Community Supported Patterns

When I release a pattern, I create a code that allows for a number of free downloads. To figure out how many, I add the copies I provide myself to the copies that other folks have donated.

The codes are intended for folks who need a little treat but don’t have room in the budget for small indulgences at the moment.

We’re doing this on the honor system. You know your budget better than I do, and you don’t have to justify anything to me. The codes are here to be used. If using one will make your day better, go for it! The code for the current pattern and directions to use it are below.

If you have space in your budget to donate one to someone else, you can do that here.

Current Pattern

The current pattern is Clasped.

We had no donations between April 23 and May 13, 2024.

As a reminder, this is mean to be a communal effort. And I’m happy to do the work to manage this and to make some copies available on my own. But usually how we do this is that I match what other folks have contributed. So the way this works long term is if other folks contribute when they can. I can carry it on my own sometimes, but I’ll need to revisit it if we end up with that being the trend.

This pattern costs $10.00, and I made it available to mailing list folks at at 25% discount, so that makes the price of the pattern $7.50. We had 0 donated copies so I’ll donate 4 of my own.

If you’d like to use one of the free copies, you can use the code CHANGE on payhip* to download the pattern for free. The codes are active as of 9:00 am eastern time on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

If the code doesn’t work, it means all the codes have been used. I’m explicitly asking you not to message me saying that you’re upset that if they were used before you got to them.

When I’ve tried things like this in the past, I’ve gotten nasty notes about how quickly the codes get used. I’m going to be uncomfortably honest and say I found that really disheartening.

Things are hard, and I’m doing my best. This is the best way I can think of to help folks who can’t quite make a new pattern fit in the budget right now, to provide a way for folks who have a little more leeway in their budgets to help someone else out, and to still get paid for my time and cover the costs of running this business.

So far, everyone has been really really really cool (seriously, I was nervous because I’ve had problems in the past, but so far this has been awesome), and I’m delighted it’s working so well for everyone. So I’m leaving this request up here in the hopes that everyone continues to be cool!

*The code works on payhip because managing codes on multiple platforms is a lot of extra work. Everyone can use payhip, but not everyone can use ravelry. So to make it available to everyone, they’re only available through payhip.

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