Monday, October 22, 2012

New Crochet Pattern Quick & Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf

Just got this finished yesterday and got some pictures with my new mannequin. This is a really fun stress free quick and easy crochet pattern to make an infinity or mobius scarf. This is a great beginners project or a great project for people like me that like instant gratification.

This crochet scarf uses Yarnbee Finale yarn. I had never used this before but now I am in love! It results in a really soft warm scarf due to the wool blend of the yarn. I also love this scarf as you can wear it so many different ways

To order this crochet pattern as an instant download go to my Etsy store Kay's Crochet Patterns

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Etsy and the New Browse Feature

Etsy sellers are very upset about the new browse feature as you can see the multitude of posts regarding this.

I see so many sellers spending hours upon hours studying the browse pages and then re making their listings to get on one page of browse.

I personally think this is a huge mistake. Most customers are still using search to find what they want. Either Etsy search or Google (Yahoo & Bing) search. If you re do your listings specifically for browse they probably will not get picked up in search.

I agree that this was really lousy timing for Etsy to implement such a big change (right before the Holidays) but as I have posted many times; none of us can control Etsy. We can only control how we react.

My own views went down once browse started but my sales are still good and going up. So I am betting I am getting better quality of views.

I would suggest that sellers hang tight and only tweak their SEO. If you have good SEO to begin with, you should be fine. Etsy admin has said this many times.

Sellers time would be much better spent taking better pictures and using good SEO than changing listings to fit into browse.

I made a special section on my new crochet knitting forum just for Etsy sellers. If you need help with your SEO or just want to chat and vent come on by!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Newest Crochet Pattern Toddler Hooded Scarf aka Scoodie

My newest crochet pattern is another one that uses Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. You can make this toddler hooded scarf in just about an hour or so. Very stress free!

To purchase this crochet pattern just go to this link to my Etsy store

This is a great crochet project for beginners!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Work From Home with Taskrabbit

This looks like it could really take off. Its a much more polished and professional looking version of Craigslist that I think will appeal to many more people.

Unlike Craigslist, Taskrabbit makes you apply to get work listed and they do a background check on all their "taskrabbits"

Although it is only offered for live work in a few cities, there is a lot of virtual work that many could apply for, such as data entry, office admin, accounting etc.

Hopefully it will be coming to Ohio soon.

If you decide to sign up please use my referral code link:)

Kay's Crochet Mystery Boxes/Bags Update

We have been getting a lot of questions on our Mystery boxes so here you go! First some have asked why we are now shipping in bags. USPS...