2021 Year in Review

Here, I will reveal the numbers and types of patterns I have tech edited in 2021. 2021 was my fourth year of professionally tech editing and it was fantastic! It seriously ended with a BANG! How Many Patterns? In total, the patterns & projects worked in 2021 counted 526 patterns. Of those, 502 patterns were […]

Circles

There’s a great many items we make in crochet that have circular construction. We want them to fit. It’s easy to measure the head or body circumference, but it’s hard to measure the circumference of a flat crocheted item. We can measure the diameter of the item, but it’s hard to measure the diameter of […]

Abbreviations in Crochet

Abbreviations are great. They help us to write more quickly without causing eye strain to our readers. Abbreviations can help convey complex crochet moves in a concise way. But, too many abbreviations can get repetitive and annoying. The biggest and best abbreviation advice I can pass on (and it did not originate with me) is: […]

2019 A Year in Review & Looking Forward

What happened to January?? I’ll tell you what, you guys knocked it out of the park!!! January had a total of 66 patterns edited plus an ebook with 7 more patterns! What follows with the rest of this blog post is a rehash of what my brain was doing in the first week or so […]

How to Write Crochet: Yarn Description

Yarn, thread, roving, hemp, cording, ribbon…there are several materials we use for crochet. When your reader finds your pattern, it is usually because your photo was so awesome that the reader thought, “I want to make that!” Which means they want to know exactly what you used in your photographed item. The yarn description in […]

How to Write Stitch Counts

Today, we’re going to discuss Stitch Counts. How and when to report them and different methods you can choose. [If you want to see a video of me summarizing this post, skip to the end.] What is Stitch Count? What is a stitch count? It is a summation of what was instructed in a line […]

How to Write Crochet: How many repeats on a Square?

Today, on tips from a tech editor, we’re talking about those pesky repeats on a granny square. You’d think it’s pretty straightforward, right? 4 sides. Tell them what to do, repeat 3 times, boom, you’re back where you started. But are you? It really all depends on where you start stitching and where you start […]

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