Monday, November 2, 2009

About my free patterns

Hello my dear followers!
This is a post on my free patterns, the past ones and all those that will come (soon, hopefully).
I've seen many people selling items made using my free patterns on their Etsy Shops.
Some of them asked me to do so, and some other not.
I want to say here my opinion on this issue:
I'm happy and have really no problem if you sell things made with my free patterns in your shops, my Creative Commons Licence say that you can use, share and even modify the pattern yourself; it also say that you can't sell it (the pattern itself), and that you have to attribute the work to the author.
As I told to everyone who asked me to sell items made with my original patterns, I'm glad that you enjoy them and also use them to make cute items to sell on your shops; I'm only asking to write in your blogs and your shops who is the author of the pattern you're using for your items...that's all!
I think this is a nice way to let me know that you appreciate my work, and I'd be so thankful for that!
Hugs and best wishes to all of you!
marta

p.s.: let me know your opinion on this post if you want!

110 comments:

Megan said...

Thankyou for sharing your wonderful patterns with all of us and I don't think that you are asking to much. Work went into creating those patterns and you deserve to get credit for them.

Anonymous said...

You are not asking too much at all! You have spent time creating your patterns and are generous in your willingness to share them! Thank you very much for your beautiful patterns and your generosity.

Angie said...

Very well stated. I think it's great that you allow people to make and sell things from your patterns, and it is just common courtesy to give respect to the real artist, because if you don't then you're taking the credit, which is a lie! You are definitely not asking too much :)

EEMedley said...

I think this is going to be an on going debate about "free" patterns, or even purchased patterns for that matter. Where is the line drawn ya know? I agree with you 100%. I used to be one of those people who saw free patterns and thought that was the coolest thing, however I never started selling my handmade til recently. Its posts like this that made me open my eyes and pay a little more attention to copyrights. If I don't see a copyright or it says to ask the author about selling items, I ask. I think its great that you allow people to do that, because coming from the selling side of the fence, patterns are a must have for any project, and well, I stink at writing them so. I don't think its fair for people to change a few steps on someones pattern and call it theirs. I don't think you are asking too much for a little shout out either. :)

Lorrie said...

I think you are more than generous to allow this and those who use your patterns should certainly be grateful enough to acknowledge you.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

That's so wonderful. I hope you include that info on all of your patterns & you should include a link to this post on your sidebar so people know about it!

Mi said...

I really love your patters and you have give me so much inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Goldibug said...

I think that this is the best idea. I love when we can sell what we make and I believe we should have the right to do so. I do also believe that we should let others know if it isn't our own design. It takes hard work to create a pattern and those who do so should be given credit.

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Anonymous said...

That is incredibly generous of you! We haven't made any of your patterns to sell the items (only for our own enjoyment and personal use). Just wanted to say that they're fantastic patterns & thankyou again for sharing them :)

Vanessa (Australia)

gina said...

i've enjoyed so many of your patterns and giving them as gifts. i don't have an etsy shop, but i think you are being very gracious and reasonable in your request. thanks for your generosity in sharing your creativity. it's inspiring.

-heather- said...

thanks so much for posting this. i have a flower larait necklace in my shop for sale. i partly used your pattern in the making of it & I didn't give credit to you! I'm sorry for that & I will edit it immediately! Thank you so much for allowing us to sell the things that you have designed! It really is so kind of you as everyone else has said!! Thank you, it's really appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone else. You have EVERY right to ask people to give you some credit. You worked hard for it and you deserve the credit. You are extremely talented and you should get 100% credit for making these patterns! Bravo to you for saying something and calling those selfish people out.

creativeyarn said...

Thanks to any of you..
It's such a joy to be appreciated for what I do.
I've made all of my creations with love and care, and with the desire of sharing creativity with others!
Your feedback makes me want to do it more.
Thanks and best wishes with my heart.
m.

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day,
Here Here I say... you have every right to ask this small favour in return for your ideas & patterns... when I copy a pattern, for my own use, I always copy the pattern with the pattern makers address so if I do show the results of your pattern on my blog I can thank who really designed it... sadly NOT all crafters think the same which often leaves you sad.
I have been caught like this when a company copied something of mine & they went on to make a lot of money out of it with no recognisation for my country let alone me... [maybe I have sour grapes, as the saying goes, but it is sad...]
all the best... blessings... B

Rosie said...

I have just found your site and I am in heaven!!! I haven't crocheted for years--Thank you so much for these patterns.

