How to Buy Crochet Supplies

Learning to crochet won't turn you into your grandmother, but will provide you with a lifelong hobby.

You will need

  • A pattern
  • Yarn
  • A crochet hook
  • A ruler or gauge checker
  • Stitch markers
  • yarn pieces
  • or safety pins

Step 1 Follow a pattern Buy a pattern or find a free one online.

Step 2 Choose yarn Choose your yarn. Consider the color, weight, feel, price, and care instructions. Buy enough to complete your project.

Step 3 Choose hook Choose the right hook size to go with your yarn. If you’re not sure, check the pattern.

Step 4 Choose ruler Buy a regular ruler or a gauge checker made for yarn projects so you can check your gauge.

Step 5 Consider stitch markers Buy a package of stitch markers if you will need to mark stitches for a pattern. Or use extra yarn pieces or safety pins.