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The podcast for all things crochet from the people behind Crochet.com. There will be interviews, helpful information about crochet, talk about yarn, patterns, design, techniques- all that and more! Will there be crochet shenanigans, tune it to find out. Keep crocheting and we will too, because WeCrochet.
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A recommendation from a friend goes a long way. As your crochet besties, the WeCrochet team is here to help! Today on the WeCrochet Podcast we’re talking about our all favorite crochet-related things. From books to notions to even our favorite crochet insider terms to know, we are here to help you feel connected.   First up Katelyn and Heather check in on their latest projects. Then the WeCrochet team gives out some crochet-related awards and shares their absolute crochet favorites. Then Katelyn and Heather chat about crochet terms and acronyms that come up when you're in an online crochet group.  Here's your Crochet terms cheat sheet: Ami  - Amigurumi, The Japanese art of making crochet animals and toys Bistitchual - someone who knits and crochets CAL - Crochet A Long CroJo - crochet mojo, the groove of crochet Stash - your yarn collection SABLE - stash accumulate beyond life expectancy  PABLE - pattern accumulated beyond life expectancy  DeStashing - when you give away or sell some of your yarn stash (usually to make room for more yarn) WIP - Work in Progress  PHD - Project Half Done UFO - UnFinished Object Frog - to rip out your stitches, rip it, ri-pit, ribbit! TOAD - Trashed Object Abandoned in Disgust HOTH - Hot off the hook  FOTH - Fresh of the hook   JOTH - Just off the hook ISO - In Search Of TIA - Thanks in Advance LYS - Local Yarn Store  NCR - Not Crochet Related Mentioned in This Episode:Gingerbread House Advent Calendar by Sarah Zimmerman  Between Knits & Purls on Youtube Spindrift Cardigan by Moon Elderidge Cotlin Yarn  Summer Sultan Cardi  3D Granny Squares  Learn to Crochet Mini Hook Book  Tuff Puff Rainbow Wall Hanging  Tuff Puff Yarn  Modern Crochet Patterns and Designs for the Minimalist  Episode of WeCrochet Podcast where Regan and Heather make scrunchies WECROCHET PODCAST EPISODE 3: THE REAL WINNER WeCrochet Magazine Issue 7  Braided headband Kristen Clay  Felici On the Double Cowl by Sati Glenn  Dahlia Sweater  Kindred Yarn  Boardwalk Hexie Blanket Forte Filet Tee  Curio #3  Yarn Bowl Swift Case  Bright Crochet Hooks  Enamel Pins  Fable Fur yarn Snuggle puff yarn  Wonderfluff yarn  Galileo yarn  Capra yarn  Mighty Stitch yarn Twill yarn  Paragon yarn  Shine  onerulebejeweled  Woods and Wool  Melissa Fisher  Love & Stitchh Hello Happy  Wearable Spider Web  Tian Connaughton Tian Coonaughton   Toni Lipsy  Sara Dudek  Crojo Episode  Knit Picks Podcast UFO episode Timestamps:0:00 What Katelyn and Heather are working on  7:18 Our Favorites 31:45 Crochet terms to know 38:16 Credits
Learn to make money by teaching crochet! We continue our Crochet Jobs Series with a look at teaching crochet for fun or profit. Find out how to gain skills, confidence, and even certifications that will help you land gigs teaching crochet in your community and beyond. Education is an important part of any field and crafting is no exception. While some people can just figure out how to crochet (like guest Arica Presinal), others need a little help and guidance. Thankfully there are organizations like the Craft Yarn Council and the Crochet Guild of America that are here to help on the journey to be learn more about craft and become a crochet instructor. So far in our Crochet Jobs series, the WeCrochet Podcast team has explored crochet designing and crochet testing. Today on the WeCrochet Podcast we learn about how to make money teaching crochet in a variety of different places, like at conferences and libraries, and situations, like teaching online Zoom classes.  First up, Heather talks to Arica Presinal about the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructor Program. Arica talks about her experience as a crochet designer and as a crochet educator, and how she gained confidence from the CYC's CIP.  Later Katelyn chats with Pia Thadani from the Crochet Guild of America. Learn more about Pia's journey to making an income with crochet, why you might want to become a member of the Crochet Guild and what the benefits are. Pia also shares her wisdom about the do's and don't's of teaching a pattern. Listen, rate, review and share this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get podcasts!   Mentioned in This Episode: Crochet Jobs Part 1 Designing Crochet Jobs Part 2 Crochet Testing The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)  The Craft Yarn Council (CYC)  SkeinsNSticks Designs (Arica's website) Certified Instructor Program (CIP) CGOA Conference  Summer Sale StitchesNScraps (Pia's website) Join the CGOA  CGOA Online Education Program  Timestamps:0:00 Heather and Katelyn 6:45 Heather talks to Arica 19:21 Summer Sale! 20:21 Katelyn talks to Pia 39:30 Credits The transcript for this episode can be found here: https://bit.ly/3xkBQop 
School is out; summer is here! On this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, the team flashes back to some nostalgic memories of high school. Heather and Katelyn reminisce about who they were in high school and wistfully chat about that feelings of fun and silliness intrinsically tied to more youthful days of their pasts.  Katelyn sits down to talk to Selin Kocalar of Woolly Wishes, a non-profit organization founded by a high schooler, dedicated to using handicrafts to heal Syrian refugee communities affected by war. The activism of Gen Z is an inspiration and, as Selin points out, there is no need to feel limited by youth.  A true student-led organization, Selin details how Woolly Wishes began, accomplishments to date, and ideas for continued outreach in the future. By keeping their donation parameters accessible, Woolly Wishes is able to collect usable goods from a multitude of categories. From hats and scarves to toys and bobbles, they're set to put to use just about everything. While the focus is primarily on providing support to children in refugee communities, Woolly Wishes wont turn away those in need and will gladly provide supplies available to families as well.  Selin and Katelyn discuss the best ways to donate, the most sought-after items, and how those interested can offer support.  Then crochet summer school is in session and Heather, Katelyn and Producer Sarah talk all about the top ways to learn more crochet this summer.  The expertly curated top ten list to Learn More about Crochet this summer includes but is not limited to: Make a friend, reach out to family and crochet together Try a new pattern Teach someone how to crochet Read a book or stitch dictionary Try a new technique Dive into Youtube Crochet Tutorials Check out Crochet Tiktok Take a Virtual Class Facebook: Join a yarn-related group, or participate in virtual crochet nights Stay Connected: listen to a podcast and sign up for our email list! Mentioned in This Episode:Woolly Wishes  WeCrochet Summer Sale  Stitch Together  Patterns  Crochet Pattern Kits  Learn to Crochet dishcloths Crochet books  Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary  The New Crochet Stitch Dictionary  All About Tunisian Crochet  Taperstry Crochet  Mini Hook Book - Learn C2C  TL Yarn Crafts  Heart Hook Home  WeCrochet Youtube  WeCrochet Tik Tok  WeCrochet Facebook Group Crochet Foundry Facebook Group WeCrochet's newsletter  Timestamps:0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast 0:14 Heather and Katelyn talk about high school 3:10 Katelyn interviews Selin Kocalar of Woolly Wishes 14:33 Summer Sale 15:25 Top ten list of things to do this summer 26:51 the credits
