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.  […]

Going to CGOA, Part 2

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) conference is this July 25-28th in Portland, Oregon and I’M GOING!!!  I’m so excited.  I meant to post an update about it on Friday, but this last week has been a very difficult one for me personally and emotionally. Regardless, I’m back and I’m here now.  As soon as my […]

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 […]

Going to CGOA, Part 1

I’m going to CGOA!!!  This will be the first in a series of posts about my preparation and journey to the annual convention. I’m so excited about this.  I’m going to attend the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) convention in July!  This is fantastic.  I can’t wait to be surrounded by people who are completely like […]

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 […]

Perfect Middle Pull from a Skein of Yarn

Finding the center of a skein of yarn can be difficult.  But following my method, you will always stitch from the center of your skein without any tension problems. Step 1:  Find the outside end of the yarn that the yarn company stuffed into one side of the skein.  Pull that out and tuck it […]

Meet A Tech Editor

Technical editors and designers, we are both people who need people.  But we are often so different in our personalities and levels of introvert vs extrovert that we don’t travel in the same circles.  Designers are often the people that are bubbling over with awesome new ideas and frequently claim that they aren’t “math people” […]

Contract Crochet

“What is Contract Crochet?” you might ask.  Basically, it’s asking someone else to make a piece for you.  Whether you’re a designer who would rather design than stitch, or if you’re someone who saw an awesome picture on Pinterest but you don’t want to make it yourself, a contract crocheter can make it for you. […]

Technical Editing Crochet Patterns

Technical editing is the process by which a designer asks for another set of eyes to evaluate a pattern for clarity and consistency.  While I have been editing crochet patterns since only 2013, I have been developing my craft for 30+ years.  My university education in sciences which relied heavily in data entry and statistics […]

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