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

Come and get it!

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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

Make it so

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

Very important to let others do this

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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Crochet Design Series 2, the Writing Phase

I’m enjoying this

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

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

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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

Crochet Design Series 1, in the Beginning… Design Inspiration

Wow this is going to be fantastic!

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Welcome to the first of five in the Crochet Design Series! Last week, you had the opportunity to meet the designers who are participating in the series. These designers will be sharing their knowledge with us on what they do to design a crochet pattern. Each designer has their expertise and I love that they are sharing their tips with us.

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Series 1- Crochet Designing, In the Beginning… Design Inspiration

Welcome, designers, thank you for being here and sharing your vast knowledge on what it takes to design a crochet pattern. I’m really excited to learn more, as perhaps are the readers out there who are looking forward to learn more. 🙂

Can you please give a brief introduction into how you got into designing crochet patterns? 

As a newbie designer, I have some ideas floating around in my mind about what design I’d like…

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My Sophies Universe CAL

 

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FINISHED! My Sophie stayed square thoughout.

I am loving this CAL – Crochet-A-Long! It is superbly designed and tutorialised (Is that a word?) by Dedri Uys of Look At What I Made. The CAL will finish at the end of May 2015.
here is the link:
http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/sophies-universe-cal-2015/sophies-universe-cal-2015-information/

I am crocheting this for my Granddaughter, Stacy. It will be for her bed, but not to tuck in, just to lay over the end, as hers will be a double bed, to accommodate her other grandparents when they visit. Mom has chosen the colours.

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I have decided to do a second one in cotton thread, in white, variegated pink/purple and variegated blues. I’ve just started this one, so no photo just yet.

UPDATE: April 2015

I missed quite a few, but I have started teaching crochet classes, and am making 4 blankets at the same time! BUSY!!!!

Here is where I got to with my Sophie’s Universe:

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Well, actually it was quite a bit further, all the way to Round 80, but I neglected to take a photo!!

Then I decided I wanted to keep it to 4 sides only, and frogged (ripped out – rip it! rip it! rip it!) from round 80 back to Round 36! I have started over, writing it up as I go, as I want to make one of my others the same way.

So, here is the reworked Sophie, which I have dubbed Sophie’s Galaxy, as it will follow the long side rounds from Sophie’s Universe.

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Siiiiighhhh, A long way to go!