How to Make a Pattern Bigger or Smaller | B.Hooked TV Episode 12

How to Make a Pattern Bigger or Smaller | B.Hooked TV Episode 12

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="3GtiDQlW" upload-date="2019-04-01T15:56:08.000Z" name="How to Make a Pattern Bigger or Smaller | B.Hooked TV Episode 12" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV you will learn how to make adjustments to make a pattern bigger or smaller using a gauge swatch."] In this episode of B.Hooked TV we will see how to make a pattern bigger or smaller using a gauge swatch. Have you ever found a baby blanket pattern you loved and wanted to make it a full-sized throw? What about an afghan you needed to make smaller? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this episode is for you! Since this is the first time we're talking about this topic, we'll look at a simple example when a pattern is worked in rows and we need to…
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What is Gauge (and why should you care?)

What is Gauge (and why should you care?)

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="IxTyz6Ng" upload-date="2019-03-25T18:17:33.000Z" name="What is Gauge (any why should you care?) | B.Hooked TV Episode 11" description="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."] 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…
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3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn | B.Hooked TV Episode 10

3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn | B.Hooked TV Episode 10

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="XYclNtiv" upload-date="2019-03-18T15:42:20.000Z" name="3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn | B.Hooked TV Episode 10" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV we'll explore the three things you must do the next time you want to to Substitute yarn in your project. "] In this episode of B.Hooked TV we'll explore the three things you must do to substitute yarn in your project. How to substitute yarn is probably the most frequent question I hear from new crocheters and knitters. Many times you'll be unfamiliar with a yarn your pattern calls for and you'll want to make a substitute. Other times you may have a yarn you'd like to use instead. There are three very important things you must consider when making a yarn substitution in order for the pattern…
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The Crochet Magic Ring | B.Hooked TV Episode 9

The Crochet Magic Ring | B.Hooked TV Episode 9

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="AhL913aZ" upload-date="2019-03-11T16:40:36.000Z" name="The Crochet Magic Ring | B.Hooked TV Episode 9" description="Learn how to make the crochet magic ring and when to use it in this episode of B.Hooked TV. It's a great beginner tutorial!"] In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll show you how to make the crochet magic ring (aka magic circle) and when to use it. When you try the crochet magic ring for the first time, there is little magic about it. It took me several tries to perfect this technique but I am so glad I persevered through the frustration! The crochet magic ring is the best method to start crocheting a circle to minimize the hole that's in the middle. If you have tried the magic ring in the past and wasn't successful,…
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How to Fix a Dropped Knit Stitch | B.Hooked TV Episode 8

How to Fix a Dropped Knit Stitch | B.Hooked TV Episode 8

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="PnIqr3Ab" upload-date="2019-03-04T20:47:12.000Z" name="How to Fix a Dropped Knit Stitch | B.Hooked TV Episode 8" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll show you how to fix a dropped knit stitch in your projects when using the stockinette stitch or garter stitch."] In this episode of B.Hooked TV, I'll show you how to fix a dropped knit stitch in your projects when using the stockinette stitch or garter stitch. Fixing knitting mistakes is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. If I knew how to fix dropped knit stitches several years ago when I tried to teach myself to knit through videos online, I could have saved myself a lot of trouble. I couldn't find the right tutorials to show me how to fix a dropped knit…
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Uneven Edges in Your Crochet Projects? | B.Hooked TV Episode 7

Uneven Edges in Your Crochet Projects? | B.Hooked TV Episode 7

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="QbqbSxUI" upload-date="2019-02-25T23:07:04.000Z" name="Uneven Edges in Your Crochet Projects? | B.Hooked TV Episode 7" description="Uneven edges? No problem. In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share the main reason your crochet project is getting bigger or getting smaller."] Uneven edges? No problem. In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share the main reason your crochet project is getting bigger or getting smaller. Having uneven edges is one of the most common problems for new crocheters and yet it's one of the easiest to fix! By learning where to work your first and last stitch, you can completely avoid uneven crochet edges and the turning chain is the key to figuring it all out. I'll share everything you need to know about turning chains and the first and last stitch of…
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Are You Doing This When Weaving In Ends? | B.Hooked TV Episode 6