I have been making the large flower applique that you have hooked on the three strand headband.

I actually made two before I realized that the pattern as written makes a different flower than you have pictured.

As the pattern is written it makes a lovely 11 pettle wavy flower.

I thought about the pattern, trying to figure out how you made the 8 peatle flower.

On Round 3 it says ch 4, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc.-------

what I did to get the 8 peatles is :ch 4, skip next 4 dc, sc in next dc. repeat


I am not sure if this is exaclty what you would do for your pattern but that is how I did it to look like your flower you have posted.

Thanks again so much, I can't wait to try more!!!

Lady Lu Lu's said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns on here. I have made a few of the necklaces and headbands for friends and family. They LOVED the gifts :) Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us reading your blog :)

Crissy said...

Well that's kinda rude :/ I would message those who didn't ask. I don't think I could ever sell something that wasn't my pattern/design. D:

staciisrael said...

I love your flower headband. But I can't seem to understand what "ad" means in "count ad dc?" Please help!

jami said...

i absolutely love your patterns, so much so that it made me upset when i found an etsy seller selling the finished products under a similar name as yours. i don't think you are asking too much at all! I use your patterns to make gifts, but if i ever decide to sell the finished product, i will give you credit!

julia said...

I think that it is wonderful and more than reasonable.
I think free patterns are wonderful for inspiration, ideas and the like and really appreciate everything that you've posted here.
I've used your patterns for a few personal projects and have a pic on my blog that links back to yours: http://simpletruths.typepad.com/simple-truths/2009/04/lots-of-finished-projects.html

Thanks!

Sharity said...

I really love your creations! You are very talented. Thanks for making the patterns available.

Musings of a Mom said...

I'm so impressed with your creativity and I love your work! Your generosity in sharing your free patterns is wonderful to see. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your patterns, and you aren't asking too much at all to have credit! Your creativity and time deserves some credit!

However, I for one hate it when people offer their patterns up on the internet and then say that people cannot sell them, however--I can understand a little more for free patterns but when you pay for the pattern or for a book I think that you have every right to sell whatever it is that you made, even if it wasn't your pattern, as long as you don't claim that you wrote it.

Ines said...

Your works are really batifull, thanks for sharing patern!

Olive said...

I love the open work hand warmers. My question is to make the left one do I do Row1-Thumb hole to the right instead of left and work around the opposite way that I did for the right?

Mrs. E said...

I have small hands. Is there any way to alter the width of the handwarmers to fit smaller hands?

WendyCarole said...

That is the least we can do for your generosity.
All th ecredit is yours

nisroc said...

thank you for sharing your gourgeous patterns. I've I got some stuff ready, I post it in my blog, of course with link to your side. You deserve the to get the credit for your creative work, and it is the least what we could do for you! =) Wish you a wonderful Christmas time and a happy new year!

Magenta said...

You are a generous and beautiful person and I love your work and patterns. Thank you for sharing your creations so liberally. I wish you every success and great joy.

Kaldorei said...

Oh! Thank you so much! Some of your handwarmers are sooo easy to do, yet sooo pretty! I could probably make some extra money with them. just yesterday I made the "emerald green handwarmers", the ones with double mosstitch. they were soooo fast! So I even started another pair last night =)

Cat said...

you are TOO kind to offer your pattern/designs to your blog readers. i hope others are willing to do as you ask. me? i am SURE i won't be selling anything i make with your patterns - i'm just good enough for my own wearables :) thanks so much for sharing!

kyerabianca said...

Thank you very much for your free patterns! I made the headbands both the flower and the bow and I made sure I linked your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

As I happen more and more on "free" "copyrighted" (and perhaps very restricted on how you can use them) patterns that are a basic stitch pattern actually published in an age old stitch book (with the book giving more concise instructions!) I have become wary of which authors to support. Thank you for choosing to be nice about your patterns, which are very unique, creative and beautiful by the way. Even if I give something made one of your patterns as a free gift I will make sure to let them know where I got it from! You are cool =)

Kosmika said...

ouch... i've just listed you your blog for the Sunshine Blog Award!
http://kosminet.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunshine-award.html

I hope you don't mind :)
Laura.

crystal said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern!! I am new to crochet and have become addicted recently! I love your site! Thanks so much for sharing you have awesome creativity!

serenity3212@yahoo.com said...

I love your stuff! thank you for making these available to use, It is truely appreciated! if and when (soon!) I make them I will definitely tell everyone proudly where they came from!

xoxox
Laci
http://zigzagsthisandthats.blogspot.com/

serenity3212@yahoo.com said...

hope you make more soon!