Summer is here and the WeCrochet team is making plans on how best to spend this crafting season, from reminiscing about past haircuts to dyeing yarns with the kids. This week on the WeCrochet Podcast we're continue our deep dive into crochet testing by talking to Denise Clark aka TheCajunCrafter about size inclusivity for testers.   First up Heather, Katelyn and Regan talk all about bad haircuts and hair dyeing. Heather shares about her high school hair dyeing fiasco while Katelyn confesses about the most recent bad haircut she's given to someone else.  Next Heather talks to Denise, @TheCajunCrafter, about her work as a crochet tester and her passion to make sure that size inclusive testers are not only included in crochet testing but also are part of the pattern's release in a thoughtful way. Denise is known for her Instagram photos where she models her tested designs with grace, confidence and sass.  Lastly Sara, Heather and Katelyn listen to a listener's voicemail and Sara shares some new and exciting plans for has for the summer.    Mentioned in This Episode:Bare Mini Skeins https://www.crochet.com/search?q=bare+mini/ Bare Yarns https://www.crochet.com/yarns/natural-undyed #SizeInclusiveStitches https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/sizeinclusivestitches/ Size Inclusive Stitches https://www.fuzzywhatknots.com/sizeinclusivestitches/ The Skeiniac https://theskeiniac.com/ TheCajunCrafter Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thecajuncrafter/ TheCajunCrafter Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcmj_2avv6QwHpxPvc9SYzg Canva https://www.canva.com/ The Craft Yarn Council https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/ sizeinclusivestitchalongs on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sizeinclusivestitchalongs/ Timestamps:0:00 Introduction 0:31 What was the worst hair cut you ever had? 3:39 Have you ever dyed your hair a really fun color?  6:02 Dying Yarn 7:31 Denise Clark Interview 8:49 "What are you most known for in the crochet community?" 16:23 Size inclusive crochet testing 23:28 Why do you think designers should include plus size testers 26:28 Plus size crochet testers mentoring program 31:48 A listener sent us a voicemail! 31:59 Angel's voicemail 33:46 Sara's news 35:53 Credits  
This episode of the WeCrochet Podcast is all about crochet testing. When designers write a pattern, crochet testers are the first to try their patterns and help shape the final product through their experience making the item, and providing feedback to the designer. First, Heather and Katelyn talk about what it means to be a test crocheter/sample maker for WeCrochet compared to being a tester for indie designer. Being a tester for indie crochet patterns is more like a serious hobby than a job, but it can definitely open up connections in the community and advance your crochet skills. Katelyn also shares that she use to test for crochet designers. Next, Heather sits down with Brittany Garber of KnotBadBritt and the Makers of Color Collective to get a comprehensive insider view on being a crochet tester. Brittany shares all about what crochet testing is and isn't, what a good tester does, what a bad testing experience might be like, and what kinds of skills you should have to get involved in crochet testing. Mentioned in This Episode: Information for Designers to Work with Us  KnotBadBritt's Instagram MelanatedHands hashtag on Instagram The Makers of Color Collective KnotBadBritt's website The Skeiniac Yarn yardage calculator The Testing Pool Ravelry Group Free Pattern Testers Ravelry Group Crochet Design by KnotBadBritt - Cara Earwarmer Timestamps: 0:00 The introduction with Heather and Katelyn 3:52 Heather interviews Brittney Garber aka KnotBadBritt 6:51 #MelanatedHands 8:27 The Makers of Color Collective 10:25 What is crochet testing? 13:20 An overview of the crochet testing cycle 16:23 Why would someone want to be a crochet tester? 21:13 What is expected of a crochet tester? 26:10 What does a good crochet designer do (for the tester)? 32:47 Can beginners be crochet testers? 35:16 What baseline skills should a crochet tester have? 37:41 What would a bad experience look like for a crochet tester? 40:13 How would someone find crochet testing opportunities? 43:57 Britt's top tips for a new test crocheter 47:59 Credits
On Today's episode of the WeCrochet Podcast Heather and Sara check in on their recent projects and Sara interview Tian Connaughton about her latest online course, Get Published. Sara is continuing her journey to try all the WeCrochet yarns and is currently working with Snuggle Puff and Heather shares everything that she has done wrong in the current WeCrochet Crochet ALong, The Clean Sweep CAL. Sara also shares how WeCrochet and Knit Picks has a long history working with Tian Connaughton. Next Sara interviews Tian Connaughton, an expert knit and crochet designer, technical editor, author, and course creator. Since leaving the corporate world behind, she's built a business around creativity, craft, and helping women build their own businesses that are profitable and sustainable.  By asserting a goal-oriented attitude, Tian discusses the best ways to keep motivated after rejection and how to avoid taking disappointments personally. She details tricks to get work noticed and steps necessary to take a project from the initial idea to fully published and ready to share. Tian has developed a brand new video course, Get Published, to help aspiring knit and crochet pattern designers navigate the world of submitting, designing, editing, publishing, and so much more. While the series was developed for all who are interested in publishing pattern designs, the initiative was created specifically to empower BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) designers to pursue publishing. With a focus of "community over competition," Tian aims to open the door and empower those at any stage of their business.  Mentioned in This Episode: Snuggle Puff Wonderfluff Clean Sweep CAL Brava Chroma Worsted Brava Minis Tian Connaughton   Get Published with Tian Connaughton  Get Published Course on Thinkific WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5 Tian on Instagram @knitdesignsbyTian Timestamps:0:00 Heather and Sara Check in 7:34 Sara interviews Tian 43:17 The Credits!
Prime Time Crochet

