There’s a new crochet subscription box on the market and after having a look at the debut box, I have to say it’s pretty great!
Before I continue, I’d like let you know that I was given this box for free in exchange for a review. The fact that it was a gift did not influence my opinion on the box- all honesty here!
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A box filled with exclusive crochet patterns, high quality yarn and other crochet goodies will be sent to your door each month for you to enjoy! Sounds pretty good, right?
So when Sarah-Jayne reached out and asked if I’d like to give the first box a go, how could I say no?! haha!
Protected by a bubble mailer, this gorgeous box arrived on my doorstep last month. The box is stunning which made me extra excited to see what was inside!
So let’s have a look at what’s inside!
The beautiful pastel colours that were on the outside, continue throughout the rest of the box.
In the box was:
- A bespoke 3.5 mm crochet hook
- 2 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK* yarn
- Bella Coco crochet stitch markers
- A notebook
- Safety eyes and Toy stuffing
- Bella Coco sticky notes
- Handy guide for UK / US terminology & hook size conversions.
- Bella Coco measuring tape
- Project Magazine (this has the patterns in it along with some crochet related articles- a fun little read!)
This box included 2 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK* in shades Tin Man (305) & Sea Horse (293).
West Yorkshire Spinners isn’t a brand that I’ve tried before so this was new to me!
I’m not a huge fan of pure wool (I find it incredibly scratchy and hard to work with), so I was glad to see that this yarn is a blend of 52% Merino Wool & 48% Nylon. It’s incredibly soft (and as the label suggests, great for baby garments) and easy to work with.
Variety of patterns
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this box came with 4 patterns!
Often with these types of subscription boxes, it’s a bit of a gamble on whether you’ll like the pattern included. The fact that this box came with 4 completely different patterns means that there’s something to suit everyone!
The pattern was written extremely well and this little guy only took a few hours to complete.
For someone who finds amigurumi a little tricky, I had no issues at all. YAY!
Thankfully, the box included safety eyes, so I didn’t have to worry about trying to embroider them on.
I don’t think I’ll have enough stuffing for a second bear using the amount the came in the box, but I do have some in my stash I can use- Penrose will have a twin very soon!
Accessories and other crochet goodies
The box has a nice selection of useful accessories and tools all of which appear to be of great quality!
My favourites have to be the bespoke hook and stitch markers!
Would I recommend this based on the first box? Absolutely!
I think this would make a great gift for any crochet loving person in your life (or yourself)!
It’s a great way to:
- Try out new yarn
- Learn new crochet skills and techniques
- Challenge yourself with patterns that you’d normally wouldn’t try
Be quick though, sign ups for BOX 2 close in just a couple of days (or while stocks last)!!
Thanks again to Sarah-Jayne & the rest of the Crochet Society team for letting me try this out!