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CFF Craft-Along 2022

Join the 5th annual Carolina FiberFest
Craft-Along!

Submissions for the 2022 Craft Along are closed – thank you for your interest! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter if you are interested in submitting for 2023!

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Designers Wanted for 2022

The Carolina FiberFest (CFF) is looking for previously unpublished patterns to be donated for the 2022 CFF Craft-Along. We will select 1 crochet and 1 knit pattern.

Submission of a design proposal shall be considered an agreement to all terms stated in this submission form.

We are looking for:

  • A pattern that feels approachable for newer knitters and crocheters.
  • A pattern that would be appropriate for hand dyed or hand spun yarns. 
  • An original pattern that has not been previously published.  
  • Preference will be given to patterns that can be completed with no more than 1 skein or 100g of yarn.

If chosen, your pattern would be available for download on the Carolina FiberFest website as a free pattern between October 2021 and March 27, 2022.  We will remove the pattern from the CFF website by March 27, 2022, but will gladly promote a link to your website (and the pattern).

Timeline:

May 15, 2021

Submit proposal by email

June 15, 2021

Designers will be notified of selection

July 1, 2021

Draft pattern submitted to Board for test knitting/crocheting

August 1, 2021

Board testing comments submitted to designer

September 1, 2021

Final tech edited and tested pattern submitted 

October 2021

Pattern will be posted on Carolina FiberFest website

March 13, 2022

Designer may make pattern available for FREE download on Ravelry or other website.

March 27, 2022

Pattern rights revert to designer, pattern download will be removed from Carolina FiberFest website.

Additional information:

  • Test knitting/crocheting – An initial pattern draft must be submitted to CFF for test knitting or crocheting by deadline indicated.  Members of the Board, or persons selected by the Board, will test knit or crochet the pattern and will communicate corrections or suggestions to the designer within a reasonable amount of time prior to the final submission deadline.  The designer may also use additional testers of their choosing, if those testers agree to keep the pattern and resulting product confidential until the pattern is made available on the CFF website.


  • Tech editing – Pattern must be professionally tech edited prior to final submission deadline.  CFF will reimburse designer the actual cost of tech editing, up to $75, upon submission of a receipt or invoice from the tech editor.  Obtaining tech editing services is the responsibility of the designer, but CFF may be able to assist in locating a tech editor if needed.


  • Photos – Photos of finished objects resulting from test knitting/crocheting by the CFF Board, or those chosen by the Board, will be used for promotional purposes, and, if requested, will also be made available for the designer’s use.


  • Designer profile – At the time of the final submission, please submit a short bio written in the third person to be used on the CFF website.  You may also submit a photo of yourself, but that is not required.

 

Tips and Suggestions:

  • When writing your pattern, please use standard abbreviations.
  • When choosing a name for your design:
    • Choose a name that is distinct, interesting, memorable and stands out.
    • Choose a name that crafters can proudly call out when asked what they are working on.
    • Check to see if the name already exists for a design.  Check Ravelry, Etsy, Google etc.  Duplicate names make it harder for people to find your design or link to it.    
    • If the name you want is already in use, think about variations or synonyms.

Questions regarding submission guidelines may be directed to Susan@carolinafiberfest.org

To submit your proposal please complete and submit the following form: 

2020 Featured Patterns

Unexpectedly Angular

Unexpectedly Angular

The crochet pattern, Unexpectedly Angular, was designed by Connie Lee Lynch. The pattern embraces the natural lean of crochet stitches to create a fun and unique cowl. Written for fingering weight, it can be crocheted in various yarn weights, and is adjustable for size as well.

Tiger Owl Pattern

Tiger Owl

The knit pattern, Tiger Owl, was designed by Greg Cohoon. Using a stitch pattern that evokes thoughts of the Tiger Owl (aka Great Horned Owl) common in North Carolina, the pattern is written for sport weight yarn, but is adaptable to other weights as well as height and circumference.

Patterns are available for download from Ravelry!

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Meet Greg Cohoon:
AKA KnittingDaddy

Tiger Owl Designer

My name is Greg Cohoon. I live in Greensboro, NC with my wife and daughter. I love being a dad, and our family ends up on all sorts of adventures as my wife and I nurture our daughter’s interests. My professional background is in software engineering and my day job is as a software architect for a large financial institution. Outside of work, I love to follow baseball. I attend as many minor league games as I can fit in — primarily the Greensboro Grasshoppers, but I also manage to visit other nearby teams. One thing I love about baseball is that it’s easy to enjoy the game while knitting.

Meet Connie Lee Lynch:
aka CrochEtCetera

Unexpectedly Angular Designer

I was born and raised in Arkansas, in the countryside outside of a small rural town. I grew up surrounded by nature and often feel most at home when I’m walking alone down a wooded trail even today. Much of my design inspiration comes from the colors and shapes I see in nature and other scenery around me, from flowers and rocks to the flow of water down a stream to shrouded mountains in the distance. I also find inspiration in the classroom, though! Many of my designs, including Unexpectedly Angular, begin with a question from a student, such as, “Why are my stitches leaning?” and develop from our explorations from there. 

Previous Craft-Along Patterns

Knit or crochet one of our previous craft-along patterns, bring it to Carolina FiberFest 2022 and we’ll give you a button from the appropriate year while they last!

2022
Coming Soon

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2020 Unexpectedly Angular Cowl

Unexpectedly Angular

2020
Tiger Owl Cowl

Tiger Owl Pattern

2019
Carolina Chevron Cowl

2019 FiberFriends Shawl

Fiber-Friends-Shawl

2018
Spring Drops Cowl

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