Autumn Gourds

Oct 27, 2010
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Good-lookin' Gourds; Maybe they don't get as much attention as pumpkins in the fall, and they are more for "decoration" than anything else, but these are still good-lookin' gourds. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors, more so than their pumpkin friends! They travel in groups and have an affinity for cornucopias and baskets.

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chiwaluv wrote
on Nov 9, 2010 3:38 PM

These look just like the pattern I wrote and submitted on this site as a free pattern.

Chiwaluv Amigurumi Critters


Were'nt  we suppose to submit our own Patterns that we wrote?

chiwaluv wrote
on Nov 11, 2010 6:51 AM

This pattern has been published already and is available on ETSY![0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

on Nov 11, 2010 9:04 AM
on Nov 11, 2010 9:11 AM

So are several of the patterns she has up here are already published in her Etsy shop... the apples are on her etsy -

And the vegetables -

And the petite pumpkins -

I'm sure they'll double check everyone's patterns to make sure they haven't been published yet... These all definitely were :(

Cut though. It's a shame.   I am excited to see what patterns are chosen - it's going to be an adorable calendar no matter what!

pinkie12 wrote
on Nov 13, 2010 6:28 PM

These gourds are adorable and are not the same as Chiwaluv's at all. Also, just an fyi: just because someone is selling their patterns on etsy does not mean the pattern is published.  Publishing is a whole other game.  Can you show me a magazine or a book or an on-line crocheting magazine where these were *published*? 

yayyarn wrote
on Nov 16, 2010 5:36 PM

The contest rules wern't terribly detailed to begin with but I think the message was clear.

The idea was to created an original Ami to be a part of something great, for Crochet Me. This original idea would become the propety of Crocht Me, which means you are no longer to gain profit from your idea.

When you made your Ami, you made it to be a part of Crochet Me's calander. For their gain. So that they can be an original crochet media. This may not have been her intent, but some people feel as if they donated their time and imagination for Crochet Me and simply submitting (possibly everything) from your Etsy page seems offensive to the spirit of the contest.


Honest mistakes happen, but in my opinion, this is too similar to Chiwaluv's pattern (on the same site  no less!!!), only with eyes.


In the end it is up to the publishers. Some rules aren't terribly clear for a reason. They get to decide who they want to repersent Crochet Me. Agreed upon or not. I will still buy the calendar either way because I  support (mostly) unique and creative crochet.