elisabeth andrée

about crochet


comments, copyright and crochet

it were a few unusual weeks regarding my blog

after posting the little shopper that i had made with the mini squares i received many responses. as always, most were very nice and sweet and of course i was glad that other crocheters liked the bag. suddenly, i received comments of a different character. besides the kind comments and emails and the usual other responses (as for the little blue pills, models who like to show my crochet work undressed, the robot phrases, links to etsy shops, etc.) there were messages from people who almost commanded a pattern for the bag. strange behavior to my opinion.

and last week i received a comment from someone who had copied a part of this tutorial and published it on her own dutch blog and she had the photos being edited …. without asking me first. she did link to my blog. i have her two emails written, in my opinion friendly but clearly, asking the pictures to remove of her blog. i also explained why and sent her information about legal blogging. oh yes, i pointed her to a linguistic error and that i should not have done …. (by the way my own blog is filled with grammatical mistakes, i am aware of that).

the second email i had sent her because she did not react on the first.

today i received a very angry email back, with large red letters. she wrote me that i am not social, because i do not want to share my patterns and she also thought that i had to write in dutch. to her opinion, the email i wrote to here was angry and although i’ve just read it again, i see no anger in it. pffffffff …..

do you have such experiences and do you think you could take parts of a blog without permission from the author to publish it on your own blog? there is much discussion about it, legally you should not, but at the same time it happens a lot.

good, now back to our hooks.

i have experimented with looser crocheting. i’m not good at it and for me it was really an exercise. i – again – made sleeves/a shrug and have used crochet hook size 4.5 mm instead of 3.5 mm. the stitch is of the crochet contest, see here. the result feels very nice, like a silk scarf almost, but it does not fit very well, maybe it needs an extra row at the top edge of it.


then another try with the same type of yarn and now with 5.0 mm crochet hook …. i ripped it out already because it looked so messy.


now i’m working on these colorful squares.



to be continued.
have a nice day!