Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am working only as a tech editor for the foreseeable future. I can check patterns for designers and publishers but not for private individuals.

Please use the contact page if you would like further details.

Thanks you. Claire

Knitting Pattern Writing and Editing Services

Crochet Pattern Writing and Editing Services

Technical Editor for Knitting and Crochet

Yarn companies – working from your samples and measurements, I can write a pattern collection in your house style, I also offer maths checking and editing on first or final proof patterns

Designers – if you’re working towards a season collection or to a publishing deadline, I can work from your samples or finished garments to write instructions, or maths check and edit your patterns

Magazines – instructions maths checked and edited, also patterns rewritten in your editorial style

Book publishers – technical editing on knitting and crochet patterns on first or final layout, or pattern writing support for your authors


  • 30 years working in the knitwear and needlecraft industries
  • Hayfield (UK yarn company): writing and tech editing knitting and crochet patterns for men, women, children and babies, also home items
  • DMC (UK): charting cross stitch and needlepoint from artwork, and designing  embroidery
  • Self-publish a range of knitting and crochet patterns
  • Author of knitting and crochet books, working with craft publishers FW Media (David & Charles)
  • Magazines including part-works
  • Teaching knitting and crochet design and pattern writing

Knitting & Crochet Pattern Writing and Editing Services

  • clear, concise instructions from one size to multiple sizes
  • maths checking & tech editing
  • converting from UK to US crochet terms, and vice versa

Technical Editor for Knitting and Crochet

  • maths checking
  • yarn amounts
  • inclusion of all information in clear, concise text
  • proficiency in a wide range of knitting techniques including cables, lace, entrelac, modular knitting, intarsia
  • proficiency in a wide range of crochet techniques including motifs, lace, colour patterns, texture stitches

Fees: Per hour or batches by negotiation.

Please contact me for a schedule of fees, or for a quote, or to discuss your requirements in the strictest confidence. Examples of knitting and crochet patterns available on request.

Please note, this is not a design service, or a sample garment knitting service, nor are the services available for private individuals.