So, I just Opened up my Ribblr Shop - A Brand New Pattern Writer

I’ve never written an original crochet pattern before and I have just under a year of crocheting experience, but i always wanted to try! Any patterns I’d write here on ribblr would be free for now :blush:. (Might perhaps become paid in the far future)

My issue is rather I’m mentally struggling on what to even make, and then the insecurities kick in thinking whatever i’d make wouldnt be that good anyway, or something like cold feet about actually making a pattern myself :sweat_smile:.

I’ve been trying to decide on making a pattern for a -
Amigurumi: Jellyfish, oppsume, lizard, and maybe a tortoise.
Non-amigurumi: pencil pouch, face scrubbies, and a headband.

Im willing to take any suggestions if maybe there’s some ideas out there for a newbie pattern writer to try :blush::purple_heart:. Any kind of help or advice is welcomed and thank you for reading my ramblings (if you didnt skip to the bottom that is xD)

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I think you should give it a shot! If you’re starting with amigurumi, I definitely recommend starting simple, one reason being it can be kinda overwhelming writing a more detailed pattern.
You could start simple making spheres and just attaching different things to it to make different animals (For example, a basic frog is usually a sphere/blob for the body, and two semi-spheres for the eyes!)

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Good idea!~ Thank you for the suggestion :blush::purple_heart: I’ll certainly try something more simple.

In my head i guess I’m kind of stressing myself thinking it needs to be this super unique and original idea that just have to “wow” everyone :rofl:

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No problem! Yeah I have that problem too. I get so worried about things being “original” when really most things aren’t lol. As long as you aren’t copying other people’s designs, but rather taking inspiration from different things, I think you’re good! I typically though, if let’s say I’m designing a certain pattern, I try not to look at other people’s interpretations of that type of pattern if that makes sense, so that way it doesn’t turn into a copy of someone else’s design.

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You really give me that confidence boost to really just make a pattern! Because you’re pretty much touching on all those intial worries and fears i was so concerned about, especially the unintentional copying part… :see_no_evil: thank you so much :blush::purple_heart: I truly appreciate it!

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yay! I don’t see the shop in ur profile. Try logging out then logging back in

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You’re very welcome! I’m glad I could help! :slight_smile:

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Just logged out, did that help? :blush:

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Yep!!

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Yay! Im glad :grin: i dont have anything written yet, as well still heavily debating my shop name still xD

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I can’t wait to see ur patterns! Following :grin:

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Awwwee :sob::purple_heart: You’re so kind! Thank you!!~

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if you want an idea, you could make like a themed animal? idk but every time i see jellyfish i think of like a grape jellyfish

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Oh yeah, i know what you mean, I’ll certainly keep that in mind :grin::purple_heart:

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I am so happy for you! I’d vote for lizard! :slightly_smiling_face: you’re gonna do great and if you need any help ribblr is the best community ever :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank you fir the vote of confidence :grin::purple_heart: And yes~ Ribblr is a very helpful community and im thankful for it!~

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Hiya. So it didn’t take me long to start making patterns my best tip is to watch some videos on bases like the 3 ways patterns usually start it will give you a good start. My first ever pattern was a Mantaray but the first second and third attempt looked very different to my current one. So i would recommend to start smaller with a basic creature and if it doesn’t turn out right retry. Also write everything down as you go even stitch counts it will help you make changes and work out what the hell you were doing when you first write it up.

I also have some recommendations for videos that may help you to get started. For originality as long as you put your own spin on that creation you should be fine. Also add what safety eyes and hook size you used on every pattern you write and what yarn that can really help later on.

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Something simple with a basic base. So like my manta ray its two basic halves together then the rounds and addons. Normally like bears, dogs, cats, opposom would be good Jellyfish can be good to try but it can get a little fiddly if you want it to be no sew with the terminology. A tortoise would be great I would recommend to go funky and maybe add something to it like a hat a fruit or flower colour scheme and just go with the flow. Be confident and remember if it doesn’t quite go right no piece of art or book was ever perfect from the off its a journey to get things perfect.

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Thank youu!~ :sob::purple_heart: all this information is very valuable and i really appreciate it! And i love your suggestions a tips for what pattern to do :grin::purple_heart: I’ll most certainly keep it all in mind when i start making my pattern!~

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i’d love a lizard pattern!

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