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There are a lot of different places that I shop and things that I buy for my crochet projects. Here are my recommendations for stores, some products, money saving websites, and blogging.
Amazon: Though I don’t buy much of my yarn through Amazon, I love buying my hooks, cases, stitch markers, and other supplies. And if you sign up for Amazon Prime, you can get your project supplies in just 2 DAYS with free 2-day shipping! Talk about awesome! Try an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial!
I definitely do not recommend buying yarn on Amazon, though, because it is usually way more expensive than other online stores. Stick to regular online yarn/craft stores for that.
Hobby Lobby: I love Hobby Lobby! Their yarn is fantastic and everything else is irresistibly cute! They sell everything you need for crochet and basically any other craft. Only downside is that they aren’t everywhere. Bummer! But you can always buy online, but only do this is you are getting $50 worth of yarn and have a free shipping with a $50 purchase coupon. Oh, and don’t forget their 40% coupon, too!
Joann’s: I used to shop at Joann’s a lot. Their store is fantastic, but I’m not the biggest fan of shopping there online. I have tried ordering online and picking up at the store, and half the time they tell you a day after you order that they don’t have it in stock anymore. Talk about frustrating! Anyway, I do like the yarns they sell, but I recommend going to their store to buy their products or buy online and have it delivered.
Lion Brand Yarn: If you’re a fan of Lion Brand Yarn like I am, you’ll love buying directly from their website. They have really good sales and clearance items. They also partner with lots of crochet and knitting designers and have kits where you can get a pattern with all the yarn you need for a good price. I haven’t tried that yet, but I hope to in the future.
Clover Amour Hook Set: This Clover Hook set is my go to for crochet hooks. I used to use a much cheaper type of crochet hook, but it hurt my hand. These hooks don’t hurt my hands at all, and they move so smoothly through the yarn. I really love them. At a lot of stores, they cost upwards of $60-70, but you can get them on Amazon for anywhere from $30-45, usually. The set has 10 hooks: B-2.25mm, C-2.75mm, D-3.25mm, E-3.50mm, F-3.75mm, G-4.00mm, 7-4.50mm, H-5.00mm, I-5.50mm, and J-6.00mm. So needless to say, I use them for almost all crochet projects.
Large Crochet Hooks: Whenever I’m using chunky yarn, I can’t use my regular Clover hooks, so I use Susan Bates Red Heart Crystallites Acrylic Crochet Hook Set instead. I like how lightweight they are. They are onsly about $8.00 for sizes L-11mm, M-13mm, N-15mm, and P-16mm.
Stitch Markers: These Clover Stitch Markers are so nice, because they lock into place. I also like how small they are, so they don’t feel bulky while I crochet. I’m a big fan of simplicity, so these are perfect for making amigurumi. They cost about $6.00 for a pack of 20.
Poly-Fil: When making amigurumi and granny square animals, I always need plenty of Poly-Fil. I like the Poly-fil brand, because it seems to stick together better than others. It is easy to keep the shape of the amigurumi without making it chunky. I get 20 oz bags for less than $10.00.
Safety Eyes: Because I love making amigurumi, so I always make sure that I have Safety Eyes available. I like these safety eyes, because it comes in a 150 piece set with 5 difference sizes and washers for the back. I get all of these for $8.00 on Amazon. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal.
Money Saving Sites:
Rakuten: Whenever I shop online, I make sure I use one of two online sites. The first is Rakuten. Almost every place I shop online offers a rebate discount. This discount is usually between 1% and 6%. All you do is go to the Rakuten website and shop through a link on their site OR download the plugin for your internet taskbar. They send out one of their BIG FAT CHECKS every 3 months. It’s so easy!
Honey: Another awesome site that I use is called Honey. All you do is download the plugin for your internet taskbar and it will find ALL the coupon codes for that particular website. Some sites have well over a hundred coupon codes, so it’s super awesome! This is a way to get great discounts right away. The program is free, too!
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