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Crochet Resources + Crochet Essentials Every Crocheter Needs (& I Love)

Being a crocheter you’ll need good crochet resources right?
First off all good crochet essentials:

During my years of crocheting I’ve come across lots of crochet resources that I’d like to share with you.
This page give you my list of number 1 go-to crochet resources that I’ve tested & use frequently. In that list you’ll find crochet essentials, as well as some more advanced tools.

Before you start digging into this list of awesome crochet resources, I’d like to let you know that some links on this page are affiliate (learn more here). That means that if you click the link & choose to purchase anything, I will earn a commission. This comes to no additional cost to you. Please understand that I only recommend products/websites I’ve tested, used & loved, & that I feel is useful to any great crocheter. Please only spend your money on products you’d really like to have & feel will be useful to you.

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YARN SHOPS:

  •  Love Crochet – I have always had great experience with Love Crochet. As I’m living in Norway, I always love to get my hands on yarn from all over the world. When designing crochet patterns I’d love to be able to suggest yarns that also are available wherever you live. Whats so great about Love Crochet is that they ship worldwide & has a huge yarn collection from all over the world!
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  • Etsy – Is actually a great place to find yarn. I’ve purchased yarn from many smaller Etsy shops. Through Etsy you can get your hands on great & unique yarns from smaller shops, that’s really exciting. As Etsy is based on smaller shops, where they ship depends.
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  • Wool Warehouse – Is a great shop where you can purchase lots of different yarns from many great yarn brands. I love using Wool Warehouse as they have many of the brands I frequently use & they ship Worldwide!
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  • Craftsy – Offers lots of yarns from yarn brands I frequently use. I’m recommending you also check Craftsy also when you’re going to purchase yarn, as I have great experience with them. I have sold my crochet patterns with them & have used & purchased their digital content. Unfortunately they don’t ship to my home address right now.
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  • Amazon – Is a great place to shop yarn, as you can find lots of different yarn brands. Amazon ships Worldwide & you can also find other great crochet resources.

YARNS:

Below you can find a list of yarns I frequently use for different crochet patterns, crochet pattern designs & have good experience with. I can of course not link to all the yarns I love, however these are some of my favorite:

  • Drops – Alpaca – Is a yarn from Drops that I’ve used for some of my winter crochet patterns & designs. It comes in many colors, from the more natural to brighter. The fiber is 100 % alpaca. It’s available here:
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  • Drops – Eskimo – Is a yarn from Drops that I’ve used for several of my winter crochet patterns & designs. It comes in many colors. The fiber is 100 % wool. It’s available here:
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  • Drops Loves You 5 – Is a Recycled cotton, limited edition yarn from Drops. It comes in many bright & beautiful colors. It’s 100 % cotton & is a aran yarn.It’s available here:
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  • Drops Loves You 6 – Is another recycled cotton, limited edition yarn from Drops. It comes in many bright & beautiful colors. It’s 100 % cotton & is a bit thinner than number 5. It’s available here:
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  • Drops Loves You 7 – Is another recycled cotton, limited edition yarn from Drops. It comes in many bright & beautiful colors. It’s 100 % cotton & is a the currently thinnest yarn in the Drops Loves You series.It’s available here:
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  • Lang Yarns – Merino + – Is a merino yarn that I’ve used for some of my crochet patterns & designs. It’s soft & has that merino quality that I love. It’s great for baby patterns, as well as lovely & a little thinner winter projects. It’s available here:
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  • Lion Brand Yarns – Fishermen’s Wool – Is a yarn I’ve used for my crochet patterns & designs. It has a “real wool” feeling & I like that it just comes in some basic more natural colors. The fiber are 100 % pure virgin wool. It’s available here:
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  • Plymouth Yarn – Galway Rowing – Is a thick yarn I’ve used as an alternative for some of my crochet patterns & designs. It’s a soft yarn & the fiber is 100 % wool. It’s available here:
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  • Plymouth Yarn – Homestead – Is a yarn I’ve used for some of my crochet patterns & designs. It’s a quite soft yarn & the fiber is 100 % wool. It’s available here:
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  • Rowan – Felted Tweed Aran – Is a yarn I’ve used for some of my crochet patterns & designs. It’s a soft yarn & the fiber is 50 % wool, 25 % alpaca & 25 % viscose. I love how the tweed impacts the result! It’s available here:
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  • We Are Knitters – The Wool – Is a yarn I’ve used for some of my crochet patterns & designs. It’s a soft yarn & the fiber is 50 % wool, 25 % alpaca & 25 % viscose. I love how the tweed impacts the result! It’s available here:
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SUBSTITUTING YARN:

When purchasing a crochet pattern from anyone, even from my shop, sometimes you’d like substitute the suggested yarn. Maybe you already have a particular yarn in your yarn-stash or you’d prefer purchasing another yarn. I’ve got 2 FREE resources for just this!

