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Have you ever tried working with the wrong tools? I sure have and it is not fun. #theworst I've been crocheting for a while and have wasted a lot of money on tools that were just not up to snuff. So I wanted to share my recommendations for the best crochet tools that I've used thus far.
1. Tulip Hooks
My Aunt Joann taught me how to crochet when I was about 8 years old. I started out using the standard Bates metal hooks. Over the years I found that my fingers would feel raw and tender after using those hooks for large projects. I started buying other hooks to alleviate that pain.
My favorite hooks that I've found so far are the Tulip Etimo Hooks. I basically refuse to use anything else! #totestrue On occasion, in a pinch while traveling, I've had to buy other hooks and regretted wasting the money on them. #smh #youcan'tbuytulipatmichaels
I love these because the elastomeric comfort grip is so soft and they seem to fit my hand perfectly. #feelslikebutta I have had these hooks for about 7 years now and they are holding up great with repeated use! I no longer have any skin sensitivity or hand/wrist pain while using these.
When I started buying these years ago, they didn't come in sets but they do now! I want the pink set sooooo bad! #millenialpinkftw
2. Gingher 5" Knife Edge Sewing Scissors
Nothing is worse than a dull pair of scissors when you're trying to cut some yarn or fabric! I love Gingher scissors. They are pricey but so worth it. They stay sharp for a very long time. They are durable and they will outlast you. With regular maintenance, you're great great grandkids will be using these bad boys. Unless they are using lasers by then. #letshopenot #missingfingers
3. Stitch Markers
Stitch markers are essential when working on certain projects. I like these that work like a safety pin the best. You could use anything like regular 'ol safety pins or scrap pieces of yarn, but they wouldn't be as cute! #colorsoftherainbow
4. Yarn Tote Bag/Travel Bag
Y'all! #yall I just got this for Christmas and it is the bees knees! I have basically put all my crochet stuff in this bag and take it everywhere. I no longer have my hooks in a pencil case or sprawled all over the house. I can work and keep my yarn dirt free while traveling! #orwhileinmyownhouse #shush #donttell All of my tools and supplies are tidied up all in one place. It is the best. If you don't have one, you seriously need to up your game with this gem! #holla #treatyoself
Welp, those are my 4 essential tools for crocheting that I just can't live without. Do you have any suggestions for me? I hear Furls Crochet Hooks are really nice. I'm going to have to order some to try!