NatCroMo 2015, March 27: Susan Lowman, CGOA

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National Crochet Month:

Welcome to Crochetville’s third annual Designer Blog Tour, taking place all throughout March 2015 in celebration of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). Each day on our blog, you will find 1) in-depth profile posts for two crochet designers, with a link to their blogs so you can see what specials (free patterns, discount coupon codes, tutorials, etc.) they may be offering for NatCroMo, 2) a daily giveaway post with entries open from 8:00 AM CST to 8:00 AM CST the following day, and 3) during the last week of the month, daily posts from a Crochet Guild of America board member. Join us each day for a new surprise!

Today’s Posts: Brenda Stratton, Brenda Stratton Designs | Tamara Kelly, Moogly Blog | Susan Lowman, CGOA Secretary | Daily Giveaway | Halos of Hope Hat Collection | Complete Designer Schedule


Susan Lowman, CGOA Secretary

Crochetville is very proud to have Susan Lowman, Secretary of the Crochet Guild of America with us today, March 27, as one of the featured designers on our 2015 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).



About Susan:

Susan, also known as The Crochet Architect, is a crochet designer, tech editor, and instructor. She self-publishes a line of crochet patterns that are available for sale on her Crochet Architect website, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

Susan says, “I learned to crochet when I was a teenager in the 70’s and haven’t stopped since! I love to design crochet patterns that are pleasing to the eye, well-balanced and color-coordinated. I have fun pushing the envelope to see what I can create with a hook and some yarn or thread!”

Susan joined CGOA in 2002. She’s enjoyed meeting hundreds of other CGOA members from all over the world! She says, “We all speak the same language of crochet! I thoroughly enjoy attending the CGOA Conference each year and teaching at many of the conferences, as well as in my community. It’s great to learn from each other and to further the art form of crochet.

Remember the CGOA motto: “When you think crochet, think CGOA!



Six Wiggly Crochet Hot Pads and Coasters
Six Wiggly Crochet Hot Pads and Coasters



Faux Tatted Jewelry Set
Faux Tatted Jewelry Set


Why She’s a Member of CGOA:

I’m a member of CGOA because it’s the best place to meet other crochet enthusiasts and to improve my crochet skills and knowledge. I can’t imagine my life without meeting so many fabulous CGOA members. I’ve learned so much through CGOA and attending the CGOA Conferences!

CGOA Conference Story:

At the 2013 fall CGOA Conference in Charlotte, NC, Doris Chan, Amy Shelton, Marcy Smith, and I dressed up in crocheted Star Trek uniforms for the CGOA Fun Night! It was a blast! Here’s a photo of the 4 of us having fun:

With the proper accessorizing, the Rockin’ Red Dress by Doris Chan can become a Star Fleet uniform!



Why She’s Serving on the Board of Directors:

I enjoy getting involved in CGOA and helping to further the organization through better programs for all CGOA members. I am the secretary on the board, as well as liaison to the CGOA Masters Committee and one of the 2 co-chairs of the CGOA Masters Program. The Masters program is available at a discount to all CGOA members, especially those who can’t make it to a CGOA Conference, to advance their crochet skills and knowledge.


Visit CGOA Now!—The CGOA Blog:

Please pay a visit to CGOA Now!, the Crochet Guild of America’s blog. For each of the next seven days, one of the seven board members will write a very special post about the organization and/or crochet. We hope you’ll get to know more about the organization and that you’ll consider becoming a member.

Members get fabulous discounts at the annual conference, which will be held this year from July 22-25 in the beautiful San Diego, California at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. Click here to learn more about the crochet classes and other special events coming up at this year’s conference.

Donna and I will both be at the conference. We’d love to see you there!

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