I recently shared my finished sofa blanket made using a pattern called Grandma’s Lacy Ripple. The pattern is published in an older book called Rippling Effects. But a quick Google search revealed a PDF copy of Grandma’s Lacy Ripple, all for freesies! I shared a link to that PDF in my post about my blanket, but I think all the visitors coming from my post (as well as a feature/link to my post on Lion Brand Yarn’s facebook page, which made me feel all sorts of awesome!) broke the internet, which I had previously believed to be unbreakable. The PDF stopped loading for people, and everyone who visited it from my link only saw an error page instead of the pattern. Sad!
I would guess that I’ve received something like, oh, I’m gonna guess between 10 and 5,000 inquiries about the pattern—where can I find it? Why isn’t the link working? Where did the PDF go? etc. And I felt bad, taunting you with a pattern that up and disappeared from the fickle interwebs.
(my other version of this blanket pattern, queen-sized to fit my bed, posted about HERE.)
Luckily, I printed myself a copy before the web page went into cardiac arrest (that’s why you ALWAYS print your patterns! aaalwaaaaaays) and was also emailed a PDF copy by a smart reader who made sure to download and save herself a copy, and I even figured out how to work my scanner and scan my copy. It was hard. I got frustrated. I tried to keep the swearing to a minimum. And I think—hopefully?—that I figured out how to share it. I hope that this is okay to do. I guess I’ll just put this up and if someone has a problem with it being available online, I’m sure they’ll let me know. I mean, I got it off the internet in the first place, and I’m just putting it back where I found it, restoring the world/internet to its proper state.
I’m not 100% sure what I’m doing, but I’m going to try and embed the PDF below. If it doesn’t work and you’re not seeing a PDF below this paragraph, HERE is a link to where the pattern should hopefully be online. If neither of these are working, please let me know in the comments and I’ll try to figure it out. I’m not terribly internet savvy (gasps of surprise heard ‘round the world!), but I’ll do my best! I know how frustrating it is to have a pattern you desperately want to make but can’t get your hands on.
Hopefully this works out, and happy crocheting!