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New Hobby Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2016


New Hobby Box is a subscription that sends you everything you need to take up a new hobby every month! I love learning how to do new things, so I was really excited to try this!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: New Hobby Box

The Cost: $30 + $7.26 shipping = $37.26 per month with discounts for longer commitments

COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with ADDICTION (6-month subscriptions only)

The Products: Everything you need to try out a new hobby every month

Ships to: US

Good to Know: You can skip any month you’re not interested in!

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This month’s hobby is crochet! How fun! To be fair, this isn’t a totally new hobby to me. I’ve done a few crochet projects in the past, but nothing very advanced, mainly just single crochet rectangles like blankets and scarves. New Hobby Box does not usually send printed instructions, but instructions and tutorials can be found on their website.


These are the supplies that were included. I have never had or even seen such a nice, comprehensive crochet needle & accessory kit! I’m happy to have this!


This was my practice piece. I learned and practiced a few different types of crochet maneuvers here. From the bottom up is a chain, a few rows of single crochet, a couple of rows of double crochet, and a final row of stitching together, which is why it curves.



Here’s my completed crochet project! It’s a Yoda hot beverage koozie! How cute! I think he turned out pretty good for a first try at something complex. Although I think when he’s actually on a cup he looks more like a sad puppy than a Jedi master.

Verdict: This month’s New Hobby Box was great! It was fun to add on to an existing skill with some new stitches. And now that I have this cool kit I might just keep at it! I feel like the past few months have been pretty hit-or-miss with me in terms of project selection and quality of supplies, but this month was rock solid.

Spoiler Alert: October’s hobby is yoga!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in New Hobby Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: new hobby box | 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. Omg how cute. I don’t know if I would pay 30 plus but its interested box. Thanks for all your hard work and sweet review..

  2. I’m wondering if you could post a list or photo of all the tools in the bag (next to the case of crochet hooks)?

  3. What is in the bag???

  4. Wonderful review!!!!? Thank you

  5. Adorable Yoda! Great job!

  6. Anna, this looks like an interesting box and I’m thinking of the October box. Like the yoga theme. Do they usually give you much of spoilers a head time, besides just a theme?

    • Hi Darlene! No, they don’t have any spoilers besides the theme. Hope this helps…

  7. Crochet is one of those things I can never seem to master. I have like probably 50 crochet hooks (many in nice sets that I cannot seem to resist at the craft store, even though I don’t know how to use them) and several instructional books, and I just can’t seem to make it work. So, your Yoda is super impressive to me!

    • Lol! Awesome! Thanks Ragan!

    • My grandmother taught me and I’ve been crocheting forever and have made lots of cool projects. I believe that it’s one of those things that you really need to be taught by someone and not from YouTube or a book, so they can see how you are holding the hook etc. See if they have classes at your local yarn shop, also some AC Moores offer them too. You may also be able to go to a “stitch and bitch” to learn -good luck

      • There is a Michaels kind of near me. I think they have classes. You’re right, that’s probably what I need.

        One of my grandmothers was not crafty at all and the other, her thing was sewing, so that’s what my mom picked up and was able to teach me.

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