Not everyone can look at a picture of a crochet motif and crochet it from the picture without a pattern...Vintage patterns have no copyright and I do use old patterns myself as inspiration.
The one below is from the 1970's......All I had was a picture, no pattern so this is my version of the design in my yarn choice and colour....
Love the secondary pattern that just happens when they are all joined together....
HARD TO DECIDE WHO DESIGNED A MOTIF ORIGINALLY
A couple of days back someone sent me a picture of a throw, a beautiful throw. She had tried to buy the pattern with no luck.
I tried to be fair and help but said I couldn't pass on the pattern as this person was selling the made up motif as a throw and trying to make a living at crochet...fair I thought?
A LITTLE MORE RESEARCH LATER...
I found the same motif was out there with some well know crochet artists as their own design, I found it as a motif for sale, for free, in a WELL KNOWN magazine and in a
WELL SOLD book as a hexagon version....wow!
Who owned this design or was it an old motif that had been copied and tweaked, or was it the yarn, colour and how it was put together, that had made it theirs?
To me it was a very recognisable design and they all looked similar but slightly different,
I did my own version, making the second round longer and much more open and the third round chunkier, I used my colour choice and my yarn choice.......so does that make it mine or a design dilemma ?
a few of the versions I found.........on the net, in a magazine, for free and in a book...
my version is bottom right
Do you know where the ORIGINAL comes from please?
Let me know if you do, I would be very interested to find out as it is all over the net and publishing world all being claimed as their own design?
Interesting don't you think?