Prime Time Crochet

2021-04-2056:37

In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we're talking about all things TV plus crochet! In this golden age of on-demand content, TV and crochet go together like Laverne and Shirley (or Abbi and Ilana of Broad City). First Sara, Katelyn, and Heather chat about what they've been watching while they crochet. Between true crime, comedies, or even documentaries, there's a great TV show to suit any crocheter. Next, Heather and Katelyn talk about the patterns of Issue 6 of WeCrochet Magazine. The Retro Reverb collection features vintage tech-inspired motifs like mixtapes, records, and TVs, while the Mindful Makes collection is all about neutral colors and calming stitches. Finally, Producer Sarah joins Heather to nerd out about famous crocheters, theories about crochet on TV (Back to the Future, 1985, spoilers included), the most famous afghans in pop culture, and the origins of Fuller House character Kimmy Gibler's funky crocheted scarves. Get cozy on your favorite lounging chair to go through decades of crochet in TV shows and find out where you can find crochet in your favorite shows. Mentioned in This Episode: Harmonious Pullover by Natalia McHayle Galileo   WeCrochet Magazine Issue 6  Stroll Gradient  Riviera Tee by Sincerely, Pam   Crest of the Waves Cowl by Jo Kirby Retro Reverb collection   Mindful Makes Collection   Episode 33  Gauge tool   Episode 18 Boom Box Belt Bag & Mix Tape Wallet by Heather Mann   Curio #3   Bop Shop Earrings by Ashley Zhong   Record Blanket by Dawn Curran Rhythm Tote by Kathleen Berlew   Wisdom Book Bag by Moon Elderidge Other celebrities that crochet  Why do all TV shows have the same blanket (granny square)  Bacon & Egg Scarf by Twinkie Chan Cupcake Scarf (Kellyz Creations) Cactus Scarf (designed by HelloHappy & made by @sewcraftycrochet   Pattern on WeCrochet   Mary Kate Killilea, costume designer“I spotted Crochet on TV thread” on Crochet Liberation Front Headquarters group on Ravelry Timestamps:0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast 0:14 Heather, Sara, and Katelyn 7:53 Katelyn and Heather 27:05 Brava Speckled  28:20 TV Crochet Talk 54:45 Credits
April Food's Day

