I have found that many people are trying to make a living creating theseTrying to make a living? No, not everyone can make a living off of composing knit/crochet patterns. Infact, as one commenter pointed out, there are lots of fees involved, depending on what site you use. I personally prefer Etsy, which cost .20 to list an item; however, on Ravelry there is no charge, but at the same time I have gotten alot more sales from Etsy. So ontop of paying for a listing charge, you will have to pay a fee to Paypal, if you use them. Oh and then you have to pay a percentage off of those sales, ontop of the listing fees.
patterns which I will admit. Take many hours to create.
Putting these all together in one book is going to drive the cost up even more. You have to pay the publisher, pay for printing the books, and share your profit with whatever vender you sell with.
I say whatever and shame on those people for trying to becomeAnd do you think I am going to get rich from selling my patterns? No, I don't expect to get rich, but it does help to have some pocket money to help fund my yarn and supplies. Four and five dollars is not alot to pay for a more complicated pattern (like a doily or an amigurumi), but if that price were tacked onto a thing like a six inch afghan square, then obviously I am not going to purchase it. Use your brain people.
Oh and another thing, it really ruffles my feathers when you go and make a comment like the one above! Who are you to sit there and get down on people for trying to earn a few dollars to help them or their families out? It's quite rude and frankly, you sound like a blubbering child.
If the price on a pattern bothers you so darn much, then don't look at it, click out of the window and stop complaining.
Oh and I just visited the website of the blog owner, they are selling hyperlinks (to your online store) for $2.00 (a onetime fee). You also sell instructional videos! LOL.
And who is trying to get rich? Hmm.