The holidays can be quite a strain on the budget, especially if you have lots of family and friends you want to buy presents for. There’s a way to get the extra cash you need if you know how to crochet. This is no longer a lost art and plenty of people enjoy crocheted creations these days. Whether it takes you back in time to a long ago era when everything had to be handmade, or you just enjoy some of the bright colors of afghans that are found across the backs of sofas, crocheted items have become popular in the present.
That’s why you can use your crochet skills in order to make some extra money. Crocheting things to sell can be a very enjoyable way to find the money you need for gifts. Consider the fact that the things you can crochet are unlimited. There are patterns to make afghans, bed covers, shawls, pillows, dolls, pot holders, oven mitts, and the list just keeps growing. You can choose the things that people around you seem to be most interested in and create them. It’s possible that you won’t even need a pattern to make a lot of the easier things.
You can target everyday gifts or build things around the holidays. People enjoy crocheted tree skirts and ornaments. Customized items such as stockings crocheted to the height of the person to receive it are rather unique and can be quite popular. In addition, who said that stockings can only be red, green or white? Why not crochet them in the favorite colors of the people that will receive them? Break from tradition a bit and see what happens.
Of course, if you’re going to take orders for custom items, you’ll need to start several months ahead of time, depending on how busy you’ll be. For instance, if you get tons of orders for custom stockings, you may even want to begin as early as August or September. In that way, you don’t risk losing a sale or disappointing a customer. Always give yourself enough time to complete an order.
When it comes to pricing, consider the price of materials as well as how much time you’ll be putting into creating an item. For example, if someone wants a four foot high crocheted and decorated stocking, you’ll need a bit more time to make that than a regular size stocking. So take that into consideration when deciding what the total price for each item should be.