Read Before Posting Free Patterns

[SIZE=3]Shamelessly borrowed from the Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns group, Document created by Cablegrrl

Before posting a free pattern here, consider joining the Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns group, they are super nice! [/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Mission Statement[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Our Unraveled wants to protect both designers and crafters and enable everyone to enjoy their fiber arts to the best of their ability. This means taking caution when posting free patterns that they haven’t been stolen or copied from a protected source. [/SIZE][SIZE=2] [/SIZE][SIZE=2]Many[/SIZE][SIZE=2] patterns are provided by designers as samples of their portfolio of creative work. Free patterns are also provided by yarn manufacturers to promote new and existing product lines.

Free patterns, therefore, help build long and lasting relationships in the fiber artist community.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Free Pattern Posting Policy[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Please do not post the free pattern itself in this [/SIZE][SIZE=2]forum[/SIZE][SIZE=2] [/SIZE][SIZE=2]unless you are the owner[/SIZE][SIZE=2], only the link to the pattern’s page on the designer’s blog or website, or the link to the pattern’s page on the yarn manufacturer’s website.

You may include the pattern’s photo only with the designer’s permission.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]If the designer has not granted permission to share the pattern’s photo, please post the name of the pattern, a brief description (for example: “free scarf pattern”), and the link to the pattern’s page on the designer’s or yarn company’s website.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Free pattern posts are subject to editing by the moderator[/SIZE][SIZE=2]s[/SIZE][SIZE=2] to comply with this policy.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]Designer Information[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2][B]Designers are welcome to post their own free patterns, either as direct PDF links or via links to their website, with the patterns’ photos, in the above threads or in stand-alone threads on our group.

By posting a pattern on Our Unraveled, designers hereby certify that the design is their original work, that they own the copyright to the pattern and the photos, and that they have the legal right to post the pattern and the photos to the Our Unraveled Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns group. [/B][/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]In the interest of protecting designers’ rights to their intellectual properties, please direct any questions or concerns about free pattern posts to [/SIZE][SIZE=2]Admin or[/SIZE][SIZE=2] [/SIZE][SIZE=2]the Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns group. [/SIZE]