:)

Anonymous said...

FYI: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40597548&ref=em

theknittingcowgirl said...

Hello!
I LOVE your designs!! I think they are simply great!
Thank you for sharing them with us!

Lori said...

I think you are incredibly generous to share your patterns and give others the opportunity to sell objects made from them. It's a very small thing to ask to be credited for the original design. Thank you so much.

owl said...

Thank you so much for all your creative patterns! I have the knitting calendar with your moss stitch hand warmers. I absolutely love them! I have posted your info on my profile and I think you're simply wonderful! Thanks again! :)

Jazmin Ferrari Wooster said...

Thank you for your patterns. I especially liked the one called White Flower Necklace. I will be teaching a crochet class soon, and wanted to ask you if it's okay to use this pattern. I was thinking of changing it a bit, different flower, yarn, etc...I can credit you for the original pattern, then myself for the edited version? Not sure--how that should work. Please let me know. Thanks again! Jazmin

Miss said...

I just wanted to say thank you for being generous enough to say people can sell things they make with your pattern! I've actually had an idea for a variation on one of yours, that I'd love to try to sell someday-- and I was just thinking about asking you, then I realized you posted this entry!
I definitely will be more than happy to give you credit for the original pattern if I ever get around to making what's on my mind.

Kia said...

Oh, You're wonderful! Not only do you make beautiful patterns that you share, you also let us sell the items we make from your patterns. I think it's not more than right that you get the credit for the work.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you know but there are people selling one of your patterns for the three band headband all over etsy. I think it is really unfair and wrong. I thought you should know.

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi! This is my first visit and it has been such an enjoyable one! I love to knit and crochet and am looking forward to expanding my skill. Thank you for sharing so much!

I agree so much with "credit due". After all, you put your heart, soul and talent into things!

Once again, Thank you so much, Karen

Echo M said...

Thank you very much for your great pattern, I found the one I am using now on Ravlery, and thought it'd be perfect for...someone, turns out I used it for my sister as a birthday gift to math her daughter's Easter outfit. I am doing the Crochet Openwork Handwarmers. She loves fingerless gloves because when dealing with a 2 yr old, it is best to be able to feel when they are hurt or cold or too warm or..whatever. so thank you. Also, than you for allowing us to sell these items, I wonder tho, may we sell them outside of an online forum, as long as I put your link on the tags? I set up shop at the local Farmers markets, and these types of designs are very hot in the area right now...

Echo

nattaya said...

Your patterns are very cute and adorable. Thank you for your Free pattern. You make a wonderful things, I will always refer to the person who create them and you deserve to get it. Thank You for SHARING.

Sara said...

I think it is very fair to ask for credit. You aren't asking for money, just to say, "hey, this isn't my pattern, but here's where you can get it".

Fröken Grön said...

Amazing, thank you so much for your generosity!

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I love your patterns, your sooo talented! Could you write pattern for slippers? There are hardly any I like out there and your patterns always end up un-grannyish so I'm sure I'd like one you write!! I've been attempting to write one that looks like those woolen ugg boots for ages but I've never been any good at making up patterns :/

lauracruz said...

I think your patterns are some of the first I ever tried after learning how to crochet years ago :-) I hope you get all the credit u deserve b/c these are simple, well-written, and gorgeous patterns! I just posted a little head band I made from your patterns but linked back of course. ;-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful necklace. In reading your concerns about people appreciating your hard work -- absolutely. Because I have struggled with this in my own designs and whether or not to share them, I found this article very interesting: http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/Patterns.shtml

lovelaughlive said...

I totally agree! And thank you so much for sharing!

bcmompie said...

I love love love your stuff...it is so my style and I just wanted to tbank you for your free patterns, I am new at crocheting..you tube has been my teacher, but now that I am getting the hang of it, I got bored with the styles and so I ventured out and found your blog. Written patterns are more complicated and so I am being challenged but cant wait til I am able to conquer your patterns and show them off. It is only fair that you be given the credit that's such a small price. I have not worked for a while which is how I decided to try this out and so you are really appreciated. I wish I could hug you. lol.. So thank you and I cant wait to see what else you come up with. You are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I cannot find your name anywhere to put onto my copy of your free pattern!

Donna

Esther said...

Thank you for sharing! This post make sense. Thanks!

missrhe said...

