Crochet Pattern Rant

Crochet Pattern Rant

If I walk into a shop I can purchase a whole book of crochet patterns that have been, presumably, edited and test-crocheted over many many months and I’ll pay maybe $10 and maybe up as far as $20. Generally it works out to about $1-$2 per pattern. And I expect that said book will include lovely photography, charts and explanations, full details of yarns used and maybe even a detailed How to Crochet section. I can even go to the book’s info pages and figure out if it’s US or UK terminology – gosh some will even have give me a handy table of conversions.

So, what makes you think that your single pattern is worth double or more what one of those professional patterns is worth? And why on earth should I pay you for the second rate can’t-be-arsed approach to checking that you’ve got your numbers right? And while I can accept that it might be confusing to you, in your small minded think-you’re-too-good way to be bothered translating your entire pattern into both UK and US, I really don’t believe it is too much to ask that you stick in a single line that means that I don’t have to read through for the country specific terms myself – especially since I’ve just paid you more than double what I’d have paid someone who knows what they’re doing for the same thing.

OK… breath in…. breath out… and…. back to calm.