4M Easy Crochet Kit for Kids

Last updated date: January 31, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The 4M Easy Crochet Kit for Kids includes not only a pair of crochet hooks and needle but plenty of yarn in a variety of colors. The plastic needle makes it great for young kids just starting out in the craft of crochet, but the inclusive nature of the kit means it's great for beginners of any age. The included booklet gives easy-to-follow instructions. In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the 4M 4M Easy Crochet Kit for Kids placed 4th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 3, 2020:
Checkout The Best Crochet Kit for a detailed review of all the top crochet kits.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
358 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Durable, plastic crochet hooks are safe for kids to use. Included instruction manual is clear and easy to follow. Kit comes with 7 different colors of yarn, two crochet hooks, and one plastic needle. Sits at a low price point.
- BestReviews
This is a great knitting kit to teach the fundamentals of knitting to your kid! The set is capable of creating three of these: handbag, coaster, placemat, and belt.
- YourToysGuide
October 17, 2019 | Full review
If you’re trying to get your kids started in crochet, then we’d recommend buying them a full kit with instructions and the supplies they’ll need, just to get them started. That way they can dive right into the fun of using it rather than having to participate in a potentially overwhelming trip to the yarn store when they’re not really sure what they’re actually looking for yet. This kit from 4M is the perfect example of what we mean!
- DIYS
What experts didn't like
Included yarn is quite thin and basic.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

Explore the fun of crocheting with the 4M Crochet Art Kit. The Crochet Art Kit is a perfect beginner set to teach the fundamentals of crocheting. The kit includes two (2) crochet hooks, one (1) plastic needle and seven (7) colors of yarn. This kit contains enough materials to create three of the following items: coaster, handbag, place mat or belt. Includes a 14-page instruction book. Recommended for ages 8 years and up. From the Manufacturer The 4M Crochet Art Kit is perfect for beginners. The kit includes 2 crochet hooks, one plastic needle, seven colors of yarn and a 14-page instruction booklet. Enough supplies to make 3 of the following items: coaster, handbag, placemat or belt. A hobby that will last a lifetime.

Overall Product Rankings

1. BeCraftee Crochet Hook Set with Ergonomic Handles
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. WooCrafts Needles and Crochet Hooks Set
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Teamoy Knitting Bag Set
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 6
4. 4M Easy Crochet Kit for Kids
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
5. ELINKA Crochet Hooks Set
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Akacraft Crochet Hooks & Knitting Needles Set
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
7. ARTIKA Sewing and Crochet Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Katech Crochet Hooks Kit with Case
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Kalovin Crochet Hooks Set with Portable Case
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
10. LETS MEETi Ergonomic Crochet Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
11. Mira Handcrafts Beginner Crochet Kit with Yarn
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
12. Mind My Thread Crochet Craft Kit
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Crochet Kits

Walking into a craft store can be a little intimidating for those just starting out their crochet hobby. Several aisles might be dedicated to yarn alone, to say nothing of the dizzying variety of hooks, needles and other gear that’s out there.

The solution? A comprehensive crochet kit that gives you everything you need to start.

One thing any crochet kit needs to include is a good set of crochet hooks. Most kits have a range of sizes that are suited to different thicknesses of yarn. There’s no need to carry a wide variety if you plan on sticking to one type of project — say, blankets or sweaters. But if you’d like to branch out into different yarn weights, it’s worth it to have the extra gear.

American hook sizes are designated by different letters. The higher the letter, the bigger the hook size. If you’re using medium-gauge, or “worsted” yarn, your best bet is something I to K size (5.5 to 6.5 mm). That’s an easy size for beginners to work with.

You’ll also want a darning needle, which is crucial for knitting sections of work together. There’s no set size for these, but it should roughly match the size of the hooks you’re working with.

You might think yarn would be another must, but it depends on the set. If you’re going for a kit that’s designed to make a single, specific project, then it’s good to have exactly the yarn you need. If you don’t have a particular project in mind, feel free to buy your yarn separately. Look for a yarn’s thickness, or “weight,” to be displayed on the packaging. Weights range in increasing size from 0 to 7, with 4 being one of the most common.

Do you plan on knitting at home or is it going to be a travel activity? If you’re on the go, make sure you get a sturdy and portable container to hold all these tools. A good travel kit should have a secure container that allows you to find your hooks quickly and safely, and room for your yarn and works-in-progress will be a definite bonus.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you’re not using a crochet hook, it’s not crochet. Even the word “crochet” derives from the French croche or German croc, both of which mean “hook.”

The Crochet Kit Buying Guide

  • What’s the best material for a crochet hook? Depends on who you ask. The most common hooks are made from aluminum or some other lightweight metal. As you might expect, yarn slips off the surface of these hooks with relative ease. Experienced hobbyists might find this smoothness easier to work with, but if you’d like something with a little more texture to it, try a wooden hook. Plastic hooks are also available if you want something that’s not quite as coarse.
  • Those with arthritis or other conditions that affect the grip needn’t despair. There are plenty of crochet kits that feature plastic handles on the hooks. This helps you keep your hold on the tools, and it generally won’t affect your work once you get used to it.
  • While hooks, needles and yarn are the basic elements of most kits, there are other accessories you might want to look for. Blocking mats and stitch markers can be especially useful for big jobs.