Thank you for sharing your patterns. I'm starting to get good at figuring out my own patterns and one day if I'm ever amazing as you I would be happy if someone wanted to use my work, as you are! I figure, if someone out there hasn't already thought of it, someone will eventually, or will use mine to come up with something even more amazing! If I use your pattern for any of my charity or etsy work I will definitely rave all about you!!!! Did you I already mention how amazing and beautiful your stuff is?

Freya said...

I agree, thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I'm sorry to leave this here, but I could not find any other way to contact you. I'm not sure what kind of copyright you have on the actual images that accompany your patterns, but I wanted to let you know that an ad on facebook for some free website creation service is using the picture of your flower and chain necklace to advertise making a free jewelry selling website. The ad leads to the address below. I just wanted to make you aware of this in the event they are using the image illegally.
http://www.wix.com/lp_face/freebuilder

Alexis said...

I love that people are willing to share patterns.. I spent heaps of time reading craft blogs and dreaming about all the things I am going to make. Then when it comes to the time to make something I usually have a good idea of how I want to do it. so basically I have put a mix of all the research into the project. which means it is not the original pattern but an adaption of many. I am only crafting for myself and the school fete, but I would totally have no idea where I read all the inspirations from. I especially like that when reading a blog and they credit someone else with the pattern or inspiration, it totally gives me a new place to get even more idea from. love love love it... if i ever get to the point of making it and it being online i would totally credit whoever i can find.. thanks so much for all your inspiration..

hhmm that was a nbit of a rant cos a small child was climbing on me at the time.

Robyn Fish said...

Your patterns are beautiful! I'm excited to be making some of your darling flowered headbands for a boutique in a few weeks and you can bet credit will be given on DARLING little tags!! :D Thanks for sharing your patterns!

Cori said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these patterns! Your headbands are adorable!! I'm hoping to be able to make some to wear at work soon.

Jania said...

Thanks again for allowing us to use your free patterns. I really don't think it's much to ask at all for you to be recognized as the creator of the patterns ; ) Please continue to inspire us all.

Marcy said...

I think you are super sweet and very gracious! I typically don't like to sell the things I make (trading money makes it so much less fun), but if I do, I'll definitely direct them to your site and shop. :)

Fish Family said...

I just found your blog, and I'm in love. I think it is wonderful you are willing to let people use your patterns, and it's definitely not too much to ask for credit. All your creations are beautiful, and I'm so excited I've discovered your blog!

Teresa said...

I just found you blog and love the fact that you are willing to share your patterns for others to make and sell the items. I am learning to design but have not been terribly successful up to this point so having tested patterns by others is still where my knitting is at. Most of the things I make are for gifts but I will certainly ask before making up any of your patterns to sell.

Andrea said...

You are so creative in your designs and have inspired me to be a more crafty person! :) I made an olive green 3-strand headband and was wearing at work today. A lady came up to me and told me that she loved it and wanted to know where I got it from. I told her that I made it and that I had gotten the pattern from your blog. She asked if I could make her some to give out as gifts and wants to pay me, so I thought that I would let you know. :)

Aynna banahna said...

I agree! I would never sell the original pattern or work, but if we've made an item or bought a pattern and made the item from that, I think someone should have complete right to sell it. You should definitely give credit to the original.

The British bookworm in the corner said...

Your patterns are amazing! I gave a couple of knitted glove patterns to a friend of mine who needed help finding good ones and I'm now teaching another friend of mine how to crochet with a couple of your patterns and don't you worry I'll make sure she knows I didn't write them.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I used your pattern and your photo on etsy. I did attribute everything to you! I'll switch out the photo (and keep your pattern attribution) once I make another pair to have photos of. I sold the pair I made and didn't get a chance to take a photo of them. I appreciate this so much! Your free patterns have helped a poor graduate student with school bills =)

amazey said...

Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. I just found your site and love your stuff. Thank you!

Cutiile lui Tom said...

Hello! I would like to thank you for these nice patterns, they really were a great source of inspiration for me, especially since I am a beginner in crocheting. I have tried some necklaces and I have posted on my blog the place where I took from the original pattern. Maybe you would like to visit my blog, as I make boxes using crochet patterns cutiileluitom.blogspot.com

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration and your beautiful patterns!

Faye said...

I agree with you absolutely. You were kind enough to share your patterns and even permitting products made with your patterns to be sold. I think you deserve due credit for your patterns.

lawra teikoku said...

would it be a problem if someone sell items made with your patterns without your permission, but the person specifies that the pattern is yours? not that I'm doing it of anything, but I was just curious

Dedri said...

