About CrochetFreePattern.com and KnitFreePattern.com
After spending countless frustrating hours searching for free patterns on CrochetPatternCentral.com I imagined a better pattern site – a site that had pictures with the links. I got so sick of clicking links that led to projects I didn’t like.
The new site I imagined would save crocheters the time, trouble and frustration of having to click hundreds of links in search of good free patterns. The idea for the new site sat on the back burner for years while I worked on MaggiesCrochet.com and LacePottery.com. In 2011 I told my son Aaron about the idea and he thought it was great. He was working for me at the time and offered to manage the project.
Aaron was a great help in hiring the contractors we needed to make this new site happen. He worked countless hours creating the design and finding links and pictures. CrochetFreePattern.com took many months to build, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. If it were not for my son Aaron this site would not exist. The new CrochetFreePattern.com website was so well received that we wanted to create a similar website for knitters. Since I did not have the time or resources for this site, Aaron decided to create the site for knitters on his own.
Once again Aaron hired contractors to make this new site for knitters happen. He worked countless hours creating the design, finding links and pictures, etc. He invested thousands of dollars of his own money developing KnitFreePattern.com. Ads are placed on both sites. Ad revenues help us to recover our development costs and to pay for the preservation of this free service. Over 50,000 crocheters and knitters visit these sites monthly.
The major benefits of these sites are as follows:
1. Access to over 34,000 free crochet and knitting patterns at no cost.
2. The ability to search the free pattern database
3. Pictures – that allow you access to patterns you really want in less time.
Designers with links to their free patterns on these sites enjoy these benefits:
1. Exposure to their crochet & knit designs
2. Links to their website.
3. Boosts in Google and other search engine rankings that links generate.
4. Potential customers to their store.
As a business owner and provider of over 500 free crochet patterns on MaggiesCrochet.com and BestFreeCrochet.com it makes great business sense for me to allow everyone to post my pictures with links back to my websites. If someone posted my picture without a link back to my website or if they posted my pattern, that would be a problem. Our pictures on Pinterest with links back to MaggiesCrochet.com generate over 24,000 visits each month. Our links on crochetpatterncentral.com generate over 6,000 visits. these inbound links raise our sales and our website stats in the search engine rankings. It’s great free advertising.
If you would like to have your free pattern links removed, we would be more than happy to remove your links.
To have your pattern removed from CrochetFreePattern.com
Send the post link to email@example.com with “please remove” in the subject line.
To have your pattern removed from KnitFreePattern.com
Send the post link to Aaron@KnitFreePattern.com with “please remove” in the subject line.
If you would like to have your free pattern links added, we would be more than happy to add your links.
To have your pattern added to CrochetFreePattern.com
Send the post link to firstname.lastname@example.org with “please add” in the subject line.
To have your pattern added to KnitFreePattern.com
Send the post link to Aaron@KnitFreePattern.com with “please add” in the subject line.
Aaron Weldon is an adult. How he chooses to run his business is separate from how I run mine.