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I've decided to sell some custom crochet/amigurumi bettas! I can do all tail types, colors, etc. I'm charging around $25 + shipping, it'll be less for plakats and more for giants. I'm going to have slots because I don't want to get overwhelmed. I'll be starting out with two. It'll probably take about a month for me to get your betta ready and shipped. PM me with a pic of your betta and we can discuss price, colors, and fins. Here's an example of my work:
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Forgot to add, I can put ventrals and pectoral fins on the bettas, I just didn't with that one because I liked it without them.
 

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It is! I made some smaller ones (from a different pattern) after my first guys passed.
 

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A halfmoon I'm working on:
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I'm still taking customs. Both slots are open.
 

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As a fellow fiber artist, I make more money by selling the patterns for my original projects on Ravelry.com than I do selling completed projects alone. I would look into it if I were you. I would buy this pattern in a heartbeat.
 

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As a fellow fiber artist, I make more money by selling the patterns for my original projects on Ravelry.com than I do selling completed projects alone. I would look into it if I were you. I would buy this pattern in a heartbeat.
Thank you for the advice! My plan is actually to set up an Etsy/Ravelry shop selling patterns and maybe some finished stuff too. I haven't started either one yet though, and I thought it might be fun to offer customs on here in the meantime, although it's not seeming to work out too well. But, you never know, I may just be being impatient XD
 

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My roommate just said that she wanted the pattern too!

Of course my mind jumped to stuffing these things with catnip as I have 5 cats as well as the beta. Probably would expand the market when you get an Etsy going to offer an option of adding some catnip in with the stuffing!
 

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Thank you for the advice! My plan is actually to set up an Etsy/Ravelry shop selling patterns and maybe some finished stuff too. I haven't started either one yet though, and I thought it might be fun to offer customs on here in the meantime, although it's not seeming to work out too well. But, you never know, I may just be being impatient XD
If you need any help setting up a shop, let me know.
 
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Lowering the price to $20. Both slots are open.

I will try to put the pattern up on ravelry soon. I have to sort out some kinks.
 

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I will try to put the pattern up on ravelry soon. I have to sort out some kinks.
With the pattern itself of with Ravelry? If it's the latter, send me a message and I would be happy to help!
 

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The pattern lol. By the timeI get to the tail I'm like "I'm gonna wing it" which is not a bad trait when making actual stuff if you're capable of winging it, but it is a bad trait when you have to write stuff down and make it all come out even. Thank you for the offer though, It's really nice :) I was wondering, what's your ravelry name? You don't have to say if you don't want to, I'm just curious. Mine is the same as I have on here.
 

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I'm Kyrenora on there too.
 

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Both slots are still open.
I'm going to try something new, since this doesn't seem to be working out. What do you think if I made detailed betta-sized bettas out of small yarn? Would anyone be interested in that?
 

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LOL. Just an FYI, if I had money, I'd have all 7 of my bettas done in a heartbeat. :) I'm saving up some allowance, but heaters for the fishes come first. Sorry! :p I know how you feel, though. :)
 

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Thanks :) I completely understand that people may not have enough money or don't want to pay that much.
 

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Yeah. I would pay, though. They're cute & pretty darn accurate. Also, I'm simply incapable of crochet :p
 

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Starting any crochet project is hard, just because of how tight the stitches are. If you use a bigger hook than you need to, just for practice, you'll start to get a hang of it and be able to move on to a real project. Hats are good to start out with (unless you have a really tight gauge like me XD)
 
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