Hi Marta.
I love your patterns and just wanted to thank you for your generosity in sharing them with the rest of us.

I have just posted a link to your crochet necklace pattern.

I will be following your blog closely :)

Nikki said...

You're patterns and your work and all so fun and exciting! Thank you for making them available here, I appreciate your generosity.

I was thinking about using one or two of your patterns to make items for an upcoming local craft fair. I just wanted to let you know, and also to ask how, exactly, you would like me to cite your authorship (assuming that I do, indeed, use your patterns)? Would you like me to give your real name, "Creativeyarn," or your blog url?
Just let me know, and thank you again! I'm just getting into pattern writing myself, and will also be posting my patterns for free to spread the crafting love!

Campfire said...

I have just found your blog again, lost it! I LOVE your patterns and have 7 x 25g balls of beautiful cashmere I found as a bargain and want to knit something to wear. I wonder how many balls the v neck eyelet vest took or if I could shorten it.

I'm going to go back and have a proper look at all your lovely work tomorrow.

kicapu said...

Ciao, :)

Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand!! I found your blog by chance and LOVE it so much. Thank you for sharing free pattern, they are all very cute and I crochet like being obsessed! First I start with the headband and will continue to try other stuff. But it is for only personal use and gifts for friend.

I put the photo of my finished crochet work on facebook and give the link to your blog as pattern credit, at least it is something i could do as my token of appreciation.

with different thread, it comes out different but I have fun making it nonetheless, thank you so much again for your inspiration :)

Jana B said...

Thanks so much for putting this on your blog! It's always so hard for me to know if I can or can't sell items made from patterns that I really appreciate it when people post it on their sites...

And thanks for creating awesome stuff, AND for letting us create it too. :o) That's very very awesome!

paknitter83 said...

Thank you for all your wonderful patterns with us and for this post. I have an etsy shop and have listed a few items ive made with your patterns on their. I also listed that you are the pattern maker of these items. I designed only one pattern (fingerless gloves) and I know myself, i wouldn't want anyone "stealing" the design and claiming it as their own design. Here's a link to my etsy :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/KHandmadeKnitCrochet

Hani Beacham said...

Hello, I think you are one of the most talented person I've discovered so far. Your designs are very 'chic' and so fashionable, I would want to make and sell of them! (If I could).
I thank you for your hard work and of course for your incredible talent and that you're sharing all of that with us.

Amy said...

You have a wonderful and generous attitude. I am trying out some of your patterns! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

ida said...

hye will u teach step 1 - 6 for spider net beret?

ida said...

hye will u pls mail me step 1 - 6 of spider net beret pattern plsss??? i realy cant get it.
my email crochetqq87@yahoo.com
tqvm fren..!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Love your patterns!! One thing I want to mention though is: I've studied copyright for some time and although there is a "moral" obligation of anyone using your patterns to attribute them back to you, there is no legal obligation to. Copyright only covers your pattern and governs the right that you have as the creator to distribute and sell the pattern, as well as any original sketches, drawings or photographs of the pattern or item that you, yourself have made. Copyright does not extend to the finished product, therefore, permission, whether given or not, is not necessary for the sale of the item being made.

If ever I made something from your patterns that were to be sold rather than given as gifts or donations, rest assured that a link to your blog or pattern would be the first thing listed in the description!!

mandy said...

Your patterns are amazing, and absolutly stunning, I have had someone come across these patterns and ask me to make something for them, which i woul dbe selling on my shop...do you mind if I use your pattern and link the site to it? Thankyou for your time Mandy Poje of Pojewear Cheers

Misty said...

Thank you for your comments! I was hoping to sell a couple of your patterns, mostly the headband with big flower. I had my own headband pattern, but your flower added so nicely to it. I would be MORE than happy to credit you for your help! You make beautiful work!

EJ said...

Hiya. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this pattern. Its so lovely!! Iv adapted the pattern to make a matching earwarmer (it was supposed to be a neckwarmer, but failed after washing - happly, fits round the head though!) I gave them to my mum as a present and she loves them!
Im going to post pics on 'cutoutandkeep. net' with a link to your blog.

Stacy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful patterns! I'm planning to make and sell some of the headbands. I made one for myself, and received so many compliments and encouragement from my church that they have requested I sell them to them. I have made little labels for each headband that says "Made by Stacy, adapted from a pattern by Marta(creativeyarn.blogspot.com)"
I love them! Thanks again for such beautiful work!

