Top 3 Crochet Tools You Should Be Using

Looking to add some crochet tools and notions to your project bag? These are the top three crochet tools I can’t live without.

In my 22 years designing patterns (and 40 + crocheting in general) I can tell you that I have tried just about every brand of hook, tool and case available. I thought I would share with you the top three products I use and have been for a long time. I’ll share my reasons with you too!

1. Crochet Hooks

It may sounds like an obvious one, but finding the ever-elusive perfect crochet hook can seem impossible. In all my years of crochet, I have used every type of hook—metal, wood and plastic—made by every brand from Boye to Lykke. For the last 10+ years however, I have used only the Addi Color-Coded Comfort hooks from Addi by Selter.

I like these metal hooks because the yarn really slides smoothly, and the shaft of the hook is long enough to create many loops for clusters and bullions. The handles add a bit of heft so that my grip is relaxed and I can crochet longer. As an added bonus for me, I am a knife holder and tend to roll my hooks so there is no thumb rest to prevent the rolling I do!

2. Hook Case

My absolute favorite case is my Grace’s Cases DPN/Crochet Hook Case. I have been using this same case now for 5 years.

It’s padded and washable (air dry) and will hold up to 13 hooks (more if you are putting in steel hooks) there is a little Zipper on the outside to keep notions in. It is small enough to fit in any project bag! I just love it!

3. Multi-Tool Kit

If there is one item that is an absolute must-have, it’s the Akerworks Knitting Tool Kit. This is the perfect travel buddy for crocheters.

It comes with a gauge finder (the top clear plastic cross shaped piece) and then the magnetic base includes travel scissors, tape measure, locking stitch markers and tapestry needles. Along the edge of the base is a hook size gauge too when you aren’t sure what size your hook is!

I love adding my own markers and needles to it!

Crochet tools are probably the most personal items we use in our crafting, but all three of these are worth taking the time to try. They may just change the way you crochet!

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16 Responses to “Top 3 Crochet Tools You Should Be Using”
  1. Helen

    This is the first time I got help on what I need to make my project better for me

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Pam,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      I don’t see that we currently have content specific to left handed crochet but I will forward along that topic/content suggestion!


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      • carolyn howell
        carolyn howell

        I, too, am left-handed. I love using Clover brand crochet hooks (gold handle}. I also have arthritis and find that using these hooks enables me to work for longer periods of time. I have the whole set (C thru J) and have several sets and you will find one in most of my projects.

  2. Katrinna Duke
    Katrinna Duke

    I would like some of your needles and bags I have Parkinson disease crochet help me don’t shake so much