Category Archives : CLF news


Celebrating National Crochet Month

  I’ve said it for years… When we all do better, we all do better. March is (Inter)National Crochet Month I want to celebrate National Crochet Month on the CLF by helping YOU do better. Whether you have an Etsy store, sell your patterns on Ravelry or teach classes on-line and offline… The one thing […]

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Book Review: Crochet Saved My Life by Kathryn Vercillo

 Because it IS personal   Kathryn Vercillo did something very courageous and extremely significant in writing this book. She gave voice to the many thousands (if not more) women (and men) who turn to crochet to make it through one more moment, one more hour and yes just one more day.   At the same […]


CLF Birthday CAL: Jiving 5 Hat 2

Are you ready to PARTAY? To honor the 5th anniversary of the illustrious beginnings of the CLF we have a Crochet Along or CAL.  Here are the rules: You may follow the pattern exactly should you choose, but you don’t have to. You can completely ignore the pattern and just try out the construction technique. […]

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A funny thing happened on the way to the fiber fest

After the great kerfuffle of Thursday’s on-line social action I fell into bed and counted the sheep I was going to see on Saturday in Eugene, Or at the Black Sheep Gathering. Friday morning, Jeff and I began our almost 300 mile trek south.  Normally it takes about 6 1/2 hours to get to Eugene […]


Guest Post: The Hook Heals Inmates In Prisons Across the Country 8

All across the nation there are men, women and teens wearing prison blues who have picked up a hook and some donated yarn and learned to work stitch magic. From youngsters in juvenile centers for the first time to hardened criminals serving life without parole, these folks crochet to pass the time. And in doing […]

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Phuzzy Photos: Photos make or break you!

Let me tell you a secret. Well, okay it’s not really a secret, but I’m a crappy photographer. You can hand me a Gillion TetraGigawatPixel super dooper fancy camera and I will still screw up 8 out of 10 shots. Why? Cause I’m visually impaired, the last time I saw with 20/20 vision I was […]


Special Announcement: CLF Indie Pro Plus Member Press Release.

I’m so excited and proud to write this article about Indie Pro Plus member Karen Ratto Whooley. I met Karen six years ago at the Seattle Knitting Expo back in the days when I was creating and selling premium art yarns. Since then we’ve both come a long way! It’s been a joy to watch […]


PSA: Fearless Leader Rant 14

Enough already! I am so tired of the stupid misconceptions in the public eye about crochet.One of the main culprits is the media.  Their slant (both conservative and liberal by the way) that somehow ALL of us who crochet are: Downtrodden Haus Fraus Dowdy Old ladies (I’ll get to this in a minute) Unfashionable Poor […]


You can be a SUPER AWESOME gift giver! 1

I’m super excited about my new book. It’s a cute little thing that I      published to help my fellow crocheters (and crafters of all ilk) deal with gift giving and holiday stress like no other book I have seen.    CLF News Readers have already had their  special deal but I don’t want to […]