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Change the Width of a Project with Gauge | B.Hooked TV

Season 2, Episode 4 https://youtu.be/8JBHdJM5rcs In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll show you exactly how to use gauge to change the width of your project. The next time you wish you could make this project a little narrower or that project a little wider, now you'll be able to do it! By making a quick swatch and taking a measurement, you can adjust the width of any project - a must know skill for any crocheter! This season of B.Hooked TV is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn which means I get to share some of their amazing yarns in demonstration, and use that yarn to create more free patterns for you this season! In this episode, I'll demonstrate the with Lion Brand Beautiful You. I am new to this…
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What You Wanted to Know About Gauge Part 2 | The BHooked Podcast Episode 131

Are you still completely confused by gauge? No worries! I'm back this week to answer even more of your questions about gauge. Here's the scoop... Don't worry, you're not alone! I turned to my Instagram community again this week to bring you another "what you wanted to know episode" to find out exactly what you need to know about gauge. So many questions were submitted that I'm breaking it into two episodes so I can answer as many of your questions about gauge as I can for you! If you enjoyed this format and would like to hear more episodes in the future where I answer your questions submitted through my Instagram Stories, please tell me YES in the comment section below! By the way, the trial offer of Amazon…
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What You Wanted to Know About Gauge Part 1 | The BHooked Podcast Episode 130

Are you completely confused by gauge? Don't worry, you're not alone! I turned to my Instagram community again this week to bring you another "what you wanted to know episode" to find out exactly what you need to know about gauge. So many questions were submitted that I'm breaking it into two episodes so I can answer as many of your questions about gauge as I can for you! If you enjoyed this format and would like to hear more episodes in the future where I answer your questions submitted through my Instagram Stories, please tell me YES in the comment section below! By the way, the trial offer of Amazon Prime free for 30 days is still available! Enjoy free 2-day shipping through Amazon Prime, the place where I…
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How to Make (and Read) a Gauge Swatch | B.Hooked TV Episode 14

In this episode of B.Hooked TV you will learn how to make and read a gauge swatch and how to make adjustments if needed. Before you start a pattern, it's a good practice to make a gauge swatch. This will let you know if the project will turn out the right size when you're finished with it. That's pretty important, right? Basically, we all have a unique crochet and knit style and gauge is what bridges the gap between your style and the designers. Differences in the way we make our stitches will effect the overall size of the project and how much yarn you will use for the project - two things that are crucial for your success! I'm on a mission to make gauge something you understand and…
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Tech Editing & Gauge – What You Need To Know | The BHooked Podcast Episode 111

Are you hung up on tech editing and gauge? Whether you aspire to be a professional tech editor, need to learn how to tech edit your own patterns or simply have no clue what gauge is there is something valuable for you in this episode! I'm joined by professional tech editor, Emily of Fiat Fiber Arts and it's our mission to help you understand what it means to tech edit a pattern (for those of you who design patterns) and understand what gauge is (for those of you who follow patterns for fun). Emily started tech editing professionally after realizing this was her passion. She is a wealth of knowledge and she doesn't hold anything back! You might want to grab a notebook for this one - it's a goodie!…
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What is Gauge (and why should you care?)

In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll explain what gauge is specifically and why it's so important for you to understand as you grow in your craft. When was the last time you finished a project and it came out way too small or way too big? If this has ever happened to you before, most likely you have a different crochet or knit style than the designer of that pattern. In other words, you may crochet or knit tighter or more lose than them. This means your stitches are not the same size and therefore the size of your project will not be the same. Gauge is one of those topics that sounds more complicated than it actually is. With the right explanation, you can understand gauge and make…
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How to Make a Gauge Swatch

This resource was sponsored by Red Heart Yarns Everyone tells you to make a gauge swatch. Here's why. When was the last time you worked tirelessly on a project only to find that it didn't fit? This is the reason making a gauge swatch is so important - some of us crochet/knit tightly, some more loose. Gauge is the bridge between your unique crochet/knit style and the designers. Without having the designer right there with you, gauge is the only thing you have to reference to make sure your stitch size is the same. It's your blueprint, if you will. Making a gauge swatch, although seemingly boring and unnecessary, gives you the green light to invest 10, 15, 20+ hours into a project you know will fit. I'm all about saving time,…
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Quick Knit Pumpkins

The perfect little knit pumpkin you've been looking for. Skill Level | Easy Finished Size | 5.5" diameter; 2.5" tall These quick knit pumpkins are so adorable and addicting to knit, you'll have them all over your house this fall. Each one works up in about two hours and uses less than 55 yards of yarn. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a quick and fun fall decor project, you're in the right place. Our quick knit pumpkins are just that - quick to knit but they're also really fun and really easy. With this project you'll get lots of practice with knit stitches and working through a simple repeat. There are no increases or decreases in these knit pumpkins so this is a great…
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The Lounge Crochet Pullover Sweater

So cozy you won't want to take it off. Skill Level | Easy Available Sizes | XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL If you're looking for your new favorite cozy sweater, this is it. Our lounge crochet pullover sweater is as comfy as it is easy to crochet so you can tune out and enjoy the process. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a sweater to keep you warm and cozy while you're lounging around the house this winter, you're in the right place. Our lounge crochet pullover sweater is easy enough for your first sweater and quick enough for you to enjoy in a matter of days, not weeks. With this project you'l learn how five simple shapes come together to…
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Everyday Knit Hat for Medium & Light Weight Yarn

No matter what size you need or which yarn you have, we have you covered with this one. Skill Level | Easy Available Sizes | Preemie, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, Toddler, Child, Tween, Women's & Men's Use any light weight or medium weight yarn you already have and make a hat for yourself and anyone in your family. These everyday knit hats make for great gifts. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a basic knit hat pattern that'll work for just about any yarn in your stash in just about any size you can think of, you're in the right place. Our everyday knit hat for light weight and medium weight yarn is a perfectly simple pattern that's easy and quick to knit.…
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Full Stitch Tunisian Crochet Blanket

