I am such a fan of beauty and craft subscription boxes, it’s like a little present to yourself arriving in the post. The perfect pick me up or indulgence (and much better for you than wine or chocolate). So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that now there is a new one just for crocheters. I met Amanda Bloom at Yarndale (we bonded over a shared squish of Eden Cottage Yarns), and when I found out she lived just a few miles away I just had to arrange to meet her and find out more about this new enterprise.
The Little Box of Crochet launched on 1st November, and the concept is simple, you subscribe on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to receive a surprise box every month. Each box contains everything you’ll need to make a cute project along with a few indulgent extras. You will need a little experience to complete the projects (they’re not a learn to crochet kit), but with a very supportive online crochet community and Amanda’s willingness to help and offer advice you should easily be able to manage if you’ve mastered the basics.
The gifts in each box will be a surprise, but this month Amanda has revealed the project and I adore it. Kate Bruning, the genius behind the beautiful Greedy for Colour Blog and the author of the inspired “Let’s Go Camping” crochet book has created three beautifully accurate toadstools along with sparkly thread so you can turn them into decorations. You’ll also find a few crochet essentials and a printed pattern, all beautifully wrapped and packaged. (If I sound a bit “Fangirl”, forgive me – I have been a huge admirer of Kate’s imaginative creations for ages!!!).
Starting at just £12.50 a month, the boxes are great value and would make the perfect present (hint hint Mr T). Do pop over to the Little Box of Crochet website and take a look for yourself, I’m sure you’ll love them just as much as I do. You can also follow the Little Box of Crochet on instagram and facebook.
Photo credits: Images supplied by Amanda Bloom