Ever thought about crochet designing? Then this is your sign

Let me tell you a story about my own crochet design journey. Because it wasn’t instant success!

It took me 9 designs and almost 3 years when my design journey finally took off! 

Que to my pivotal moment. The moment it all changed for me… 

I recall this moment so vividly, like it was yesterday. I even have a notebook entry of this moment, as I felt THIS. WAS. IT. This would change my whole career! (and it did) 

It was when I read the book All The Light We Cannot See. Even when I was halfway through this book, I already had 3-4 new design ideas. The ideas came to me faster than I could write them down… (a HUGE sign you’re onto something life changing!)

I was SO inspired and it gave me so much clarity on my design direction: on the stitches I was going to use, the colors, the yarns, the shapes and the project types. It all came together when I read that book. 

With that book as inspiration I designed the Hotel of Bees shawl. I don’t want to brag about it, but just to give you a taste of what’s possible for you, this shawl has sold almost 10.000 copies and is still selling today (I released it in 2016). 

And ever since, and this is no lie, ALL of my designs have landed in the Ravelry top 5. I sold thousands of patterns and I can finally design with fun and ease, because I know exactly what my design options are and what I truly love. 

Ever since I started designing with a clear and unique crochet design style, it all came together for me and my career took off. I even got a major deal with the big yarn company Scheepjes and more collaboration requests than I could say yes to. 

Moreover, because my design style was so clear, I gained a loyal following, because they love what I love and know what to expect of me. Having return customers is the key to success for any crochet designer who doesn’t want to rely on having one best-seller. 

If you struggle with finding your design voice. If you feel like crochet design is overwhelming and complicated. If you feel like you haven’t reached your true designer potential. If you want 2024 to be the year where your design career really takes off (even if you don’t know how to design yet). If crochet designing is calling to you again and again (or maybe you just got that spark from this post), I have something exciting for you! 

Join the challenge to find your unique crochet design style

I want to invite you to join the challenge to Find your unique crochet design style! NO previous crochet design experience needed…

It starts on April 8 and is totally free! There will be 5 short and sweet audios that will drop daily so even if you don’t have a lot of time, this challenge is for you! I will host it in a Facebook group full of like minded crochet design friends. We had a lot of fun last time, so you really don’t want to miss this. 

If this is calling you, sign up through the link below and you will receive all the juicy details in your inbox.


PS:When you subscribed to the challenge, make sure to pop into the Facebook group and say hello! I’d love to see you there 🙂