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There are several different crochet tools, websites, and business resources I personally recommend and use.
Yarn and Crochet Resources
Standards and Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting by the Craft Yarn Council – the CYC has created some helpful guides for sizing across all crochet items. Also, you can find information for standard terminology and symbols.
Yarnsub.com – Looking for a similar yarn to what your pattern calls for? Need to find a substitute for discontinued yarn? Simply search for the yarn that is needed and Yarnsub.com will provide you with a long list of alternatives. The substitute yarns will be displayed with the closest related options first.
WeCrochet – this is one of my favorite places to order yarn online. Their yarns are always super soft and squishy. I have worked with several types of their yarn and had really great experiences. You can also find a variety of crochet hooks, yarn winders, and other notions.
KnitPicks – this is the sister company of WeCrochet and carries its own yarn lines and knitting notions.
Lion Brand Yarn – find even more selection and colorways of your favorite yarn at Lion Brand’s own website. Check often as they have great sales, clearance, and even mystery boxes!
Mary Maxim – get exclusive yarns, patterns, notions, and more. Mary Maxim has the entire crafting world covered with sewing and other crafting items too!
Crochet Pattern Bundles or Technique eBooks
2021 Autumn Exclusives Pattern Bundle – 40 brand new, never-before-released designs that are perfect for fall. Includes shawls, ponchos, garments, home decor and accessories.
Crochet Colorwork Playbook by E’Claire Makery – The Crochet Colorwork Playbook was designed for crocheters wanting to learn crochet colorwork to help take away the fear and replace it with confidence in doing colorwork! From how to do tapestry, intarsia, and fair isle crochet, all the way to how to switch colors or keep yarn from tangling, this resource has it all.
Winter Wonders 2021 – 42 patterns to celebrate the cold weather months and the joyous holiday season. Each pattern is from a different designer.
Christmas Ornament eBook by Desert Blossom Crafts – An ultimate bundle of Christmas ornaments you can use to get your gifts prepped early. Includes two bonuses to help you finish off and keep track of your gift-making.
Crochet Business Owner Tools
Canva – By far, this is my favorite tool to use. It saves me a ton of time creating graphics I can use across social media, shops, and website. Even my pattern template is created in Canva.
Crochet Business Academy by Pam Grice, The Crochetpreneur – I will sing the praises of CBA all day and all night! The Crochet Business Academy is both a training course that walks you through running a crochet business, for both pattern designers and product sellers, as well as an amazing community of fellow business owners all cheering you on. If you have questions, I’m happy to chat about this anytime!
Crochet Business Summit – This event is hosted by Pam Grice (The Crochetpreneur) and you can join the waiting list to be notified when the next summit is ready for registration. It’s a FREE online summit over the course of several days, jam-packed with presentations and business tips from some amazing crochet business owners.
Tailwind – As someone who works a full-time job and a house full of kids, time is limited. Tailwind is a tool I use to help me schedule Pinterest pins. I can schedule several months of pins in just a few hours a month and can put the time I saved into other important tasks.
Siteground – There are lots of options for places to host your website. As a brand new blogger, you’ll often find suggestions for BlueHost and Siteground. When researching these options myself I ultimately settled on Siteground due to more favorable reviews about customer service. And while I’m fairly tech-savvy, I don’t often need a bunch of support, but when I have had to engage with Siteground’s helpdesk team, I’ve been really impressed. They have virtually zero wait time and have been able to help me quickly and efficiently.
BigScoots – Depending on your site traffic, budget, and hosting needs, BigScoots can be a great alternative to other hosting providers. In 2022 I moved to BigScoots because my traffic was outgrowing Siteground’s capacity and the pricing was comparable for the next tier. I had heard great things about BigScoots and their customer service team did an amazing job of moving my site. There was little to no downtime, they did all the heavy lifting for me!
ShareASale – There are many different companies that you can become an affiliate for. ShareASale is an affiliate network, so when you sign-up with them, you get the opportunity to apply to be an affiliate for many other companies (like WeCrochet).