Calling all small business superstars! If you have been wanting to make the leap into using your craft to make money and start a crochet business, then you are in the right place. We’ve got 25 fabulous ideas of crochet items that sell best at markets. You are going to love it!
We organized the list into 5 sections for you: stuffies, baby items, accessories, jewelry and around the house. Seeing all these beautiful crochet patterns is sure to get your creative juices flowing, so without further ado, let’s dig into these amazing best selling crochet items for a craft show!
For crochet items that sell best at a craft fair, look no further than stuffies! You won’t need to try very hard to sell stuffed animals at your market, because all the kids will do the work for you. Just imagine a little kid falling in love with one of your unique creations and then begging their parents to buy it for them. Those puppy dog eyes work every time!
To decrease your profit margins, consider using a larger hook and a thicker yarn than the pattern calls for. Your stuffed animals will turn out bigger but they won’t take any more time. After all, it stands to reason that you can sell larger stuffed animals for more than you would smaller ones at craft fairs.
Many craft fair sellers have reported using yarns such as Bernat Blanket and Premier Parfait Chunky yarn for their stuffies – they turn out super squishy and sell really well.
Colorful Mini Dino
Dinosaurs are just one of those animals that will probably always be popular. These colorful versions are ridiculously adorable and so easy to whip up in all different versions using just single crochet stitches. The best part of this free crochet pattern is that there’s no arms and legs, and that means less sewing and less time spent for you!
Designer: Handmade by Ani
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8 Ply (DK Weight #3)
Cube Kitty Cat
My third son is obsessed with Squishmallows right now. They’re soft and squishy and they all share the same shape. It’s not very realistic to the animals that they are modeled after, but it certainly is charming. Try a similar approach with these cute cube shaped cats made with single crochet stitches. Swap out the ears and you could make some dogs too!
Designer: Crafty Bun Bun
Yarn: (Bulky Weight #5)
You can skip the sewing altogether with these adorable amigurumi octopuses. The tentacles and contrasting ruffles are crocheted right onto the body. What a cute idea for a summer market when people are spending more time at the beach. The pattern calls for single, half double, and double crochet stitches.
Yarn: Novita Freesia (DK Weight #3)
Magical and whimsical unicorns are a popular favorite animal among children. It’s not hard to see why when you look at this adorable ragdoll design. This unique crochet stuffed animal design is worked in rows rather than in the round, so it’s perfect for beginners. All you need to know is how to single crochet.
Designer: Spin a Yarn Crochet
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight #4)
Crochet Water Balloons
Ok, so these aren’t stuffed animals, but they are a great toy for kids, especially if you have your eye on a summer market. Crochet water balloons are an eco-friendly and reusable alternative to regular water balloons. The squishy blanket yarn soaks up water like a sponge and makes a big splash when you throw it. The pattern calls for single and double crochet stitches, and I know lots of sellers who report selling out of these at summer craft fairs.
Designer: Left in Knots
Yarn: Bernat Blanket (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Do you know someone that’s expecting a baby? Chances are, the answer is yes! It seems like there’s always someone having a baby from among your friends, family, and coworkers. So baby items just make sense as crochet items that sell best at markets.
Crochet baby items just have that “Awwww factor” that makes people stop and stare. And if they have a baby shower to go to in the next few months, then chances are that they’ll buy something. Make your items extra desirable by using soft natural yarns like cotton or bamboo.
Seashell Baby Bonnet
How stinking cute are these baby bonnets? The lace stitchwork is so eye-catching and the little ties under the chin are just darling. They may look complicated, but they’re actually fairly easy to crochet using double crochet and cluster stitches. Consider displaying these next to a photo of a baby wearing one so they’re instantly recognizable.
Designer: Croby Patterns
Yarn: Yarn and Colors Epic (Aran Weight #4)
Lovey blankets combine the best of both worlds of stuffed animals and blankets. They’re much quicker to make than regular baby blankets since they’re a lot smaller and the stuffed animal heads make them irresistibly adorable. This cute puppy dog pattern calls for single, double, and treble crochet stitches along with v-stitches.
