How do you feel about subscription boxes? They are so popular now and it seems that most hobbies and interests are covered by the variety of subscriptions available. Crochet and yarn related boxes are always going to be a winner in my eyes, a little box of treats every month full of yarn, patterns and little extras – you can’t go wrong!
The new box on the block is called ‘Crochet Society’ and has been created by Sara-Jayne Fragola the talented crochet legend behind Bella Coco Crochet. Sarah-Jayne has teamed up with some fantastic designers and publishers to bring a fresh, modern looking, subscription box that looks set to be a huge success.
When the Crochet Society team contacted me and asked if I’d like to receive one of their first, limited edition boxes I was thrilled! The postman delivered the box last week and I was so excited to open it up and find out what goodies were included!
Beautifully packaged, inside the box I received –
- 2 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep yarn
- Pattern booklet
- ‘But first, crochet’ note pad
- Set of 3 stitch markers
- 3.5mm handmade crochet hook
- Crochet Society tape measure
- A pack of sticky notes
- Conversion chart/postcard
- A few added extras to make the patterns given
The pattern booklet includes 4 completely different designs all using the WYS yarn. A pair of fingerless mitts designed by Toni Lipsey of @tlyarncrafts, a geometric wall hanging designed by Lucy Djevdet of @craftingbylucy, a little stuffed bear designed by Jillian Hewitt of @spinayarncrochet and lastly a pair of baby slippers designed by Kat Golding.
The box contains almost everything you need to complete each pattern (although I don’t think there is enough yarn to make all 3 projects). You would need to source your own dowel to hang the wall hanging, you need your own darning needle, some buttons and elastic for the slippers and safety eyes for the bear design (there were a few supplied but they were teeny weeny and not really big enough).
I loved all of the patterns but have been promising my youngest boy a new cuddly toy for a long time, the little ‘Penrose Pocket Bear’ pattern seemed the perfect choice. Made in a really simple way using a front and back panel crocheted together and then stuffed, I was able to make him in one evening. He is a really sweet design and the WYS yarn is super soft, my little boy loved him! I decided to embroider the eyes onto my bear, the safety eyes included in the box were a little small compared to the pictures shown.
Overall I think the box is fantastic and the team have put a huge amount of thought into every single detail. I was very lucky to receive my Crochet Society box as a gift, I was not paid to write about it or recommend it, just to have a play and see what I thought. I would definitely recommend the box if you are considering a subscription, its worth the price and a lovely treat to give someone or receive yourself every month! For more information about the Crochet Society click here.
Happy Hooking xx