Crocheters are always discussing ways to sell their goods. Local outlets may be completely lacking in your area. Maybe a garage sale or an occasional craft fair is the only place you can sell your crocheted items. Occasionally, some area might have a consignment store which will take crocheted items – but the crocheter will typically only earn about the amount spent on the yarn rather than the genuine market value of the item.
Maybe you can design a website and sell your goodies there. Maybe you have a blog with a few items to sell. Maybe you cruise the internet to find some reliable sites to sell your wares. Ebay.com is the premiere online vendor of all things, homemade or otherwise. Currently 356 items are listed under the ‘finished items’ in the crochet category on ebay. Since one can have an online store via ebay, this is a fairly good option. I have heard many complain about ebay’s fees being a prohibitive expense, depriving the crafter of a true profit margin.
There are other online sites too:
This lovely summer sweater is available on etsy.com:
Another reliable site, www.lulu.com has no finished crochet items for sale. They do have a bunch of great, inexpensive crochet patterns for sale. Just search on the site for your favorite crocheter or for the item you’d like a pattern for.
A site I’ve often heard spoken of but had never visited myself is www.craigslist.com. So, I checked out the St. Louis site and found a number of crocheted items for sale, including these pretty caps:
A search at this site: http://aokcorral.com/ revealed this collection of doll crochet:
Above is pictured a pretty doily, the pattern for which is available (through crochetmemories.com )for purchase at:
There are several crochet sites listed at the crafterscatalogs site, but mostly have patterns rather than completed crochet items for sale.
I’ve purchased a few things on these sites. I find etsy and lulu to be user friendly – and I have some favorite designers who sell on these sites.
Do your own google.com search for ‘online craft fairs’ and see what you come up with. There’s a lot out there!
By jd wolfe