Building a Style Sheet
Customers enjoy patterns that are well written and contain all the information they need to prepare to make and to make the item. Consistent writing is key to customer retention as people will return again and again to designers whose pattern writing they like.
Creating and maintaining your own brand style sheet is fundamental to creating quality patterns that are consistent even if you are the only author, but crucial if you work collaboratively. A good style sheet will cover both the technical and the editorial style of you patterns.
Style sheets save tech editors' time, which saves you money. A tech editor can check your work against your style sheet rather than having to ask you which your preference is on any writing discrepancies. They also reduce pattern writing time as once a decision has been made its recorded for you, ready to be accessed.
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 Charting Crochet Designs for £250. To get the discount, simply add all 4 courses to your checkout.
This course will be taught live for 3 weeks from the 15th of November 2020. After that date, the course will be self-paced.
- Why have a style sheet
- Overview of the main crochet writing styles
- Key features of every good style sheet
- The biggest style sheet time savers
- Working collaboratively and maintaining your style sheet
- You will also be provided with a basic style sheet as a basis for your own.
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
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