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

Recent Work

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The Olexa Shawl

  Seasons change and that is so exciting...

The Chalet Neck Cozy

I love neck cozies but I don’t find them...

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 for over 30 years, since I was a child and I am primarily self taught.


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!

Hopefully we can connect through our love for crochet. If you are new to the world of crochet, you can discover new ideas and inspirations.

Visit My Online Store Midwest Crochet

Visit my Life Journey blog at www.lifebymichele.com

And for fun, you can read about my Extreme Makeover wedding here


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Recent Blog Posts

September 30, 2014 |

Crochet With Purpose: Halos of Hope

It is my great honor to announce the Midwest Crochet One-4-One program beginning October 1, 2014.   In...

September 22, 2014 |

The Open Cowl – Box Stitch

One of my most popular patterns is the CJ Fashion Cowl, also known as the Box Stitch open cowl. It is a quick one...

September 17, 2014 |

Midwest Crochet Cowl n’ Snood – FREE Pattern

This is one of my staple items in my shop and has become my signature item This pattern is made using double...

September 15, 2014 |

I’m A Martha Stewart American Made Awards Finalist! Help me WIN!

What an incredible and wild ride 2014 has been! When I left my television production career to chase my Midwest...

August 23, 2014 |

The Olexa Shawl

  Seasons change and that is so exciting for me. I love the challenge of creating transitional items that...

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