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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Very Popular Crochet Rug Pattern

Most days I randomly pull two of the 'pending' mail order patterns to process for the shop. One of the two today was .....



The American Weekly 3142. Well, I immediately knew that I've processed this pattern before. In fact 'a couple times before'.



Why does this happen? Well, I'd venture to say ... because it was a popular pattern with many sales. Laura Wheeler and Alice Brooks were owned by the same company -- Needlecraft Services. Now, I'm not sure which came first, but the company issued the rug pattern as Laura Wheeler 579, and then again as Alice Brooks 7323. It was then again issued simply as Design 7329 .... also the same company. The American Weekly did not create any original patterns; they purchased their patterns from Needlework Services. And, as this pattern was apparently quite popular, it makes sense they would want to market it as well.


And there you have it .... the same pattern marketed under four different names and numbers. I have (purchased and) entered all four of these patterns individually in my shop. At first, when I started finding pattern repeats in the Design series patterns I though about just listing one. But then, I realized that customers searching for a specific pattern by number would not know all the options. And thus ... this pattern is in my shop four times.
And there you go .... tonight's trivia. Thanks for dropping by,
Lorrie

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