I'm a gal who likes to rock the hook. I'm on a mission to make people look and feel good through the art of crochet.

Recent Work

Two Worlds Collide: The Cornwall Shawl

As a designer, I find myself inspired by so many...

Introducing The Molly Four Way Crochet Shawl

As a designer I am always challenging myself to...

The Pixie Girl Hooded Scarf

I just added my new Pixie Hooded Scarf pattern...

More about Michele

MicheleTooWelcome to Crochet by Michele.

I am the owner and head designer for Midwest Crochet and  I LOVE Crochet. It is my joy and sometimes, my pain in the butt. I have been crocheting since I was a child and I am primarily self taught.

I left a successful television production career to chase my crochet dreams.

Often times, when I come up with new designs or am working on a project, people will ask me about it. So I wanted to start this blog to talk about crochet, stitches, designs, color combos, patterns… you name it. ALL THINGS CROCHET! (and sometimes a little extra)


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Recent Blog Posts

April 26, 2015 |

Hmmmm….. Coffee!

A little break from the crochet chat on today’s blog and let’s talk about my other deep love: Java!...

April 17, 2015 |

FREE Pattern: The Lakeside Chunky Beanie

This is such a great and easy pattern for beginners who want something that will work up quickly. The fellas love...

April 17, 2015 |

Surf’s Up!

I have been talking to a lot of people in my online community lately about taking adventures and starting next...

April 14, 2015 |

Two Worlds Collide: The Cornwall Shawl

As a designer, I find myself inspired by so many different things: the seasons, the scenery, sights on trips,...

April 6, 2015 |

My Weekend Project: A Little Woodworking Fun

I am always looking for interesting ways to display my creations. But unless you catch a store closing sale,...

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