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Writing a Book—a Personal Experience. What’s new

First, I’ve added “My Book” to main menu and set up the categories to keep the posts organized:

  • Helpful Links (whatever links I’ll find helpful or worth remembering related to the subject)
  • Entering (referring to my first venture in book publishing)
  • Writing a Book (everything related to writing a book: crochet patterns, charts, title, cover copy, etc.) 
  • Publishing a Book (figuring out the different publishing activities and concerns and writing about my publishing experience)


On top of that I can proudly report a bit of progress: I’ve solved my old tough problem – find a professional crochet charts software. Once I realized that this software should be vector based then it was obvious that I was looking for a subset of Adobe Illustrator’s functionality (or Corel Draw or Inkscape (free one) or similar vector graphics application). So the name of “professional crochet symbols software” is Adobe Illustrator and I really have no idea why it took me so long to figure it out and I’ve spent hours to draw my charts (just don’t ask me which application I’ve used before LOL). And once you pass first learning bumps and got comfortable with Ai tools – it really takes minutes to draw the charts like these ones.


Pin Base


Seriously. It took me less than 2 days to watch video lessons and create my own library of crochet symbols. I’ll post great helpful links and tips how to get started late this week.


And to celebrate this “outstanding” event :о), I’ve turned this first flower chart into Dewdrop Flower Pin free pattern, which I’ll list just in few. Stay tuned.

6 Responses to Writing a Book—a Personal Experience. What’s new

  1. 1
    Novi says:

    I love to read your journey of writing this crochet book, Mrs. Alla :). As a writer of children books, a knitter and crocheter, I’m very interested with your work now.

    And thanks for sharing about adobe ilustrator, I think I will try it :)

  2. 2
    judy orrego says:

    i love everything u do,and your book is gonna be the best. xoxoxo

  3. 3
    Ayesha says:

    I too adore your creations they’re always so delightful X) best wishes with your book!

  4. 4
    Natalia says:

    This is quite an interesting subject. I broke my head thinking what software to use to create crochet patterns. All I could find looked very ugly. Your pattern looks very neat and professional. I can’t wait to start. Please, share your tips later on.

  5. 5
    vicali says:

    gracias por el diagrama es claro y seguro su libro va ser un éxito, bendiciones

  6. 6
    vicali says:

    hermoso pin, gracias por compartirlo

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