So, a new design is finished and ready to share with the public. Then I wonder, should I charge for it or give it away?
Others may have their own criteria. Mine comes down to this: how much time did I have to spend writing up the pattern?
If the design came together easily, if the prototype joins my Christmas Gift stash, and if the written instructions were straightforward, I am inclined to post it to Ravelry as a freebie. Easy Rib Turtle Bib is one such. Eight Godmothers is another.
But if it took me four to eight hours just to create the written pattern, then I feel entitled to some compensation for that time, especially if there were original charts involved. Lacy Popover was exceptionally time-consuming. Lady Folderol took many hours.
So for those I charge a little something.