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
2017 Chapter Challenge
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 www.WarmUpAmerica.org 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 CGOAChapters@Gmail.com. 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 Saturday, July 28th in the Market Place at the Chain Link Conference in Chicago!
NOW HERE’S THE SURPRISE…
RED HEART IS SPONSORING CASH PRIZES!!
Golden Hook Plaque & $75.00Cash!
Silver Hook Plaque & $50.00 Cash!
Bronze Hook Plaque & $25.00 Cash!
A BIG THANK YOU TO