Selling Your Crochet Masterpieces: The Ultimate Guide

Selling Your Crochet Masterpieces: The Ultimate Guide

Crafting crochet pieces, whether they're intricate doilies or charming dolls, is a joy in itself. But there's an added thrill in sharing your creations with the world and earning from them!

If you've ever pondered over where and how to sell your crochet works, this guide will unveil the best avenues and strategies.

1. Online Marketplaces

  • Etsy: As one of the biggest platforms for handmade items, Etsy offers crocheters an audience appreciative of craftsmanship. Ensure high-quality photos, detailed descriptions, and a unique shop name to stand out.

  • eBay: This auction site isn't just for second-hand items. It's a hub for crafters, including those who crochet. Offering "Buy It Now" options or custom orders can be lucrative here.

  • Ravelry: While primarily known as a pattern-sharing site, Ravelry has a marketplace for finished items too.

2. Personal Websites

Creating a personal website gives you full control over branding, design, and pricing. Platforms like Shopify, Wix, or WordPress make setting up easy. Don't forget to integrate a secure payment gateway. We use Shopify to sell our crochet doll patterns, and we love it.

3. Craft Fairs & Local Markets

Local events can be a goldmine for crafters. Not only can you sell directly, but you also get immediate feedback. Look for local craft fairs, farmers' markets, or community events.

4. Social Media

  • Instagram & Pinterest: Both platforms are visual-centric, making them ideal to showcase crochet pieces. Use relevant hashtags and collaborate with influencers for broader reach.

  • Facebook: Start with a page dedicated to your craft and consider setting up a Facebook Shop. Joining crochet and craft groups can also help in networking and sales. You can always get some feedback from the lovely crochet community on our Facebook group before starting selling your crochet dolls. 

5. Consignment Stores

Local boutiques or consignment stores can showcase your work. While they take a percentage of the sale, they also manage the storefront, marketing, and transactions.

6. Teach and Sell

Consider teaching crochet classes, both offline or via platforms like Udemy or Skillshare. As a bonus, offer your pieces for sale to students who might be keen to purchase finished items as they learn.

7. Collaborate with Local Businesses

Partner with local cafes, bookstores, or boutiques to showcase your items. A themed crochet doll might find its perfect home in a cozy bookstore!

8. Word of Mouth

Sometimes, the old ways are the best. Let friends and family know about your crochet items. Happy customers often lead to referrals.

9. Packaging Matters

Wherever you sell, ensure your items are beautifully packaged. A well-presented piece feels more valuable and encourages repeat purchases.

10. Offer Custom Pieces

Allowing customisation, be it in terms of colour, size, or design, can set you apart. Custom orders often fetch higher prices due to their unique nature.


Selling crochet pieces can be as rewarding as crafting them. By diversifying your selling platforms and continually evolving based on feedback and trends, you can turn your crochet hobby into a thriving venture.

So, thread that entrepreneurial spirit and let the world bask in the warmth of your crochet creations! Don't forget to share them on our Facebook group, if you are making Crochetree dolls!