Find the Crochet Supplies You Need: Hooks, Thread, Yarn, and More!

Shopping for crochet supplies is part of the fun of crocheting an item. However, it can quickly become stressful or overwhelming if you can’t find exactly the hook, thread, yarn, or other accessory you need.

If you are having difficulty finding specific crocheting supplies, we would love to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

While your local yarn or craft store may not have the supplies you need for your crochet project, it is usually possible to find just what you are looking for somewhere online and have it shipped to your door.

Antique Crochet Patterns has partnered with companies such as Amazon, CreateForLess, eBay, Joann, and Overstock, in order to help you find the crochet supplies you need – at great prices you will love.

Directory of Crochet Supplies

Crochet Hooks – a crochet hook (or crochet needle) is a type of needle with a hook at one end used to draw thread through knotted loops. To make crochet stitches, you only need to use one crochet hook.

Historically, crochet hooks were made from a whole range of material – bone, porcupine quill, celluloid, agate, and even ivory (to name a few). Today, hooks are usually made of wood, plastic, or aluminum.

We’ve provided links to where you can find a whole range of hooks for crocheting – from ones with decorative handles to more comfortable hooks with ergonomic handles. Feel free to browse around!

Crochet Thread – crochet thread is specially formulated thread for crafting decorative crochet items such as doilies or filet crochet.

Crochet thread is usually produced from cotton and has a denser pile and smaller diameter than ordinary yarn. It is not the same as crochet yarn – there are usually even different sizing scales for thread and yarn.

For crocheting with thread, you will usually use hooks that are made of steel and have smaller hook heads and shorter shanks.

Crochet thread comes in sizes from 3 to 100, although historically it came in much finer sizes, down to 200. Diameter is inversely proportional to number (the smaller the number, the larger the thread), so size 3 is nearly as thick as yarn and size 100 is as fine as sewing thread.

Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread

Aunt Lydia’s Denim Crochet Thread

Cebelia Crochet Cotton

Coats Big Ball

Bernat Crochet Thread

Crochet Yarns – yarn used for crocheting comes in a variety of textures, colors, and weights. It can be either wool, cotton, or acrylic.

Most crocheters find that yarn is easier to work with than crochet thread. If you don’t have a strong prefereance for one over the other, we would recommend that you start with yarn when you are learning to crochet.



Coats/Red Heart


Lion Brand

Mary Maxim

NY Yarns


Premier Yarns

Other Yarn Brands

Crochet Kits – like their name suggests, crochet kits basically have all the crochet supplies needed for a specific project in one place.

In other words, crochet kits give you everything you need – the patterns and materials – to make a specific project. It can’t get any easier!

You can also learn the basics of crocheting (or help someone else learn the basics) with some of the beginner’s crochet kits available.

Crochet Pattern Books – if you are looking for crochet pattern books, you have come to the right place. We have a huge collection of rare and treasured patterns of the past – at prices you will love too!

Easy of these original, unaltered, digitally restored pattern books are available for immediate download at an incredibly low price!

We have sorted them into categories for your to browse.

Crochet Tools and Accessories – check out these innovative tools and handy accessories – you are sure to find something useful!

Over the years, resourceful crocheters have been finding ways to make crocheting better. They have developed a whole range of neat tools and accessories to save you time, save you money, and keep you organized.

But, be warned – there is no going back! Once you use them, you won’t know how you crocheted without them before!

We hope that we have been able to help you find all the crochet supplies that you need to finish that project you are working on!

We’ve tried to assemble a complete list of all the crochet supplies you could possible need in one spot. If you haven’t been able to find the crochet supplies you need, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help you find the crochet supplies you are looking for!

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