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Good luck to everyone!
Upcoming Submission Calls
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Crochet Now - July-Aug 2019 (Jan 25)
Today I’m looking for submissions for issues 43 (on sale 13th June), 44 (11th July) and 45 (8th August) of Crochet Now, and the deadline for finished projects will be 2nd April 2019.
I’m looking for a collection of patterns for all levels. Every issue we need to include all of the below items, with the majority of patterns aimed for the advanced beginner/intermediate crocheter. Advanced/complex patterns and beginner friendly are also considered. I want to see your submissions for:
-blankets and throws
-scarves, cowls and shawls
-garments (including poncho’s, cardigans, pullovers)
-children/baby items (clothes and accessories)
-cushions and other home decor
Anything using interesting or different stitches outside of standard crochet will definitely be welcomed! A vast part of the Crochet Now audience consider themselves to be intermediate crocheters so that is something to keep in mind.
Please ensure your submissions are with me by 9am UK time on 25th January 2019 for consideration. I aim to have responded to all emails by 1st February, successful or not.
CN43 - DAYTRIPPING
Who needs a trip abroad when the British Isles have so much to offer in the summer? This issue we’d love to see summery projects, from garment and wraps, to accessories and homewares fit for a holiday by the sea or staycation here in the UK. What about a pretty picnic blanket too? Bring colourful English flowers against a backdrop of beaches and sky, and don’t forget the 2019 Pantone colour of the year - Coral
CN44 - BUILDING BLOCKS
Combine blocks of colour in fun, fresh ways to create bright and beautiful makes. We’d love to see garments, blankets, accessories and homewares which respond to this brief. This issue will be on sale in July so think of summer makes and accessories.
This issue will also include a yarn kit - I am looking for alternative designs, so let me know if you want a design challenge
CN45 - RIVIERA
Summery crochet inspired by the French Riviera, picking up blues, white, and complementary shades. Use cotton to explore loose shapes and lightweight layers. Think beyond this to to scarves, shawls, bags, hats and other accessories. Toys and home makes are a must - summer themed, loosely riviera, is fine
Deadline: The deadline for submissions will be 9am UK time on 25th January 2019. We aim to acknowledge all designs when received and get back to you shortly after this deadline (within a week). Deadlines for finished samples and patterns will be agreed with the designer at the time of commission. We aim to be flexible and realistic with deadlines.
yarnpeople - Issue 3 | Cables (Jan 31)
Motif: Cables (both knit and crochet)
Theme: Collaboration | Cooperation
We are willing to consider a design from any season in knit and crochet (or both!).
1) Small: gloves, hats, socks, scarves, shawls
2) Medium: scarves, shawls, wraps
3) Large: garments and blankets
(Please note: if you are submitting a knit garment design, please consider submitting a smaller item as well.)
Submission Deadline: 31 Jan 2019
Decision by: Beginning of Feb 2019
Issue 3 will be published by the end of May 2019
Compensation/Support: Payment for accepted patterns is $50 and up, depending on size, complexity, and whether the design has been previously published. yarnpeople provides tech editing for both new and previously published patterns, and testing for new patterns. The designer is responsible for photography, charts, schematics, etc.
Rights: Rights belong to yarnpeople e-zine for the current issue (three months) and then revert to shared when the next issue is published.
Submission Requirements: Submit sketches, swatches, and/or photos of your design.
Send to: Fill out the submission form here.
Brief Description: yarnpeople is an e-zine focused on intentional inclusion, featuring designers with a diversity of identity, life experiences, skills, and geography. We are specifically looking to include designers and models we don’t often see in other media: DoC (Designers of Colour), designers from/living in places outside of the US and UK, male designers, gender-queer designers, etc. Unless otherwise noted, we always accept both knit and crochet patterns.
Your Crochet and Knitting Magazine - Issue 10, Summer 2019 (Jan 31)
Your Crochet and Knitting is a kit-based magazine, which comes with a bumper pack of yarn in every issue. All the projects we commission will be made in this yarn, using the needles and hook provided. The magazine is aimed at beginners or those who are returning to crochet and knitting after a break, so quick, simple projects are the order of the day. No stranded colourwork please (although slip-stitch patterns are fine).
You can see our projects so far and how far the kit yarn can go here…
We are taking submissions for issue 10, which will be on sale in Summer 2019.
