Frequently asked Questions (FAQ) and Help


Pattern/Project Requests or Comments

Are the patterns in Crochet Me new or have they been previously published?
How do I get the free patterns?
Where can I find where the pattern I am trying to buy was originally published?

General Customer Service

What is electronic PDF?
Is your website material copyrighted?

Subscriptions

How do I contact the Subscription department?
Are digital subscriptions available?
Is my Crochet Me web site login the same for my Interweave Crochet magazine subscription?
Do I have to subscribe to one of your magazines to get access to Crochet Me?

Website Info

How do I notify you if I find incorrect or missing information on your website?

Privacy Info

Are you going to sell my name?
What is your Privacy Policy?


I can't remember my Crochet Me password!

To get your password resent to you, please click here to recover your password.

If that still doesn't work, please contact us.



I am having trouble creating an account. The system will not accept my information or says I am already a user when I am not.

For security purposes, usernames must be unique to each customer. If you’re receiving an error telling you the user name is already in use, try adding characters, like numbers or other non-alphabetical characters to your username to make it unique.



I need to update/change my email address. How do I do this?

To change your email address, follow these steps:

    • Log in to your account with your email address and password. Be sure to click on the "Next time automatically sign me in" button.
    • Once you are logged in, click on the “Edit Profile” button next to your username at the top of the screen.
    • Under Edit Profile there are three tabs. Click the middle one: Site Options.
    • Scroll half way down the page to “Email Configurations.”
    • Under “Private Email” update the box with your new email address.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Save” button.


How do I change my password?

To change your password, follow these steps:

    • Log in to your account with your email address and password. Be sure to click on the "Next time automatically sign me in" button.
    • Once you are logged in, click on the “Edit Profile” button next to your username at the top of the screen.
    • Under Edit Profile there are three tabs. Click the middle one: Sign-in Information
    • Click on the link "Change Password"
    • Make the change and click "Save."


How do I change my username?

To change your username, follow these steps:

    • Log in to your account with your email address and password. Be sure to click on the "Next time automatically sign me in" button.
    • Once you are logged in, click on the “Edit Profile” button next to your username at the top of the screen.
    • Under Edit Profile there are three tabs. Click the middle one: Sign-in Information
    • Click on the link "Change Username"
    • Make the change and click "Save."



I forgot my password for the Interweave Store, please help.

To get your password resent to you, please click here to recover your password.

If that still doesn't work, please contact us.



What is that box of words I see in the right hand side of CrochetMe.com?

A tag is a word or phrase that helps you find posts, projects or patterns with similar content. In a tag cloud, the size of the tag represents how many items have been tagged with that word or phrase. Tags are usually single words and are typically listed alphabetically, and the importance of a tag is shown with a larger font size. When you click on a tag, it links to a collection of items that are associated with that tag. By clicking on another tag on the results page, you begin to narrow, or "filter" your search.

For Example:

Clicking on the Tag "Pullovers" may present a list of results (for example 20 results), and a second tag cloud. When you select another word, such as "Men" the result list is narrowed to 5 entries.



I am having trouble signing on to the Crochet Me website! Please help!

Do you have a firewall? Sometimes, we use words that firewalls will block. If you have access to the settings, add us to your list of acceptable sites. Also please try clearing your internet browser cookies and restarting your computer. Click one of the follow for help clearing your browsers cookies in Internet Explorer or Firefox.

If you continue to have problems, please contact us and send us the following information:

What operating system you are on (Windows XP, Mac OSX, etc)
What browser you are using (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc)
What time you experienced the problem
What you were doing (i.e. trying to download the Tomato pattern, tried to post a comment, etc)
Also include any errors you received. This information will help us track down the problem.



I see strange symbols instead of regular text and graphics after downloading a PDF!

There may be a problem in how your computer is trying to open the PDF. Try saving the file first and then opening it up directly in Adobe Acrobat, rather than in your web browser.

Also - please make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.To do that, you:

1) Open Adobe Acrobat Reader
2) Click on "Help"
3) Go down to "Check for updates."



I'm having problems printing my download to my printer.

1. First check your printer settings when trying to print. On the left hand side of the print menu there is a section that says "Print to File", this needs to be unchecked.

2. Check to make sure that you have the correct printer selected before attempting to print, once the print menu comes up.

3. Restart your computer and then print a PDF file. If the file prints correctly, your system may have been out of memory or resources.

4. If the PDF was slow to download, it will probably be slow to print. You might be able to check the printer status on your computer and make sure that the file is being sent to the printer.

