Can I Sell My Crochet?By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 21 Comments
Crochet Spot fans, we can talk honestly, can’t we? I’ll get straight to the point. I’ve got a LOT of crochet. Why? Because (like you) I love to crochet! Sometimes I crochet something I don’t even WANT to keep because I just want to try the pattern.
Sometimes I crochet the same thing over and over again because I like the pattern and maybe want to change it up a little. I wonder what it would look like in one yarn or another. I may add stripes or a border. Then, before I know it, I have a dozen of something and I don’t know what to do with them. (Hello, Rachel’s Credit Card Holder!)
Sure, I could give them away, but I really want to make sure it goes to someone who would love it. Even if the recipient would love it, I want to make sure they would take care of it properly. For instance, if I’m crocheting in feltable yarn, I don’t want to someday realize that a beautiful hat I crocheted is now a sad little mess. I worked on that!! And the yarn probably either
A) cost a fortune
B) was a special colorway
C) is now discontinued
D) all of the above.
Therefore, the giving option does not please me. As such, I have become a crochet hoarder. And, yes, this is a tiny problem for me because I would like to clear out my space for 2014! Since gifting is not an option in all cases, that leaves me with the option to
C) sell my crocheted items.
Option A is noble for sure, but I want to make sure the charity really can use my donation. If appropriate, I will donate, as I have done in the past. Since option B is possibly illegal, I am thinking of selling my crocheted items!
My question to you is – what is the BEST way to sell crochet? If you’re a seller, how and what do you sell? To whom do you sell, and where do you sell? I have thought of the following options:
A) sell to friends/random people informally
B) bring to a consignment shop
C) local craft fairs
D) online platforms like ArtFire.com.
So… What do you think? Please leave your comments below. I am really looking forward to your input! We can all benefit from the input of this wonderful community!