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Idea Overview:
Do you love crocheting and want to join a community of like-minded people? Crochet Connect is the app for you. Crochet Connect is a social media app that connects crocheters from all over the world and helps them share their projects, learn new skills, and have fun. You can also open your own store and sell your creations to pursue your dream career. Crochet Connect is more than just an app, it’s a lifestyle. Download it today and discover the joy of crocheting.
Who might use it/where it might be used?:
Crochet Connect is for anyone who loves crocheting, no matter their age, gender, or skill level. You can use the app anywhere and anytime to: -Get inspired by other crocheters’ projects and share your own. -Learn new techniques and patterns from curated resources. -Join challenges and contests and win prizes and recognition. -Chat with other crocheters and make new friends. -Open your own store and sell your creations. -Support other crocheters by buying their products. Crochet Connect is the ultimate app for crocheters who want to connect, learn, and have fun.
The Market (B2B, B2C or Both):
Both
Sector the idea belongs to:
Consumer/lifestyle
Is there a similar idea to be found?:
Yes, there are some similar ideas to be found. There are several crochet apps that offer different features and functions for crocheters, such as stitch counters, pattern libraries, project trackers, reference guides, and social networking. Some examples of these apps are Stash 2 Go, LoveCrochet, Knit & Crochet Counter, Amigurumi Today, iStitch Counter, Crochet Stitches, All Free Crochet, and Knitting and Crochet Helper. Some of these apps are free, while others are paid or have in-app purchases. Some of them are available for both iOS and Android devices, while others are exclusive to one platform. Some of them have regular updates and new content, while others are outdated or discontinued. Some of them have a large and active user base, while others have a small or niche audience. The most popular and recognized crochet app is Stash 2 Go, which is a mobile version of the online platform Ravelry. Ravelry is a website that connects knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers, and dyers. It has over 9 million registered users and over 1 million patterns. Stash 2 Go allows users to access Ravelry on their phones and tablets, as well as manage their stash, projects, queue, favorites, friends, groups, forums, and messages. Another crochet app that has a similar idea to yours is LoveCrochet, which is a crochet companion app that allows users to browse and buy yarns, hooks, and accessories from the online store LoveCrafts. It also has a library of over 15,000 free crochet patterns, a stitch counter, a row counter, a project timer, a project tracker, and a crochet magazine. Users can also share their projects and join the LoveCrochet community.
Why you think there is a demand for your idea?:
I think there is a demand for your idea because crocheting is a popular and growing hobby that has many benefits for people’s well-being, such as reducing stress, improving mood, enhancing creativity, and boosting self-esteem. However, crocheting can also be a lonely and frustrating activity, especially for beginners who lack the guidance, support, and motivation to improve their skills and complete their projects. Crochet Connect is an app that solves this problem by creating a community of crocheters who can connect with each other, share their projects, learn new skills, and have fun. Crochet Connect also offers a unique opportunity for crocheters to pursue their dream career by opening their own store and selling their creations online. Crochet Connect is an app that meets the needs and desires of crocheters who want to enjoy their hobby and make money from it.
Who would be the ideal customers?:
The ideal customers for Crochet Connect are people who: Love crocheting and want to improve their skills, learn new techniques, and discover new patterns. Enjoy sharing their crochet projects with other crocheters and getting feedback, compliments, and tips. Want to connect with other crocheters who share their passion and interest and make new friends. Have a dream of selling their crochet creations online and making money from their hobby. Are looking for a fun, easy, and convenient way to access crochet resources, tools, and community on their smartphone or tablet. These customers are likely to be: Mostly female, as crocheting is more popular among women than men. Between 18 and 44 years old, as this is the age group that has the highest percentage of crocheters. From the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or other countries where crocheting is a common and well-known hobby. Active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube, where they can find and follow crochet influencers, groups, pages, or channels. Interested in crafts, hobbies, DIY, fashion, or lifestyle topics.
What ideas do you have to reach these customers?:
Creating a website and a blog for the app, where you can showcase the app’s features, benefits, and testimonials, as well as post useful and engaging content related to crocheting, such as tips, tutorials, trends, stories, etc. Launching a social media campaign on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube, where you can share your app’s logo, slogan, screenshots, videos, and user-generated content, as well as interact with your target audience and invite them to download the app. Partnering with crochet influencers, bloggers, podcasters, or YouTubers who have a large and loyal following of crocheters and can promote your app to their fans through reviews, recommendations, giveaways, or sponsored posts.
How far have you developed this idea?:
I just started so I am in the beginning of developing this idea. Basically, this is the first step that I am doing to try to realize this idea.
What – if any – feedback have you had for this idea so far?:
I still did not have any feedback regarding the Idea.
What supporting material – if any - would you like to add to your proposal?:
At the moment I have no supporting material ready.

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  1. Simon Krystman - September 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Daniela, do you have an idea as to the costs to develop and market the App. Many entrepreneurs have good business ideas but when it comes to launching they can’t bootstrap the idea and try to go down the investor route which usually leads to failure. Also, have you ideas to monetise the business if you find customers that want the App?