FreshStitches Starter Kits are here!

I love my job. Do you know why? Well, for starters, I get to work in my pajamas.

But that’s not the only great part of my job. The best thing? I spend my day working to make crochet easier and more accessible to everyone. It’s fabulous!

A couple months ago, I was having one of my regular brainstorming sessions, thinking ‘how can I make it even easier to get crocheting‘?

I realized that I’d gotten quite a few emails that went like this:

Of course! I needed to have kits that include everything you need to get started!

Starter Kits now available!

Since then, I’ve been sourcing supplies to put together the perfect Starter Kit… and I’m delighted to announce that they’re now available!

Okay, so let’s chat about what’s in a starter kit. Just like the basic FreshStitches kits, the starter kit contains:

  • all of the yarn you’ll need to yarn to crochet your amigurumi
  • a pair of 12mm black plastic safety eyes
  • an adorable FreshStitches pattern!

But, because it’s an awesome Starter Kit, it also includes:

  • a size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • a bent-tip tapestry needle
  • two locking stitch markers (with helpful tips!)
  • an irresistible Nelson the owl button!

Isn’t it such a perfect package?

A bit more about what’s inside…

I thought long and hard about each item I put inside the kit. After all, I want these kits to be perfect for folks getting started… and there’s only one chance to get it right! Here’s a peek into my decision-making process:

Stitch Markers

I wanted to make sure to solve one of the hardest problems in crocheting amigurumi: losing track of your stitches!

So, in addition to including stitch markers (totally crucial!), I’ve also created a webpage (printed on the included card) that will reveal all ways these stitch markers will make your crochet-life easier!

Crochet Hook

If you’ve read my Ultimate Crochet Hook Review, you’ll know there’s lots of hooks out there! The hook included in the hook is:

  • made from aluminum (so it’s durable!)
  • is a tapered hook, with a throat that doesn’t get too narrow
  • has a point that isn’t too rounded or pointy

It’s my hope that this hook will be suitable for the largest number of crocheters!

Bent-tip Tapestry Needle

A bent-tip tapestry needle makes attaching amigurumi pieces much easier as compared to a straight-tip one. Easy choice!

Owl Button!

Okay, I admit it… the owl button is in there just because it’s so darn cute!

Don’t you agree?

Order yours, today!

I hope you think these Starter Kits are as fabulous as I do! All FreshStitches Kits are available in this new Starter Version, so you can get any animal you’d like!

These kits also make great presents, so it’s a great time to get started on your holiday shopping!

Come have a look!

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Aug 9, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, FreshStitches News | 10 comments

Comments (10 Responses)

  1. Sylvia says:

    Great idea! I like that you are offering the kits with and without the starter supplies!

  2. heather says:

    Congrats on the kits! Love them and think they will sell SO well!!!!!

  3. Jeanette says:

    What a great idea! Love it!

  4. ZoeOB says:

    I’ve taken your Craftsy classes, Stacey, and love this idea! It is a little frustrating sometimes when you don’t have all of your materials in one place. I’ve ordered three kits and can’t wait to start them.

  5. Joan says:

    I like the owl starter kit, when I save enough I can get it, excited. The choice of kit’s are wonderful and all sooo cute, never ending fun things to do with Stacy, great creativity.

  6. Gracey says:

    Great idea! Although I don’t need a starter kit, I’d love a pin!

  7. “Kits” are such a fabulous idea! I’ve been toying around with a similar concept for my new blog – but not like these adorable amigurumi kits you create! I love how you you’ve pulled everything together for the brand new crafter who needs even a hook – to someone who just wants to make sure they have the right yarn and finishing items needed. Brilliant!

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