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Yarn Crush Sock Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016

Lacey Volk
ByLacey VolkAug 15, 2016 | 7 comments


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Yarn Crush’s Sock Crush is a brand new subscription box for sock knitters that ships you materials for one sock project. Each box contains enough yarn for one pair of socks, a downloadable PDF pattern selected for that yarn, plus other goodies.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Yarn Crush

The Cost: Yarn Crush has two different boxes:

  • Yarn Crush: $32.99/month + $5 US Shipping ($8 to Canada, $11 rest of world)
  • Sock Crush: $26.99/month + $5 US Shipping ($8 to Canada, $11 rest of world)
  • You can elect to receive either box every other month instead of monthly for an additional $2 fee

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off any subscription!

The Products: Sock Crush boxes contain enough sock yarn to complete one pair, a corresponding downloadable PDF pattern, and usually a bonus item. Each box is guaranteed to have a retail value that is higher than the subscription price.

Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping is $5 to the United States, $8 to Canada, and $11 to the rest of the world.

Good to know: Some past boxes are available for sale through Yarn Crush.

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Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes Yarn (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon) in colorway Graffiti,  450 yards - $25

Great to see that Yarn Crush is supporting an indie yarn dyer. I love the jewel tones in this yarn (a colorway exclusive to Yarn Crush), and I was excited to see that it’s a self striping yarn! Striped socks are such a great project, it’s so much fun to see the colors change as you knit.

I also love that this yarn is packaged as two small skeins, so I don’t need to worry about my socks not matching or about running out of yarn after I finish the first sock. From the package: “Both strands were dyed together; this will result in matching socks that can easily be knit 2 at a time.”


Spiced Vanilla Pattern by Joanna Rankin - $5.99 (not shown - download card with unique code)

The included info card shows a sample of the pattern and how the yarn appears once it’s knit. I like that this pattern was selected just for self-striping yarns and is totally customizable for your own foot measurements. I don’t think I’ve ever knit an afterthought heel before!

Having to download the pattern isn’t a problem for me; I usually save PDF patterns to my phone so that I always have them with me and can jump back into my project anytime I have a few minutes free.

The info card spoiled the surprise, but there was nail polish hiding in that mesh bag:


Soak Nail Lacquer in Spiced Peach Jam - $4

No joke, the night before I received this box I was thinking about how badly I needed a pedicure! Perfect timing. I love coral polishes so this one is definitely a keeper. I haven’t tried the Soak polishes before so I did a quick test on my thumb. It did take three coats for full coverage but that’s been normal for me for this type of coral shade, no matter what the brand:


Now the fun part… the actual project! Knitting socks takes me forever, so I knit up just enough of the first sock to show you how the stripes turn out:


Verdict: With a total retail value of $34.99 and a beautiful indie yarn that I wouldn’t have found on my own, I thought Yarn Crush’s Sock Crush box was a good value. Just like with the regular Yarn Crush box, I think this is a great gift for the sock knitter in your life since it’s got everything they need  - or the perfect monthly indulgence for yourself, especially if you don’t live near a yarn store with a great sock yarn selection!

What do you think of Yarn Crush’s Sock Crush subscription? Did you like the exclusive yarn colorway?

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Lacey Volk
Lacey Volk
Lacey's introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Crate Chef and Ecocentric Mom, and she's looking forward to trying more.

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Donna B.

I knit socks just once. I was very excited about it, and they turned out well, but they got holes in the toes just as fast as regular socks! Are my toes that mean?

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Lacey Volk

I just saw this comment and it made me laugh! Reinforced sock yarn usually works for me; I knit my husband a pair once with non-sock yarn and they got holes faster than anything. Have you ever tried reinforcement thread to add strength to heels and toes? Lang Jawoll is a brand I’ve seen around.

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Any plans to review more knitting/yarn boxes?
I know you all did Yarnbox once but they have two more subscriptions now that would be fun to see reviewed.
Or if you need someone to review yarn, I volunteer haha

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No, *I* volunteer!! Lol! Because I definitely need an excuse to sub to like every yarn box out there….

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Great review. I’m not a sock knitter, but love using sock yarn for other projects. And I love that they added a nail polish as an added surprise

Lacey, have you ever tried knitting both socks at the same time, on the same pair of needles?

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I haven’t tried TAAT (two-at-a-time), because, let’s be honest, with socks you never know how they will fit and if you need to rip back, you loose twice the amount of work done. I recently did the same pattern in two different yarns, same needles, and one yarn made a much bigger sock. Also, when to start the heel is different with each pattern. I am willing to try TAAT with a tried and true pattern though.

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Lacey Volk

Thanks Heidi! I’ve tried it once or twice but I didn’t like managing two balls of yarn in my lap at once, especially because socks are usually the project that I throw into my purse and knit in the car when running errands and my husband is driving. 😉

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