It recently occurred to me that, while I was rushing around trying to get the Stars Aligned pattern ready and published, I never took a moment to talk about my the How I Wonder Afghan block which I published only days before on Ravelry.
I adore this pattern. It is very special to me. Not just for it’s aesthetic appeal, but for the extra effort I put into the actual pattern document.
You see, it’s very hard to sell creative content. And I don’t mean it’s hard to find someone to buy it. That’s a completely different topic. What I’m talking about is offering up your little creation, putting a dollar sign on it, and telling people it’s worth them paying you.
So I decided I would make sure it was worth every penny. I want you to be confident that every time you purchase a Polly Plum pattern you are getting exceptional quality, not just from a unique and original design, but from the instructions that get you there. Patterns should be more than simply accurate and clear, they should be enjoyable.
How I Wonder includes three PDF file versions of the full pattern. The first is a full photo tutorial with step by step photos and instructions for the star stitch and detailed photos and instructions of every round. The second file is a text version of the complete pattern that has just one photo of the finished block with the intent of being easy on your printer’s ink.
Then, I got to thinking of you left-handed folk. I’ve heard of righties teaching lefties to crochet by sitting face-to-face and having them mirror the movements. So I thought, wouldn’t it be simple to mirror all of my images and make a left-handed version of the photo tutorials? So I did. I also edited the pattern to use more generic terminology than left/right. So far I’ve gotten a good response from the left-handed and I genuinely hope it is helpful.
I’m positive you’ll love this design and the instructions. You can count on every future Polly Plum pattern, be it free or paid, to be given as much care and to not only meet the same standard, but to continue to raise the bar.