Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My work in Inside Crochet magazine

A couple of months ago, Inside Crochet magazine ran a toy design competition with one of the prizes being the chance to have your pattern published in the magazine. Of course, I couldn't ignore that opportunity, so picked up my hook and got busy.

Some terrible sketches and a fair bit of trial and error later, I finished my puppy dog amigurumi and settled on the name 'Pepper'. Then I wrote up the pattern, took some photos, emailed them off to the magazine, and crossed my fingers.

A few weeks ago, I received an email telling me that Pepper the Puppy had been selected as a runner-up and they wanted to publish the pattern in a future issue of the magazine. I had a mad few days, sending my ami off to be photographed, reworking the pattern to fit the magazine's submission guidelines, and emailing it along with a contract to the editor, Claire. (The deadline fell when I was on holiday, so I wanted to get everything done before I went away.)

Today my contributor's copy of issue 20 popped through my letter box, and here is Pepper in the winners gallery -

I really can't wait to see my published pattern (but I suppose I'll just have to!).


  1. That's lovely! He is gorgeous. Very neat crochet, wish I could do that. Love your work. Martina x

  2. Congrats sweetie, he's a cutie! x

  3. That's brilliant well done. Pepper is so cute :o))

    {Dab and a dash.}