Learn How to Crochet - Lesson #1

Crochet Supplies For Beginners


Many “how-to” crochet websites, video tutorials, and books will give you a long list of fancy supplies you will need to get started in crochet. They will tell you all about stitch markers, pins, yarn bowls, etc. However, getting started in crochet is very straightforward and more inexpensive than you realize. The only supplies you need to start crocheting are a crochet hook, yarn, tapestry needle, and a good pair of yarn scissors.

As you can see, the list of supplies for a beginning crocheter is short and sweet, so don’t get caught up in buying unnecessary things, especially when you are first starting.

Even though the beginner supply list is short, it is still important to purchase the correct yarn, crochet hook, tapestry needle, and a good pair of yarn scissors.

Crochet Hooks

Crochet hooks come in several different shapes and sizes, and they can even be made with different materials such as wood, plastic, steel, epoxy, aluminum, etc. It can become confusing and even overwhelming to know which hook to purchase and use when starting your first project as a beginning crocheter.

The Best Crochet Hook for Beginners

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The reason I recommend this hook:

Aluminum hooks are perfect beginner hooks because not only are they inexpensive, but the yarn glides over them easily and smoothly.

Note: You might be tempted to purchase a fancy wooden or a handmade epoxy hook, but these hooks can be more challenging to work with because the yarn won’t glide as easily on them. A cheap plastic hook has the same problem. Don’t get me wrong, fancy wooden and handmade crochet hooks are beautiful and are especially fun to work with, but more experienced crocheters should use these types of hooks.


Tip: The crochet hook, yarn and pair of scissors just discussed in this lesson are supplies meant for the newbie.

There will be more crochet materials you will want to add to your collection at a later date, but for now these items will have you crocheting like a pro in no time.