When I first started crocheting, it was quite overwhelming to figure out what tools to use. From so many different crochet hooks to stitch markers and sewing needles, it took years to figure out what my favorites were and which ones were not worth the money. I want to share my favorite crochet must-haves from Amazon to help you decide what tools, books, and more are worth your time and money. I will preface this by saying everyone has different favorite crochet items, these are mine.
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Let’s start out with my bread and butter of crochet tools. These are the items I use every day to make my crochet creations and consider them staples of my crochet business.
I’ve tried just about every type of crochet hook on the market to see which one feels best for me. Some crochet hooks have smaller handles, some have sharper hooks and the materials are different as well (plastic vs metal). For me, Clover hooks are by far my favorite hooks because the handles are comfortable, the metal is durable and the shape of the hook helps the yarn to glide easier while crocheting. If you’re looking for the best hook for you, make sure it feels comfortable to hold, does not cause your hand to hurt and minimizes yarn splitting (for yarn thatis stranded).
2. Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needles & Clover Chibi Tapestry Needles
Tapestry needles are great for sewing crochet pieces together, especially in amigurumi. The “chibi” tapestry needles work well for size 4 yarn and smaller. The jumbo tapestry needles work great for chenille, blanket yarn, and larger.
Although these can be used for knitting blocking, I actually prefer them for holding amigurumi pieces together before sewing. Straight pins can also be used however these are great for fluffy and blanket yarn projects.
Stich markers are used for keeping your place in crochet. Especially when you are crocheting in the round, these mark your place in case you lose count. I didn’t think I would need a pack of 200 but you would be surprised how many I have lost or accidentially closed into projects.
There are many ways to get crochet patterns, from Etsy to Ravelry to Pinterest. Personally, I love having a physical pattern book to look back on and make creations from. Amazon has so many crochet books to choose from, but these are my favorite amigurumi ones.
- Kawaii Crochet by Melissa Bradley
2. Crochet Cafe by Lauren Espy
3. Crochet Magical Creatures by Drew Hill
3. Crochet Cute Critters by Sarah Zimmerman
One of the best parts of crocheting is setting up a “craft space” whether you have a dedicated room or just a corner. These are some of my favorite crochet or craft related accessories and decor – just for fun!
If you struggle with consistent tension in your crochet projects, these rings are great to help guide your yarn and give your fingers a break.
This may be my favorite crochet accessory that I own! It is a backpack specifically for carrying yarn and crochet/knitting tools. It comes in many different colors and is perfect for travel.
Yarn bowls are great for keeping your yarn in one place while working on a project. This cute unicorn bowl makes for great craft room decor while also being a useful tool.
As a crocheter, a growing yarn collection is bound to happen. It is great to have storage shelves to store and display it all.
5. Phone Holder and Ring Light
If you enjoy posting your crochet makes on social media like me, this phone holder and ring light are great for showing off your makes. Attach it to a table or desk and you can easily film tutorials or take great pictures.