Get the Craftsy Designer Blog Badge

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Fiber Arts and Felting, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments


Hi Craftsy Indie Designers!

As you may know, we’ve recently launched Craftsy Patterns, which is a FREE pattern sales service for indie designers. If you haven’t heard about this fantastic new feature, be sure to check out the pattern sales FAQ for more information.

If you have started to upload your patterns for sale on Craftsy, we’ve got something for you!

It’s a badge that you can embed in your blog’s sidebar to let people know where to find your downloadable PDF patterns.

Posting the badge on your website is easy, just copy and paste the following code, editing the link to point to your own pattern store:

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.craftsy.com/patterns"><img src="http://static-sympoz.s3.amazonaws.com/banners/craftsy_designer_badge.png" height="150" width="150" alt="I'm a Craftsy Designer"></a>

For example, the link to my pattern store is: http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/5885

So I’d change the code to read:

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/5885"><img src="http://static-sympoz.s3.amazonaws.com/banners/craftsy_designer_badge.png" height="150" width="150" alt="I'm a Craftsy Designer"></a>

For Facebook users, you’ll need to right-click on the image, save it to your computer, and link it to your store using the url at the top of your Pattern Store page.

Comments

  1. Carolina says:

    Thanks so much for offering this service to indie designers! I just uploaded three of my patterns and looking forward to uploading more, and interacting with the craftsy community.

  2. Carol Anderson says:

    Not sure if I ask this here or not, but does anyone have the pattern for those wavy scarves that is knit with “2 needles and in 2 hours”? It seems to spiral I think. Thank you.

    1. Mandy says:

      You will find the pattern for those scarfs on the label of the yarn in which it is made in. The yarn is called Red Heart Boutique Sashay. Hope you find it, good luck.
      Mandy

    2. Lizette says:

      Here is a rough guide to how the scarf works, though I don’t have a pattern. C/on lf the amount of stitches that you think you would need, then work side to side, increasing the first stitch of every second row, and decreasing one stitch at the end of that row. It is your choice whether to work stockinette stitch, garter stitch, moss stitch, or… ?
      Keep a note of how you did it, and before you know it, you will have a pattern to sell here on Craftsy. Designer in 2 hours? Would love to know how you got on, and remember, there’s no shame in taking something apart and starting again, but that will almost certainly add onto your 2-hours of knitting.

  3. Monique says:

    Thank you for this blog badge ! :-)

  4. Thank you for the Patterns Store!! I have been wanting to provide my bead patterns for people. I can also put my Free patterns there.

  5. Tina says:

    Thank you so much for the badge – just added it to my blog!

  6. mdm says:

    I sew appreciate the badge and the service..my best t o you all
    mdm samm

  7. Donna says:

    i love your site. I had a friend of mine refer me to you, and have been totalling enjoying the free block of the month. later today I will be signing up for 2 more classes, and am totally geared up for them.
    love it love it love it. :)

  8. Rose says:

    Thanks so much for the button, I’ve just put it on my site! I love Craftsy :)

  9. Got my Badge!!! Thank You, it looks great on my website:-))

  10. Just inserted my badge! Thanks for showing us how to customize it for our own craftsy store! Love it! Love Craftsy!!!

  11. maria escalante-orozco says:

    I LEARN A LOT! THANKS…….!

  12. Terry Chase says:

    Thank you so much for this tip. It’s lovely and so appropriate for wall hangings.

  13. sandra says:

    I love looking at all your stuff .It a great page Love it

  14. HdWench says:

    I have a pattern I want to share, but don’t know how to make a PDF file? Help :-) Please

    :-Dee

    1. Sharon says:

      I do alot of crocheting, & just learned by myself how to do quilting so still kind of new at it basically. I also do beading where I have made necklaces & bracelets but not earrings, but would love to learn how to do that one. I have made other kinds of crafts from before like out of flower pots, Christmas decorations & the list goes on. I don’t know how to make a PDF file for any of this, if any one can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

      1. If you still are looking for pdf help, I left a comment below re: how to make a pdf file.

  15. scottie says:

    am at present doing an applique class and am very slow as i have suffered a stroke,i have quilted for many years and also crochet and knitting and sugarcraft as i only can use one hand and arm so am now attempting sewing again I also would like to learn how to create a PDF file any help appreciated,

  16. Not sure if people already received help in creating PDFs. There are a few ways I use to create PDFs for my patterns/instructions. If you have a newer version of Microsoft Word (I have Word 2010), and you can create your pattern in there, then it is very easy. When you click “Save As,” there is an option to “Save as Type” right below where you name your file. One option is PDF, Select PDF. Then be sure that “optimize for” (below your “Save as Type” selection) is set to “Standard” NOT “minimum size.” If you create patterns in Microsoft Publisher, even older versions allow you to save as PDF. Another free PDF converter I have used a lot in the past is called: PrimoPDF. You can download it for free at CNET, a trusted site. Here is a link to download: http://download.cnet.com/PrimoPDF/3000-18497_4-10264577.html?part=dl-10264577&subj=dl&tag=button

    I hope that helps!
    PS. I import pictures of my pattern pieces into my Word Doc. That is another Help answer… let me know if you need info on that.

  17. Melissa says:

    Just grabbed it, thanks. Crafty Love! best, Meliisa

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  19. Noor-E-Jannat says:

    In Bangladesh we dont get best kind of yarn or threads. How can I get them?

  20. I have a pattern for sale on Craftsy and I’m also a member of the affiliate program. Is it possible to combine these two, and have a link to my pattern store with the affiliate ID embedded?

  21. Beata says:

    Wonderful! I love Craftsy :-)

  22. I do agree with all the ideas you have offered in your post.

    They are very convincing and will certainly work. Still,
    the posts are too quick for newbies. May you please prolong them
    a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  23. arlene jack says:

    How Does She has a giveaway! Contemporary English Over-piping & How To Teach That would be the free classes I’d choose.

  24. Magnetic Badge says:

    I love your crafty patterns. I am almost finish with one pattern.

  25. Bianca says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the badge. I am having trouble copying it. When I paste it to add my pattern store link it does not show up as code. It shows the badge with the following text: ” See more at: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2012/01/get-the-craftsy-designer-blog-badge/#sthash.y6j41YIm.dpuf” ”

    Am not sure what to do with it. Any help you can offer will be great.
    Thanks.

    1. Support says:

      We are happy to help you add a badge to your blog! Simply copy and paste the code, then delete the “see more” text that is auto-appending itself. If you are still experiencing trouble adding the Designer Blog Badge, please try typing out the code instead or please email help@craftsy.com for some additional troubleshooting tips.

      1. Bianca says:

        Thanks so much! Retyping the code did the trick! It looks great!