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I knit and crochet and saw a picture of a D&G bag which I decided

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I knit and crochet and saw a picture of a D&G bag which I decided to try and copy, my bag would never be mistaken for a designer bag and I designed my own handle and fastening. Am I allowed to sell my pattern? Or if not, am I allowed to give it for free?
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What bits of the designer bag did you copy?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It was a crochet bag made with straw, made up of motifs. I copied the motifs and order they were put together but made mine with cotton. I have pictures of original and mine if they can be sent here

Photos would be helpful. Send them to***@******.*** and ask for them to be forwarded to JGM.
As the moderator is in the U.S. And I am in the UK there may be delay but I will come back to you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No problem thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Pictures Sent thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Got an email saying your responded after my pictures but nothing here

Sorry, I caused a system error. I'm still waiting for the pictures. Don't reply to this and I'll come back as soon as I get them from the site moderator.
I've had a look at your pictures. The only real similarity is the flower pattern and that is not something that DG can have IP rights to. You can sell or give away the pattern as you wish. You should not mention DG of course.
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