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.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weeee're Back!

Yes, the Crochet Collaborative has reconvened after almost a year. We have new members (Jasmin, Rosi, Cristina, Suzi, Arati, Toni, and Danny's oldest daughter). Jasmin and Rosi are old pros, as are our returning members (Linda, Sheila, Victoria). Of course, there's Lisa who is our gracious Transportation Coordinator.

Our new project: Hats for women living in a local Women's Shelter. We hope to make 50 hats by December 14. Jasmin deserves the credit for finding the center and setting this up. In addition, gratitude goes out to Nicholas, a former co-worker, who had donated some of the yarn. Linda and Victoria are looking at this as an opportunity to bust some stash. Photos will be posted in a slideshow.

Next week: A description of the patterns we will be making.