Where To Buy: Knit and Crochet Tools

A list of where to buy Knit and Crochet tools in NYC! From economical/beginner to those more advanced looking for very particular tools. See my list of yarn shops for where to buy tools in Brooklyn. See also my list of Beginner Crochet Tools and Beginner Knitting Tools. In general, if you’re particular about your tools I tend to find it hard to get exactly what you need without some footwork. Need Takumi Velvets or Addi Turbos in a very specific size? Sometimes I like to see the needles and try them in person before deciding. And sometimes ordering online will just take too long. So I look for some place local. I called every store on my list and only one had the Turbos in the size I needed. No one had the Velvets in the size I needed. So gathering your tools can be a pain but hopefully this list will help!

For worldwide and a local yarn shop near you, try KnitMap! to find your LYS wherever you are.

Manhattan
Lion Brand Yarn Studio
34 W. 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-9070
Excellent hours and customer service. A beginner knitter or crocheter will find great prices and everything they need to start right here. Including great guidance by helpful store clerks. Good prices! The drawback is I don’t find their selection of tools to include very high-end choices. But they carry Clover and that’s a very decent mid-range brand and great for a beginner.

Purl Soho
459 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 420-8796
If you’re looking for luxury tools, this is the place. This trendy store is chock full of high-quality tools. If you have the money to spend, get your tools here. You can’t go wrong with anything you choose here. The tools and supplies are well curated.

P & S Fabrics
359 Broadway (Grand & Leonard St.)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-1534
Great hours. They are even open on Sat & Sun. Great selection and prices on econo range tools. Go for prices! Not the ambiance. Call ahead if you’d like to check on a specific item.

Fashion Design Bookstore @ FIT
250 W27th St. (7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 633-9646
This university bookstore has a Knitting, Crochet, and Sewing annex chock full of an excellent range of tools and supplies for very competitive prices. Great selection of econo range to popular brands like Clover. This little hidden gem is my personal pick for notions. It’s my goto for that harder to find specialty notions like bodkins, tapestry needles, elastic etc.

Michael’s Arts & Crafts
808 Columbus Avenue (near 100th St.)
New York, NY 10025-5139
(212) 865-0813
Hit or miss for Crochet or Knitting tools but a great last resort if you’re willing to travel all the way up to the 100s! They carry popular economy range tools.

See Also My List of Yarn Shops
Every yarn shop is also a Knit and Crochet supply store. So check these out too. For Manhattan and Brooklyn!

Online
KnitMap! Try checking out this website for a handy way to find a local yarn shop near you.

Joann.com
The mega online store for crafty needs. The pros are they always have sales. So if you are a saavy shopper wait until your eagle finds a decent deal then go nuts!

Yarn Market
Reputable. Excellent prices. They do not carry Clover brand Hooks or Needles. But they do carry Addi Turbo and Crystal Palace

Knitting Warehouse
Excellent prices!

Knit Picks
Nice prices. They carry their own line of well-priced knit and crochet tools as well as their own line of yarns.