Issue 10: Summer pastels
You can find our mood board for the issue here:
This issue’s kit comprises 8 balls of 4-ply yarn plus yarn:
1 each in black, white, grey, gold, coral, peach, lilac and turquoise - see the pinterest board for images of the shades.
Each ball of yarn is 66m.
Crochet: Toys, blankets, decorations/homewares, baby gifts, women’s accessories
Knit: Baby garments & accessories, women’s accessories, decorations/homewares, toys, blankets
IMPORTANT: All projects must be worked on 3.5mm straight knitting needles or a 3mm crochet hook.
The deadline for submissions is 9am UK time on Thursday 31st January for issue 10.
Knotions - Spring and Summer 2019 (Feb 1 and later dates)
May Issue - Launching April 27th. This is a transitional month so think things that are easy to put on and take off, or lighter weight so you can use it as a warming layer when you need it.
The May issue will be a flower issue! Here are a couple ideas but please don’t just think of these - I’d love to see what else you have in mind!
These next three are in the hottest part of the summer (northern hemisphere), so think tank tops, short sleeve tops and airy shawls or socks/footies made with lighter-weight yarns. Plant-based fibers such as cotton, linen, hemp, soy or bamboo are great ideas for this season (either alone or blended with an animal fiber). Non-garments such as blankets, bags, wall decor and toys are always welcome!
June Issue - Launching May 18th. I’m looking for designs with a color blocking theme (think big swathes of color, dip-dyeing or intarsia…as opposed to stranded). This is a great way to tie Knotions designs to the current trend of dyeing!
July Issue - Launching June 29th.
August Issue - Launching July 27th. This is our annual tutorial issue so we want just a few small projects that include motifs in fun ways. Think diamonds on a shawl, squares on a bag or free-form on a tank top. These are just a few options and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
If you’re a US submitter
- You send your pattern to Knotions (just like before)
- You mail your FO to the photographer
- Due date is Feb 1st for the May issue - but we accept starting today so the sooner the better. And the due dates are every month thereafter.
- The photographer will have it for about 6 weeks and then MAIL IT BACK TO YOU
- Once you receive it, it’s yours to keep
If you’re a non-US submitter
- You send your pattern to Knotions by Feb 1st for the July Issue. (This is much earlier than it’s been in the past)
- We tech edit it (just like before), and once you approve it, it goes out to a sample knitter to make the item to be photographed.
- The photographer will have it for about 6 weeks and then MAIL IT BACK TO THE SAMPLE KNITTER
- You’ll still be responsible for the other things - pattern support and promotion are the 2 big things.
knitscene - Accents Vol. 2: Luxurious Layers (Feb 6)
KNITSCENE ACCENTS VOL. 2: LUXURIOUS LAYERS
In 2019, knitscene Accents Vol. 2 is exploring luxurious layering accessories. We’re looking for big, wrappable pieces like shawls, slankets, afghans, ruanas, and ponchos. Think of the big wrap you snuggle with on the couch or the ideal office layer that makes you feel like you’re in pajamas all day.
We’re looking for cable accents, cool stitch patterns (like brioche), and basic colorwork accents like stripes.
The color palette will be neutrals, purples, blues, pinks, and reds.
Each issue of knitscene offers a cohesive collection of designs organized around a strong narrative thread. A knitscene design is modern, smart, a little unusual & a bridge from easy to intermediate knitting.
But most of all, we want to see what you’re excited about. For tips and specific requirements, please review the contributor and submission guidelines.
Sarah Rothberg, Editor
Deadline for submissions received: Feb. 6, 2019
Deadline for accepted patterns and samples: April 4, 2019
Interweave Crochet - Winter 2020 (Feb 13)
For the Winter 2020 issue of Interweave Crochet, we are looking for stylish, cozy, and warm designs.
Each issue of Interweave Crochet offers a cohesive collection of designs organized around a theme. Consider the themes below as prompts; let them serve as a way to get thinking. For tips and specific requirements, please review the contributor and submission guidelines: https://www.interweave.com/interweave-crochet-magazine/.
