What do i need to Crochet?

I want to learn how to crochet and i am going to teach myself. I need to know a good book what supplies i will need.


9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Here some websites and books to help you:

    Here some books available at any library or bookstore:

    One Skein Knitting: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet

    by Leigh Radford, John Mulligan (Photographer)

    Crocheting School: A Complete Course

    by Sterling Publishing Company, Fabbri Editori

    Crocheting for Dummies

    by Susan Brittain, Karen Manthey, Karen Manthey

    200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match

    by Jan Eaton

    The Crochet Stitch Bible

    by Betty Barnden

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting Illustrated

    by Barbara Breiter, Gail Diven

    Donna Kooler's Crocheted Afghans

    by Donna Kooler

    Herrschner's Blue Ribbon Afghans

    by Oxmoor House, Janica Lynn York

    The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stiches: Over 900 Great Stitches Detailed for Needle Crafters of Every Level

    by Reader's Digest Editors (Editor), Reader's Digest Editors

    100 Afghans to Knit and Crochet

    by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss

    100 Crochet Projects

    by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss

    Geometrics: A New Way to Crochet

    by Ruthie Marks, Ruthie Marks (Editor)

    Maran Illustrated Knitting and Crocheting

    by maranGraphics Development Group, MaranGraphics Development Group Staff

    Crocheting School: A Complete Course

    by Sterling Publishing Company, Fabbri Editori

    Dream Toys: A Collection of Knit and Crochet Fantastical Toys

    by Claire Garland, John Garland (Photographer)

    From Needles to Hook: Complete Guide to Converting Knit Patterns to Crochet

    by Donna Scott

    Cool Crochet

    by Melissa Leapman, Joe VanDeHatert (Photographer)

    Not Your Mama's Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang

    by Amy Swenson

    Candy Blankies: Cuddly Crochet for Babies and Toddlers

    by Candi Jensen

    100 Crochet Projects

    by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss

    Learning to Crochet

    by BarCharts Inc (Manufactured by), Kaaren Ashley

    The Easy Learn to Crochet in Just One Day

    by Bobbie Matela

    Crochet Your Way

    by Gloria Tracy, Susan Levin, Susan Levin - a excellent book on the subject.

    Learn to Crochet

    by Sue Whiting

    Learn to Crochet

    by Sally Harding (Editor), John Heseltine (Photographer)

    Basic Crocheting

    by Sharon Hernes Hernes Silverman, Sharon Hermes Silverman, Annie Modesitt, Marjorie Leggitt (Illustrator), Marjorie Leggitt (Illustrator)

    The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Creating Unique Fashions and Accessories

    Crochet Basics: All You Need to Know to Create Beautiful Crocheted Garments

    by Jan Eaton

    Knitter's Lib: Learn to Knit, Crochet, and Free Yourself from Pattern Dependency

    by Lena Maikon

    The Crochet Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face: Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

    by Edie Eckman

    300 Crochet Stitches: Includes Basic Stitaches, Lace Patterns, Motifs, Filet, Clusters, Shells, Bobbles, Loops, Vol. 6

    by Staff of Collins and Brown Limited

    Lion Brand Yarn: Just Gifts: Favorite Patterns to Knit and Crochet

    by Shannon Okey (Editor), Shannon Okey (Editor)

    220 More Crochet Stitches, Vol. 7

    by Collins & Brown Ltd (Manufactured by)

    Maran Illustrated Knitting and Crocheting

    by maranGraphics Development Group, MaranGraphics Development Group Staff

    Crochet (Portable Crafter Series)

    by Carolyn Christmas

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    has for supplies

    H,I,J,K are popular hook sizes

    driffrent colored yarns

    I start with Royal blue and whit, but it really a matter of choice however it you are using a pattern than use the color stated in the pattern

    A basket to carry your hooks and yarn in

    a pattern which the books will give you.

    a quiet room or place to work in

    a notebook to write down what you did . if you don't have the below

    optional but very nice to have - a copy machine and a highlighter marker to mark off what you have done so far.

