There are no refunds for patterns purchased and downloaded from this site.

Information Collection and Use
Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living may collect information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to order merchandise from this website, a user may first be required to complete a registration form. During registration a user may be required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide more specific demographic information (such as industry and job title), and unique identifiers, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

We may request information from the user on any order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living may use cookies during the order process.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We may use outside shipping companies to ship orders, and credit card processing companies to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.

These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

From time-to-time our site may request information from users via a survey. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, industry). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers becomes locked.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.


This Limited Use License (License) is the legal agreement between you and Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living covering the patterns you have downloaded from our web site. Your use of the patterns constitutes your acceptance of this License. The patterns are for personal use only. Any further reproduction of the pattern, or of products made from the pattern, without payment of the appropriate license fees is prohibited.


All the patterns are copyrighted by and all rights are owned by Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living. The images on our Web site are not in the public domain. All rights not specifically granted in this License are retained by Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living. This License grants to you non-transferable, non-exclusive rights to use the patterns for personal use. If your use changes to another use category such as commercial, you must immediately notify Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living and remit the additional license fees, if any. No refunds will be given in the event you cease to use or change use category. This License constitutes the entire agreement between you and Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living, and may be modified from time to time by Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living.


You may not offer our patterns for resale or redistribution, and you may not use them for any defamatory or illegal purpose. All use of the patterns must conform to all national and local applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. and international copyright laws.


Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living makes no warranties, either express or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living nor its owners shall be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental, arising out of the use or the inability to use the patterns. Your violation of any of the terms of this License shall result in the termination of this License without notice to you. Upon such termination, all use of the patterns by you must cease.