Sara Dudek, Editor
Submission call with links to mood boards:
There are links to our Pinterest mood boards in the submission call pdf and also here:
Red and White:
Gifts from the Heart:
Deadline for submissions received: March 19, 2019
Interweave Knits - Winter 2020 (Feb 13)
Submission Themes: For the Winter 2020 issue of Interweave Knits, we are looking for brilliant colors to combat the gloominess of the gray, cold months. Pull inspiration from the natural world in wintertime, where you find occasional pops of color, or in the artificial world and bright lights of the city. This issue is about bringing joy and energy to our winters through the colors of our knitting yarn, so use that idea to contrast the snow falling outside. Sweaters and accessories large and small that shine in the harsh season are perfect for this issue.
Remember, a Knits design is one that challenges, educates, and excites the knitter, but for which the pattern is efficient and practical. Each issue of Interweave Knits offers a cohesive collection of designs organized around a strong narrative thread. Consider the themes below as prompts; let them serve as a way to get thinking. But most of all, I want to see what you’re excited about.
Submissions due Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Samples and patterns due Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Kelbourne Woolens - Summer 2019 (Feb 18)
We’re in the frigid depths of winter in Philadelphia, so naturally, it got us thinking about warmer climates and crochet!
At Kelbourne Woolens, we think summer and crochet go together like peanut butter and jelly. Crochet works up quickly and beautifully using lighter weight yarns and natural fibers, is a versatile medium, invites color play, and is especially appealing for summer garments, accessories, and home decor.
This year we are launching our first crochet collection just in time for the summer solstice. This collection is a platform for all crochet designers, but particularly for those from underrepresented communities. To be very clear, we are asking designers both new and established from the BIPOC community to contribute to this collection.
We’ve created a Pinterest mood board to spark and inspire your creativity. As you’ll see this collection should capture a care-free, feminine vibe. We’re looking for women’s wear tanks, vests, camisoles, dresses, skirt, and any light and breezy layer you think pairs well with summer living. For accessories, we’re always partial to shawls and stoles, but we’d also like to see bags of all shapes and sizes. Have some fun with home decor—pillows, wall hangings, rugs, trivets, and even a crocheted cactus or succulent are desired for this collection.
Which techniques excite you? How does tapestry crochet work in a bag or pillow? Or does a funky and fun Tunisian crochet shawl tickle your fancy? Tell us! We want to know!
When thinking about your design consider the following Kelbourne Woolens yarns and their color palettes:
Perennial (60% superwash Merino, 25% Suri alpaca, 15% nylon; 497 yds (454 meters) / 100 gram skein)
Recommended gauge: 28-36 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Recommended hook size: B-1 - D-3 (2.25-3.25 mm)
Mojave (60% cotton, 40% linen; 185 yds (169 meters) / 50 gram skein)
Recommend gauge: 22-24 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Recommended hook size: US 4-6 (3.5 - 4 mm)
For bags, home decor, or toys, please consider:
Germantown (100% N. American Wool , 4-ply ; 220 yds / 100 gram skein) Made in the U.S.A.
Recommended gauge: 16-20 sts = 4” (10 cm)
Recommended hook size: G-6 - I-9 (4-5.5 mm)
Swatching in KW yarn is not required for submissions.
We are accepting digital submissions for Crochet Summer ‘19 at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should including the following for consideration:
- A written description of the design, including all techniques, stitches, and construction details
- A clear photograph or photographs of your swatch
- A detailed sketch of your intended design
- A schematic with all measurements and sizes (if applicable)
- A recommended Kelbourne Woolens yarn
- Your legal name, print name and preferred pronouns (if applicable or desired), mailing address, email address, and any applicable social accounts (i.e. Ravelry, Instagram)
Submissions due: February 18, 2019
Samples and patterns due: April 9, 2019
Knit Picks - Luxury Knits, Fall 2019 (Feb 18)
Submission Themes: Knit Picks is looking for designs for a 10-16 pattern collection to be released in late fall 2019, featuring patterns in luxury yarns. Knit Picks has chosen yarns & color palette for this collection, please see our mood board for list of yarns and inspirational images and colors. For this particular collection, we are looking for knit patterns.
Brief Description: Treat yourself (and your needles!) to projects featuring our most luxurious yarns. This collection will feature simple projects, classic silhouettes, with the addition of simple lace and other textural accents to show off these gorgeous fibers. All of these garments can be worn from office to date night dinners with ease and will quickly become wardrobe staples.