5. Try setting the print quality at normal or economy rather than best quality or reduce dpi to 150 rather than 300 dpi. These settings are selected in the printer setup or printer options.

6. Try closing all other programs on your computer and opening the PDF file directly in Adobe Acrobat and not in your web browser.



I'm on WebTV or MSNTV2 and I am unable to access the patterns.

According to the folks at MSNTV2 (formerly WebTV), you can not download or view .pdfs via their browser. Unfortunately, due to the ever increasing number of patterns and the amount of detail required to provide a comprehensive pattern, a .pdf document delivery system is our best option for delivering patterns. We are sorry for the inconvenience.



When I try to download a PDF, I get a drawing error notification.

When you are getting a drawing error, it means that your version of Adobe Acrobat doesn't have the ability to view the PDF. Please update your Adobe to the newest version. To do that, you:

1) Open Adobe Acrobat Reader
2) Click on "Help"
3) Go down to "Check for updates."

If you get a notification that there are updates available - download them. That will help!



I tried to download Adobe but had issues?

Adobe asks that the following steps are taken:

1. Make sure that your Internet connection is stable.
2. Try downloading when there is less Internet activity.
3. Increase your available disk space.
4. Set security option to the default level (Internet Explorer only)
5. Disable or remove download, firewall, or proxy software.

For more info visit http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice



What is Crochet Me?

Crochet Me is an online crochet community, pattern library, and newsletter brought to you by Interweave Press, publishers of Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Spin-Off, and Interweave Knits magazines, as well as a lot of really cool crochet books.




Who is Toni, and why is she sending me e-mail?

Toni is Toni Rexroat, your faithful editor and cheerleader of the Crochet Me community. She's the one who writes the blog posts, chooses the patterns, and keeps the Crochet Me ball rolling. She's sending you e-mail to keep you up-to-date on all the swell things happening in the Crochet Me universe.



I can't remember what my password is for Crochet Me!

To get your password resent to you, please click here to recover your password.

If you do not recieve your password within 10 minutes, please contact us.


I'm having problems logging in/accessing the site!

Do you have a firewall? Sometimes, we use words that firewalls will block. If you have access to the settings, add us to your list of acceptable sites. You can also delete your cookies on your computer (you might have corupted cookies).

If you continue to have problems, use the contact form and send us the following information:

What operating system you are on (Windows XP, Mac OSX, etc)
What browser you are using (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc)
What time you experienced the problem
What you were doing (i.e. trying to download the Tomato pattern, tried to post a comment, etc)
Also include any errors you received. This information will help us track down the problem.



I know I'm subscribed to Crochet Me, but I can't download the free projects/patterns! What's the problem?

Please make sure you are logged in. The login in link is located at the top right hand side of every page. Sometimes, your computer forgets who you are (that's non-technical speak for "your cookie has become corrupt"), or you have have changed your password.

To get your password sent to you, please click the "Forgot my password" link, after you click the log in button on the top right hand side of the page.



I'm getting two copies of Crochet Me, I really only need one.

Check the email address in each newsletter. Some individuals have signed up using multiple email addresses. If that's the case, you can unsubscribe from the subscription you are no longer needing at that specific e-mail address.

Here are instructions to update your free email newsletters:

You can unsubscribe from a daily newsletter by going to the bottom of your newsletter email and clicking on the link: Manage your email preferences, which will link you to our Preference Center.  Once you are on the Preference Center page click on the dark green  button.   It will change to light green and say .   Once it says Subscribe, you are unsubscribed. It may take up to 2 business days to receive your last email. 


 


I don't want a daily e-mail. Can I get it weekly instead?

We currently do not offer a weekly digest of Crochet Me.



I don't want to sign up for the newsletter - I just want free patterns!

You still have to be a member of Crochet Me to download the free patterns, which means signing up. As a member, you'll receive the Crochet Me newsletter...but no one says you have to read it! Delete the newsletters if you wish - but make sure that you keep the one that gives you your password information. And maybe read a newsletter every now and then, just to make sure that you aren't missing something you might really enjoy.



Why can't I see images and/or ads?

You may need to turn off any ad blockers on your browser or firewall. Please check the help tab on the top right hand of your browser's main program window for more information.



Is is okay to link to your site?

Yes! Yes! Yes! In fact, we have some swell Crochet Me buttons you can download. We just ask that you don't post any content including patterns and other images on your site, as all items on this site are subject to copyright.



I really like pattern/project XYZ and am going to print it out for my class/group. That's OK, right?

