A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet

Does the idea of grading a pattern seem scary? Are you completely mystified by the concept? Do you want to create more designs and allow people of multiple sizes to use them, but you don’t know where to start?

A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet is for you! I wrote this book after hearing from many designers that grading a pattern (taking a pattern written for one size and getting the numbers for additional sizes) was very confusing to them. They wanted some guidance.

Last year, when I started seriously tech editing crochet and knit patterns, I was asked to grade some patterns. I looked for information on how to do this and found the internet full of knit grading information, but extremely little that was specific to crochet. Through the help of some designers and a whole lot of figuring it out on my own, I was able to devise a method to grade garments and double check the math of graded patterns from my clients.

Find out how a tech editor grades a crochet garment. This simple and straightforward method can be applied to a number of crochet patterns. Once you learn this method, you will be able to apply it to most crochet designs.

What will you find inside?

Starting from the beginning of your design, we will walk, step-by-step through the whole process of grading. From critically assessing your design, to choosing sizes, finding your measurements and drawing a schematic. Next, we will calculate gauge, apply gauge to our measurements to obtain our stitch and row numbers, then we will double check the numbers to see how we will really put them in our pattern. After that, there is a chapter on writing your pattern with an extensive pattern checklist. Follow up with information on tech editing and testing, plus a bonus chapter with some not-so-simple grading on a sleeve.

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Throughout the entire book, I will apply all of these strategies to a real pattern, so you can see how it all works.

Along with the ebook, you will also receive a BONUS package of 12 schematics to help spark your creativity!

Are you ready to take your crochet design career to the next level? You can receive the Ebook (All 77 pages) PLUS the BONUS 12 schematics for only $47! If you want the print friendly copy of the ebook, as well, it is only an additional $2.

Remember, my tech editing rate is $25/hour with a 1 hour minimum. Most of the garment patterns I receive are edited within 1 hour. If I have to create the grading numbers from scratch, it is definitely 2 hours minimum. By investing in this book, you will be able to provide more patterns for your readers. You will also improve your writing skills while maintaining a low average tech editing cost per pattern.

Click HERE to order your copy today!

First Book Review is now available by Dianne Hunt at Same Di Namics Crochet! Check it out!

  1. Hillary left a comment on December 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Does your book explain how to pattern grade crochet hats?

    • Emily Reiter left a comment on December 21, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Hillary, the basic math works for any pattern. Yes, you can use it for hats.

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