I wish I had never written this post. Unfortunately, I have to. This week I received another shipment of threads, which I usually order on Allegro or from private companies. I was shocked to find that the yarn I use for crocheting has gone up by 40% compared to January this year. Sadly, I have no option left, only to increase the price of my finished products least by 20%. The discount for regular customers remains the same as before – 10%. I will raise the prices gradually so that the Etsy platform does not suspend my shops, and you have the chance to buy some of my products at the old price for a while. I apologise for such a weekend message, but I have no control over the thread I use for crocheting prices.
Three shops on Etsy take all my free time. They need a lot of work on SEO, answering your messages, advertising on social media etc. But the result translates into sales. Being a Star seller has its sense because this status helps increase sales. My two shops have Star sellers badges. Unfortunately, the third one – LaceCrochetFinds – isn’t worth it just because of low sales. Do you think it is fair?
Baby girl Zuzanna was born last week at my husband’s brother’s family, so as a crocheter I felt it my duty to make a blanket for her. I crochet it of 50% cotton 50% acrylic Lola yarn with a 2,5 mm (4) Clover hook using moss stitch.
Some time ago I bought cotton thread for my crocheted collars. The thread was excellent, thin, mercerized in off white colour with a beautiful shade of champagne. More about this collar. Collars crocheted from this thread were popular at our shop. I thought I’d just be happy, but after a while I run out of thread, so I began to look for it on the Internet. Luckily, I found it quite quickly and immediately ordered. Unfortunately, it turned out to be similar, but not the same. Whoever knits or crochets, can understand me easily – the first part of coloured thread ended and the next one was a little different shade. What is more, the new thread was a little bit thicker. In general, it was not suitable for collars and it took me a lot of time to figure out, what to do with it. And then I saw a beautiful motif pattern, which I decided to use for a tablecloth. Thus, this is the first picture of it.
Thread: Mercerized May Mini Crochet 100% Egipt Cotton, 280 m in 50 g shade 2 Lot 312396 and my favourite Clover hook No 2 1.5 mm
The collar is not completely new, there is already similar cream in the shop. This time I got an order from New York for a white collar and I decided to improve the design a bit. I have to say that the effect have beyond all my wildest dreams, “banch of grapes” (that’s what I called the part of a pattern) is more prominent and looks beautiful. You can see for yourself. I’m not often fully satisfied with my works (perfection is my enemy), but this time I am.