Submitted by Arti from ArtikaurCreations.etsy.com
1) If you can't afford a stitch marker, you can substitute a paperclip or a bobby pin.
2) Use a foam pencil grip on regular crochet hooks to make them more ergonomic.
3) ALWAYS use a good light source when crocheting- I recommend using a small lamp for this purpose. Some people don't realize, but an overhead light might not be enough.
4) When weaving in ends, I weave once in one direction, and then reverse direction. I feel this makes my ends more secure.
5) Use old tins for storing crochet “notions” like buttons, beads and tapestry needles.
6) Always buy enough yarn to finish your project—it’s better to over buy, keep the receipts and return the extra yarn than run out of yarn halfway through the project.
7) Designate a specific place for all your receipts for when you DO need to return your yarn.
8) When teaching a child to crochet, use plastic tapestry needles rather than sharp metal needles.
9) Use your leftover yarn to crochet for charity. Cancer hospitals love to receive soft hand made chemo caps, and homeless shelters will take hand made washcloths.