Crochet Designer Margaret Hubert

Today on the Yarnthing Podcast with Marly Bird: the talented crochet designer, Margaret Hubert!

Listen in below to hear Marly and Margaret talk about how Margaret got started, her journey through the yarn world, publishing, and social media.

Marly Margaret and crochet dudeMargaret Hubert is another bicraftual woman and encourages everyone to be as well.  She learned to knit from her mother, but learned to crochet out of necessity.  A sweater she made hadn’t worked out quite as it should have and the shop owner who she went to for help said we can just fix it with crochet.  She learned for that sweater and hasn’t looked back since.  Margaret Hubert has been in the yarn industry is some way or another since the 70’s.  She and friend owned a yarn shop for a while when Margaret’s kids were little.  After the yarn shop, she worked for Bloomingdales and then started publishing books.  Her first books included One-Piece Knits that Fit: How to Knit and Crochet One-Piece Garments that Fit, Weekend Knitting Projects, and Weekend Crochet Projects.  She had a bit of break in publishing and started back up again in 2006 with her Hooked series.  Her most recent books include one that was rejected 10 years ago (persistence pays!), The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square.  You can see all her most recent work with Quayside here. Check it out, there is something for everyone!

You can find Margaret Hubert on: her website MargaretHubertOriginals.com, her blog My Hooks and Needles, Ravelry, Facebook, and Twitter.

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  1. Maggie says:

    What a lovely podcast with Margaret Hubert. This has inspired me to pick up my crochet hook again and start crocheting. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face just listening to all her great responses about social media and her career. I will have to check out her books right now!

  2. Julie Slusser says:

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed listening to your podcast with Margaret today. She’s so fun to listen to and has so much joy and knowledge to share. It definitely brought a smile to my face! Love to all from this bi-crafty girl. Can’t wait to look up some of Margaret’s book and use them to bring smiles to many more people 😀

  3. Colleen Caro says:

    I am so inspired by Margaret Hubert, her journey into the industry and her continued fresh designs. Her outlook on life makes me smile =) Love the Runway Crochet book as well.

  4. Dominik says:

    What a wonderful, passionate, creative and modern lady Margaret Hubert is!! Her patterns are fresh and innovative, and she does carry a wonderful aura around her – I know because I saw her at one of the CGOA conferences… you can’t help but smile when you see her!!

  5. CraftyLadyMel says:

    This was a great show and made me smile all the way to work! Margaret sounds absolutely delightful and I am sure you can’t help but smile when you are around her. It is always so much fun listening to your podcast!

  6. Cheryl Clemons says:

    Marly, you stole my comment. Listening to your podcast brings a big smile to my face, especially when I win a great prize. Keep up the great work with the great guest.

  7. Amy says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. I was lucky enough to meet Margaret at Chain Link a couple years ago and even sit and crochet with her and Prudence Mapstone in the lounge. That memory makes me smile. Please have Margaret on again so you can ask all the questions you didn’t have time for.

  8. Tjtech says:

    Margaret you are amazing! My smile never left my face as I listened to you weave a story that was pure inspiration.

  9. Cathy Clouston says:

    I had such a great time listening to you and Margaret. How could you not smile listening to the two of you? 🙂

  10. Shelly says:

    I ALWAYS smile while listening your podcast. But today it was a little brigher while listening to you and Margaret. She reminds me of my nanna who taught me to crochet. Pure bliss…..

  11. Kelly says:

    The first thing I ever crocheted was a granny square and I am now a bicraftual so I appreciate Margaret’s story! Her designs, story and personality make me smile! What a wonderful person and this is one of my favorite podcasts!

  12. Kim Dawson says:

    Such a fun show. Mrs. Margaret has the sweetest voice. Listening to her talk about her journey put a smile on my face!

  13. Rachel Berkheiser says:

    I have seen Margaret’s Granny Squares book in local stores and its beautiful! her energy and vitality make me smile!=)

  14. Vicki Lynch says:

    As always, I loved the show. It just made me smile to hear how you persevered with technology and keep up to date with how things are being done in the industry.

  15. Pat Johnson Mercier says:

    Hi, Marly. I heard you on the Jan 18 2014 Webs podcast, Ready Set Knit, yesterday. I enjoyed it so much that today I listened to this episode with Margaret Hubert. Loved it and am now a subscriber to your “The Yarn Thing” podcast. Looking forward to listening to your podcast with Vicky Howell tomorrow. What a treat this is! Smile!!

  16. Amberly says:

    I love the picture of you and Margaret, your smile(s) are so wonderful to see. I loved the podcast, as always.

  17. jrouton says:

    The picture of you, Drew & Margaret is wonderful!! The smile of peoples faces when they talk about Knitting & Crochet is so contagious! I know when I talk about it my smile is much bigger!!!

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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