Below is a list of designing resources – website links, Facebook pages and groups, software, etc. that might help you in your business!
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This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but if you know of a designing resource not listed below, please let me know, and I will add it to the list!
E-Books / courses
Some friends of mine have developed these wonderful products to help you in your fiber business!
Simple Guide to Grading Crochet by Emily Reiter of Fiat Fiber Arts. The Simple Guide to Grading Crochet will be your go-to resource to provide garment patterns to your customers in multiple sizes.
Make Money Teaching Crochet by Marie Segares of Underground Crafter. This practical, hands-on guide will get you ready to start teaching crochet for the first time, or inspire you to expand your existing crochet teaching business so you can make more money.
Groups specific to knit and crochet pattern designers. These are wonderful designing resources; places to ask questions, look for support, and in some cases you can even advertise your new patterns or sales!
Most of these are Closed (but not Secret) groups, dedicated to knit and crochet pattern designing.
- Crochet Designers Forum (small membership)
- Knit Designers on FB
- Crochetpreneurs®: Tips for Crochet Business Owners, Designers, & Bloggers
- Creative Yarn Entrepreneurs
- Cre8tion Design Academy
- Crochet Designers Chat
- The Tech Editor Hub (for designers too, not just tech editors!)
- Crochet & Knit Designers Group
Want to try creating your own charts for your patterns? (disclaimer: I do offer this as a service).