Why Should I Pay For A Crochet Pattern?
I have been asked in the past why should someone purchase and/or pay for a crochet pattern. There are always differing answers depending on who you ask, but the top 2 opposing answers I get are:
1) If it’s easy, I’ll sit down and figure it out myself instead of paying for the pattern.
2) I don’t want to do the math (or I’m not good at math), so I want it figured out for me.
I’ve decided to come up with a few other reasons to purchase a pattern.
TOP 6 REASONS TO
PAY FOR A CROCHET PATTERN
6.) You’re New – There is nothing wrong with being a “newbie.” Everyone has to start somewhere. Focus on learning before you try your hand at design.
5.) Desire – You have no desire to design a pattern of your own.
4.) Time – You like/want to just sit down and crochet (which is actually much quicker than designing something.)
3.) Support – You can be a designer while still supporting other designers. That’s what makes us all unique. Quick story….when I first starting designing I said I was never going to buy another crochet pattern. Then I realized I was missing out on some amazing designs from fellow designers. And every designer has their own ‘niche’. Don’t limit yourself once you become a designer.
2.) Knowledge – You may want to expand your knowledge to a new technique. Learn from the masters so you will have a better understanding of that type of crochet.
And the number one reason (in my opinion) to purchase a pattern, is…..
1.) Math – If you despise math, save yourself the headache. There can be a lot of math involved in designing, especially with multiple size designs (which is one of the reasons I love it!). Some people just don’t want to do the math involved.
I would love to hear other reasons if you have some.