NatCromo 2014, March 25: Michele Maks


The 2014 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month continues today with a visit to crochet designer Michele Maks of Mainly Crochet.


Michele Maks


Michele has had a very long run in the business of crochet, first as a freelance designer for 23 years, then as editor of Crochet World, and now as publisher, editor, and sometimes designer at .  She says, “It is a glorious feeling to work with talented designers and produce patterns in a beautiful and satisfying way.”

I am very proud to count Michele as one of my personal friends. She has so much knowledge of and insight into the crochet industry, that it’s wonderful to be able to bounce ideas off of her. If you’ll be attending the Crochet Guild of America’s conference in Manchester, NH, in July, be sure to check out the Mainly Crochet booth on the show floor. We hope that, like last year, her booth will be located fairly close to the Crochetville/Red Heart booth.


Keep up with Michele online:








Special Plans for National Crochet Month:

Michele has a free pattern on her blog post today.



Michele is a professional member of CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), and she has this to share about her CGOA experience:

Being at a CGOA  show is the height of crochetness! LOVE the camaraderie, the wonderful projects people are wearing and working on, and being with others who get my crochet addiction!CGOA offers a great opportunity for crocheters to meet at the annual Knit & Crochet Show, the most crochetcentric environment I have ever experience!


Mainly Crochet Designs

We’d like to highlight two designs from the Mainly Crochet website, just to give you a sneak peek at what’s available. To get these patterns, you’ll need to subscribe to Mainly Crochet. For only $24 a year, you get access to all the patterns already available on the site, plus all patterns published during the year of your membership.


8-Point Shawl designed by Shari White


Angels Doily

Angels Doily by Kathryn White



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Blog Tour Schedule

Schedule of all stops


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