I made and sold this amigurumi in 2021 for $20
WHAT WAS I THINKING
Edited to add** yes I was still somewhat of a beginner, so there are a few minor mistakes. But $20 is nothing for how long that took
I feel ur pain like the price of all the materials and then the fact that this has a lot of colour changes I would say thats worth like £40-£70 (I dunno how much that is in dollars lol)
I feel you. First time I sold the zombie dog plushie it was around $30 but it’s so detailed and has tons of accessories
Now it’s been repriced to around $50 just cause I don’t think I can get away with charging more given how cheap I priced it in the past.
They both look great.
People who don’t craft have no idea of the cost or hours spent working on things
I crocheted an 20 inch mermaid (freehanded, as usual) that took me like 72 hours…(I was also kind of a beginner, but the hair took me foreverrr) and sold it for 20 aswell
I can see that going for at least $100 if not way more
I do markets, my first market I underpriced like everything. I had a hermit crab I made that took forever, I sold it for like 5$.
This plant I sold at my last market, I sold it for like 30$, because it took many hours, and the materials. The green yarn was pricy. The patterns in my shop if you wanna go check it out
my mom doesn’t understand when i show her like (this really happened) i made a mini octopus and i was like “at my market ik thinking 10 dollar probbaly?” and she was like “eh, i’d say like four or five” i was like ! pricing is so difficult!!
I know right, that why I’m scared to start selling because people want everything so cheap.
I see people blowing their entire paychecks on Halloween stuff from stores and then complain that they can’t afford my stuff
the thing that annoys is me that people wouldn’t question a painting which is priced for a £100 but when its a crochet piece they get rlly angry, like you don’t have to buy it we’re not forcing you its a free world but just be a little respectful
I sell shawls at $100-150 and some people are like at the price of that. But for the hours put in that’s cheap
Like it’s made with love and effort is put in to it unlike all those factory stuff
Yessss i know! I am hoping to have a market soon, and ive been watching lots of videos on pricing. Its honestly crazy hiw some people get so upset or offended on how “expensive” a CHOICE is. Like, i get that its not necessarily cheap to buy but thats because its not cheap to make! You dont necessarily have to make a purchase to respect my craft
yes, like we can have injuries or when they say like my friend can made take much cheaper
. yes, your fiend make it cheaper because is you but they have to work exactly like us.
The thing for me with the under pricing is the guilt from both sides of how long it took me vs the situation the eccomomy is in. I promised myself to be fair but I’m struggling a bit with that. Especially when you know the item took you hours to make.
It’s very cute! I’ve not sold much, so I wouldn’t know how to price that adorable doggie I just make for the love of making
But also people will reject £150 for a crochet bag by a small business but happily pay £7000 for a Gucci one
I don’t really have a fixed price set. For me it’s more of an internal dialogue.
How long did it take to make?
Was it easy or hard to make?
What am I comfortable letting it go for?
I price based on time, complexity and my own appraisal. But I am not out to be the next Elon Musk of crochet. So I make an honest evaluation and price based on what I am willing to let it go for with no regrets.