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

The Chelsea Cowl n’ Shrug: A Labor of Love

One of my favorite things to work on is custom...

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

December 12, 2014 |

The Value Of Handmade

I recently had an interesting experience. Someone liked one of my products, was interested in it, but only wanted...

November 26, 2014 |

Shop Small in 2014

It’s that time of year again. Every retailer on the planet is clamoring for your hard earned dollars....

October 2, 2014 |

The Chelsea Cowl n’ Shrug: A Labor of Love

One of my favorite things to work on is custom orders.  It gives me an opportunity to work closely with a...

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...

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