FAQ's FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)
HOW HARD ARE THE PATTERNS TO CROCHET?
(A) Our patterns are not hard to crochet at all. In fact, if anything, they are more time consuming than difficult. All it requires is a crochet crafter who desires to invest several hours of crocheting to complete the pattern as instructed.
CAN I USE OTHER THREAD COLORS FOR THE PATTERNS?
(A) Yes. However, we do all our prototypes patterns with size #10 Mercerized white cotton crochet thread. We find this to add a sense of purity to our finished crafts. You may choose to utilize another color to compliment your home decor. ** Note all patterns kits are sold with #10 Mercerized white cotton crochet thread.
CAN I USE THICKER THREAD AND DIFFERENT HOOK SIZES?
(A) This is not recommended. The thread type and hook size indicated were used to crochet and verify our pattern design. Changes in the thread thickness and or hook sizes will distort the size of the pattern and we can not guarantee that our featured design will be produced.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PATTERN DESIGN IF I SKIP CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS OR USE A SINGLE OR TRIPLE CROCHET INSTEAD OF WHAT IS LISTED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS?
(A) Using a different style or skipping several steps will distort the pattern (ie: make it bigger, throw off stitch count etc.) we do not recommend this.
WHEN IT DESIGNATES PATTERN LEVEL AS "BASIC" WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
(A) The word "Basic" is represented as meaning that the pattern can generally be crocheted within 2 to 3 weeks or less with daily crocheting.
WHEN IT DESIGNATES PATTERN LEVEL AS "CHALLENGING" WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
(A) The word "Challenging" is represented as meaning that the pattern can generally be crocheted within 4 to 6 weeks or less with daily crocheting.
WHEN IT DESIGNATES PATTERN LEVEL AS "ADVANCED" WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
(A) The word "Advanced" is represented as meaning that the pattern can generally be crocheted within 8 to 12 weeks or less with daily crocheting. These patterns are time consuming and generally discourage beginner crochet crafters.
WHAT IS OUR PATTERN STYLE?
(A) We create all of our patterns in the Open Mesh (OM) and Solid Mesh (SM) pattern style in either single, double or triple crochet stitching. We refrain from adding sophisticated borders and frills simply because of the various styles in practice and personal choices. We encourage crafters to add their own personal or preferred laced edge or border style to further compliment your completed craft.
MUST I USE THE COMPLETED DESIGN AS INITIALLY INDICATED?
(A) NO. From time to time we indicate or design a pattern as a bedspread or sofa-throw or a wall-hanging or a table top layout. You may use your completed craft for anything you like to enhance your home or office.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PATTERN DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE?
(A) This should not be the case, as all patterns are crocheted, verified and reworked to replicate the design we use to advertise for a particular pattern. If this is the case, you may have missed some stitches along the way. You will find that in filet crochet, missing a stitch or several stitches will cause a chain reaction. Again, we hope that your talent will prevent this from occurring. We must remind you that as with any hand crafted project that you work with there is some distortion due to the material used. Your finished pattern should significantly resemble our picture design, however you may need to experiment with the right presentation, background and placement once completed.
AM I LIMITED ON HOW MANY PATTERNS OR PATTERN KITS I CAN BUY?
(A) NO. We do not limit you to specific quantities, you may purchase as many patterns or pattern kits as you wish. However, we can not offer quantity or price discounts for multiple retail purchases of the same pattern/pattern kit unless prices or discounts are indicated at the time of purchase. An example may be an offer to Buy 3 get one Free promotion.
WHAT IS MEANT BY A "LIMITED EDITION"?
(A) Any crochet pattern listed or identified as "Limited Edition" means that we have established that this pattern design is "exclusive" to the product line and will be offered for a specified period and will have a "limited quantities" produced and made available for resale. These patterns are distinguished with an embossed gold seal and validation number.
WHAT IS MEANT BY "FIRST CHANCE OPPORTUNITY OFFER"?
(A) These offers are mailed (US Postal and Electronically) periodically to our valued customers who have purchased one of our crochet patterns or patterns kits. These unique offers will inform and provide you with an exclusive opportunity to preview and purchase any new or existing patterns or "Limited Editions" at a discounted introductory or special price, prior to them being released to the general public. These offers have a specified time period made available for responding ranging from 10-30 days. There is no subscription fee for our "First Chance Opportunity Offers" they are free. *Note: "First Chance Opportunity Offers" are generally sent when new pattern(s) are developed and ready for initial introduction. There is no established frequency for this mailing.
CAN YOU CUSTOM DESIGN A PATTERN JUST FOR ME?
(A) NO. Presently we are unable too, due to the extreme technical aspect and time required. Presently it would not be cost effective to the consumer. We hope to offer this option soon. However, we are currently developing and improving our technical equipment to support this operation.
WHAT OTHER LANGUAGES DO MAKE INSTRUCTIONS FOR?
(A) None currently. We offer our pattern instructions in standard American English. We have made an attempt in the past to convert to Spanish, however, due to regional dialects and printing cost we elected not to increase our pattern costs. We found that English worked best among crafters.