These days, money doesn’t go as far as it used to. But even though our customers may be on tighter budgets, they still want to treat themselves to a bit of luxury now and then. Enter these practical, reusable crochet items that sell!
This round up features patterns that can be used again and again. Reusable market bags, washcloths, kitchen towels, and more! They’re made from eco-friendly materials, many of them even upcycled. That makes them easy on the wallet as well as the environment. What’s not to love?
These designs are great to add variety to your existing product line. Or try a few of them to branch out into a line of sustainable products. Offer your customers high-quality crocheted items that they can use again and again and see how they respond!
Protect Your Handmade Business in Times of Financial Insecurity
While we’re on the topic of offering value during tough financial times, you don’t want to miss my YouTube series on Recession and Handmade business over at the Crochetpreneur blog. Your handmade business can be successful during a recession but it requires some changes in mindset and business practices.
This six-part series is packed full of advice on strategy, marketing, managing your to-do list, and more to keep your crochet business running its best, even during uncertain times. Check it out today!
Now, without further ado, let’s get into these gorgeous reusable designs!
Reusable Crochet Items to Make and Sell
Make one or more of these bestselling crochet patterns to give your customers a bit of eco-friendly handmade luxury that they can use again and again. There's a little something for everyone, from kitchen items, to sturdy bags, to spa quality bath linens. Many are even made from upcycled materials! Customers will appreciate the value as well as the contribution to sustainability.
Reusable Produce Bag Crochet Pattern — byGoldenberry
An easy produce bag pattern which features a unique V shaped stitch and includes three different sizes to cover you in any veggie scenario. Designed using 100% hemp yarn in lace weight making it super lightweight and strong.
Cotton Face Scrubbies Crochet Pattern
Cotton Face Scrubbies are made with a nicely textured stitch perfect for deep cleansing of your face. They are eco-friendly and reusable.
Crochet Market Bag Pattern Coffee & Cream Bag Free Crochet Pattern
Fun extra details on this boho inspired bag make it extra special and fun to make!
Lattice Cosy Koozie Crochet Pattern
Afraid of dropping your wine glass from condensation? Want to enjoy a glass of wine without a cold hand? Or maybe you want to brighten up that wine glass. Whatever it is, a wine koozie can help! The Lattice Cozy Koozie is a quick make that is the perfect reusable gift!
Crochet Kitchen Scrubby Pattern — byGoldenberry
Ditch those plastic dish sponges and make your own non abrasive, hemp, crocheted kitchen scrubbies instead. With this pattern you will never need to worry about microplastics entering the water system ever again.
Crochet Tote Bag - Free Pattern
The Rowyn Tote Bag is beautifully textured for a sophisticated look. The pattern works up quickly using a combination of stitches and can be made with a solid colour or a variety for even more personality.
Chevron Soap Saver Crochet Pattern — byGoldenberry
A functional and purposeful soap saver crochet pattern featuring a unique chevron stitch that will keep all the tiny bits of soap in the bag whilst helping to create a lather. Designed with hemp yarn in sport weight to give a gentle exfoliation and allow you to pop it into your home compost at the end of its life.
Crochet Basket with Plastic Bags, a Free Pattern
Upcycle those plastic grocery bags into these super useful crochet baskets!
Cacti Cosy Koozie Crochet Pattern
Condensation have you down? Try a Cacit Cozy Koozie to brighten up that stemless wine glass! Never worry about your glass slipping from your fingers due to condensation again! (Unless you're a klutz, like me. Then you can use it as a barrier to protect the glass from shattering on the ground.) It also doubles as an awesome plant koozie...a truly reusable product!
Free Crochet Pattern: Lil Pint Ice Cream Cozy
Every once in a while, you need to eat straight from the container. That doesn’t mean your hands need to freeze while you do it! This great pint sized ice cream sleeve will protect your hands and let you enjoy your treat. A perfect gift for teachers, pregnant girlfriends or the friend who needs to soothe a broken heart. The finished creation is also the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Crochet Plant Hanger Pattern Plant Prop Reuse Recycle Spice - Etsy
Use this adorable hanging vase with your favorite recycled spice jars. Designed to fit standard size spice jars that are about 2" x 4". Hang them in a sunny window and use to propegate cuttings of your favorite plants. A perfect recycling project, use your jars to sprout new life! Pattern includes 3 different variations of the hanging vase.
Sarah's Shopping Bag
An eco-friendly bag perfect for grocery shopping, open market shopping, beach-going, and can even be used as a purse.
Hemp Dishcloth Crochet Pattern — byGoldenberry
A textured hemp dishcloth pattern that can also be used as a washcloth or cleaning cloth. The hemp yarn gives gentle exfoliation or non abrasive scrubbiness for cleaning dishes and can be fully home composted at the end of its life.
Fish Kitchen Towel
Dad will fall for this gift - hook, line, and sinker. Crochet pattern for a fish-shaped dish towel (or potholder) made with cotton yarn.
Hemp Back Scrubber Crochet Pattern — byGoldenberry
An intermediate back scrubber crochet pattern which has a purposeful chevron stitch to give gently exfoliation. Designed in hemp yarn in sport weight and can be made longer or wider to suit your body.
Hope you enjoyed these beautiful and eco-friendly crochet projects. All of them work up quickly and make useful products that provide value to your target customer. Which one will you make first?
And as always, of course, comment below with your favorites. We would love you to share your best reusable and sustainable patterns as well! And don’t forget to tag @madewithatwist in your social media shares of MWAT designs so I can feature you in my posts!
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