Handmade Businesses are NOT in Competition with Large Corporations

Being a handmade business can be hard. Especially when everyone has an opinion about your prices. One thing I hear a lot is “you have to price lower because why would someone pay that much when they could go to the store and buy it for less”. Or makers get frustrated because they go to Walmart or Target and see similar items for way cheaper. Well I am here to tell you that you are not in competition with those businesses and you can price your items at whatever you want to! 

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How to Crochet a Cowl with one Ball of Yarn

Quick and easy projects are my jam. I also love projects that are affordable to make so that I don’t have to buy a whole bunch of yarn before I start. These types of projects are great for building stock for markets and your Etsy shop as well! This pattern cowl only takes one ball of Lion Brand Hometown USA and it is a spin on the Coz-E Bear Hug Infinity Scarf so it works up very quick. I’ve also made my first video tutorial for this! 

This pattern is free here on my blog with ads but if you prefer the printable pdf version you can purchase it from Raverly or Etsy for only $3. 

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How to Ship Items on Etsy

Etsy is awesome. There, I said it. I love Etsy. I know there is a lot of people who don’t like it, but in the past three months I have made the most money with my business by selling on Etsy. Majority of my sales came from strangers that found my items on Etsy and purchased from me. They were not people from my following on Instagram or Facebook. So if I had not been on Etsy I would not have made as many sales. 

One thing I have heard from a lot of people on the reason why they do not want to open an Etsy is because they do not know how to ship their items and the shipping aspect confuses them. So today I am going to show you how I list and ship my items. 

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How to Crochet a Quick Infinity Scarf

If you’ve been following along with me you might have noticed that I like projects that work up fairly quick. And this pattern is no different! This scarf works up quickly and uses only two balls of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. With the holidays quickly approaching this scarf is perfect for gifting or selling at your Christmas markets!

The pattern is available for free here on my blog but if you would like an ad-free printable PDF you can purchase it from my Ravelry or Etsy. 

 

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How to Crochet a Cowl in Child Size | Coz-E Luxe Cowl

I recently had a request for a child’s sized Coz-E Luxe Cowl so I made one and then thought to myself that I should add the children’s size pattern to my blog as well. So here it is! 

The pattern is available for free her on my blog but if you would like to purchase the pdf version you can do so in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00 by clicking the button below. 

If you had already previously downloaded the pdf version on Ravelry you should have already been sent the update. If you did not get it send me an email and we will figure it out. 

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How to Crochet a Beanie for all sizes | The Hezzy Beanie

Who says moms can’t match with their sons? The Hezzy Beanie is now live! When I first created this beanie (in January of 2019!) I made it for my son who was almost two years old. That is why it is called the Hezzy Beanie. I then wanted to make myself a matching version so the we could actually have something that matches because it’s so hard to find cute things for both moms and their little boys. Originally I thought i was just going to write the adult size of it and the toddlers size but I ended up writing 7 sizes! The sizes are 0-3months, 3-6months, 6-12months, 12-24months, toddler, child, and adult. 

The pattern is free here on my blog but if you would like an ad-free printable pdf you can purchase it on Ravelry. And don’t forget to pin it to your Pinterest boards so you can easily find it again. 

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Market Recap, Everything You Need for a Craft Fair

This last weekend I participated in my very first market! It went really well and really made me excited to do more. In the weeks before the market I researched and crocheted more than I ever have for anything in my life. I wanted to be as prepared as I could be and I wanted to know all the details of how other peoples craft fairs and markets went. So in this post I will share everything about my market, how it went, best sellers, items that I used that made it run smoothly, and I’ll even share the resources that helped me get prepared for the market. 

If you don’t have time to read the whole thing now. be sure to pin it to your Pinterest boards for later so you can easily find it again! 

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The Coz-E Luxe Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited to for this free pattern that I am releasing today. It is a part of an amazing fall blog hop that is being hosted by the very talented E’Claire Makery. This blog hop features a new free pattern everyday from different designers with the pdf version of the pattern also being available for free each day. And today is my day! My pattern is a super soft and luxurious cowl that you will never want to take off!

This is a free pattern here on my blog but if you would like the ad-free pdf you can purchase it on Ravelry by clicking the button below. And be sure to save it to your pinterest boards so you can find it again later!

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How to Crochet a 20 Minute Earwarmer!

It’s that time of the year. Fall! To me fall means cooler weather, leaves changing, baking, pumpkins and so much more! This fall is a little bit different for me as this will be my first season doing markets! My first market is in almost 3 weeks so I’m working as hard as I can to prep. One of my favorite things to make is earwarmers! They work up super quick and seem to be very trendy. This earwarmer pattern takes me about 20 minutes to make so I will be making a ton of these for my upcoming markets and I’m posting the pattern here for FREE so you can use it to prep too!

And if you prefer an ad-free pdf you can purchase it on Ravelry by clicking the button below. 

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