Guide to Essential Crochet Supplies for Beginners (7 Must Haves)

Welcome to the world of crochet! If you’re just beginning, you might wonder what supplies you need. Don’t worry, it’s simpler than you think.

Here’s a quick guide about crochet supplies for beginners to get you started on your crochet adventure.

crochet supplies for beginners

Must Have Crochet Supplies for Beginners

Below are some of the basic supplies every beginner crocheter needs before they learn how to crochet.

The essentials needed to crochet + a pattern!

Crochet Hooks

First things first, you need a crochet hook. Crochet hooks come in various sizes, so starting with a medium size, like a 5 mm (H-8), is a good idea. This size is great for many beginner projects.

As you grow in your crochet journey, you can add more sizes to your collection. I recommend the Etimo hook set shown below. Since it is my absolute favorite crochet hook set… I have two!

Start with a basic crochet hook set of 3.25 mm to 6 mm, like the Tulip Etimo set.


The yarn is your canvas when it comes to crocheting. For beginners, go for medium-weight yarn (also known as worsted weight). It’s easy to work with and perfect for a variety of projects. Select yarn colors that you love, as you’ll be spending a lot of time with them in your projects.

Vanna’s Choice, which is a four weight yarn (aka medium weight) is a good choice for newer crocheters because it’s easy to work with and easy to find in stores.

Vanna’s Choice Yarn is a great choice for beginners to use for projects


A pair of sharp scissors is a must-have. You’ll use them to cut your yarn when you finish a project or change colors. My favorites are stork scissors, but any scissors that can cleanly cut yarn are fine.

Stork scissors are perfect for a clean cut in crochet projects.

Yarn Needle

A yarn needle, or tapestry needle, helps you weave in the ends of your yarn when your project is complete. They have a large eye, making it easier to thread yarn through.

This variety pack of yarn needles is a perfect choice for beginners to have on hand.

Stitch Markers

Stitch markers are handy, especially for bigger projects. They help you follow where you are in your pattern. They come in various shapes and colors.

Make sure to get the stitch markers that open and close when shopping for a set of markers.

Measuring Tape

A flexible measuring tape is useful for checking the size of your projects. Whether it’s a hat, blanket, or scarf, you want to make sure it’s the right size. This will also be helpful when a pattern states a gauge, and you need to make sure your project swatch matches up.

A flexible measuring tape is a must-have for measuring gauge in projects as well as the finished size of projects.

Crochet Pattern

Lastly, you’ll need a pattern. There are loads of free patterns online that are geared towards beginners. Pick something simple to start, like a granny square, scarf, or a hat. As you gain confidence, you can try more complex patterns.

Beginner Crochet Patterns

If you are searching for a simple pattern to start with, a beginner granny square is perfect, as well as a simple scarf.

  1. Basic Granny Square
  2. Beginner Scarf

That’s it! With these basic supplies, you’re ready to start your crochet journey. Remember, practice makes perfect. Don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to get the hang of it. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy it along the way.

Happy Crocheting!

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