Copyright Notice: My Knitting and Crochet Patterns
A knitting pattern is essentially a set of instructions on how to make something - often a garment of clothing or a household item. Each pattern is a document – and may be made up of words, numbers, charts and photos - and is protected under UK copyright law.
Copyright gives the owner a number of exclusive rights, including the right to control how or whether a copyright work is copied – either the whole of the work, or a ‘substantial’ part of it.
Copying includes any reproduction, whether by hand, photocopying, scanning into a computer, etc.
As a general rule, anyone who wishes to publish (for example on the internet) or adapt a copyright work must first secure permission from the copyright owner.
My Knitting and Crochet Patterns are ALL copyright protected – you may not copy them without my permission.
Please respect this – and please also understand that this applies whether patterns are free or ‘paid for’
A little about me ~
I love to knit and crochet – and I donate most of what I make to charities in the UK and across the world.
I write patterns and share most of them freely. There are many charity knitters who do wonderful work and, like me, donate to those in more need than themselves. There is always a demand for new patterns and ideas. And I am happy to share.
From time to time I make a small charge for my patterns, and this enables me to continue……….. have you any idea of how much time and effort goes into writing patterns?
If it was easy you would all be doing it!
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition: You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
However, recently I have been saddened to find someone selling copies of my free patterns
I am so frustrated by this. It is illegal and morally wrong too.
So hurtful - and - if this continues I will have to make a charge for all of my designs.
Please do not abuse the copyright law – if you would like to know more, you might like to read the UK Government (Intellectual Property Office) information about this ~ https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/399646/Copyright_Notice_4-2015.pdf