Contract Crochet

“What is Contract Crochet?” you might ask.  Basically, it’s asking someone else to make a piece for you.  Whether you’re a designer who would rather design than stitch, or if you’re someone who saw an awesome picture on Pinterest but you don’t want to make it yourself, a contract crocheter can make it for you.

Snow Country Ski Hat by Kirsten Holloway Designs

I was contracted by a major hook company to estimate the time it would take to stitch a certain pattern.  I have also made dozens and dozens of pieces on request.  I will work with you and your needs.

Changing Tides Beach Cover

For designers, we can negotiate technical editing costs with costs of yarn and time stitching since I will probably be editing while I stitch.

Entropy by Doris Chan

Made in Mary Maxim Prism yarn. Pattern in “Convertible Crochet” by Doris Chan.

For anyone else requesting a custom made piece.  After we agree on a design or pattern and the type of yarn, I will give you an estimate total price considering the time it takes me to stitch.  50% of the agreed upon cost will need to be paid before I begin stitching.  Payment is accepted in person or via paypal.

Please email me at if you would like to use these services.

Embossed Crochet Boho Vest

Formerly part of the Fun with Furls CAL, now available on Bonita Patterns & Yarns blog.

  1. Barbara Spencer left a comment on January 31, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    How do you work out how much to charge please?

    • EmilyReiter left a comment on January 31, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Barbara, good question. The answers would be different for a Contract Crochet piece for a designer and for a custom ordered crochet item. I would like to be paid at least $10-15/hour when stitching plus cover the cost of materials. I can give a rough estimate of time needed to stitch the item based on my experience. While editing a pattern, I have a timer running on my computer that I start and stop while I’m editing. I will similarly keep track of actual time spent while stitching an item and if it is vastly different from my original estimate, I would discuss it with the client. Does this answer your question? I’d be glad to discuss things further. Your comment is here on the “contract crochet” post so I wasn’t really sure which type of cost estimate you were really referencing.

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