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3 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Skills

Woman earning money from crochet

Crochet isn't just a time-passer, it can also be a real money-earner. Crocheters have been creating valuable textiles throughout history. The craft uses a crochet hook and a matching-sized yarn to create stitches to produce different structures and shapes. Compared to knitting, crocheting can produce much tighter stitches and is usually sturdier than knitted work. But you can also create more fluid forms with crochet depending on the kind of stitches and the yarn. Because of its versatility, you can create just about anything with crochet.

Besides being a fun and relaxing hobby, many enthusiasts take their craft to the next level by earning through crocheting. Happily Hooked’s social media manager, Sam, has a crochet business called Creating in the Mitten, where she sells crochet boho bags, wall hangings, and beanies online.

Crochetpreneur with Pamela Grice, on the other hand, earns through creating resources to help crochet business owners become successful entrepreneurs. You can make money from your crocheting in many different ways; it’s just important to find a strategy that works for you. Next, we'll tell you about how to earn some income from crochet in a few ways, so you can find the one that's right for you.

Creating in the Mitten crochet website

Sam, our social media manager, earns from selling her crochet patterns on her own website.

1 – Sell your finished product

The most straightforward way to earn from crocheting would be to sell your finished product. If you crochet often, chances are you have lots of finished products lying around. You can start by selling your finished products online through Facebook, Etsy, or your own website. There’s a big market for handmade items, and you should take advantage of it. (Check out this article for great items to sell! ~MAK)

crochet blankets on Etsy

Etsy makes it easy to sell your finished crochet items.

Aside from an online store, you can also offer made-to-order items. Many customers appreciate having personalized items made with them or their loved ones in mind and would gladly pay the premium that comes with it.

Join craft fairs

If you would rather sell your product in person, joining craft fairs is another way to do this. Check out resources such as the My Fairs and Festivals website or FestivalNet to see the upcoming craft fairs in your area. Besides creating more personal relations with your customers, it’s an excellent place to meet the larger community of artisans in your locale.

2 – Sell your designs/patterns

Writing and selling patterns is another way to share your creations with others who want to make articles themselves. Designing items is a skill, and if you can write out clear and systematic instructions for others to follow, it can be a source of passive income.

Ravelry crochet patterns for sale

Earn money by selling your crochet patterns on Ravelry.

Pattern selling primarily works if you belong to a network of other crochet enthusiasts or if you have a social media platform where you can share your patterns. Having a digital publication is an accessible way to sell designs, though you can do it through a blog, Ravelry, or Etsy, too.

For great information about writing patterns, check out Sam's video here:

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3 – Write a module or offer tutorials

Crochetpreneur with Pamela Grice features Pam, a ‘six-figure crochet CEO’ who has earned through offering courses, coaching, and resources that crochet entrepreneurs can use to succeed. Check out her website to see the different kinds of retreats and academies she offers.

Crochetpreneur website

The information at Crochetpreneur is designed to help you learn to turn your talents into business assets.

While she focuses on crocheting’s business side, there are other types of crochet lessons and modules to check out for inspiration. However, if you choose to make money this way, you will have to be strategic about setting your resources apart since there are a lot of free online crochet lessons, like those featured on The Spruce Crafts, as competition.

Advice: Don’t forget to license your business

Whichever way you decide to earn through crocheting, it’s important to remember that you are on your way to starting a small business. If you don’t have the legal requirements, you could risk having your business shut down. Bizfluent reminds us that to create a legal craft business entity in the US, you need the necessary licenses.

The most common legal entities for small businesses are sole proprietorships and LLCs. Starting an LLC here in Florida provides a flexible management structure and personal asset protection. On the other hand, a sole proprietorship is the most uncomplicated business structure since you’re filing the business in your name. However, if you face any legal issues connected to your business, you are financially tied to the company. An LLC’s asset protection creates a clear divide between your business finances and your personal accounts.

Whichever you choose, it’s vital to get your license as early as possible so you can focus on the money-making part of your crocheting business. We hope the above tips prove useful for your future venture.

~ Rosel Jarielle

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Rosel Jarielle took up crocheting during a self-improvement kick when quarantines started up. It's one of the few hobbies she actually held on to, and now she feels like she can't stop! She's always got a new project in mind — be it amigurumi, a new shawl, or a new top — and she can't wait to give her new crafted pieces as Christmas presents this year.

Rosel Jarielle

www.happilyhooked.com

Rosel Jarielle took up crocheting during a self-improvement kick when quarantines started up. It's one of the few hobbies she actually held on to, and now she feels like she can't stop! She's always got a new project in mind — be it amigurumi, a new shawl, or a new top — and she can't wait to give her new crafted pieces as Christmas presents this year.

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