Become a Member

CGOA inspires members to connect and share their love of crochet. The organization is the only national, nonprofit dedicated to crochet. As a member, you will have the opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired in your craft. There are online, local and national face-to-face opportunities to share your love of crochet with others.

Learn about membership categories and all the benefits of being part of this special organization dedicated to inspiring the love of crochet.


Member Benefits by Category:

Digital Only Membership*

- $35.00 a year -  US, Canada, Mexico & other non-US

Traditional Membership

- $40.00 a year - US ONLY

*Digital membership receives all the same benefits except the Chain Link newsletter and Crochet! Magazine will only be available to you in a digital format. No printed copies will be sent to you. The full content will still be available digitally.

Membership offers great inspiration and connection with other crochet enthusiasts as well as the following member benefits:

  • Annual free subscription to Crochet! Magazine
  • CGOA Member newsletter “Chain Link”
  • FREE Patterns
  • Annual complimentary Pattern book by the CGOA Board
  • CGOA Annual Conference benefits:

- Class discounts of $10 per 3 hour class

- Free entry into the Marketplace

- Volunteer opportunities to network

- Meet top teachers in the art & design and business of crochet

- Members free or reduced rates on ticketed events

- Members-only Design Competition – Top Prize $1,000, total prizes $5,700

- Opportunity to meet with top editors from book and magazine publishers

  • Educational Opportunities
  • $15 discount on Craft Yarn Councils’ Certified Instructor Program
  • Member discounts :

- Crochet World - 1 year for only $17.98

- Annie’s 15% discount on purchases

- Interweave Crochet Special offer $19/year subscription

Leisure Arts offers a 15% discount on purchases

- Mary Maxim, Inc. 10% discount by Internet, mail or phone

- Annie's Crochet Club: 50% off your 1st shipment

- Annie's Crochet Afghan Club: 50% off your 1st shipment

  • Access to a teacher contact list for CGOA chapter workshops
  • National Crochet Month – participate in our March challenge to benefit charity
  • Networking

- Join or start a CGOA chapter to connect locally – there’s even a cyber chapter

- Join a committee or even run for the Board

  • Professional Development:

- Program of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques

- Attend Professional Development courses offered at annual conference

- Apply to qualify as a Crochet Professional or Associate Professional

- Monitoring is available for Associate Professionals

- The Craft Yarn Council discount on their Certified Instructor Program



- $100

Includes all of the benefits of the Individual Member plus:

  • Preferred booth selection and pricing at annual conference
  • Two company posts to CGOA Social Media Site page per year
  • Company listing in Crochet! Magazine in CGOA sponsored quarterly ad



- $1,000

All of the benefits of the Individual Member plus:

  • Company logo listed on the CGOA homepage with link to Company website
  • One featured article in “Chain Link” Newsletter or E-Newsletter per year
  • Ten Company posts to CGOA Social Media Site per year
  • First opportunity to sponsor Chain Link Conference events
  • Two featured “sales” or promotions per year via CGOA member email blast
  • Preferred market booth selection and pricing at the Chain Link Conference
  • Company listing in Crochet! Magazine as part of CGOA’s sponsored quarterly ad

Joining is easy.

To give an individual the gift of membership click here.