How much yarn is in your project? This is one of those questions I wish I figured out the answer to sooner. In my early days of designing (we’re talking the first year) while writing up my patterns, I gave it my best guess or rounded by the number of skeins. This approach worked for most people most of the time but it wasn’t the best approach. There were (and still are) plenty of people who prefer to use the yarn in their stash requiring them to make yarn substitutions. As you can imagine, this led to many questions in my inbox.
Figuring out what knitting needles you need can be a really frustrating task to a complete beginner knitter. There are more options than a person can count and everyone is pointing them in different directions based on what they like or what they are trying to sell. I’m here to give you just the facts. Choosing the right knitting needles shouldn’t be about making someone else happy, it should be about what you need to accomplish your goals. We’re going to break this discussion down into three major steps: Figure out what you want to make first. Determine the size you need. Choose
There is more than one way to hold your yarn and needles I love watching other people knit. Everyone seems to have a unique way of holding the yarn. By watching people knit, I was able to develop my own comfortable grip for the yarn and needles. Although there are many different ways to accomplish a knit stitch (or any other stitch for that matter), I’ve found a pattern to the most common styles. In this knitting basics episode, I’m going to discuss the two most common ways to hold your yarn and how to make a knit stitch in that style.
This project was sponsored by Yarnspirations The Crochet Challenge Kicks off Friday, January 27, 2018 (at midnight EST) and ends February 24, 2018. I’ve teamed up with my friends at Yarnspirations to bring you our third Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America! Are you ready to make a real impact on someone’s life? You’ve seen me tease this big event on my social pages for a couple weeks now and I know you’re bursting at the seams to get started. Well friends, it’s almost time to begin and this page will give you ALL of the information you need to prepare (in
What is the Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America? Every year, Warm Up America chooses an organization in need and hundreds of crocheters come together to make a gift for the families in that organization. We work passionately to finish our projects in the allotted time and ship them off to Warm Up America. Once your gift arrives, the volunteers will collect your gift and give it to someone in that organization. The crochet challenge for Warm Up America is the most anticipated pattern and event published here at B.Hooked. This year there is a new addition to the challenge,
When you want to change colors in crochet projects, two things are going through your mind – where and how. Whether you’re following a pattern or a concept in your head, you likely already know where you want to change colors but you’re looking for the “how“. Am I right? Although it may seem rather simple, (and the act of it is, trust me!) there are quite a few options to learn how to change colors in crochet and I want to cover as many of them as possible in this post. First I will show you how to change
Go to a knit and crochet conference in 2019 and surround yourself with other yarn fanatics just like you this year! If you want to attend one of these knit or crochet conferences this year, you can find more details at the event pages: Vogue Knitting Live – Jan 25-27 in New York, NY Stitches West – Feb 21-24 in Santa Clara, CA Stitches United – May 30-Jun 2 in Atlanta, GA Camp Stitches Destination – Jun 21-25 in Santa Ana Pablo, NM Crochet Guild of America – Jul 10-13 in Manchester, NH Our Maker Life – Jul in Calgary,
Hat Size Chart for Crochet – Let me help you solve your crochet hat problems When was the last time you finished a hat and it was either too big or too small? It would have been nice if you had a hat size chart for crochet hats! The struggle is real, my friend. Let’s assume that on this particular journey you’re creating your own hat – impromptu without a pattern. This is probably when you found yourself wondering if there is a crochet hat size formula or such a thing as a crochet hat size template. Crochet hat sizes
This post was sponsored by Yarnspirations Need to make a quick last minute gift? If you have 30 minutes to spare, you can make this adorable set of Santa and Reindeer Bottle Toppers! This is a free pattern from Yarnspirations new Gift Guide Look book and I couldn’t be more in love with them! Now I know you’re short on time this season so we’ll keep this short and sweet. The Bernat Santa and Reindeer Bottle Toppers will save you in a pinch – when a personalized gift is a must but time is a limited resource. Here’s what you’ll
This post was sponsored by Yarnspirations Looking for a project that will wow someone? I have just the project for you! I recently finished crocheting the Bernat Lacy Crochet Shawl, a free pattern from Yarnpirations. Not only will this shawl wow your friends and family but it will make you look like a crochet master! My experience with this gorgeous pattern was pretty great. Now you know how much I love blues and cool neutrals so it was a no-brainer for me to pick the Bernat Super Value Stripes colorway called Jungle Green Stripes. I love how the blues, greens,