If you’re a beginner and are looking to complete your collection of crochet tools, your search is over. Here we will showcase 11 essential crochet tools you must have to begin.
11 Essential Crochet Tools For Beginners
Buying yarn is undoubtedly an enjoyable activity that can brighten your mood and get you excited for projects. Yarns are made from different materials, so you may want to do some research on which one works best for your particular project.
2. Crochet Hooks
Hooks come in different sizes and are made from different materials. Research which hook will work best for you.
Scissors are an important crochet tool that you should never go without! Just like yarn and crochet hooks, sewing scissors have different types and functions as well.
4. Darning Needle
Unlike the usual sewing needle, a darning needle used for crocheting has a big eye for a thread or yarn insertion. Compared to a sewing needle, you can insert your thread a lot easier. It is used in crocheting the ends of your work together.
5. Tape Measure
Crocheting is incredibly versatile! Aren't these tape measure covers beautiful? We always see tape measures used for sewing, but it's an essential crochet tool to make your crochet project precise, especially if you're following a pattern.
6. Hook Organizer
With your fabric, thread, and a needle, you could make this handy hook organizer! We suggest that you have a hook organizer similar to this to keep all your crochet hooks in order. Check out this hook organizer sewing tutorial here.
7. Stitch Markers
Stitch markers are cute clips that can be used to mark where you start and end your pattern. Particularly useful if you are working on a round pattern.
8. Row Counter / Digital Row Counter
9. Stitch Patterns
Crochet Patterns serve as a guide to follow when precision is required. There are thousands of crochet patterns available on the internet, from easy ones to incredibly difficult. See a few simple crochet patterns here.
10. Crochet Book
It contains varied patterns, information, and instructions to create beautiful crochet designs. Check out some crochet books here.
11. Crochet Materials Organizer
You may find this crochet tool organizer helpful. We suggest you create yours this same size so that you keep everything in it. Organizers hold tape measures, yarn, your hook organizer, and so on. This should serve as great storage for all your crocheting paraphernalia.
Check out the video by I'm Just Lisa for the tools you'll need:
Once you have all these basic crochet tools, then you can start making your crochet projects. Crocheting is so much fun! You'll love the idea of creating intricate designs with just a hook and yarn! Imagine the possibilities. With that said, using these crochet tools regularly will greatly enhance your skill and repertoire.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 5, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.