Vector Charting for Crochet
Crochet charts are a valuable tool for makers. They help crocheters visualise their stitches and are international in recognition, eliminating much of the UK/US crochet translation that can effect sales.
Adding a chart to your designs will broaden their appeal to buyers and are a key element in making your designs stand out from other designers.
However, it can be difficult to find someone to make charts for you. Without the standardised way of working stitches that enables knitters to automate much of their chart making, crochet charts need to be drawn manually. Hiring a graphic designer or chart maker can be an expensive investment for a pattern of low value, with large motif charts often costing £200+ to design.
This course will teach you how to design your own crochet charts in a vector illustration programme (Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape required). We will cover an overview of both programmes, creating your own stitches, working in layers, how to craft a row-based chart, how to create motif charts using polar grids, exporting for use and much more.
This course can be bought individually for £75 or as part of our Self Publishing Bundle with Photographing Your Makes, Lay Out and Design and Developing a Stylesheet for £250. To get the discount, simply add all 4 courses to your checkout.
This course is available to work through at your own pace, watch and rewatch the content whenever you like. On purchase you'll be invited to join our special facebook group if you wish to ask questions or discuss the content.
- Why Use Vectors
- Overview of Adobe Illustrator
- Overview of Inkscape
- Charting Conventions
- Charting Workflow
- Building a Row by Row Chart
- Working in Rounds
- Exporting for Publication
You will need to purchase Stitchin Crochet Pro font separately.
You can view a sample of the course here.
Kat Goldin is a professional photographer whose photos have appeared in Mollie Makes, the Guardian, Ideal Home, Simply Crochet. She has photographed multiple books for Kyle Books and is the Crochet Project's Art Director and handles all of the charting and layout for The Crochet Project's books and individual patterns.
All of our patterns are sized from XS to 5X. We also include guidance within our patterns for altering to fit different body shapes. And if that's not enough, check out our free guide to making garments that fit.Download Our Free Guide →
Charted & Written Patterns
We included charts and written instructions in all our patterns. Unsure about reading a chart? No worries. Check out our guide.How to Read Crochet Chart →
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