How To Know If Knitcrate Is Perfect For You

Knitcrate is a wonderful yarn company that has taken the time to create the yarn subscription box that gives you the most bang for your buck. Let’s take a look at all the benefits of the Knitcrate yarn subscription box and see if it is right for you.

Is a yarn subscription box right for you?

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If you want to give Knitcrate a try after reading this post, make sure to use the discount code WINDING20 for 20% off your first box.

If you are not sure if a yarn subscription box is right for you, check out this post where I review all the factors that you need to consider before subscribing to a yarn subscription box.

Once you have determined that you are the perfect canidate for a yarn subscription box, it is time to find out which box is right for you. I have done the research and have the results so you know what to expect from the Knit Crate yarn subscribition box.

In this post we will look at:

  • The Company
  • The Yarn
  • The Patterns
  • The Extras

I have also included an unboxing video so you can see what I have received my first two boxes.

Knit Crate Yarn subscription Box

Please note that Knitcrate has sent me several free subscription boxes to evaluate for this post. All opinions are my own. 

If you want to see first hand what is in these boxes, check out my unboxing video below where I open my first two Knitcrate subscription boxes.

The Company

Knitcrate is an amazing yarn company that hand dyes yarn specifically for its subscription box. These yarns are available for a limited amount of time and can only be purchased by subscribers. The main focus of the company is to provide the best subscription box possible and I think they have really achieved that. 

Knit Crate

The Yarn in the Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box

Knitcrate uses premium yarn bases such as merino wool mixed with cashmere, silk and alpaca. They tend to stick to slightly toned down colors and neutrals. 

With Knitcrate you will almost always recieve two skeins of premium yarn in each box. (I will discuss the box that came with one skein below). Two skeins is often more than is included in other subscription boxes. Most of the yarn is colored with a slight ombre effect or monochromatic colorway.

The weights of the yarn very between fingering and bulky weight yarns. You will tend to see the thicker yarn in the winter months. 

I have been in love with the quality of the yarn, I have recieved so far. 

Is a knitcrate yarn subscription box right for you?

The Patterns

Each box comes with three patterns. You will recieve a knit pattern, knit sock pattern and a crochet pattern. These patterns are clearly written and easy to follow. They are deisgned for advanced beginners, which is a wonderful level to include because it is not too hard and not too easy of a pattern.

To get a really good idea of what types of patterns you can expect in each box, I dug through Knitcrate’s Social Media and looked back at the patterns included in the last year of subscription boxes.

After reviewing all of last year patterns which were included in their boxes I can sum up the patterns with one word: Accessories! Subscribe to Knitcrate and you will have a closet full of fun handmade accessories for all times of the year. Some kits even included patterns for a matching set of accessories. Remember that you also get the knit sock pattern in every kit. 

Here is what some of the projects I have seen.

Knit Patterns

Shawls, Wraps, Hats, Scarves, Cowls, Fingerless gloves, Shawlettes and Ponchos.

Crochet Patterns

Hats, Bonnets, Shawls, Cowls, Wraps, Handmuffs, Capelettes, and Ponchos.

If you are happy making these kinds of projects then Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box maybe the perfect box for you.

The Extras

Most boxes you receive will come in a beautiful teal box that can be saved and reused easily. You will recieve two skeins of yarn and a booklet with all your patterns. In the booklet you will also get to see a collage of photos that will inspire the next months yarn colors. 

I really love the photos they have put together. It helps to get me excited about next months box.

Occasionally Knitcrate likes to mix up the box and provide you with an even higher quality of yarn. Because it is higher quality they are only able to send one skein, but look below to see what else they sent along.

Is a yarn subscription box right for you?

In this box I recieved a beautiful variegated yarn in a fingering weight. This month’s booklet included 6 patterns worked up with this yarn. I also recieved a beautiful project bag to stick everything into. I just had to add my hook and favorite traveling scissors and I am ready to crochet on the go. 

For only sending one skein that month they completely made sure that I still got the most for my money. 

