Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fall Fashion Blog Hop - Day 3 - Step in Line Gloves

Hi Everyone 

Welcome to Day 3 of the Fall Fashion Blog Hop! Today's  PDF is my very own Step in Line Gloves. 

EDIT: we have now hopped to the next blog, and my code has expired, but I'm keeping up the links. 

Need a quick recap - Click here to be taken to E'Claire Makery - and our wonderful Blog Hop Hostess has explained it all! 

The Step in Line Gloves are made 'amigurumi style' – as a spiral, with increases and invisible decreases. This could be a good introduction to these techniques for someone who wants to try amigurumi but has so far found it a bit daunting. Gloves are made in one piece, cuff up. They first appeared in Issue 44 of Crochet Now Magazine, and there are options for both US and UK terms, 

Missed a day, or maybe want to just grab all 32 patterns now? Click the image below to purchase them all now! 

Once again, thanks for being here and joining in the Hop!

Happy Crocheting,


Saturday, July 18, 2020

the Pattern Shop

OK, I'm re writing this post, because I'm not exactly sure what what I'm doing right now.

Currently my patterns are for sale on Ravelry, LoveCrafts and some on Etsy. While I am a big fan of Ravelry, I can't ignore the fact that their new updates have made the site inaccessible to many. So while I will keep patterns there for those who still prefer their platform, I'm also investigating Payhip and Ribblr as new venues. 

If you click on the pattern shop button you will now be taken to a list of venues for you to choose from. If  pattern is unavailable on a particular platform, please let me know - it takes time to upload to all! 

Happy Crocheting,


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Summer Vibes Blog Hop - Tropical Leaf Cushion

Today is my day for the Blog Hop!

Please note- Discount code has now Expired, but the post will stay up to link back to the Summer Vibes Blog Hop

For the next 24 hours - from the time this blog post goes live, you can grab the Tropical Leaf Cushion for Free! The ever-popular tropical monstera leaf will add a summery. Palm Spring Vibe to any home.


Thanks, and Enjoy, Emma. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Share the Link - a few thoughts on free patterns.

Free patterns. Free patterns and their distribution.

I have free patterns, and I'd say most designers have at least one.

Sometimes they are released as a taster - get a feel for the designers writing style. Sometimes they are a designers first foray into writing and they don't feel like they are ready to charge. Sometimes it's just free for a limited time. Sometimes the designers are paid by another party (like a yarn company)  Or paid in another way - the advertising or 'click' revenue they receive. Maybe it's none of those reasons, but whatever it is, the designer or still owns the copyright and distribution rights to it. (if a third party has paid the designer for the pattern, the ownership may be transferred, but the following still applies.)

Ownership and distribution rights. What does that mean? It means you can't copy or redistribute the pattern anywhere, which includes digitally. Uploading the file to another location is the same thing as redistributing. You might think that you are doing the designer a favour, by getting their name out there, but you aren't. Exposure isn't a legitimate currency - it *can* be a nice added bonus, but it shouldn't be the motivating force.

So what can you do? Share the Link! Copy and paste the URL. (That's the web address - www. etc) If there is a share button on a blog post, that is fine too. You wouldn't copy and paste this whole blog post if you wanted to share it - too much work! You would copy the link and share that! Same goes for patterns, it's actually the least amount of work - and, at the end of the day - the legal way to share.

Yep, legal way. Designers aren't being precious, they just want to fairly stand up for their legal rights.

Share the Link!

Designers do want their patterns to be shared, and made, and enjoyed.

Do you like free patterns - you might enjoy these! Click the link to be taken to the blog post, and share the link with a friend! And for what it's worth - I'm not a lawyer :)

Wind rose Heart

Chunky Hexies

Blueberry washcloth

Denimberry Washcloth

Strawberry Fields Beanie 

Big Circle Granny

Thistle Beanie

Summer Vibes Wall Hanging 

Thank you for reading today! Do you have a favourite pattern? Share the link with me in the comments. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

My year in designing.

Now we're all comfortably in 2017, past the hectic craziness of the festive season, I thought it would be a good time to look back at my pattern year that was. I released five crochet patterns, which are available to buy from Etsy, Ravelry and a few via Craftsy and LoveKnitting.  I also have a few new freebie tutorials published on this blog!

I welcomed my 4th son into the world in May, so blogging had taken a back seat, I did however release a Easter pattern and baby bonnet- both designed with my new son in mind!

Both these patterns were originally released on my old blog, and in August I decided a revamp was totally in order. I'm not a personal or lifestyle blogger, and in fact do more 'mircoblogging' via instagram

So this blog- Emma Wilkinson designs came into existence. My old blog is still there, as it has a lot of content I'm quite proud of.

Shortly after I published the 'crochet club bag' A t shirt yarn bag that can be made in next to no time. I made a short youtube video to explain one of the stitches used.

I rounded out the year with a fun play item- fairy bread- to co-incide with international fairy bread day! And a Christmas pattern- Peppermitts- fingerless gloves.

Working with a new baby, not to mention three other kids, does make designing a challenge, but it's been a challenge that makes me very happy to take on.

My most popular item (maybe because it's been available the longest) is the Starburst Square, and I've got two follow up patterns which I hope can be just as fun!

My goals for 2017 are to have 12 new patterns available. I've found - like most things, you get more efficient over time, so I do feel like it's more than achievable. 

You can look forward to seeing as Valentine's pattern, a fairybread spin off, some chunky clutches, and a little tweaking of the photography! 

For more regular updates, don't forget to find me on instagram or facebook! 


Thursday, August 11, 2016


Hello and Welcome to my new blog!

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My name is Emma and I have been blogging on and off since 2009. I opened an Etsy shop in 2011, and started publishing my own crochet patterns in 2015. In 2016 I decided to streamline all my online personas into a single brand - Emma Wilkinson Designs. except on Instagram, you can find me as emma_crochets over there!

I live in the North Western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, with my family of six. You can also find me teaching crochet classes in the area.

My old blog was How to Crochet a Heart ( Which began in 2012. You can find most of my old posts over there, although I will be transporting a few of my favourite posts over here.

I've been out of the blogging world for a while, so it might take a while for it all to come back to me!

Here, I'll be sharing designs and patterns (crochet) and hopefully more!

Thanks for stopping by.