I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been an interesting journey. Battling to resize pictures, correcting spelling and adding the finishing touches to this pattern has definitely took its toll on me, but it has also been a positive experience. I now know that I am more capable today than yesterday, new horizons have been seen!
So you are probably wondering when I’ll be “getting on with it”…shortly, my loves, shortly.
This pattern is one of my favorite ideas that I’ve brought to life. For those looking for new ideas and patterns to sell, this one will definitely be worth while.
Before making this pattern, I scoured the internet for any resemblance to the idea in my head, to no avail. I decided to try it out for myself just using my hand measurements (comparing to the average measurement lists on the internet) and the tools I had on hand. After many hours and unraveling yarn over and over again, I finally made the image in my brain, “fo real”.
To test to see if my idea was worth the time and effort that I had put into it, I decided to make up a few pairs for the craft show coming up. At the show, I wasn’t expecting to sell the pairs I had on hand. A lot of the customers loved the soft and insulated feeling the “bobbles” provided. I watched as they tried them on with joyful grins, adoring their new found accessory. I ended up selling out so that night, after a long day, I made up a few more pairs. Although, I didn’t sell out the next day, I did manage to sell all but one pair. Needless to say, this pattern is “in”. Now mind you, it is now spring time and the weather can be a bit hit or miss. One day it’ll be sunny and warm, the next day it can be cold and rainy… you really never know. I expect sales to be a little slow, considering gloves are more of a fall/winter combo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on this competition. Let’s face it, in the craft world, there are a lot of crochet and knit fiends out there (I should know), so you have to try to be out in front of trends and the creation of new ideas. Sometimes that involves buying patterns. Patterns are relatively cheap in the scheme of things, you pay a one-time fee and BOOM there you go, pattern for life.
There is an educate about purchasing a pattern though. It’s not nice to buy a pattern and then try to sell it as your own, nor is it okay to use another one’s photos. If you do use someone’s pattern, purchased or not, do remember to give them credit. They put a lot of time and effort into making the rest of crocheting lives easier.
Okay, okay! Here we go. Here’s my pattern. Below, I’ve included the link to my Etsy shop where my pattern is available for purchase. I know, I know, it isn’t free…however, what you are paying for is my time and the ability to use it. If you sold what you make at the average price, you’ll make twice as much as you bought the pattern for. Plus, you’ll be helping me out. That’s not to say that their won’t be future patterns for free, just not this particular one.
Now if you are not really a crocheter but love crochet items, I’ve left a link as well to my Etsy shop so you can purchase a pair, handmade by yours truly.
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