Deadline: February 18, 2019
Knit Pal - Knit and Crochet Socks and Shawls, Collegiate Kits (Feb 28)
KnitPal is looking for knit and crochet patterns of Socks and Shawls. The patterns will be part of collegiate knitting kits - color coordinated to reach college students, alumni, college football fans and their affiliations.
The patterns should have a style that is fun, edgy, and stand out. The knitted items are for women and men to wear while tailgating, on game days, or gift on important occasions, to express their love for the school and the sports.
KnitPal suggests you choose the colors of the team with the largest fan base such as University of Michigan, Ohio State University., Texas A&M University, The University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, University of Tennessee, Pen State University, then the University of Texas at Austin, University of Georgia, and the University of Nebraska.
Note: Designs should use a college football team color scheme only. No copyrighted and trademarked content such as logos, mascot, abbreviations should be featured.
- Proposals by end of Feb, 2019. Early proposals are highly appreciated
- KnitPal responds to proposals not longer than 2 weeks
- Yarn shipped to Designers within one week once the proposals are approved.
- The submissions with 3-4 weeks if possible
- The compensation occurs not more than 4 weeks once the submission is complete.
Addicted to Sock Knitting e-zine - Issue 17 (Mar 1)
I am accepting sock pattern submissions for Issue 17, due by March 1.
This is a global e-zine, so patterns for any season are accepted year-round.
Patterns must be submitted in pdf format with several magazine quality pictures included. Please contact me for an example of what I would like the pdf to look like. I would also like a separate doc of all links used in the pattern as I have to manually link all the links and it is much easier to copy and paste the link as well as one image of the sock from the pattern to use in advertising. You may include a link to your website or Ravelry shop within the pattern.
Fee: $50 per pattern when the issue has published.
Patterns remain the property of Addicted to Sock Knitting until the next issue comes out.
Contact me, Debra Garner, at email@example.com
Yurika New Pattern Sales Site (Ongoing)
Call for Designers - My name is Yurika, and I have been working on a new pattern site for the past six months (I build ECommerce sites for businesses as part of my dayjob in media and communications) where I hope to sell crochet and knitting patterns. This site will be launching under a separate brand name by end July/early August.. (so not under my Fiber Quest title).
At the moment, I am putting together a list of initial designers who would be interested in selling their patterns on the site from day one.
I am looking for a very specific aesthetic (modern and clean, with a fresh approach to crafting), as I want to create a curated space. Think Hipster / boho chic / trendy / urban / young…
Sweet Paprika Designs - Yarn Support (Ongoing)
Hello designers! My name is Debbie, and I run Sweet Paprika Designs together with my sister Elizabeth. We create luxurious hand-dyed yarns in our studio in Montreal, which are available online through our own website and in person through our retailers across Canada.
We are interested in both knit and crochet designs.
Compensation/Support/Rights: Sweet Paprika will provide the agreed upon yarn to the designer. The designer will be responsible for all aspects of self-publishing their pattern, within the agreed upon timeframe. The designer will retain full rights to their pattern. Sweet Paprika will request use of the designer’s images for promotional purposes.
Submission Requirements: Please submit your proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should include a sketch, swatch, description of the project, and yarn requirements. Please also include links to your Ravelry page, website, etc.
Knitcircus Yarns ~ Yarn Support Program (Ongoing)
Knitcircus Studio creates hand-dyed Gradient, Impressionist Gradient, Speckled Handpaint and Semi-Solid Merino-based yarns in cake sizes 50-150g, and Matching Socks Sets in Small, Medium and Large. We are interested in working with designers by providing traditional yarn support for your patterns.
We don’t have specific theme or deadline requirements; we want to work with you to enhance your vision and match it with the perfect yarn and dye technique. The only requirement we have is that the pattern use exclusively Knitcircus Yarn and does not call for using stash yarn/other company’s yarn along with our yarn to obtain the desired result. You may list other suggested yarns in the pattern, but the knitter/crocheter must be able to successfully complete the project using Knitcircus Yarn in off-the-shelf quantities.
If you wish to design a pattern using Knitcircus yarn, please contact email@example.com (please not through Ravmessages) to communicate your idea, yarn needs and timeline and we will be happy to work with you.
We will provide the yarn for your project and will publicize the finished project in tandem with your release date on social media, and may create a kit for sale on our webstore, directing customers to purchase the pattern directly from you or your publication. If you wholesale your patterns, please let us know so we can purchase them for sale in our online and brick-and-mortar store.
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