Crochet Design Series 5, In the End… Marketing Your Pattern

craftcrazygran:

Come and get it!

Originally posted on Same DiNamics Crochet:

Designers Designers

We have neared the end of the series! Thank you so much for following along with me. It’s great that we’ve learned about design inspiration, writing out your pattern, testing your pattern, and modeling your patterns (taking pictures of your finished items). Now we move on to, what is probably one of the biggest challenges of designers, marketing your work so that others will purchase and download, or visit your site to view the pattern, if it’s for free.

Let’s see what these ladies have to say about the marketing phase of their design process.

Series 5, Crochet Designing, In the end… marketing your Pattern

Welcome, designers! I want to once again thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge to help others in their journey to designing crochet patterns. Your input is valuable. :-)

Success! You’ve completed your pattern with successful pattern testing and super fantastic pictures. Now, you’re…

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Crochet Design Series 4, The Modeling of your Project Phase

craftcrazygran:

Make it so

Originally posted on Same DiNamics Crochet:

Designers Designers

Whew… we’ve made through 3 parts of the 5 part Crochet Design Series. So far, we’ve covered design inspiration, the writing of the pattern, and the whether or not to test your pattern. Now we get to learn about the modeling of your finished project be it my picture taking or video tutorials. 

I don’t know about you but I love seeing beautifully placed pictures of finished items. It doesn’t matter if the item is on a live model or is propped. I’m on of those whose attention will be captured by the simplistic beauty of the finished item.

Let’s see what these talented designers have to say about modeling their finished items.

Series 4, Crochet Designing, the Modeling of your Project phase. 

Welcome, designers! I want to once again thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge to help others in their journey to designing crochet patterns. Your…

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Crochet Design Series 3, the Testing Phase

craftcrazygran:

Very important to let others do this

Originally posted on Same DiNamics Crochet:

Designers Designers

Welcome back! I’m so glad that you are here following along with the Crochet Design Series. We are halfway through the series. So far, we’ve covered design inspiration and the writing of the pattern. Now we move on to the testing phase. I wonder what these designers do when and if they need to test a pattern. Let’s find out! 

Series 3, Crochet Designing, the Testing Phase

Welcome, designers! I want to once again thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge to help others in their journey to designing crochet patterns. Your input is valuable. :-)

Whew… we’ve made it and completed the writing process of the pattern and we’ve got a sample, perhaps, of the pattern all worked up. Now, it’s time to possibly test the pattern to see if it all flows and transferred from your mind to the paper.

If you do test your…

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Crocheted Sloth

craftcrazygran:

I think sloths are simply adorable. This is too cute!

Originally posted on Labrynthia:

_MG_2251While we’re on the topic of toys that people give to babies as gifts I thought I’d put up pictures of this sloth. My friend is a huge fans of sloths, and she wanted to give her new nibling a soft toy as a gift, and so the idea for a soft toy sloth was born.

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Actually the truth is that we saw a version of this sloth at someone’s house, and she fell in love. All I had to do was copy the original using some grainy photos and my memory. Not that that stopped me from researching this project thoroughly. I watched plenty of sloth videos to try and get the right balance of cute and creepy.

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It was not an easy balance to achieve. This sloth sits on a fine line between being charmingly fuzzy and a very creepy alien. For a bit of fun I’ll…

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Crochet Design Series 2, the Writing Phase

craftcrazygran:

I’m enjoying this

Originally posted on Same DiNamics Crochet:

Designers Designers

Welcome all, once again, to the Crochet Design Series. Thank you for joining me for series 2. Last week you had the opportunity to learn about how to get inspiration for designing. If you want to go back and take a look, you can click here. This week we’ll be discussing the  writing phase of designing your very own crochet pattern. This process can seem daunting for some new designers. It may be easier to crochet your design because you know exactly what you are looking for, but, getting it down on paper where it makes sense… this may not be so easy.

Let’s see what these ladies have to say about the writing phase of their design process.

Series 2, Crochet Designing, the Writing Phase

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A gorgeous Crochet Bag CAL

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Isn’t she pretty!

We will be doing a CAL of this bag in my Workshop in Potchefstroom.

The bag has been designed by South African Designer Joanita Theron,
and she will be featuring our class on her blog.

The CAL will over 4 weeks, beginning Wednesday 22 July 2015 9:30 to 12:00.
The cost will be R240.00 excluding materials.
A kit will be available for purchase.

If you are looking for a class outside of business hours, please contact me

email: craftcrazygran@gmail.com

fb: www.facebook.com/Craftcrazygran

or on my cell: +27784419705

This is a CAL by South African Designer Joanita Theron. Join her CAL on her blog here:

http://creativecrochettoys.blogspot.com/2015/06/soy-challenge-june-2015-cal-part-3.html