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9 Best Selling Crochet items for a Warm Weather Craft Fair




It's that time of year again.  All of us crocheters love to do craft fairs, to get out there and meet our fans and fellow lovers of crochet!  The problem, though, is that the weather is starting to get warmer!  Normally, we would all rejoice in this weather change, as we slowly emerge from our houses, with our pale skin and newly bought sandals.  But as a crocheter, we cringe because we know that our products are mostly cold weather based.




I have been to quite a few craft fairs now so I feel like I can help out with this problematic situation.  I myself usually opt out for the spring/summer fairs due to the fact that the sales do not usually cover babysitter fees and my sweet precious time.  That being said, I have noticed what does sell.  I have made note of the items that would sell at a "warm weather" event, if I ever did choose to do one.  I have compiled a list of the 9 best selling items (and links) for these types of craft fairs.

Child Purses - These cute owl, mermaid, elephant and puppy purses are just too cute to pass up.  My daughters love them and they are actually functional!




Jellyfish- People seem to love to get these for their babies, baby gifts, or just for themselves.  Have fun making them with all different color combos!




Melissa and Doug

Tooth Fairy Pillow- Seriously, this is the best one yet.  I use this with my oldest and it makes being the Tooth Fairy so much easier.  Instead of having to creep into your kids room, they just hang this on the outside of their door!  Easy Peazy!


Stuffed Animals-There are so many options here that I'm not going to even provide a link (sorry!).  If your looking for cheaper ones, go smaller, but the big ones get the people to come to your table to look!


Lightsabers - Seriously, how fun are these?  My kids love playing with these and they are great because they aren't made of hard plastic.  They do have styrofoam in the middle so make sure to take that into account when attempting to make them. The pattern is super easy though, and Star Wars fans, young and old, all love these!


Hair Clips - There are a lot of different styles with these too.  I just posted a picture of my daughters favorite.  I also make just bows, flowers, or small pom poms and attach them to little alligator hair clips.  They are quick and cheap to make, and the little girls who visit your booth will love them!

Market Bags- If your selling at an event, most likely the customers are going to need something to put all their new goodies in!  These are also quick to make up and since they are made of cotton they are very durable and do great in the wash!


Security Blankets- This is another favorite that people like to buy for gifts.  These security blankets are great for babies to grow with, and with the variety of animals out there, you're bound to find the perfect one each customer.  



Coffee Cozy - These are another item that are super quick and easy to whip up.  You can sell them for cheap, which people love, and make a lot of them.  You can even add special embellishments on them if you wanted to take them a step further.  




Are there any items that you find do great at WARM WEATHER events?  If so, please tell us in the comments!!

****If your reading this and you don't have the time to make these but you would like to have them, they can all be purchased in my Square Market Store!****







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  1. Great post!! These are all great ideas, maybe you should do a show, you would kill it. 😉 Make big stuffed animals to bring people to your table is awesome advice. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! I usually just do shows in the fall/winter and spend the rest of the year creating new patterns and restocking inventory! IF the opportunity ever arose though, these items would definitely be my go to!

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  2. Thank you! I certainly was scratching my head wondering with the heat of Florida what was o going to make!

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  3. Your welcome! I've heard dish clothes and towels do well also. I've never done them though so I don't have first hand experience with how well they sell.

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    1. Hot pad holders are also an idea no matter where you look

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    2. I bet they work great! I've never tried them so I don't know personally. I'll have to add them to my inventory!

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  4. I love the jelly fish and little animal purses! The light sabers are epic! Wish I were that talented lol

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    1. Thanks for the comment! They all have the patterns listed and are pretty easy to make! You should try them.

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  5. Hi. These are great but for any handmade toys made and sold in the EU they have to be safety tested which can be costly and then not profitable unfortunately.

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    1. That's too bad. Maybe you could enjoy making some of these for family and friends then!

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    2. Oh yes! Thank you for the lovely ideas :-)

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  6. Thank you for your ideas. I live in Mississippi so we only have January and February that are cold enough for hats. It's April and the towel holders, dish clothes and pot holders/hot pads just aren't selling. I'll make some of your great suggestions but I'd like to add barefoot sandels to your list.

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    1. I understand. I've lived in San Antonio and Florida in the past and I'm pretty sure craft fairs would have been difficult! I love the idea of barefoot sandals because you can makes different styles!

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  7. Love this post thank you for sharing these great ideas :)

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    1. Your Welcome! And Thank YOU for checking out my post! <3

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  8. Hi

    How about mandalas, table runners and coasters.. i think these are all time hit!

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    1. I think Coasters definitely need to be added to this list! I haven't sold any of the others so I couldn't speak to those. Thanks for commenting!

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  9. Hi,
    how about key rings? Who can resist little animals, hearts and cars. My children love to hang them on their scholbags...
    Greetings from Bavaria

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    1. I've never actually made key rings but I think you're right in that they would sell. Anything that would attract kids is a winner!

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  10. Bracelets would also be good sellers in summer. I just sold two to a colleague while wearing mine.

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    1. That's great! I personally haven't had good luck with bracelets, but I think it all depends on the area!

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  11. Baby items and hanging towels sell great here in Texas

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    1. Yes! Especially simply baby outfits for photo props.

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  12. Thank you for the great ideas!

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  13. Sheer genius. I'm dying over the curlicue hair clips and the little purses! Those are adorable <3 And I'm a market bag addict so I welcome any opportunity to try out a new pattern =D Thank you for this boost of creative energy. If I don't crank it all out this summer, at least I'll be well-prepared next year!

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    1. I love the curlicue hair ties too! They are really cute and keep their curl!

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