As a beginner, it is hard to know exactly what you need to start crocheting animals, I get it. To make it easier for you, I did some research and listed here the 15 higher rated crochet animal kits.
These are kits suitable for beginners and they even have video tutorials along with all the supplies you get in a box.
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What is a crochet animal kit?
Typically, beginner crochet kits are boxes containing all the basic supplies for a small project. Most crochet animal kits will include yarn (suitable for beginners), crochet hooks, tapestry needles, stuffing fiber, safety eyes. And, for the most part, even a pre-started project.
Also, most kit’s suppliers are experienced crocheters and they offer video tutorials as well. Video tutorials are great to make sense of Amigurumi when you’re first starting. So, make sure you check the kit description if you are a visual learner and like videos.
Why should you get a crochet kit?
First, because it is convenient, you get everything you need to get started in a box delivered to your home. And second, shopping for crochet supplies, one at a time, can get expensive and overwhelming.
That said, purchasing a crochet animal kit will be a lot more affordable and you get exactly what you need to get started.
Besides, these kits make amazing gifts for kids or anyone who wants to start making crochet animals. I would recommend you read through other buyers’ reviews and see what they think.
Supplies to make your own crochet animal kit
So, you must be wondering, when is it better to make my own kit myself? Well, usually when you have decided that making crochet stuffed animals will be a part of your crafty journey.
Here is a list of basic supplies and materials you will need:
- Non-splitting yarn, I recommend worsted weight/Aran (#4) 100% mercerized cotton.
- Amigurumi crochet patterns, free or paid
- Crochet hooks sizes ranging from 3.5 mm to 4.00 mm
- Safety eyes and noses
- Stitch markers
- Stuffing fiber, like Poly-Fill
- Stuffing tools
- Tapestry needles
Having a bigger range of supplies is always better when you make Amigurumi in a daily basis.
Best crochet animal kits for beginners
Get started with your Amigurumi journey with these adorable crochet animal kits. I've searched for the best kits, approved by verified buyers, I hope you find one that's right for you.
The Woobles Pierre the Penguin
The Woobles are an absolute hit right now, among crochet beginners. They are suitable for complete beginners, even if you have never touched a crochet hook before.
Among all their crochet animal kits, Pierre The Penguin is a perfect one to get you started with Amigurumi.
Not to mention, the yarn included is made especially for beginners, which makes it easy for you to see the stitches while crocheting.
PP OPOUNT Beginner Crochet Kit - Cute Dinosaur
One of the advantages of the PP OPOUNT kits is that they include extra yarn. As a beginner, it’s very common that you spend more yarn from trying to get your project right.
Either because you crochet with a loose tension, or because you need to unravel it many times, damaging your yarn. Therefore, it’s common that you use more yarn than normal.
So that extra yarn may come very handy.
Crochet Dog Kit
This crochet dog kit is more suitable for advanced beginners, and it’s ideal if you are trying to perfect your work with color change and sewing skills.
Lion Brand Kits usually includes yarn, a crochet hook, tapestry needles, and a written pattern. Meaning, you would have to purchase other supplies separately.
Crochet Amigurumi Flamingo kit
Next up in the list of crochet animal kits is this super cute Flamingo. And this yet another project for the brave beginners that want to learn how to sew on parts together in Amigurumi.
The kit includes yarn, a crochet hook, a tapestry needle, safety eyes, and stuffing fiber. It’s not a super complete kit, but still has mostly everything you need to get started.
3 Pcs DIY Animals Crochet kit
If you want a complete kit, with more than one animal option, than this one is for you. Here, you have materials, not for one, not for two, but for three adorable animals.
And another great thing about this kit is it includes written instructions along with video instructions as well.
As a beginner, it’s very important that you learn how to read patterns along with your first projects.
Cute Fox Amigurumi Crochet Kit
Foxes are one of my favorite animals, and this little guy is so cute. This supplier has multiple crochet animal kits options in their store, check them out.
This kit includes yarn, crochet hook, tapestry needle, stitch markers, stuffing fiber, safety eyes, written instructions. And you will be able to watch a YouTube video as well.
Crochet Deer Amigurumi Animal Kit
These are the same suppliers that sell kit #6. You can tell by looking at the pictures that they are so adorable.
You may be a little intimidated by the color-work on these patterns, but reviews from buyers say otherwise. They seem to be very easy to follow, with very good written and video instructions.
Coopay Beginners Crochet Kit for 2 Penguin
Next up in the list, by Coopay, is another super kit for a very affordable price. The kit includes instructions to make two beautiful penguins.
Along with these materials and supplies: 5 balls of yarn, 5 safety eyes, 5 stitch markers, 2 tapestry needles, 2 crochet hooks, stuffing fiber, scissors, a basic book, and even a storage case.
Rabbit Carrot Crochet Kit for Beginners
When starting to crochet animals, the yarn choice is very important. Yarns that get tangled easily and get stuck in the hook can you get you so frustrated.
The yarn included in this kit is suitable to beginners, so if this is something you care about, then you will probably love this kit.
Not to mention, the bunny and carrot you make with this kit are so adorable.
Amigurumi Cow Easy Starter Crochet Kit
What a cute crochet cow we have in this kit. This one is a little more elaborated, so I would say it’s suitable for a brave beginner.
Chenille yarn may not be the best to see the stitches, but the result is adorable. In my experience, it’s easier than it looks and it’s so worth it.
Crochet Kit Amigurumi Dinosaur
This kit is sold by the same maker that created the strawberry cow above. I see some happy customers in the review section on Etsy, so I decided to add it to the list.
Dinosaurs are so cute, and they are usually easy to crochet as they are built with simple, oval shapes.
Beginner Crochet Kit Lion by the Woobles
The Woobles are known by their easy-to-follow instructions and excellent customer support. You can confirm by all the good reviews they get on their listings.
This cute Lion is one of my favorites in their store. Easy but still offers some details to make it fun to crochet.
Beginner Crochet Kit Dinosaur T-rex
Fred the T-Rex Dinosaur by The Woobles is easy as well and has a few details that will get you started with sewing.
I love the pictures posted in the reviews by Etsy customers. Head over to that link to check it out.
Beginner Learn to Crochet Kit Fox
Are you ready to give color-change a try while learning Amigurumi? Then this kit for Felix The Fox is for you.
And it’s another kit for giving you an easy start with sewing as well.
Chicken, Bee and Rabbit Amigurumi Crochet Kit
And the last one in this crochet animal kits list is another super complete one. It’s packed with materials and instructions to make a bee, a bunny, and a chick.
Bees are perfect projects to get you started with color change, they are so small and easy to crochet. This is sure a great option for yourself or to gift someone you love.
More crochet resources for beginners
If you are just starting your crochet journey, chances are you won’t be making stuffed animals only. What this means is that you will want to expand your skills beyond single crochet stitches only.
I’ve been working on creating a lot of tutorials for beginners, so come back often to check my blog posts. These are all free content that I post here on the blog to help you get started with your crochet making journey.
Here some blog posts you may want to check.
- How to do a slip knot in crochet
- How to crochet a magic circle
- Crochet chainless foundation tutorial
- How to crochet the popcorn stitch
- How to crochet a granny square
- The Alpine Stitch tutorial
- Free crochet peep pattern (written instructions)
There you go, I hope you will love on of these crochet animal kits. Remember, these kits are all similar and are suitable for beginners. But if you are still not sure, you can always purchase the items separately.
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