Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been crocheting for years, it’s always good to make sure you’re using equipment that suits you and makes crocheting as great as it can be. I’ve put together a list of all my favorite crochet tools to help make sense of all the products out there. Now, when you look at my patterns and tutorials, you’ll know exactly crochet tools I’m using and where to get them. Btw, this post contains affiliate links to products I use and LOVE. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
My Favorite Crochet Tools
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1. Crochet Hooks
To begin crocheting, you’re going to need crochet hooks. Out of all the brands and sizes to choose from, the Knit Picks Rainbow Crochet Hook Set is my favorite. The set includes all the most common sizes, and this one even comes with a case to hold them all.
The cushioned grips are so comfortable and I can crochet for hours using these hooks. I also have a collection of Boye Aluminium hooks in more sizes, and although I love them, they aren’t cushioned. So, I reach for these whenever I can.
2. Bulky or Super Bulky Acrylic Yarn
Learning to crochet is easiest when you have thick yarn that is “beginner friendly”. Basically, you want yarn that you can work and rework without the yarn getting really fuzzy and tangled. You want something thick enough that it’s easy to see what you’re doing. For me, that means bulky or super bulky acrylic yarn. I like to use Red Heart Super Saver yarns and Crafter’s Secret. I get them at Hobby Lobby, but if don’t have one near you, this yarn is also great. I’ll be talking more about my favorite yarns in another post!
3. Fabric Tape Measure
Invest in a really good quality tape measure because you will need it, and you’ll be using it all the time! My favorite tape measure is this one from Knit Happy. Now, I know you can get tape measures for cheaper at local craft stores, but they aren’t as smooth and durable as this one. I bought mine years ago and it’s still like new. The cheap craft store ones break or get stuck in a matter of months.
4. Tapestry/Yarn Needle
In order to sew your crocheted pieces together, you’ll need a needle with an eye big enough for yarn. I like the Clover Chibi Needles. These 3 needles come in a little storage tube so you never misplace them. I have these in the regular size and the jumbo ones for jumbo yarn!
5. A really good pair of scissors
Get yourself some good scissors (no cheap scissors or your kids safety scissors!). This is probably my most important crochet tool after the hooks, and I can’t stress it enough. Buy some good fabric scissors or embroidery scissors and use them ONLY for your yarn. As long as you don’t use these scissors for anything else, they’ll stay sharp and clean, perfect for cutting yarn. I use these, in purple.
And those are my favorite crochet tools! Having the right crochet tools is important, but as you can tell by this list, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Most of the items are less than $5. The crochet hooks are the most expensive at $20, but you will use them so much, it’s worth it. But, if you spend the time and money to get the right materials and crochet tools early on, you can hit the ground running with products you’ll love from the beginning.
If you’re a beginner, get your tools and come check out the Crochet 101 Series to start crocheting! Or, subscribe down below to get the free ebook The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. It’s full of pictures, videos, and written instructions designed to teach anyone how to crochet, starting with the basics! You can also get a checklist version of this post and other bonuses in the resource library 🙂