Tuesday, February 26, 2019

How to Start a Craft Business | Crochet From Home | Work At Home

Handmade Crochet isn’t just a craft but it’s also an art. When you master the basic stitches you’ll be comfortably on your way to producing masterpieces you’ll be proud to share with your family, friends or sell on sites such as Etsy and Amazon.

I opened an online shop at Moomettes Crochet, where I sell artisan handmade wash cloths, boot cuffs, legwarmers and skinny scarves.  Crocheting is a stress-relieving hobby, and can also be a lucerative nice home-based business.  Many craft artists sell their wares at craft fairs and online.

One of the challenges I am facing is finding good sources of crochet yarn, ribbon and beads.  Presently I source and purchase most of my craft supplies and do my shopping online over the internet.  I found that driving to local craft supply stores was very time consuming, and most of the time I didn’t find what I was looking for.

A home based business is a frugal good source of extra income for a work-at-home mom, retirees, home-bound people with special needs. You can start a business craft blog or food recipe blog, or any type of specialty blog you are proficient in !

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Here’s a few of my latest kitchen creations that you can find in my online shop, Moomettes Crochet:

How to Learn To Crochet

Anybody can learn to crochet as long as they put their mind to it.  For proof, just check out Jonah Larson, the 11-year old Internet sensation who crochets ! 

Before you run off to buy your crocheting supplies, determine what you would like to crochet first. You can find many craft ideas on Pinterest and video tutorials on YouTube.

Depending on the item you pick out,you’ll need different size crochet hooks and yarn weight. All this information is noted in the patterns you choose and you’ll  see just how simple it is to accomplish your goal of crocheting your first work of art.

You’ll be crocheting anything from dish clothes, baby toys, baby afghans, to sweaters, scarves, gloves, mittens and headbands in no time.

There are so many different items you can crochet. Current seasonal craft trends are snowflakes for a Christmas tree, skinny scarfs, cowls, scarflettes and infinity scarves for your best friend, and cute crochet slippers for the whole family.

You can even learn to crochet baby bibs, blankets, and outfits.

No matter what you decide to crochet you’ll find crochet supplies for everything you need on the Internet!

There’s no need to leave the house. Some websites such as Craftsy and Facebook Groups provide you all the supplies for crocheting and knitting with just a click of your mouse. You’ll need crochet hooks, yarn, and occasionally needles. You can find crochet hooks in various different sizes.

Be frugal and compare prices. Save yourself  time and money by sourcing your craft supplies on craft websites and shopping online.

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