Daisy Cover-Up

Here's a little number that will never go out of style:

Daisy Cover-Up

Look familiar? It's the vintage Daisy Cover-Up pattern that The Animator's Wife started back in April. You know something is truly stylish when it still looks just as smart over 50 years after it was first designed. I still can't fathom just how long ago that was. In cat years, I likely would have used at least half of my lives from then until now.

So we've been learning a lot about copyrights and the public domain ever since The Animator's Wife stumbled upon all those old crochet patterns earlier this year. As it turns out, when the copyright on a work expires, it goes into the public domain, meaning pretty much anyone is now free to build upon or change or republish the work. Anything published before 1923 is now in the public domain. Anything published between 1923 and 1963 is also in the public domain, unless the copyright was renewed by the original author or publisher. Anything published after 1963 is still under copyright.

With this in mind, The Animator's Wife did some research on the copyright of the Daisy Cover-Up pattern, and she discovered that the pattern is in fact in the public domain! What does this mean for you? It means that we are now free to make this timeless piece available for you, to treasure as crocheters treasured in generations past, and to share with generations to come.

In fact, this business with the vintage patterns has gotten us thinking that it's important to remember where we came from and how things came to be as they are today. We'll be looking at more vintage patterns in the coming months, seeing which ones have withstood the test of time and which ones we'll be able to share with you. And of course, we'll test every pattern before we republish it. But for now, you can find the Daisy Cover-Up pattern in our Etsy shop. Hope you enjoy it!