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Want to get your original pattern idea in front of a new audience of enthusiastic crocheters? Apply by January 31, 2020 to guest post right here on Make & Do Crew! 

We’re so excited to re-open Make & Do Crew to guest crochet pattern submissions for the upcoming fall 2020 season.

We’re Accepting Guest Designer Patterns for Late Summer/Fall 2020!

Are you a crochet pattern designer? A blogger? Maybe aspire to do both? I’d be thrilled to share your creative take on crochet with the M&DC readers!

Make and Do Crew has grown to exceed my wildest expectations in the last four years and I love having this way to welcome you into the inner folds of the the Crew. Read on below to learn how you can apply to be a guest designer!

Very easy free crochet sweater pattern. Stitch detail showing pattern made from simple treble crochet and half double crochet stitches.

Guest Posting On Make And Do Crew

We’re so excited about your interest in guest posting on MakeAndDoCrew.com. You have your own unique flavor of cro-jo (crochet mojo) and we want the Crew to get to know you through sharing a pattern design!

The application to be a guest designer on Make & Do Crew is open through January 31, 2020. (Patterns are due June 19, 2020.) Get the full scoop and apply below!

In progress boho crochet sweater pattern with fringe. (Lion Brand Cupcake yarn in the color "Coffee Break.")

A little more about what we’re looking for:

• Creative makers with strong pattern writing skills and an ability to deliver beautiful, thoughtful photos. From you, we’ll need a written blog post introducing your pattern, the actual written pattern and 5-10 photos showing the finished project and any tricky steps along the way. You do NOT need to have a massive online following to apply!

• Modern, on-trend and approachable crochet designs focused on wearable garments, accessories and homewares. Beginner to advanced-beginner patterns with clearly photographed tutorials are always well-loved by the Crew. If you’d like more insight into what we like to share here on the blog, poke around the crochet pattern archives and think about how to bring your own voice and aesthetic to what we already know works here.

• Patterns will publish July-November 2020, so consider the fall and early winter season in the US when brainstorming designs.

Four ribbed crochet beanies with fur pom poms laying on a white wood background. Hats in sizes baby-adult.

A little more about what you’ll get:

• The Make & Do Crew audience is an engaged group of crochet-lovers and we know they’ll love you too. With over 450,000 social media followers and 80,000 email subscribers, your pattern will be seen by a new audience of enthusiastic crocheters.

Your guest blog post will include and introduction and closing that discusses you as the designer and links to your online home (blog/Etsy store, etc) and your social profiles. Social posts will tag you and celebrate you as the designer. We want the Crew to get to know you! (You can see some examples of past guest posts here.)

Lion Brand has generously agreed to provide yarn for all guest post projects. Read more on that in the application below. If Lion Brand is interested in creating a kit from your pattern, you will work out the financial details of that agreement separately. (Make & Do Crew will not be involved.)

Beautiful colors of Lion Brand LB Collection Baby Alpaca yarn.

• You retain the rights to sell the pattern in PDF form and license the pattern to yarn companies and print publications. (We really encourage you to offer a PDF version of your pattern so you can make some pattern sales from your guest post!)

• Applications are open world-wide.

• If you have previously guest posted on Make & Do Crew, feel free to apply again.

• If you have previously applied without being accepted, please apply again! We always love to see the progress you’ve made in your photography, design and pattern-writing skills.

Off white crochet sweater made with herringbone double crochet and puff stitches laying in a basket next to balls of Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

Have other specific questions we didn’t answer here? Send a note to [email protected] and Jamie or I will respond asap.

Thanks so much for your interest in applying. I appreciate you sharing your creativity with us. We’ll get back to you by mid-February 2020 to let you know who we’ll have space for later this year.

Please subscribe to our email newsletter below if you’d like to stay in the loop about further opportunities! 

Jess

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52 Comments

  • Rachel
    November 9, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Hey Jessica, I’m so excited about this! I can’t wait to apply!

    Quick question about the form—one of the questions says to upload at least 10 photos of projects or patterns. However, there’s only space for one picture there. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

    Rachel

    Reply
  • Nell
    November 9, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Awww, how sweet and fun. A boy! He’s going to be spoiled and loved on so much by your older girls, I’m sure. Congrats to your whole family. I’m so happy for you.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Haha, I think you’re right. They’re such nurturing kiddos that I think they’ll love having a real baby to take care of. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Mirena
    November 10, 2018 at 1:23 am

    Hi Jess! I don’t design wearables, I am mostly focused on amigurumi, but I just wanted to pop up and say Congratulations!!!!! As a mom of 3 (2 boys and a girl) I want to tell you that boys are amazing in their own special way! Cheers!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Hey Mirena,

      Thank you so much! We’ll have exactly reversed families–I have two girls and now one boy on the way. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Cat
    November 10, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I tried to post earlier but had a glitch.
    Anyway, as far as name for the new guy, maybe, Colton, Seth, Chase or Caleb.
    I won’t be applying for the patterns blog as I don’t keep track. I just do the math and crochet as I go. Everything is meant to be one of a kind for gifts, myself or charity.
    Congratulations!
    Sincerely,
    Cat

    Reply
  • Rose
    November 10, 2018 at 5:25 am

    What great news!Congratulations!

