Crochet, kneading and all kinds of crafts are popular in Kuwait. Most moms turn to sewing and crocheting as tools to teach and learn for their kids. Crocheting, kneading and craftsmanship can also be perfect ways of relaxing, learning new skills or simply having fun.

Kuwait has plenty of tools for sewing, crocheting and knitting but not all are easy to find. We have put together a handy list of materials for Kuwaiti moms who like to bake, crochet or knead, knit, paint, arrange or otherwise make flowers or baskets.

Places to buy yarn and crafting supplies:

Barakat Trading Company – Among the most popular and well known, Barakat carries a wide array of craft supplies, art and paint supplies, yarn, crochet and knitting needles, embroidery thread, fabrics, ribbons and more. Located in Salmiya, just off Hamad al Mubarak Street, it also has a loyalty card where you can earn credit toward future purchases. There is a second Barakat located in Egaila.

Swaad al Damkhi - In the plaza just next to Barakat, smaller shop but has great prices and a good selection of crochet and knitting supplies as well as yarns. There are several small yarn shops in this plaza so be sure to explore these shops as many do not have signs or aren’t well known.

Craft basement Hawally – There is a huge crafting supply shop in Hawally in the shopping complex just next to the Fire Station on Beirut Street. It’s an emporium of crafting with ribbons, buttons, felt, baskets, boxes, fake flowers, picture frames, baby announcement and birthday party decorations, fabrics, pom poms and more. (Thanks Ghada for the tips, information and directions.) Unfortunately there is not much for crochet or knitting but the wholesale prices make this place a great destination for any crafting projects. Map and directions.

Needles and Yarn – New in Kuwait, Needles and Yarn is a luxury yarn boutique located in Hawally on Ibn Khaldoun street. The small shop has a dazzling array of gorgeous quality yarns in a mix of colors. It also has Americana, Betta Knit neon cotton, Debbie Bliss luxury silk yarns and a small collection of knitting, crochet, sewing and crafting books. We can’t wait to pick up some neon yellows, Debbie Bliss silks and get to work. Map

Crafty - Located in Kaifan, another small but lovely yarn shop with knitting and crochet supplies and some crafting supplies. In the basement of the Kaifan mall. Hours from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm. Telephone 9916-2878

7oor Crochet - Instagram shop in Kuwait selling various types of yarn. Arabic. What'sApp 9710-8875 or follow @7oor_crochetoo for more info and selection of yarns.

Crafts Center - An independent and Instagram yarn shop run by three ladies in Kuwait that sells various types of yarn including acrylic, cottons and wools. Also have a variety of crafting, crochet and knitting notions and hooks/needles. Crafts Center also offers a range of workshops. Arabic and English. What'sApp 9922-6363 or follow @crafts_center for more info and selection of yarns.

Jnoon Crochet - Instagram shop that sells yearn in Kuwait. Has acrylics and cotton as well as lots of crochet and knitting supplies. WhatsApp: 9740-5123

Crafts and More - Located in the basement of the Liwan Mall in Egaila (next to Gate Mall), recently opened. They sell scrapbooking crafts materials including paper, cardstock and more and plan to add in other material including needle work and jewelry making materials. They also offer workshops for adults. Opening hours are Sunday - Friday 5pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 1:30pm & 5pm - 10pm. Tele: 00965-51120069 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Information, blogs, workshops and community groups
An explosion of online writers, instagrammers and community groups in Kuwait focused on sewing, crocheting, and knitting. Here are some of our favourites:


Abeer Al Qattan - Local crochet artist and mom. Instagram gallery of inspiration, follow @abeeralqattan.

Chocolate Mints in a Jar  – Mom in Kuwait who makes beautiful crafts including crochet, knitting and sewing. She shares free patterns and crafting ideas and guidance including tutorials on things like how to turn favorite photographs into bookmarks. Another Kuwait Moms Guide favorite, Jessyzz has an Etsy shop as well.

Fakri Arts - Offers a range of arts & crafts and crochet and knitting workshops and classes including painting, clay art, embroidery, sewing and more. Telephone: 9920-5139 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Khayt Group – Associated with Beit Sadu, Khayt is a crochet group that meets weekly. They also hold events, workshops, exhibitions and competitions and regular charity projects. WhatsApp: 9996-0005 Instagram @khayt_group

Kuwait Crafters – Online and real life group for knitting and crocheting in Kuwait. You have to sign up via www.ravelry.com and search for Kuwait Crafters to join.

La Pausa Shop - Located in Burj Jassem basement, offers crochet classes for beginners. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Telephone 2296-0808 for more information.

LB O' Jzazz Studio - A local artists collective and crafting studio with workshops on beading, jewelry, Decopatch, scrapbooking, sewing and more. Also sells a variety of crafting supplies including beading and jewelry making materials, cardstock and scrapbooking supplies, Decopatch papers and supplies and more. Check out Kuwait Moms Guide's visit to the studio here. Located in Jabriya, Block 9, Street 6, House 13 (Side basement entrance.) WhatsApp 5555-7745

Muna Murad – Crochet artist and handicrafts. Follow her Instagram gallery @munamurad

Pretty Sheep - A very popular local crochet artist, Mariam Al Nasrallah, who makes and sells amigurumi dolls and also offers crochet classes for beginners. Follow @pretty_sheep on Instagram or visit Pretty Sheep shop located in Burj Jassem, Ground Floor, 5pm to 10pm, Saturday thru Thursday.

Sadu House – A local handicraft society and cultural center focused on the promotion of traditional textile arts in Kuwait. A must visit for anyone interested in handicrafts and local textile arts. The also hold workshops, exhibitions, classes and other events.

Stitch Story Crochet – Crochet artist and designer Shelby Allaho living in Kuwait, Stitch Story Crochet promotes the art of crochet and textile arts.

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