I have been crocheting for about a year and want to start making patterns.
Does anyone have any tips? Thank you!
Have someplace to write/type the pattern as you go, fo instance crochet the row and then write it down, if you have a good foundation/understand shapes you can write it down first then crochet what you wrote and if you changed some things note it down/add things just keeping track of the step you did and any little notes is really helpful! At least or me
Draw out a design of what you want. Get a lined notebook with a lot of pages, and write down as you go. And get a sketch book to draw out your design your going for and break it down into shapes and how many you need of that shape. Like lets say a cat, your going to have two triangles, one circle, oval shape for the body, small circles for the arms, a curved oval shape for the tail, and longer ovals for the legs. Break down the design like that.
Oh and search for references if you need too! I do that with my plant patterns!
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I just started writing patterns myself. I recommend taking pictures of each part of the process while you are writing down each row or instructions. They can be used as reference photos in the pattern to help others and it can help you as well! I’ve also learned to crochet multiple of the pattern before I release it for testing. This ensures it makes sense and I often catch mistakes with the written pattern. I still end up finding mistakes later, but that’s what testers are for! SO HELPFUL! Haha.
I write it down as I go, and also just experimenting with different stitch patterns to see what works best!
i always use my notes app and then transfer to ribblr. Make sure you always make. at least two or three of the pattern before running a tester call. Also, i suggest making a more simple pattern for your first one! Make sure whatever your pattern is it is unique, and not one you have seen before or often.
Thank you so much I am currently working on a frog pattern but I’m trying to make it look different than most other ones do you have any suggestions for unique patterns?
Use Craft Yarn Council’s industry standards for things like abbreviations, project levels and measurements. If you can have it tech edited before testing. You will start with the best quality pattern possible and learn a lot from the process.