Q: What is the benefit of buying your pattern over using a free pattern I found online? 

A:  The Uppercase Alphabet, Lowercase Alphabet, and Number & Punctuation and the Crochet Bannerama patterns all work together.  You don’t have to spend time searching for three different patterns and hoping they’ll be the same size or style.  And unlike some free patterns, they have smooth edges, easy construction, and pattern details that result in a perfect project every time.  Also, these written patterns have no charts – just complete written instructions using common abbreviations and terms.  There’s no fear that you’ll get half-way through a letter and realize the pattern is wrong: these motifs have been tested repeatedly and used by over 1,000 other crocheters just like you.

But don’t take my word for it: As Jacqui of Yarnosaurus Rex said: “…don’t be fooled by other letter patterns (if you can find them); Hi, Jenny Brown‘s are the best. So intricate but so easy to follow! All glory to Jenny Brown.” (That last bit may be over the top, but I love it too much to cut it.)

Q: Do I need to be an advanced crocheter to crochet your patterns?

A: If you know basic stitches (ch, sc, dc), increases and decreases, and common terms (front loop, working in back of chain) or are willing to look them up, you’ll be fine.  You’ll also need a willingness to learn new skills and work in different directions to create a variety of shapes.  Don’t worry if you’re stuck – many of these technique are explained (with pictures) in my pattern details.  If you need more help, you can email me.

Sarah's first crochet pattern - hijennybrown.com

My cousin Sarah is a beginning crocheter, and the Uppercase & Lowercase Alphabet pattern was the first pattern she ever tried.  With no help from me, she used it to add “Dad” to the first blanket she ever made! Did she do a great job or what?

Q: I bought the pattern from (Etsy/Ravelry/Craftsy).  How do I get it?

A: I love digital downloads, but the first one can be a little tricky.

Etsy — Downloading a Digital Item: You will receive an email with a download link after payment is confirmed.  If you miss the email, you can access your download at any time from your “Purchases and Reviews” page.

Ravelry — I Bought a Pattern – How do I get it again?: You will receive an email with a download link after payment is confirmed.  You can access your patterns at any time from your Ravelry library.

Craftsy –After I purchase a pattern on Craftsy, how will I receive it?:  After payment is confirmed,  you will be redirected to a download page.  You can access your patterns at any time through the Pattern Library.

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Q: Who provides the photographs for your pattern and website?

The wonderful photographer (and friend) Erin Markan of Folks Collected. Erin recently snagged us an award by Crochet Concupiscence for Best Crochet Photos 2014.