Blog Policies

Review Policies

Amy and Donna enjoy reviewing items of interest to crocheters. We are happy to review items such as books, crochet hooks, accessories, tools, yarn, kits, and anything else related to crochet.

Before we write a review, we actually test-drive the products and read the books that are sent to us. We want to experience each item so we can provide the best review possible.

We will only write reviews for items we are comfortable recommending to Crochetville members and visitors. We will not write reviews for items we are not able to recommend. We write reviews as time allows. Submission of an item does not guarantee that we will review it. However, lack of a review for a submitted item does not necessarily indicate that we don’t like the product; we may just not have had time to test the product yet or to write the review.

All reviews will be based on our honest thoughts and feelings about the product. Even though posted reviews will be of an overall positive nature (see above), we will include any concerns or cautions we have about the product in the review.

To submit a crochet-related product or book for a possible review, please use the Contact Us form to request our mailing address. You may also request whether you would prefer an item to be reviewed by Amy, Donna, or both of us. If you would like both of us to review the product, you will need to send a sample to each of us.

Giveaway Policies

Our members love giveaways! You are also welcome to include another item for us to use as a giveaway to our forum members.

Giveaways are publicized across multiple platforms: our blog, social community, Facebook page, and Twitter account. Many of our Facebook fans share our Facebook post with their friends, reaching even more potential entrants.

 

Pattern Round-Up Policies

We believe it is very important for designers to respect the copyrights and trademarks of third parties, just as we expect others to respect our copyrights on our patterns. As such, we will include in our pattern round-ups only those designers who appear to be following copyright and trademark law in all aspects of their business.

We will not include in our pattern round-ups any designers who:

  • are distributing or selling any patterns/products that feature a third party’s intellectual property (IP) if the product info does not state that the designer has licensing arrangements or other official  permission in place or that the work falls under the third party’s published fan art policies.
  • are promoting or linking to any patterns/products of another designer that feature a third party’s IP if the product info does not state that the designer has licensing arrangements or other official  permission in place or that the work falls under the third party’s published fan art policies.
  • are promoting another designer whose products that feature a third party’s IP do not include info that the proper licensing arrangements or other permissions are in place, when the designer can reasonably be expected to know of the existence of these products (such as when a designer creates a pattern round-up highlighting the designs of only one designer).

Copyright Policies

We have consulted with our IP attorney  to verify that our blog posts meet the Fair Use provision of copyright law. We always give credit for any IP we have used and give a link back to the appropriate blog page, Ravelry pattern page, or other web page.

If you would prefer that your words or photos not be included in one of our posts, please send us an email to request that we remove your IP. We will be happy to edit the post and remove your IP and any links.

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