Designer: Loops and Love Crochet
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Solids & Heathers (Aran Weight #4)
Wrap Around Button Booties
Keep baby toes cozy in style with these fabulous Wrap Around Button Booties. The wrap around style is really fashionable and it’s also really practical for baby booties. The secure button closure will help keep these booties on even the most wiggly of babies. You’ll be using single, half double, and double crochet stitches for this one.
Designer: Ashlee Marie
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Solids (Aran Weight #4)
The Wheya Dribble Bib
Baby drool catchers never looked better than these Wheya Dribble Bibs. The triangle bandana shape is so modern and chic. My favorite part is the decorative edging. I would happily accessorize a baby in one of these even if they weren’t prone to drooling. The pattern calls for single, half double, and double crochet stitches.
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Paris (Aran Weight #4)
Boho Flower Headband
If this isn’t the cutest thing you’ve seen all morning I would be so surprised. This cream colored chevron headband is what adorable baby dreams are made of and the decorative flowers on top are the icing on the cake! The free crochet pattern calls for single, double and treble crochet stitches.
Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Patons North America Grace (Sport Weight #2)
Most of the crochet vendors that I see out and about are selling accessories. I would definitely count accessories among the crochet items that sell best at markets, because you really can’t ever have enough. Plus, they are usually pretty quick to make and you don’t really need to use any special yarns.
A word of advice, choose modern colors and designs so that your vendor booth doesn’t give off grandma vibes. Haven’t you heard? Crochet is popular now! Crochet fashion is on the rise, so hop on the bandwagon and capitalize on this yarntastic trend.
Granny Fingerless Gloves
Big name brands everywhere have been releasing clothing and accessories with a granny square theme. I’ve seen shirts, shorts, dresses, hats, and more. Here’s a quick and easy pattern for a cute pair of fingerless gloves. Each glove is made out of one granny square folded in half. How easy is that?!
Designer: Lizelle Mostert for Nurturing Fibres
Yarn: Nurturing Fibres Eco-Cotton DK (DK Weight #3)
One Hour Cowl
Cowls are the classier and quicker alternatives to scarves. They take less time to make and you never have to worry about them slipping off your neck. What’s not to love? This free crochet pattern works up lightning fast with a super bulky yarn and half double crochet stitches. It’s beginner friendly too!
Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (Super Bulky Weight #6)
30 Minute Beginner Slouchy Hat
Here’s another quick and easy crochet accessory pattern that uses super bulky weight yarn to save time. With just double crochet stitches, you can crochet this chic slouchy hat. Fast patterns like this are an absolute must on our list of crochet items that sell best at markets. After all, the quicker the makes, the larger the profit margins!
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Simple Twisted Earwarmer
These adorable twisted earwarmers were literally everywhere last year and I don’t expect that trend to change this year. They’re easy to make and they’re easy to wear too. I especially love to throw one of these on when I’m having a bad hair day! You can make this pattern using just half double crochet stitches.
Designer: Yarn + Chai
Yarn: Cascade Yarns ® Longwood Sport (DK Weight #3)
Choosing nice yarns for your products will help your booth stand out from the rest. These soft and shiny scrunchies are certainly eye-catching, aren’t they? The best part is that they are super fast to make using super bulky weight yarn and half double crochet stitches. You can make 10-12 scrunchies from a single skein!
Designer: Tiffany Brown for Yarnspirations
Yarn: Bernat Velvet Plus (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Jewelry is another one of those things that you really can never have enough of. It’s a hot commodity at markets everywhere, so why not create crochet versions of all the most popular items like earrings, bracelets, and necklaces!
The profit margins on jewelry products make them excellent candidates for crochet items that sell best at markets. You don’t need very much yarn to make them, so you can keep your prices competitive while still paying yourself a fair wage for your time. It’s a win win!
Sunflowers certainly aren’t a passing craze. These ubiquitous flowers can be seen in everything from garden decor to kitchen decor and I don’t think that their popularity will ever wane. Make these adorable sunflower earrings and get ready to hear all the “oohs” and “ahhs”. The pattern calls for single, double, and treble crochet stitches along with picot stitches.
