Fast, Easy Way to Get Started Knitting or Crocheting: Annie’s Review – Hook and Needle Kit Club

Annie’s Hook and Needle Kit Club is one of the best ways for crocheters and knitters to destress their creative life! Some of us LOVE the search through patterns for the perfect way to spend our days, while other people prefer diving in, getting started, and not having to worry about what they’re going to work.

Dishcloth-Annies-Hook-And-Needle-ClubThis kit tackles both of those itches beautifully! It’s a monthly subscription that will deliver fabulous new patterns and yarn to your door, with patterns in both knit and crochet instructions (no need to convert!). One of the beautiful elements of this kit is that while some subscriptions send you themed kits every month – your project will be different from everyone else’s!

Well, not EVERYONE else’s, but it will definitely be a surprise! 😀

Did I mention that you can get started for $10? TEN DOLLARS for all the yarn, and two patterns!

Let’s get to it!

 

Annie’s Hook and Needle Kit Club: What Do I Get?

Each project comes with two patterns: a knit version and a crochet version, and enough yarn to do one full project. If you’re like me and a bit of a completionist, you’ll be heading to your LYS to pick up yarn to try the other version too!

Another great thing about this club is the skill level variance: the patterns are appropriate for both beginner AND advanced skill levels. If you’re a beginner knitter/crocheter, these patterns will help you learn to follow the pattern instructions, cultivate new stitches in your personal stitch library, and grow into your ability.

If you’re a more advanced knitter or crocheter, these will be easier projects to help you with mindfulness, relaxation, and repetitive meditation! You can read more about the very real health benefits of that in my article here: Thread Art and Mental Health: How Mindful Stitching Helps Your Brain

None of the simpler stitches are mindless – they have the potential to encourage mindfulness! Enjoy, relax, and knit/crochet away! You might be surprised at what you learn. The other challenge is present in the ability to craft either knit or crochet. If you’re generally a knitter, challenge yourself to work the crochet pattern!

If it doesn’t work – you can always frog it! 😀

What Kinds of Projects Will I See?

These projects are useful, beautiful, and fairly simple to make – so even if YOU don’t find uses for them in your own home, they make great gifts. I can tell you now that once your circle finds out that you make dishcloths, prepare for requests! They last forever, and are so great to use!

Okay, so a few examples of projects you can see are nesting baskets, dishcloths, or shawls. Dishcloths are such a way to learn simple stitches, and with the dishcloth project, you’ll receive three different colors of yarn for three different stitches of dishcloths. (So, with THAT project, you’re actually getting SIX patterns – three knit, three crochet!) The nesting baskets also come with three different colors of yarn and patterns for three different sizes of the basket. Each basket uses one skein of yarn, so you receive enough to make three baskets. The shawl projects may differ, but they will be easy stitches creating wearable art – with beautiful, magnificent yarn. You can watch a review of these three below, or read more about it on www.bhookedcrochet.com!

Why Is This Better Than Finding Patterns/Yarn On My Own?

I love sharing information with all of you, and my passion for all things fibery and thready wants me to encourage you to scour farmer’s markets and local yarn shops for the best of the best! The best of the best can really get expensive, though, and how will you know what to make if you don’t practice first?

Annie’s Hook and Needle Kit Club is such a great place to start, and here are a few reasons why:

  • Beginner-friendly: New crocheters or knitters can find excellent projects here that they can actually FINISH.
  • All Skill Levels Welcome: More advanced crafters can use these projects as mindful knitting, focusing on meditation, and taking some stress out of crafting at the highest complication all the time (I’m looking at YOU, self!)
  • The patterns have been thoroughly tested, and written by professional knitters – there should be very few issues with the patterns.
  • The completed knit versions and crochet versions are almost exactly the same, which is a testament to the creativity and quality of the design!
  • These are small, portable projects. They can be worked on almost anywhere, and they are easy to finish.
  • They arrive with complete yarn amounts – and will expose you to yarns you may not have tried before.
  • You don’t need to search for projects, shop for yarn, make repeat trips to the store because you calculated wrong, lost a needle or hook, or … well, the list goes on and on. Everything you need is RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR! 😀

 

How Can I Get Started!?

To join Annie’s Hook & Needle Kit Club, you only need to sign up here. You’ll be asked to pay $9.99 (50% off) for your first kit plus shipping and handling. You’ll receive your first kit and a free gift, the Knitting and Crochet Stitch Guide.

After your first initial month, you’ll be charged $19.99 each month plus shipping and handling and receive a new kit. While slightly more expensive than some other subscription boxes, the inclusion of patterns in knit and crochet, and the design quality of the patterns make it well worth it!

Another REALLY great thing about Annie’s is that they offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like your kit, return it in 21 days of receiving it, and you’ll owe them nothing!

This is a huge point in their consideration of their customers, you and me, and they really care about their quality!

Final Thoughts:

For those of you who are new to the craft, of those of us who have been working with it for some time, finding good projects to do over and over are gifts in those times when we just don’t know what to start next. With this subscription, I can tell you that the quality, design, and ease are worth it for all skill levels.

It’s a great way for more advanced crafters to relax and enjoy the rhythm of the stitches, and simple enough for newer crafters to learn, grow, and also master. Check out Annie’s, either for yourself or as a gift!

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