Crochet is the process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning ‘small hook’. Hooks can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bamboo, or plastic. Their are tools for crocheting like yarns, hooks, tape and many more.
Crocheting and knitting seems the same,but the key difference between crochet and knitting, beyond the implements used for their production, is that each stitch in crochet is completed before the next one is begun, while knitting keeps many stitches open at a time. Some variant forms of crochet, such as Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace, do keep multiple crochet stitches open at a time. And in knitting, long blunt knitting needles, whereas in crocheting, crocheting hooks are used.
Many different types of tools can be used while crocheting to make our process more smooth, and more simple.
Here we are listing the most useful and needed tools for you to get started with Crocheting-
- Crocheting Yarns:
Yarns are made from different materials, so you must do some research on which one works best for your particular project, and with which kind of yarns are you most comfortable with. Buying yarn can be a very fun and enjoyable activity that can brighten your mood and get you excited for projects.
- Crocheting Hooks:
Hooks are one of the essentials for crocheting. After yarns, it is the most important thing to get you started with crocheting. Hooks come in different sizes and are made from different materials. Research which hook will work best for you.
- Flexible measure tape:
Every crocheter needs a measuring tape for checking the gauge and to get the proper size of the project. A flexible tape measure is perfect for measuring round and straight. It is handy, and easy to keep without tangling.
- Yarn Needles:
A crocheting project is not all about crocheting. For you to finish a project you will have to stitch the edges and weaving ends. Yarn needles with large eyes are perfect. You can get yarn needles in plastic and steel.
- A case for keeping all tools arranged:
A person doing crocheting or embroidery will always be around a lot of tools and stuff, and there is a high chance of getting a few items lost, if not kept properly and in an arranged manner. So, to ensure safekeeping all of your tools, a case with many separate pockets is essential.