April Food's Day

2021-04-0145:121

The team is trying out a new podcast theme in this episode, Food for Thought. Today we're talking all about food! First, Katelyn and Producer Sarah join Heather to talk about their signature recipes, and the parallels between cooking and crochet. Next, Katelyn tells Heather her Top 5 Snacks to eat while crocheting, and Heather counters with the Top 5 Snacks NOT to eat while crocheting. Then they share their favorite crochet blanket patterns. Finally, Heather sits down for a chat with Stephanie Pokorny of Crochetverse. This colorful crochet designer is known for her fantastical crochet costumes, and tells us all about her new book, Creative Crochet Projects.   Mentioned in This Episode:Beginner Blanket: Crochet Beginner Blanket by Heidi Wells Motif Blanket: Record Blanket by Dawn Curran  WeCrochet Magazine Issue 6   Corner to Corner: Corner to Corner Afghan by Sara Dudek Textured Blanket: Popcorn Throw by Kristen Clay Colorwork Blanket: Nordic Colorwork Blanket from Issue 5 BONUS: Tuff Granny Throw by Stacey Winklepleck Marshmallow Baby Blanket by Kristen Clay “Cabbage” Rose Blanket by Kristen Clay Sugar and Spice Baby Blanket by Tammy Hildebrand Salt Water Taffy Crochet Afghan by Donna Barranti Textured Blanket: Popcorn Throw by Kristen Clay Bonus: Lemon Block Pattern by Twinkie Chan Humans that Yarn Census  Creative Crochet Projects by Stephanie Pokorny Crochetverse  Stephanie Polorny Stephanie's Instagram Timestamps: 0:00 Welcome to Food for Thought 6:53 Katelyn and Heather talk about crochet snacks 20:20 Craft Yarn Council Survey 20:59 Heather interviews Stephanie Pokorny 43:07 Credits
That New Yarn Feeling

