Trouble with patterns not being proof-read...

@bonbon50 (659)
United States
January 14, 2007 8:42am CST
I have worked a lot of crochet patterns and have been crocheting for decades. With patterns from 'Annie's Attic' and 'House of White Birches', I consistently find mistakes in their patterns! Does anyone else experience this with these companies or others?
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• Australia
29 Jan 07
I refuse to buy Annie's Attic patterns anymore. Every pattern I have purchased has had major error's which I haven't been able to work out. Ive got 30 odd years experience in crochet and knitting so to find that a pattern is so stuffed up is too exhausting to even bother about a company again.
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@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Exactly! I have been crocheting about the same length of time as you. I can't believe Annie's is so sloppy with it comes to checking their patterns; it's a wonder how they can stay in business!
@janmar (115)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I love Annie's Attic for their material availability, alot of times they have things I can't find anywhere else. But their patterns suck. I have done four different patterns from them and all four of them had mistakes. It took me days to rework one of the projects. I have never heard of the other one. Unfortunately I think you play the odds...the more you crochet, the more badly written, error filled, and just hard to understand patterns you will run into.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I have experienced the same thing with other pattern books I have purchased. It drives me crazy, as a professional typesetter I just don't accept many excuses for them. I do know that on some patterns they have company contact information I have complained a few times. One time I recieved a replacement pattern book.
• United States
14 Jan 07
Now some of the pattern companies have websites that list corrections to previously published books. Also, there are blogs were people will write about mistakes in certain publications. Sometimes you can find that info by googling up the name of the book or pattern leaflet. If you find one make sure you correct your own copy in case you decided to make it again later or in case you pass the book on.
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