Check out these tools and resources for becoming a better crocheter. You don't have to be a beginner forever, tutorials, tools, books and more.

Are you searching for ways to become a better crocheter? 

I put together a list of my top resources for improving your crochet technique. Included are a list of awesome crochet books, a few of my favorite crochet tools, and some links to some awesome free resources and youtube channels. You’ll be crocheting like a pro in no time.

I love that there are so many different crochet tips and techniques out there to learn. I feel like I am in a constant state of learning, heck just the other day I learned all about foundation crochet stitches.

If you’ve been dreaming of tackling that tough crochet project, I say go for it!! Make a list of the skills you need to know for it and start learning them. You’ll never advance your crochet skill level if you don’t try.

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My goal for this list is to give you some great options for taking your crochet skills up a notch in a variety of different ways. Whether that is reading a book (my personal favorite), trying a new tool, or utilizing the many free resources scattered around the internet.

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Crochet Skill-Building Books

I love crochet books and there are so many great ones out there.

Corner to Corner: 15 Contemporary Crochet Project by Jess Coppom of Make and Do Crew

Crochet Stitch Dictionary by Sarah Hazell (This is my FAVORITE crochet stitch book!!)

Crocheter’s Skill Building Workshop by Dora Ohrenstein (This book has it all, there is so so so much great information in here!)

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Essential Crochet tools to Improve your crochet

Furls Streamline Swirl Crochet Hooks

These are my new favorite hooks! I’ve been experiencing some wrist pain while crocheting and these hooks (along with some rest) have really helped reduce that pain. 

Clover Amour Crochet Hooks

These hooks have allowed me to crochet faster with more even tension and as a bonus their ergonomic style is easy on my hands. I can’t recommend them enough!

Boye Jumbo Stitch Markers

These little stitch markers are my favorite, they are so nice for keeping count of stitches which means less chance I have to rip my work back because I miscounted!

Blocking Mats and Pins

Blocking your work opens up lacy patterns and sets your stitches creating for a nice professional finished look. There are a few different methods for blocking your crochet, but basically you get it wet and pin it to your blocking boards and let it dry. You can read more about blocking HERE.

Related: You can find even more of my crochet favorites here! 

Ok, I am sure there are more tools I can add here but I’ll keep it short. Do you have any helpful crochet tools?

free crochet tips and techniques

There is so much free crochet information out there on the internet! If you are internet savvy and have some time on your hands, you can learn just about anything. I’ve rounded up a list of links to some of my favorite crochet tips and tricks.

Locked Loop Ends Method from Salty Pearl Crochet

Get Even Rows Without Counting from Maria’s Blue Crayon

How to Check Gauge in Crochet from Crochet 365 Knit Too

Tapestry Crochet tips from Stitching Together

For more tips check out my Pinterest board!

Let’s not forget Video Tutorials!

YouTube has so so so many great tutorials on literally everything. Just type in what you want to learn and you’ll get a whole bunch of relevant videos for that subject. 

You can see my Youtube channel here

Some of my other favorite crochet channels are: 

B.hooked Crochet & Knitting

T.L.Yarn Crafts

Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

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  1. I print the pattern (or cobble together pattern directions if it’s not a full pattern. Then I put it and your Project Planner page in a sheet protector. This goes into the project bag along with the yarn and WIP. The use the Project Planner to record anything I do different from the pattern, hook size, order I plan or used for the yarn colors, chain length, etc.

    I will rewrite the Project Planner to file in my notebook once I’m done. The one in the bag gets pretty banged up but I love having all my instructions and notes with the project bag wherever I go. I also put the yarn wrappers in the sheet protector so they don’t get lost until I’m done with them.

  2. I could not download the Resources to help you become a for a Better Crochetier on the download it showed that it had a virus and was deleted.

    1. Can you tell me which link you specifically had a problem with? There aren’t any downloads in this post, they all link to outside sources.

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