Tip: start a project from your phone!

Posted by maryheatherb on

I do a lot of my Raveling on my computer, but as our mobile site has continued to improve I’ve been using my phone more and more. So are many of you – about 25% of Ravelry use happens on mobile devices. Those of you who use Ravelry on your mobile device have hopefully noticed that many tasks – including searching, adding photos, posting in the forums, and more – are much easier and more streamlined than they used to be! Today I am starting a new project, so thought it would be the perfect time to share how that works on phones (it’s really easy!).

First step! Go to ravelry.com in your mobile browser – or, if you’ve set up a shortcut to Ravelry on your home screen already, click on the icon. (If you haven’t done that yet it’s so easy, definitely check out the linked tip!) Log in if you need to.


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Click on the Ravelry logo on the top left and the mobile site menu will expand. From here, you can quickly start a project in several ways: from the projects section of your Notebook, from the Ravelry pattern page, from your queue, or (this is a mobile-only feature), scroll down to the “upload a photo” link at the bottom of the site navigation and create a new project from there.


project adding on mobile

In this post I’ll share how to add a project from the projects section of your Notebook. First, click on projects section and then select the add button.


project adding on mobile

Fill in the basic information about your pattern and click continue.


project adding on mobile

If you are using a pattern that’s on Ravelry and filled in its name on the previous screen, we’ll have you confirm and select that pattern on the next screen so that your project is linked to the pattern’s Ravelry page.


project adding on mobile

Next you’ll be on your new Ravelry project page, where you can fill in all the information you want (I always like to start by adding at least the yarn and hooks or needles I am using). One cool thing about this page – when you click on on a text field, it automatically zooms so you can see what you are writing a bit more easily. Once you’ve filled out everything you want, scroll down and hit the save button.


project adding on mobile

You’ll then see the option to add a photo – another really easy thing to do from your phone!


project adding on mobile

I already took a photo of the yarn I’m using with my phone’s camera, so I’m going to click on the choose files button and then select photo library at the bottom, but as you can see you could also take a new photo now and upload it if you like. Select the photo you want to use from your camera roll and click upload.


project adding on mobile

From there you can rotate the photo if you need to, and add a caption if you like, then save. If you’re all done with photos, just click on the done button.


project adding on mobile

From here, you can edit your project further – updating the progress or adding the date you started; you can also click on the share this link if you’d like to be able to share it via Ravelry message or allow it to be seen by non-Ravelers with a special link or even visible publicly. You can of course easily find your project in your Notebook on your phone and edit it at any time.

These screenshots are detailed and the post is a bit lengthy because I wanted to show every step of the process, but in practice it is so fast and easy to add a project on your phone… which is great, because it lets us get back to our crafting sooner!