Keeping a database of your projects can be useful if you like to note how much yarn was used, what changes were made or you simply wish to share some photos with fellow crocheters or knitters. You certainly don’t have to fill in all the information for every project – only what you want to remember.
For recording any project open your Ravelry page, find my notebook in the upper right corner:
Choose projects in the menu to open your page with projects:
If you have never uploaded anything to Ravelry this page will be empty. The screenshot above shows 4 uploaded projects of mine. Press on the button
It is pointed with a red arrow in the screenshot above.
Start filling in the basic info:
Select the craft: whether you have crocheted or knitted it (other types of craft include machine knitting, weaving etc.) I have chosen Crochet in this screenshot.
Arrow 1: Name your project: you can write a type of garment (tunic, top, etc.), choose a name – anything to distinguish your project among others.
Arrow 2: Enter name of used pattern. For example, for my blue and beige tunic I will type the name Ozone.
Arrow 3: Press on the button continue.
Ravelry might offer you several patterns with the same name, choose the one and confirm it.
Add more details, photos and save it. I might have overloaded this screenshot with arrows, but let’s see what is essential to fill in:
Arrow 4: Your chosen project name will appear here.
Arrow 5: The name of used pattern will appear here. If you can not see it – type it again and press on the symbol pointed with the blue arrow 5a. The name of the chosen pattern will be seen on the right as well (pointed with the green arrow 5b).
Arrow 6: Select the hook you have used (this might be handy if you are going to repeat the same project later or take the right hook for a project that was hibernating for months).
Arrow 7: Write the yarn name and add how many skeins you have used (this info might be useful for keeping track of the yards/meters, especially if you wish to repeat this project for somebody else). Ravelry might offer you several yarn brands with the same name, choose the one.
Arrow 8: What is the status of your project (in progress or finished)?
Arrow 9: Shift the progress bar to note how far along you are.
Arrow 10: You might note when you have started and finished this project.
Arrow 11: You might evaluate the quality of chosen pattern for other Ravelers (1 star – the worst pattern you have ever seen; 5 stars – very good pattern, 3 stars – more or less fine etc.).
Arrow 12: You might rate the difficulty of this project on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 – very easy, 10 – very difficult).
Arrow 13: Save your project (press on the button Save changes).
After saving this project add some photos by pressing the button add photos (see arrow 14 in the upper right corner); they will appear at the top of the right side of your project page.)
Congratulations! You have uploaded this project successfully!
Other things you can add are who the pattern was made for, the size, your rating of the yarn quality, tags to describe or organize your patterns or your notes and impressions – anything you want.