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Photo © Keller + Keller from Crochet One-Skein Wonders.
The Noodles Toddler Beanie was designed by Sandy Scoville.

Dear Fiber Friend,

This is an invitation to contribute to the next book in our One-Skein Wonders series: 101 Little Crochet One-Skein Wonders

As you can see, this time we’re devoting the book to crocheted projects for babies and children. Whether new or experienced, crocheters love making items for babies and young children and are always searching for more patterns. We invite you to submit designs for the following:
  • Accessories (hats, mittens, socks)
  • Blankets and throws of all sorts (crib blankets, bath towels, changing pads)
  • Clothing items (sweaters, footed pajamas, diaper covers)
  • Toys (stuffed animals, teething rings, rattles)
  • Items for moms (nursing shawls, diaper bags, photo album covers) — maybe even something for dads!
The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2014. See the Submissions Checklist below for information on how to format your submission and where to send materials. We are pleased to be able to offer $101 for each of the 101 patterns selected
 
We are looking for projects that use a wide range of yarn, from thread to laceweight to chunky, from cotton to wool to silk and other fibers. Each pattern should use only one skein of your favorite yarn. 

If your pattern is selected, we will send you a letter of agreement asking for the one-time right to include it in our publication. We will give you credit for your work, including complete information about your business, if applicable; and, of course, you will be one of the first to receive a complimentary copy of the new book.

We’re hoping that you will want to be part of our next one-skein book and look forward to hearing from you!
 
With best wishes,
 
Gwen Steege, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Storey Publishing 
Judith Durant, One-Skein Wonders Series Editor 
Edie Eckman, Editor 
 
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Submitting your Design: Step-by-Step

  1. Download and complete your project submission form. The form includes both personal and pattern-related information. Download the form here [.rtf text document; 9 KB].
  2. Package your physical application materials. This package must include:
    • Completed item
    • Pattern charts, if necessary
    • Yarn band from the skein of yarn you used
    • Self-addressed stamped envelope, large enough and with adequate postage to accommodate the return of your project(s)
  3. Mail the physical application materials to the address below. We must receive the completed item and all other submission materials by September 15, 2014
  4. Mail or email the project submission form to the address below. You can either send in your submission on a CD or flash drive with your physical application materials, or you can email it directly to Storey at oneskeinseries@storey.com. We must receive the completed submission form by September 15, 2014.
Mailing Address
Gwen Steege / Melinda Sheehan
Storey Publishing
210 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247

Email Address
oneskeinseries@storey.com
  • All patterns must be original.
  • We regret that we cannot return items that are not selected unless you include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission.
  • The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2014.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of yarn can I use?
We prefer to receive projects using yarns that are currently available to most consumers. As long as the yarn is similar in style and weight to an available commercial yarn, however, your project may be acceptable. Please remember that these projects must be made from only one skein of yarn. Using parts of multiple skeins to make one full skein does not count.

Can I use another type of yarn for embellishments?
The main project must be made with just one skein of yarn. Using scrap yarn or thread for small embellishments, such as eyes on a baby toy, however, is fine.
 
Can I use plastic eyes/buttons/wooden handles/etc. on my project?
You may use any notions or other supplies that are essential to the creation of the finished project.
 
Does it have to be a completely new pattern? Or, can it be something that I’m already selling online or in my shop?
It can be either a unique design that you’ve already developed and sold in a shop or online, or it can be something completely new developed just for this book. 
 
Can I submit more than one design?
You may submit as many patterns as you would like, but we do require separate paperwork for each of your entries.
 
Do I need to submit the complete pattern as well as the completed item?
Yes, the written pattern must be submitted with the completed project. When we’re making selections we’ve found it helpful to refer to the written pattern. Rest assured, we respect your rights to your pattern and if your submitted project is not accepted, all paperwork will be returned to you intact via your included SASE.
 
Do I need to send a pair of gloves/socks/mittens/etc. or just one in my submission?
We must have a complete crocheted pair/set of each project.
 
I want to submit a wearable item. Do you prefer measurements or a schematic? If a schematic, must it be computer-generated, or is a hand-drawn schematic acceptable? Also,  do you require charts to be computer-generated as well, or are meticulous hand-drawn charts acceptable?
At the very least, we need measurements for any garment. If you can include a schematic (either hand-drawn or computer-generated), that would be lovely. And charts may also be hand-drawn or computer-generated, as long as they are neat and easy to read.
 
What is the SASE for?
In order to return your project, we need an SASE (Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope) big enough, and with enough postage, to accommodate it.
 
What do “one-time rights” mean? Can I still sell my pattern(s) online or in a store?
Storey retains only one-time rights to publish patterns in our One-Skein books, as well as in any book-related marketing campaigns. You retain the actual copyright to the pattern. You may submit a pattern that you are already selling online or in a shop, and you may continue to sell it both while the book is being produced and after it has been published. 
 
When do the projects and paperwork need to be received?
We must have the finished project physically in hand, along with all other required materials, by the September 15, 2014, deadline in order to consider it for inclusion in the upcoming book.
 
When will I hear from Storey about the selection process results?
We will begin to notify all designers of our decisions in late spring. Please be patient; you will hear from us one way or another when our decisions are finalized
 
Can I submit my pattern and paperwork via e-mail?
Yes, we do accept project paperwork via e-mail. Send everything to oneskeinseries@storey.com. Please remember than you still must send us the actual item by the September 15, 2014 deadline in order to be considered for inclusion in the book.
 
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