They did let me know in an email that this months box would only include one skein of yarn. Since Knitcrate allows you to cancel at anytime, I could have canceled and skipped this box, but I am very happy that I didn’t. 

Are you someone that really wants to know what they are getting before they get it? Knitcrate does a sneak peek of their boxes where you can see the two color skeins that you may get before you recieve them.

Is a knitcrate yarn subscription box right for you?

The Price

Knitcrate is only $24.99 (free shipping) for the subscription box. You can try one month and unsubscribe at anytime. If you want to try out a Knitcrate box make sure to use the coupon code WINDING20 for 20% off your first box.

This price is very reasonable for a yarn subscription box. But more importantly is the worth of your box. Knitcrate shares on their website that each box is worth $63 per box, but let’s break down the price.

2 Skeins of Yarn – ($26 per skein) $52

3 Patterns – (Est. $3 per pattern) $9

(I estimated the pattern at $3 each because that appears to be what the company is valuing them for.)

Yarn ($52) + Patterns ($9) = $63 

Plus you get the pretty box for storing knick knacks in or for packaging your beautiful crocheted items as gifts. 

For the oddball box they shared the breakdown on instagarm.

1 skein of Knitologie Sheen: $32 

4 patterns: $5 x 4 = $20 

Project Bag: $15 

Shipping: $5

Total Value: $72 for $24.99

I would definitely say that Knit Crate gives you great value for your money. 

I hope you enjoyed my in depth look at the Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box. Let me know in the comments below if you think you will give it a try.

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71 Comments

  1. Robin

    April 16, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I haven’t tried a yarn subscription box. I appreciate the time & care you gave out into your review of each box.

  2. Carrie P.

    April 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I have not tried a yarn box yet but they do look enticing. Thanks for the giveaway and review.

  3. shirley whalen

    April 16, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    I did subscribe to a knit crate style site for a year, crocheted a lot of it then on a hunch-tried washing one finished item, the dyes ran so badly and the cold water was like thin muddy clay. I stopped sending for another box so if these yarns are guaranteed COLORFAST! then they might be a bargain for a person with a lot of time and a modicum od patience. consider washing the yarn in cold-like spring water and see before you invest the effort. shirley whalen,ca.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      That is very very good advice. I will wash one of the skeins I have in cold water and get back to you with the results. Just give me a few days to try it.

  4. Verna Bradshaw

    April 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I have always been hesitant about these subscription boxes but I will consider the yarn box after your reviews.

  5. Linda McCarney

    April 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and would love to try the yarn that you are sharing.

  6. Roseann Pelletierk

    April 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Dont want to be committed to having to buy anything,but would love to try

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 11:47 pm

      I completely understand. For the boxes I subscribed to, I subscribed, let them charge me, then unsubscribed so I wouldn’t forget about it. Then when the box came in I would decide if I wanted to subscribe again.

    2. Cheryl Pieozzi

      April 21, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      I enjoyed the video very much. Seeing what’s in these boxes was very important.

      I really liked your video on these knit boxes. It showed what I could expect from them. It looked like a good experience to have. Plus you have patterns to start your project right away. Thank you for showing this video.

      1. Lindsey

        April 22, 2019 at 2:19 am

        You are welcome. A nice little tip with these boxes is to save all the patterns they send. If you happen to get a box with a pattern you do not like, you can use a pattern from a previous month. I am glad you enjoy them, I have a few more boxes I will be doing reviews on.

  7. Connie Manning

    April 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Never tried knit crate

  8. Lisa

    April 16, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I tried the Darn Good Yarn subscription box. I understood the amount of yarn would not be large because of the low price, but found that the patterns provided were not for items I would find useful and there was not enough yarn to make something different. I am very interested in trying Knitcrate.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm

      Yes, Darn Good Yarns patterns are also very very beginner friendly. I really think Knitcrate is worth the try if just for one month.

  9. Carson

    April 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you for all your reviews. I had been thinking of trying a yarn subscription.

  10. Connie Norrell

    April 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you for all the info on the different subscription boxes! Very useful! I subscribe to the KnitCrate, and love the quality of the yarn that I have received.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      Knitcrate is a wonderful company and make a wonderful box. I am so glad you enjoyed the post.