  • YarnSub – Is a FREE resource I frequently use when I’m substituting yarn for different crochet patterns & crochet projects. It works like a search engine.
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  • Ravelry – Is a FREE resource I use when I’m going to substitute yarn for different crochet patterns & crochet projects. It works like a search engine & offers all the details about the yarn, as yarn weight, fiber, gauge, hook size ect.
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CROCHET HOOK SHOPS:

Using a comfortable hook makes all the difference when crocheting. Below you can find great places to shop crochet hooks.

  • Love Crochet – I love shopping with Love Crochet. They also have a huge amount of crochet hook choices & most of the brands I use & love. The great thing is that they also ship worldwide!
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  • Etsy – Is also a great place to find crochet hooks. You can both find crochet hooks from big yarn brands, as well as unique handmade crochet hooks from smaller independent brands. As Etsy is based on smaller shops, where they ship depends, but in most cases worldwide.
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  • Wool Warehouse – Offers crochet hooks from many of the brands I use & are familiar with. I also love shopping with them, as they also ship worldwide!
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  • Amazon – As with yarn Amazon is also a great place to purchase crochet hooks. They’ve got an amazing amount of brands to choose from & the brands I know & love are also available there.

CROCHET HOOKS:

Ever since I started crocheting, I’ve been exploring different hooks, & I’ve got 2 types of hooks that have really helped me ergonomically & with tension.

  • Knitpro* – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro (pictured below). They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
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  • KnitPro* – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
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*KnitPro crochet hooks & Knitters Pride crochet hooks are essentially the same. KnitPro are made for the European marked, while Knitters Pride are made for the North American marked.

LEARN CROCHET:

  • The Beginner Guide To Crochet – It’s the FREE beginners guide I’ve got on the blog. Truly starting from the beginning. No previous knowledge needed.
  • Learn to Read a Crochet Pattern It’s the FREE  guide I’ve got on the blog. It contains all the details of a crochet pattern & what’s important with all parts.
  • Craftsy Online Crochet Classes  This is what I feel is one of my truly good crochet resources. Learn different crochet techniques with Craftsy. They’ve got crochet classes or courses in different skill levels, ranging from the basics to more advanced techniques. I’ve taken a few of their classes & have really enjoyed increasing my knowledge.
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CROCHET BOOKS & MAGAZINES:

  • Make Volume One – By Our Maker Life – I’m truly honored to be a part of this first edition of the Our Maker Life Book. Hence I’d like to share it here. Next it’s a book honoring & supporting the maker life. It contains maker stories, lookbook & patterns. Thanks to the team of Our Maker Life + the contributors.
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CROCHET TOTE BAGS & MUGS:

Besides being a crochet enthusiast I’m looking at good crochet tote bags & crochet mugs as great crochet resources. The reason is that I often 2 two things. 1. Travel. 2. Drink Coffee. I’ve added a list of my favorite mugs & tote bags below.

Related: How To Best Pack Your Crochet Projects When Traveling

  • Hooker Gonna Hook Tote BagI’m a big fan of having at least 1 good tote bag & better yet I love when they’ve got cool crochet quotes on them. This tote bag is from DEEZdutch on Etsy. I frequently use my tote bags when I’m traveling.
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  • Hooker Gonna Hook Mug – This is another item from DEEZ Dutch on Etsy. A hookers gonna hook mug. I love grabbing this & drinking a warm cup of coffee. It also inspires me to crochet.
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CROCHET ESSENTIALS:

Crochet resources also includes crochet essentials like scissors, needles, blocking kits, pompom makers, row counters & stitch markers. I’ve got some of my favorites below.

  • Peacock Scissors – Well, I do love my Peacock Scissors. You don’t however need a special scissor, just a scissor that works. As I like my peacock scissors so much, I’ve decided just to link to that one:
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  • Needle – When finishing a crochet project, you’ll always need a needle. In my experience there’s always too easy to loose them, however I try my best to keep them safe. I either fasten them to yarn labels or skeins of yarn. You can find needles here:
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  • Tape Measure – Yes, this is also one of the essential crochet resources. If you’re going to crochet something that’s actually going to fit you’ll need a tape measure. Hence I’ve listed a few for you here:
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  • Stitch Markers –  are great whenever you need to mark off where you are in the crochet project. To mark of increases or decreases or to secure the thread when you’re traveling (more about that here). I do like plastic stitch markers & you can find them in many brands & colors. However they are essentially the same. You can find stitch markers here:
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  • Digital Row Counter – Is a great crochet resource when you crochet. I’ve literally saved hours when I’ve used mine. Consequently I don’t recount rows anymore. You can find yours here:
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