General enquiry

hello people I just had a general enquiry; how often do people BUY your patterns
I guess people are more likely to get them if they’re free but I just wanna know what kind of prices sell and how many people actually pay for patterns
Thank you all :heart_hands::heart_hands:


My shop has had 26 pattern sales since mid May (roughly 2 a week) and just over 300 free downloads since mid June. I published my first patterns in mid May. My prices range from Free to £8.50.


Me personally I have never paid for a pattern because I am young. But I don’t know about other people

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If no one bought ANY patterns, very few people would stick with designing very long. After all, designing takes time, energy, expense in buying needles hooks yarn etc, compensating tech editors properly and effort and people deserve to be properly compensated, especially when the pattern is complex.

I have no problem paying a designer for a pattern I like.

Actually most of the free patterns I’ve seen don’t really appeal to me. I pay for most of mine


My sales go in sprees, right now im not super active on ribblr so maybe once a week, roughly? When I was really active on here there were times I got several a day…

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Hi i have been selling patterns since may and i have had 17 sales and £28 in total all of my patterns that have been bought rwnge from £1 - £5 x


Awww thats sweet ive heard people say before that paid patterns are useless and that they would never spend money on them if they can get them for free


I don’t know how to quantify how often I buy patterns. But when I am buying its for something that really stuck out to me. I have a few designers who make fantasy creatures and they are just stunning. So I guess what I am saying is if you are looking to sell, think about how you can make something that really stands out. There are a LOT of free patterns for basic stuff, so if you do something basic, brain storm on how you can make it eye catching and different. think of different shapes and such. little parts you can add. combos that might not be done a lot.

so in saying that, I do buy a good bit of patterns, but usually not all at one time and it really just has to stand out and get me excited.


Only wanting free patterns simply reinforces a bad stereotype about crocheters, that they only want cheap, low quality yarns and free patterns so why bother designing nice high quality patterns for them if they refuse to pay a fair price for them and if they will only make them out of cheap low quality yarn.

I know knitters with this attitude about crocheters. In return, crocheters see knitters as snobs. As I do both knitting and crocheting I encounter these attitudes all the time. Knitters think crochet is ugly until I show them a nice crocheted shawl or sweater, they can’t believe it is crocheted.

I learned to crochet first but later taught myself to knit because quite frankly better quality patterns were marketed to knitters back then and I wanted to make those things. These days if you are willing to look, there are beautiful crochet patterns out there now


I would definitely pay for patterns if I could. They all look so cute!

I am just starting out here so no sales yet but I have noticed that lots of patterns are way over priced for some patterns. I have been writing patterns since the 80s and over the years I have found patterns that are quality and some that are not even worth my time. I am glad that Ribblr has the tester feature so that it gets throughly tested (hopefully) prior to publishing. I have a pattern on Etsy currently that is a great seller and it’s $3. I like to diversify where I post my patterns. I hope that they do as well here as Etsy and Ravelry.

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