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WeCrochet Podcast Episode 39 – Hooks up, Summer’s Here and Crochet Summer School is in Session

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:

  1. Make a friend, reach out to family and crochet together
  2. Try a new pattern
  3. Teach someone how to crochet
  4. Read a book or stitch dictionary
  5. Try a new technique
  6. Dive into Youtube Crochet Tutorials
  7. Check out Crochet Tiktok
  8. Take a Virtual Class
  9. Facebook: Join a yarn-related group, or participate in virtual crochet nights
  10. Stay Connected: listen to a podcast and sign up for our email list!

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Mentioned in This Episode:
Woolly Wishes 
WeCrochet Summer Sale 
Stitch Together 
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 

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

ID: A yellow tan tote bag lays on a white table with WeCrochet Magazine, a red and white striped towel, sunglasses, a glasses case, sea shells and sea glass and balls and cakes of rainbow yarn spill out on the surface.

WeCrochet Podcast Episode 14 – Crochet Summertime Funtime

Summer is here and the WeCrochet team has transitioned from wools and alpacas yarns to cottons and linens. Summer isn’t just a the season to lay outside wearing shorts and tank tops, you can also continue to do your favorite craft. On this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we’re talk about all things summer crochet. 

First Heather and Regan reconnect about what’s been happening and what they’re crocheting. Regan is excited about discovering a new crochet stitch, the crocodile stitch which reminds Heather of a Lift driver who made a mermaid tail with the crocodile stitch. Heather gives an update on her crochet doodles and both talk about their summer plans. 

Sara and Heather flip through the WeCrochet Magazine Issue 3 together and talk about their favorite patterns to make during the long warm days. We also hear from some of our crochet influencers and designers, like Melissa from Woods and Wool and Sati from Rows and Roses, about their tips for continuing to crochet in the summer. 

Nest Sara and Heather play a fun game where they have to guess which Furls hook embodies the other’s crochet identity. Which Furls hook would you pick?

Heather interviews Jessica from The Hook Nook about how she learned to crochet, the start of The Hook Nook and more. You can now find some of The Hook Nook notions on crochet.com > https://www.crochet.com/the-hook-nook

Lately Sara and Heather chat about their works in progress. We’re working on a who episode about WIPs so please reach and out and let us know what you’re working on.

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Mentioned in this episode: 
WeCrochet Patterns
WeCrochet Magazine Issue 3
Curio #10
CotLin Yarn
Lindy Chain Yarn
Galileo Yarn
Twilight Top Pattern
Eventide Skirt Pattern
Dusk Camisole Pattern
Summer Breeze Sweater Pattern
Hawthorne Yarn
Simmer Dim Scarf Pattern
Woods and Wool
Rows and Roses
Furls Hooks
Yarn Ends Weaver – Iridescent Solid Resin – White and Gold
The Hook Nook Yarn Passport
Billow Yarn (Prima cotton)
Calathea Cardigan Pattern

0:00 Introduction – Heather and Regan reconnect aka “The Ree Ree and Hey Hey Reunion show.”
2:25 Michele the Lyft Drive shares his crochet story and his latest crochet project
4:10 Heather and Regan continue to chat 
6:52 (Segment 1) Heather and Sara talk about summer crochet patterns they love
25:29 Influencers give their advice about tips for transitioning crochet to warmer weather – Melissa from Woods and Wool 
27:04 Sati from Rows and Roses
28:13 New Furls Hooks! 
31:35 (Segment 2) Interview with Jessica from the Hook Nook
42:11 (Segment 3) Heather and Sara check in on their WIPs
46:18 Producer Sarah asks people to send updates about their WIPs for next podcast episode
47:11 Credits