If you are looking for a relaxing hobby then learning how to crochet could be just what you need. In this article we a looking at the crochet equipment you really need to crochet.
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Crochet has the benefit of being one of many hobbies that can help you to de-stress and unwind. It is simple and easy to learn, and you can do it on a budget too. The vast array of hooks, yarns, stitches and patterns can seem overwhelming if you are brand new to crochet. With so many options how do you know where to start?
The basic crochet equipment
- A crochet hook – probably a 5 or 5.5mm is a good starting size but there are many sizes to suit the different sizes of yarn or wool.
- Yarn, wool or crochet thread – the standard DK will suit a 5 or 5.5mm hook. Once you know the basics you can crochet using all sorts of materials from wire to strips of cut up material. The are many options.
- Scissors – depends on what you are making.
- Wool needle – can be useful to sew in ends once finished.
- A stitch guide – a handy extra to help keep you on track. Check out Discover The Feel Good Factor of Crochet.
There are many starter kits which contain the right size hook and enough yarn to make the pattern. Here are some free crochet patterns to get you started. Once you are feeling more confident there are many other patterns for free or to purchase that will increase your skills.
If you follow my Blog then we will be covering how to crochet, so keep an eye out for future posts.
Also get you free copy of Discover The Feel Good Factor of Crochet!. It has some handy charts too!