My sister in law is due to have a baby in October and I remember how much I loved the blankets that people made for Lucas when he was born and I thought it would be lovely to make one for my future nephew.


We are knitters dragonfly blanket kit in a brown paper bag


LoveCrafts offered to send me something and they have a range of different crafts that are fab for all levels of crafters. Maybe you’d like to pick up knitting or embroidery? Or, some rainbow pom-poms with the children could be a fun project! What surprised me about the site, is how affordable it is, I’ve seen sets under £2 so they are perfect for encouraging children to spend their pocket money on something creative rather than a plastic toy that gets thrown into a toy box.


A flatlay of the knitting kit bag with wooden knitting needles, silver sewing needles, instruction booklet and green cotton yarn


Knitting yarn, patterns, needles, crochet accessories, hooks, craft books and kits, you name it, you’ll find it. You can shop all the craft materials you need to start your next project. They ship worldwide and have dedicated websites for the UK, US, and Germany. As well as an ever-growing product range, they have some super handy tutorials for you to use and learn from so it should be smooth sailing!

Carving out time from a busy schedule to work on a new hobby is a great way to practice creative self-care, allowing you to hone an artistic skill set, design meaningful, personal projects, and watch them come to life.


A close up of 2 balls of green cotton yarn


I opted for the We Are Knitters Dragonfly Blanket Kit. This lovely baby blanket is a beginner level craft project but We Are Knitters advise that it’s a bit challenging; after you’ve finished it, you’ll definitely be ready for the next level. The kit contains 2 balls of pima cotton yarn, knitting and sewing needles, the pattern and a label. The instruction booklet comes in English, French, German and Spanish. The cotton yarn is a beautiful aquamarine colour, perfect for both boys and girls.


Dragonfly blanket text from the instruction book


When I’ve started knitting, I will update the post with my progress and obviously show you the finished result! I’m really looking forward to starting it and I love that my nephew will have something handmade by me, if there are more nieces or nephews in the future, it’s perfect for passing to them too.



Lovecrafts dragonfly blanket knit started


LoveCrafts have very kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win this kit too, if you would like to enter, use the app below. Good luck!


Win a beginners knitting kit worth over £60

Starting knitting with LoveCrafts. I have the We Are Knitters Dragonfly Blanket kit. A beginners knitting kit to create a baby blanket


114 Comments on Starting knitting with LoveCrafts

  1. My nan used to try and teach me to knit when I was young. She could knit a whole jumper in an evening while watching TV, and she did it so fast could not even see the needles move!

  2. This would be great for my daughter, the MIL does a lot of knitting and my daughter always shows interest in it

  3. I’ve been doing a lot of knitting recently, for charity. Great while you’re watching tv in the evening.

  4. I have not done any knitting for a while, would love to get into it again and make this for my new granddaughter.

  5. I used to knit a lot, but hadn’t picked up needles until last christmas when I decided to knit a scarf for my son at Uni. My son & his partner are expecting a baby in February & want me to knit lots for them, so this would be a good start.

  6. My nan taught me to knit. I think the only thing I have ever successfully made was a scarf! I’d love to try something new with this as an adult.

  7. I love knitting, learnt at a very young cafe and this would be lovely for a friend’s baby due in December

  8. I have wanted to start knitting for years, this would be ideal and my husband suggested youtube to learn the basics

  9. My Mom knits and Crochet’s I keep saying I want to take it up again, the blanket looks like a good place to start and the colour is gorgeous!

  10. My Mum is an avid knitter. When she doesn’t have another project on the go, she uses her odd bits of wool to knit blankets for new born babys in the local hospital. She would love this set.

  11. I’ve never really been much of a knitter, but as I get older I kinda want to try new things to crack this Groundhog Day I’ve been stuck in for over a year (not sure how long I’ve been bored stiff, but it’s a long time, I need fun! And new challenges!)

  12. My niece is expecting her first baby soon. I would love to make this for my great niece or nephew. Me a great aunt? Surely not

  13. I haven’t done any knitting for years (badly), I have more time on my hands now so could do with starting again

  14. Awww this prize is gorgeous. I am a beginner knitter but would like to knit this lovely blanket for my great niece.

  15. I need to get back into knitting and crafting once our house renovation is over, Best to keep active in these strange times.

  16. I keep meaning to try knitting again. I have only ever been able to knit scarves and blankets as I have no idea how to shape what I’m making.

  17. My grandma taught both my sister and I how to knit though i never have managed to cast on myself lol. i dont know why i always have trouble with that part.

  18. My Nan taught me how to knit years ago. Haven’t attempted knitting anything for so long but would love to start again

  19. I used to knit a lot years ago, and have a couple of things on the go at the moment. I also got a friend started yesterday, with some needles and a few balls of wool.

  20. This would be fabulous for the new addition to our little family, due in March! I have always wanted to learn to knit and it would be so lovely to create something for our little bundle of joy!

  21. we love to knit , my daughter learnt at after school club when she was 8 and really took to it , she taught me , she is 25 now and still loves knitting its become a life long hobby and everyone benefits from scarfs shawls hats and bed throws at Christmas

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