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8 Best Selling Crochet Items On Etsy

Want to make money with your yarn? Check out these best selling crochet items on Etsy and start making money this week! 

Maybe you just want to cover your materials to make your hobby cost-free. Or maybe you have ambitions of becoming a full-time crafter. 

In this post,  I will show you exactly what to sell on Etsy to make money when it comes to yarn! 

Read on for all the details and get started with your Etsy crochet business today! 

best selling crochet products on Etsy

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Selling Crocheted Items On Etsy

If you love working with wool, you probably have too many pieces already and are looking for excuses to make more stuff. 

Why not sell your crafts to make room for new stuff and pay for your hobby?

Making money crocheting is possible and Etsy is where you want to be. 

Etsy is a global marketplace for handmade items. 

You can join the thousands of Etsy sellers who are making a great income selling what they love – it is the ideal side hustle for crafters. 

Why We Love Etsy

  • Use Etsy’s advertising platform to reach customers from all over the world. 
  • Take advantage of their powerful tools for analytics and tracking to see what sells and to who
  • The Etsy app allows you to manage your business from anywhere
  • Start your own business for free – no overheads at all

The Best Selling Crochet Items on Etsy

Best selling crochet items on Etsy

The best way to find out what to sell and how much to sell your crochet items for is to do some market research.

You need to work out what is already selling in order to tap into that target market and attract as many customers as possible. 

The good news is that you can use Etsy to see what is selling and where there are gaps in the market. 

How To Use Etsy To Find The Top Sellers

First of all, spend some time on Etsy and search for crochet. 

Check out Etsy shops that sell the types of items you like to make. 

Look at the listings on the top of the search results (below the sponsored ads) and take some time to look at the shops that have the most reviews. 

What kinds of crochet items are they selling?

How much are they selling them for? 

How many products do they have in their shop?

Also, check out their five-star reviews for customer feedback

You aren’t looking to copy other shops but taking some time to find things that sell well can help you identify some gaps or new products that you could make and sell. 

Use An Etsy Keyword Tool

Once you have become familiar with Etsy shops selling the kinds of items you want to sell, you can consult an Etsy keyword tool. 

This will give you all kinds of data about the things Etsy buyers are looking for. 

There are quite a few keyword tools out there, my personal favorite is Sale Samurai

You can get a free 3-day trial to check it out. 

If you want to see how to use this tool to find the best-selling crochet items, read my Sale Samurai tutorial and watch my video here. 

You can perform a search on Sale Samurai that will show you the most searched-for crochet products on Etsy plus information such as the average price point and the keywords that you should be using in your Etsy listings. 

Here is the first page of my results when I search for the keyword “crochet”

how to find the best selling crochet items on Etsy

Using both a keyword tool and your own research on Etsy should help you find some great ideas for your Etsy business.

The Best Selling Crochet On Etsy

To make things easy, here is a list of the current best crochet items on Etsy:

Baby Items 

Best Selling Crochet Items On Etsy

Many of the best sellers on Etsy are baby items. That’s because it is a great place for buying unique baby shower gifts or new baby presents. 

A good idea is to offer one item, for example, a blanket,  in several different colors so that parents can choose the one that suits their nursery theme. 

Crochet Coasters

Best Selling Crochet Items On Etsy

These are a great way to use up some leftover yard and sell great as a bargain gift or stocking stuffer. 

You can invent your own patterns or offer custom orders to take advantage of different hobbies and sports that people may like. 

Women’s Swimwear

Best Selling Crochet Items On Etsy

Looking for one-of-a-kind items to sell on Etsy? How about cute crochet bikinis and halter tops? 

Creative goods like these are just the thing that sells really well on Etsy. 


top selling Crochet Items On Etsy

Handmade products like scarves are perennial top sellers at craft shows and on Etsy. 

Consider making infinity scarves, shawls and cowls to attract all different buyers. 


top selling Crochet Items On Etsy

Like scarves, bobble hats, caps and woollen headbands have nice profit margins and are the perfect thing for your crochet shop. 

Unique items such as pumpkin hats for babies or cute Christmas hats for kids are sure to be a hit. 


top selling Crochet Items On Etsy

If you are a crochet enthusiast, you probably know that making stuffed animals and cute toys is one of the most fun items to make. 

