Knitting and crochet pattern pamphlets are not always well described; this toolbox gives an overview of things to look for and how to catalog them. A few extra details to include in the record are recommended; the extra work is minimal and is balanced by the improved information and access.
Pattern pamphlets are not difficult to catalog. By using this overview, a cataloger should be able to examine a pattern pamphlet and identify important details to include in a record. It is a good idea and to list a few extra details about pamphlets in order to improve access to these materials because knitters often look for specific information when selecting patterns for their projects.
Here are a few examples; each shows how to identify important elements from the pamphlet, any problems, and a possible record.
Articles and online resources that may be useful.