Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned crochet artist, using the right tools and supplies can make all the difference in your finished projects.
Here’s my list of recommended crochet resources, tools, and supplies:
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Online courses are much more affordable than traditional classes and are perfectly convenient since you can access them at any time and from anywhere you carry your device.
Crochet Basics and Beyond is the best beginning crochet class I’ve found, and it one of the over 1,300 online classes you can find at Bluprint.
For most of my crocheting experience, I’ve used basic aluminum hooks. Then I found these and the difference is amazing!
They’re so comfortable and hand fatigue is now a thing of the past.
Get started or switch to this set and you’ll be hooked 🙂 too.
If you need a quick reference guide for basic stitches and information, this is it! Think of it as a little crochet encyclopedia that you can tuck into your project bag – that’s where I keep mine.
The 12-page, laminated accordion layout contains an explanation of yarn and thread sizes, an explanation of gauge, instructions for 19 stitches, and tips like changing colors and joining. A handy ruler is included on the back page.
Red Heart is a basic, medium weight yarn, and my preferred yarn for basic projects. The soft line is my absolute favorite! It’s perfect for projects when you want a gentle fabric, like sweaters and cozy throws. I’ve even used it for baby blankets that don’t include fine details.
Caron Simply Soft is also a medium weight yarn, but with a finer texture than Red Heart Soft. It’s ideal for baby blankets, caps, and booties. The finished fabric is soft and flowing and is best for projects that don’t require a lot of body.
Vanna’s choice is also a great medium weight choice. It has more body than the softer yarns and is great for sturdier projects.
Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn is a bulky weight, tubular yarn ideal for all kinds of home decor projects like pillows, bags, and baskets. It stitches up to a sturdier finish than medium weight yarns, yet has a soft texture that’s soft and cozy to work with. It’s available in 16 colors.