Updated: Feb 9
Over the last few years I have acquired quite a few tools for crochet and crafting. I have tried to narrow this post down to a few must have items if you are new to crochet and want to get the basics. I have also purchased yarn from several places so I have listed my favorites below.
Click on any of the pictures below to see where you can purchase my favorite items!
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I also get A LOT of yarn online from
Tapestry Needles are a must when making garments. These are great as you get different sizes. My favorite are the red bent needles here.
I love these stitch markers. They are simple and the perfect size. I actually didn't start using these until recently and they are SO helpful!
Clover Hooks are also really nice to use. They have sets or you can purchase them individually. I have Carpal Tunnel so it rarely flares up with this ergonomic design.
I purchased this purse organizer for one of my crocheted bags that has so many little pockets for all of my tools. It's so convenient when changing purses or bags. They have different sizes too!
Here is how I use mine. I chose the polka dot one which you can see a bit of below. I like to put it in my Camellia Tote Bag. You can learn more about this tote bag and others in my blog post HERE.
This is a great Blocking Set that comes with the mat as well as pins. You also get a nice storage/carrying case. I use these for blocking granny squares or anything else that I want to keep shape for.
These items will help you get started with crochet. Below are additional items that I continue to grow my fiber projects.
One thing that has been the focus lately when it comes to crafting is storage solutions! It is so easy to accumulate supplies. I have also looked at ways to display or store the items I have made. When I started accumulating crocheted sweaters I wanted to display them in my work area for inspiration.
This clothing rack was perfect for a few different reasons. One....the price was right! I wasn't looking for anything super fancy, but I wanted to be able to do a variety of things with it. I love when a piece of furniture or an item like this has many uses. Initially I hung all of my crocheted cardigans on this and it also has hooks near the top to hang scarves, bags, etc. You can see below how I also used it for my macramé items and crochet blankets.
After hanging my sweaters for awhile I realized this might not be the best way to store them. I came across these sturdy yet foldable storage totes that can be stored under the bed or in the closet.
You can see below I was able to fit 4 sweaters and a large scarf! These come in a pack of 3 so and are stackable so you can fit quite a bit in them.