Since learning to crochet, you’ve probably acquired different supplies and tools as you’ve needed them and a bit haphazardly. If you’re an avid crocheter, though, there are so many tools available now that can help you get organized, care for your projects, and crochet in comfort that you may want to take stock of what
Since learning to crochet, you’ve probably acquired different supplies and tools as you’ve needed them and a bit haphazardly. If you’re an avid crocheter, though, there are so many tools available now that can help you get organized, care for your projects, and crochet in comfort that you may want to take stock of what you already have and think about necessary additions to crochet tool collection. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
If you crochet many hours a week, you may find that the hooks you started with are no longer comfortable enough for your hands. Comfort hooks have wider areas in the center of the hook to help you avoid hand strain and the handle is usually made with materials that don’t make your hand too cold or hot.
You can buy individual hooks in your favorite sizes choose to purchase a full set with many sizes. The Clover Amour and Knitter’s Pride Waves feature standard crochet hooks with soft handles. If you can afford to splurge on luxury hooks in your favorite sizes, try a Furls hook like the Odyssey.
Project bags and totes
While you certainly can carry your projects around in upcycled grocery store bags, consider buying something more visually appealing for your night out at the yarn shop or local crochet guild. The Single Yarn Keeper from Chic-a helps you keep your yarn from getting tangled or rolling away while you’re in transit, while the Creative Options Crochet Tote is just the right size for carrying a small project. For larger projects, try the Erin.Lane Bucket Bag, which has a squared bottom so it can stand up on its own.
After spending hours working on your projects, you’ll want them to last as long as possible. Specialized fiber washes, like Unicorn Fibre Rinse and Wash or Soak Wash Sets, allow you to clean and block even your most delicate projects safely.
Care and gift labels
If you’re one of the many crocheters who loves to make gifts for your friends or loved ones, consider getting your own custom labels, like these sew-in labels from Mountain Street Arts, or more general labels, like these Kniterella Gift Tags, to include with your gifts.
If you’re that crocheter that has 10 hooks in the same size because 9 are lost in the couch or under the bed, then it’s time to get organized! Chetnanigans Organizer Workstations are available in several styles to accommodate different types of crochet hooks. These Workstations help you keep all of your supplies organized and visible and they also look great on your desk or work area.
With these great tools, you’ll be sure to spend even more hours enjoying crocheting!