Monday, April 24, 2017

Crochet Podcast Roundup Spring 2017

Here's my latest roundup of new Crochet Podcasts for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Crochet Luna is Claudia in California who started podcasting last month. She is kind of cheeky and makes me laugh a lot. She even contacted the Craft Yarn Council to ask why they don't have a 3mm hook. Hilarious! I found out about the very popular right now Hotel of Bees Crochetalong from this podcast and had to join in even though I'm now doing two shawl CALs at once and I do really have other hooky projects I should be getting on with. Here is Claudia's YouTube channel, Ravelry Group and she is @crochetluna on Instagram. I'm certain you'll like her!

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn is Vivian and Alyson and this podcast started in February. The thing I love about this podcast is that they are daughter and mother and live in Scotland and the US like my mum and I, but we're the other way around. My mum is in Scotland, knits and crochets like me and sends me photos of what she is making. They gave me a little shout out at the beginning of Episode 3 - thank you that was sweet! There is a mix of crochet and knitting. They have a KALCAL coming up soon which I'm excited about so check this out. Here is the YouTube channel, Ravelry Group and on Instagram they are @kcacypodcast

B.Hooked Crochet is Brittany a fabulous crochet instructor and designer (among other things). She already has a host of marvellous instructional videos on YouTube but started a weekly audio podcast in February so she makes my new podcaster list. Sessions 2 through 8 cover Mastering Crochet Patterns. I'm playing catch up on these but I know they will be so helpful since from my three years of experience in teaching I know this is a big hurdle for many. Here is the link to Brittany's podcasts on her website and she is @bhooked on Instagram.

Yarn Thing with Marly Bird This is not a new podcast. Marly was in fact the first crochet podcaster on iTunes, ten years ago and I've been listening to her for the last five years but I'm including it because I was actually live on this podcast this week! Marly interviews famous knitters and crocheters on air every Tuesday and Thursday. Last week I wrote about wanting to win one of the CGOA CAL prizes, Karen Whooley's new book Garden of Shawls. Well, I was the call in winner!! I was so surprised I couldn't stop laughing. I'm around 44 minutes in but do listen to the whole interview.