How to publish your first crochet pattern

It has taken me a year to do it, but I finally got a pattern written, tested, videoed the entire process to create one grenade, videoed a technique related, tech edited, and finally published! 


Why did it take me a year?  I didn’t have a design in mind, I really didn’t understand all that goes into writing a perfect pattern, or one that people will spend their dollars on.

So, what is my pattern?  Well, a couple of weeks ago, I did a post on the Water Grenades. That is what my paid pattern is! It is, in my humble opinion, the perfect pattern. Quick and easy to write, not much detail that needed to be edited technically wise, and an easy pattern for testers. A few pictures were added to it and voila! A Written Pattern is born!

Pattern for Wate Grenades img
Water Grenades 1st page

In the process of getting a pattern published, it does take time. As stated above, there are several steps that need to be completed even before getting the pattern written.

What you will need to get published:

  • To begin with, find your Design, your idea of an item you think will sell
  • Make sure to have your yarn and hook,
  • You’ll need a process to follow to make sure that you get everything just right.
  • While writing the pattern you want to make sure that you are documenting every step and getting pictures of those steps.
  • You must compile it to paper, or in my case, a Word document.
  • Next, you need someone or several people to test it for you.
  • Make your corrections per their experience.
  • Then you send it to the tech editor
  • Next, make the suggested corrections/additions/deletions, and
  • Lastly, change it to a PDF and save it to your store as a digital document the purchaser can download instantly.

As a result, this process to Publish a Crochet Pattern will result in a professionally written pattern your customers will purchase and not complain due to poor processes within the pattern.

I hope you get the opportunity to write your crochet pattern someday soon, it is a thrill!

The paid version of this pattern is available on and  

Go ahead and jump on over to either store to make your purchase for some summertime fun!

I would like to thank Cherie at Sweet Bird Crochet for her Technical Expertise; she is a dream Ya’ll, and she made the entire process seem so easy! 

Until next time!

Love Nana Dawn

Author: Nana's Attic Crochet - Stuffed Animals

I love all things about Crochet.

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