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WeCrochet Podcast Episode 28 – Cozy Winter Crochet

There’s a chill in the air and it is officially winter. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast we’re talking all about cuddling up and crocheting the winter days away. First, Heather and Sara check in and find out how each other’s holiday went and what projects they worked on during their time off.

Next, Heather & Regan chat about our Wintertide Collection, which has all the crochet patterns you need to make it until spring. Regan gives some behind-the-scenes info about the photo shoot for this collection, and they talk about their favorite of these patterns. Heather also teaches us about “hygge” which was one of the inspirations for this collection.

Last, we’re debuting our new segment, Ask Katelyn! Katelyn answers important crochet questions from our crochet community. Find out important info about yarn swifts, whether or not to use the magic ring, how to find the starting point on a ball of yarn, and more. She also defines what “yarn barf” is for us who didn’t already know there was a word for that.

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Mentioned in this episode: 
Heather’s plant pot cozies 
Wintertide Collection 
Pulmu Pullover 
Palette Yarn 
WeCrochet Magazine Issue 5 
Hygge Poncho 
Wool of the Andes Tweed 
Nordic Color Blanket 
Perseid Sweater 
Snow Crystal Sweater
Hearthstone Top
Yarn Swift 
Yarn Swift Bag 
Ball Winder 
Lotion Bar 
Yarn Bobbin 
Sheep Bobbin 
Magic Ring 
Simple Crochet stretches 

0:00 Sara and Heather chat about their cozy winter crochet
5:35 Heather and Regan talk about the Wintertide Collection
20:17 Ask Katelyn! Katelyn and Heather answer questions from our crochet community 
22:05 Question: “Where is the best place to get a swift?”
27:54 Question: “How do you use one of those bow needles that come in crochet kits?”
29:30 Question: “When working in the round – Magic ring or 2 chains?”
32:48 Question: “What do I do if I can’t find the starting point of the yarn on the ball?”
35:55 Question: “Is there a trick to not getting two balls of yarns tangled when doing tapestry crochet?”
38:44 Question: “How do I stop crocheting?”
40:22 Credits

Heather’s Plant Pot Cozy…

ID: Model smiling, wearing the Crossing Earwarmer, Cowl, and Mitts, with their hands on the cowl

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