How to Sell Your Crochet Or Knit Items – Hot Weather Favorites
Selling your hand knit or crochet items online means facing a lot of stiff competition. One way to stay ahead is to take advantage of the seasons. Here are three tips on what to sell during the hot weather, an easy way to check your competition, and how to create attention-getting item titles.
In the hot weather, three hand knit or crochet items stand out as in-demand: coasters, beverages cozies or sweaters, and decorated flip flops.
Check the Competition
A great site for researching current offers is Etsy, an online handmade crafter’s mall. Do a search. Be specific. Try “crochet coasters” or “knit cozies” or “decorated flip flops.” You can see prices as well as descriptions which help you to choose the right designs for your own offers.
Coasters are always needed in hot weather. Glasses, cans and bottles of water sweat, indoors as well as outdoors. When you make these, be sure to use cotton thread or cotton worsted. The cotton absorbs the moisture longer and better than acrylic yarns do. Try to find a way to make your items different, a way to make them stand out by way of color, size, or design.
These are known by many names: glass (or can or bottle) cozies, sweaters, or sleeves. They are knitted or crocheted “cups” that allow you to slip a can or bottle or glass into them, containing the moisture and keeping the beverage cooler longer. They are great for both indoors and outdoors. Be sure to check the competition and try to find an angle no one else is using. This can be color, style, or size. Like the coasters, these should be cotton thread or cotton worsted to better absorb the moisture
Decorated Flip Flops
Bare feet beg for cute, funky, or pretty decorated flip flops. A quick check of the Etsy site will show you the many ways this is done. Some are small add-on’s attached at the toe strap. Others are decorated all along the top thongs. As in coasters and cozies, find a niche, something that nobody else is doing, either in color or style.
Item Titles Attract and Sell
Don’t just list your items as Crochet Coasters. Look at the color or design. Try “Coasters – Lemon Delight.” For Decorated Flip Flops, try something like “Flip Flops – Sweet Pink Feet.”
Finally, remember that the seasons help you sell your hand knit or crochet items. Work with the long, hot summer and be pleasantly surprised.