  11. Sandra Trujillo

    April 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I have tried the one’s that Sewrella did for a while.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Sewrella has beautiful patterns. It is sad she discontinued her box, but I am loving the yarns she is dyeing.

  12. Jacki L

    April 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try a subscription box. I love that someone has finally taken the time to do some comparisons to show if it’s worth it or not! Thank you!

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      I love helping people find the right product for them. Even if it means convincing them to not buy something. I am glad you like the series.

  13. Julie Mangrum

    April 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Hey There! I have tried Darn Good Yarn and it was ok, but not for me. I watched your video where you opened the boxes from knitcrate and I’m sold! Thank you for showing what they are about.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      I am glad to hear that. Yes Darn Good Yarn is a very nice box, but it is extremely unique and not for everyone. I like the yarns I have gotten from Darn Good Yarn but I do feel it is a challenge to find the right project for them. I look forward to finding or designing the perfect project for them. Knitcrate on the other hand simply has beautiful premium yarns that are great for the patterns they send and the many other projects.

  14. Lisa

    April 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Thank you for this series of posts. Subscription Boxes are sooo tempting.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      I am glad you like the series. They are very very tempting. I hope the articles help everyone have the best experience with a subscription box, even if that means not subscribing.

  15. Sarah Oswald

    April 16, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I have never tried any kind of .monthly subscription not even yarn even though I love yarn Iget mine on sale and clearance.

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      The price points are not perfect for everyone. I am a bargain shopper as well. I rarely go to the store without a coupon in hand.

  16. Beverly Irvin

    April 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    i would love to try this. sounds like fun

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:48 pm

      Right now I receive this and love it. Since I design I do not have time to do the projects but if that wasn’t the case I would love to have a project waiting to be made every month.

  17. Raye Phelps

    April 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    i have tryed darn good yarn box before

    1. Lindsey

      April 16, 2019 at 10:46 pm

      It is a very unique type of yarn.

  18. Marge Werden

    April 16, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I have never used it…. would like to try, though. Thank you for the chance of “winning” some beautiful yarn.

  19. Judy J Crary

    April 17, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I am getting it now and LOVE, LOVE it. I live in a town of about 40 people in the Middle of South Dakota. It is an hours drive to any big towns.

    1. Beverly Teunissen

      April 17, 2019 at 12:52 am

      Same as Judy, I live an hour or more away from any yarn store. I Get knitcrate and just love it! I don’t always use the patterns included as I make hats most of the time. But when I do, the patterns are well written and items I really like!

  20. Pepsi Jacobs

    April 17, 2019 at 12:59 am

    They look like something nice to work with but haven’t tried them.

  21. Marsha Lavoie

    April 17, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I have not tried a yarn subscription program. Maybe I would after I retire and have more time for projects.

    1. Lindsey

      April 17, 2019 at 2:33 am

      Yes that is one of the problems is having enough time to make all the projects.

  22. Sherry

    April 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

    I haven’t tried any of the yarn subscriptions……yet. Every review that I have seen about knitcrate has been a positive one.

    1. Lindsey

      April 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      Yes Knitcrate does make a very nice box.

  23. WENDY

    April 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I am hoping to hone my skills at knitting socks. I want to hear from others that KNITCRATE has sock yarn and patterns for socks. This is something that I would take time to invest and try something new.

    1. Lindsey

      April 17, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      Knitcrate has a second kit, I believe $20 a month that is a sock yarn and pattern. It is called their Sockcrate.

  24. Olga Torres

    April 17, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    i have tried Darn Good. wasn’t to happy. I cancelled after 3 months. I tried Inquiring about content and yardage of the yarn sent, never recv. response. This one looks Interesting, but it all look looks like finger weight yarn. I cant handle that for too long, hands get tired. it does look beautiful though.

    1. Lindsey

      April 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

      With knitcrate it varies depending on the season. They do send out finger weight yarn, the variegated yarn shown is finger weight. The teal/green yarn in the giveaway is a Dk weight or Size 3 yarn. I have not seen them go below fingering weight. I have seen Darn good yarn send out a lace weight. Darn good yarn has a very unique product. Some people love it and some do not. We all have different tastes.