Well, while it's OK to love the pattern, we would really prefer that only members of Crochet Me download the patterns. Of course, all of the members of your crocheting club/guild/class/organization are welcome to sign up for free!



I would like to sell a project that I made using the instructions I found on Crochet Me. Is that ok?

You'll need to contact the individual designer for permission. Contact information (website or e-mail) is typically found in the designer bio at the end of the project/pattern instructions.



How do I post my blog?

If you have a blog and would like to share it with the community, please log into your account with your username and password. Once you are in, go to Edit Profile on the top right hand corner. Under profile options, scroll down and you will see a box where you can insert your blog address.



How do I talk/converse with other members of this site? How do I meet new people?

To be able to interact with other community members, there are two things you can do. You can comment on the forums and the blogs and get to know members. Or, you can hit the Friends button on the top right hand corner and search for people you know or who have similar interests with you. Once you have friends, you can select the Conversation button (also top right hand corner) to interact with any community members you know.



How do I post a picture to the Reader's Gallery?

First, make sure that the picture is saved on your computer and is no larger than 6 MB. Then, go to your account and log in. Under the tab 'Galleries' click on 'Reader Photo Gallery.' Select the Thumbnail option. Then with the Upload File selected, search your computer for the picture and then click Save. Be sure to fill out all of the fields in that window and click Save when you are finished.



Are the patterns in Crochet Me new or have they been previously published?

Both! We'll be publishing new, never-before-seen patterns exclusively to Crochet Me as often as we can. In addition, we'll be bringing you the best patterns from Interweave's extensive back library or crocheting books and magazines, both for sale in our store and for free in the Pattern Library.



How do I get the free patterns?

Sign up! Members to Crochet Me get unlimited access to the free pattern library, as well as other benefits, like a newsletter, previews of magazines and book patterns, and much more.



Where can I find where the pattern I am trying to buy was originally published?

On the Crochet Me store you can select the pattern you are trying to find out about. Once you have selected the specific patterns, look in Pattern Details area where you will find where the original pattern was published.



Is your website material copyrighted?

Indeed it is. For more information, see our copyright statement.



How do I contact the Subscription department?

You can contact the subscription department 3 ways: Log In to your account, Email or Call.

If you choose to log in, you can:
- Change your postal address
- Update or add your email address
- Renew your subscription
- Pay an invoice
- Give a gift subscription
- Request a replacement for a missed or damaged issue

Interweave Crochet
VISIT: www.interweavecrochet.com click on the blue "Subscriber Services" button and log in with your  email address, account number, or postal address.
EMAIL: CRZcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com - Be sure to include the full name and postal address of your subscription so they can locate your file easier.
CALL: U.S. & Canada toll free 1-888-403-5986 International customers call 515-237-3657

PieceWork
VISIT: www.pieceworkmagazine.com click on the blue "Subscriber Services" button and log in with your  email address, account number, or postal address.
EMAIL: PCKcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com - Be sure to include the full name and postal address of your subscription so they can locate your file easier.
CALL: U.S. & Canada toll free 1-800-340-7496  International customers call 515-237-3657


Are digital subscriptions available?

Yes! Click on the magazine of your choice to find out more information about the different digital subscriptions offered:

Interweave Crochet
PieceWork


Is my Crochet Me web site login the same for my Interweave Crochet magazine subscription?

No. At this time, your Crochet Me login is different from your subscription login.


Do I have to subscribe to one of your magazines to get access to Crochet Me?

While we would love you to subscribe to one of our many magazines, it is not a requirement to access the Crochet Me site, free patterns or email newsletter.


Why do you only offer this product as an electronic download?

We use Adobe PDF format for our electronic files. By using Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format), we are able to deliver your product as soon as your payment has been processed.

PDF files will appear exactly the same whatever computer you use. PDF is:

Widely used
A compressed format
Viewable on any computer - formatted as it left the author
Able to include any text, tables or graphics as a single file
Printable



How do I notify you if I find incorrect or missing information on your website?

Our objective is to provide you the most complete and accurate information at all times. If you discover incorrect or missing information, we would appreciate hearing about it. Please contact us and thank you for taking the time to help us make this site the best it can be.



Are you going to sell my name?

No, we value your privacy and we invite you to view our privacy policy.



What is your Privacy Policy?

Please review our Privacy Policy and Conditions of Use at http://www.interweave.com/privacy_policy.asp

 

If you still have questions that were not answered here, please contact our customer support department or 866-949-1646 or 970-776-1494.