Become a Crochet Society designer!

25 Aug 2020 0 comments All Posts

Crochet Society needs you!

Hi! I’m Kate and I’m working with Sarah-Jayne of BellaCoco Crochet to put together her monthly crochet subscription box, Crochet Society. Sarah-Jayne is captain of the ship, but I’m helping out behind the scenes with coordinating the designs for the boxes. You can read all about the box here. Every box is full of yarn and goodies, with at least three patterns to choose from.

What we’re looking for from our Crochet Society designer 

That’s where you come in!  We’d love to see your ideas for brand-new patterns to feature in Crochet Society. You can take a look at the kind of patterns we love over on our instagram page here.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • The most important thing is that the patterns are modern and inspiring
  • Each box contains about 100-200g of yarn
  • Over the next year, there’ll be a variety of yarn weights, from 4ply to chunky so total yardage can be anything from 150m to 700m
  • There’s usually at least 2 different colours in each box
  • We try to include a variety of projects in each box – toys, accessories, homewares etc.
  • Our subscribers are mostly beginner to intermediate level crocheters. However, don’t let that hold you back – every pattern is supported with a tutorial video from Sarah-Jayne so she can explain any new techniques.

We have a plan for yarns for the next 12 months or so but it’s currently top-secret so I can’t include it on this email! But if you submit your ideas within these limits, I can match you to a box that will work for your pattern.

Payment & support

It should go without saying but we do of course pay for patterns featured in the box. Fees start at £100, depending on the complexity of the project. As a designer, you’ll also get the box you’re featured in. We supply the yarn and we cover tech editing and photography.

6 months after publication, rights will revert to you and you will be able to put your pattern on your blog, Etsy, Ravelry etc. Your sample remains your property but we will hold on to it for a while in case we get pattern queries or for display at shows.

How to submit

Your submission should include a sketch, swatch and accompanying paragraph describing your idea. The submission should be presented as a PDF document, with your name and email address on every page. Please also tell us where we can find more examples of your work – a link to your blog, instagram page or Ravelry profile would be perfect. To make sure that I can easily share your ideas with Sarah-Jayne please make sure all the information about your idea is on the PDF, not in the body of the email.
You can send in as many submissions as you like, but please create a separate PDF for each idea.
Important: Please name each PDF in the following format – YourName_PatternName_CS21.pdf
Send your submissions to me by email at: kate.heppell@practicalpublishing.co.uk

Deadline

I’m going to be commissioning on an ongoing basis, so this is an open-ended invitation but I’m aiming to have the next batch of patterns commissioned in the next couple of weeks so if you have any immediate ideas, please send them over to me by 7th September.

Could you be a Crochet Society designer? I can’t wait to see your ideas. Happy hooking!

Kate x

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