Rank #1: 5 Must Know Crochet Tips to Improve Your Skills This Year | BHooked Podcast Episode 99
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
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Jan 17 2019
Rank #2: BHP059: Mindfulness and Mental Health Benefits of Crochet
Why do you crochet? Perhaps you use crochet as a creative outlet. Maybe you even use crochet as a way to unwind after a long hard day. What if I told you that you can use crochet to help you achieve even more? If you enjoy this craft, there’s no doubt you experience joy and accomplishment but this episode challenges us to dig deeper and explore the internal benefits of crochet. Today’s Guest I’m joined by, Sandra, also known as Mobius Girl and she’s here to share how we can use knit and crochet as a way to meditate, be in
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Apr 12 2018
Rank #3: 5 (More) Types of Crochet to Try | BHooked Podcast Episode 97
Looking for new types of crochet techniques to try this year? In today’s episode, I’ll expand on a previous episode and share five more types of crochet to try in the New year! If you haven’t heard that first episode, you should definitely add it to your listening queue. Jump back to episode 32 on your podcast player or listen through your browser here. In it we discuss amigurumi, tapestry crochet, Tunisian crochet, broomstick/hairpin lace crochet and filet crochet. In today’s episode… You’ll Learn About Aran Bavarian Overlay Intarsia Entrelac Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that
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Jan 03 2019
Rank #4: Your Amigurumi Questions Answered with All About Ami
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
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Jun 21 2018
Rank #5: Day in the Life of a Crochet Designer
Looking for a glimpse of the life of a crochet designer? Dedri from Look at What I Made is on the show today to share her real life experiences as a full time designer, mom and part-time worker. Dedri has a lot going on and somehow she is able to juggle it all and release some of the most gorgeous designs. One of those infamous patterns is Sophie’s Universe, a CAL published back in 2015 that is still incredibly popular today. In this episode, I like to think of you as a fly on the wall as Dedri and I
Aug 16 2018
Rank #6: Tips to Stay on Task and Meet Project Deadlines
Do you struggle to stay on task and meet project deadlines? I’m raising my hand because like you, I have a lot going on and sometimes I struggle to meet deadlines. Truth is, we all struggle with over-commitment and meeting deadlines. It’s helpful to know that we aren’t alone in this struggle! Today’s Guest This week I’m joined by Michelle, creative entrepreneur behind MJ’s Off the Hook Designs and Sentry Box Designs. Michelle has a LOT going on and she’s had quite a bit of time as a full time design entrepreneur to figure it all out. I’m thrilled with
Aug 23 2018
Rank #7: BHP055: Know Your Worth – A Real Approach to Pricing Your Handmade
Pricing Your Handmade – Your time is valuable. That statement literally means your time has a value associated with it. You expect your employer to pay you for you time. Pricing your handmade is no exception. Your work and your time is worth a fair price. Be fair to yourself. Today’s Guest I’m joined this week once again by, Chantal, of Knitatude to elaborate on her top tips for makers back in episode 53. She gives it to us as real as possible – why we should charge for handmade, why it’s worth a price and how you should calculate
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Mar 15 2018
Rank #8: Six Steps to an Organized Yarn Stash | BHooked Podcast Episode 122
Is your yarn stash out of control? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! I usually need to sort through and organize my yarn stash at least once a year. Admittedly, this isn’t something I love scheduling time for but it does save me time in the long run! Here’s the deal – organizing your yarn stash can do four things for you. First, it will save you money because you won’t be buying yarn you already have (that you forgot about). Second, it will save you time when looking for the right yarn for your project (because
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Jun 27 2019
Rank #9: The Story of a Crochet Business Owner | BHooked Podcast Episode 114
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to earn a living with crochet? It seems crazy, I know, but you can make a living with crochet. There are hundreds (dare I say thousands?) of people out there who are making a full or part time income with their crochet skills. You’ll get to hear from one of those people in this episode! Today I’m joined by Meghan from the blog, Meghan Makes Do, to share her story and we chat all things crochet businesses. Click Play to Listen! This episode is brought to you by my online Blueprint
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May 02 2019
Rank #10: Setting Up an Ergonomic and Healthy Lifestyle
Do you crochet or knit every day? If so, you’re probably doing a number on your body and you don’t even realize it. I didn’t realize that my passion was causing me pain until I could literally feel it – pain in my shoulders. A few episodes back I shared that story as well as some ways to avoid aches and pains while we crochet. That episode led me to today’s guest, an expert in the physical fitness and wellness world. Today’s Guest I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Elena with you. She is so passionate about health and
Nov 15 2018
Rank #11: Making Blankets – Challenges & Inspiration with La Reserve Design
