How to write crochet: Decimals in patterns

Why? How? Wherefore? Why would you use decimals in a pattern? First of all, it’s more scientific. I think of patterns as techinical writing and decimals fit better than fractions with a slash. 1.5 is much easier to read than 1 1/2. The only time that fractions would be preferable over decimals is for those […]

Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2022

The Catholic Mom Bundle is out for sale this week only! Sales end November 11, 2022. For only $25 you can get products from 36 different small businesses. This is how Catholic moms help other Catholic moms but it’s not just for moms and it’s not just for Catholics!!! There will be many items that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]