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The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) is the only national organization
dedicated specifically to crochet – your passion!

We serve as a national presence
representing you and your stitching art to the world.




  • Become a crochet master by taking the CGOA Masters Program at the special members rate.
  • Learn from experienced crochet instructors by taking Chain Link conference classes at the special members rate.
  • Watch online videos to learn crochet basics.
  • Read informative articles in your complimentary Crochet! Magazine.
  • Keep up with CGOA activities with the Chain Link newsletter.
  • Attend chapter meetings both in-person and online.
  • Connect with a professional mentor for invaluable guidance on becoming a crochet professional.
  • Become a Certified Instructor by taking the Craft Yarn Council's program at the special members rate.



  • Enjoy free members-only patterns, including the Across the Board e-pattern books.
  • Crochet the innovative patterns in Crochet! magazine with your complimentary subscription.
  • At the Chain Link Conference:
    • Free entry to the marketplace and discounted events.
    • Enter your crochet in the Design Competition and see what your fellow crocheters create.
    • Share your work with publishers and manufacturers.
  • Discounts from national retailers.
  • Participate in National Crochet Month promotions & contests in March.
  • Read the CGOA Now! Blog and start your own blog.
  • Download your own CGOA business card.
  • Share your passion and knowledge of crochet by volunteering for CGOA committees.
  • Cast your vote for the Crochet Hall of Fame inductee and for the Board of Directors.



  • Between conferences:
    • Stay in touch through the Cyber Chapter and the Members' message board.
    • Stay connected though CGOA's Facebook page & The Buddy Program's Yahoo Group.
  • During conferences:
    • Reconnect with fellow crocheters.
    • Be involved with The Buddy Program – volunteer to guide new conference-goers or be paired with other new conference goers and successfully navigate the conference with an assigned mentor.
    • Show your crochet at the CGOA Member Fashion Show.
    • Learn how to start or find a local CGOA Chapter, plus get loads of chapter meetings ideas.