There are a lot of yarn subscription boxes out there, and I’m always curious to try them to see how they differ. I recently got my hands on Knitcrate for the first time. The basic idea behind Knitcrate is that you can subscribe to one of their many boxes, and each month you get a box full of surprises, including a full knitting or crochet project you don’t have to do any legwork or worrying to put together. They even host a knit or crochet along every month in their Ravelry Group featuring that month’s boxes. On top of that, Knitcrate has an online shop where you can buy tons of luxury supplies, online classes, and a points system to earn rewards/discounts.
There’s a lot going on at Knitcrate, so here’s a bit about how their subscription boxes work. Each box includes what’s essentially a project kit, and then there are some extra surprises. The project kit portion of the box features yarn, plus download codes for two patterns that work with said yarn – one beginner and one intermediate/advanced. The extras vary, but the total retail value of each of these boxes comes out to about $60 each month.
For example, I received Knitcrate’s Artisan Crate in June, and it included premium yarn, knitting patterns, plus a cute needle gauge and a knitting themed keychain. Then for this month, I received their Crochet Crate, featuring yarn, two crochet patterns, and a crochet hook. Both crates came with a card that broke down the retail value of each item in the crate. For the July crate, the yarn was more expensive, so there were less extras. Makes sense to me!
If you’ll notice in the photo above, the July Crochet Crate I received included some great yarn, but the only extra was a crochet hook. As I said in the overview, it’s because of the cost of the yarn, but the hook is a Knit Picks interchangeable crochet hook. I don’t have a set of Knit Picks interchageables, so while this hook will technically work, it’s kind of weird. Again, I love the bold yarn included in the kit, but if I were paying the $45/month subscription fee for this box, I’d be a little disappointed. The June Artisan Crate didn’t come with needles, I’m guessing because they assume subscribers already have needles – I wish they’d make the same assumption about crochet. Then again, the listed price of the yarn was $22/skein, so the box, which costs $45/month and features two skeins of yarn, does give you your money’s worth in yarn alone. Not to mention the $8 worth of patterns, and that’s before you consider the $6.50 crochet hook. In the end, Knitcrate subscriptions are a pretty darn good deal for your money!
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