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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.

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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

#144 Hitting the Pause Button and Planning for Growth

11/28/2019
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 in the meantime, browse through the archives of this...

Duration:00:15:31

# 143 Blogging Strategies for Makers

11/21/2019
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 strategies for starting a crafting blog in 2019, growing an...

Duration:01:04:49

#142 The Road to The Hook Nook Collection with Jessica Carey

11/14/2019
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 face and went after her biggest dream. Through the ups and downs she had to keep...

Duration:00:53:18

#141 Crochet Challenge For Warm Up America 2019

11/7/2019
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 warmth. The 2019 challenge kicked off in November 2019 and has since...

Duration:00:52:29

#140 Finding Yarn When It’s Less Available In Your Area

10/31/2019
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 designer, Caitie had to be resourceful to create patterns and...

Duration:01:05:02

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

10/24/2019
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 your...

Duration:01:03:13

#138 Minimalism for Makers & Crafters

10/17/2019
Being a maker means lots of decisions and lots of “stuff”. I don’t know about you but sometimes that can feel a little overwhelming. Yarn that seems it’ll never get used. Pattern decisions. Project decisions. Do I use this color or that color? Wait maybe that stitch instead of this one? If you create with yarn, chances are you have thought some of this before. I think about this stuff on a daily basis! A refreshing change of pace came in my chat with T from Debrosse, a maker, business owner...

Duration:01:04:06

#137 The Knit Vibe with Vickie Howell

10/10/2019
What does knitting and crochet do for you? I’ve been on a journey this year of discovering my place in the community and how my strengths and values can enrich someone’s life. I’ve learned that although knitting and crochet effects many areas of my life, at it’s core, the process of creating a knit or crochet item is what fuels me the most. Yarn does more for me than just make a pretty thing. That has become sort of a mantra for me and you’ll hear me say it more and more as B.Hooked grows...

Duration:01:00:26

#136 Crafting Business – A Real Life Story

10/3/2019
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? The question Brianna from Life and Yarn asked herself “what do you care about more than failing” helped her realize the decision that needed to be made and she’s here to...

Duration:00:52:15

#135 A Day in the Life of Brittany (Updated)

9/26/2019
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 manage to do so much work and there’s no way I could get it all done without a solid plan. In this episode, I want to share my updated routine, schedule and habits with you. My goal is to share what works for me and give you some ideas to explore of your...

Duration:00:45:36

#134 Eliminate the Thing We Hate About Amigurumi

9/19/2019
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 you learn how to use shaping and color changes to eliminate the seams and...

Duration:00:46:42

#133 Turning Inspiration into a Design

9/12/2019
You don’t have to be a designer to use your surroundings to inspire your 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 for your self or others, we can all benefit from Vincent’s...

Duration:01:05:16

#132 Blending Embroidery with Crochet

9/5/2019
Did you know you can use crochet as the foundation for embroidery? 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 into one gorgeous project. Whether you know how to embroider or not, Andy tells us how possible it is for anyone to embroider on crochet and I learned so much from her. I know you will too! Click Play to Listen! This episode is brought to you by my online Blueprint class, “Tunisian...

Duration:00:56:15

#131 What You Wanted to Know About Gauge Part 2

8/29/2019
Are you still completely confused by gauge? No worries! I’m back this week to answer even more of your questions about gauge. 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 exactly what you need to know about gauge. So many questions were submitted that I’m breaking it into two episodes so I can answer as many of your questions about gauge as I can for you! Click Play to...

Duration:00:42:16

#130 What You Wanted to Know About Gauge Part 1

8/22/2019
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. So many questions were submitted that I’m breaking it into two episodes so I can answer as many of your questions about gauge as I can for you! Click Play to Listen! If you enjoyed this format and would like to hear more episodes in the future where I answer your...

Duration:00:33:39

#129 Mastering Instagram for Makers

8/15/2019
Do you want to increase your engagement on Instagram? Although it’s the place many of us hang out for fun and for the community, if you’re using it for your maker business you need to master the basics to get the most out of it. In this episode, you’ll hear from April from OTH Crochet Nook as she shares her best tips for increasing engagement on Instagram so you can up your maker business game! Click Play to Listen! This episode is brought to you by my online Blueprint class, “Tunisian...

Duration:00:51:26

#128 Basic Crochet Garment Design

8/8/2019
Ready to create your first basic crochet garment? It’s probably not as difficult as you might think but it’s good to have a feel for basic crochet garment design before diving in. You don’t know what you don’t know, right? Here to help you understand the basics and get a little extra confidence boost is, Emily, designer behind Hooked Hazel. She brings many talents to the crochet industry but she really has a nack for designing and making garments. She’ll share her knowledge and experience...

Duration:00:52:11

#127 Crafting Made Simple

8/1/2019
What does “Crafting Made Simple” mean to you? This episode is about exploring what it means for yarn to do more for us than just make pretty things. Specifically how 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 enjoy these things too. To help me with this is Jen from Stitch and Story, a resource that’s dedicated to simplifying the often complex processes in our craft. Jen and I had a wonderful...

Duration:00:47:10

#126 The Benefits of Wooden Crochet Hooks

7/25/2019
Curious about why so many crocheters love working with wooden crochet hooks? This episode will help you see the benefits of working with wooden crochet hooks so you can decide if they are right for you. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect wooden crochet hook for me and after my chat with today’s guests, I’m anxious to give them a try. You’ll hear from Rick and Danny, the father-son team behind the family business, Laurel Hill. They share how their hooks are made and why they are the...

Duration:00:51:09

#125 Best Practices for Yarn Substitution

7/18/2019
Have you ever made a pattern yarn substitution 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 the same. That’s not to say yarn substitution isn’t possible, however! You can avoid the frustration that comes from finishing a project you’re not happy with if you do a little prep work first....

Duration:00:33:04