Should know how to single crochet, but that's all!
You will need a size G crochet hook.
If you don't purchase the kit, you will need to buy at least 8 yards of 1/4 inch rope from a hardware store. You will also need to supply yarn of your choice - really any weight (fingering through light worsted) will work.
Price with kit includes one skein of Allegro yarn, 8+ yards of rope, and some string to finish the ends of the rope. Enough for one basket.