General Copyright Laws Regarding Knitting and Crochet Patterns
For a general guide to the copyright issues regarding knitting and crochet patterns, I recommend this excellent article on the Vogue Knitting website
My Copyright Notice
“If in doubt, ask me!”
Unless otherwise stated, all images & text on this website are my own and subject to copyright laws – you may not use them or copy them without my express permission.
And unless otherwise stated on the specific pattern/post/tutorial/course notes, the following applies:
Q. Can I sell or donate items I make from your patterns and/or tutorials?
A. Yes, you may sell or donate items made from my patterns for charity. If you are a small scale, independent crafter then you may also sell items made from my patterns for personal gain on Etsy, at craft fairs and the like. In each case I would ask that you include either a tag or piece of paper with the sale that has some text acknowledging that the design is mine along with my URL, e.g. “Desgined by Merrian Holland www.mezzacraft.com”
Q. Can I make a copy of one of your patterns/tutorials for a friend?
A. Not if the material is a “paid for” pattern or part of any of my courses you have attended. You are more than welcome to print and distribute any of my free patterns and tutorials (the copyright notice for this would be clearly stated on the pattern) – ideally I’d prefer it if you sent your friend a link to the relevant material on my website.
Q. Can I copy crochet/knitting patterns from a library book/magazine and bring them into class for other students?
A. No, this is copyright infringement as you are denying the author/publisher of the pattern/book/magazine a sale.
Q. Can I print off extra copies of digital crochet/knitting patterns that I have bought on-line and give them to my friends/class mates?
A. No, this is copyright infringement as you are denying the author/publisher of the pattern a sale.
Q. Can you teach the class from copyrighted material from books/magazines/online?
A. Only if I have specifically gained permission from the creator/designer of the pattern. We can use copyrighted materials in books/magazines and links to on-line resources but only for the purpose of research and inspiration.
Q. Can I use your course notes/ tutorials/patterns to teach classes/students?
A. Not without my express permission. I would consider it in certain circumstances and under agreed terms. Please contact me to discuss.
Q. Can I use excerpts and images from your website on my blog/website for the purpose of informing people of your patterns/tutorials/courses?
A. Yes, but only if full and clear credit is given to www.Mezzacraft.com with appropriate and specific direction/link to the original content.
© Merrian Holland and www.Mezzacraft.com 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.