The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Supplies & Tools

Bent tip tapestry needles areeven better to have, especially when you’re sewing together amigurumi. To me, they’re like the ergonomic hooks of tapestry needles. Locking stitch markers are especially useful if you set a not-yet-completed project aside for a while and don’t want any of your crochet stitches to come loose. You’ll need a pair of scissors for snipping the yarn at the beginning and end of projects. Any in working order will do, but a small pair with a fine end for snipping is most convenient for crocheting. If you have some special yarn snippers in your sewing kit, these are handy too.

Grab this value pack of 4 steel yarn needles that includes 2 straight needles and 2 bent-tip needles. A few of my favorite medium-weight yarns are Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Brava Worsted from WeCrochet. If you want something a bit more luxurious, try Muse Hand-Painted yarn. If you want something very inexpensive, look for Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Crocheting hooks come in other varieties too, such as bamboo, resin, and hand-carved wood. If you have the opportunity, try out a few different materials to see which type of hook you enjoy working with the most.

Darning needles are used to finish off a crocheting project.Darning needles are used at the end of a project to sew in the ends of the yarn and to sew the crocheted fabric together . A good pair of scissors is an essential crochet tool, and ranks up there as most important with yarn and a crochet hook. I learned through experimentation that I prefer metal-tipped hooks with thicker, ergonomic handles. The yarn glides over the metal hook easily, which helps me crochet a little faster.

Below, the very small stitches are difficult to visualize and you can get lost counting them. More you crochet, more you get used to see in which stitch you have to put the hook. Most amigurumi projects require sewing pieces together, so you will also need some yarn needles. They are large-eyed needles with dull points, and suitable for sewing with yarns. They join pieces together, create simple finished edges, and can be used as a decorative element on the surface of a crocheted piece.

Personally, I am left hander but it didn’t make much difference when I learned. If you watch tutorials, you will simply need to reverse hand roles. Hello little pumpkins, today I decided to write an article about all the supplies and tools you need if you plan to start crocheting. This post will be about general crochet and, more especially amigurumi.

Acrylic can also be used when crocheting, as it is synthetic and an alternative for wool. Additional tools are convenient for making related accessories. In recent years, yarn selections have moved beyond synthetic and plant and animal-based fibers to include bamboo, qiviut, hemp, and banana stalks, to name a few. Many “how-to” crochet websites, video tutorials, and books will give you a long list of fancy supplies you will need to get started in crochet. They will tell you all about stitch markers, pins, yarn bowls, etc. However, getting started in crochet is very straightforward and more inexpensive than you realize.

They’re also helpful to mark any stitch, row, or round you need to remember. These plastic stitch markers are one of the most popular but if you’re looking for something I bit fancier, you can check out these metal crochet for beginners set stitch markers. The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet is an in-depth course for beginners to learn everything you need to know about crochet. In Lesson One we’ll go through all the supplies needed for crochet.

Insert the screw in your work and then, place the round transparent piece on the back . Be careful not to close your creation before putting the eyes. If closed, you will no longer have access to the interior and therefore no longer be able to attach the two parts together. If you are right-handed, everything may seem reversed to you. But since the marker is always placed on the first stitch of the round, the counting begins with this one.

Generally, they are sold in sets containing different diameters ( 6mm , 9mm, 10mm … ). The sizes are then chosen according the desired face expression for the amigurumi. The supplies section of a crochet pattern will indicate the required size. Do not worry, if you are a little confused when choosing yarns, the labels indicate a recommended hook size. Either with a hook symbol or with needles as circled on the picture.

Acrylic yarn is generally accepted as the best yarn for complete beginners. It’s often the least expensive, which is probably what you want until you’ve got the basic techniques down and your projects start turning out correctly. Save the expensive specialty yarns for when you’re more comfortable with what you’re doing. Want to start your crochet journey but feel a bit overwhelmed with all the options?

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