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Knitting, Crochet and Blogging Resources I Swear By!

Knitting, Crochet and Blogging Resources I Swear By!

Thanks for checking out my Resources page! I created this page to easily share with you all my favorite products, services, and recommendations. These include the tools I use every day for knitting and crocheting, running my blog, and supporting my business. Be sure to bookmark this page because I will be updating it as I test out new products and services that will help you too!

 

*This page contains affiliate links from which I earn a small commission if you purchase. It’s no extra cost to you, and it helps me continue to run the blog and share content with you guys! Thanks in advance for your support :)*

 

 

 

Crochet Tools

 

 

 

Knitting Tools

 

 

 

Notions + Accessories

 

 

 

Favorite Yarn Shops

 

Aside from big box stores like Joann and Hobby Lobby, these are my favorite places to buy yarn. I’ve also included my favorite yarn lines!

  • Lion Brand Yarn Wool-ease, Vanna’s Choice, Hometown USA, 24/7 Cotton
  • Knit PicksBrava, Mighty Stitch, Palette, Wool of the Andes
  • YarnspirationsCaron Simply Soft, Bernat Blanket, Bernat Velvet, Red Heart Soft
  • Love Crafts Cascade, Manos del Uruguay, Paintbox yarns
  • KnitCratethis is a really cool yarn subscription service that sends yarn and patterns every month!

 

Yarn Tools

 

Storage + Organization

  • Hanging Sweater Organizers – Great way to create a shelf system in an unused closet! My craft room video will be up soon.
  • Knit Picks Needle Binder – Holds everything you need in one place and with plenty of room to open and close easily.
  • Canvas Project Bags – I like to keep separate projects organized with these bags. I linked to one but there are lots of prints!
  • Namaste Maker’s Backpack – the BEST backpack with special features for makers to carry yarn and notions!
  • Acrylic Organizer Trays – I use these in my desk to keep crochet hooks neat and in easy reach
  • Sterilite Drawers – great for storing yarn if your stash isn’t crazy big

 

 

 

Printables

 

 

Resource and Stitch Books

 

 

 

 

Web + Blogging Tools

  • WordPress.org – What I use to write and publish my blog posts
  • Bluehost Hosting (budget) – a great service to start with on a budget, but upgrade to another once you start seeing more traffic
  • Siteground Hosting – my current service and it’s amazing for features and support!
  • Mail Chimp – email marketing service that’s a good budget option but doesn’t have too many features unless you upgrade
  • Mailerlite – my current email marketing service with full features and easy to use interface for an affordable price! This link will give you $20 credit when you sign up!

  • Grammarly – a free extension to help me check grammar and spelling as I type anywhere
  • Keyword Planner – how I find relevant keywords and search terms 

  • Google Analytics – standard for tracking website  data and using it to improve
  • Soledad Theme – the specific premium theme I use to get my blog to look and work the way I want
  • Theme Forest – where I found this theme and lots of others that I like (free and paid)
  • Bluprint Courses – Bluprint is a membership site with lots of classes and supplies. They have courses on everything you can think of, explained by professionals. I love the ones for embroidery, knitting, crochet, and photography.

 

Design + Photography

  • Canva – graphic design tool that helps me create all the images I use across all my platforms. Easy, drag and drop format and lots of effects to use, and even more with the pro version

  • Pixabay – stock photography for free!
  • Gimp – free photo editing program
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 – the camera that I use, a middle of the road DSLR perfect for beginners
  • Amazon Basics Tripod – great for getting shots of myself wearing or using the thing I want to photograph. Cheap but sturdy, easily portable
  • Newer Lightboxes – perfect to supplement natural light on days that need it
  • Basics Of Digital Photography – a Bluprint course on how to use a DSLR for the best results. For absolute beginners and really worth it!

 

Social Media + Branding

  • Pinterest
  • Tailwind Scheduler – Automatically pin and schedule pins, find other things to share, and get data on what’s doing well! Also has an Instagram scheduler that can post directly. This is the only tool that’s approved by Pinterest and Instagram and definitely worth trying if you want to bring up your traffic

  • Linktree – how to add multiple links in your Instagram bio
  • Ramble Road Designs –  the shop I went to for my new logo design!
  • Vistaprint – this is where I get business cards and products with my logo on it
  • Colored Mailer Bags – pretty mailer bags that go with my brand colors

 

Etsy Tools

  • Fuzzy & Birch Blog
  • Marmalead
  • Debrosse Masterclass – read my full review of the course here
  • Debrosse Pattern Templates

 

Courses Worth Taking

  • Pin to Profits –an awesome course to help build traffic and make sales with affiliate links!
  • Debrosse Masterclass – read my full review of the course here
  • Etsy SEO
  • Bluprint Startup Library Courses
  • Basics Of Digital Photography

 

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