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« on: April 04, 2009 06:13:26 AM »

I'm fairly new here and have a question.   I would like to design my own crochet patterns.  My question is how do I know that my design is original?   Let's say hats, since I'm making some and I've been asked to come up with an original design for a friend.  There are a million hat patterns out there so how different would my design have to be to be original?
If anyone can point me towards information or answer my question I'd appreciate it : )
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Sherry
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009 07:42:18 AM »

This is tricky, but I think as long as your hat uses interesting or unique combinations of stitches or yarn, you're less likely to be recreating something else that's already out there. I'd also browse through Craftster and Ravelry to get a sense of what's already been done - that really only comes with experience. Otherwise, just go ahead and make something. If you're selling for profit and someone finds that your pattern is just like theirs, then they'll let you know.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009 07:00:13 AM »

Well, you can never guarantee that any project is original, but as long as your intentions are good and you aren't trying to directly copy another's design or pattern, everything will be fine and you can call it an original pattern.  It's all about letting the creative juices flow and creating something fantastic and unique.  Good luck with the hat making too!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009 09:33:13 AM »

I think as long as you're writing it completely on your own without looking at any other patterns for how to do it, it's your own no matter what else it looks like.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009 08:15:48 AM »

Thanks, Ladies! : )
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