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[#31cbcbcJanuary 2013] Twitter Chat Notes: Designing Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Here are the notes from last nights twitter chat – scroll down for great resources for writing your first pattern. 
The Design Process is probably different from designer to designer – there’s no one right or wrong way ~ @CrochetSpot

Introduction to Momwithahook Crochets:

My history in making crochet patterns – I’m no professional by any means. I don’t even use the Yarn Standards. I use what I’ve learned from reading crochet patterns from books and magazines. If I were to do this for a living I would definitely learn the standards and process of submitting patterns to magazines. Who knows I might one day?

Crochet Pattern Design on

Here’s an article on Handmade Artists I wrote describing my process. In it I share one of the patterns I was working on at the moment for a guest post. It is a simple scrubbie – circle with a picot stitch edging.
crochet coaster pattern

Crochet Squid Sketches

Last year I participated in Stacey’s of Knit and Crochet Design Week. I shared my process in finishing up my Squid pattern.Vision String

Squid Complete


Crochet Pattern Design for Beginners:

  • Step by Step Guide by Patrice Walker @Pwalker281
  • Designing Plushies by Heart in Flight Crochet
  • Designer Pitfalls – Most common designers’ mistakes from the Craft Yarn Council
  • Writing a Workable Crochet Pattern part 1 by Bella Crochet 


To Read the Full Chat – use hashtag #crochetbusiness and you’ll see all the posts from +Patrice Walker @texasyarnlover and a small  appearance from @cajones113.

About I Love Crochet

Sara Duggan is a Wife and Mom enjoys crocheting and writing. She joined the crochet blogging community in 2007 as Momwithahook. In 2008 she toyed with designing patterns and shares her creations with you. Connect with Sara on Twitter and Pinterest.