My great great grandmother, my grandmothers and mom all have crocheted and so do I and many before any of us. With that being said, How is possible that a stitch or design has become exclusive to so many young people. As if they were the Originators of some slouchy hat or dishcloth? I don't understand this. I saw a pair of earrings that I've done many o many of occasions. I give them as gifts and sell them. But apparently it is now someone elses design that they created. Are these ppl all shelling out thousands of dollars to hold patents for these designs that my grandmothers all have done in the past? Seems like I can't sell what I want to make because I'm at the mercy of someone who is well off to afford patents....
I hope I'm wrong and Misinformed