I have a question. I have made several baby blankets for friends and family using the same pattern that I found for free on another website. My husband suggested that I start selling these blankets. My question is: can I sell this blanket even though it is a pattern from someone else? Any help you could give me would help immensely.
You can sell blankets as long as you have buyers for them. You just would not want to sell or publish the pattern. It has already been published and the original copyright belongs to the person who wrote it and/or the website that publishes it. In other words, you would not re-distribute the pattern (as your own).
And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen. Ex. 35:25
Thanks for the information. I always let everyone know where I got the pattern. I want to give credit where credit is due. I just wasn't sure if I could sell the blankets that I make. I wouldn't want to step on anyone's toes. Thank you for clearing that up.
Your welcome. Glad that helped. Just remember that your not selling the "pattern" but just the item you yourself have knitted from the pattern. In otherwords, it is not so important to publish to your buyers where the pattern is from, or if it was free or not. Unless, of course your wish to do so.
Have you figured out how you will decide how much to charge for the blankets?
Not yet. I just basically have a lot of yarn and can knit this blanket in a couple of days. My husband is happy that I have a hobby but he says it can get a little expensive. He just thought that I should start selling some of my creations to at least pay for the yarn. Probably not much. If you have a strategy for how much I should sell it for that would be helpful.