They are also one of the top sellers on Etsy. 

You can make all different teddies and toys – offer a variety of colors and sizes to appeal to every shopper. 

Reusable Cloths

top selling Crochet Items On Etsy

Jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon by offering reusable cloths made out of yarn. 

​Here are some ideas: 

  • Reusable face scrubbies
  • Crochet water balloons
  • Face cloths
  • Dish cloths


top selling Crochet Items On Etsy

All kinds of bags can help you get hundreds of 5-star reviews – from handbags to small purses and even water bottle holders, there are a lot of options for you. 

Should You Only Sell One Type Of Crochet Item on Etsy?

You can niche down your Etsy shop as much as you like but bear in mind that if you decide to only focus on a certain season, for example, Christmas decor, then you will likely only get sales during the 3-4 months before that time of the year. 

It is better for sales to have products that are “evergreen” ie. they are in demand year-round instead of just seasonally. 

Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t make and sell best selling items for the holidays or other special occasions but if the goal is to make money year-round, you really want to have a mix of seasonal and evergreen items. 

Which Crochet Items Sell Best On Etsy? 

The key to doing well on Etsy is to sell knitted items that people are looking for:

  • Original, quirky items that you can’t find mass-produced cheaply
  • Beautiful, heirloom pieces that people will treasure for years to come.
  • Custom pieces such as Mommy and Me knits

According to Etsy, the best-selling handmade crochet items on the platform are:

  1. Stuffed toys and teddy bears
  2. Crochet patterns
  3. Baby blankets 
  4. Cute baby shoes
  5. Cardigans and shawls

Keep in mind that shoppers flock to Etsy for something unique, special and personal.

Gifts, holidays, babies & weddings are great markets but they can be very saturated. 

Try to find a unique spin on bestselling items or fill a void in the market. 

How To Sell Knitting On Etsy

Selling crochet items on Etsy is so easy and is completely free. 

If you already have some handmade pieces ready to sell, then you can open your shop today, here’s how: 

The first thing to do is to open your shop. 

To do this, make sure to go through this tutorial on How To Start An Etsy Store Successfully

It will take you step by step from creating to launching your Etsy shop.

It also includes a link for 40 free listings which will help you to start your store for free. 

Pick An Awesome Name 

Your Etsy store name is really important for searches so make sure to read up on How To Name Your Etsy Shop. 

You will want to create a store name that describes the kinds of products that you sell. 

Create Listings of Your Items 

Make sure your listings are full of details about the items you sell and the materials you use. 

If you offer different colors, make sure to let your customers know that, likewise, make sure to note if you offer made-to-order items. 

Pricing Your Crochet Items On Etsy

The main thing to consider when selling your crochet items is how to make a profit.

Price too low and you won’t cover your time and materials. Price too high and you won’t get any sales. 

You can sell items you have already made and you can also accept custom requests or commissions where you negotiate the price.

Most crafters suggest pricing your items at around 2x the cost of your materials.

The only issue with this is that it doesn’t take into account your local market and the need for competitive pricing.

It also doesn’t take into account the time you spend making the knitted items that you plan to sell. 

In my opinion, your best bet for determining pricing on your knitting is to do some thorough market research.

Check out local craft fairs, do some searches on Etsy and check out your local Facebook marketplace.

See what similar items are selling for and price yours accordingly, being careful to factor in handling and shipping costs if necessary. 

Consider Shipping And Handling

You might find that most of your potential customers will expect free shipping with their orders. 

Offering free standard shipping is an easy way to get good customer reviews and attract more business quickly. 

To make allowances for this, make sure you price your products in order to cover shipping and packaging materials. 

Stand out from the other creative entrepreneurs on Etsy by offering a coupon or a handwritten note with your items – this can help you get good reviews and more repeat business. 

Provide Great Customer Service 

Running an online store is just the same as other small businesses. 

Take extraordinary care with every sale you make and make sure to provide excellent customer service. 

Ship your items on time and if possible, with a tracking number. 

Final Thoughts On The Best Selling Crochet Items On Etsy

If you are an avid crocheter there are a lot of different ways you can start to monetize your hobby. 

Do your research and price your items and patterns well and you will be on your way to owning a successful crochet business on Etsy in no time!