That New Yarn Feeling

2021-03-1850:191

Happy International Crochet Month from the WeCrochet Podcast. This episode is all about YARN! First, Sara, Katelyn, and Heather talk about how they feel when they get new yarn, and what they do while they're waiting for the yarn delivery truck to arrive. They also share which projects they're currently working on. Next, Katelyn and Sara drop all their yarn knowledge from ply, twist, weight, to wraps per inch, fiber, put-up, and more. There are a lot of things that go into choosing the right yarn for your next project. Finally, Heather chats with Wendy Peterson of YarnSub.com about the site's useful purpose of suggesting appropriate yarn substitutes, Wendy's fiber background, and a unique tip for selecting yarns for crocheters. Mentioned in this Episode: Stroll (Everglade Heather)  Palette (Twist)  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick  @Planty_McPlanterface on Instagram  WeCrochet Magazine Issue 6 (Available starting March 24, 2021)  Wraps Per Inch Tool  Past WCP Episodes about: Gauge and Blocking  Gansey Sweater Pattern  YarnSub.com Journey's End Blanket Knit Pattern  Simply Alpaca  Wendy on Instagram Timestamps:0:00 Welcome + a joke 0:22 Heather, Sara and Katelyn check in 10:45 Sara and Katelyn tell you everything you need to know about yarn 34:44 Heather Interviews Wendy from YarnSub 48:24 Credits
What's your crochet level? Are crochet levels even real? What makes a crochet pattern basic vs. complex? We'll tackle these questions and more in this episode. First, Katelyn, Sara and Heather talk about how they plan to celebrate International Crochet Month. Did you know March is International Crochet Month? Then they discuss whether there really are different levels of crocheters. Next, Sara and Katelyn talk about must-have tools for crocheters, and which tools are most handy when you're a beginner. Sara tells Heather all about the new WeCrochet Mini Hook Book: Learn to Crochet, the perfect gift for the crocheter in your life. Finally, Regan and Zoey join Heather for a big ol' conversation about the crochet knowledge you need in order to make a pattern, based on the Craft Yarn Council's industry standards for project levels. Heather helps Zoey troubleshoot her Faux Fade Wrap WIP. Mentioned in This Episode:Bent tip tapestry needles  Locking Stitch Markers  Split ring stitch marker  Sharp scissors  Ruler  Tape Measure  Universal 4 Tool  Zip pouch Notions bag  Sale Crochet hook case  Sale Hook cases  Sale Tote Bags  Learn to Crochet Mini Hook Book Faux Fade Wrap Progress Report  Faux Fade Wrap  Geo Potted Plant Covers Cassiel Kerchief  Heather's insta  CYC Project Levels  Sara's wedding dress Timestamps: 0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast 0:13 Heather, Sara and Katelyn 11:54 Sara and Katelyn 21:36  23:23 Heather, Zoe, and Regan 50:55 Credits
In 2021 we're launching a series about crochet-related jobs (and how to get them). In this episode, we are talking about how crochet employs all types of people in different positions, with a focus on designers. First up, Heather and Katelyn chat with Producer Sarah about their first jobs. From being a tour guide in a cave or slinging pizzas, to getting paid in candy bars, hear a little about their journeys through employment to their positions now at WeCrochet. Next, Katelyn walks Heather through the life cycle of developing patterns at WeCrochet, and what kinds of things a contract designer has to do when they work with us. Heather also recommends some must-read articles about how to create a crochet design proposal from Chrisandra Skipper of AndSheLaughsBlog.com. Finally, Heather continues the discussion with the team from Crochet Foundry again. This time Lorene, Briana, and Pam get into how to communicate when collaborating with a creative team, as well as all the different people (and jobs) involved in making Crochet Foundry magazine a reality. Mentioned in This Episode:Episode 16 – The Art And Business Of Crochet Design with us! WeCrochet Ravelry Group - Design Calls Become A Crochet Designers - Creating a Design Proposal WeCrochet Magazine Episode 6 - Puff Bobble Popcorn Crochet Foundry Crochet Foundry Sincerely Pam Briana K Design Cre8tion Crochet Furls Hooks Our company is hiring for our Vancouver, Washington office and our Columbus, Ohio location Timestamps:0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast 0:15 Heather, Katelyn and Producer Sarah talk about jobs 11:21 Heather and Katelyn talk about the lifecycle of the crochet pattern 27:57 Crochet Foundry Interview 47:15 Credits
In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast the team focuses on the crochet community. First, Heather, Sara and Katelyn come together for an impromptu healing session when they think about the last year and how it has changed how they look at community. Each has found ways to stay connected in a physically- and socially- distanced world. Thankfully they have crochet to keep them together (and this podcast). Next, Heather talks to Amber Millard and Lee Sartori from Stitch Together about their online community of monthly Crochet Alongs or CALs. Stitch Together is unique because this team of 8 designers works together to bring dynamic and premium patterns every month. They offer a Crochet Along pattern that they work on together with their global community. Lee and Amber share what they love most about their group.    Lastly Heather checks in with the Crochet Foundry team about their origins and their upcoming spring collection. Briana Kepner, Lorene Eppolite, and Pamela Stark share a passion for crochet, design, and community and design a quarterly collection of size-inclusive crochet garment patterns. Mentioned in this Episode: Stitch Together Tara Pullover | Stitch Together January CAL Tara Pullover Post  Divine Debris Coco Crochet Lee Temperature Blanket CAL Crochet Foundry Crochet Foundry Sincerely Pam Briana K Design Cre8tion Crochet Coconut Macaroon Sweater Dress by Michelle Moore Crochet Foundry on WeCrochet Facebook Live Crochet Foundry on WeCrochet Facebook Live on Youtube Macchiato Sweater Timestamps: 0:00  The introduction 0:14  Sara, Heather and Katelyn check in 13:32  Stitch Together with Amber and Lee 28:58  Come join our CAL 30:40 Crochet Foundry 54:30 Credits
Crochet Joy

