Sunday, 23 August 2015

NEW POLICY - PERMISSION TO SELL

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In the past, ALL Barbara Summers' Hand Knit and Crochet Patterns have always carried one or more policy clauses about selling, such as:

"Original Design by Barbara Summers.  For your personal use only. You can make and gift the finished product. YOU CANNOT SELL THE FINISHED PRODUCT."

"This pattern and items made from this pattern are for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes."

OR something similar to the above.

Let me explain why I have always had "the no selling clause".

There have always been designers who "give permission" to sell items made from their patterns; designers who request you buy a "cottage license" to sell items made from their patterns; and there are many designers like me who request the item be made for personal use or to give as a gift only.

According to UK law, I legally have the right to protect my designs, by requesting it be made "for personal use only". 

HOWEVER, in the past year, I have been reviewing this "personal use only" clause.

In all honesty, I know people make items from my patterns and sell them. It is so easy for a pattern purchaser to make items from the pattern, and then sell those items at craft fairs, and I would never know. Same goes for selling online, I don't go hunting them down, I have better things to do with my time.

SO, I am changing my policy about "personal use only", it will now read "Barbara Summers' patterns may not be used for mass production purposes".

As long as you alone (the purchaser of the pattern) are making the items, and not producing hundreds of my designs by means of using a team of employees or machinery, I give you permission to make and sell items made from my patterns.

If you can give me your website or shop URL I can use it to direct future purchasers to "where they can buy the item ready made", as I do not always have the time to make items/garments for sale myself.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD I, Barbara Summers, give you "Permission to Sell" items made from Barbara Summers' Hand Knit and Crochet Patterns.

PLEASE contact me via my Facebook Page if you would like me to list your website or shop URL where you sell items/garments made from my patterns. 

Please be aware if you are buying existing patterns, one of these policy clauses may appear on the pattern itself, PLEASE disregard the "personal use only". I do not have the time to make changes to the one hundred or so patterns which I have written in the past, with the new policy change. All NEW patterns, from today's date, will carry the new clause.

Ciao, ciao!




Monday, 20 July 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #9

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Hello Week #9 of Crochet Vintage 

HOW did you go with crocheting last week's PENTAGON  crochet stitch ?  
Did you enjoy yourself? 
Did you have fun with Week #8 ?  
I sure do hope you had fun changing colours and playing with the stitch pattern, it is a fun and easy stitch which could easily be used anywhere an open work stitch pattern is needed.


This week #9

I have another amazing and interesting crochet stitch for you, from my vintage 1970's stitch collection.  We are going to tackle a SIDEWAYS crochet stitch pattern. It is really very simple and once again you can change colour in every row if you wish.  


I will show you how to crochet a swatch with the basic stitches and ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER to have some fun whilst crocheting this stitch.


I suggest you start with one (1) colour and then have a play with some colour changing, every row if you wish, and watch how the stitches stand out and create a lovely pattern. 

REMEMBER you are the creator use whatever yarn or thread you have, and enjoy the process.


Are you ready to join me?  Let's play and have some Crochet Vintage fun! 


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LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - SIDEWAYS


Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #9, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

YARN: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply
HOOK: E-4 (3.5mm) 
NOTIONS: Scissors, Yarn needle

PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY: Easy

TENSION/GAUGE:  Not critical to this pattern.  
If using other yarn please use recommended hook on yarn label.

PATTERN NOTES: Swatch instructions are for one (1) colour. You can change colour every row OR whenever you wish.

This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 3sts (plus 2 for foundation row),   
ie. 3 x 7 = 21;  21 + 2 = 23.  

You need to know how to crochet flat.  Colour change is optional.
Stitch guide:  single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet.


This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.

ADD THIS PATTERN TO YOUR RAVELRY QUEUE AND FAVOURITES


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PATTERN STARTS:



SIDE-WAYS Crochet Stitch Pattern

These instructions are for the Side-ways Stitch using one (1) colour yarn, for colour change instructions see SPECIAL NOTE for CHANGING COLOUR at end of pattern.

Foundation Row:  Ch23.

Row 1:  1dc in 4th ch from hook, dc to end.  TURN.  (21sts)

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Row 2:  Ch2, 1dc in first dc, *ch2, dc3tog around stem of dc just made, ch1, skip 2sts, 1dc in next st, rep from * to end, ending with hdc in ch3.  TURN.


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Row 3:  Ch3, *3dc in ch2-sp, rep from * to end, ending with 1dc in ch2.  TURN.


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Row 4:  Ch2, 1dc in next dc, *ch2, dc3tog around stem of dc just made, ch1, skip 2sts, 1dc in next st, rep from * to end, ending with hdc in ch3.  TURN.


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Continue pattern repeating Rows 3 and 4 for desired length.


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SPECIAL NOTE:  CHANGING COLOUR

Change the look of the pattern stitch, by changing colour every row or whenever you desire.  

When changing colour begin the ROW 3 with a 'standing dc' instead of Ch3, and end with '1dc in hdc', instead of in ch2 and begin ROW 4 with a 'standing hdc' instead of Ch2, and end with 'hdc in dc', instead of  ch3.


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THIS IS THE LAST STITCH PATTERN for Crochet Vintage Collection, I will be taking a little break - going for a few days to Exeter, Devon.  And then going to enjoy the summer holidays.  Hope you all enjoy your summer holidays, no matter where you are or what you are doing.  

BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 

BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
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Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.


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