What is an e-book you ask? Or maybe you already know and have purchased them in the past.
An E-Book is a collection of patterns that you can purchase usually for a discounted price. Quite a few designers have them on Ravelry. The link to the e-book/bundle can be found on the listing for each pattern in the bundle. Sometimes they can be hard to find if you don't know where to look.
This is a listing for one of my patterns. I have circled the link to the e-book in red. The pattern is 1 of 3 patterns in the bundle/e-book.
Designers quite often come up with an idea, finish the pattern, then realize they can create more projects with the same stitch pattern. I have done it quite often with hats, making a matching cowl, scarf or fingerless gloves. Sets are fun :) And they make amazing gifts!
Here are some of my favorite bundles that I've created with either the same stitch pattern, theme or yarn.
Click on the photo to see the e-book on Ravelry.
You can also find some of the E-Books here on the Website.
And a few in my Etsy Store (slowly adding more)
Denim Grace Collection
All the patterns were created with Willow Yarns Denim Grace. Love this yarn! Really soft & easy to work with.
What do you do when you have 1 skein of a lot of colors, or lots of left over bits of yarn? Make striped projects :)
Christmas Stripes Collection
Christmas is my favorite time of the year!
I could crochet in these colors every day :)
Each of the projects could be created in any colors
& are quick to make.
Cascade Heathers Collection
Usually I don't purchase pink yarn, but I've been trying to expand my color palette. This is a very pretty pink, & the yarn was very nice to work with. After creating the hat pattern I thought the stitches would look very nice in a matching cowl. Had a bit of yarn left so made a matching ear warmer pattern as well.
You can find more of my collections/bundles on Ravelry!
So the next time you are on Ravelry and notice that a designer has a few patterns that have a same name or similar name, and seem to use the same stitch pattern, check to see if they might be selling the patterns in a bundle/collection/e-book! You might just save a little money :)
Watch for another blog post coming soon, with E-Books from some of my designer friends!