Saw that someone on here wanted to know if anyone had gotten patterns from Etsy or Ravelry. I have purchased from both a number of times. Have been satisfied with all. While free patterns are ideal sometimes what I want is only available as a paid one. If it is something I truly want to make I buy it. The designer nearly always makes him/her self available to help and answer questions. My experiences have been positive with purchased patterns. imalefty