Start Designing Today

Resources for aspiring knit and crochet pattern designers.


Rachel sitting on a boulder in front of Lake Erie, wearing a sweater and jeans.

Hi, I'm Rachel Leggett! 👋

I have been knitting and crocheting since I was nine and designing knitting patterns since 2016.

I remember what it was like to release my first pattern without really knowing what I was doing. There was so much information out there that I decided to just wing it.

Since then, I have learned a lot, slowly and by making mistakes.

I created Start Designing Today to give you a head start! I've curated resources so you can learn about every stage of the design process without the guesswork. I only list resources I've used myself, or that someone I trust recommends.

Let me know if there is anything you would like to see on this site! Here's how to get in touch with me. I would love to hear about your ideas, struggles, questions, or anything else!