Thinking about this makes me sad 😭



I made and sold this amigurumi in 2021 for $20 :sob::sob::sob:
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 :smiling_face_with_tear:

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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)

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I feel you. First time I sold the zombie dog plushie it was around $30 :dizzy_face: 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.

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They both look great.
People who don’t craft have no idea of the cost or hours spent working on things :confused:

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Fun fact, here’s how this doggo is now spending his time :sweat_smile:


My customer’s kitty is a fan :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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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 :smiling_face_with_tear:

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I can see that going for at least $100 :open_mouth: if not way more

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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 :wink:

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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 :woman_facepalming:! pricing is so difficult!!

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I know right, that why I’m scared to start selling because people want everything so cheap.

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I see people blowing their entire paychecks on Halloween stuff from stores and then complain that they can’t afford my stuff :sweat_smile:

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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 :sob::sob:

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I sell shawls at $100-150 and some people are like :scream: at the price of that. But for the hours put in that’s cheap

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Like it’s made with love and effort is put in to it unlike all those factory stuff :skull:

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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​:sweat:

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yes, like we can have injuries or when they say like my friend can made take much cheaper
:woman_facepalming:t4: . yes, your fiend make it cheaper because is you but they have to work exactly like us.

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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.

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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 :star_struck:

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But also people will reject £150 for a crochet bag by a small business but happily pay £7000 for a Gucci one

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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.

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