Contents
Like all Little Conkers creations, my crochet kits are as eco-friendly as I can make them. Within the range you will find top quality 100% organic cotton yarn, recycled yarns and natural British sheep’s wool – never any synthetics. Where the project requires stuffing, I include 100% natural sheep’s wool. Some projects also include up-cycled buttons and fabric.
All my crochet kits come with the option of including a gorgeous wooden crochet hook in the size most often needed to complete the project. Some of my older pictures may show my former bamboo hooks, but the hooks I now offer are Pony ‘Perfect’ crochet hooks, made of 100% natural wood, which are smooth, strong, flexible and beautifully coloured. They are made with wood from sustainable sources, and without any artificial pigments or dyes. If you are used to using metal hooks, you might enjoy the lighter and warmer feel of wooden hooks.
The kits also contain yarn needles and any other notions required.
All my patterns come in both UK and US crochet versions, some en français too. In most of my kits you can choose to receive the pattern printed on 100% recycled paper and included in the kit, or I can e-mail a digital copy of the pattern to you, if you prefer to view your patterns on your tablet, e-reader, etc, saving paper in the process!
My crochet kits are packed in smart reusable boxes (70% recycled) and will arrive in the post wrapped securely with recycled brown paper and paper parcel tape. Do ask if you’d like to know more about the materials I use.
As well as offering a helping hand finding the perfect yarn and notions for a project if you are buying them for yourself, kits also make a lovely gift for anyone even a little crafty. Personally I love a gift that gives you pleasure over several days as you get those creative juices flowing, maybe trying a new skill for the first time. And then of course you have the finished article to enjoy too!
I offer an eco-friendly gift-wrapping service as well as the convenience of dispatching directly to the recipient if you wish.
Reviews of Little Conkers Crochet Kits
“Absolutely in love with this little kit! I have never crocheted before and this was a great way to get into it! I’m now hooked! Thank you!”
— Fruit Kit
“Absolutely gorgeous pattern. Pack is excellent with everything you need. Loved that everything is eco-friendly. Highly recommend. Very happy customer.”
— Robin Kit
It’s so lovely to know that people are finding my kits helpful. And if there’s a crochet pattern of mine you’d like to see as a kit that I don’t currently have listed, do drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do!
Buy Little Conkers Crochet Kits
My crochet kits are now available to purchase directly on this website – follow the links below to my online shop:
Egg Crochet Kit for Six Eggs£14.99
Duckling Crochet Kit£12.99
Apple and Pear Crochet Kit£13.99
Crochet Starter Kit£29.99
Build Your Own Crochet Kit£11.75
Eco-friendly Linked Ring Toy Crochet Kit£13.49
Eco-friendly Star Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Kit£12.99
Eco-friendly Waffle Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Kit£12.99
Robin Crochet Kit£12.99
Eco-friendly Oak Leaf Brooch Crochet Kit£9.49
Amphorae Crochet Kit£12.99
Eco-friendly Flower Brooch Crochet Kit£9.49
Alternatively, you can find all my eco-friendly crochet kits in my Etsy shop.