Crochet Joy

2021-01-2134:57

Today's episode is all about the joy of crochet! First, Sara and Heather talk about the parts of crochet that bring them the most joy. From choosing colors and yarn to finishing a WIP to sharing the final photo on social media, there's a lot of joy to be found in our hobby. Next, Producer Sarah chats with Sara about the concept of "sparking joy" from author Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Producer Sarah suggests the concept of going through your yarn stash and holding each ball of yarn and WIP to see whether those items spark a physical feeling of joy when you touch them. Then they talk about ways to increase the joy in your crocheting. Finally, Heather sits down with Lisa Chayka of HELLOHappy, a crochet designer whose specialty is fun and happy crochet designs such as the Hanging Sloth Planter, Crossbody Fish Bag, and many others. Where does Lisa find inspiration? How did she start designing? What's her most popular pattern of all time? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this interview. Mentioned in This Episode:HelloHappy Designs Red Panda Planter Crossbody Fish Bag Flowering Cactus Scarf Sloth Hat Rabbit Mohair Cowl Brava Yarn Sloth Wall Hanging Sloth Hat Sloth Phone Pouch Sloth Planter Snuggle Puff Yarn Wonderfluff Yarn Fable Fur HelloHappy on Ravelry HelloHappy Website HelloHappy on Etsy HelloHappy on Instagram Timestamps: 0:00 The Opening with Heather and Sara 5:22 Producer Sarah and Sara chat about getting organized 15:15 Heather Interviews Lisa from HelloHappy 33:05 Credits
Cozy Winter Crochet

Cozy Winter Crochet

2021-01-1142:171

There's a chill in the air and it is officially winter. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast we're talking all about cuddling up and crocheting the winter days away. First, Heather and Sara check in and find out how each other's holiday went and what projects they worked on during their time off. Next, Heather & Regan chat about our Wintertide Collection, which has all the crochet patterns you need to make it until spring. Regan gives some behind-the-scenes info about the photo shoot for this collection, and they talk about their favorite of these patterns. Heather also teaches us about "hygge" which was one of the inspirations for this collection. Last, we're debuting our new segment, Ask Katelyn! Katelyn answers important crochet questions from our crochet community. Find out important info about yarn swifts, whether or not to use the magic ring, how to find the starting point on a ball of yarn, and more. She also defines what "yarn barf" is for us who didn't already know there was a word for that. Mentioned in this episode: Heather's plant pot cozies  Wintertide Collection  Pulmu Pullover  Palette Yarn  WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5  Hygge Poncho  Wool of the Andes Tweed  Nordic Color Blanket  Perseid Sweater  Snow Crystal Sweater Hearthstone Top Yarn Swift  Yarn Swift Bag  Ball Winder  Lotion Bar  Bobbin  Yarn Bobbin  Sheep Bobbin  Magic Ring  Simple Crochet stretches  Timestamps:0:00 Sara and Heather chat about their cozy winter crochet 5:35 Heather and Regan talk about the Wintertide Collection 20:17 Ask Katelyn! Katelyn and Heather answer questions from our crochet community  22:05 Question: "Where is the best place to get a swift?" 27:54 Question: "How do you use one of those bow needles that come in crochet kits?" 29:30 Question: "When working in the round - Magic ring or 2 chains?" 32:48 Question: "What do I do if I can't find the starting point of the yarn on the ball?" 35:55 Question: "Is there a trick to not getting two balls of yarns tangled when doing tapestry crochet?" 38:44 Question: "How do I stop crocheting?" 40:22 Credits
Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! In the last episode of the year, the WeCrochet Team revisits their 2020 crafty resolutions to see what they achieved and looks forward at all the possibilities.  First, Sara and Heather remind each other of their 2020 resolutions and score each other's successes. Just how many WIPs did Sara have at once this year? And did Heather ever finish the Twilight Top that she talked about so much in 2020?  Next, Heather invites Regan and Producer Sarah to reflect on 2020, their New Years Eve celebration ideas, talk about this year's yarn-related accomplishments, and share their new resolutions for 2021.  Finally, Sara asks Katelyn whether she sets resolutions at the beginning of each year, and the two discuss their possible goals, making changes to them until they're just right for the new year. Katelyn also presents the idea of "letting go" in 2021. Mentioned in this Episode: Twilight Top Tuff Puff Rainbow Wall Hanging Tunisian Hooks Muse (Aran) Regan's sweater WarmUp America blocks Curio #3  Palette Wonderfluff More WeCrochet Team Resolutions Timestamps:0:00 Sara and Heather take a look at last year's resolutions 5:12 Heather, Regan and Producer Sarah check in all about goals 25:26 Win a Sparkles the Unicorn Kit! 26:32 Sara and Katelyn look forward 31:58 Last words and credits
On today's episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we’re talking all about temperature blankets! Whether you're new to temperature blanket or do them every year, we are celebrating all the variations to this classic project. First up Sara and Heather chat about the weather and the idea of temperature blankets, which are a snapshot of weather trends in a given location over an entire year.  Then Katelyn gives Sara an overview of the who, what, when, where and why of temperature blankets, with lots of helpful hints about how to organize your temperature blanket yarn, picking a fiber to use, and more. Katelyn loves temperature blankets but she also loves something else. Find out in this episode. Finally Heather talks to Toni Lipsey, the crochet designer behind TL Yarn Crafts, who designed our Temperature blanket Crochet Along. Toni brought the temperature blanket back into favor with crocheters, and she shares the ways she's debunked common misconceptions, paving the way for many people to create stylish temperature blankets that they'll be proud to curl up with at the end of the year. Toni and Heather also come up with the 2020 slogan of the year. Join the Crochet ALong: Document your year in color when you make the Bias Granny Temperature Blanket using a curated palette in Swish worsted yarn. Each granny square is joined as you go for a comfy, oversized throw blanket. Adjust the colors and temperature gauge to fit your local weather range. By New Year's Eve, your new favorite blanket will be complete, complete with 365 happy memories. Mentioned in this Episode: WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5 Crocheting A Temperature Blanket Crocheting A Temperature Blanket: Picking Colors and Yarn Crocheting A Temperature Blanket Choosing a Location and a Time Period Crocheting A Temperature Blanket: Picking Stitch Patterns and Yarn Storage CAL Link Bias Granny Temperature Blanket TL Yarn Crafts Swish Worsted Comfy Worsted Wool of the Andes (Superwash) Mighty Stitch Shine Palette CotLin Brava Timestamps:0:00 The Opening with Sara and Heather 5:37 Katelyn and Sara 15:00 Heather and Toni 40:25 Credits
Our crafting queues are now full of fun projects that will brighten our homes for the holidays and beyond. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we're talking about our holiday crafting lists, what to do with pom-poms, and interviewing a yarnpreneur and crocheter about her yarn vending machines. First, Sara and Heather check in about crocheting for the holidays and what does or does not constitute a good crochet gift for kids or other members of the family. Find our their favorite cold-weather yarn picks and whether they are pro pom-pom.  Next, Katelyn joins Heather to talk all about pom-poms: how to attach a removable pom-pom to a hat, and how to use pom-poms in your holiday decor and beyond. Pom-poms are fun and easy way to use up yarn and add some whimsy to a project.  Heather and Sara briefly discuss Crochet Foundry, a group of crochet designers dedicated to creating beautiful crochet garment patterns for women of all sizes. WeCrochet now offers kits for making the most popular Crochet Foundry designs. Finally, Heather interviews Emani Outterbridge, an entrepreneur who has launched her own yarn line as well as the world's first yarn vending machines. Emani's yarn line, Needles, offers unique colors in 8 Ply Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic yarn as well as cotton t-shirt yarn. You won't be able to find these color combinations anywhere else. If you're in Philadelphia, you can get this unique yarn at one of her bright pink yarn vending machines. Outside of Philly, you can connect with her on Instagram where she says she "always on".  Mentioned in This Episode:Heather's Stocking project - Color Pop Stockings  Wonderfluff City Tweed Pom-pom ornaments How to attach pom-pom Faux fur pom poms wecrochet magazine issue 5 Pom-pom maker Crochet Foundry  Double Espresso Cardigan   Macchiato sweater  Emani on Instagram @Emani.milan Shop Emani's Designs and Yarn at www.maniwear.com Timestamps: 0:00 Sara and Heather Check in 5:11 Heather and Katelyn talk pom-poms 15:02 Crochet Foundry 17:42 Interview with Emani.Milan 33:28 Credits This episode's featured photo of the pom-pom tree is by April Gopwani, and you can find a tutorial for making that tree at http://www.othcrochetnook.ca/2020/12/diy-pom-pom-holiday-tree.html
BONUS - WarmTheLine

