Crafternoon Treats Crochet Podcast 3: Yarny pleasure

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Welcome to the podcast notes for Episode 3 of the Crafternoon Treats crochet podcast. This week I’m talking about all sorts of yarny pleasures, including socks and bags (no surprise there), a new pattern and a GiVaWaY!!! The first in the history of my podcast.

The giveaway is for the Crochet Yeah! book (hard copy) and the Saunders sock pattern by Joanne Scrace (digital pattern). Open worldwide and the winners will be picked from subscribers to the Crafternoon Treats YouTube Channel on April 7th at 12 noon. No tricky competition questions – just subscribe to enter!

Here is the video, I hope you enjoy it…

Episode 3 Podcast notes

Social media links

The Victoria Shawl pattern by Sandra Paul of the blog CherryHeart

Crochet sockalong

I’ve written a post about common crochet sock problems – visit the sock clinic to find out more.

Crochet sock clinic Crafternoon Treats

Giveaway part 1

The first GIVEAWAY to be picked from subscribers to the Crafternoon Treats channel on YouTube is for a free digital copy of the Saunders sock pattern, with very big thanks to Joanne Scrace who wrote and offered this after seeing episode 2 of the podcast.

Sock yarn alternatives if you are allergic to wool

  • Any acrylic yarn but your feet might feel a bit sweaty…
  • Or try an acrylic/wool blend – if the wool content is quite low you might be able to tolerate the yarn on your feet.
  • Other possibilities are the Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed, a blend of alpaca, acrylic and viscose or the Stylecraft Malabar. This is cotton and silk and is available in aran weight or DK weight.

Giveaway part 2

Crochet podcast giveaway Crochet yeah

Also from Joanne Scrace, this is the Crochet Yeah! book, written with Kat Goldin, the other partner in The Crochet Project. Its got 6 patterns altogether, including the fab socks on the front cover. You can buy this book and also the Shawl Book 1 and Shawl book 2 from the Etsy shop of The Crochet Project.

Shawl progress

Yarny pleasure

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The Tunisian workshop at Black Sheep Wools, Warrington

This is on Friday 14th April and there are some places left at the time of writing. The project for the class will be Tunisian fingerless mitts.


Crochet bags and boxes

The small project bag

The retro granny stash box

Box finished for combo of 2-tile Finished bag view 1-tile


4 thoughts on “Crafternoon Treats Crochet Podcast 3: Yarny pleasure

  1. Nanette Blanchard says:

    I lived in the desert for about ten years so I tried a lot of the non-wool sock yarns. The ones that use acrylic in a blend don’t seem to be sweaty – maybe it is different than 100% acrylic?? Here a list of some of the fingering weight wool-free sock yarns I’ve tried that are currently available: Plymouth Diversity, Bernat Sox, Premier Wool-Free Sock (comes in variegated, stripes, and brights), Wisdom Naked Sock, Hikoo Cobasi, Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, K1C2 Pediwick, Berroco Comfort Sock, Loops and Threads Woollike, Kraemer Saucon Sock, Mary Maxim Bamboo Mosaic, On Your Toes Bamboo, and Cascade Fixation (not fingering weight). If you go to my Ravelry page at nanetteb under the non wool tab you can see them knit up. Also on my Instagram account I just put a picture of the different sock brands – I’m knittingincolor there.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      Hi Nanette – that’s a huge amount of really useful info – I’ll check out your page on Ravelry and I’ll be doing a feature on alternative sock yarns in a future podcast episode so will mention these brands. Thank you so much xxxxxxx

  2. Emma F says:

    Another great podcast! I really enjoyed all the information about making crochet socks and felt that the entire podcast was stuffed full of brilliant yarny goodness! It is so lovely to have another crochet podcast, especially by a fellow Brit. I do enjoy all the knitting podcasts from all nationalities, but the homegrown podcasts just seem to be a little more relevant to me when it comes to talking about wool festivals, yarn sellers and even seasonal issues (such as why we need such warm socks!!). You are fast becoming a staple of my week, so thanks and long may it continue x

  3. Sandra says:

    Your podcasts are excellent, very informative, and interesting and presented beautifully and yours is rapidly becoming a big favourite. All your content is spot on and your presentation style is lovely. You are a gifted teacher and naturally authoritative about crochet (in a nice way.) Your advice and information is more than a bit helpful! I am in the middle of knitting socks – I am a knitter as much as a crocheter, but really want to make crochet socks too and know that I will be using your advice to help me.

    I love that you are using ‘normal’ yarns. Budget is something that is really important to me through necessity and you are right what you say about other podcasts using expensive yarn. Unicorn yarn has its place but I love the challenge of making pretty things out of yarns like acrylics too and I give it just as much as a chance to shine because it really can. For instance your Victoria shawl is one of the most beautiful examples I have seen and yet the only acrylic version. I love your colours for this shawl. I loved the point you made about crochet being more yarn hungry.

    Crocheters seem to be more fun and more interesting than knitters, so I am glad you have started podcasting. It’s funny how I enjoy crochet blogs and now podcasters so much more and yet I love the two crafts equally.

    Your production values on the podcast are pretty amazing too, but it is your easy style that makes them so enjoyable. Thanks very much for another lovely episode.

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