The Only Crochet Supplies You Need to Crochet

6 Essential Crochet Supplies You Need to Crochet

Hi guys! When you’re learning a new craft, it’s hard to know what supplies you need, and what supplies you don’t need. In this post, I am going to share the 4 essential crochet supplies (+2 nice-to-have supplies) that you’ll need to start crocheting.


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1. Yarn

The first thing that you are going to need is a skein of yarn. As a beginner, my recommendation is to purchase an inexpensive acrylic yarn at the craft store, like Soft Classic Solid Yarn by Loops and Threads.

This is a medium 4 worsted weight yarn, which is one of the most commonly used weights in crochet. It’s the perfect weight of yarn for beginners because it’s not too thin that you can’t see your stitches, but it’s also not too thick that it hurts your hands.

Reading a Yarn Label for Weight and Recommended Hook Size

About Soft Classic Solid Yarn by Loops and Threads:

  • Where to Buy: You can find this yarn at Michaels (in Canada or the US).

  • Price: $3.99 USD or $4.99 CAD + plus tax

  • Colours: There are 49 colours to choose from!

  • Recommended Hook Size: 5.5mm crochet hook

  • Fiber Type: This is an acrylic yarn, which means that it’s a synthetic fiber that isn’t made from natural materials like wool or cotton. It’s machine washable and easy to care for.

  • Amount of Yarn in 1 Ball: 354 yards or 324 meters; this is a lot of yarn for the price. So you can practice learning new stitches and tackle a small crochet project with one ball of yarn!

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6 Essential Crochet Supplies for Beginner Crocheters

2. Crochet Hook

You’ll need a crochet hook to work with the yarn. Once you purchase a ball of yarn, check the recommended hook size included on the label. If you’re working with a worsted weight medium 4 yarn, then the hook size will either be a 5.0mm, 5.5mm, or a 6.0mm.

I recommend a metal hook because they are less slippery than plastic hooks. You can find them at the craft store or on Amazon.

Crochet Hooks the Only Crochet Supplies you Need

3. Yarn Needle

When you work with a ball of yarn, you have a short strand of yarn that dangles from your work (this is called the starting end); and when you finish a project and fasten off, you have a second strand that hangs from your project (this is called the last end).

You need to weave the two ends through a few stitches, so that your project doesn’t unravel. To do this, you’ll need a yarn needle. You can find a metal yarn needle at the craft store, or in an inexpensive bundle pack on Amazon.

4. Scissors

The last essential crochet supply is a pair of scissors. After you weave in your end, there should be a bit of the strand leftover. You’ll need a pair of scissors to cut this strand.

You can use any regular household scissors that you have or buy a pair at your local dollar store. If you’d like to invest in a nice, sharp pair right from the start, then I recommend this one – it’s my favourite!

5. Tape Measure

In the nice-to-have bonus supply category, we have the handy tape measure. When you’re learning new stitches, a tape measure won’t be necessary. However, when you start your first project and want to make a gauge swatch, or check the width and length of the project as you go, then you’ll need a tape measure.

You can find one at the dollar store, at a craft store, or on Amazon here.

Measuring a Crochet Project with a Tape Measure

6. Stitch Markers

Stitch markers are a nice-to-have supply when you work on projects. It’s easy to lose or gain extra stitches as you crochet, especially for beginners. Stitch markers come in handy to mark important stitches along the way – like the first and last stitch.

You can find a 50 pack of rainbow stitch markers on Amazon or use safety pins as an alternative.

If you have a hard time maintaining the correct stitch count, try this easy stitch marker tip.

6 Essential Crochet Supplies You Need to Crochet

Beginner Crochet Patterns You’ll Love!

Here are some easy crochet patterns that are perfect for beginners:

With these 6 crochet supplies, you can learn to crochet and tackle your first crochet project.

Love, Dayna

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