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The BHooked Podcast for Crochet & Knitting Enthusiasts

Brittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.

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#99 Five Must Know Tips to Improve Your Crochet Skills This Year

Do you need crochet tips to get better at your craft this year? If so, you’re in the right place! I’m on a mission in 2019 to provide you with as many crochet tips as possible to help you improve your skills this year. I have learned many of these lessons the hard way – if only I had seen this short list of mandatory crochet tips in the early days! In today’s episode I will run you through five of my top crochet tips that will help improve your skills and see results fast. These 5 crochet tips address The post 5 Must Know Crochet Tips to Improve Your Skills This Year | BHooked Podcast Episode 99 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

29mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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#9 How to Save Money on Yarn

Saving your dollars is a big deal. I’m always on the look out for a good deal whether it be clothing, groceries or yarn. I have a natural frugal side and I’m here to share my best tips to getting quality yarn without spending a lot of money. It can be done! Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to listen to me share my money saving tips with you! Links in this Episode We talk a lot about my favorite online yarn retailers – because they can save you money. The post How to Get Quality Yarn Without Paying a Lot of Money | The BHooked Podcast Episode 9 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

38mins

27 Apr 2017

Rank #2

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#27 Pricing Formula for Selling Crochet Items

Know your worth. In a sea of talented crocheters, it’s tempting to undervalue yourself and your time to win the sale. We go with the flow and find ourselves working harder, not smarter. I’m here to tell you it’s okay to stand out from the crowd. In order to come up with a fair price for both you and your customer, you need to take an educated and strategic approach approach to pricing your items. I’m here to explain just how to do that. We’ll not only cover the formula that you should follow but we’ll also dig a little The post Pricing Formula for Crochet Items | The BHooked Podcast Episode 27 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

50mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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#10 Staying Motivated and Inspired to Finish Your Projects

It’s completely normal to “get tired” of your current project. We all go through dry spells of inspiration and motivation with our crochet projects – maybe even our hobby as a whole. When we realize we aren’t alone and that these feelings are completely normal, we can focus on getting back on track. Today’s Guest Today I had the opportunity to speak with one of the nicest human beings on the planet, Ashleigh, from Sewrella. We talk about ways to stay inspired and motivated through big and small projects. She brings the goods guys! If you find yourself needing a The post Staying Motivated and Inspired | The BHooked Podcast Episode 10 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

52mins

4 May 2017

Rank #4

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#63 Building a Digital Crochet Business

Do you have a yarn business or want to have a yarn business? If so, you’ll want to listen to today’s episode! Starting a yarn business is the best decision I’ve ever made although definitely not the easiest. I want nothing more than to share my experience and the experience of my guest with you so that you too can build the business you’ve always wanted. Today’s Guest I’m joined by,Kate, from Love Crafts, one of the largest digital yarn businesses there is! She graciously shares her experience and peels back the curtains a bit into the business giving us The post Building a Digital Yarn Business appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

45mins

10 May 2018

Rank #5

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#136 Crafting Business – A Real Life Story

Have you been thinking about trying to earn additional income from your hobby?Whether you're ready to take the plunge and turn your hobby into a full time job or you just want to earn a little extra money each month, you're faced with a big decision. Do you make this change or not? Will it be worth it? Will it even work?When faced with the same decision, Brianna, from Life and Yarn asked herself "what do you care about more than failing?" This helped her realize the decision that needed to be made. She's here to talk about that journey today; how she said goodbye to a career path of more than 10 years and hello to a crafting business she loves.About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.Support the Show on Patreon | You decide what the show is worth to you.

52mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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#33 Scaling Product Production for a Crochet Business

If it scares you a little, you know you’re doing the right thing. We all have goals for our crochet businesses and to live to its potential, we must take the necessary actions to expand to reach those goals. Today, we’re going to talk specifically to those who are making their crochet items to sell and the tried and true methods of batch crochet. However, there are several nuggets of information and inspiration that are relatable to any crochet business owner. Today’s Guest I’m joined today with one of the industry’s most familiar faces, Twinkie Chan. She has made her The post Scaling Product Production for a Crochet Business | The BHooked Podcast Episode 33 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

55mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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#129 Mastering Instagram for Makers

Do you want to increase your engagement on Instagram?Doing so might be the jumping off point for your crochet or knitting business. No doubt t's the place many of us hang for the community and inspiration (and we've developed "Instagram skills" in the process), using it for business requires a different approach than a casual user. To get the most out of the time and effort you'll put into it, you'll need to master some business basics first.In this episode, you'll hear from Instagram savvy maker, April from OTH Crochet Nook. She's been using Instagram to promote and grow her crochet business and blog for years. Today, she shares her best tips for increasing engagement on Instagram so you can up your maker business game!About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.Support the Show on Patreon | You decide what the show is worth to you.

51mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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#75 How to Build a Crochet Business

What do you do to plan for the upcoming year? Do you sit down and set goals for yourself or do you just wing it? I take planning very seriously and I’m sure this is the reason I am where I am today – not because I’m lucky, because I sat down one day and decided what I wanted to accomplish. I could read Jim Rohn quotes all day (and you’ll even hear one in the episode today) but this one really struck a chord with me today. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” That is the topic The post How I Plan the Upcoming Year (and turned my dreams into my reality) appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

40mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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#42 So You Want to Be a Crochet Designer?

