Why I’m Inviting Guest Bloggers?
The end of 2018 was my first time opening my blog to guest bloggers and designers. I was getting reading to leave on my third military deployment and I decided to use my platform as a place for others to share their makes.
I’ve been inviting guest bloggers & crochet designers to contribute ever since. I’ve accepted guest blogs from crocheters in all areas of their crochet journey & with all levels of experience.
To be a designer or blogger here, it doesn’t matter if you have your own blog or never blogged before. Everyone’s idea is welcome here. We all have something to teach and share.
Want to know what I’m looking for from a guest blogger or designer? Read all the deets below. It will tell you everything including what types of blog posts & designs I’m looking for. You’ll find information about how to contact me & what to include in your application.
Share your Creativity with a New Audience!
Your guest blog post will include an introduction and closing that discusses you as the designer and links to your online home (blog/Etsy store, etc) and one social profile. Social posts will tag you and celebrate you as the designer. I want my followers to get to know you!
Your pattern|blog post will be seen by a new audience of crocheters. I want my audience here to see all your amazing skills, patterns, and more. Let them discover other talented designers, bloggers, and makers in our community.
I will share your blog post or pattern on all my social media platforms (Facebook, Facebook group, and Instagram), and Pinterest. I also share it with my newsletter for maximum promotion.
You retain the rights to sell the pattern in PDF form and license the pattern to yarn companies and print publications.
What Am I Looking For?
- Crochet Tutorials
- Crochet Stitches
- Tutorials on weaving in ends
- Tutorials on reading crochet patterns and charts
- Tutorials on assembling crochet garments made in multiple pieces
- Any crochet technique
- Crochet Stitch Anatomy
- Tutorials & information about crochet hooks
- Tutorials about crochet garments (How-To)
- Tunisian Crochet Stitches
- Tunisian Crochet How-To
- Blocking Tips and How-To
But don’t limit yourself to these, when applying pick a topic that interests you. You are more than welcome to share our tutorials in video form. If you’ve already published on your Youtube channel, this is a great opportunity to share your video and get more view opportunities.
- Length requirements: 1000 words (that might seem long, but important for search engine reasons)
- Keyword: Must have a clear keyword
- High-quality photos
I’m accepting all kinds of crochet patterns, for any occasion. The pattern should be your original pattern, with some uniqueness. Preferably something that’s “typical” for you & shows off your style.
I’ll need a written blog post introducing your pattern, the actual written pattern, 5-10 photos showing the finished project, and any tricky steps along the way.
Modern, on-trend and approachable crochet designs focused on wearable garments, accessories, and homewares.
- Crochet patterns should be tested by at least 1-2 testers.
- Keyword: Must have a clear keyword
- 5-10 High-quality photos
If you contribute with a crochet pattern, the rights to your pattern will stay yours. You will be able to offer it as a premium PDF & sell it on your preferred platform (Etsy, Love Crochet, Ravelry, etc.).
Sounds like fun?
To become a crochet guest blogger or designer: Please fill out this form.
Give me as much detail as possible. Share your website address & social media profiles.
Don’t have a website? Just an Etsy shop or your social media. Don’t hesitate to send a submission, I might accept your application anyway.
After reviewing your submission I’ll send you an email. If it’s accepted I’ll send you a possible date & we’ll agree on a schedule. Now it’s up to you to produce & deliver your guest post.
Then I’ll schedule it to the blog for publishing & make our co-branded pictures & video to share on social media.
When I publish a guest bloggers blog post I share those blog posts on social media as much as possible & I expect you to do the same. Treat it like you would when publishing to your own blog.
Questions? How can you Contact me?
If you have questions or a blog post idea not mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact me & we’ll talk.
Apply to become a crochet guest blogger|designer now!
Thanks for taking the time to apply to be a guest designer|blogger on Desamour Designs. I appreciate you sharing your creativity with me and my audience.