Monday, 27 June 2016

Pattern PDFs

Over the past year, I have written and shared a few free patterns. I wanted to add PDF Versions to make them easier to print, but didn't know how. When I mentioned this to my son, he suggested I google it. 

I searched "how to add pdf to blogger". A few different options came up.

This one by blogger Projects by Jane was my favourite. Her instructions are up-to-date and easy to follow. I was excited to start creating pattern PDFs.

Learning how to add PDF File links to my posts was just the first step in the process. Next I had to create PDF Files for each pattern. 

I started copying the pattern text from my posts into Word documents creating a standardized title and footer format including my name, blog address, date and page numbers. I copied and sized photos to fit in a strip across the top of each pattern. All this formatting and fussing took time, but was well worth the effort.

Each pattern was saved as a Word document, then as a PDF before it was ready to upload and share as instructed by Jane in her post titled  "How to attach a PDF to your Blogger blog post".

In the end, it was easy to create Pattern PDF's. I'm so happy I finally took the time to figure it out and get it done. 

You can find my free crochet patterns here. Click on links below photos to be taken to my free patterns recently updated with PDF Version links.

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  1. Good for you Beth, you are a very smart woman.

  2. I just found your blog via Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your awesome patterns. I can't wait to see more of your custom dolls. They are fantastic. I am working on a version of one of your dolls right now and am very excited about how it is turning out. Excellent patterns and the pdf version is a great addition. Love your website and am now following your blog in my RSS Feed Reader. Hi from Tasmania Australia :)

    1. How exciting to hear from Tasmania!! I would love to see your doll when you finish. You can send a photo via email to Cheers from Canada.