Standard Yarn Weights & Project Inspiration | B.Hooked TV

Standard Yarn Weights & Project Inspiration | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 16 https://youtu.be/mDmlKfdcLtY In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll outline the eight different yarn weight categories and share my favorite type of project to crochet with each. Yarn weight seems like a pretty straight-forward topic, however, as you get more into crochet and reading patterns, you'll find there are several ways to say the same weight. By the end of this episode, you'll understand exactly what a pattern is referring to in the yarn requirements section. 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 show a variety of Lion Brand yarns in each yarn…
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A First Glance at Pattern Grading | B.Hooked TV

A First Glance at Pattern Grading | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 15 https://youtu.be/c64cP-bVyME In this episode of B.Hooked TV we'll talk about the the basics of pattern grading, what it is and how you might use it as a crochet designer. We haven't talked about pattern grading yet here at B.Hooked so this is your first glance, 101 guide, if you will. Although pattern grading is a complex topic, it accomplishes a very simple, fundamental element of designing - converting a single pattern size into multiple sizes. If pattern grading is something you'd like to learn more about from me, let me know in the comments! 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…
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4 Tips to Get Rid of Tunisian Crochet Curl

4 Tips to Get Rid of Tunisian Crochet Curl

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 14 https://youtu.be/hhSUWdoA-NM In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share four tips to reduce Tunisian crochet curling in your projects. There's no perfect solution to the Tunisian crochet curl you may notice in your projects but there are some things you can do to reduce the curl or hide it all together. Curling is an inherent quality of Tunisian Crochet but it's no reason not to love this special type of crochet! 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 Mandala Ombre Yarn a super soft acrylic yarn that's…
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Hitting the Pause Button and Planning for Growth | The BHooked Podcast Episode 144

Hitting the Pause Button and Planning for Growth | The BHooked Podcast Episode 144

The BHooked Podcast
  For the first time in BHooked Podcast history, I'm hitting the pause button and planning for growth. But this is not goodbye! The BHooked Podcast will return with episode 145 in 2020. I explain all of this in this episode, including why I'm hitting the pause button and what you can expect in the coming months from B.Hooked as well as what to expect from the show when it returns. If you want to get your crochet podcast fix in the meantime, browse through the archives of this podcast including more than 143 hours of podcast inspiration, motivation and tips from the industry's finest. Please take a moment to answer a few questions so I can gain insights to your wants and needs for this podcast. Each response will…
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Knit and Crochet in the Same Project | B.Hooked TV

Knit and Crochet in the Same Project | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 13 https://youtu.be/oseSSyPm9Vk In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll show you how to transition from crochet hook to knitting needle and knitting needle to crochet hook in the same project. I will also share a few little quirks I learned along my experimental journey of blending crochet and knitting. 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 ZZ Twist Yarn a super soft acrylic yarn that's perfect for crocheters because the twist of the yarn is the same as the yarn over direction of the hook. No more splitting…
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Blogging Strategies for Makers | The BHooked Podcast Episode 143

Blogging Strategies for Makers | The BHooked Podcast Episode 143

Business Playlist, The BHooked Podcast
In this episode of the BHooked Podcast you'll hear from, Brittany, creative entrepreneur behind the popular blogs Ideal Me, Dabbles and Babbles and My Yarn Club. She shares her best strategies for starting a crafting blog in 2019, growing an audience and maintaining a balance to keep you on the right track with your goals. Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode Wordpress.org | The free platform for creating a blog Mail Chimp | Email Service Provider with a free plan Convert Kit | Another Email Service Provider with excellent features Sumo Me | Service Brittany uses to place an opt in box on her blogs Ideal Me | One of Brittany's Blogs Dabbles and Babbles | Another blog Brittany operates My Yarn Club | The blog with the crochet-alongs…
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7 Amigurumi Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner | B.Hooked TV

