Has the moment come to take the leap and start your own indie business? Has your craft always been a hobby, but you just know you’ve got what it takes to make it hustle? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite resources to help you along the way - from crafting your brand to how to create knitting and crochet patterns

Craft your own brand

Level with yourself and map out what you want from your new business venture. What’s unique about your business? How can you describe it? Who is your target audience? These are all great questions to ask yourself before you start on your small business journey. 

This handy worksheet is a great place to start. This worksheet will help you define your goals, set your image and get you thinking about all those important questions!

Advice is good!

Last year, Merion and Jamie from the LoveCrafts Show talked to four fabulous indie designers about how they crafted their businesses, and what advice they have for people doing the same.  Listen in for loads of GREAT advice!

Don’t forget the knitty gritty! 

Sizing your patterns for garments

It’s all in the sizing when it comes to creating and selling your patterns. This handy chart from the Craft Yarn Council is great to help you understand how to take measurements. They also have some fabulous resources on sizing for different age groups and bodies. 

Selling your patterns

If you’re a knitting or crochet designer, or you’re creating embroidery or cross stitch patterns, you might want to sell your designs on LoveCrafts! Here’s our designer handbook with all the details you need for setting it up!

Some more useful resources

  • How to read a knitting pattern

    How to read a knitting pattern

  • Design your perfect handmade capsule wardrobe!

    Design your perfect handmade capsule wardrobe!

  • How to take scroll-stopping Instagram photos

    How to take scroll-stopping Instagram photos

  • Garments that work for you: fitting, feel-good, and wearable

    Garments that work for you: fitting, feel-good, and wearable

  • Everything you need to know about copyright and originality in knitting

    Everything you need to know about copyright and originality in knitting

  • How to write, design and publish your knitting patterns

    How to write, design and publish your knitting patterns