I am a member of Pinterest and am amazed at how many people there are out there crocheting and writing their own patterns (aside from books) And just think about Ravelry, Etsy, Crochetville, Craftsy, and all the yarn companies offering free patterns. They are unlimited! Some of those yarn companies that come to mind are Red Heart Yarns, Berroco, Lion Brand Yarns, Knit Picks, Patons, Bernat, Crystal Palace, Classic Elite, and many others too numerous to mention.
There's just got to be some things or styles in crochet that are difficult to find! If you have any ideas, would you please let me know? I am doing a book proposal and have a specific type of crochet book in mind (I'm excited about) but it would really help me to know what other crocheters think is in demand right now, but are having a hard time finding.
You know what's funny? Some of the designs in my books I thought would be a hit or the most popular are actually not the most popular. And what's crazy is that some of the patterns I thought wouldn't go over that big are some of the most popular of all! It's amazing to me, and that helps me to decide what types of patterns to write or not to write.
One of my passions is to help make things easier for crocheters. That's why I work very hard to write my patterns so they are easy to understand. I get lots of emails, and especially the reviews of my books say that my patterns are very easy to follow. When I write patterns I'm always thinking about how I can make each and every phrase understandable. Rewording a sentence can make a world of difference, as I'm sure some of you know.
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one of the most popular crochet books around. Most publishers and designers want 20-25 patterns in a book. I'm the kind of person who believes strongly in the quote, "The more you give, the more you receive." And I don't mean for that to sound like I just want more, so I give more. I really do genuinely care about people and try to make their life easier.
It was really exciting for me to come up with a way to make fitted, flattering crochet garments and accessories without having to go to the trouble of using increases or decreases in my book, Crochet That Fits. I came up with the new term Graduated Stitch Method, which is what makes this so incredibly easy! People all over the world write and praise me for coming up with this method because they are making garments for the first time in their lives. Many of the 5* reviews you can read on Amazon talk so much about my new method of crocheting and say it has changed their lives! Do you know how rewarding that is for me to hear those things? Makes me want to continue. Don't forget to let me know if you have any ideas for hard to find patterns!