March is National Crochet Month
March 16-22, 1998 was declared National Crochet Week by
CGOA. Pam Oddi was President of our organization at the time. A flyer was
included in the Chain Link newsletter with ideas for all members on ways to
celebrate crochet during the week.
In 1999, Pam designed a bookmark with the design, "I heart Crochet” in filet crochet. The
copyright-free pattern instructions were included in the Chain Link newsletter
for several years for all members, and American School of Needlework helped spread the word bout
National Crochet Week and CGOA by distributing a copy of the bookmark pattern
to all who ordered from their latest catalog.
In March 2000, with
so much to celebrate, National Crochet Week became National Crochet Month!
To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of CGOA in 2009, Gwen Blakley Kinsler
designed a CGOA badge in tapestry bead-crochet. The pattern was made available
for free on the CGOA website for members to use as a way to show their CGOA
For 2016 Get on Board with CGOA's Across the Board Crochet-Along!
It's National Crochet Month, and the Crochet Guild of America is going to be kicking off the festivities with a very special crochet-along (CAL).
Did you know that one of the many benefits of joining the Crochet Guild is free access to exclusive crochet patterns for members only? It's true! And beginning February 29th, we'll be hosting a CAL for CGOA's members-only Across the Board afghan, available for download here http://www.crochet.org/Login.aspx.
The Across the Board afghan was designed by CGOA's own board members. It's made up of seven different strips, each of which feature a different crochet technique. If you ever wanted to expand your crochet skills, now's the time!
Since everyone loves a giveaway, we will be selecting winners of some incredible prizes during the CAL as well! We will spend two weeks on each strip of the afghan, and each two week session will have a new sponsor and giveaway prize. We'd like to keep the prizes a surprise for now, but please join us in giving a big thank-you to our sponsors:
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
...and our Grand Prize sponsor:
You can find all the details on our blog http://cgoanow.blogspot.com/2016/02/get-on-board-with-cgoas-across-board.html. We can’t wait to have you join us for this exciting event!