7 Amigurumi Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 12 https://youtu.be/v7eI-JD-Ajw In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share 7 amigurumi tips I wish I knew sooner to help you improve your skills and enjoy this adorable form of crochet. Amigurumi includes a variety of projects ranging from food to lambs and it's one of my absolute favorite techniques. However, there are little quirks making it a challenge at times. These 7 tips for better amigurumi are practical and something any crocheter should know. 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 Re-Up Yarn a recycled cotton yarn…
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Basic Men’s Crochet Hat | Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America

Basic Men’s Crochet Hat | Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America

Crochet Challenge Patterns, Crochet Hats, Free Crochet Patterns, Free Patterns, One Skein Crochet Projects, Winter Crochet Projects
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. 130 yds, Paintbox Simply Aran or Lion Brand Heartland Yarn 6.5 mm Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)Darning NeedleScissors Gauge 15 sts x 8.5 rows = 4″ worked in…
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No Dream is Too Big | The BHooked Podcast Episode 142

No Dream is Too Big | The BHooked Podcast Episode 142

Inspiration Playlist, The BHooked Podcast
In this episode of the BHooked Podcast you'll hear Jessica from The Hook Nook share her biggest, most exciting secret. When you're hearing this, it's no longer a secret, however, when we recorded this episode I had no idea what the secret was and therefore what we were going to talk about. The resounding message is to kick fear in the face because no dream is too big. Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode Details about The Hook Nook Collection - Please check this post for the store list to see if your local store will be carrying The Hook Nook Collection. Please give JOANN stores at least 2 weeks to stock products on shelves across the entire country. Please stay tuned to know when The Hook Nook Yarn…
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5 Reasons to Love Tunisian Crochet | B.Hooked TV

5 Reasons to Love Tunisian Crochet | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 11 https://youtu.be/CcX8k1021X0 In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share 5 reasons to love Tunisian crochet and why it's a great skill to have. If you're anything like me, you crave learning and creating something beautiful and useful with yarn. Tunisian crochet is something I turn to for many reasons, the five reasons I love it so much. You might love it too! 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 Ferris Wheel Yarn a gorgeous roving yarn with long, sweeping color transitions that's soft enough for just about…
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Mens Crochet Gloves| Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America

Mens Crochet Gloves| Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America

Crochet Challenge Patterns, Free Crochet Patterns, Free Patterns
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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Crochet Challenge For Warm Up America 2019| The BHooked Podcast Episode 141

Crochet Challenge For Warm Up America 2019| The BHooked Podcast Episode 141

Inspiration Playlist, The BHooked Podcast
In this episode of the BHooked Podcast you'll hear from Sarah at Warm Up America about this seasons Made With Love | Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America event and why we would love for you to consider participating. The items made and sent in from the challenge will be hung in low-income areas, primarily in the Dallas TX area, so anyone walking by who needs them can keep them for warmth this winter. The challenge officially kicks off in just a couple days (as of when this episode is published in November 2019, so have a listen to discover all the challenge details and decide if it's something you're interested in taking part in! This challenge has concluded Stay tuned for the announcement for another Crochet Challenge for Warm…
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Getting Started With Join As You Go Crochet | B.Hooked TV

Getting Started With Join As You Go Crochet | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 9 https://youtu.be/DBx_IcXivkw In this episode of B.Hooked TV We'll talk about the basics of join as you go crochet, also known as "Jay-Go". There is an overwhelming amount of information available on Jay-Go crochet but very few (if any) step-by-step instructions. That's primarily because join as you go crochet is more of a concept with many ways to accomplish the same result - to join your squares and motifs as you work through the project to eliminate the dreaded joining stage. I learned a simple way to Jay-Go and share how to do it so you can get a start into the wonderful world of join as you go crochet. This season of B.Hooked TV is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn which means I get to share…
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Mini Crochet Pumpkins

Mini Crochet Pumpkins

Crochet Home Decor, Easy Crochet Patterns, Fall Crochet Projects, Free Crochet Patterns, Free Patterns, One Skein Crochet Projects
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

