Todd Paschall of Crochet by Numbers


  Todd A. Paschall was born December 21, 1964 in Fairbanks, Alaska. His family lived there for 3 years. He’s the son of Ruth and Tommie Paschall. Todd has an older sister Sandra, an older brother Tim and a younger sister Channon. His family left Fairbanks, Alaska for El Paso, Texas where his younger sister Channon was born. They only lived in Texas a year when they moved to Georgia. He’s lived in Atlanta, Georgia ever since. He attended Georgia State University to study Computer … [Read more...]

Johnny Vasquez of


Meet the Face behind the infamous video tutorials on Youtube! Here’s Johnny!... (Well, I could not help myself lol)...but seriously, Here is Johnny!   Q) Where did you grow up and how long have you been crocheting?  I grew up in Southern California in the San Gabriel Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles County and I have be crocheting since September 2010. Q) How did you begin crocheting? A) My great grandmother was an avid fiber artist. She did all kind of crafty things, … [Read more...]

The Crochet Dad – Gene Saunders

Gene Saunders - The Crochet Dad

Designers Profiles by Lamira Fields Introducing our CrochetDad, Gene Saunders. Before placing our request for an interview, we put out a few social plug-ins here and there that we where looking for men who crochet. Guess what, the very same day we began to receive emails to do an interview of Gene. So we put out a missing persons per se- via Facebook and Gene responded. It was the funniest thing ever- we had people looking for Gene and literally said, “Hey if any of you know Gene, please … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Contest sponsored by Gwendolyn Lancaster


Crochet Savvy Magazine Contest Sponsored by: Gwendolyn Lancaster "Congrats on the 1000 fans! Post your best Valentine Day project to Crochet Savvy's FB page and I will personally pick a lucky winner to receive my savvy scarf listed below (linked photo): (Project must be based on a free pattern with listing of the pattern in the caption or stated that it was created by you if you did not use a pattern. No paid pattern project photos should be submitted, only free ones so we can also list the … [Read more...]

The Crochet Crowd – Michael Sellick

Mikey's goals for the Crochet Crowd

Cover Story I follow Mikey personally via his YouTube videos, so when I thought about asking him to be our Cover Story, I said to myself: “he is way too big to say yes. We are just a small underground free digital only magazine.” But to my surprise, not only did he say yes, but I found out that we had mutual friends and that Mikey lives near me- sort of lol... He is a great person with an upbeat attitude, great crochet skills and most importantly- a lot to say. Presenting our Cover feature- … [Read more...]

Cluster Stitch Bag/Hat Pattern by Clare Sullivan of BOBWILSON123


 DISCLAIMER: THIS PATTERN APPEARS IN OUR FALL 2013 MAGAZINE ISSUE. TO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE COMPLETE FALL 2013 ISSUE, or to see Clare's interview and her pattern again, please visit the "Magazine Issue" tab above. It is listed here because our magazine is considered an e-zine/blog so most content that appears digital will also appear legally appear here as well, including articles, photos, patterns and guides. When a pattern is not featured in our magazine but is shown on our website, … [Read more...]

Clare Sullivan of BOBWILSON123


I absolutely love love love Clare! She is an awesome teacher and designer that has made a name for herself on YouTube. Q) Clare, tell us more about yourself. A) My name is Clare and I have been crocheting for 12 years, I have been teaching on YouTube for 4 of these years. I learnt to crochet from my best friend Lisa and it started off as a dare, Lisa dared me to learn to crochet, I told her I was too stubborn and would lose interest. 12 years later I am teaching people around the world … [Read more...]

Darn Good Yarns & Cre8tion Crochet- Cover Story Fall 2013


Sometimes it just makes sense to collaborate &  in this case, it was genius! You have a top yarn company who focuses on improving women’s way of life and a very spunky, creative designer who can then take that yarn & create a magnificent display with it.  We love these Jersey Girls! Nicole and Lorene offers the crochet world the best of both worlds by giving us a unique and savvy blend of what women can do with they work together, support each other and help foster the creative … [Read more...]

Crochet for a Quiet Evening – New Design from Akua Lezli Hope


Our Assistant Editor, Akua Lezli Hope, has done it again with her designs!  She has combined her love of poetry and crochet to create her Wangari Necklace, which is the featured design on the cover of Crochet for a Quiet Evening, a special issue publication of Crochet! Magazine.     The versatile necklace was named for Kenyan Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai.  It is constructed using bound chains, and it can be worn in multiple ways.   Congrats, Akua!!! … [Read more...]

Akua Lezi Hope, our Assistant Editor has a new purse pattern in the new "Crochet One-Skein Wonders" book

I am so proud of my Assistant Editor, the one and only Akua Hope. She has her new crocheted "Serrato Purse" featured in the new book "Crochet One Skein Wonders" by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman. Three Cheers for Akua!Akua is a vet when it comes to Crochet and Poetry. She is a seasoned crocheter with more than twenty years experience and is a member of the Crochet Guild of America. I am so blessed to have her on my team and she is a great friend.ASSISTANT EDITORAkua Lezli HopeAkua Lezli Hope was … [Read more...]