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- Clover Amour Crochet Hooks – my all-time favorite hooks and the ones I use daily
- Clover Amour Large Hooks – these are great for bulky and super bulky yarns
- Knit Picks Rainbow Crochet Hooks – Similar to the Clover ones but a more budget option
- Boye Aluminium Crochet Hooks – Sturdy hooks without the cushioned handles. I started with these and still think they’re great.
- Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Needle Set (Nickel Plated) – my absolute favorite needle set
- Knit Picks Additional Needle tips – extra tips in additional sizes
- Knit Picks 6″ Double Pointed Needle Set – these are perfect for knitting smaller things like gloves and socks
- Knit Picks Fixed Circular Needles – I like there for smaller needle sizes on longer cables
- Cable Needles – for making nice cables
- Double-Ended Stitch Holders – there are 3 different sizes for different yarn weights
Notions + Accessories
- Knit Picks Round Stitch Markers – I love these for knitting on my interchangeables because they glide easily from needle to cable.
- Knit Picks Locking Stitch Markers – These are great for crochet where you can open and close them to remove or reposition them.
- Clover Locking Stitch Markers – Same as the ones above, sometimes in different colors or cute shapes
- Knit Picks View Finder Ruler – A handy tools for checking needle sizes and measuring gauge swatches
- Knit Happy Tape Measure – the BEST tape measure that doesn’t click or get stuck
- Clover Tapestry Needles – essential for weaving in ends and sewing pieces together. Plus, the jumbo one for thicker yarns.
- Westcott Titanium Scissors – Scissors that stay really sharp!
- Safety Eyes – these are the ones I use for my amigurumi
- Embroidery Scissors – tiny scissors are handy for clipping small ends or threads
- Embroidery Floss – I love adding details to my pieces with embroidery, like adding expressions to toys or names to blankets
- Beeswax Thread Conditioner – this helps the embroidery floss glide through your pieces much easier
- Fiskars Rotary Blade and Self Healing Mats – I use these and the next thing to add holes in fleece to crochet into
- Skip Stitch Blade for Rotary Tool – the blade I use to make dashed holes in fleece
- Hephaestus Blocking Mats – really thick, durable blocking mats with gridlines to help even out your project
- Kids’ Playmat as Blocking Mats – a cheaper alternative to the ones above, not as thick but good for large projects and work just as well
- Pet brush – I use this for brushing out yarn to make the hair on my toys!
- Fairfield Poly Fill (5lb box) – Polyester filling for toys and pillows, this is the big box
- Clover Pom pom Makers – easily make poms in different sizes
- Clover Tassel Maker– easily make tassels in different sizes
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 Picks – Brava, Mighty Stitch, Palette, Wool of the Andes
- Yarnspirations – Caron Simply Soft, Bernat Blanket, Bernat Velvet, Red Heart Soft
- Love Crafts – Cascade, Manos del Uruguay, Paintbox yarns
- KnitCrate – this is a really cool yarn subscription service that sends yarn and patterns every month!
- Knit Picks Yarn Ball Winder – wind your yarn into perfect cakes with this tool (tutorial here)
- Stanwood Amish Yarn Swift – a great swift for unwinding yarn hanks. It runs smoothly and disassembles completely for easy storage
- Knit Picks Lint Shaver – clean up the fuzzies on your project with this little lint shaver
- Knit Picks Yarn Bobbins – perfect for winding up small bits of leftover yarn and storing them
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
- Make it Happen Resource Pack – printable planner with pages for sizing guides, tools trackers, cheat sheets and more
- Make it Happen Designer Pack– printable planner with pages for creating a brand, pricing handmade pieces, pattern templates, order trackers and more
- Make it Happen Guidebook – printable planner with pages for setting goals, planning projects, and getting everything done!
- More in the resource library!
Resource and Stitch Books
- (FREE) The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet – an ebook to teach you how to crochet with beginner patterns and video tutorials
- 500 Crochet Stitches: Ultimate Crochet Stitch Bible
- 750 Knitting Stitches: Ultimate Knitting Stitch Bible
- Crochet Answer Book
- Knitting Answer Book
- One-Skein Wonder series
- Cast On, Bind Off
- Every Which Way Crochet Borders
- Socks from the Toe Up
- 60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials
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
- 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
- Fuzzy & Birch Blog
- 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