The first ever Crafternoon Treats crochet podcast – woo hoo. Thank you for visiting me here at my blog and I’d love you to have a nosy and let me know what you think! I’ve been watching some knitting podcasts and I thought I would give this a whirl… So welcome to Episode 1. Hope you enjoy it (and you don’t think I look tooooooo silly 🙂
Crochet podcast notes
Some of the things I mentioned, with links to more information.
Social media links
- The new Ravelry group for the Crafternoon Treats podcast
- Crafternoon Treats on Instagram
- Crafternoon Treats on Facebook
- Crafternoon Treats on YouTube
- Crafternoon Treats (@crafterstreats) on Twitter
The Victoria Shawl pattern by Sandra Paul of the blog CherryHeart
- Buy the pattern here
- Visit Sandra’s blog here – she has a lovely knitting and crochet podcast and YouTube channel that has inspired me to give this a try.
- For the first shawl I’m using Deramores Studio DK in heather – a lovely squishy and affordable acrylic yarn that feels like merino…
- For the second shawl, its Louisa Harding Amitola, courtesy of Designer Yarns UK.
Take a look at one of Sandra’s episodes below and go subscribe to her channel – she is starting to do some spinning too…
My adventures in knitted and crocheted socks
- Read the blog about my first knitted sock.
- Visit Christine at Winwick Mum to find out more about the sockalong and get support for knitting your first socks.
- Download the free pattern by Elin Stoodley (@pandagourgh on instagram) for the #survivalsocks.
Current bagalong projects
- Join the Facebook group Bagalong with Crafternoon Treats and join us in being bag-mad…
- The sister group, by the way, is for all crochet and is The Crafternooners..
- Get the free pattern and all the tutorial links to make the Frida’s Flowers project bag and find out about the Stylecraft/Jane Crowfoot CAL group.
Another podcast mention
The other podcast that I’ve got into recently – which is mainly about knitting but also lots about yarn – is by two Canadian sisters: The Grocery Girls. This is BRILLIANT and well worth watching – see their latest episode below. I’ve subscribed to their channel to get all the updates and latest episodes.
From various places – online and offline. Mainly sock yarn as I’m keen to make more socks (mostly crocheted but maybe another knitted pair, eventually) and I want to start planning a crochet sock scrap blanket…
I’ve probably forgotten something so just drop me a line if there is anything you’d like to know…
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately – the reason is that I’ve been trying out dummy runs of the podcast and learning how to use the video editing software… The podcast isn’t perfect and I hope it will improve as time goes on – I certainly had fun doing the chatting (the editing was a LOT tougher)… and I’ll be posting loads soon as I have so much catching up to do xxxxx Kathryn
27 thoughts on “Crochet podcast: Episode 1”
How lovely. Really enjoyed your podcast and I’m now going to catch up! Definately going to have a go at the crochet socks!!
Just watched the first episode and I loved it. Going to try and make some socks!
Just watched your podcast and loved it … I too have down loaded the sock pattern ! Think they will make the perfect gift 😊 Your podcast was so inspirational ! Thank you x
Thanks Lynda I’m so pleased you enjoyed it and hope you will be joining in with the sockalong! xxxxx
Just enjoyed watching the podcast. I saw it last week while I was away, so saved the link to watch at my leisure. Very enjoyable and informative. Thank you. I am in the bag along group and have found Cherry Heart too. I find ravelry quite difficult to navigate but will persevere and will try some crocheted socks …… Maybe Christmas presents for this year! Thanks again for your inspiration.
