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Crocheting For Fun & Profit [Paperback]

Darla Sims
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June 1 2000 For Fun & Profit
Discover How to Profit from Your Craft
Have you ever dreamed of learning the simple joys of crocheting? You can! Crocheting For Fun & Profit was written with two purposes in mind—to teach you the basics of this fun craft and to show you how to turn these new skills into cash! Whether you've been crafting for years or are just getting started, you'll learn:
·The benefits and enjoyment of crochet
·The right materials, tools, and equipment to use
·How to create a special "crafting place" in your home
·Ways to sell your creations at craft shows, shops, and other outlets
·Craft-business basics, including pricing and record keeping
·And much more!
Barbara Brabec, the For Fun & ProfitTM series editor, is one of the world's leading experts on crafting as a business and is the author of six books on the subject, including Creative Cash (Prima). She lives in Naperville, Illinois.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very encouraging April 29 2003
Format:Paperback
After reading this book I feel prepared to start turning my crochet fun into crochet profit. It has made a crochet cottage industry seem in reach.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must if you want to start a Crochet Career! Jan. 19 2003
Format:Paperback
Although I am lucky enough to have met Darla Sims in person, this book is still a well loved and well worn "bible" for my Crochet Publishing business! Everything you need to know to get started in any part of the industry is here in this book.
From learning to crochet to contacting publisher, from starting your business to creating the end product, this easy to follow guide will help you make a success of your endevors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Profitable for all Crocheters June 29 2000
Format:Paperback
I teach crochet and am always on the lookout for ways to earn money doing what I love. Darla Sims' Crocheting for Fun & Profit gives clear, concise, and concrete information on how to turn your crochet into cash. The book is divided into two parts; Fun, and Profit. I admit that I read Part Two first. I found Sims' profiles of teachers, craftswomen, designers, editors, and writers informative and inspiring. The chapters on marketing and the basics of running a crafts-business should help the would-be entrepeneur avoid some common pitfalls of starting a small business. She covers how to collect on bad checks, accepting credit cards, taxes and more. Crochet is definitely not the way to riches, but by following Sims realistic advice you can supplement your income doing something you love. And who knows, if you're extremely enterprising you may actually be able to earn a living at it.
Beginners will find clear explanations of the basics in Part One. While Sims' doesn't devote any visuals to left-handers, she instructs lefties to trace the illustrations and then turn them over, creating a mirror image. A nifty, if time consuming suggestion. More experienced crocheters will find the section on designing your own projects invaluable as few books cover this subject. She also provides a handy chart on how to read those mysterious garment-care symbols that we see on laundering instructions. And there's a formula for converting ounces to grams and back again.
This book has a place in any serious crocheter's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Profitable for all Crocheters June 29 2000
Format:Paperback
I teach crochet and am always on the lookout for ways to earn money doing what I love. Darla Sims' Crocheting for Fun & Profit gives clear, concise, and concrete information on how to turn your crochet into cash. The book is divided into two parts; Fun, and Profit. I admit that I read Part Two first. I found Sims' profiles of teachers, craftswomen, designers, editors, and writers informative and inspiring. The chapters on marketing and the basics of running a crafts-business should help the would-be entrepeneur avoid some common pitfalls of starting a small business. She covers how to collect on bad checks, accepting credit cards, taxes and more. Crochet is definitely not the way to riches, but by following Sims realistic advice you can supplement your income doing something you love. And who knows, if you're extremely enterprising you may actually be able to earn a living at it.
Beginners will find clear explanations of the basics in Part One. While Sims' doesn't devote any visuals to left-handers, she instructs lefties to trace the illustrations and then turn them over, creating a mirror image. A nifty, if time consuming suggestion. More experienced crocheters will find the section on designing your own projects invaluable as few books cover this subject. She also provides a handy chart on how to read those mysterious garment-care symbols that we see on laundering instructions. And there's a formula for converting ounces to grams and back again.
This book has a place in any serious crocheter's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Profitable for all Crocheters June 29 2000
By "onlythebest@prodigy.net" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I teach crochet and am always on the lookout for ways to earn money doing what I love. Darla Sims' Crocheting for Fun & Profit gives clear, concise, and concrete information on how to turn your crochet into cash. The book is divided into two parts; Fun, and Profit. I admit that I read Part Two first. I found Sims' profiles of teachers, craftswomen, designers, editors, and writers informative and inspiring. The chapters on marketing and the basics of running a crafts-business should help the would-be entrepeneur avoid some common pitfalls of starting a small business. She covers how to collect on bad checks, accepting credit cards, taxes and more. Crochet is definitely not the way to riches, but by following Sims realistic advice you can supplement your income doing something you love. And who knows, if you're extremely enterprising you may actually be able to earn a living at it.
Beginners will find clear explanations of the basics in Part One. While Sims' doesn't devote any visuals to left-handers, she instructs lefties to trace the illustrations and then turn them over, creating a mirror image. A nifty, if time consuming suggestion. More experienced crocheters will find the section on designing your own projects invaluable as few books cover this subject. She also provides a handy chart on how to read those mysterious garment-care symbols that we see on laundering instructions. And there's a formula for converting ounces to grams and back again.
This book has a place in any serious crocheter's library.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't do without this book... Oct. 4 2007
By Lisa M. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
... If you want to start a business in crochet. I was thinking about it in the back of my mind but now that I've read this book I feel like I have all the info. I need to go for it!

I found this book at my local library and after reading half of the "for profit" section I had to look it up on Amazon to see if I could find it! I needed to have a copy of my own. If you're on the fense buy it - you won't regret it!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must if you want to start a Crochet Career! Jan. 19 2003
By Karen A. Whooley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Although I am lucky enough to have met Darla Sims in person, this book is still a well loved and well worn "bible" for my Crochet Publishing business! Everything you need to know to get started in any part of the industry is here in this book.
From learning to crochet to contacting publisher, from starting your business to creating the end product, this easy to follow guide will help you make a success of your endevors.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference May 25 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book inspires the reader to get out there and profit doing something that they love. It is up to the reader to act on the suggestions in the book, if they so choose. It's a decent reference book, with details on how to get your business started, how to be successful, and where to market your projects. I would recommend it to someone who is thinking about starting their own crochet business, but I would not suggest using this as a sole reference, as there are many other books out there that can be used in conjunction with this one.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very encouraging April 29 2003
By D. Emborsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After reading this book I feel prepared to start turning my crochet fun into crochet profit. It has made a crochet cottage industry seem in reach.
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