Hooks, check.

Yarn, check.

What else could you be missing?

While there are lots of tools available for crochet, here are three that we think everyone should use:

1) Stitch Markers

Stitch markers come in a variety of designs, and can help you with many aspects of your project. From clasp and locking styles to spirals (and even bobbie pins) stitch markers are essential to:

  • mark a stitch: Like the beginning or ending of a row / round.
  • use as a placeholder: Like a WIP.
  • count rows and rounds of work: Especially if you’ll have dozens of rows, or a complex stitch pattern!

2) Yarn Winder

Yarn winders are necessary to help transform yarn into workable units. Most skeins, balls & cakes of yarn are ready to use, but some will need extra help before they are workable:

  • Hank of yarn: Must be a cake or ball before you use!
  • Partial skeins: Yarn can get messy!
  • Bulk units: For smaller projects or for ease of transportation.

3) WIP Notecard

Whether you only have one crochet project on hand, or over 100, a WIP notecard is a great tool to use with every single project. Be sure to keep a notecard with every WIP, then compile all WIP notecards as you finish your projects for future reference!

  • Keep with your WIP
  • Assure each line is accurate, up-to-date
  • Take good notes for future reference!

Which crochet tool is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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