Chava Malka Cooper said...

thank you for sharing your patterns with us, and thank you for letting us sell them, not everyone does. i have one item of yours in my shop. i credited your blog. you can see it here:
http://www.zibbet.com/AevaThisNThat/artwork?artworkId=544949

FLORA said...

DEAREST FRIEND,THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR BRILLIANT IDEAS.BE WELL.FLORA M.FROM ATHENS-GREECE.

Ags said...

It looks like it's been a long time since your last post, but i totally agree with you on giving credit to the author of patterns, especially when you profit from them. You've done beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your creativity. :)

Anonymous said...

I just found your site and think it's very arrogant that someone would use your free pattern and sell these without mentioning you at all. I may use the headband pattern straight away and look for the others that so many have mentioned here. Thank you in advance! C in Helsinki

CoconutFrosting said...

Hi Marta! Just wanted to let you know that I very much appreciate your talent and hard work. I decided to add your amazing pattern to my etsy shop, Coconut Frosting. I, of course, gave you full credit for the pattern. Thank you again for sharing it with everyone. Best, Janel

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that your double moss stitch hand warmers are AMAZING.
I think that you are a wonderful person for allowing crafters to make product from you pattern and sell them,(obiviously stating that it is NOT their pattern but yours)
If I did make any garments to sell from your patterns I will make sure that it is known that I made them from your design.

You hand fingerless gloves have given me a great idea for a headband/earwarmer/turban look with which I will be trying out today, so thankyou so much for your beautiful designs.

Tori

gramm said...

Thank you for the wonderful patterns! As it should be-the creator should get recognition for the design. I really appreciate the approval to sell items made from your patterns, and will definitely give the credit to the designer!

Hoosiermomma said...

My goodness that's the LEAST they can do!

VBeechinor said...

Thank you very much for allowing us to use your patterns! They are wonderful! I will definitelly give you the credit due to you if I sell anything I make with your patterns! Again thank you for your generosity!

M. João said...

That's really generous of you. I've just found out your blog, and I'll be doing some of your stuff. Of course, I'll give credit to you! Thanks so much for your ideas!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to Thank You and all the credit goes to you. This past winter I made the diagonal eyelet hand warmer over and over. It was a fun pattern to do. I made it so many times I know the pattern by heart. Thank You

Sue@House Pretty said...

I'm just starting to fill my Etsy shop, and I just found you through an email subscription to a yarn store. I think you are being more than fair with what you are asking of people! And by the way, this necklace design is really pretty!

bjmlek@aol.com said...

Your cocoa brown shawl is so stylish and it is nearly unbelievable that your beautiful creation is from that pattern !!! I'm going to try it now.. using your picture of it as a guide.. THANK YOU so much for your generous sharing !! And when I wear it I tell all about my Italian Designer !! Barbara CIAO

Rhelena said...

Hi,

I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

You can find more information on this page: http://crochetpatternbonanza.com/submit-your-links.html

Thank you so much for your time and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Rhelena

Anonymous said...

It's a reasonable request and a decent thing for people to do.
From a legal standpoint, however, it cannot be compelled, often even in cases involving a formal copyright. A person who makes something from their own purchased materials with his or her own hands can, in the overwhelming majority of small production cases, claim ownership of the finished piece and therefore sell it how he/she chooses.
I agree with you morally, but this form of law is my specialty and I felt I should give the preceeding facts. -Liza

Judith said...

Aww you're truly generous! I just recently found you on Pinterest with your beautiful headband with flower and I find your patterns easy to follow (I'm fairly new to the crochet world). Thanks for sharing! Acknowledging you when your patterns are used anywhere is definitely only the right thing to do :)
Keep up the good work!

Judith (Africa)

SolvayGirl said...

I think your terms are more than reasonable. You have beautiful designs and I look forward to knitting from your patterns.
I'm in Seattle, by my grandfather was from San Angelo, north of Rome. Someday I hope to visit.

Margo Yang said...

Just saw your blog, thanks for sharing your beautiful patterns. I've always wanted to knit some handwarmers, now I can try.

Grace Robin said...

I Give you credit where credit is due. What an inspiration you are with your work and kindness in all your helpful words. And all the answers you have given to the questions ask (meaning you go above and beyond already! ) I would have to be ashamed of anyone intentionally NOT giving credit for your labors to help and my goodness,! all the great free patterns! You otta post those people on Pinterest under "thieving mean crafter wannabees"!