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CGOA's 20th Anniversary
Member Design Competition
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2015 CGOA Member Design Competition

Deadline for entries: July 1, 2015

Message from the BOARD

Thanks so much for your interest in our event. This year’s competition will be held in San Diego.  We are in the process of a little restructuring so please check back as more details will follow.
Cari Clement, Bobbie Matela CGOA 2015 Design Competition Committee Co-Chairs


  • Competition is open to all Crochet Guild of America members in good standing, including those overseas, at all membership levels, excluding the judges. International entries are welcome.
  • Entries must be primarily crocheted; other fiber, needle and crafting arts may be incorporated in your design, but the overall impression must be crochet. Any materials may be used.
  • Entries must be original designs that have not been previously entered in this competition, previously published in any print or electronic media, or otherwise publicly available before the date of competition. There should be no possibility that any of the judges can see or recognize your design.
  • Entries do not have to be newly or recently crocheted, as long as they are completely your own designs. Working from someone else’s published pattern and changing a few things does not make it original!

Submit Your Design Entries

Thanks to our magnificent sponsors in 2014, including:

  • Boye
  • Cari Clement
  • Creative Yarn Source
  • The Crochet Dude
  • Interweave Crochet
  • Gwen Blakley-Kinsler
  • MainlyCrochet
  • Red Heart
  • Tulip Company, makers of Etimo cushion grip hooks
  • WEBS, America’s Yarn Store

If you are interested in sponsoring an entry please email for more information.

Need to pay for your entries? 
Pay online here or mail your payment to the CGOA office.

Please submit your entry BEFORE submitting payment.

2013 Competition Winners

Congratulations to last year's Design Competition Winners!
CGOA, would like to thank all who entered in the competition for your great designs and inspiration and to also remind all of you to get started on next years entries!

Below is a list of 2013 winners:

The $1,000 Grand Prize sponsored by Crochetville and went to:
 "Mille Fleurs Dress,” designed by Dot Drake


In the category Accessories, sponsored by WEBS, America’s Yarn Store:

$300 First Prize:
"Dragon Wing,” designed by Joyce Lewis
"Dragon Wing” was also the winner of this ye
ar’s $200 Technical Merit Award, sponsored by Designing Vashti, for outstanding, fresh use of Tunisian crochet techniques.

$200 Second Prize:
"Windowpane Wrap,” designed by April Garwood

$100 Third Prize:
"Josephine’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcape,” designed by Maxine Pike

Honorable Mention:
Fiji Flowers on Flowers,” designed by Linda Dean

In the category Afghans and Home Décor, sponsored by Red Heart:

$300 First Prize:
"Simple Pleasures,” designed by Julia Bryant from Canada

$200 Second Prize:
"Octie: Flower to Octagon Blanket,” designed by Jessie Rayot

$100 Third Prize:
"Alpine Lodge,” designed by Sue Solakian

Honorable Mention:
"Granny’s Tree of Love,” designed by Deborah Bagley

In the category Small Accessories, sponsored by Tulip Company:

$300 First Prize:
"Fair Isle Love Beanie,” designed by Deja Jetmir

$200 Second Prize:
"Purple Cascade,” designed by Jean DeMouy

$100 Third Prize:
"Is That a Platypus Scarf?” designed by Laurinda Reddig

Honorable Mention:
"Rainbow Crochet Carryall,” designed by Cynthia Fiebig

In the category Thread Crochet, sponsored by Boye and The Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky:

$300 First Prize:
"Princess of Circles,” designed by Carol Booth

$200 Second Prize:
"Calcutta Doily,” designed by Kathryn White

$100 Third Prize:
"Rose Ensemble,” designed by Kathie Earle

Honorable Mention:
"Rendezvous,” designed by Kathryn White

In the category Fashion, sponsored by Interweave Crochet:

$300 First Prize:
"Afternoon Tea,” designed by Kathryn White

$200 Second Prize:
"Connemara Beauty” designed by Jennifer Ryan:

$100 Third Prize:
"Frilly Summer Cardigan,” designed by Susan Walsh, from Australia!

Honorable Mention:
"Summer Lace Dress,” designed by Janelle Ponte

And in the category Artistic Expressions, sponsored by Jenny King Designs:

$300 First Prize:
"Summer Visitors,” designed by Sachiko Adams:
"Summer Visitors” is also the winner of the $100 Founders Prize, sponsored by CGOA founder Gwen Blakley Kinsler

$200 Second Prize:
"Philomena,” designed by Kate Buckner

$100 Third Prize:
"Owl Sit With You,” designed by Deborah Bagley

Honorable Mention:
"Meeting Mr. Tumnus by the Lamp in Narnia,” designed by Deborah Bagley

Winner of The $100 Peoples’ Choice Award, sponsored by Karen Whooley/KRW Knitwear Designs, as voted by attendees at the CGOA 2013 Conference in Charlotte/Concord, NC:
"Sparkling Shells Evening Shawl,” designed by Susmita Mullick

For Inspiration, CLICK HERE to see all of the 2013
Design Contest entries!

NOTE: These inspiring designs are pictured to inspire your crochet creativity. Patterns are not available.