Update: I am happy to announce that Ebay did indeed respond to my concern, as well as the reports of many other designers, and removed all of this seller’s listings. Thank you, Ebay!
To the theiving person who is trying to sell my American Folk-Art Style Heart pattern on Ebay: Shame on you! You have been reported to the Ebay authorities, and I hope that you were not foolish enough to list anyone else’s free patterns for sale too. If you did, I don’t think you’ll be very successful at all! The online crochet community is by and large very close and very concerned about helping and protecting one another. It was silly of you to post a pattern that has been linked to by so many free pattern sites and used by so many people. It was very foolish of you to not only steal my pattern but even steal my own photograph! You can be sure I am even now in process of making changes to my site and photos so that neither you nor anyone else will be able to make the same poor choice again. And I am further disgusted that you had the audacity to claim that all the patterns you have up for sale were from books or pamphlets that you own. What a lie. I hope that you will think things through better in the future and realize that crime doesn’t pay. As the old saying goes, “Be sure your sins will find you out!”