Standard Yarn Weights & Project Inspiration | B.Hooked TV

Standard Yarn Weights & Project Inspiration | B.Hooked TV

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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5 Reasons to Love Tunisian Crochet | B.Hooked TV

5 Reasons to Love Tunisian Crochet | B.Hooked TV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Three Ways to Crochet Plaid + a Simple Color Chart Option | B.Hooked TV

Three Ways to Crochet Plaid + a Simple Color Chart Option | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 7 https://youtu.be/DRU7D6v8Atk In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll introduce you to three different ways to crochet plaid so you can step up your fall project game. Crochet plaid projects are insanely popular right now, (last year, several years ago) and there's no sign of it slowing down. If you're looking for a way to spruce up your fall and winter projects, plaid might be the way to go. These three methods are how I typically crochet plaid and I love them because they're a great way to grow and get better at crochet. As a little bonus, I'll run you through an easy process for creating a color diagram too! This season of B.Hooked TV is sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn which means I get to…
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Knitting Stripes Color Jog and a Quick Fix | B.Hooked TV

Knitting Stripes Color Jog and a Quick Fix | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 6 https://youtu.be/mEJvtbgp7pY In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll explain why your knitting stripes are uneven and show you a quick little fix so your projects are a little neater. When you make color changes when knitting in the round, you'll notice your stripes have a noticeable "step" to them, referred to as a color jog. No worries, friend! It's an easy fix. Whether you're knitting stripes in the round right now or not, it's an excellent skill to learn! 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 Touch…
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7 Tips for Crocheting with Fuzzy Yarn | B.Hooked TV

7 Tips for Crocheting with Fuzzy Yarn | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 5 https://youtu.be/RZFMvabPIxQ In this episode of B.Hooked I'll share 7 tips for working with fuzzy yarn. You're not the only one who can't see the stitches! It's a love-hate relationship for most of us when it comes to working with fuzzy yarn. However, it's most frustrating quality is also it's most forgiving quality. Although you can't see your stitches as you work, you also can't see the mistakes you made as a result! 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 Go For Faux Yarn. I am new to…
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Change the Width of a Project with Gauge | B.Hooked TV

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

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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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5 Tips for Reading Patterns with Complex Repeats | B.Hooked TV

5 Tips for Reading Patterns with Complex Repeats | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 3 https://youtu.be/msc0cJVcpAY In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll share 5 tips for reading patterns with complex repeats. Keeping yourself organized and focused is the key to reading patterns with complex repeats. No matter what level of crocheter you are or how many patterns you have read and completed, I believe each new pattern can be a challenge. Especially those with more complex repeats! 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. I love the striping qualities and unique color palettes! Try Lion Brand Mandala for your next…
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This is why you have holes in your knitting | B.Hooked TV

This is why you have holes in your knitting | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 2 https://youtu.be/3J6kY0TLrEI In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll share what mistake you're likely making if you find holes in your knitting project. You'll make many mistakes as a newbie knitter and not knowing what you're doing wrong (or how to fix it) can make knitting a frustrating experience. One of the many knitting mistakes you might find in your first few projects is holes. In this episode I'll tell you just how simple this mistake is to spot and fix as well as inform you of some other possibilities for holes in your knitting projects. 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…
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When & Where to Increase & Decrease in the Round | B.Hooked TV

When & Where to Increase & Decrease in the Round | B.Hooked TV

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Season 2, Episode 1! https://youtu.be/2F9xksDGeyw In this episode of B.Hooked I'll share my 6, 8, 10 rule for increases and decreases when crocheting circles. We'll kick off the second season of B.Hooked TV with a little conversation about when and where to increase and decrease in the round. I follow the same general system no matter what type of round project I'm creating and that makes things a lot easier. 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 increasing and decreasing techniques with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. It's an excellent yarn for accessories such as…
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Six Crochet Hooks in My Collection | B.Hooked TV Episode 16

Six Crochet Hooks in My Collection | B.Hooked TV Episode 16

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Season Finale! [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="UEmd2yDC" upload-date="2019-04-29T18:05:29.000Z" name="Six Crochet Hooks in my Collection | B.Hooked TV Episode 16" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll share my unbiased opinion of six crochet hooks in my collection so you can see if one is the perfect hook for you!"] In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll share my unbiased opinion of six different crochet hooks in my collection so you can see if one of them is the perfect hook for you! We'll wrap up season one with an episode you requested and I'm so glad you did! I had a wonderful time chatting about each hook, what I like about them and what I don't like about them. It's a longer episode than most in this season, however, my goal is to…
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How to Start and End Crochet Rounds | B.Hooked TV Episode 15

How to Start and End Crochet Rounds | B.Hooked TV Episode 15

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="N0qMB4mN" upload-date="2019-04-22T18:54:38.000Z" name="How to Start and End Crochet Rounds | B.Hooked TV Episode 15" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV you will learn best practices for how to start and end crochet rounds. This knowledge is a fundamental crochet skill."] In this episode of B.Hooked TV you will learn best practices for how to start and end crochet rounds. To break it down simply, when crocheting a circle you have two options - joining with a slip stitch at the end of the round or working in a spiral and not joining. In this episode we'll explore the situation when you are joining with a slip stitch at the end of the round and how to determine what is your first stitch and what is your last stitch. This…
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How to Make (and Read) a Gauge Swatch | B.Hooked TV Episode 14

How to Make (and Read) a Gauge Swatch | B.Hooked TV Episode 14

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="ljtXvOT1" upload-date="2019-04-15T21:11:26.000Z" name="How to Make (and Read) a Gauge Swatch | B.Hooked TV Episode 14" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV you will learn the fundamentals of gauge - how to make a gauge swatch, how to read it and what to do with that information."] 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…
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How to Fix Knitting Mistakes Several Rows Down | B.Hooked TV Episode 13

How to Fix Knitting Mistakes Several Rows Down | B.Hooked TV Episode 13

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="KD5WgI1B" upload-date="2019-04-08T16:35:25.000Z" name="How to Fix Knitting Mistakes Several Rows Down | B.Hooked TV Episode 13" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll show you how to fix knitting mistakes several rows down. Use a lifeline before or after the fact!"] In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll show you how to fix knitting mistakes several rows down. Whether you were "prepared" to make this mistake (are we ever?) with a lifeline or not, I want to help you fix the mistake you found several rows down so you don't do what I used to do - rip out the entire project and start over. No fun, trust me. So by the end of this episode, you'll understand how to fix those pesky knitting mistakes several rows down by using…
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