9 Must-Have Items for Crochet Beginners!

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9 Must-Have Items for Crochet Beginners!

Hello lovelies and welcome to me and b. Crochet is a hobby I love and I don’t think I’ve ever written about it on the blog. We share recipes for bumble bee cookies and we share tips and tricks for making bunting, but crochet, nope. Today though I’m going to share some of my tips and tricks for learning to crochet, as well as some of the bits and bobs which help me when working on a project.

crochet hook wool and tips on starting

Each item takes you direct to Amazon (affiliate links) and they are genuinely items I’ve used or purchased in the past!

First up, the book which taught me everything I need to know about crochet.

Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker

This book is awesome because it’s easy to read and follow and Debbie tackles all the questions I’ve shouted out in a wool-rage!

Next up, invest in decent hooks. I love the aluminium hooks as they are lightweight and I find them comfy. This set is ideal as it gives you loads of different sizes. If you don’t want loads of hooks, pick a 4mm or so to start with.

22-Piece Set Multi-colour Aluminum Crochet Hooks

Row Counter

Row counters are super useful if you’re making amigurumi characters or if you need to count stitches for blankets and clothes.

Stitch Markers

Stitch markers are fab for remembering where a row begins or ends. Get them, trust me!


You can pick wool up anywhere these days. From the pound shops to Amazon and Aldi. I like this set of 12 x 50g balls of assorted Double Knitting yarn. Pick double knitting as it is a bit thicker.

Large Eye Blunt Sewing Needles

This little set is ideal if you’re making blankets or amigurumi. I use the blunt needles to thread in any ends of wool when I’ve finished a project. They are really handy.

Cute Bag

Once you start buying your crochet essentials, you’ll need somewhere to store them all. This cute bag is ideal!

Plastic Safety Eyes

If you’re making amigurumi then you might want to invest in some eyes to bring character to your mini creations.

Super Easy Amigurumi: Crochet Cute Animals

If you want to get started with Amigurumi then pick up a book online and have a go at all the cute projects.

Are you planning to start a new hobby this year? If crochet is on your to-do list then be sure to share your pics with me on social! You can connect with me at: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!

must have items for crochet begginers

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