Find crochet stuff

This is a list of hard-to-find stuff. Scroll down for (1) slipper soles; (2) Tunisian hooks; (3) double-ended Tunisian hooks; (4) dyes for yarn; (5) Crochet Lite hooks; (6) Giant crochet hooks; (7) daylight lamps; (8) Bag-making equipment

1. Soles for knitted/crochet slippers

2. Tunisian or Afghan hooks

For guides to Tunisian crochet, see our Crochet books page, and scroll down to section (9)

3. Double-ended Tunisian hooks

Instructions for use in this book101 Double-Ended Hook Stitches (Annie’s Attic: Crochet) by Connie Ellison

4. Dyes for yarn

Dylon info: click on packet images to see colour range.  Click on “helpful hints” tab for dyeing information. Kool-Aid info: dyeing guide by Knitty

  • Dylon hand dyes – Amazon search results (dyes cotton or wool; needs salt to fix)
  • Dylon Machine dyes Amazon search results (not yet checked out by us)
  • Kool-aid Amazon search results (dyes wool only, needs vinegar and heat to fix; does not dye cotton)

5. Crochet Lite hooks

These crochet hooks light up and require batteries (supplied)

6. Giant crochet hooks

Links for further info: Ingrid Wagner on Facebook / Rachel John website

7. Daylight lamps

Floor-standing lamps

Portable and desk lamps

Daylight bulbs

8. Bag-making equipment

Tote handles

Purse frames with holes for sewing through

Interfacing (stiffening fabric, interlining or Buckram), sew on and iron-on (fusible)


  • Fat quarters fabric at Amazon; closely-woven pure cotton, makes lining for medium use
  • Dress lining fabric at Amazon; makes lining for very light use

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One Response to “Find crochet stuff”

  1. torebka damska April 16, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.

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    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks

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