Crochet and Knit Blankets. A Love/Hate Relationship? When was the last time you finished a knit or crochet afghan? How did you feel? Relieved? Or maybe you thought to yourself, “I’ll never do something like that again!” It’s no doubt the time and yarn commitment required for an afghan isn’t for everyone. I tend to be a one or maybe two afghans a year kinda gal. My motivation usually evaporates after that. You can imagine my excitement to find someone whose passion is fueled by making blankets, one little stitch at a time. Today’s Guest I’m joined by, Alison, creative lady behind
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May 31 2018
Rank #12: Plan Your Projects So You Get Them Done | BHooked Podcast Episode 105
Do you struggle to finish your projects? It’s so hard to get them all done. There’s an old saying that goes “failing to plan in planning to fail”. I have this posted on my wall as a daily reminder that in order to finish my projects, I must have a plan. I’m convinced that the only way you will be able to finish all the projects you set out to create this year is to have an action plan in place – a rigid yet slightly flexible way of keeping yourself accountable for the projects you want to make. That’s
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Feb 28 2019
Rank #13: Side Hustle Yarn Business Meets Full Time Job | BHooked Podcast Episode 112
Are you trying to balance your full time job and your side hustle yarn business? This is no easy task. Finding a balance usually involves is a ton of trial and error, lots of help from your friends and family and a little inspiration from others trying to balance it all too. Today I’m joined by, Melissa, side hustle maker behind the website Woods and Wool. Melissa has a full time job that she loves and chooses to balance that with her passion project and side hustle. In this episode, you’ll hear some of the strategies Melissa uses to juggle
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Apr 18 2019
Rank #14: Exploring Amigurumi with a Menagerie of Stitches
We’re Exploring Amigurumi today with Author, Lauren Espy! Whether you’re an amigurumi pro or have no idea what the word means, you’re in for a real treat today. You may know Lauren from her viral crochet chemistry set and she’s on the show to share some of her infinite amigurumi wisdom. In this “brainstorming session” of all things amigurumi we explore some of the most frequently asked questions and we share our experiences with one another and with YOU! Today’s Guest Lauren was made known for her Etsy shop, a Menagerie of Stitches, and now she’s proud to call herself
Jun 14 2018
Rank #15: Planning and Goal Setting as a New Full Time Designer
Are you a new yarn entrepreneur or want to be one? Janine from Knits’n Knots is on the show today to share her successes, struggles and wins with starting and growing her fiber arts business. And she gives it to us straight – the good the bad and the ugly! We don’t always recognize the struggles that go into starting a fiber business and this episode was designed to help you set a realistic expectation as well as give you the inspiration to find what works for you so you can implement that in your business. Whether you’re just starting
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Aug 09 2018
Rank #16: BHP051: Garment Design Tips from Olive Knits
“Effortless Design. Modern Style.” This is the goal of Olive Knits wonder woman, Marie. Garment making doesn’t have to be an intimidating thing My goal for this episode is to empower you with the confidence to try your first garment and equip you with the know-how to be successful. Understanding Marie’s focus of effortless design can allow you to see that although a pattern may look complex, it might in fact, be easy to do. Today’s Guest I’m joined by, Marie Greene, entrepreneur, accomplished knit wear designer at Olive Knits and recent TED talk speaker. She shares some amazing tips
Feb 15 2018
Rank #17: BHP049: How to Adjust Any Pattern to Fit You
You can adjust a pattern and it might be easier than you think. By far the most frequently asked question in my inbox each week is “how do I make this pattern to fit (fill in the blank)?” When I see a huge trend like this in the request of my readers, I jump at the opportunity to help as many people as I can and the Bhooked Podcast is the perfect format for me to teach you this valuable and useful lesson. Today, we’re going to explore how to adjust a pattern so you have more flexibility in your
Feb 01 2018
Rank #18: Organizing Your Projects & Staying Motivated to Work on Them
Do you struggle with finding the motivation to finish a project? My friend, you are not alone! We all need a little staying motivated through a long project sometimes. The afghan that’s been a WIP (work in progress) for three years; the scarf you started last summer that would currently only keep your daughter’s teddy bear warm. We all have them hiding in our house just waiting to become something great. At any given time I have between 5 and 10 WIP’s, some of which have been around for months…or even longer. I dream up a new project and leave
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Aug 30 2018
Rank #19: BHP042: Aspiring to Become 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
Dec 14 2017
Rank #20: Make Better Fall Projects by Using the Right Yarn
Do you struggle choosing the right yarn for your fall projects? You’re not alone! Honestly, it wasn’t until I started learning the hard way that particular yarns are more appropriate for some projects over others. If you’ve ever had a saggy sweater or fuzzy pair of mits, you may have found a yarn that isn’t right for that project. Rather than learn the hard way, let’s take an educated approach to choosing the right yarn for our fall projects. That way we can save ourselves time, effort and money! Today’s Guest I’m joined by Kersti and Taiu from Koigu Yarns,
Sep 06 2018