Etsy for Rich People: Knitting vs. Crochet

I like both knitting and crochet, so I figured this would be a great opportunity to see which will (potentially) get me the richest on Etsy. Here’s a comparison between their various categories:

Accessories
Winner: Crochet, $10,000

The most expensive thing in the “accessory” category is this crocheted king sized blanket:

The information says it's "taken over 11 years" to make

The information says it’s “taken over 11 years” to make

Not really an accessory, but whatever. Knitting doesn’t even close, even with this $3500 shawl.

Blankets/Aghans
Winner: Crochet, $18,044.90

This blanket is vastly more expensive than its $3450 knitted counterpart:

Unfortunately you can only buy it in Italy

Unfortunately you can only buy it in Italy

Bags and Purses
TIE!

The most expensive items in this category are both $550. In crochet, this blue beaded bag:

From Senegal!

From Senegal!

And in knitting, a series of bags of different sizes:

Still, with this you get SIX bags for the price of the other one

Still, with this you get SIX bags for the price of the other one

Clothing
Winner: Crochet, $9,500

This dress could be yours for under $10,000!

Called "red diamond"

Called “red diamond”

Knitting couldn’t beat that with a weird turquoise coat for $1,264.56

Cozy
Winner: Crochet, $1000

Yeah, this snuggie will cost you:

But can you really put a price on joy?

But can you really put a price on joy?

Meanwhile, knitting has a $300 blanket. Nice try, knitting.

Doll
Winner: Crochet, $888.35

This terrifying doll thing could be yours:

Cost does not include therapy

Cost does not include therapy

Knitting has stuffed rabbits for $277.07

Hat
Winner: Knitting, $1,325

Knitting actually won this one for some reason:

I don't get it

I don’t get it

Which is too bad because the $850 crochet hat is just wacky.

Housewares
Winner: Crochet, $8,000

You have to REALLY want a Mickey Mouse coaster set for that price:

Maybe it covers the ensuing legal fees when Walt Disney Co sues you

Maybe it covers the ensuing legal fees when Walt Disney Co sues you

Knitting has another $1995 blanket.

Jewelry
Winner: Knitting, $640

Knitting narrowly wins this one with these earrings:

It totally still counts as knitting

It totally still counts as knitting

Crochet had some $625 necklace

Scarf
Winner: Crochet, $1000

What winter look would be complete without a badly made $1000 scarf?

Hot

Hot

Knitting’s priciest scarf is only $899

Supplies
Winner: Crochet, $1799

I guess this rocking chair could be considered a crochet supply.

Maybe

Maybe

Knitting has this $1595 electric wool drum carder.

Final Totals
Crochet: $44,257.25
Knitting: $15,795.63

Knitting also has some categories that crochet lacks, namely: Baby, Children, Men, Women, and Sweater.

But even adding these in only brings knitting’s total up to $22,603.43. Clearly crochet is the best way for me to strike it etsy rich.

Previously: Holidays

One response to “Etsy for Rich People: Knitting vs. Crochet”

  1. So interesting! I actually wrote a post on my site about whether people preferred the act of crocheting or knitting but I like the way you looked it.

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