...crochet hooks of course. Here is a selection of mine. They are basic hooks, which were inexpensive but I find them absolutely fine to work with. I tend to use a 4mm crochet hook most often for my projects and the red one is my favourite. I had lost it for ages and I was so happy when it was found down the side of one of the armchairs in the living room whilst I was doing the Hogmanay clean last year!
...scissors. Essential for snipping those yarn ends. I love these scissors and their pretty case, they were a gift from my lovely mum and dad and I use them all the time.
...measuring tapes. I think I have a measuring tape in almost every room in the house but can never seem to find one when I need one! (I think I need to work on storing my crochet things more carefully). I use these a lot, mainly to check if the latest blanket I'm making is big enough. Again, these were a gift from my parents...they are very good at choosing exactly what I like!
...a yarn sewing needle. So important! I only have one of these and I keep it safely stored in my little apple pin cushion.
...lots of large headed pins. Really important for blocking projects. These pins are really pretty which pleases me too.
...and last but definitely not least - a nice cup of tea! Tea really is essential when crocheting I think!
What about you? What are your crochet essentials? Is there anything that I need to add to my 'must haves'?