As a professional crochet designer, I have worked in a number of different areas of the needlework publishing industry, including as a book and magazine editor and yarn consultant, to name a few. Although I have greatly enjoyed all of these capacities, the driving force behind it all is my need to design, which is stimulated by beautiful yarn and thread colors and intriguing crochet stitches.

I retired from editing way back in 2008 and have considered myself semi-retired ever since. But, I have stayed active in designing by submitting a few designs here and there over the past few years. Now, I have decided that I want to do more! So, I am taking up my crochet hooks once again, and you will be seeing more of my designs in the marketplace.

The design pictured here is only the first of many to come, but it IS the first in awhile, and I am proud of it. I’ve always loved designing afghans, especially florals, and so I introduce to you my Sweetheart Rose Baby Afghan. It can be found in the April 2014 issue of Crochet World magazine.

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All my best,




Photo copyright Crochet World magazine, April 2014, published by Annie's. Used with permission.


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