    Reply
  • Bobbie
    November 10, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Hi Jess! I am so happy for you and your family!! What a wonderful gift!! I do not even know how to begin to create a pattern but I just wanted to say congratulations and thank you for the emails and patterns . I am still trying to get the hang of crocheting. I will keep trying , I have learned a lot with your patterns and tutorials . Take care of you!! Put your feet up and crochet!!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Hey Bobbie,

      I like your advice the best! This pregnancy hasn’t allowed for much downtime for me, but I’m hoping there’s some foot-resting and crocheting in my future. 😉

      Jess

      Reply
  • Janice Chrostoski
    November 10, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations!! I lovyour site. You make beautiful patterns. I love getting patterns from you.

    Enjoy your time off.v I think it will be so enjoyable for you. I look forward to seeing the new baby. What have you crochet him?
    Janice

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Hey Janice,

      I’m looking forward to the time off with him as well. I actually haven’t made him a thing yet–I just realized that the other day! I gotta get on that!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Renee Chelsted
    November 10, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Three boys…. like me !! Fantastic !! Congratulations !

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Hey Renee,

      Wow, bless you for being the mom of three boys. 🙂

      I actually have two girls already so this boy will be a whole new adventure for us. Got any advice!?! 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Carol kundo
    November 10, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations !! I think Lionel would be a good name..

    Reply
  • Jessika
    November 10, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Oh Jess, I’m so very happy for you and your hubby and the “big sisters”……I was having some RA achy, tired, silently whining to myself moments before I read your news and I believe it perked me right up! I’ll hope and pray that all goes well for you….which it will – I simply won’t have it any other way lol! I know I speak for a huge bunch of women who want you to take extra good care of yourself and GET PLENTY OF REST!!!!!!
    Thank you Jess for being all that you are – hugs, jessika

    Reply
  • Vivian
    November 10, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations Jess and may your new son be a blessing to your family!
    I raised a son and have four grandsons….each one adds a unique and fun dimension to our family.
    May I suggest one of these names….Andrew, Jackson, Zachary, Marshall, Logan
    God bless,
    Vivian

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:35 am

      Hey Vivian,

      Sounds like you have a lot more experience with boys than me. I have two daughters already and grew up with two sisters. I might need your boy advice, even beyond names! 😉

      Thank you so much!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Diane
    November 10, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Congrats on the new little guy. Name idea: Russell Allen

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:34 am

      You’re the second person with the idea of Russel! It must be a great boy name for 2018. Thank you so much for your suggestion. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Joan
    November 10, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Congratulations! I’ll be thinking of you as I’m also pregnant with #3, a boy, due at the end of February. I only wish I was ready to rock with a good pattern, but maybe you can do this again in the future. (#4 😉) Thanks for continuing to share your awesome blog!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Hey Joan,

      I don’t know how you feel right now, but I’m pretty sure this will be the last time I stretch out my uterus, lol. 🙂

      This third pregnancy feels so much harder than the other two! Has that been your experience too?

      Congratulations!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kathy J.
    November 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Congratulation on your new addition. My daughter is also expecting. She loves the name Cobalt, yes like the color. Her husband says it does not go with there last name, so it is just a suggestion. Luv your designs.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

      What a unique name. I like how strong it sounds. It sounds like a name, even though it does have another connotation with the color.

      Congratulations on your upcoming grand baby!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Patty
    November 10, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Congrats on your news! A snuggly baby boy–so much fun! Thanks for all the yarny inspiration, now go have a cookie and a nap, we have so much to look forward to this spring!

    Reply
  • Sherig
    November 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family. Babies are so exciting. I have always luke the names Victor and Russel they sound strong to me. Hope you like it too.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:32 am

      Thank you so much for the name ideas, Sherig. I like strong names too. It’s funny how I’ve never given much thought to boys names. The pressure is on now!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Patty
    November 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations!!! Wonderful news!!

    Reply
  • Jane
    November 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Congrats Jess!!

    Here are a few suggestions for a name: Jeremy (makes me think of a play-boy), Alex (never met an Alex I haven’t liked), Mark or Marcus (one of my personal favourites), or Daniel (only know one, crushed on him in 1st grade), or Benjamin (all of the Bens I know are either really nice/smart or, in the case of my brother, loves to cuddle). Good luck!

    Reply
  • Audra Granath
    November 10, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Congratulations on your soon to arrive baby boy. Boys are so much fun! I always thought I wanted girls but then I had 2 boys & found how much fun they are & how I’m so Blessed to have them. I’m so glad I had boys. My oldest is Timmy (Timothy) & my youngest is Anthony. My husband is Michael & my grandson is Jayden. Of course those are my favorite names. I’m not sure what your other children’s names are but some other boy names I love are Journey, Sage, River, Nicholas, Storm, Kai & Kamani. Just a few suggestions for you. Have a great day!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:31 am

      Oohh, I really like Kai! I haven’t heard that name much. Thank you for plugging that one in my brain.

