It seems like school just let out for the summer. But smart makers and sellers know that we have to stay ahead of the seasons, which means now is the time to start thinking about back to school crochet projects!
Summer craft fair customers will be too hot to think about scarves, hats, and blankets. So this is the perfect time to give them adorable crochet bookmarks, cases, bags, and accessories that they can gift to their favorite student or teacher.
And of course, as always, these projects are small in scale or use thick yarns (or both). That makes them quick and easy to make, cutting down on production time, which means more profits for your crochet business! Pick one or more that fits your niche and fill your inventory in no time.
Time Out: Why You Should Stop Selling Crochet
Yes, you read that right. From a site that’s all about helping crocheters run successful businesses, that may not seem to make sense. But I’m not saying to cancel your next craft fair or shut down your Etsy shop. I’m just asking you to change your mindset. So before you check out the patterns, bear with me for a moment.
Instead of saying you sell crochet, giving a more specific description tells people what you’re all about so your ideal customer can find you. So instead of saying, “I sell crochet,” try something like, “I sell adorable handmade hair accessories for kids and teens,” or “I crochet beautiful and practical home decor items.”
Now that we have the serious stuff out of the way, it’s time to take a look at these gorgeous back to school crochet designs. Enjoy!
Back to School Crochet Patterns Perfect for Summer Sales
16 Back to School Crochet Projects
This roundup features crochet patterns for cases, keychains, bookmarks, bags, and accessories. Your summer craft fair customers will love them as gifts to keep their favorite student or teacher organized and stylish!
Are you sick of the screaching sound your chairs make? Sick of getting your floors scratched? Make these crochet chair socks. Easy, pretty and convenient. Get the free pattern on Knitting with Chopsticks.
This easily adjustable backpack pattern is easy to make, using the Tunisian Crochet technique. This back to school pattern additionally includes instructions to crochet an i-cord to use for the drawstring closure.
So what do you think? Which of these cute and practical designs will your customers love? Be sure to comment, below, with your favorites and to share your best back to school crochet projects, too!
As always, tag @madewithatwist in your social media shares of MWAT designs so I can feature you in my posts!