40 Blog Post Ideas for Pattern Designers

You don't have to struggle anymore with trying to think of interesting, audience grabbing blog topic ideas. Here’s 40 of them and list of the different types of blog posts. 

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40 Blog Post Topics

  1. Your favorite yarn and why 
  2. Your favorite tools and why 
  3. Your favorite colors to work with and why
  4. What’s on your knitting/crochet wish list (with photos and links)
  5. Trends that influence your design style and what you like about them
  6. What you knit/crochet for yourself, family and loved ones with photos of their reactions
  7. Your favorite LYS and why you love it, with photos
  8. Your favorite knit/crochet, style or home magazine and how it inspires you
  9. Your favorite books and why 
  10. What old/vintage movies inspire your designs
  11. Why you became a pattern designer and what it means to you and/or your family
  12. Knit/Crochet essentials every knitter/crocheter should have and why
  13. Run an outfit challenge (pictures of how knitters/crocheters style your pattern designs)
  14. How to ‘wear it’ post of different ways crafters can style your design
  15. Share a day in your designing life
  16. Share knit/crochet items you regret buying and why
  17. How knitting/crochet adds/contributes to your life
  18. The knitting/crochet trends you’re passing on and why
  19. Review a knitting/crochet book 
  20. Gift guides for knitters/crocheters
  21. Solution to a common knitting/crochet problem
  22. Do an interview
  23. Have or write a guest post
  24. Knit/Crochet items worth the splurge
  25. Interesting things you didn’t know about me post, like mine.
  26. Have an Instagram round up
  27. List of knitting/crochet hacks
  28. What being a pattern designer has taught you
  29. 3 crafty things you can’t live without
  30. Yarn storage or organization ideas
  31. Awesome knit/crochet gift packaging ideas
  32. Your favorite music or shows to watch when you’re knitting/crocheting and why
  33. Share a design fail 
  34. Do a video blog post
  35. Share your design process
  36. Announce your new pattern, book, collaboration, service or product
  37. List of your favorite knitting/crochet blogs
  38. Review an industry event you attended
  39. Talk about your favorite style icon or design muse
  40. Share why you love winter/spring/summer/fall and how it affects your knitting/crochet
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Different Types of Blog Posts

Informative

Why do we go to the web? To learn how to accomplish something. That’s why posts that teach and inform are the most powerful types of blog posts. Examples include:

  • Tutorials
  • Educational
  • Informative
  • Definitions of Craft Jargon
  • Beginner Guides

Lists

List posts (like this one) streamlines your information into a numbered list that’s easy for your audience to read, share and put into action. They speak to our desire to find the best information in the shortest amount of time. Examples include:

  • Lists
  • Checklists
  • Infographics
  • Cheat Sheets

Research

Crafters rarely, if ever, have the time to fully test yarns and tools, so you can do research and offer an unbiased review for them. Examples include:

  • Reviews
  • Resource Sharing
  • Problem Solving
  • Hot Topics
  • Current Events

Guest Posts

Interviews are a great way take the pressure off of you to create content. Talk to industry leaders, satisfied customers or a random crafter at the yarn shop to get a fresh perspective you can share with your audience. Examples include:

  • Interviews
  • Guest Posts
  • Round-ups

Series

One way to maximize the impact of a “big idea” is to break it into sections. A series helps build anticipation for the next post and improves your SEO ranking if you link from one post to the next in a natural, organic way. Examples include:

  • Series
  • Follow-up posts

Inspirational

People like to read about other people. So, if you can make a personal spotlight post that engages your readers emotionally, you’ll instantly get readers interested. Examples include:

  • Inspirational
  • Motivational
  • Personal Stories
  • Anecdotes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Rants

I hope these blog post ideas help you create awesome content for your readers. Let me know some of your ideas in the comments below. If you're looking to create a content plan, The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand is a personal favorite. Click the highlighted text to see more.

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Sticks & String,
Lori