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WeCrochet Podcast Episode 13: Who’s Afraid of Crochet Charts?

On this week’s episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we’re diving into the world of crochet tools (what do YOU keep in your project bag?), how to read crochet charts, and a new pattern collection that’s inspired by jungle greenery. 

First up Sara and Heather talk about what they keep in their Crochet tote bag. While some people, like Heather, have many tote bags, there are essential notions that seem to always find their way into our bags and into our hands when we need them most. We also hear from some of our crochet designers, what they keep in their tote bags. 

Next up – You may avoid crochet charts because they seem scary, but Sara and Heather are here to help break it down for you. Reading a crochet chart is like reading a map or reading music because once you know the symbols, you know how to read it. Or, maybe reading a chart is like following a recipe, doing a maze, learning a new dance, or playing a video game. Heather is here with all the analogies that help demystify charts, while Sara teaches us how to actually do it. YOU CAN READ CHARTS!

Lastly Regan and Heather chat about the new WeCrochet pattern collection, Viridescent, which is inspired by jungle greenery. They highlight their favorite patterns, and Regan lets the listeners in on a behind-the-scenes look into what the photoshoot was like for the Viridescent collection. 

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Mentioned in this episode:

Tape measure
Yarn needle 
Small sharp scissors
Folded Scissors
Locking Stitch Markers
Pattern Chart Keeper
Follow WeCrochet on Facebook
Mag 3
All the Patterns of the Viridescent Collection 
Curio Thread


0:00 Introduction
0:27 Sara and Heather talk about What’s Inside Your Tote Bag.
4:43 From the FBL GreenRoom Sara talks to Melissa of WoodsAndWool.com, Amber of DivineDebris.com,  about what they keep in their tote bags.
6:23 Join WeCrochet on Facebook Lives on Tuesdays at 8:30 am PST for Coffee and Crochet — it’s like a live podcast episode!
7:26 Sati from Rows & Roses gives us tips for using crochet charts, and her trick for using a chart even if you’re scared to try.
9:04 Sara and Heather talk about how to read crochet charts. It’s not as hard as it seems! If you can read a recipe, you can learn to read a crochet chart.
19:42 Heather and Regan talk about the patterns of Viridescent, our greenery-inspired pattern collection from WeCrochet Magazine Issue 3.

WeCrochet Podcast Episode 10: Getting Cozy in the Home-zy

Time spent at home can be full of mixed emotions. On one hand, it’s nice to find time to do your craft and on the other hand you might be finally faced with piles and stacks of all the projects and materials you’ve put off organizing. Well there’s no time like the present, come spring clean with your friends at WeCrochet.

Heather’s confession to losing her swift leads Sara and Heather discuss their favorite methods to organize their crochet supplies. Do you organize your yarn by color, by weight or by fiber? Project bags are a great way to stay organized and is only one of many on Sara’s list of tips to stay organized. 

Heather introduces Regan to Stitch Away Stress, an initiative that the Craft Yarn Council is launching for the month of April for Stress Awareness Month. Crochet has been linked to mood improvement, improvement in confidence and concentration, and general stress relief. Regan lets it slip that he has finished his second crocheted sweater (yay) and shares what he has learned and how that has impacted his sense of accomplishment. 

Producer Sarah and Heather check in on what they’re working on. Producer Sarah has been learning Tunisian crochet while Heather has been finishing her WIPs or works in progress [projects]. Heather did recently finish her Felici on the Double Cowl (yay):

FYI: We’re working on something special and would love to hear from you! Call and leave us a voicemail with stories about your moms, grandmas, or mother-figure crocheting. We’re going to share these stories in an upcoming episode. Simply call 360-334-4847 and leave us a short message for Mothers’ Day. You can also record a Voice Memo from your phone and send that audio file to podcast@wecrochet.com

We also have an update to all WeCrochet orders: https://www.crochet.com/important-updates

Mentioned in this episode: 
Like us on Facebook
Yarn Swifts & Cases 
Tote Bags & Project Bags 
Crochet hook cases 
Trays & Tins 
Chart Keeper
Yarn Bowls 
Stitch Away Stress in April 
Take the Stitch Away Stress Survey 
Cotton yarns 
Not Your Granny’s Jammies Pattern by Heart Hook Home 
Learn Tunisian Stitches 
Radiant hooks 
Toni’s Tunisian Videos – The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet
5 Simple Stitches for Tunisian Crochet Beginners
Felici on the Double Cowl Pattern

0:00 Sara offers an update to the status of shipping
2:24 Heather and Producer Sarah discuss Heather’s “Top Fan” status and introduce what is going to be covered in the episode
5:47 Sara and Heather give tips and tricks to organization
17:22 Listener voicemail about organization
18:20 Call us about your Mom!
18:58 Hey Hey and Ree Ree talk about Stitch Away the Stress and how crochet helps with relaxation
35:57 Producer Sarah and Heather check in about their W.I.P.s and what they’re working on
44:00 Credits