I love free patterns – they are a fantastic and fun way to share crochet knowledge and enjoy they endless variety that is the product of so many people’s creativity and expertise.
Many people enjoy free patterns so much that they gloss over paid patterns entirely (which is of course totally understandable) in favor of patterns that don’t increase the cost of their hobby. However, there are many advantages to paid patterns from a dependable pattern seller – and of course I am going to tell you about at least one of them, because I’m a paid pattern seller!
One of these advantages is that you are paying the designer not only for the time they spent to write the pattern, but for the time they WILL spend in the future answering questions and improving anything that needs improvement. I’ve been spending a lot of time recently working my own patterns – one of them, the Deer Hat pattern, needed a makeover and that’s what it got!
In addition to snappier photographs, I’ve also reviewed and re-worked the pattern, making some minor changes to improve the general shaping of the main hat and antlers. The new photos were taken with the pattern model of the latest version, using the new recommended yarn and shaping.
Though the recommended yarn for this pattern is now listed as Big Twist Value Solids, the previously listed yarns are still good choices. All the important bottom-line stuff, such as hooks, gauge, and yardage, remain the same.
This pattern has also been re-formatted to the two-column page layout to make for easier reading on smartphones and mobile devices.
I hope everyone enjoys the new look!
Yarn deer is my spirit animal.