I get asked a lot about what things I like to use when crocheting and more specifically, things that make crochet easier. So today, I thought I would go over some simple things to remember and items to make crochet more efficient. I’ve included some links to all of these items that you can find on Amazon.
The first and most important thing is having the right supplies and keeping them organized while you work!
The main thing that causes headaches for me while I’m crocheting is losing the darn hook/needle! So, have a place for your things at all times so you can sit them down and they won’t run away from you. I, personally, keep a small basket with my yarn and tools in it and I can drop my items down in there and it all stays together and won’t get lost in the couch (or wherever they may go).
I keep all my supplies in their case when I’m not actively using them. I love this kit. It comes with everything you will need to crochet. It’s nice and portable- I’ve taken it on countless road trips since my husband got it for me a few years ago and it is 100% the most useful thing I have ever gotten.
The right lighting
Especially when I’m working with black or dark colored yarn, my eyes start to strain a lot to see the stitches. And it’s even more of a problem in low-lighting. So, having good lighting OR a lighted hook is a must. I’ll be honest, until semi-recently, I had no clue that lighted crochet hooks even existed. Game changers.
Keeping up with finished projects
I love keeping all my finished projects inside a cloth, zipper, bag. This way, they’re all together and protected from dust, dirt or anything else that could tarnish them. As a bonus, these have handles which make it easy to just grab them and take them to craft fairs or wherever they’re needed.
Similarly, like finished projects, yarn organization is a must. I keep all of my yarn, organized by colors inside of bins at the top of my closet so they’re all out of the way.
And those are my best suggestions for making your crocheting more efficient and pleasurable!
Until next time, happy crocheting!