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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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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.

    Crochet With Us: Our Faves

    Crochet With Us: Our Faves

    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

    • 40 min
    Crochet Jobs, Part 3 - Teaching Crochet with Arica Presinal & Pia Thadani

    Crochet Jobs, Part 3 - Teaching Crochet with Arica Presinal & Pia Thadani

    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 

    • 41 min
    Hooks up, Summer's Here

    Hooks up, Summer's Here

    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

    • 28 min
    Love Yourself and Your Size with TheCajunCrafter

    Love Yourself and Your Size with TheCajunCrafter

    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



     

    • 37 min
    Crochet Jobs, Part 2 - KnotBadBritt's Guide to Crochet Testing

    Crochet Jobs, Part 2 - KnotBadBritt's Guide to Crochet Testing

    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

    • 49 min
    Get Published With Tian!

    Get Published With Tian!

    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!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

LyssasLoops ,

More more more!!

I LOVE this podcast. I’ve been crocheting off and on for about 11 years now. Within the past month, I’ve started following other peoples patterns and it has opened my mind to so many possibilities. This podcast has taught me so much but I hope there will be even more episodes.

Saltwell2008 ,

More shows

Please come back with more episodes. There are not enough podcasts about crocheting

ash24_24 ,

Charming!!!

I’ve just found this pod and think it’s just the cutest!! I’m bummed episodes stopped coming out in august, but regardless I love it! I can’t wait to listen to all of them.

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