Saturday, October 29, 2011

CroPatWriMo - Crochet Pattern Writing Month

My best friend participates in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) nearly every year, attempting to write 1600 words every day in the month of November. I recently learned November is also NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), write a blog post every day for a month. Local groups of writers participating in NaNo host write-in events in coffee shops and libraries all over town, nearly every day of the month. I have am planning to tag along with my friend to as many as I can to work on writing up crochet patterns (away from the distractions of home and kids).

My goal is to write out (or finish writing) one pattern every day during the month of November. At a bare minimum at least one pattern every two days, perhaps sketching out new ideas in my notebook on days the kids do not let me sit at a computer. I am working up a list of 30 patterns I would like to write out, keeping them small. There are various things I have created over the years laying about the house which should really be written up. I am counting each small piece in the playsets I have made for my kids and gifts as a separate pattern.

As a budding crochet designer I want to have a stash of patterns to start submitting to magazines. By the end of the month I might even have a book worth of patterns to try to get published, someday. I think I can do it, after all last September I completed 30 UFOs in 30 day! To get myself off to a great start, I am starting an online Pattern Writing Class on Monday! Now to make my list of 30 and do my homework for the class...


  1. Wow, I am tired just thinking about your 30 patterns lol. What a great and ambitious goal. If I hadn't already exhausted myself with Blogtoberfest, I might join you in your CroPatWriMo challenge. Good luck!!!!

  2. You go honey bunny.

  3. Hello Laurinda!
    Great that you join the crochet contest, I wish you success! You are a hard working and creative woman!
    Hoping you have a great weekend!