Are You Doing This When Weaving In Ends? | B.Hooked TV Episode 6

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="jEsbTqbr" upload-date="2019-02-18T19:44:03.000Z" name="Are You Doing This When Weaving In Ends? | B.Hooked TV Episode 6" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share five "must-do" tips when weaving in ends in your crochet projects so they are less likely to come out."] In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share five "must-do" tips when weaving in ends so they are less likely to come out. Have you ever looked at a project you made and saw these little ends poking out and waving at you? Okay so maybe they don't wave but I can almost guarantee you have experienced this once or twice. The hard truth is there really isn't a magic formula to weaving in ends so they never come out. However, over the years I have found five little strategies that when used together can help keep those ends from popping out. Hit play…
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If I Knew This Then, I Wouldn’t Have Quit Knitting | B.Hooked TV Episode 5

If I Knew This Then, I Wouldn’t Have Quit Knitting | B.Hooked TV Episode 5

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="idopxM4B" upload-date="2019-02-11T21:01:49.000Z" name="If I knew this then, I wouldn't have quit knitting | B.Hooked TV Episode 5" description="Have you heard of "tinking" before? This word was completely new to me until I started knitting again in 2016 and now I advocate that it's one of the most valuable knitting skills you will learn. So what is tinking exactly? It's the act of "undoing" your stitch when you realize you have done something wrong. Basically, if when you make a mistake in knitting, tinking will be your best friend! "]   In this episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share the technique that, if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have quit knitting. Have you heard of "tinking" before? This word was completely new to me until I started…
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Foundation Crochet Stitches | B.Hooked TV Episode 4

Foundation Crochet Stitches | B.Hooked TV Episode 4

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="0CEFoim3" upload-date="2019-02-04T18:00:00.000Z" name="Foundation Crochet Stitches | B.Hooked TV Episode 4" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV I will demonstrate foundation crochet stitches - foundation single crochet, foundation half double crochet and foundation double crochet. They are a great way to start your project if you don't want to work a foundation chain."]   In this episode of B.Hooked TV, we'll have a look at foundation crochet stitches and how they could help you avoid the foundation chain altogether. Do you hate  working in the foundation chain? What if I told you that you may not have to crochet a foundation chain at all? Would you jump for joy? Foundation crochet stitches can not only allow you to skip the foundation chain altogether but it can also clean up the…
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Tips for Improving Crochet Tension | B.Hooked TV Episode 3

Tips for Improving Crochet Tension | B.Hooked TV Episode 3

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="WMZBTYjA" upload-date="2019-01-28T14:51:24.000Z" name="Tips to Improve Tension | B.Hooked TV Episode 3" description="In this episode of B.Hooked TV, we'll have a discussion about tension. You'll learn some potential ways to improve so your projects and stitches look even!"]   In today's episode of B.Hooked TV we'll talk about crochet tension and how you can improve the look of your stitches by maintaining a consistent tension throughout your project. If you have ever looked down at your project and wasn't thrilled with how the stitches looked, I think you'll find this episode very helpful. Maybe the stitches looked wobbly or uneven. Maybe there were noticeable gaps. Tension is usually the culprit with these types of issues and it can present a problem for crocheters of all skill levels. There are so…
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Setting Crochet Goals | B.Hooked TV Episode 2

Setting Crochet Goals | B.Hooked TV Episode 2

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="TMtBwFrg" upload-date="2019-01-21T21:49:12.000Z" name="Setting Crochet Goals | B.Hooked TV Ep 2" description="In today's episode of B.Hooked TV I'll share my six-step method of goal setting so you can make (and achieve!) a few crochet goals this year."]   In today’s episode of B.Hooked TV we'll see how to set crochet goals and push ourselves to become better at our craft. By setting crochet goals we can hold ourselves accountable. In this vlog, I'll take you with me to Chicago where I gave a keynote presentation about how you can achieve those crochet goals. I've never published a vlog style of episode before but it was a ton of fun to make (although it pushed me out of my comfort zone a little to hit publish)! If you enjoyed this style…
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Changing Colors in Crochet | B.Hooked TV Episode 1

Changing Colors in Crochet | B.Hooked TV Episode 1

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[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="YXtbuCor" upload-date="2019-01-14T19:58:08.000Z" name="Changing Colors In Crochet | B.Hooked TV Ep 1" description="In today's episode of B.Hooked TV I'll show you my most trusted method of changing colors in crochet or adding a new ball of yarn to your project. "]   In today's episode of B.Hooked TV I'll show you my most trusted method of changing colors in crochet or adding a new ball of yarn to your project.  For this demonstration I'm using Red Heart Super Saver Chunky yarn and an 8 mm Clover Amour crochet hook. You can use any yarn and crochet hook to practice. All you need is a crochet project or swatch so you can practice changing colors in crochet! By the way, you can purchase these supplies directly on Amazon. I have included my…
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