Hi guys! Just wanted some feedback on the pricing of my octopus squishy/stress toy (shown down below). I was originally going to release it as a free pattern, then I decided setting a low price (probably around, or less than, £1) would be better as it avoids plagiarism and ensures that I receive proper credit when others complete my work. It is also due to the fact that I have worked to make this pattern, no matter how simple it may be.
However, I received a DM early about this, recommending that I produce this as a free pattern as it is simple and more people will want it if it is free. I am fine to do so, however I would like feedback from others first.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with pricing it. Anyways you aren’t even going to cost that much. Personally I would because every designer spends a lot of time on every pattern no matter how big or small. I personally think is a bit rude to ask designers to make there pattern free. Like it’s not that simple. I am actually testing your pattern now. It’s going great so far.
Thank you very much for the feedback!
Welcome, I am 12 and started crochet 5 months ago so I am not a pro but still I have learned quite a bit and enjoy crochet so much!
I agree with @amit2677 that’s it’s rude to tell a designer what to price their pattern. You know how much time you put into it and so you’re the one who decides the price. Try to ignore the rude people,
I’d suggest setting a price as most mini octopus patterns on this platform cost money and im sure it would sell <3
Ultimately, it’s up to you. You could do both, price it and do a free type sale for a bit. With me, I tend to wonder if I want people to make my pattern, or if I want the sale. Know what I mean? The great patterns do both. I have some ideas in my head that could do that, but until then …
Here on Ribblr it doesn’t say how many people have your pattern, bought or free. And how many make it is dependent on if they make a journal. So the free doesn’t always help either.
I’m not as hard on the one(s) that said to make it free. It does seem you are asking.
Good luck with your choice.
So, a lot of designers post free patterns, but usually on a website where they get a bit of ad revenue if people view the page. They usually offer PDFs at a cost.
It’s really up to you if you want to charge. People who are willing to pay will pay £1. Others will go look for a free version elsewhere. There are a lot of octopus patterns around.
If you want to charge purely to protect your pattern, you could always make it a charity pattern. People will buy for a cause