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Rainbow Dot Cardigan - Handmade Crochet Cardigan

Rainbow Dot Cardigan - Handmade Crochet Cardigan

The Rainbow Dot Cardigan is something that I made in a long weekend in 2022. Forever fearful of grading patterns, I put off writing it up for nearly 6 months, but it is finally here.

Designed with a positive ease, this cardigan is perfect for cuddling up in the winter, and with Spring knocking at the door, it can be great for that cool morning-warmer afternoon change.

Made in an aran-weight yarn, you can change out the rainbow colours for any of your choice.

Please note: Due to the extra materials and time taken, larger sizes are charged at a higher rate.

Regular price £180.00
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Please note: There is a lead time of 4-8 weeks on handmade products.

Delivery Information

Handmade items have a lead time of 4-8 weeks. You will be alerted of your expected shipping date ASAP.


Care Instructions

Hand washing is recommended.

Handmade items can be washed on a Gentle Wash only at 30ºC.

Do not tumble dry.

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A breakdown of the pricing Structure

The Cost of Handmade Goods

An Introduction

As crafters, we are always questioned about the "why?" or "how?" much something costs.

It's, quite frankly, an irritating question. Things take time to make, expertise takes years to learn, and good materials are getting more and more expensive.

You wouldn't question paying for your car to be serviced or your boiler to be fixed, or a barista to be paid for making your coffee - why would you question a crafter being paid for their time too? As it is, here is a breakdown of my pricing for you:


High quality yarn: a cashmere/merino blend - costs £6.50 per 50g ball, each square takes around 12g of yarn. Each square, in material, costs £1.56. I have not added in the cost of the border yarn to the price.


Time Taken: Each square takes 15-20 minutes to make. At an hourly rate of £13/hr that's 4 squares for £13.

Plus time for sewing in ends and adding a border (I've learned my lesson about referring to this as edging...)

Postage & Packaging

Packaging: Making sure your blanket gets to you safely is key. Boxes cost 50p each. Tissue paper, printed care instructions, tape and shipping labels are another 50p.

Shipping: Tracked and signed can range from £5 to £40 depending on where in the world you are. This is covered in the cost at no extra cost to you on top of the squares and materials.

Website Costs

Transaction fees: Per item there is a 20p charge, plus 2% transaction fee on Shopify, so this can vary from £2.60 to £37.80 depending on the blanket. This is covered in the price, not added as an additional fee.

There is also the monthly fee of £25 paid to Shopify for hosting.

Everything Else

Not to mention costs in food, electricity, internet provider, council tax, insurance, chiropractic appointments, the list goes on and on.