So You Want to Be a Crochet Designer? | The BHooked Podcast Episode 42

If you want to become a crochet designer, here’s what you need to know.

Time, patience and persistence are three of the most important ingredients to becoming a crochet designer. Once you have decided on this as a goal, the next step is to design your first project. It doesn’t need to be complicated or intricate – it only requires that you create something without the direction from others!

Today’s Guest

I’m joined by, Lorene, from Cre8tion Crochet, and she is here to share her personal story and so many tips with you about becoming a designer. She has experience in online and physical publication and she doesn’t hold back any information!

You’ll Learn

  • About Lorene and how she developed from aspiring designer to published crochet designer.
  • Where to find inspiration from when developing a new design.
  • How to handle creative block and imposter syndrome.
  • Different ways to have your designs published.
  • The process of design submission to magazines.

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Lorene!

Links & Resources

@cre8tioncrochet on Instagram and Twitter; @crochetedcre8tions on Facebook

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23 thoughts on “So You Want to Be a Crochet Designer? | The BHooked Podcast Episode 42

  • Michelle

    I would LOVE to be a designer, part time. It would be a lovely addition to my life. Wonderful podcast Brittany, keep up the great work!

  • Bonnie C.

    I am currently crocheting as a hobby; however, I would like to become a tech editor and eventually design my very own patterns one day. Thank you for another wonderful episode! I love your podcast!

  • Another fantastic episode Brittney! I’d love to enter the giveaway for the Year in Crochet subscription. My creative goal is to make a full time living from crochet as a designer, blogger and tech editor. I’m determined to keep going and have creativity in my life every day!!

  • Allison B

    I crochet as a hobby, as way to relax and unwind, and I want to make gifts for my family and friends. But I’d love to let go and be more creative and create a design or two of my own! I admire that you can just pick up a hook and yarn and start designing without any direction!!

  • I would like to get out of my comfort zone of Doll making and begin making garments. I wrote a small Amigurumi pattern so I can’t imagine designing a garment and help would be great!

  • Candi Oldfield

    I am looking to work more on seeing a design all the way through but I am intrigued in the idea of trying out the tech editing angle as well.

  • I’m wanting to spend more time in 2018 designing knit and crochet projects on my blog. I hadn’t thought to try to pursue being a published designer but it’s on my radar now thanks to Lorene.

  • I would one days love to be a designer. I am still very much a beginner and am still getting to grips with patterns and stitches, but already I love the freedom and creativity crochet offers. Every project teaches me something new!

  • Joy

    I would love to be a positive influencer in the crochet industry. I’d love to be a designer that creates items that others look at and ‘just have to make!’. I also love technical editing and pattern testing for others.

  • Josie Moore

    I loved all of the information that you provided. I have started on making some of my own designs. I began by noticing that a pattern that I was working on just wasn’t what I wanted so I would change it, on the fly, to become what I wanted it to be. My goals is to be able to have a business selling my designs. Because I suffer from Fibromyalgia I realized that designing is the best way for me. Thanks again.

  • Thank you so much for sharing today’s podcast. I would love to win the giveaway, but I never really thought about how far I wanted to go in crochet. I have designed and made things using the various stitches and skills I’ve learned along the way. I share those things and patterns with family and friends. I think I will remain a hobbyist as far as crochet goes. I enjoy learning and making new things especially following along on YouTube videos. This is a lazy and accurate way to learn by following along. I’m content to do that, so I guess I’m destined to be a hobbyist in crochet.
    Thanks once again and Happy holidays??
    Kathy B. (Fairylady0227)

  • Angie

    After crocheting for so many years, making my own designs and getting so many great comments and feedback, its time to take it global. I just invested in some templates for my deigns and have started to write them in a way that, hopefully, will work for my fellow crocheters….its that a word? LOL I do aspire to design for the masses and grow a business that will support me and my family.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Ida Williamson

    I would like to be a maker and possibly future designer. I enjoy finding a yarn and turning it into a garment or accessory – especially those created for family and friends. Being creative makes me happy.

  • I’m a crochet designer and blogger over at Salty Pearl Crochet. My big dream is to be published in a crochet magazine this coming year, and I hope to publish a book someday!

    I just wanted to add that I’ve been a beta tester for Lorene’s Cre8tion Business Academy, and it has absolutely been the driving factor in the growth of my blog! I’ve grown so much as a crochet designer in the year I’ve been working with Lorene and the lovely ladies there. <3 I'm looking forward to seeing more faces to support in the group soon!

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