About the Collaborative

The Crochet Collaborative was established in July 2006 to promote an interest and skill in and appreciation for crochet while serving the community. We've grown into a diverse group of crocheters who have banded together to work collaboratively to learn new techniques and solve age-old thorny crochet problems (skipped or tight stitches, ever-widening rows, flubbed patterns, you name it). The only requirement to becoming a member is a willingness to learn. We will teach you the basics -- in return you agree to make something for charity.

We've collaborated on several charity projects, including crocheting baby blankets for Project Linus, and small hats for Caps for the Capitol. We've also donated blankets to a local infants home. While we all have our ongoing personal projects to bring to meetings, we're always open to new special project suggestions.

So, who are we? We are more than co-workers, more than colleagues. We are a community of friends who share a passion for crochet. The Collaborative is totally unstructured, totally free, totally fun. If you crochet, are experienced or just learning, grab some yarn and join us. The Collaborative meets every other Tuesday for lunch to sit and chat while we work on favorite projects and share our passion for the art of crochet. Most members work in the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Whew! Finally I finished an acceptable pair of booties which match the original pair. You can see in the image, the original bootie is on top--the new pair are on the bottom. They are slightly larger but not by much. The pom poms had their own pattern. I visited every web page that google identified as having anything to do with booties. I found a pattern on a vintage web site that used single crochets for the entire sole and instep so ........ I bought the pattern and voila the booties--well it wasn't that easy because I had to add the shell pattern to match the original but that was easy compared to finding a single crochet pattern. I now have at least 100 patterns for booties--all very similar but slightly different so if I get in the mood or get asked in the future I will be ready. For now I will work on larger projects.

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