Favorite Crochet Tools
l have a collection of crochet “tools” that I’d be lost without. I was thinking of this the other day and wondered what things my fellow crocheters found useful in their crochet lives, so I asked them! Here are the answers from a few of my favorite designers.
So whether you are looking to add to your crochet tools or looking for a gift for a crafter, I hope you find this summary useful.
Briana of BrianaK Designs is particularly fond of Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers. Briana says, “These blocking pins are not just for knitters. They speed up blocking prep and give nice consistent clean edges to your work. Blocking is a breeze with with these special pins.”
Jennifer of Fiber Flux loves the Retractable Tape Measure. Jennifer says “I love retractable tape measures because they are compact and easily fit into a tool bag (as opposed to a yard stick or ruler!) The traditional ones for sewing need to be wound by hand and often get tangled. They are fairly inexpensive so you can have one in a craft room, tote bag, tool bag, etc. I love mine and use it several times throughout the day!”
Alessandra of Just Be Happy Life adores her Yarn Swift. She says “I use a lot of yarn that comes in hanks, so the yarn swift is really a great tool to help wind the yarn into cakes or balls faster and without getting the yarn all tangled.”
Pam of Sincerely, Pam loves her Hand-turned wooden hook. Pam says “The ergonomic handle helps prevent fatigue while looking spectacular in photos! I crochet all day, every day, so comfort is key when choosing such an important tool. It doesn’t hurt that it’s always Instagram ready 😉”
Heidi from the ever fun Snappy Tots loves the Clover soft touch hooks. Says Heidi, “Clover soft touch hooks are the ONLY hooks I will use unless a larger hook is needed. I honestly would not be able to crochet longer than a half hour at a time without them. I have fatigue issues with my wrists and can crochet ten hours straight with these (and have many times).”
Donna of Naztazia enjoys Susan Bates Finishing Needles. Donna says, “Susan Bates Finishing Needles are wonderful for weaving in yarn ends. Because they are flexible plastic, you can pull the middle section of the needle open to insert the yarn. This sure beats struggling to weave the yarn tail end through the eye of a traditional metal needle. These needles come in several sizes to fit sock yarn all the way up through super bulky weight yarn.”
Pia of Stitches ‘n Scraps has a favorite swift — the ChiaoGoo tabletop amish swift. Pia says, “It fits my space better than an umbrella swift, and is easy to take apart and store. I love that it doesn’t need to clip onto a table. Also it has skein size markings on it, so I can use it instead of a niddy noddy for my handspun yarn.”
Sonya of Blackstone Designs, names the Craft Yarn Council as her favorite tool. She says, “I love the Craft Yarn Council website because they are a great general resource for crocheters (and knitters!), whether you’re a beginner or advanced. They have links to stitch diagram and explanations, stitch abbreviations, body measurements, and so much more!”
Cheryl of Crochet365KnitToo uses a 3-Tier Cart. Cheryl says “Since my beloved Clover Amour Hooks were already mentioned, I’ll share my 3-tier cart. The handiest thing ever! I load this up with my crochet projects, books, you name it and keep it beside my favorite chair. When company comes, it wheels away in a flash. The 2nd tier tray is so handy to hold drinks, TV remotes, etc, while lying on the couch. Love this thing!”
Crystal of Crystalized Designs shares The “Groove” Broomstick Lace Tool. Crystal says, “I’m a huge fan of Chetnanigan products, but my favorite is the “Groove” Broomstick Lace tool. I love making items using the broomstick lace technique and when Chetnanigan’s released their product that makes creating loops easier, I was hooked!! This one of a kind design is a brilliant addition to any crochet tool collection if you enjoy making this stitch! (And if you love unique stitches, they offer an amazing hairpin lace tools as well!)”
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