One of the first things to inspire me into crocheting amigurumi was a set of amigurumi Hello Kitties (yes, I am talking about HK again
) however, I soon found out that the book of patterns that I was after had been discontinued. However, I'm now okay with this because I have a different book on Hello Kitty amigurumi and can easily adapt the patterns in there to make the ones I liked from the old book. The only thing is is that there was one pattern from the old book (hello Kitty with a duck/bunny hood) that I couldn't figure out for the life of me. I looked on the internet, and found that someone was selling translations of the patterns from the discontinued Hello Kitty book. I stopped myself from buying them (mainly due to a lack of funds at the time), but there has been one question going through my head since then:
Is it really
okay to sell translations of patterns? To me, it just seems wrong even if the original book is discontinued, however, I've noticed that several people do do this and sell a fair amount (even if the other book is still on the market).
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.Edit:
This is a link to the Etsy account
of the person selling translated Hello Kitty patterns, I'm not sure if their other patterns are also translations or their own,