      I too am married to a Michael! (And it’s my dad’s name too.) 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Cat
    November 10, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Jess,
    I tried to post yesterday but I must not have followed through some how.
    Since I usually just do the math and the crochet as I go, I don’t write anything down. It’s all for gifts, myself or charities but all are one of a kind.
    I do however, have a few suggestions for names.
    Seth, Chase, Caleb or Collin.
    Congratulations again,
    Cat

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Hey Cat,

      Thanks so much for the name ideas. I actually know a Chase and a Collin in real life and like both of them (which always helps to have a positive association, I think.)

      I really like your name too, BTW. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Sandra
    November 11, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Hi jess
    Congratulations
    How about Stitch!!

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  • Lynn
    November 11, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Boys are a lot of fun! We named ours Finley (Fin for short). It’s now my favorite boy name. Best to you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Hey Lynn,

      How funny, one of the only boy names I’ve heard that stuck in my heart was Fin. And we really considered Finley for one of our previous babies. Sounds like you and I have similar taste in names! 😉

      Jess

      Reply
  • Lynne Stranick
    November 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Congratulations I hope you enjoying a nice cozy afternoon with your family! All the very best to you.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 12, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Thank you so much, Lynne! We’re having some really cozy weather and we’re all enjoying it!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kimberly
    November 12, 2018 at 10:04 am

    The name we always liked for a boy is Brody.

    Congratulations!!!!

    Reply
  • Jessika
    November 12, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    My neighbor just had her first baby in October of this year and named him ‘Nash’…..kind of different…jess

    Reply
  • Katt
    November 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Congrats on going to have a baby boy,i have a name in mind for him .you know nowadays any and almost any name is acceptable and good(maybe). Bit the first thing that entered my brain was Lyon Krew (wonder where that come from lol).I will be with you all as long as I can n ty. .
    Katt

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Haha, I love that take on Crew! 🙂

      It’s so funny because the town I grew up in is named Lyons. That could be some pretty sweet meaning behind the name Lyon, couldn’t it?

      Thanks for your suggestions and happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Alice
    November 13, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations! Our 4th grandchild is due around the same time! I’ve always liked Jason – I think its a really strong name. Friends of our son named their boy Felix. Definitely different and makes me think of a person with loads of spunk and curiosity. Best wishes to you and your family. I hope you have an easy time 🙂

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Hey Alice,

      Congratulations! I think Felix is a pretty sweet name that I haven’t heard a lot. I feel like spunkier boy names are more accepted now than ever before, which just gives us lots more options to mull over! 😉

      Jess

      Reply
  • Needle User
    November 13, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Just throwing out some names . . . . I always thought Kyle was underused , . . . . . easy for a child to learn to spell. Try NOT to use a name that ends with a s or c sound, try this in conjunction with your last name. It will not work for many. I like Timmons, can shorten to Tim. Can never go wrong with James. I was shocked when a baby I know was named Oscar, but I’m used to it now. He has a cousin named Ivan – which I don’t like. I know a sweet 7 year old named Carson. Jeffrey or Geoffrey seem underused. Jackson is SO overused. A friend’s nephew is Thomas, he ended up liking Thomas the Engine stuff – cute to let him tie that in. This same friend received a sheep from me for a house warming gift – he is named “Hank” – get it? The third birth is supposed to be so much easier than the first 2. Hopefully that will be the case for you. Thanks for your patterns!!!

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Haha, I would love if the third was easier than the first two. Thank you for all your name suggestions. Isn’t it funny how some names sound peculiar until you get to know the kiddo and then they just sort of become part of your “name world” and you accept them? I honestly have no idea what this baby will be named, but I’m sure someone will think it’s a weird choice because that’s how all baby names go!

      Thanks for saying hello. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Cat T
    November 13, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Boys are great! Be prepared for non stop excitement. Mother of 2 boys and 1 girl and granma to 6 boys and 2 girls!
    Some of my personal favorite names……Finn, Cooper, Conner
    Congratulations, relax

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Hey Cat,

      Finn is one of my favorite too! How funny. I’m looking forward to seeing the ways this little boy is similar and different to my girls. Thanks for your name suggestions and kind note!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Karen Beckett
    November 18, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Jessica,

    I just wanted to thank you for posting this opportunity. I have been “just starting out” as a crochet design blog sine April of this year and always find a reason why I can’t make my wordpress blog public. Suffering from the jitters I guess or perfectionist tendency. Well, I still have a lot of work to do to get it the way I want it, maybe I will never get there, but it went live tonight. FINALLY!!! All thanks to this post. If nothing else, thank you for the “inspiration” I needed to take the plunge. And thank you for your designs and words of encouragement on your blog, they are a ray of sunshine. Congratulations BTW too :).

    Karen

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Oh, Karen, that’s so awesome! I really understand the fear of making all of it real and putting yourself out there. I still feel that way every time I publish something or do an FB live or something. I think pushing through that fear has been one of the biggest ways M&DC has helped me grow. I hope you find the same with your new site!

      xo

      Jess

      Reply

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