Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)

Up next in my Tips from a Tech Editor series: Inconsistencies and incorrect word usage. There are several things that designers and pattern writers can do in their patterns to help them look more professional. Since I am coming from a scientific higher education background, my awareness of these inconsistencies is heightened. Consistency is vital… More Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)

Tips from a Tech Editor: Removing Changes in Word

I love using track changes in Microsoft Word when editing patterns.  It’s so easy to mark a typo, or select a stitch count and add a comment like “I didn’t get the same number as you.”  This presents the designer with a document where she (he) can see exactly what needs to be addressed. The… More Tips from a Tech Editor: Removing Changes in Word

Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

A little chat about accuracy.  I learned this in college.  There is a difference in precision and accuracy.  Imagine you’re shooting 5 arrows at a bulls-eye.  If you land 5 arrows in all different locations all over the place your precision is off. If you land all 5 arrows in the SAME place, then your… More Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

How to write crochet

In today’s post about how to write crochet, we are going to be discussing the repeat punctuation.  I did a lesson as a live video over on my facebook page and called it “Learn your A, B, P’s” for asterisks, brackets, and parentheses. I’ve been advertising this presentation from my instagram account for a while. … More How to write crochet

Meet the Tech Editor: Jean Clement, Desert Rose Fiber Arts

In this second installment of the Meet the Tech Editor series, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Clement of Desert Rose Fiber Arts.  You can find the first installment right here. I met Jean through a tech editors group and she’s been a kind, valuable and generous resource through that group whenever I, or… More Meet the Tech Editor: Jean Clement, Desert Rose Fiber Arts

Proper Project Level Definitions

UPDATE 4/27: I heard from Craft Yarn Council, Downloadable symbols are Basic, Easy, Intermediate, & Complex. In this first edition of the Tips from a Tech Editor series, learn the truth to Project Level definitions.  It’s about stitches, not skill. The article previously published by Novella titled What’s in a Skill Level? written by yours truly… More Proper Project Level Definitions

Convertible Crochet By Doris Chan, A Book Review

Gorgeous pictures and lacey designs are often overwhelming for me to attempt to stitch.  Find out how I overcame that anxiety and made several pieces from this book. This post contains affiliate links.  When you use links, I receive a minor commission.  This helps support my blog and free content to you and it doesn’t… More Convertible Crochet By Doris Chan, A Book Review