Graphic support for crochet designers

13.Mar.24 / Kirsten Ballering

Crochet diagrams and graphics

Throughout my design career, I've made hundreds of crochet diagrams and graphics. Not only for my own patterns and publications but also for printed books and YARN bookazine. I make crochet diagrams from scratch based on my created stitch library. Because I'm not using pre-programmed crochet charting software, pretty much anything is possible. Not only in terms of fonts, colours, shapes and sizes but also when it comes to displaying stitches or adding inserts or texts to help crocheters understand the chart.

I also made my fair share of graphics. They help convey essential clues that might be hard to capture on camera (or that you've simply forgotten to photograph when you had the chance - I've been there). Small graphics, big tutorials, I've made them all!

How can we work together?

I work on an hourly basis. The amount of time I spend on a chart mostly depends on the difficulty and size of the pattern. A guideline is that a simple chart (think granny blanket with a border, small mandalas of 10-15 rounds) takes around 1-2 hours. Complex patterns (hoop-sized mandalas, Clothing) can take up to much more. Please note that I am not a technical editor. While it's definitely possible I will spot issues when charting, it's not my core business.

I preferably work from sketched diagrams or graphics, as that shows me how you envision the image and eliminates the need for me to figure out the diagram from text (thus reducing time spent). When you contact me, we can discuss an estimate for the work you want me to do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them.


Upon payment for the charts, I'll waive copyright and any other rights to the charts and graphics I made for you. Simply said, you can do with them as you please, and no need to credit me in a footnote. All I ask is that if anybody asks you how you made those awesome charts, you refer them back to me 😉.

Does this resonate with you? Great! Simply send me an email on with your pattern and we can discuss your project.

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