Designer: Akeish Fearon
Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet (Size 10 Thread)
My Favorite Bracelet
It never hurts to have some lower dollar items on hand at your markets. Quick little makes like this adorable bracelet make for great add ons to tempt folks at the register. Cheaper items are also good to have around for folks who want to support your business on a budget. You could even make a few and sell them in a coordinating set!
Designer: Oombawka Design
Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet (Size 3 Thread)
Rainbow lanyards would be the perfect thing to sell at a pride themed market. You could also opt for orange and black for Halloween, red and green for Christmas, or switch up the colors to match the local sports team or college for an event any time of the year. So many ideas for one simple lanyard made entirely out of slip stitches!
Yarn: ( Worsted Weight #4)
Beaded Granny Square Pendant
I think it’s safe to say from the look of this gorgeous pendant necklace that granny’s still got it! From the delicate beadwork to the thin metal necklace chain, it really seems like the designer thought of everything for this one. Now you just have to decide what colors to make your necklaces in!
Designer: Raffamusa Designs
Yarn: Schachenmayr Catania Solids (Sport Weight #2)
Caribbean Wave Hoop Earrings
These adorable 2 row crochet earrings couldn’t be easier to make. The pattern calls for just single and double crochet stitches. Although you might need to make a quick trip to the craft store for this one, because it uses embroidery floss instead of yarn. The good news is that embroidery floss is so shiny and available in a bunch of different colors!
Designer: Fiber Flux
Yarn: DMC 6 Strand Cotton Embroidery Floss
Around the House
For even more great ideas for crochet items that sell best at markets, just look around the house. Crochet can take a mundane task like washing your face and turn it into a magical experience with gorgeous flower shaped face scrubbies. Crochet can also help solve some common problems like how to comfortably handle hot bowls straight out of the microwave or cold cans straight out of the fridge.
On top of those ideas, a little bit of yarn can also turn into a fantastic new storage container or an adorable plant hanger. The possibilities are seriously endless! Can you think of any other ideas for things you could crochet for around the house?
Bear Soup Bowl Cozy
I have seen these crochet bowl cozies before and they’re actually genius. This designer took it one step further and added adorable bear ears! What a great way to encourage your little ones to gobble up their soup and make mealtimes more fun. The pattern uses single and double crochet stitches and it is worked double stranded.
Designer: Blackstone Designs
Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream (Worsted Weight #4)
All Star Can Cozy
Can cozies are a cute and practical item that’s quick to make and easy to customize. This particular pattern uses the star stitch and a red, white, and blue color scheme which, of course, makes it perfect for the 4th of july! You could also switch up the colors to match the local sports team or college.
Designer: The Turtle Trunk
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim (Aran Weight #4)
Flower Face Scrubby
Let’s face it, using disposable cotton pads to wash your face is wasteful. Choosing crochet face scrubbies is an easy eco-friendly alternative that also just so happens to be ridiculously adorable. I would make these to sell in a set of like 3 or 5 and package them in little laundry safe bags. The pattern calls for double crochet and puff stitches.
Designer: Crafts by Sarah Liz
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim (Worsted Weight #4)
Jessie Stash Basket
You really can’t ever have enough baskets, because there’s always something else in the home that could use a little more organization. Store your treasures in style with this chic stash basket. The pattern is worked double stranded using the waistcoat stitch and single crochet in the back loop.
Designer: TLYC Blog
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Boho Plant Hanger
Where are my plant mamas at? You will definitely want to make one or two of these plant hangers for yourself before you whip some up for your next market. They are quick and easy to make using single, double, and treble crochet stitches. It’s also a great way to add some life to your market display!
Designer: You Should Craft Blog
Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie Solids (Worsted Weight #4)
I hope that this post of crochet items that sell best at markets was super useful for you. Wishing you all the best in your upcoming markets! Did you have any “ah-ha” moments while reading this post? Tell me all about it in the comments below!
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