Made With Love | Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America

Free Crochet Patterns, Free Patterns
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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Finding and Sourcing Yarn When It’s Less Available In Your Area | The BHooked Podcast Episode 140

Finding and Sourcing Yarn When It’s Less Available In Your Area | The BHooked Podcast Episode 140

Inspiration Playlist, The BHooked Podcast
In this episode you'll hear from Caitie of Thoresby Cottage, talented designer and crochet addict located in South Africa where yarn resources are a bit limited. In order to grow in her craft and pursue her passion as a designer, Caitie has needed to be resourceful to create patterns and projects she loves. She shares tips for finding and substituting yarn in patterns, ordering online as well as some clever projects for those one or two special hanks in your stash that weren't easy to get. Click Play to Listen! Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode Thoresby Cottage | Caitie's Blog Five Tips for Ordering Yarn Online | BHooked Podcast Episode 123 Scheepjes | the amazing yarn who's name we couldn't pronounce :) The Ultimate Granny Square Sourcebook 3D…
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How to Crochet Stripes in the Round | B.Hooked TV

How to Crochet Stripes in the Round | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 9 https://youtu.be/4H90nCF1Vhc In this episode of B.Hooked TV you'll learn how to make a clean transition from one color to the next when working with crochet stripes in the round. There are two ways to crochet in the round, spiral and joining. With the spiral method you will experience a color jog when working stripes. There's no perfect fix but I'll share how I minimize the jog so it looks a little cleaner. The joining method of working crochet stripes in the round will give you a cleaner and more even look. I'll walk you through that as well! 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…
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Dying Yarn, Leveling Up your Projects (and Maker Business) | The BHooked Podcast Episode 139

Dying Yarn, Leveling Up your Projects (and Maker Business) | The BHooked Podcast Episode 139

Business Playlist, The BHooked Podcast
Are you looking for a way to take your projects to the next level? Try dying your own yarn! In this episode you'll hear from Ashley, talented dyer and maker behind Montana Crochet. Her passion for dying yarn really shines as she shares some tips for getting started and for achieving some really great looking coloration. Ashley is also very passionate about her maker business and the community as a whole. We wrap up this episode chatting a bit about where you can find inspiration for your yarn dying experiments and tips for standing out. Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode Montana Crochet | Ashley's website and where to look for shop updates! Ashley on Instagram Knit Picks | Bare yarn to dye Dharma Trading Co | Acid Dyes…
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Tips for Choosing the Right Hook Size | B.Hooked TV

Tips for Choosing the Right Hook Size | B.Hooked TV

B.Hooked TV
Season 2, Episode 8 https://youtu.be/9cvGjx1ksXo In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share my tips for choosing the right hook size for your crochet projects. It's all about drape, or how you want your crochet fabric to flow when the project is done. The drape you want will guide your decision to choosing the right hook size. 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 Color Made Easy, a favorite affordable go-to yarn for fall and winter projects. Try Lion Brand Color Made Easy for your next project! By using the link…
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Minimalism for Makers & Crafters | The BHooked Podcast Episode 138

Minimalism for Makers & Crafters | The BHooked Podcast Episode 138

Inspiration Playlist, The BHooked Podcast
Being a maker means lots of decisions and lots of "stuff". I don't know about you but sometimes that can feel a little overwhelming. Yarn that seems it'll never get used. Pattern decisions. Project decisions. Do I use this color or that color? Wait maybe that stitch instead of this one? If you create with yarn, chances are you have thought some of this before. I think about this stuff on a daily basis! A refreshing change of pace came in my chat with T from Debrosse, a maker, business owner and minimalist. In this episode I explored all the areas of minimalism as it relates to makers, yarn business owners and yarn enthusiasts in general. Links & Resources Mentioned in this Episode To follow along with Haiti volunteer opportunities…
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