BONUS - WarmTheLine

2020-11-2715:31

Welcome to a very special Bonus Episode of the WeCrochet Podcast! If you’re a listener and crocheter here in the United States, you might have noticed we just wrapped up a big election season! But, voting is not over for everyone. The state of Georgia is having a run-off election for two senate seats so everyone who voted in Georgia in November will be voting again on or before January 5th.  Today we are talking to some very special guests working to inspire warmth, connection, creativity and community in voting lines across the country as well as in Georgia. Kathy Mullins and Anne Keith are two crafters that started and work for WarmTheLine, a craftivism project that aims to help share warm items to people waiting in line to vote. While the group started earlier this year and organized over 3000 handmade items to voters during the November elections, they are now focusing their efforts on the upcoming Georgia election and beyond. They are seeking donations of hats, mittens, scarfs, masks and anything that could keep people cozy and safe while in line. Items can be knit, crocheted, weaved or sewed.  If you’re in Georgia The voter registration deadline is December 7. Early voting begins on December 14. For more information about runoff elections, contact your County Registrar's Office. Warm the Line is hoping to have projects sent by December 5th to get them out to early voters, so get to making! We have lots of free hat, scarf, or mitten patterns available on crochet.com, and many patterns available for purchase so you can support an independent designer this season. And WarmtheLine is taking donations after December 5th as well, but the earlier you can get them in, the better. Mentioned in this bonus episode:WarmTheLine Instagram WarmTheLine links Election Defenders Group - Joy to the Polls Revival Yarn The Craftivist The Fuzzy Goat warmtheline@gmail.com Suggested Free Hat Patterns!Brava Beanie by Sara Dudek Multiverse Colorwork Hat Winter Cable Hat by Brenda K. B. Anderson Sebago Hat & Cowl by Michele DuNaier Benefaction Crochet Hat by Stacey Winklepleck Camus Crochet Hat by Jenny Catchings Suggested Free Mitten PatternMighty Mittens by Helen Anderson Crossing Earwarmer, Cowl, and Mitts Crochet Thrummed Mittens by Beth Major Railway Hill Set by Anastasia Popova Traveling Vines Mitts Pattern by Brenda K. B. Anderson Search all WeCrochet patterns!
Crochet Your Holiday

