What to Crochet and Sell at a Craft Fair
Are you looking for ideas on what to crochet for a craft fair? First, think about when your craft fair will be. Winter beanies may not sell well at a Summer fair. You’ll need quite a bit of inventory so choose things that are quick to work up. You’ll also be working on these items a lot to build your inventory, so you’ll want to choose something you like. Plus, when you are crocheting something you enjoy crocheting, it shows, and it’ll show when you are at the fair selling those items.
You’ll want to choose items that are inexpensive and work up quickly. Sweaters and blankets are time consuming which will take longer to build your inventory. Specialty yarns are costly and if you can’t sell at a premium, may not be worth it.
Beanies and scarves
Wearable accessories like beanies and scarves are perfect for Winter shows. Here’s a simple ridged slouch beanie pattern that makes up in about an hour and a half. You’ll make a rectangle then stitch your rectangle together. This is perfect for a last-minute gift. You can make your hat with or without a pom-pom.
With this pattern you can make three different sizes. Pattern is by Make and Do Crew and you can find it here.
Boot Cuffs are another crochet item that’s great for a Winter show. It works up in about an hour. They make wonderful gifts too. You only need your favorite worsted weight yarn, a size H hook, a couple of buttons if you want, a yarn needle and scissors.
- H hook
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Darning Needle
- Chain 35. Note: depending on your calf size, you may need to add or decrease your starting chain. Join to starting chain with a slip stitch being careful not to twist your chain.
- R1: chain 1, half double crochet in same stitch and each stitch around, join with slip stitch to starting chain.
- R2: chain 1, turn, single crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch.
- R3: chain 2, turn, double crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch.
- R4: chain 1, turn, single crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch.
- R5: chain 1, turn, half double crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch.
- R6 – 13: Repeat R2 – R5 two times. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Kitchen and household items
Now if you have a Summer show planned, think about kitchen and household items. Spa accessories are another great item that works up quickly.
Use organic cotton and work up some eco-friendly washcloths. This pattern will make a 6×6 size that is perfect for kitchen use. Its smaller size makes it easier for smaller hands or arthritic hands to squeeze out. There are many free patterns on the web using different stitches giving you a variety of textures for your product. You should try them all. You can also increase the beginning stitches to make your washcloth larger. Use a soft cotton for a luxurious spa washcloth. People will love them.
- Using a G hook, chain 26.
- Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, single crochet into each chain across, turn. (25 stitches)
- Row 2: Chain 1, half double crochet into the first stitch, single crochet into the next stitch, repeating this pattern to the end of the row, turn.
- Row 3: Chain 1, single crochet into each stitch across.
- Rows 4 – 27: Repeat rows 2 and 3
- Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.
Reusable Cotton Face Scrubbies
Cotton Face Scrubbies have got to be one of the fastest crochet projects you can get your hands on, so they are wonderful to work up for a show. This pattern is quick and easy to learn and you’ll be whipping these out in no time. All you need is some cotton yarn, an H hook, and a darning needle. Pattern by The Stitching Mommy.
You can find her pattern here.
This Shower Loofah is quick to work up. The yarn you use is what makes this loofah so great. If you want a soft feel, cotton yarns are great, just remember they are absorbent and take longer to dry. The polyester yarn that this loofah is made from, is awesome for exfoliation, the loofah holds its shape, and it doesn’t take long to dry.
- Yarn Bee Scrub-o-logy Yarn
- Yarn needle
- I hook
- Ch 5 join, to form loop. Chain 40 slip stitch into loop. (this will make the hanging cord).
- R1: Work 40 double crochet into loop, join.
- R2: Chain 2, work 1 double crochet in same stitch, 2 double crochet in each stitch around, join.
- R3: Repeat R2.
- R4: Repeat R2. Finish off and weave in the ends.
Freezer Pop Cozy
Keep little hands from freezing while they cool off with a freeze pop in the summer. This simple Freezer Pop Cozy will do just that.
- Cotton yarn
- Yarn needle
- G hook
- This pattern is worked in the round.
- Chain 2 work 4 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, do not join. (6)
- 2 single crochet in each stitch, do not join. (8)
- 2 single crochet in first stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, around, do not join. (12)
- Working in back loops only, single crochet in each stitch around, do not join. (12)
- Working in both loops here and throughout, single crochet in each stitch until piece measures about 4 inches. Finish off and weave in the loose ends.
So, there you have it. Some ideas to get you thinking about what you want to crochet for your next craft fair. Just remember, keep it simple, keep it inexpensive and crochet what you like to crochet and enjoy the process.