I took a few minutes this morning to read my old website, CoggerCrochet and realized that I was actually on the right path towards crochet as a career. Unfortunately, money wasn’t coming in fast enough and expenses were coming due too fast, so it became apparent I needed to get a job. Crochet was put on the back burner, so to speak. I only made things for family and friends, and sometimes even myself. I had a HUGE stash to work with, which was good as I didn’t have any money to purchase yarn.
Even though I am still working full time outside the house, so far this month I have managed to get 4 magazine submissions in and rework my ear flap hat pattern and get it posted both on this website and Ravelry.
That particular hat was a big hit at craft fairs! I came across the pattern I had written for it (for my personal use) years ago and used that to work up a sample. I played with the gauge a bit and realized I could make it in many different sizes quite easily! Then it was simply a matter of typing it all out, changing it from word to pdf format, and uploading.
Here’s hoping I can pick up the crochet business where I left off. There are many more social media sites now than there were then, and I’m not very familiar with them. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!