    I hope this helps

  • 10 years ago

    My favorite book (and the one I use most often for reference) is by Debbie Stoller entitled "Stitch and ***** Crochet: The Happy Hooker." (It's not a dirty book, I promise!) The instructions are very clear and thorough, with lots of little diagrams for the visual learner. The patterns in there are modern and cutesy and are aimed mostly at beginners to intermediates. When I first started out I used a J hook for everything because it's smack dab in the middle of sizes: not too large, not too small. Tension/gauge is extremely important for some projects; if you get a different book make sure the one you select explains gauge swatches, yarn differences, and clearly show how to make the various stitches. Invest in a book that will take you from beginning to advanced stitches, which will save you a lot of time and money later. I would recommend practicing with acrylics as they're inexpensive, easy to work with, and very forgiving when it comes to mistakes. Stick with a solid so you can see your stitches and lots of little highlighters to keep track of where you are in a pattern. Essentially, these are all you'll need to begin practicing, but you'll have to look at an actual pattern for a comprehensive list of things you'll need. Try your local library first for the book; I'm sure you'll like it but if not it'll give you a good place to start as far as looking for a book you can relate to. I don't claim to be the best crocheter in the world, but I do well enough. If you need help, drop a line and we'll figure it out. Happy crocheting!

    Source(s): Many projects and crochet hooks thrown at the wall in frustration later, I've finally progressed to clothing and working with expensive yarn without fear.
  • 10 years ago

    There are several books and websites that will help you learn to crochet. What I recommend is the following:

    You can go to Barnes & Nobles and purchase the book "Crochet For Dummies" or you can go to www.lionbrand.com, register and click onto Learn to Crochet. Either one is great. Lion Brand also sells several different textured yarns in a variety of colors that are wonderful.

    You will need yarn and crochet hooks in several sizes. Find a book you feel comfortable with and it will instruct you on the supplies you will need. Most of all be patient with yourself and have some fun.

    Source(s): www.lionbrand.com
  • 10 years ago

    Go to the library and get two or three books on learning crochet. At least one should be from the children's department. Theirs have better instructions and smaller projects.

    Pick a project from a book, go to the store, and buy the right size hook and yarn for that project. Start with a light-color yarn. It's easier to see what you're doing. Then, sit down and get busy.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago


    I've been crocheting sice I was nine by teachers. Of course l8ter I gave up, but then I restarted by a book. 'I taught myself to crochet' is a great book. Also, 'Cozy Crochet' by Melissa Leapman is another organized modern book.

    Alright, 4 the amount of things you'll need, get out a pen and paper. MAke sure it has ink in it real quick. Alright lets start:


    Crochet Hook Set- (i would range from size 2.75-6.5. If u get 'I taught my self how to crochet' it comes with this set')

    A pattern.

    Knowledge (very important)

    Crochet stitch holders

    Other than these, you can start crocheting!!!!!

    I hope my answer helps!!!!!

    • 6 years agoReport

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  • 10 years ago


    a crochet hook (g or h is good to learn on ... not too big, not too small)

    yarn (get worsted weight, something not too fuzzy/thick/fluffy ... lighter yarn will make it easier to see your stitches)

    a tapestry needle (huge metal needle for sewing in the ends)

    check youtube for videos ... you'll want to start with chain and then learn single crochet and double crochet.

  • 10 years ago

    I would definitely recommend this book. You can purchase it online, or find it in nearly any major craft store.


    I taught a friend of mine how to crochet, and she would forget how to do stitches in between visits. We had picked up this book to give her all the tools she'd need as it was really inexpensive and all-inclusive. It includes, diagrams on stitches, hooks, etc... All you need is yarn. Remember to start off with a cheap sport/medium weight yarn(3 or 4 weight). This way, you're not dropping a ton of money, and the yarn is easy to handle. I always recommend Caron Simply Soft for beginners, if it's available in your area. If not, I've provided the link below:


    There are plenty of videos available on Youtube.com, as another option.

    I would recommend simple patterns like hot-pads, dish cloths, squares, or scarves to start off. You don't want to get frustrated right out of the gate. =)

    Become a member of Ravelry.com, which is a knitting and crochet community. There are plenty of resources available there as well, including thousands of people who are willing to help with anything you might need.

    Good luck to you, and feel free to email if you have any questions!

  • 10 years ago

    I would tell you to go to your local library, and find a book that looks to be easy for you to understand. Find an easy project out of it and the project will specify what hook size you need and what kind of yarn to use. Then, you can go to a craft store such as Michaels and buy what you need. If you get stuck, youtube videos can be very helpful as well to you.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago


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