If you want to become a crochet designer, here’s what you need to know. Time, patience and persistence are three of the most important ingredients to becoming a crochet designer. Once you have decided on this as a goal, the next step is to design your first project. It doesn’t need to be complicated or intricate – it only requires that you create something without the direction from others! Today’s Guest I’m joined by, Lorene, from Cre8tion Crochet, and she is here to share her personal story and so many tips with you about becoming a designer. She has experience The post BHP042: Aspiring to Become a Crochet Designer appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

1hr 12mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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#110 Crochet Blogging – A Real Life Story

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a crochet blogger?Maybe it’s your goal to start a crochet blog but you’re just not sure if it’s right for you. Starting a crochet blog is the best thing I have ever did. It gives me purpose, keeps me on my toes and provides a creative outlet for my endless ideas. That’s a common theme with this week’s guest, Meg, from Megmade With Love.Meg started a crochet blog not long ago and she shares the successes, the failures and the lessons she’s learned throughout the first years of her blog. Sit back with a cup of your favorite warm drink and hear the real life story of a crochet blogger.About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.Support the Show on Patreon | You decide what the show is worth to you.

46mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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#43 Developing Your Own Crochet Design Style

Why is it important to stay true to your own personal style? We all know the (sometimes huge) time investment that goes into a crochet or knit project. Time is a precious resource that we all crave more of, so why would we want to waste it making something that you wouldn’t use in your own home, wear or gift to the perfect person? I’ll be the first to admit that “knowing” my own personal style feels like a struggle and I know I’m not alone. That’s why today’s episode is so great. Today’s Guest I’m joined by, Nicole, from The post BHP043: Developing Personal Crochet Style appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

57mins

21 Dec 2017

Rank #12

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#106 All About Tunisian Crochet

Have you tried Tunisian Crochet before?It's one of my favorite forms of crochet. Using a different style of hook, with Tunisian crochet, you're able to create stitches that are completely unique. You can even create stitches that look like knit!If you haven't tried this wonderful form of crochet before, I hope this episode will inspire you to give it a try. You'll hear from, Toni Lipsey, of TL Yarn Crafts and she shares her wisdom and enthusiasm for Tunisian crochet while giving you a good foundation and starting point.About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.

45mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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#138 Minimalism for Makers & Crafters

Being a maker means lots of decisions and lots of "stuff".Sometimes that can feel a little overwhelming; yarn that seems it'll never get used; pattern decisions; project decisions. Should I use this color or that color? Wait maybe that stitch instead of this one?If you create with yarn, chances are you're no stranger to questions like these. 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.About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.Support the Show on Patreon | You decide what the show is worth to you.

1hr 4mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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#69 Your Amigurumi Questions Answered

We’re answering as many of your amigurumi questions as possible in one episode! Stephanie from All About Ami and I reached out to you on Facebook and Instagram to find out what you’re number one question is related to amigurumi. Then we compiled a list and answered as many as possible! Today’s Guest Stephanie is the kind and talented lady behind the beautiful All About Ami creations. Fun fact – her husband works with her to bring these cuties to life! In the planning phases of “amigurumi month” here on the podcast, Stephanie was the person I just had to have back The post Your Amigurumi Questions Answered with All About Ami appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

1hr

21 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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#139 Dye Yarn & Take Your Project to the Next Level

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 yarn dying experiments and tips for standing out.About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.Support the Show on Patreon | You decide what the show is worth to you.

1hr 3mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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#61 Dealing with Stress and Juggling Deadlines

Do you overbook yourself with deadlines? You’re not alone! As makers we need to find the balance between what we think we can handle and what we actually can handle. It’s best to take an educated approach to figure this out. That’s what this episode is all about! Today’s Guest I’m joined by, Tara, from the Explore Your Enthusiasm Podcast and we chat all about the different stresses we face as hobbyists, entrepreneurs and bloggers and the ways we deal with them to stay productive and happy. You’ll Learn About Tara and her journey from hobbyist to full time entrepreneur. The post BHP061: Dealing with Stress and Juggling Deadlines appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

58mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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#37 The Truth About Your Maker Business

Is your crochet business more than a business? When every aspect of your crochet business brings you happiness, that’s how you know your business is more than just a business. For me, I love photography, graphic design, videography, project planning – the list goes on and on. My business incorporates all these things into a business I’m humbled to call my own. Today’s Guest I’m joined today by one of the sweetest and down to earth people I know, Kelly, from Knit Brooks and OML Dream Team Member. We explore the importance of your businessing “being more than just a The post The Business Side of Being a Maker |The BHooked Podcast Episode 36 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

57mins

9 Nov 2017

Rank #18

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#32 Five Types of Crochet You Must Try

Types of Crochet: There’s Always More to Learn One of my favorite things about crochet is that there is always something new to learn. With so many types of crochet, the “learner” in me is always satisfied. When I first got into crochet, I had no idea just how big this craft is. As my passion for crochet grew and I researched and searched for patterns, I began to realize just how many types of crochet there are. I have made it a personal goal to try each form at least once and of course share as many with you The post Five Types of Crochet You Must Try | The BHooked Podcast Episode 32 appeared first on B.Hooked Crochet | Knitting.

49mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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#119 De-stress with Crochet

What does crochet do for you?For so many of us crochet is more than just a hobby. For me it’s a creative outlet, a way to express myself and most importantly, a way of life. By recognizing what crochet does for you beyond making something pretty and practical, you can be even closer to the craft and have a story to share with the community. This story may inspire others to learn and reap the benefits of yarn.In this episode of The BHooked Podcast we have someone to share an inspiring story of what crochet means to her. Elise, from Le Petit Saint Crochet shares her inspiring story; through one of the most difficult times in her life she found crochet. She calls it her saving grace.About The BHooked PodcastBrittany's primary goal is to inspire you and help you grow in your craft with The BHooked Podcast. Through her own stories and the stories of each special guest, you'll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to achieve your hobby goals. When you want to kick back and learn from yarn industry experts, grab some yarn and turn on The BHooked Podcast. There's never a shortage of all things crochet, knitting or yarn.Support the Show on Patreon | You decide what the show is worth to you.

48mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #20