Crafty Monday: How do you start to design your own patterns?

I’m still fairly new to the world of crochet and knitting. I’d really like to be able to start designing my own amigurumi patterns so that I can sell my finished projects without getting in trouble with anyone for copyright infringement.

Does anyone have any advice as to how to get used to designing from scratch? How did you learn to design your own patterns if you do?

I’m sure other people around the web who are just starting out have the same types of questions, so any feedback would be appreciated!

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Tea Stitch Markers
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  1. tattiscuties says: Reply

    I find that to design your own patterns you need to
    a) be comfortable with amigurumi basics – tight single crochet, working in a spiral, assembling all the parts – you seem to know how to do all of those
    b) come up with your own unique character – do a quick sketch
    c) translate your idea into yarn.

    a way to start is simply changing a very basic pattern like the amigurumi dude http://crochetme.com/amigurumi-dude

    hope this kind of helps…

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