Hi Lois thanks for saying nice things about my first podcast! I know what you mean about Ravelry, I get overwhelmed when I’m in there… and it takes so much time. Time when we could be crocheting or playing with yarn for real 🙂
I really enjoyed your podcast! It was lovely to see you chatting about your projects, and I have just bought Sandra’s pattern so it was interesting to see your take on the yarn used. I have to say, I really got a lot out of your thoughts on different types and costs of yarn. I had noticed that various other podcasts tend towards indie dyers, and for me such yarn would have to be a Christmas or birthday treat. I do love to see the ‘posh’ yarns though! After I watched your podcast, I nipped into our post office and scored eight balls of 100% wool yarn for £8.50 in their sale. I have never rated the yarns in our little post office/bookshop/stationary shop but have now looked at it with fresh eyes. I totally agree that crochet tends to use more acrylic type yarns, they need to in our house as we have three mucky kids dragging my crocheted blankets about and they need to be washed frequently (both the kids and the blankets)! Looking forward to more of your down-to-earth attitude and lovely projects x
Hi Emma I totally agree about yarn – you can still have fun and make some lovely things using yarn that doesn’t cost the Earth, whether its natural fibres or acrylic. I know several people who are allergic to wool and while I can wear a shawl, I can’t wear a 100% wool jumper – I get very itchy. The colours of hand dyed yarns are lovely and the price reflects the time it takes but acrylic yarns come in such large colour ranges now, you can still get a good colour fix. I’m very tempted to try hand dyeing – I will have to see if I can find a workshop 🙂
I would love to have a go at hand dying in the future, so will watch this space to see if you give it a whirl.
Thank you for your lovely podcast. Just discovered you today via Cherryheart on instagram and will be reading your blog too.
Your podcast was very assured and enjoyable. I love your socks. The colours are just lovely. I have downloaded the pattern and hope to try it out. I do knit socks but it will be nice to try a crochet pair. I was interested to see the Drops Fables yarn, and the Delight too actually. I think I will get some of that. I really like that you talked about affordable ranges of yarns (most podcasts don’t!) I was interested to see you recommend the Deramore’s studio yarn as I have been thinking of ordering some – that’s a lovely colour you have chosen. The podcast notes are great, I find them really helpful, some podcasts either don’t do them or have stopped. I know they must be a lot of work, but it is appreciated 🙂
Hi Liz Thanks so much and so glad you enjoyed listening to me waffling on… I really enjoyed doing it. I’m going to carry on with the podcast notes too – they take a lot less time than actually writing a blog post! In fact, I produce a draft of the notes as part of my planning for the actual podcast so its a useful exercise xxx
Just finished watching your podcast and thoroughly enjoyed it! Full of great information and people/ideas to check out. Can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Hi Donna thanks so much for your encouraging comments – I’m planning my next podcast very soon xxx
Really enjoyed your podcast…have been a knitter for years and years but would love to be able to get the hang of crochet..have given it a go off and on over the years, so one day perhaps I will get there…
Looking forward to your next podcast….thanks a lot for this one and all the links too!!
Hi Nora I hope you do because crochet is such a lot of yarny pleasure. Check out the Bella Coco You Tube channel – she has tons of helpful how-to videos on there for people just starting out in crochet. It helps to see what to do as well as to read and hear about it 🙂
Thank you for your Podcast which I watched whilst woolwinding!!! Love it. It’s really nice to know what others are doing and have suggestions made. I bought a book on sock making around 2 years ago and ‘keep meaning’ to have a go, but I’m feeling inspired now I’ve seen your crochet ones. I’m sure I’ve got some sock yarn in my stash so will away and find it and have a go. Please do carry on with the podcast making. 🙂
Hi Sandra – glad you enjoyed the podcast and thanks so much for your comments. Brilliant idea to watch podcasts while woolwinding – I watch some when I’m ironing. Turns a chore into something nicer 🙂
Really enjoyed your podcast! Very intresting! I miss the Yorkshire accent nice to hear about home towns as I now live in kent! the socks look really wearable also !
Hi Nicola thanks for saying nice things about the podcast and glad it reminds you a bit of the old home county 🙂
Thank you for your podcast. You have inspired me to have a go at sock making!
Hi Louise Yay! Why should knitters have all the sock fun? Glad you enjoyed the podcast and really glad you have been inspired 🙂
Enjoyed your podcast very much. It was very informative and thank you for all the links. Awaiting your next one.
Hi Cheryn thanks so much for the supportive and lovely comment – I am planning the next one very soon xxx
Great podcast Kathryn, really enjoyed it. I want to try some socks now!
Hi Jo – I think crochet socks could be just as addictive as knitted socks seem to be 🙂
Just watched your podcast having found your blog a couple of months ago. Already downloaded the ‘survival socks’ pattern – just need the wool now! Podcast is very informative especially with the notes below. Keep it up.
Hi Lesley – that’s great thanks so much for your lovely comments 🙂
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