I think I'm being copied. It's not in crochet, but it appears to be pretty blatant. A site called Doodle Palace is selling digital stamps that look eerily similar to mine. Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think!
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I had contacted them about it, and thankfully I received an interesting reply today with an apology and assurance that they had removed to images off of their blog and website.
When I'm designing a doll that I will be selling the pattern for, I do my absolute best to find images of anything similar to make sure that I'm not copying someone, even inadvertently. I just expect that anyone else who does what we do would hold to the same standards too. It's unfortunate that that doesn't always happen.
Within the last year or so, I just have gotten very discouraged by all the copying and pattern sharing on forums, and chasing down and all of the not fun stuff that has to do with designing these patterns. Unfortunately I let that get to me to the point where I don't want to share what I make, but I do realize that almost all of the people that purchase my patterns do respect my work and my copyright choices and I wanted to let all of you who do follow the rules- I really appreciate you!