  25. Crystal S

    April 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I have never tried knitcrate subscription but this has made me want it check into it. Thanks

    1. Lindsey

      April 18, 2019 at 3:03 am

      it is definitely worth a try. I would subscribe for a month and evaluate it when you get your box in. You can always unsubscribe if it does not meet your expectations.

  26. Phyllis

    April 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I have never tried a subscription box but have wanted to for a long time. Something else always claimed the cash I seyt aside for it.

    1. Lindsey

      April 18, 2019 at 2:57 am

      They nice thing is that you can cancel at anytime with all the ones I have reviewed. That way you could even try out a few different ones before settling, or just do it for one month when the money is there.

  27. Kim Walter

    April 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I think having a yarn subscription would be fun, but have been afraid to try. Having reviews is a great idea!

    1. Lindsey

      April 18, 2019 at 2:55 am

      Thank you. They are very fun and the yarn is beautiful. it just boils down to if you have the time to do the projects in most cases.

  28. Kathy Milkowski

    April 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve tried the darngoodyarn kit. I loved the yarn and was slightly disappointed with the pattern. I sometimes tend to forget that these boxes are set to attract new crocheters along with current and past crocheters but to be truthful I think that giving options for a persons abilities could possibly bring more sales but I don’t do this and I’m not sure if this has been done.

    1. Lindsey

      April 17, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Every box targets a different type of person and Darn Good Yarn targets beginners. I have hear of some companies considering having two knit and two crochet patterns, one for beginners and one for intermediate. It would cost more to do, but if it attracts more people it could be worth it.

  29. Teresa K

    April 18, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the review and a chance to win some very lovely yarn

  30. Arneter Barmore

    April 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    I am currently trying out two of Annie’s boxes, Happy Hooking, Mary Maxim, Crochet Surprise and Darn Good Yarn.

    1. Lindsey

      April 19, 2019 at 3:25 am

      That is amazing. Do you have time to complete all those projects?

  31. Carie VanCleave

    April 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I have always wanted to try one.

  32. Kim Carey

    April 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I would love to try a yarn box scription. I already know what I would make if I won. Thanks for the opportunity.🌷🌷🌷🌷

  33. Kim Carey

    April 19, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I would love to try a yarn box scription. I look forward to seeing the patterns. Thanks🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

  34. Ada Hamilton

    April 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I have not tried a yarn box subscription, but it sounds like an interesting way to get the creative juices flowing. Thank you for sharing this opportunity.

  35. Carol

    April 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I would love to try Knit Crate out sometime -limited income so don’t know when but I will!

    1. Lindsey

      April 21, 2019 at 2:43 am

      It is a lot of fun. I understand the income part. Remember you can always try it out (make sure you use a coupon, of course) and then cancel it after the first month and resubscribe when you want another box. They allow you to cancel at anytime. So far it has been that way with all the boxes I have looked into.

  36. Shawn Yeatman

    April 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    I tried Knitcrate but haven’t done any of the projects with the yarn. I’m trying Jimmybean now. Got the first one and am going to do the project.

    1. Lindsey

      April 21, 2019 at 2:41 am

      That is great that you found one that works. Yes every box is different and have different types of patterns. I am still looking for a box that does Amigurumi. I think that would be fun or maybe a box that has all holiday themed decor projects and send you the project a month before the holiday.

  37. Evelene Sterling

    April 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I haven’t ever subscribed to a yarn club. I love the idea of trying new yarns.

  38. Laura

    April 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I have always wanted to try. Looks like a fun way to complete a small project and try new yarns. Thanks for the information and opportunity.

  39. Tori Karsikas

    April 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I’d love a yarn box!

  40. Debbi C.

    April 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    What a generous giveaway! And gorgeous yarn! How fun to try different yarn that you can’t usually see and feel.

  41. Patricia

    April 26, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I have never tried their yarn or subscribed to a yarn club before.

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