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Pattern Grading Made Easy (self study)

Learn to grade crochet & knit patterns like a Pro!

YOU want to create size-inclusive patterns. YOU'RE overwhelmed and not sure where to start. YOU doubt yourself. But YOU'RE Ready. This is YOUR time. YOU can do this! Pattern Grading Made Easy (self study) is an online course specifically created to help you create patterns that are size-inclusive. You have amazing and unique skills to offer the world. The only question is... how do you do it... how do you even start to figure it out? In this course you will learn how fundamentals of grading so you can create designs that fit a wide range of body shapes and sizes. Pattern Grading Made Easy gives you a full breakdown of grading starting with two simple projects (a hat and a cowl) to get you started that will then progress to garments, and how to use spreadsheets. BONUS: You'll get access to How To Calculate Yardage lesson for free!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    THINKING ABOUT JOINING PATTERN GRADING MADE EASY?

    • 3 things to think about

    • Here’s what you’ll learn with Pattern Grading Made Easy

    • What previous students are saying...

  • 2

    [LESSON 0] Introduction + Welcome

  • 3

    [LESSON 1] RESOURCES

    • [LESSON 1] MODULE 1: RESOURCES

    • [LESSON 1] MODULE 2: HOMEWORK

    • [LESSON 1] MODULE 3: WHAT TO DO NEXT

    • [LESSON 1] MODULE 4: Q+A

  • 4

    [LESSON 2] FOUNDATION

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 2: GRADING (COWL)

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 3: SCHEMATIC

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 4: GRADING USING MS EXCEL

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 5: HOMEWORK

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 6: WHAT TO DO NEXT

    • [LESSON 2] MODULE 7: Q+A

  • 5

    [LESSON 3] GARMENT

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING GRADING

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 3: ADD DIMENSIONS

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 4: GRADING USING MS EXCEL

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 5: HOMEWORK

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 6: WHAT TO DO NEXT

    • [LESSON 3] MODULE 7: Q+A

  • 6

    [LESSON 4] GARMENT CONSTRUCTIONS

    • [LESSON 4] MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

    • [LESSON 4] MODULE 2: GARMENT CONSTRUCTIONS

    • [LESSON 4] MODULE 3: TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS

    • [LESSON 4] MODULE 4: CONSIDERATIONS

    • [LESSON 4] MODULE 5: HOMEWORK

    • [LESSON 4] MODULE 6: Q+A

  • 7

    [BONUS LESSON] HOW TO CALCULATE YARDAGE

    • HOW TO CALCULATE YARDAGE

  • 8

    What's next...

    • Additional Support & Coaching

Here's What Others Are Saying:

Tian, you are a genius!!

Rachael R.

Thanks to Tian PGME [Pattern Grading Made Easy] course, I was able to streamline the grading process to add more sizes baby-small adult. I'm literally only into week [lesson] 2 of her PGME course and I'm learning so much!!! I plan to walk my next sweater through her whole process! Tian, you are a genius!!

I learned so much...

Deb M.

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. I learned so much in this class and the things I learned are going to save so much time in the design process. The discussion and Q&A were just as helpful as the course materials. It is so nice to connect with others who have similar questions.

Doubled $$$

Lauren

When I added more sizes to my patterns, I started getting more sales. My income doubled since taking the class and I added getting published with 3rd party publications which I never had the courage to do before.

FAQ

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You work on your own at your own pace without hands-on assistance from the instructor. While intended to be worked over 4-weeks, you have access to all the materials to work at your own pace to completion! You decide when you start and when you finish. Want more hands-on assistance, book a coaching session with the instructor for feedback and review.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all the devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    Your satisfaction is my #1 priority. I would never want you to be unhappy, so if you have second thoughts about your purchase, be sure to contact us during LESSON 0 and we will give you a full refund. Please be advised that since this is a digital information product and delivery of knowledge cannot be reversed, so once the first module of Lesson One is accessed, we will not issue refunds.

  • Who is Pattern Grading Made Easy for?

    Pattern Grading Made Easy is for experienced designers and technical editors who want to grow their income by expanding their skills to pattern grading (sizing). Successful Pattern Grading Made Easy graduates include single parents, corporate moms, homeschooling moms, accessories designers wanting to expand to garments, technical editors wanting to learn to grade to get into tech editing garments, and a few knitters who want to be able to finally make sweaters that fit their own bodies and measurements.

  • How long is the course?

    This is a self-study course - you go at your own pace on your own. I would recommend that you complete one lesson each week to give yourself enough time to work through the material. You're free to go back and reference old modules any time you need - so no matter what happens, you can go back and review the information.

  • What if I'm just starting out?

    This course focuses on grading. While you don't need to own a design and tech editing business or be a tech whiz, this class is designed to help designers and technical editors with an understanding of designing. Students must already have a working knowledge of designing as this course will not teach you how to design.

  • What makes this course different?

    First, all of the techniques, tools, and strategies I share are proven with over a decade in the industry, working with indie designers and major publications. These tactics I shave have been successfully tested by myself and my clients. A lot of what I teach you might already know. But the reality is that even the best advice and information you have at your fingertips is worthless if you don't know how to apply it. That's why I just don't give you the "what", but I show you "how", and the "why" behind it. Unlike other courses, I give you both the techniques to use and a clear roadmap to implement them using my many years of experience.

  • What are the lessons like?

    There are 25 lessons total, including a bonus lesson on how to calculate yardage. Every lesson breaks down a new grading principle step-by-step. Several lessons include links to help videos to help you to fully understand the information you're learning.

  • Have a different question about Pattern Grading Made Easy?

    Please ask away! Send us a quick message (https://www.tianconnaughton.com/contact-us) and we'll get you an answer. Want more hands-on assistance and feedback, book a coaching session.

I'm ready to grade like a pro!

Your Instructor

Tian Connaughton

After spending over a decade in corporate finance, Tian Connaughton turned her part-time side hustle into a full-time business. Leveraging her expertise as a designer and sought after technical editor, she has created learning programs that help designers, technical editors, and creative entrepreneurs establish solid foundations to grow and level up their businesses. Tian teaches what she knows, step-by-step so that if you show up and do the work, you can achieve your goals. The reality, you can totally do this and I'm here to show you how, because if I can do it, so can you!