Needles for Crochet



This is the little case I use to store my needles.Well, most of them. I use a variety of needles for sewing in the tails of my projects and for hand stitching. Many years ago I created a little needle case out of three pieces of felt sandwiched between two cotton crochet motifs and then sewed it together. On occasion I will take the needles out and wash the case. As you can see in the image to the right, it looks like it needs to be washed again. It has served its purpose well.


The needle on the left bottom, closest to the ruler, is the one I use in most of the yarn video tutorials. It is a tapestry needle and is about 2" long. I am not able to store it in my case because it has a dull point.The three needles to the right on the top section are the ones I use for thread and smaller yarn. One of them has a sharper point which works good for thread. Most of the other needles have been used for a variety of sewing projects in the past. As you progress with crochet and become advanced, you will learn what needle size will be your preference. There is a wide range of needles to choose from. When I am searching to purchase a craft needle, I look at the eye size to see how well my yarn or thread will pass through the eye. You can find many different sizes of tapestry needles. Joann Fabric and Crafts has needles online. Wal-mart has tapestry needles in the craft department. Crochet thread will need a smaller needle. I have used smaller tapestry needles and sewing needles with a point. The small the thread, the smaller the needle you will need for sewing in tails. The needle you use for a size 10 thread may not slide through size 30 crochet cotton stitches or it may distort your stitches. You may need to try a few different types, to find what you like and what works best for you.

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