Cute and Kaboodle

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Can I sell items I made from your patterns?
As long as you don’t mass-produce them, I’m ok with you selling a few items made from my patterns, especially to your friends/family. It’s also more than ok to make and sell things for charity purposes. However, if you decide to sell items made from my patterns, please always include credit to me as a designer and a link to my website ( If you read it and plan to make just a few items for your store/friends/craft fair/etc., feel free to start doing so – no need to double check:) I’ll tell you exactly the same thing via e-mail/message.

I think I found a mistake in the pattern. Would you like to know what I found?
Oh, sure! Please do e-mail me (kacprzak_justyna at wp dot pl) and let me know what’s wrong. And thanks in advance!

Help! I don’t understand the pattern. What now?
Maybe the way the pattern is written is new to you? In order to keep the instructions clear and short, I try to avoid lengthy explanations and write my patterns in the following concise way:

8. 2sc, inc, (3sc, inc) x2, 4sc (18)
instead of writing:
Round 8. 1sc in each of the next 2sc, 2sc in next sc, (1sc in each of the next 3sc, 2sc in next sc) twice, 1sc in each of the next 4sc (18sc)
So, in other words, whenever there’s a need to make more than one stitch in the same spot, the following terms are used:
inc – for 2sc in the same spot
3in1 – for 3sc in the same spot
4in1 – for 4sc in the same spot, etc.

Whenever there’s a number of stitches given in this form: 2sc, 16sc, etc. it means that you make 1sc in each of the next 2, 16, etc. stitches.

One more example, so that you feel confident with it:
11. (2sc, dec) x3, 5sc, (dec, 2sc) x2, dec (21)
First you make *1sc in each of the next 2 stitches, then sc next 2 stitches together* and repeat from * to * 3 times. Then, make 1sc in each of the next 5sc, *sc2tog, 1sc in next 2 stitches*, repeat from * to * twice and finally sc the last 2 stitches together.

Here’s also a list of abbreviations used in my patterns:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inc – increase (2 sts in one)
dec – decrease (sc2tog)
sc3tog – 3 stitches worked together
in FLO – in front loops only
in BLO – in back loops only
sk – skip
x5/x3 – repeat 5 times/3 times
(n) – number of stitches in a round

Do you use American or British English terminology in your patterns?
All of my patterns are written in American English, but sometimes a British version is available, too.

I understand the stitches and abbreviations, it’s something else I don’t understand. Where do I get help?
Feel free to visit my Ravelry group: and ask there. There are many people who know my designs and will be able to help even when I’m away. If you’re not on Ravelry and don’t want to register there (although I highly recommend it – it’s a wonderful website!) you can also e-mail me at kacprzak_justyna at wp dot pl.

I saw your pattern on Etsy, but it’s sold out now. Will it be available again?
Yes, I list a limited number of patterns and sometimes they get sold out when I’m away (or asleep;)) – I’ll re-list them as soon as I get back in front of my PC:)

My question is not answered here. What do I do now?
Feel free to e-mail me at kacprzak_justyna at wp dot pl. I’ll try to reply as soon as possible (please note that I’m usually away at weekends and holidays.

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