Creating beautiful things with crochet has been a part of me since learning to crochet as a little girl.
I’ve ‘made things up’ over the years but didn’t realize until about a decade ago – I was really DESIGNING!
I just didn’t have the mechanics or understanding about all of things that go with true designing early on.
I started writing out (in long hand) some of my ideas as a teenager and into my adult life but was not fully aware
of all the technical aspects of writing a pattern.
Crochet inventing took a back seat during a 15-year period when my children were small, and I was working – just not enough time and not enough energy to be creative. I did make things but followed patterns. However, in
the last 10-12 years my creativity has blossomed. I’ve learned more about how to write patterns technically correct. I’ve learned to draw the schematics for those patterns, and I’ve enjoyed the thrill of getting a few of those ideas published. Now my goal is to write and publish a booklet of my own.
With all the advantages of the internet 😊, a website of my own and the ability to have a ‘virtual store’ in
places like Ravelry, Etsy even Amazon and Etsy – the only obstacle is me getting it done. There in lies the rub – ME making the time, having the focus and getting it done.
If anyone out there has gone through this process and has helpful advice- please email me or post a comment below.
Here’s to a new adventure. Stayed tuned…
(BELOW: schematics and blocks I've used in some of my classes)
Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.