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Does it have to be my pattern?
Yes. Or you have to own the rights to it.
Does it have to be original?
Yes. That's sort of the point. Free, original crochet
patterns. Besides, if it's not original, that's copyright infringement
and/or plagiarism and I will not encourage that or participate in it.
Does this mean you own my pattern(s) once I
send it to you?
Absolutely not, I run this website for the simple reason that I
refuse to surrender ownership of the rights to my patterns. Your pattern is
still yours. This site is to share information, not for me to take it
from you. I will maintain the copyright to the page design (all
patterns posted to this site will be a part of this site and posted on my
template) and you maintain the copyright to the pattern, and the photo if
you provide one. If you wish to use your own page design then I will
link to your pattern(s) from my links pages (See link submission policies.)
(How) Do you intend to copyright my pattern
Copyrighting something is easy. You say it's copyrighted.
If you want physical proof of your copyright that's your responsibility.
All you need to do is print out a copy once it's posted, and send it to
yourself via registered mail. When the envelope arrives, do not open
it. Store it somewhere safe. If a question ever arises about
the ownership or copyright of your work, take your envelope to a lawyer and
ask them to open it. The postmark on your sealed envelope is proof
your work existed prior to that date. This should get you basic
copyright protection. If you need more information, I suggest you
research it yourself. I'm not an expert.
Can my pattern be taken down?
That's sort of a two sided question.
Do you want me to take it down?
Sure, it's your pattern. I do ask that you notify me in advance if
it needs to be taken down due to copyright changing hands or other similar
situations. Likewise, do not ask me to continue hosting a pattern if
you no longer hold the rights. Email me and give me a day or two and
your pattern will be pulled. I'll email you a notification when it's
Will I ever make the decision to pull a pattern?
I might. If I find that it is not original, or I am questioned about
the copyright or source, I will immediately pull the pattern. I will
notify you of the situation and where appropriate, put you in touch with the
person who has the concern. In other words, you are responsible for
your own pattern. That's part of what you maintaining the rights
How do I submit a pattern?
The short of it boils down to this: email it to me (strngbn@lycos).
The long of it is as follows:
1) Email me. Drop me a line letting me know that
you have a pattern you're interested in submitting. Establish a
relationship with me. Let's face it, at this point we're strangers.
Are you an axe murderer? Am I? (just kidding)
Seriously, I don't open emails with attachments if I don't
know the person it's from. I'll most likely end up deleting your
pattern if you don't at least drop me a note prior to sending it.
IMPORTANT! Please include a valid return email
address so I can get in touch with you.
2) Email me your pattern, as well as a photo if you
have one. (Photo is not required.) Let me know how you would
like to be credited on the site as well. (ie. what name you would
prefer - Sue, J. R. Smith, Golthar - defender of England, etc.)
3) Give me a few days for research. I will
verify to my satisfaction, before posting, that it is indeed an original
4) Give me a reasonable amount of time to work up my
own sample. I verify Jessy's patterns and one or the other of us
double checks mine. Sometimes if you crochet very loose or very tight
you can make things work that may not happen for everyone.
5) If I have any edits or questions, I will email you.
I will not make changes to your patterns without your permission. I
do, however, reserve the right to include notes (ex. I found that an
extra chain stitch here helps) and I will indicate that they are from me..
6) If you have included the photo, I will use your
photo providing that it is of reasonable quality and a file that can be
optimized for the web. If you have not included a photo, I will
include the photo of my sample.
I don't know how to write a pattern.
Does my pattern have to be in proper "pattern-speak" for you to accept it?
Not necessarily. While clearly written, properly punctuated
patterns are a plus, I will gladly consider your pattern as long as I can
figure out what you mean. Depending on how your pattern reads, I may
ask you for permission to reword things for clarity. Or you could do
was Jessy does - give me detailed notes and permission to "translate."
What if I don't like your site design?
Seriously, then get a free Tripod or other web account and I'll link
What if I don't like your sample/photo?
Let's be for real here, make your own. Or ask nicely and I
might make another. If you provide a reason, I'll likely oblige.
I will make most samples in neutrals (ecru or white) unless the pattern name
indicates otherwise. (I will not make a pattern called Blue Skies in
I sent you my thing forever ago
and it's still not posted! WHY?!?
I'm not trying to be mean here, but probably because I have a full
time job. I'm a department manager at a craft store. Yes, it
means I get a discount. It also means that at least 40 hours a week,
I'm doing something other than this website. If you're really that
concerned about what I'm up to check
my blog or
email me. I usually post there
if there's something keeping me from something I promised to do, whether
related to this site or not.
It could also mean that your pattern was more complicated
than you thought and the pattern check is taking a while.
I'll agree to let you know what's going on, if you agree to
ask before you get angry.
I have a link that I bet you'll think is really cool. Will you link to it?
Sure, if I like it. Send
it in. I check all of the links that are submitted
to me before I post them.
Do I have to link to you?
I would prefer it, but no, I won't make you. I think reciprocal
links are common courtesy, but I also know they're not always possible, or
appropriate. (I won't put up a permanent link that doesn't pertain to
the purpose of this site.)
Does it have to be a crochet link?
Not necessarily. I would prefer it. But it could also be
knitting or yarn or tatting. If it's a cool site, I may feature it
temporarily on the homepage - related or not. Links must be crochet related, at least
somehow, to gain a permanent home on the site.
I have a photo of something I made from one
of your patterns will you post it?
Gladly, under a few conditions.
1) The photo must be of reasonable quality and able to be
optimized for the web. I will not post blurry photos or photos that I
cannot reduce to a reasonable file size. My Tripod account has limited
2) The sample must be in reasonable condition and represent
my pattern to my satisfaction. I will not post photos of stained,
inaccurate or damaged samples.
3) If it is a photo of a pattern contributed by someone
else, I will optimize it and forward it to the designer for the final
Can I submit just photos of other stuff I made?
No. Sorry, kids. This is a pattern and resource site. Not
Show and Tell. Go to Yahoo!Groups and post it through the old
Newsletter group. (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crochetpages)
If you don't like that option, check Ravelry or
some other community site for that.