Crochet Your Holiday

2020-11-2031:06

The winds have shifted and fall is here which means it's time to get serious thinking about the end of year gifting and giving. Whether you're someone who is not really into the holidays or you're someone who has had your home decked out in winter holiday decorations since August, your friends at WeCrochet are here for you. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we talk about our brand new holiday crochet patterns, and get some advice on swatching in the round from designer Brenda K.B. Anderson. First, Katelyn joins Sara and Heather to talk about the release of Issue 5 of WeCrochet Magazine and then share their favorite projects from the Warm Wishes collection. This collection is full of brightly-colored holiday decor items from ornaments to festive pillows and throws. Next Sara and Katelyn chat about the 12 Weeks of Gifting, free crochet patterns we are releasing every Tuesday. Finally, designer Brenda K.B. Anderson joins Heather again to give her tips for swatching in the round. We also discover what the crochet mascot would look like if crochet had a mascot. Listen, rate, review and share this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get podcasts!   Mentioned in this Episode: Pulmu Pullover  Sara's Pulmu Pullover  Light Touch Pullover   Punch needle kits  Punch Needles  WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5  Warm Wishes Collection (all the patterns mentioned) Fable Fur  Tuff Puff Rainbow Wall Hanging  Tuff Puff Swish Bulky  12 Weeks of Gifting  Multiverse Colorwork Cap  Winter Cable Hat  Episode 23: Advice & Amigurumi Magic Loop/Circle Tutorial  Swish DK    Timestamps:0:00 Welcome to the WeCrochet Podcast 3:52 Sara, Heather and Katelyn talk about the latest WeCrochet collection 16:51 12WeeksofGifting 18:31 Brenda K.B. Anderson's interview 29:11 Credits
Advice and Amigurumi

Advice and Amigurumi

2020-11-0653:14

In this episode we’re talking about the best crochet advice we’ve ever received and chatting with a favorite knit and crochet designer, Brenda K.B. Anderson about her work with amigurumi—the art of crocheting toys—and more. First, Heather and Producer Sarah talk about their current WIPs and projects for the upcoming holidays. Heather finished some of her WIPs and received a celebratory harp sound while Producer Sarah is making lists and getting organized.  Next, Regan and Heather share some crochet wisdom from our crochet community about the best crochet advice they've ever received. Many people chimed in about what to do if you make a crochet mistake and it seems like mistakes are in the eye of the bolder and what to do about them is a highly personal decision. Here's some advice - Listen to your yarn and this podcast episode.  Finally, Heather chats with designer Brenda K.B. Anderson about her crochet backstory, what she learned from her unusual day job, and all about amigurumi, including Brenda's tips for success. Brenda's professional life creating characters for live shows has carried over into her work with knit and crochet designs in surprising way. Brenda also has some hot tips to improve your amigurumis.  Mentioned In This Episode:Cassiel Kerchief  Muse   Grahame the Badger  Quick Locking Stitch Markers  Yarn under  Solid Heart Fold Over Tags  Woodland Tags   Universal Tool  Leather Labels  Brenda K B Anderson's designs  Purr-Maid Pattern  Sparkles the Unicorn Pattern  Glimmer Sisters Unicorn Slippers Pattern  Dazzler the Unicorn Headband Pattern  Timestamps:0:00 Heather and Producer Sarah check in 3:53 Heather and Regan talk about crochet advice 22:30 Sara and Heather talk about all the great things on crochet.com 26:16 Heather interviews Brenda K. B. Anderson 51:13 The Credits!    
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Tera Lewis

I find it interesting that there was a crochet blanket in big bang theory as well since there are a lot of ties back to Roseanne.

Apr 25th
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Nanette Cordell

I am so happy I found this podcast.... I have found my people!

Mar 26th
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