A short list of items I have found to be EXTREMELY helpful throughout my maker journey. I hope you guy’s do as well!
Susan Bates Crochet Hooks
I remember using Boye crochet hooks when I first started learning to crochet. Now, don’t get me wrong there isn’t anything wrong with Boye hooks, but I just don’t like the tapered neck. Susan Bates In-Line hooks grip the yarn nicely and definitely speed up the crocheting process.
This one has to be one of my most used products to date. Sometimes there just isn’t time in the day to wet block a project, or you want to quickly see how your work is turning out. This steam blocker is budget friendly and works great!
Don’t let the name fool you, just because your crocheting doesn’t mean you don’t need blocking mats. For the longest time I would use a bunch of towels but I noticed it would take HOURS longer to dry. These mats not only saved me so much time but helped to block my work out evenly (that’s what the lines are for).
When I first started crocheting I really didn’t understand the point of winding skeins of yarn into cakes. If you could pull from the center from your favorite Lion Brand yarn what was the point? Let me tell you my friend, if you’ve ever been working on a blanket and ended up with a huge knot inside your yarn skein you weren’t expecting you would understand. This winder is budget friendly, attaches to most tables, and get’s the job done!
Ok so I will be totally honest with you guy’s on this one, I don’t own this hook case..But I NEED IT. This hook case has been on my wish list for a while now (Hello Hubby!?) So i’ll just live vicariously through those of you who decide to purchase this beauty.
Most of us Makers know it’s nearly impossible to crochet or knit without a measuring tape. There isn’t anything too special about this one in particular, it’s 60” long (Yup, you’ll definitely need a long tape measure) and pink (yes that matters)!
Pom-pom makers are a gift from heaven. If you’ve ever tried to make a pom-pom using your hand you’ll totally understand where I’m coming from! Clover makes these great pom-pom makers that include both a small and a large size.
Recently, I posted a tutorial on Cable Knitting, when working cables it’s super convenient to use Cable holders. These holders are my favorite thus far and have yet to fail me. They come with 3 different sizes and have pointy edges that make knitting straight from the holder a painless job!
If it’s not obvious by now, Clover is one of my favorite brand for knit/crochet tools. These stitch markers are a MUST. They lock, which keeps them from slipping off of your work mid-way and messing up your project (been there).
Stop what you’re doing RIGHT NOW. These needles are my most prized (knitting) possession of all time. I love this set more than anything! It is so convenient to be able to change the size of my needles mid-project (going from ribbing to body for example) so quickly. Don’t let the circular needles fool you either, this doesn’t mean you can only use them in the round. I never use straight needles, just these babies!
You may be wondering why i’m including a camera. Well, if you want to enter the blogging world you ‘ll need a nice camera to do the job. This right here is the camera I use to take each and every picture on this here blog!
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About Me -
My name is Bailey, the Maker and designer behind hooked on tilly. I am a stay at home mama to two little babes. a few years ago i found myself pregnant and bored, so i decided to pick up a crochet hook and the rest is history from there! Most days you can find me knitting/crocheting with a cup of coffee and netflix playing in the background.
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