After much thought and consideration I’ve concluded that the retail price of some of my patterns are not reflective of their value. On average I put between 20 – 50 hours of work into a pattern design; that begins with the initial concept, and continues until the final edit is published!
For example, my free (Da Bomb!) Shell Scarf began as a special order request from a friend, and here is how it came together:
1 hour: sketched out a design
2 hours: researched the stitch and garment construction
1 hour: made a few pattern swatches of the sketch for gauge
8 hours: personally tested each one of the three sizes the pattern instructs
1 hour: took photos of my garments and edited them
4 hours: constructed the file layout of the design and wrote the patterns
3 hours: called for pattern testers, interacted with them, modified my design
2 hours: marketed the design on various forums
1 hour: posted the pattern for FREE on all of my pattern forums.
That’s an estimated 23 hours toward this one pattern that I then offered for free – Why? To show that my patterns are quality, modern, original, easy to comprehend and follow, and valuable!
Valuable? Yes! Back to my conclusion…
I feel that my current retail price of $3.00 per pattern is not a proper representation of my value. Therefore, I have decided to create three price categories: Free, $3.00, $5.00.
While some of my more complex and unique styles (Swirl Shell Snail or Goods For Gals eBook) may be adjusted to reflect their value, quite a few of my styles will remain more modestly priced in the $3.00 category. So, as I release new pattern styles, and renovate my current ones to my modern new format, I will be categorizing them according to their complexity, uniqueness, and ease.
A lot of time, skill, research, time, resources, and time goes into every one of my pattern designs, so I thank you for your continued interest and support in Baca Creations Crochet! If you are a brand new fan, I encourage you to try all of my free pattern designs to see for yourself!
Thank you – peace, love, light, happiness!!!