Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice: My Knitting and Crochet Patterns

A knitting pattern is essentially a set of instructions on how to make something - often a garment of clothing or a household item. Each pattern is a document – and may be made up of words, numbers, charts and photos - and is protected under UK copyright law.

Copyright gives the owner a number of exclusive rights, including the right to control how or whether a copyright work is copied – either the whole of the work, or a ‘substantial’ part of it.

Copying includes any reproduction, whether by hand, photocopying, scanning into a computer, etc.

As a general rule, anyone who wishes to publish (for example on the internet) or adapt a copyright work must first secure permission from the copyright owner.

My Knitting and Crochet Patterns are ALL copyright protected – you may not copy them without my permission.

Please respect this – and please also understand that this applies whether patterns are free or ‘paid for’

A little about me ~

I love to knit and crochet – and I donate most of what I make to charities in the UK and across the world.

I write patterns and share most of them freely. There are many charity knitters who do wonderful work and, like me, donate to those in more need than themselves. There is always a demand for new patterns and ideas. And I am happy to share.

From time to time I make a small charge for my patterns, and this enables me to continue………..                    have you any idea of how much time and effort goes into writing patterns?

If it was easy you would all be doing it!

I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.

In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.


However, recently I have been saddened to find someone selling copies of my free patterns

on ebay.

I am so frustrated by this. It is illegal and morally wrong too.

So hurtful - and - if this continues I will have to make a charge for all of my designs.


Please do not abuse the copyright law – if you would like to know more, you might like to read the UK Government (Intellectual Property Office)  information about this ~



  1. Your talent and generosity in sharing is really appreciated. Thank you x

  2. Your talent and generosity in sharing is really appreciated. Thank you x

  3. the world is full of nasty people, thieves , people with no talent of their own. it's a shame.

  4. So sad to hear that people do this. when you are so wonderful to share with all of us.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear that someone did that!! I LOVE your patterns. I love to knit. I don't charge anyone for what I knit for them, just the yarn. I also donate to the Baby ward at my local hospital. Thanks for everything!! Karen McGrath

  7. Thank you for letting us sell things we make from your patterns!! How terrible that someone is selling your free patterns. 😡😠

  8. Thank you for letting me use your lovely patterns i use them to make baby clothes for a baby unit in a hospital which they are very pleased to receive

  9. Thank you for letting me use your lovely patterns i use them to make baby clothes for a baby unit in a hospital which they are very pleased to receive

  10. This is a very pretty pattern. Thankyou for letting me use it

  11. I will be forever grateful to you for writing these patterns especially the baby cardigan patterns. I just made my first cardigan for my new soon to be born grandchild and it was because of you and your best ever instructions that I could accomplish this. Many many thanks!! I am starting on the Charlie Cardi and can't wait to see it thru. Theresa

  12. Thank you for all your patterns, from time to time I look elsewhere but I always come back to yours; the reason being they are written so simply but the items are all so beautiful. You obviously know how yarn works so well and also what is practical for a wee one to wear. many thanks

  13. thank you for your patterns, i just learnt to knit and well happy with the result xxx

    1. Glad you are enjoying my patterns :)

  14. Sorry to hear about people on ebay, morally wrong and not good. I love your patterns, and want to thank you for your generosity and kindness.

  15. I love your patterns and would never abuse copyright. However, some people do. I hope you are able to continue to provide free patterns; they are all beautiful

  16. Thank you for so generously sharing your patterns. I am using these for a fundraiser with Mary's Meals so have shared with my knit and natter group. x

  17. Hello Marianna Thank you for the wonderful patterns you allow us to use. However I have hacked one to make a Santa Suit for a newborn in NZ. I have put a picture on Pinterest. I hope I have not taken advantage of your copyright. Many thanks again and I am leaving a donation

  18. Hi Marianna, we have just started a WI knitting group. We are going to knit hats and cardigans for small babies. We saw your pattern and it looked ideal sizes to donate. I hope you are ok that we have printed off some copies to share. We will send you some pictures when we have completed them, although I think they are always needed. Thank you in advance. Gail