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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 pride.

2017 Chapter Challenge

Is Here!!

Which Chapter will win the GOLDEN HOOK Plaque???


Here’s the Challenge:

1.       Create as many 7” x 9” rectangles as you choose for Lapghans for Warm Up America!  Deadline to enter is July 1st.

2.       See "Warm Up America" at for details on preferred lapghan sizes and 4 free crochet patterns to use if desired by your group.

  3.      When your Chapter is finished please count and double count all your rectangles and then make a sign.  Include the Chapter name (as per CGOA website) and the total number of rectangles made.  Next take a picture of the sign hopefully with some Chapter Members holding it and email to Karen McKenna  Please include the number of CGOA members in your Chapter as winners are based on a ratio of members to number of rectangles made, this way smaller chapters can compete with larger chapters.  Do not send any finished rectangles to Karen, please donate to your favorite local charity.

4.      Winners will be announced on Friday, July 27th during the Excellence in Crochet event at the Chain Link Conference in Chicago!



 1St Place

Golden Hook Plaque & $75.00Cash!

2nd Place

Silver Hook Plaque & $50.00 Cash!

3rd Place

Bronze Hook Plaque & $25.00 Cash!


Red Heart!!