The perfect stitch for the perfect blanket in any size. Skill Level | Easy Available Sizes | Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, Full, Queen, King Whether you're looking for a cozy way to cuddle up on the couch or you want to bring a handmade touch to your bed we have you covered with the full stitch Tunisian crochet blanket. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you' re looking for a slightly different way to crochet blanket, you're in the right place. Tunsian crochet uses a different hook and motions making it perfect when you need a little break from your regular hooks. Our full stitch Tunisian crochet blanket is available in 7 sizes so we have you covered no matter what you're looking for. With this project you'll…
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Farmhouse Crochet Table Runner

A handmade touch to your farmhouse inspired dining room. Skill Level | EasyFinished Size | 10" wide; 72" long If you can't find the table runner you love, make one! Our farmhouse crochet table runner has a simple repeat so you can tune out and just enjoy the process. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a handmade touch for the dining room table, you're in the right place. Our farmhouse crochet table runner has a wonderful drape and beautiful color transition that draws your eye right to it. With this project you'll learn how to crochet a gorgeous lattice stitch that has only a single row repeat; perfect for when you just want to crochet and not think about what you're doing. It's airy enough…
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How to Knit Socks (for the first time)

When you want to knit your first pair of socks, start here. Skill Level | Intermediate Finished Size | Custom fit based on measurements You don't have to have a ton of experience to knit a pair of socks, especially this pair. If you're comfortable knitting a hat, you can knit these socks. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're comfortable knitting a hat and you want try your hand at sock knitting, you're in the right place. This pattern was created especially for first time sock knitters. With this pattern you'll learn essential sock knitting skills like taking measurements for a custom fit, a versatile cast on and increases, after thought heel placement and the kitchener stitch. When you're finished, you'll be able to use the same…
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Summer Sock Knitting KAL

annual knit-along B.Hooked Summer Sock Knitting KAL Welcome to the summer sock knitting KAL! This special event takes place every June so you can learn the useful skill of sock knitting. Get the 2020 Sock Pattern Stay tuned for 2021 Summer Sock Knitting KAL details! details About the Event Since 2020 was our first sock knitting KAL (and because many participants have never knit socks before) this year's pattern theme is your first knit socks. If you're comfortable knitting a hat, you can knit these socks! The 2020 summer sock knitting KAL has concluded, however, you can follow along with our pre-recorded tutorials all year long. By clicking the button below, you'll be directed to the pattern and tutorials so you can get started. See the 2020 KAL pattern you…
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Spiral Crochet Coasters

This is not your average crochet coaster. Skill Level | Advanced Finished Size | 5" diameter When you need a quick win project that's as practical as it is pretty, our spiral crochet coaster is the way to go. Make one in less than an hour to use up the scraps in your yarn stash. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a practical way to use up some of the scrap yarn in your stash, you're in the right place. These spiral crochet coasters work up in less than an hour and they're quite fun to make. With this project, you'll get some practice slip stitching and mastering your tall stitch tension but perhaps the most interesting part is seeing how a project worked in…
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Catherine Wheel Stitch Crochet Hat

A crochet hat like you've never seen before. Skill Level | IntermediateFinished Size | 22"-24" circumference; Variable length Using a "non-traditional" stitch pattern for a crochet hat, this project has all the texture and uniqueness you need in a project. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a completely unique way to crochet a hat, you're in the right place! The Catherine Wheel Stitch Crochet Hat is the result of an experiment that, to our surprise, worked beautifully. This project isn't incredibly difficult but it may be a little too much for a brand new crocheter. However, if you are familiar with the Catherine Wheel Stitch, that's a huge plus but it's not completely necessary. You will learn learn how to crochet this gorgeous stitch in…
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Crochet Butterfly

The perfect finishing touch to any project. Skill Level | Easy Finished Size | 3.5" x 3" A butterfly might be the finishing touch you've been searching for. Each one works up in less than 30 minutes and with only scraps of yarn. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you're looking for a cute finishing touch to a project or a unique way to decorate a wall, these little crochet butterflies are perfect. Each one works up in less than 30 minutes and with less than 12 yards of yarn. This project will give you great practice for taller stitches, the double treble crochet, and is forgiving enough to still look cute if your tension is a little wobbly. Medium weight cake yarn with long, sweeping color transitions…
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Catherine Wheel Stitch Crochet Scarf

The project that combines texture and color with little effort. Skill Level | IntermediateFinished Size | 80" x 6.5" Wow anyone with a scarf rich in color and texture that basically requires no additional effort on your part. Let Mandala yarn and a traditional crochet stitch do all the work. Pin this project to your Pinterest board! If you crave color or texture in your projects and you want to crochet something unique for yourself or someone special, you're in the right place. The Catherine wheel stitch scarf is the perfect blend of color, texture and enjoyable to crochet. With this project, you'll learn a unique way to crochet the traditional Catherine wheel stitch which creates texture that mimics scales or crocodile stitches. The minor adjustment to get this look…
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Crochet you'll find everything you need to learn and improve your crochet skills right here. Free Crochet Patterns always free patterns. Never a catch. Show Me the Free Patterns! Free Crochet Guides Crochet Techniques Crochet Stitches Crochet Tutorials Learn More About... Abbreviation Gauge Yarn Hooks podcast Binge-Worthy Crochet Episodes Listen in to hear the best of The BHooked Podcast inspiring crochet stories and lessons. Episodes for Learning A collection of episodes with golden nuggets every beginner should know. View Playlist Episodes for Inspiration A collection of the most inspiring crochet episodes. View Playlist
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