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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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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. 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 are perfect for this little crochet butterfly…
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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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Knitting you'll find everything you need to learn and improve your knitting skills right here. Free Knitting Patterns always free patterns. Never a catch. Show Me the Free Patterns! Free Knitting Guides Knitting Techniques Knitting Stitches Knitting Tutorials Learn More About... Abbreviation Gauge Yarn Needles
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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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Basic Men’s Crochet Hat

The everyday crochet hat for men. Skill Level | Easy Finished Size | 22 - 23" circumference; 8.5" length Working up in just a few short hours our basic men's crochet hat is a great go-to for gifts and donations. Make it unique by adding stripes, color blocks or keeping it a solid color. If you're looking for a versatile men's crochet hat, you're in the right place. This one works up in a matter of hours and is easy enough for crocheters of all skill levels. This pattern was created for our 2019 Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America and is still an excellent choice for donations. It's worked from crown to band using basic crochet stitches which gives color changes a chance to steal the show. Before you…
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Basic Men’s Crochet Gloves

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019. Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to this page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing. This pattern is written in US crochet terms Gather Your Supplies This pattern was written and tested for Paintbox Simply Aran and Lion Brand Heartland yarn. If you choose to substitute yarn for this project, I recommend using a worsted weight yarn and check your gauge. Here's what you'll need: Approx. 215 yds, Paintbox Simply Aran or Lion Brand Heartland Yarn 6.5 mm Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)Darning NeedleScissors4 Stitch Markers (preferably two each in two different colors) Gauge…
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Mini Crochet Pumpkins

Mini Crochet Pumpkins Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019. Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. If you wish to share this pattern, link to this page only. You may sell items produced using this pattern. Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing. This pattern is written in US crochet terms Gather Your Supplies This pattern was written and tested for Lion Brand Scarfie which really makes it come to life. This yarn is so incredibly soft and gives them a great organic look! If you choose to substitute yarn for this project, I recommend using a worsted weight yarn. Here's what you'll need: Approx. 50 yds, Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (Cream/Taupe shown)5 mm Crochet HookDarning NeedleScissorsPolyfil StuffingCinnamon Stick Disclosure: Please note…
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Made With Love | Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America

Welcome! This page is your central hub for the challenge. On this page you will find everything you need to know to participate in and complete the challenge. It's a simple process but there's quite a bit of information I need to share with you. This page is organized as follows: How Warm Up America will use your donated itemsSkills needed to complete the challengeSteps to complete the challengeYarn information & orderingThe projects you're asked to completeThe supplies you will need to complete the challengeHow to send your donation to Warm Up America to complete the challengeForms to include in the package to Warm Up AmericaGiveaway InformationChallenge Facebook group What is the Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America? The crochet challenge for Warm Up America is the most anticipated crochet…
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Crochet Short Boot Cuffs

Top your short boots with a velvety cuff. Skill Level | EasyFinished Size | 6" tall; 5.5" wide (laying flat) Create a cozy transition between your favorite short boots and pants to keep out the chilly fall and winter breeze with a pair of crochet short boot cuffs. They're great to wear around the house with a pair of socks too! If you're looking for a quick project to use up that one skein of velvet yarn in your stash, you're in the right place. Our crochet short boot cuffs are a quick make and they're a great way to keep the chill of your ankles when you wear a pair of short boots. If you have never worked with velvet yarn before, your fingers are in for a treat.…
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