The BHooked Podcast for Crochet & Knitting Enthusiasts

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.

Episodes

November 28, 2019 15 min

For the first time in BHooked Podcast history, I’m hitting the pause button and planning for growth.

But this is not goodbye! The BHooked Podcast will return with episode 145 in 2020. I explain all of this in the details in episode, including why I’m hitting the pause button and what you can expect in the coming months from B.Hooked as well as what to expect from the show when it returns. If you want to get your crochet podcast fix...

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Want to start a crochet or knitting blog but not sure where to start?

There are a lot of things to consider when starting a blog and it can be really overwhelming when you think of all the things that must go into it. Powering through the overwhelm and finding answers to the most important questions is the first test for blogging success.

In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll hear from, Brittany Lynch, who shares her best...

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If you're about to give up on your dream, don't. 

More often than not, the difference between success and failure is refusing to give up. And if you're scared? Kick fear in the face because fear is usually your best sign that you're doing the right thing and that you really care about the outcome.

In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll hear Jessica Carey's inspiring story of how she kicked fear in the f...

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This challenge has concluded but you'll still learn some interesting stuff about Warm Up America in this episode.

Sarah, from Warm Up America talks about Made With Love campaign they hold annually and it's mash up with the Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America. Items made and sent in for the challenge were hung in low-income areas, primarily in the Dallas TX area, so anyone walking by who needed them, could keep them for war...

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Do you live where craft stores and yarn shops are few and far between?

Does this limit your creativity and motivation to start new crochet or knitting projects? You're certainly not alone.

In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll hear from Caitie Moore, talented designer and crochet addict located in Cape Town, South Africa where yarn resources are a bit limited. In order to grow in her craft and pursue her passion as a ...

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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 c...

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October 17, 2019 64 min

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, ...

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October 10, 2019 60 min

What does knitting and crochet do for you?

This year has taken me on a journey of discovering my place in the community and figuring out how my strengths and values can enrich someone's life. Although knitting and crochet affects many areas of my life, at it's core, the process is what fuels me the most. 

Yarn does more for me than just make a pretty thing.

That has become a mantra for me and you'll hear me say it more and...

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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 ...

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A (flexible) routine keeps me focused, productive and happy.

Honestly, I don't know what I would do without my daily and weekly routines. You can say I'm a creature of habit - for good reason. Habits just work for me.

I'm often asked how I juggle a full time podcast and YouTube channel and still manage to create so many designs. There's no way I could get it all done without a solid plan. In this episode, I'll sha...

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Hate seams in amigurumi projects?

Me too! I'm always worried I'll seam the piece on crooked or that it'll fall off someday. I know I'm not alone in this struggle so I was absolutely thrilled to chat with Melanie from Knot Too Shabby Crochet about how she eliminates seams in amigurumi altogether. 

Her new book, Hooked On Amigurumi, 40 Fun Patterns for Playful Crochet Plushies is filled with cute little projects to help...

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September 12, 2019 65 min

You don't have to be a designer to use your surroundings to inspire projects.

Truth is, you can inject little aspects of you, your likes and your world into anything you make. This episode and my chat with Vincent from Visuvios Crafts opened up my eyes to unique ways to find inspiration for projects and I'm even more energized to start something new.

So whether you publish your designs or you just like to free style projects ...

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September 5, 2019 56 min

Did you know you can use crochet as the foundation for embroidery?

On their own, crochet and embroidery are amazing crafts, each with a flair that makes them unique. But together, it's a gorgeous combination. I was blown away when I learned about Andy from O&Y Studio, a talented maker in this community who blends her crochet and embroidery skills as well as love of flowers into one gorgeous and unique project. 

Whether you kn...

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Are you completely confused by gauge?

No worries! I'm back this week to answer even more of your questions about gauge and why it's one of the most important things to consider when designing or following crochet or knitting patterns. Here's the scoop...

Don't worry, you're not alone! I turned to my Instagram community again this week to bring you another "what you wanted to know episode" to find out exact...

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Are you completely confused by gauge?

Don't worry, you're not alone! I turned to my Instagram community again this week to bring you another "what you wanted to know episode" to find out exactly what you need to know about gauge.

Clearly this is a topic that needs clarification. After all, it's the single most important thing to consider when designing or following crochet or knitting patterns. So many questions w...

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August 15, 2019 51 min

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...

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August 8, 2019 52 min

Ready to make your first basic crochet garment?

It's not quite as difficult as you might think but it's good to have a feel for basic crochet garment design before diving in. Here to help you understand the basics and get a little extra confidence boost is, Emily, crochet designer behind Hooked Hazel. 

Emily brings many talents to the crochet industry but she really has a nack for designing and making garments. In this episod...

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What does "Crafting Made Simple" mean to you?

This episode is about exploring what yarn does for you beyond just making something pretty. This realization can help you identify your strengths and help you understand how to share those strengths in the crochet and knitting community. Simplicity and stories can help us identify what type of crafter we are, why we do what we do and how to inspire the next generation so they can...

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Curious why so many crocheters love working with wooden crochet hooks?

The perfect crochet hook is in the eye of the beholder. So if you're on the hunt for the perfect crochet hook, the best thing you can do is try as many crochet hooks as possible. You'll know it when you find it. The perfect crochet hook will be effortless for you to crochet with. Any sign of frustration from dropping loops, snagging, dragging, will be a t...

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Have you ever substituted yarn in a pattern and it didn't turn out quite right?

Either the size was off or the finished project didn't look the same. Can I get a yes?! I had to learn the hard way that you can't use whatever yarn you want with the same hook or needle size and have it turn out right. But that's not to say yarn substitution isn't possible!

In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll learn how t...

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