WeCrochet Podcast Episode 5: Slow Living With Crochet
Floral Tapestry Top

This week the WeCrochet Podcast is inspired by the concept of slow living: a lifestyle emphasizing slower approaches to everyday living, and being intentional about how you spend your time, money, and your life. Crafting has a long history within slow living and crochet has a big role in that. From crocheting baskets, bags and garments, things that are made from hand have a lot of benefits.

Yes, you can crochet a sweater! Sara and Heather share top tips for crocheting sweaters. After asking the crochet community, “what are your crochet resolutions for 2020” many people said that they wanted to crochet a sweater. Sara offers her tips of things to keep in mind as you approach making a crochet sweater.

Next, learn about how our new Upcycle Reserve yarn is made, why it’s like the delicious casserole of the yarn world, and get some suggestions on what to crochet with it.

What’s new with WCP? Well the WeCrochet Podcast is also gearing up to celebrate National Crochet Month. Find out how you can celebrate with us. We’re also wrapping up the Brava Beanie CAL and launching a new Crochet A-Long.

Then Heather talks to Jewel, of Our Maker Life, who tells us about the OML community and gives us her advice for how to embrace the slow living lifestyle.

Last, Heather snags Regan to talk about his experience crocheting his first sweater. They have also renamed the podcast to the Ree Ree and Hey Hey show.

Regan’s sweater
Regan’s Sweater (side)
Regan’s Sweater (front)
Regan’s Sweater (back)

Mentioned in this episode:
Referenced throughout WeCrochet Magazine Issue 1  and  WeCrochet Magazine Issue 2
Curio #10
Floral Tapestry Top 
Shine Sport 
Highlighter Tape for Patterns
WeCrochet Chart Keeper 
Gansey Sweater 
Wool of the Andes Superwash 
Upcycle Reserve Yarns 
Biggo Yarn 
Sebago Hat & Cowl 
Facets Cowl 
Brava Beanie 
Bobble Diamonds Throw
Diamond Bobble Bucket Bag 
Bridesmaid Shawl
Our Maker Life 
15mm crochet hook 
Our Maker Life Podcast 
National Crochet Month: Crochet.org
Bobble Diamonds Throw 
Mighty Stitch Yarn 
WeCrochet Group on Ravelry 
City Tweed 
Effortless Oversized Top 

0:24 – Heather and Producer Sarah talk slow living
2:36 – Sara and Heather offer sweater-making tips
17:05 – New Upcycle Yarns with a special guest
20:23 – Sara and Heather take a deeper look at the Upcycle Yarns
23:51 – Heather interviews Jewel from Our Maker Life
34:42 – What’s New with WeCrochet – National Crochet Month + New CAL
36:47 – Regan’s new sweater


  1. Sati / February 29, 2020 / Reply

    Wonderful podcast! I always look so forward to these.

  2. Claudia T / April 18, 2020 / Reply

    Whoa, what a cool looking sweater!