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1 Hope you’re loving the photos of my latest designs! If you want to browse for more patterns, visit our Pattern Shop

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Dora’s Blog

2 Today I’m blogging to celebrate National Crochet Month. Check it out on my Blog page!



Interweave Yarn Fest, March 31 – April 3, 2016, Loveland, CO

I’ll be teaching:


  • Building Your Design Career (3 hours): Thursday Morning
  • Crossed and Cabled Stitches (3 hours): Thursday Afternoon
  • Same Sweater, Different Gauge, No Problem! (3 hours): Friday Morning
  • Circular Crochet: Techniques and Tips (3 hours): Friday Afternoon
  • Reading Crochet Symbols and Diagrams (3 hours): Saturday Morning
  • Go Deep with Tunisian (3 hours): Saturday Afternoon
  • Special Techniques of the Savvy Stitcher (3 hours): Sunday



More Reviews

This is an excellent book for new and seasoned crocheters. I have been crocheting for more than thirty years and I found many interesting suggestions and exercises for changing my methods so that my finished pieces come out looking great. I have bought many crochet books over the years and this ranks in the top ten.from Amazon review of The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop

About Dora

I started crocheting during the Age of Aquarius, (in the 1970s), and made some pretty things without really knowing what I was doing. Then I put down the hook for twenty-five years while I pursued a career as a singer. For ten years I was the solo singer of the Philip Glass Ensemble (view our Videos page to see an old clip!). I was drawn to the hook again in 2003 and went to a CGOA conference, where the late great Jean Leinhauser “discovered” me and mentored me into the world of designing.

Since then, I’ve become very passionate about crochet education and history. In fact, I took a crazy trip to Tajikistan, in Central Asia, to learn more about the incredible crochet socks made there (another cool video about this on our Videos page). I’ve written five books on crochet, all designed to upgrade people’s skills, and you can find my crochet fashions in most of your favorite magazines.