May 2022 Summary

A summary of patterns published in May along with some personal anecdotes.

I find it really strange that I have only published 3 patterns this month! In my first year of designing I averaged a new pattern every 2.5 days!

It was an unsustainable pace, especially now that I have added the mosaic crochet option to all of my patterns.

However, it was not a slow month for me!

YouTube Monetization

I put a lot of focus on my YouTube channel and have finally reached the level of being able to earn ad revenue on my channel!

I have been adding 130 different language subtitles to each video and have done about 30 of my 70 videos.

New Patterns

May Cat

The first pattern I published this month was May Cat.

If you had the eBook you got an update and didn’t have to purchase anything extra.

The next cat square will be published on June 1.

Dream A Dream

The next pattern I published was Dream A Dream.

It is a center-out square and I created a full video walk-thru for both techniques.

I started using my squares for a cardigan but haven’t finished yet.

Namaste Mandala

My third new pattern for this month was Namaste Mandala.

It is such a peaceful design; I knew it would be well received.

And, spoiler alert, the floral design in the corners will be it’s own pattern soon! (see Garden Mandala)

New Videos

Sonic Screwdriver

In May I finished publishing a 4-part video series for the interlocking crochet version of Sonic Screwdriver.

I haven’t decided which of my Doctor Who patterns to do next on YouTube.

SC Border Tutorial

I put up a short tutorial showing how to add the sc border to an interlocking crochet project.

GoldieLux Support Video

And I created a support video for the interlocking crochet version of my newly updated repeatable GoldieLux pattern.

I turned my bulky-weight samples into a cardigan! It may be hot here today but it could snow again in 3 months so a cardigan is always a good project for me.

Tutorial 10

I also did a live video tutorial using my newly updated Interlocking Crochet Tutorial 10 pattern. Part 2 of the video was recorded before uploading for better video quality.

This was the photo PDF I created 2 years ago, only I had some pretty embarrassing mistakes in it. It has now been updated and you can get your free PDF directly from my website and you can watch the first half of the square being crocheted on YouTube.

In Conclusion

To summarize May, I was busy even though I only published 3 patterns this month.

Best Sellers

Namaste Mandala” was my bestseller this month (no surprise there) and “Dream A Dream” did well too. Tied for third place, “Bubbles the Sea Turtle” and “Double Wedding Rings” were the surprising ones for me!

However, as I type this blog entry I have received a few more emails notifying me of purchases and they are all for “Double Wedding Rings“! Someone must have shared their work-in-progress on this WIP Wednesday, thank you for that!

I am nearly ready to get that pattern updated with the center-out instructions for each technique.

We also managed to plant a huge garden. So between watering the garden, normal household duties, and all my crochet projects, I didn’t notice how quickly May was speeding along! Thank you for everyone’s patience and I promise I will have more patterns soon!