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

http://kirstenhollowaydesigns.com/2016/02/pattern-snow-country-ski-hat.html

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

https://furlscrochet.com/blogs/crochet-tutorials/june-cal-changing-tides-beach-cover-week-three

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 emily.tony08@gmail.com 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 says:

    How do you work out how much to charge please?

    • EmilyReiter says:

      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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