In 2015 Kickincrochet sold one more pattern than in 2014 (counting pattern sets as only one pattern). I’ll take that kind of consistency! Overall income was down because I have been phasing out the sale of finished items on Etsy. I still have plenty of products there but I no longer make finished items for the sole purpose of selling them. The only new products that get added to Etsy, besides pattern PDF’s, of course, are the items I made while creating the pattern. 🙂
My goal for the year was to create at least one new pattern per month, on average. I didn’t accomplish that goal, but I’m still happy with the new patterns available in 2015. I started off in March with the Allison Scarf and Blanket/Scarf Set, which were a lot of fun to make, and beautiful in person. I also published a free pattern for a hairpin lace blanket, as well as a video tutorial that have been very popular. New legwarmers for my daughter came next, with a new yarn that I am really wanting to try to use to make a hairpin lace dress because I love the little bit of shine and think it will drape nicely. At long last, I finally made a hat to go with the ever-popular Men’s Thermal Fingerless Gloves so I can sell them as a set. The Dunes scarf stretched my creativity a little when it came to joining those funky little turns, the Tricolor Infinity Scarf was a fun use of my Split Stitch technique (which I still need to make a video for), and of course my son’s Diamond scarf, which I love love love. That boy knows how to pick great color! I finished off the year with three projects in the works, so hopefully that will jump start my continuing goal to create at least a pattern per month. I have a few friends and family members with babies on the way, so I foresee some baby gear this summer, as well. Happy new year!