Hi there, I was just wondering how everyone calculates how much to sell their crochet patterns for, as I dont want to under or over charge. Is there a specific method, or is it just whatever you think fits??
I calculate based on the time it took me to write the pattern, and the time/effort taken to make it. Wearables and large items will be pricier than an amigurumi. Factor in your working hours, for sure
I am small town America, so things sell differently here. I usually do double the cost of the yarn. Normal price, not sale price. But, amigurumi takes longer if there are details, so I add more for time. Sorry, not really helpful.
I would say see what similar patterns for that same item sell for. But if you want to design new stuff that no one else sells then this would be difficult
I only crochet at work which means i am already compensated for my time, so I feel comfortable selling my items at only double the cost of materials but sometimes I will round up a dollar or 2 because I do prefer multiples of 5 for my sales. I think 10 looks neater than 8, and i have seen people more willing to fork over an extra 2 for something they really like as opposed to having to then put change away.
My work place is way too strict. I wouldn’t be able to get away with crocheting or knitting here. Break is only 15 minutes and lunch is only half an hour so too short to make any progress. Plus I don’t want to risk accidentally leave my project behind on the train to or from work
I generally double the yarn price not on sale + 5 an hour for amigurumi. There are also calculators that can help you time and set prices based on what you charge for yarn, notions, and time spent. Ill have to find the link/app later!
I am very thankful to have the space to crochet at work. I would go insane otherwise. 12 hour shifts in the middle of the night on the clock with no breaks, so it keeps me going. As soon as something needs doing, i put my crafts down and pick them back up later. Going into summer, though, i foresee significantly less crocheting potential.
no matter what you price it, make sure you’re making profit! Say you make a bunny in overalls or something, and you bought to different color skeins of bernat blanket yarn to so. the yarn costed you $10, make sure your prices is over ten or else you’re not making profit.
When i sit down to create a pattern i look at time and then base it on a hourly rate. I also do price comparison with similar patterns and It all depends on what platform your posting it. If you on ribblr have a look at fees being taken off your base and add it to your price. I do know sharing your sell fee helps you get your fees taken care of at a certain point. Etsy would be different because they charge per listing and other fees. Just keep that in mind.
People, I think OP was asking for how to price patterns not makes. But I mighg be wrong!