Updated: Nov 30, 2019
Unique Crochet Gadget Roundup
Fun and unique tools and supplies that any crocheter would love.
You only need 2 things to crochet. A hook and yarn.
Other than that most people also like scissors, a tapestry needle, and a pattern.
But we're not talking bare bones here. I've rounded up a list of some pretty awesome crochet gadgets that any fiber artist would love to add to their collection. You might find something you love, or you might get some good gift ideas. Click on photos for pricing and availability. Affiliate links used- see disclosures on my home page for more info.
1. All in 1 hook sets
4 in 1 crochet hooks took some getting used to, but if you're experienced with the thicker ergonomic hooks, these don't feel too different. Each one has 4 different hook sizes that fold out similar to a swiss army knife. Confession time; I loose things all the time. I probably have at least 3 or 4 of each hook size. I leave them in my projects or around the house. These things saved me. I keep 1 in my wallet and 1 in my car, so I always have hooks with me. The bulk of the handle makes them almost impossible to loose at the bottom of a diaper bag or purse. Crochet hook keychains are a similar idea to the 4 in 1s. They're portable, easy to find, and give you a variety of options on-the-go.
3. Yarn cutters
This yarn cutter pendant can be added to a chain and worn around your neck. The blade is kept on the inside so you can run the yarn over it without getting your fingers too close to the blade. I have 2 little ones, and I can't leave scissors out. This is great little gadget. It isn't everybody's style, but personally I think it makes a cute necklace. With all the "old lady crafts" becoming trendy, there have been a lot a vintage modern finds. Unicorn Embroidery scissors. Need I say more???
4. Crochet hook gauge
Some manufacturers and countries label their hooks differently. It's frustrating when I only see the letter on the hook, since some projects can turn out completely different if the hook is just half a millimeter off from what you think it is. It's nice being able to double check.
Graphing paper is awesome when you want to create your own tapestry patterns, c2c projects or graphgans. Since bullet journaling is so popular right now, graphing paper has been easier to find in notebook form, and they've gotten way cuter. I always carry around a small lined notebook (like the ones servers use). It makes it way easier to keep track of patterns and hook sizes. (I have way too many going on at once). I tried using my phone since I always have it on me, but it always auto-corrects when I put things like "fphdc" and I don't catch it until it's too late.
6. Craft totes
Like I said, I have lots of WIPS. When I'm doing Amigurumi I like having a specified place for all the little arms or whatnots. I dived craft tote helps keep everything in order, including the notebooks and hooks. Canvas totes and messenger bags are perfect for bringing a project with to a doctor's appointment or any type of waiting room.
I hope you agree that these are some fun and unique crochet gadgets, and got some good ideas for crocheter gifts. If you can think of anything else that should be added to this list, please let me know! BuyBrittique@gmail.com