When I decided to start blogging about crocheting, I was concerned that I would pass on inaccurate information because I had never taken a formal crochet class. My Grandmother originally taught me, and I’ve expanding my skills by reading and watching Youtube videos. I’ve found drastically different ways to do the same thing. Which way is right? Are they all acceptable?
So I decided to remedy this by attending the Crochet Guild of America’s Conference and by entering their Masters Program. The conference was held in July, and it was terrific! I met designers and took classes like Crochet Pattern Writing School, Design Your Own Crochet Stitch Pattern, and Creative Crochet Lace Shawl. I loved the conference and learned so much!
But the Masters Program was even better! I enrolled in CGOA’s Masters of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques program in January. They sent me detailed instructions to create swatches, which once completed, were reviewed by two Masters. The material covered a wide variety of crochet techniques including starting chains, gauge, special stitches, motifs and edgings. The feedback that I received was fabulous! I learned so much!!!!
I recently was notified that I passed, and I have received the CGOA Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques Certification!!! I am thrilled to have completed the program, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their crochet skills!
Click here if you’d like to learn more.