One of the reasons I love crochet is because it’s so very portable and you only need some yarn and a hook to get crocheting and create such amazing things! You really don’t need much else… 🙂
But there are some ‘tools’ that can really help us in our crochet and this is a little blog post to celebrate them… 🙂
Recently I’ve been teaching a lot of beginner crochet lessons and classes. I have often found myself saying “stitch markers are a Crocheter’s best friend”! And they really are…
Stitch markers can be so helpful for beginners in marking and recognising those turning chains and helping to keep those edges straight. How many beginners end up crocheting a triangle when they were trying to crochet a square?! And even the most experienced Crocheters need to mark those first or last stitches of a round in many projects.
Yes, of course a safety pin or small piece of yarn can be used just as effectively. You certainly don’t need a fancy stitch marker to do the job but it’s rather lovely that so many wonderful stitch markers are available from independent sellers on platforms such as Etsy…
These are from ‘Mrs G Makes‘… www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MrsGMakes
And Mrs G also has a stitch marker advent calender!! 🙂
And these are from ‘KoPoUk‘… www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KoPoUK
That gorgeous pumpkin spice latte is just so adorable!
And the beach hut is very similar to my crocheted beach hut!
The next tool is of course some scissors. Nothing fancy about scissors except I was recently contacted by ‘Warm Crochet‘ and they offered to send me some scissors to try out… www.warmcrochet.com
I’ve never owned such pretty scissors! Aren’t they beautiful… ?! They are available to buy here and I have a 10% discount code for my readers which is ‘COC‘…
And my latest ‘tool’ is a pack of yarn pegs. Scheepjes Colour Crafter yarn pegs in the full set of shades…
I purchased these from ‘Dotty’s Yarn Pegs‘… www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Dottysyarnpegs
Colour choice is so important in our crochet and we are very lucky to have some yarn brands available in a huge range of colours! Both Stylecraft Special DK and Scheepjes Colour Crafter are available in over 90 shades. But my local yarn shop can only stock a limited number of colours so seeing them in the flesh and being able to see the colours together is not always possible.
I have designed projects using the colours shown on the computer screen when ordering online but that’s not ideal. And shade cards have been useful in the past although you can’t move the yarn around in these cards. So these yarn pegs are going to be extremely useful to me, I’m sure!
And then there are notebooks, pencils, yarn needles, yarn bowls, ball winders and swifts, as well as project bags and rulers! So many tools to help us with our crochet!! 🙂
Do let me know if there’s a crochet tool you’ve discovered that you wouldn’t be without!
I’ve just returned from a beach walk with Salty before hitting publish on this blog post…
It’s a silver sea today… and can you spot Salty in the photo below?!
Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