Hello From Kay's Crochet Patterns
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:52 PM
My name is Kay and I have been crocheting off and on for 35 years. Yikes! My grandma taught me when I was 10.
With my first grandbabies coming this year, I started crocheting again and rekindled my love and passion for crocheting.
My daughters and I make the patterns and baby blankets together and donate many of them to charity. In order to buy more supplies we decided to sell the patterns and finished blankets.
I am also a free lance writer so I I have also started publishing my crochet patterns on Nook and Kindle. I love to help other people that maybe are not familiar with self publishing etc.
We just got our website up and running. Still needs a lot more put on it but if you see any errors please tell me.
Many of our fleece blanket patterns use the Skip Stitch blade to make the crochet holes in the edges. We also sell the skip stitch blades.
Most of our patterns are very quick, easy and fun to make.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:04 PM
I still like using the Quick Stitch Blade too though. The Edgerydoo doesn't replace it, just adds another option. In fact, I just ordered a new Quick Stitch blade from your site, as I don't know what I've done with mine and your price looks pretty reasonable. Crazy to have so many craft items you lose track of one! I'm not as organized as I wish I was.
Hope you like the forum. I have been gone for a while but trying to get back to crochet after surgery on my elbow last year. Maybe a few crochet borders on fleece blankets will make an easy transition back to it! I'll look forward to receiving my new QS blade from you. BTW have you thought about carrying the other sizes of QS blades for flannel and lacings? I could probably use one of the #2 blades for flannel. In Florida, fleece is sometimes too much. Flannel offers a lighter-weight option. The #2 blades make smaller holes closer together than the Original.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ [B]Debra Kay
Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:42 AM
Sorry for the late reply but I was on my first vacation in over 7 years.
I have found uploading my crochet patterns on Nook to be MUCH easier than Kindle. Stay away from Smashwords as it can really mess up your Amazon sales.
Remember you really do not need to put your patterns in apple format because they can still view it with the kindle or nook version.
My number one tip for publishing on Kindle and Nook is to always type your pattern/ebook into Microsoft word 2003. This is also what Kindle recommends. For some reason that old version of word translates best to uploading your e patterns.
Once you have it in word you just upload on the Nook "add a title" page. It will also have you upload the cover. Then it will convert it to epub for you. Honestly its much easier than Kindle.
For my larger e-books for Kindle I pay a wonderful man to format it for me. He also adds in all the legal talk, table of content etc. Its usually around 20.00 so well worth it to have your pattern look good. For small single patterns I just do it myself. He is at everythingindie.com
I will have to go fix that link in my blog! A friend of mine had her FB shut down for doing a giveaway without the app that they want everyone to use so be careful. If you search thru older posts there is more about self publishing.
I do not put mine in print because I find that e versions are much more successful. Most want to be able to read it on their nook or kindle so they can take the pattern with them. Others like the computer version so they can print it themselves.
My nook crochet patterns are outselling my Kindle right now so be sure and get yours on there!
I looked at your Etsy store. Love your patterns!! Okay I have a bunch of tips that you can do to your Etsy store to get more views but I will wait to see if you want them. Some get upset when I recommend what to do and others love it. So I tread carefully now
Thanks so much for your order! I normally do sell the blade for flannel but I am out of them right now. I will be reordering them this week. I have a couple of the big ribbon blades but I haven't tried them yet.
I have seen the edgerydoo but it seemed a little too complicated for me? I will have to look again.