Crafting for Beginners: Kits & Projects

Crafting for Beginners: Kits & Projects

Crochet  |  3 min read time

Find the right project for you and start your craft-filled journey.

If you’re picking up a craft for the very first time, welcome! Stitch & Story are here to help make crafting simple, and build your confidence stitch by stitch. We’ve picked out some of our favorite cross stitch, knitting, and crochet kits to help get you started.

Cross Stitch for Beginners

Once you get started, you’ll find cross stitch is easy to pick up, and too enjoyable to put down!

What skills will I learn?

In every kit you’ll find a handy cross stitch guide that will show you how to set up your hoop and fabric, and how to sew the different stitches you’ll need to bring your chosen design to life.

Cross Stitch Kits for Beginners

Peanuts Cross Stitch Collection

Charles M. Schulz’s iconic duo, Snoopy and Woodstock, will brighten your day, and have you doing your own happy dance, with 6 classic designs for you to create, including this Classic Peanuts Heart Cross Stitch Kit

Classic Peanuts Heart beginner's cross stitch kits
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Find Your Club Collection

You’ll be able to sew off who you are with our club kits, featuring 6 original designs that are all about finding a common thread with other makers, as well as the characters you connect with. We love the Self-Care Club kit.

Self-Care Club beginner's cross stitch kit

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Pusheen Collection

Pusheen knows that crafting and self-care go paw in paw. You’ll be able to take a little time to switch off, and focus on you, with this collection of 8 designs, each one full of pawsitivity and motivation!

Pusheen you got this motivational quote cross stitch kit for beginners

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Hello Kitty x Pusheen Cross Stitch Kits

These loveable characters were the first kits to bring a new craft to Stitch & Story! Celebrate their friendship with 6 adorable designs to collect and create.

Hello Kitty and Pusheen collaboration beginner cross stitch kits

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Knitting & Crochet for Beginners

If you’re picking up a pair of knitting needles, or a crochet hook, for the very first time, let’s get you started with a beginner knitting or crochet kit, and take a closer look at what you’ll learn while you’re working on your very first project.

What skills will I learn?

Beginner kit level knitting and crochet skills

Beginner Knitting Kits

Knitters of Tomorrow

This child-friendly kit covers all the basics needed to help someone start their knitting journey, whether you’re supporting a child, or discovering this new craft together.

Knitters of Tomorrow beginner knitting kit

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Grazier Scarf Knitting Kit

This kit will help you learn the basics of knitting: how to start, the knit stitch, and how to finish. You’ll get used to holding the needles, and how to move the yarn, and with chunky yarn, you’ll have a cozy scarf in no time.

Grazier Scarf beginner knitting kit

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Beginner Crochet Kits

Clematis Crochet Quilt PDF Pattern & Yarn Bundle

Crochet your very own field of flowers with this quilt pattern. You’ll learn how to create 5 different granny square designs, and how to block and sew them together - then it’s up to you to find the perfect spot to curl up under it! Don’t forget your 5mm crochet hook.

Clematis Crochet Quilt PDF pattern and yarn bundle

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Knitting & Crochet for Advanced Beginners

Build on the skills you learned as a complete beginner, and pick up a few new ones as an advanced beginner. These kits are also great if you are making a long-awaited return to crafting, and would like to brush up on the basics. We’re sure it will all come flooding back, and your yarn will be rolling away once again!

What skills will I learn?

Advanced beginner kit level knitting and crochet skills

Advanced Beginner Knitting Kits

Easy Slumber Socks PDF Pattern & Yarn Bundle

Learn to knit your own super-cosy bed socks the quick way. Our Easy Slumber Socks pattern is aimed at giving new knitters a stress-free knitting experience and uses basic knitting techniques. Don’t forget your 8mm knitting needles!

Easy Slumber Socks advanced beginner PDF knitting pattern and yarn bundle

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Mateusz Snood

In this pattern, you’ll learn how to alternate knit and purl stitches to make moss stitch. Using just 2 balls of The Chunky Wool, this snood knits up quickly, and is a great choice if you’re a beginner looking for your next project.

Mateusz Snood advanced beginner knitting kit

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Advanced Beginner Crochet Kits

Sophie la girafe: Sophie Amigurumi 

Create your very own Sophie la girafe with this amigurumi crochet kit! This kit contains everything you'll need to take your crochet skills to the next level, and to make the perfect companion for both children and adults alike.

Sophie la girafe amigurumi crochet kit

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Hello Kitty Amigurumi Collection

From the top of her bow to the tips of her toes, Hello Kitty loves being creative - and she’s here to help you get started on your crafting journey! Choose from 7 adorable designs and bring her to life with an all-in-one kit.

Hello Kitty Amigurumi Collection advanced crochet kits

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Need a hand?

Our mission is to make crafting simple, and provide everything you need to work on your new project. We have tutorial videos for knitting, crochet, and cross stitch to guide you through every stitch, and a team of been-there-made-that crafters on hand to answer any questions you might have - just drop us an email on

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