Monday, September 23, 2013

Pattern Sharing and Designers

I am a little miffed today!

When I give you a pattern for free, that is a paid pattern, in a give away or free gift  
that does not give you the right to "share" it with whom ever you feel.
The gift was for you.

I spend a lot of time coming up with new designs for my crochet patterns.

How do I do this?

Sketch, draw, pick colors, pick yarn, crochet test items, take pictures, edit pictures, (after many hours of training my dogs) type up the pattern, edit the pattern, test the pattern, have other designers test the pattern, have reg. people test the pattern, edit the pattern,

 Before it is even ready  to offer it for sale.

It takes many hours of preparation 
and work to design a crochet pattern- 

I will probably not be giving away
 free paid patterns anymore.



I love designing crochet patterns, 
I love to give patterns away.
I Love to be generous.
But it saddens me to see my 
Crochet patterns shared.

When you do this, it ruins it for everyone.

I am not going to go into the copyright thing, 
I am talking about dishonestly, and stealing.

Please, be thoughtful of 
Crochet Pattern designers,
and the work they do.

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