Crochet Hooks

Interesting Experiment: Costs to Produce a Pattern

A very interesting experiment is taking place in the knitting world: Shannon Okey (professional knitting designer, author, indie book publisher) plans to release a new pattern every single week of the year AND provide complete, transparent documentation of the total cost of producing these patterns from every conceivable angle. I think she’s going to come … Read more

Money from Affiliate Programs

Crochet Business: The Truth about Affiliate Programs

Recently I’ve seen several crochet websites and blogs promote the virtues of affiliate programs. Affiliate programs have long been a staple component of the “Internet entrepreneur” or “make money online” or “niche marketing” businesses. But many crocheters may not have a clear idea of what affiliate programs are and whether or not they can be … Read more

2013 Crochet Business Mastermind Groups

2013 Crochet Business Mastermind Groups: Join Now!

We had such great success with our trial Crochet Business Mastermind Group in 2012 (despite the busy holiday season!) that we are now ready to open up groups for 2013. What Is a Mastermind Group? A mastermind group coordinates the knowledge and effort of two or more people working together toward a definite purpose, as … Read more

Starry Night

Crocheters Are Intelligent, not Stupid or Ignorant

I was recently part of an online discussion with a crochet designer friend that left me completely flummoxed and outraged. Why? Because of a comment made to this designer by a publisher. Go grab a relaxing beverage to sip while you read this. You’re going to need it. You’ll probably be as upset as I … Read more