Over at WeCrochet we are planning our May and June collection for 2023! There are two opportunities for submission and all details are below. Keep reading to the bottom of this post to see more information about submission dates, rates, yarn support and other important information.
May Submission Call-Tanks & Tees
Rolling down the street on your cruiser bike heading out for your daily errands, enjoying the summer sunshine. This is the image we want to create with this collection of crochet tees and tanks. Projects should be lightweight to keep you cool and have a style that will last for years to come. Garments should be able to be paired with shorts or jeans.
For this collection we are looking for 5 garments that are worthy of being summer staples. We want these to be tops that the maker will go to again and again throughout the summer. Garments should be wearable and not too delicate.
This call is for crochet designs only.
June Submission Call-Nautical Drift
Picture yourself sailing on a private yacht with the wind blowing through your hair and the salt water gently spraying at your face all while you are shaded from the sun with these beautiful light weight summer projects.
For this collection we are looking for 5 patterns that are worthy of taking on a yacht trip, or at least evoking that feeling. We will be looking mostly for garments but would consider a bag or summer hat as well.
This call is for crochet designs only.
- Submission Deadline: November 17, 2022
- Notification of Acceptance: November 23, 2022
- Finished Pattern Due: December 16, 2022
$200-500 (depending on design) per pattern. Our preference is to purchase the pattern outright as an exclusive on the crochet.com website. WeCrochet will crochet the samples and will provide yarn support for designers to crochet their own version of the pattern. WeCrochet will also photograph all samples and designers will be able to use these photographs for their own promotions. WeCrochet will provide tech edits and the final pattern layout. WeCrochet reserves the right to change pattern names and requested yarn from the designer to fit our collection.
NOTE: there is a new process for submissions, see below for more information.
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One-page submission, complete with:
- Detailed pattern information
- Suggest yarn
- Sketch of the design
- Sizes included
- Designer bio/contact information
- If the pattern has a stitch pattern other than solid colored single or double crochet, please include a photograph of a swatch of the stitch pattern on the one-page submission
While swatches do not need to be in suggested yarn, we do suggest a solid, neutral color similar to the intended finished project so we can get a better feel for your pattern.
Include all relevant information on one page. Due to high volume, submissions not in this format may not be accepted.
Patterns cannot have been already published elsewhere. Please do not submit completed patterns. Our intended projects and themes are shown on the inspiration boards. Please keep these in mind when putting together your submission.
Send your submission via the correct Google Form below. Please keep your file size to under 5MB (there are several free websites to reduce file sizes if needed) as anything larger will bounce.
May 2023-Tees and Tanks Submission: https://forms.gle/3qZPnv2SHHviNNGA9
June 2023-Nautical Drift Submission: https://forms.gle/djWkLCcNu1EMGeUc6
For yarn support, designers must have a US, Canada, Australia, or UK mailing address. If you do not live in one of these countries you will need to have a shipping address in one of those countries for us to ship to and then facilitate shipping to yourself.
Patterns will be exclusive to the WeCrochet/crochet.com website. Designers are welcome to submit more than one pattern idea but each submission must be a separate document. Payments will be made electronically.
Submissions will be accepted through November 17, 2022; designers will be notified of final decisions by November 23, 2022 at the latest. Finished patterns will be due by December 16, 2022. Any other questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.