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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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#131 What You Wanted to Know About Gauge (Part 2)

Are you completely confused by gauge? No worries! I'm back this week to answer even more of your questions about gauge and why it's one of the most important things to consider when designing or following crochet or knitting patterns. 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! There were no specific resources mentioned in this episode but if you want to learn more about gauge, check out these resources too! #111…
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#130 What You Wanted to Know About Gauge (Part 1)

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. Clearly this is a topic that needs clarification. After all, it's the single most important thing to consider when designing or following crochet or knitting patterns. 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! There were no specific resources mentioned in this episode but if you want to learn more about gauge, check out these resources too! #111 Tech Editing & Gauge What You Need to Know | The…
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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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#111 Tech Editing & Gauge – What You Need To Know

Not sure how to make your patterns available in more than one size (without making them all)? 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 from Fiat Fiber Arts and we made it our personal mission to help you with gauge. She'll 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…
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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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Classic Ripple Crochet Cowl

A relaxing one skein project you can gift, donate or enjoy for yourself. Skill Level | Easy Finished Size | 10" wide; 56" circumference This classic ripple crochet cowl is a favorite around here. The stitch pattern is relaxing and fun to crochet and the yarn does all the beautiful colorwork for you. Buy the PDF Pattern If you're looking for a relaxing one-skein project, you're in the right place. The ripple stitch is perfect for projects like this because it's reversible, it's interesting enough to keep your attention yet its simple repeat makes it a great project for when you need to tune out and just enjoy the process. With this project you'll get lots of practice with the ripple stitch, a must-know stitch because it's great for all…
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Crochet Heart Patch

A cute little addition to any project. Skill Level | Easy Finished Size | 4.25" wide; 4.25" long Add them to cards, hats, clothing or anything else you can think of. String them together for a festive bunting, frame and hang...the possibilities are endless. Buy the PDF Pattern If you're looking for a quick win project that's cute and functional, you're in the right place. This cute little crochet heart patch works up in a matter of minutes and with only scraps of yarn. With this project you'll have the flexibility of choosing the finished size you want. Work fewer rounds if you prefer a slightly smaller heart or make a variety of sizes to customize your heart. We use a variety of stitches to shape the heart so you'll…
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Knitted Heart Patch

The perfect knitted heart for any project or occasion. Skill Level | Intermediate Finished Size | 4.5" wide; 4" long Make a knitted heart and use it in all sorts of ways – attach them to a scarf, hat, jacket, bag or any accessory. Buy the PDF Pattern Knitted hearts are a fun Valentine's day project and these patches can be used in all sorts of ways. Attach them to a hat, scarf, jacket, bag or any other accessory - make two seam and stuff them to make a little softie or make a few to give with Valentines. You'll only need about an hour or so for each. With this project you'll learn how to shape the ends of rows to create a heart shape. Being familiar with the…
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Little Crochet Bear

A Little Crochet Bear for any occasion. Skill Level | Intermediate Finished Size | About 7" tall Make this cute little crochet bear for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, really. Just change up the color of the hat to match your occasion! Buy the PDF Pattern If you love amigurumi and enjoy making them for the holidays, you're in for a real treat here. This cute little crochet bear comes together with basically no seaming and you can customize the hat color for any holiday occasion. With this project you'll learn clever ways of incorporating amigurumi pieces into a project so you don't have to seam them in place. Every major body piece is crocheted in place so the only seaming you'll do here is within some of the facial…
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Knit Wine Bottle Sweater

Because your wine bottle needs a sweater too. Skill Level | Easy Finished Size | 8.5" long; 6.5-9.5" circumference; fits most 750 mL wine bottles Gift a wine bottle sweater with a bottle of wine to someone who loves wine or make a few for yourself to bring a little extra cozy and holiday cheer to your unopened bottles of wine. Buy the PDF Pattern When you need a quick handmade gift for the holidays, upcoming birthday party or wedding, our knit wine bottle sweater is a great option. You can have one of these made in one or two productive evenings to gift with a bottle of wine. This wine bottle sweater will fit most (but not all) 750 mL wine bottles. With this project you'll get the opportunity…
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Classic Crochet Christmas Stocking

A handmade classic you and your family can enjoy for years. Skill Level | Intermediate Finished Size | 18" long; 8" wide Let this holiday season be the year you make handmade stockings for your family. Our classic crochet Christmas stocking has a great shape that sturdy enough for stuffing and fun enough to keep you interested in crocheting more than one. Buy the PDF Pattern If you love the look of a classic Christmas stocking but want to bring a handmade touch to your decorations, you're in the right place. Our classic crochet christmas stocking was inspired by the stockings we had growing up! With this project you'll learn how to cleverly incorporate increases to achieve a certain shape as well as how to crochet a flawless looking heel.…
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Simple Twist Crochet Cowl

Simple. Elegant. Functional. Skill Level | Beginner Finished Size | 7.5" wide; 31" circumference Working up in just a few short hours, this cowl is perfect for a beginner looking to explore new stitch patterns or anyone looking for a quick and easy handmade gift for the holidays. Buy the PDF Pattern Whether you're brand new to crochet and you want to experiment with some textured stitches or you've been at it for a while and you need a quick project for a gift, you're in the right place. Our simple twist crochet cowl works up in just a few short hours with only two skeins of yarn. With this project you'll get to see how alternating a short stitch (the slip stitch) and a taller stitch (the half double…
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Spooky Skull Crochet Hand Warmers

A fun Halloween project to keep your hands warm and cozy. Skill Level | IntermediateAvailable Sizes | Adult Small & Adult Large Learn how to duplicate stitch on Tunisian crochet with this fun Halloween project, our spooky skulls crochet hand warmers. Buy the PDF Pattern If you're looking for quick and fun Halloween project but you still want to learn something new, you're in the right place. Kick back with your favorite Halloween movie and make something that'll keep your hands cozy this year. With our spooky skull crochet hand warmers you'll learn how to use a colorwork knitting technique on Tunisian knit stitches; the duplicate stitch. This is a great way to incorporate words and images in your projects without the need to crochet with two or more colors…
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Faux Fur Knit Pullover

Take your wardrobe to a new level of cozy. Skill Level | EasyAvailable Sizes | XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL Stay extra warm this winter with the coziest project we've ever created. With super bulky yarn and basic knits and purls, this faux fur knit pullover comes together fast, even if it's your first knit sweater. Buy the PDF Pattern If you're looking for an ultra cozy, incredibly warm, handmade pullover, this is it. Our faux fur knit pullover is as soft as it looks and it's surprisingly easy to knit. With this project you'll learn how basic shapes come together to create a pullover that's fitted (to cut down on unwanted bulkiness) and comfortable enough to wear everyday. Don't let the thought of fuzzy yarn…
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Simple Ribbed Crochet Headband

Perfect for last minute gifts or quick wins inbetween larger projects. Skill Level | Beginner Available Sizes | Child, Teen, Adult Keep your ears warm on the coolest of days with a simple ribbed crochet headband that not only functions but looks cute too. It’s easy enough for a true beginner and it works up lightning fast. Buy the PDF Pattern If you're looking for a quick project for a last minute gift idea or you just need a quick win between larger projects, you're in the right place. Our simple ribbed crochet headband works up quick with bulky weight yarn and is easy enough for a true beginner. With this project you'll get to practice your single crochet ribbing skills and learn a joining technique that creates a really…
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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. Buy the PDF Pattern 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 project if you…
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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. Buy the PDF pattern 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 create a sweater…
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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, Teen, 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. Buy the PDF Pattern 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. With this pattern…
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