A few questions, asked and answered. If you have other questions, or you just want to say hello, you’re welcome to email me: carina@carinascraftblog.com

If you want to know a bit more about me, check out the About page. :-)

Can I post your pictures on my blog/website?
Yes – IF you do the following:
– use only 1-2, if you would like to use more, please let me know
– save the image to your own web server, don’t pull the image directly
– credit me
– link directly to the post where you found the image – linking just to www.carinascraftblog.com isn’t helpful to anyone
you can’t post my images on sites dealing with religion or politics
– and please let me know if you post my image, I’d love to see what they get up to

Can I copy and paste text from your blog into my own blog?
I would really rather if you didn’t. Please ask before you do. If you can’t be arrrsed to ask, please limit the copy/pasting to a few sentences or a paragraph.

Can I post your tutorial on my blog/website?
Simply put: no. I spend a lot of time making the tutorials: getting the idea, gathering the appropriate materials, creating the item in question, taking pictures, editing pictures and writing the tutorial. I do all this for free because I enjoy it and hope I can inspire or help others in some small way. The tutorials are free for anyone to enjoy on my blog. Thank you for understanding.

Can I translate your tutorial and post it on my blog/website?
Sorry, no. See above.

Can I post a link to one of your tutorials on my blog/website?
Definitely! And thank you! But please credit me. And if you want to add an image from my blog, that is fine too, please see the first question.

Hey, where’s my comment at?
Comments are moderated so it may take a few hours to appear – I could be sound asleep when you hit that ‘publish comment’ button.
* Was the comment rude, spiteful or otherwise unpleasant? If it was, then it has been deleted.
* Comments that don’t really have anything to do with the post commented on, but is just a way to spread links to your commercial site (aka spam) will not be approved.
* Even if your comment is relevant, it might still not be approved if you have added loads of links that are irrelevant to the comment/post.
* If you posted as Anonymous, it has probably been deleted too. If you didn’t mean to comment as ‘Anonymous’, please make the comment again with your name/link/alias and it’ll appear. If it hasn’t then it is probably awaiting approval. It will appear on the blog very soon.
* Comments made in a language (and/or alphabet) I don’t understand, will not be approved, because I won’t be able to tell if the comment is spam/rude/etc.
* I understand the following languages: Danish, English, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, French, German. A little bit: Spanish, Portuguese.

Hey, you approved my comment but you didn’t reply…
Ugh, sorry! Sometimes I don’t have the time or head space to sit down and write a reply. You’re always very welcome to send me an email if you do need a reply from me!

Hey, I emailed you but you haven’t replied…
Email isn’t perfectly, 100% fool-proof, unfortunately, so there is a chance I didn’t get it – or it may have been filtered into the junk folder.

And I sometimes take a few days to reply, simply because I like to think about my response. Uh, and I may just have plain forgotten. If it has been more than 2 weeks since you sent your email, please feel free to email me again!

Sweep stakes (also known as ‘giveaways’) policy
* A comment on the giveaway post in question is how you enter giveaways on my blog.
* In the rare case that you are unable to leave a comment, you can also enter by emailing me. But please give the comments a couple of tries atleast. Closing and opening the browser also helps sometimes. And you may be able to enter via a different device like a mobile phone or tablet.
* There must always be an easy, straightforward way to contact you if you’re the winner of a giveaway. Email address, Twitter @, Instagram @, Flickr name or a link to your blog where I can easily find your email address. I will not notify the winner via a comment on your blog.
* Anonymous entries can not be accepted.
* Generally, one person = one entry. Unless this has been specifically stated, you can’t get extra entries by tweeting a link to the giveaway post, liking on Facebook or by any other means. This also applies to giveaways I’m hosting for others.

* Are drawn at random and will be notified by email or other contact method left in the giveaway entry.
* Have two weeks to reply to the notification. If I haven’t heard from them by that time, I will pick another winner.
* Will be announced on the blog shortly after the end of the giveaway.

Do you want to swap links with me?
Maybe! But I probably won’t if you email me just to ask that. Sorry. I will link to your blog/site if I like it, not just because you link to my site. Links are an expression of some kind of ‘relationship’, not just a way to boost numbers..

Will you put a link to my business on your blog/site?
Unpaid advertising, you mean? No, I won’t do that. I occasionally mention and link to companies I like, simply because I like/know them and their wares.

Can I sell items with your embroidery designs?
No. Not unless you buy the rights to do so. Buying an embroidery pattern is not the same as buying the rights to reproduce the patterns for financial gain.

Can I sell your embroidery designs?
No. Unless we have a wholesale agreement, you are not allowed to sell my patterns.

Can I make x number copies of a pattern and pass it around to my friends/crafting group/class?
No. You’re buying one pattern, not an unlimited amount. Imagine going into a store and buying 1 TV and then taking a box for each of your friends without paying for it. Would you do that? Please contact me for a “sharing license” before distributing my patterns.

Do you wholesale anything of what you make?
I do in some cases. Get in touch and let’s talk about it!

Help! I don’t know anyone who can teach me to crochet – is there a book that can crack the code for me?!
Yes, there is! Or at least it helped me! Get yourself to the library or nearest book shop and get your sticky fingers on Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller. It will tell you everything you need to know to get started. And beyond!

Why do my crochet squares look weird?
I don’t know! But it could be because you are using the wrong size crochet hook with your yarn. Or maybe you have left out some stitches? I sometimes forget the ch2 bit in the corners and that makes my granny squares look pretty strange. If you are really stuck, please send me a photo of the wonky square and I’ll try my best to help.

I am trying to crochet a pattern that tells me to use double crochet stitches but it is looking really weird, what am I doing wrong?
It could be because you are used to UK crochet terms and the pattern is using US crochet terms. Or vice versa. US double crochet is the name for UK treble stitch, for example. Here’s a handy guide!

Where do you get the wave/ripple pattern?
It’s a beauty, isn’t it? It is from a book by Jan Eaton called 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns

How do you make a granny square?
Have a look at this tutorial, I hope it helps!

What yarn do you use?
I normally use cotton yarn, from a Danish brand called Grønhøj Garn. It is 100% cotton and super soft. Plus it comes in loads of different colours! You can read more about the yarn in this blog post.

Where do/can you buy the yarn?
As far as I know, it is only available to buy in Denmark. Some online retailers will ship outside Denmark, but the cost of shipping may be quite high and usually the websites are in Danish. There are a couple of links to online shops in this blog post.

Where do you buy your fabrics?
I mostly buy my fabrics in a shop in Denmark called Stof og Stil, but I also frequent charity shops and shops online. And IKEA! Although their fabric isn’t really suitable for clothing if that’s what you’re itching to sew.

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