Friday, April 25, 2014

Selling Patterns on Craftsy

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As you all know I recently started selling my crochet patterns on Etsy. However, I now discovered that I can sell them on Craftsy as well, with the benefit of listing my patterns for free! And here is how:

In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.

2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.

3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!

4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!


  1. Craftsy is great. That's where I learned how to knit on one of their classes. Wish you the best success.
    xx Beca

  2. I'm so glad for you that you are set up with Craftsy. I am sure your patterns will be popular. I am still getting to know craftsy, and love browsing on there.

  3. P.S. How do I look up your patterns, do you have a shop name?

    1. Thank you! The link to my pattern shop on Craftsy is below, though I haven't added many patterns yet. I have lots of ideas for new projects, but very little time to work on them. Spring and summer is very busy time for me.

  4. Thank you for this valuable information Olga .. so glad you have not closed your blog .. I love your patterns!
    Pat xx Sunshine and a Sewing Basket blog