As crocheters, we can appreciate the time and effort that
goes into creating a finished project. Then when that time and effort is
combined with the cost of materials, it is easy to see that we crochet because
we love to crochet, not because it is a cheap hobby.
Many crocheters sell their finished crochet projects through
Etsy; their own websites; at craft fairs; and to friends, family, and other
crafters who appreciate the time and effort. As crocheters we all know that the
price of most handmade products if incredibly low when compared with the cost
of supplies and the time expended to create the product.
So when you contemplate time, effort, and yarn cost, how do
you determine the price for your handwork? Somer Sherwood recently wrote a
fabulous blog post entitled "The True Cost of Handmade" about the
cost of handmade art and her crocheted hats.
I would love to know what you think.