Making Easy, Yet Pretty Pieces in Crochet & Knitting | The BHooked Podcast Episode 108

Pretty doesn’t have to be complicated

When was the last time you looked at a crochet or knit piece and thought to yourself, “that looks way to complicated for me!”? Well, I’d be willing to bet it’s not nearly as complicated as it looks!

Jessica from Mama In a Stitch is here to tell you just how easy “complicated” projects can be. She has been doing it for years and her website is centered around the idea of making easy yet pretty pieces in crochet and knitting.

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Find Jessica on Instagram @mamainastitch

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2 thoughts on “Making Easy, Yet Pretty Pieces in Crochet & Knitting | The BHooked Podcast Episode 108

  • Jennifer Baggaley

    Thanks for the tips regarding garment making. I understand that many garments are made from easy shapes. My problem with garment making though is not the shaping, but the seaming. I hate seaming things. Probably comes from the fact that I can’t sew and actually really don’t know how to.

    I also have a question regarding gauge swatches. Do u wash the swatch before measuring the gauge? Also, let’s say u have mad a swatch and worked out that u need to go down a needle/hook size….would u then do a new swatch with that new size to check? Or would u just go straight into the project?

    • Hi Jennifer! Seaming is certainly a challenge so I know how you feel. I’ll have to create a video in the future about seaming and the little tips I have picked up over the years. Now for gauge swatches and what to do with them when you’re finished – I do to the swatch what I plan to do with the project. So if you know you will wash the finished project, go ahead and wash the swatch too. This will let you know how the yarn and stitches will react so you can make corrections if necessary. As far as reworking a swatch if your gauge is off, I would recommend doing so. Especially until you get a real good idea of how your stitches vary from one hook size to the next 🙂

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