Crochet Foundry was created in February 2020, when a group of crochet designers came together with a simple mission: To create beautiful garments for women of all sizes.
We strive to bring the crochet community a new, curated collection of designs, each season throughout the year. Every issue will feature a dedicated color story and theme, and each design will include instructions for Ladies sizes XS-5X.
Meet the Designers
Briana is is the designer behind Briana K Designs and lives in sunny Florida, before that she lived in the Rocky Mountains. While she loves nature and hiking, she has grown extremely fond of the sandy beaches. She speaks GIF and sarcasm fluently and tries to find humor in the tougher moments of life. She loves working with a variety of colors and textures to create pieces for babies to adults, either knit or crochet. Briana believes creating with yarn brings a little piece of beauty into all the corners of the world.
Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet. She has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments. Lorene strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.
Michelle Moore is the owner and designer behind MJ’s Off the Hook Designs, a creative haven for yarn-lovers and popular resource for accessory and home decor crochet patterns. Michelle’s fun, beginner-friendly patterns, including her Mermaid Tail Blanket and Hooded Owl Blanket, have gained great popularity on social media leading to a feature on Tyra Banks Fab Life show. In early 2017, Michelle launched Sentry Box Designs, a new venture where she enjoys focusing on luxury garment design.
Pam is the 30-something, baseball-lovin’, coffee-chuggin’, home renovation addict behind the crochet brand Sincerely Pam. She is best known for creating beautifully designed garments and accessories that are not only deceptively simple, but also intigrate seamlessly into everyday life.
HANNAH CROSS – Featured in Spring 2021
Designer, writer, maker, photographer and chief tea maker is how Hannah describes her role as HanJan Crochet. With a daytime (and night time) job as a midwife in the UK, Hannah squeezes crochet into every last moment she can around her busy shifts. I t started with a desire to make for friends and their new babies but a complete inability to follow instructions from other people (ask her husband…) led to Hannah designing and creating her own crochet patterns and has now forged a fun and fresh online presence in the form of HanJan Crochet.
APRIL GOPWANI – Featured in Spring 2021
April has been crocheting for over 7 years. She started her maker hobby during her first maternity leave making items for friends and families. Her social following grew quickly, and she jumped into crochet design after starting her blog 3 years ago. Since then, she has published over 40 original patterns. All of her designs are beginner friendly and fashion forward. She is passionate about making items that will have a place in your everyday wardrobe. Her love for crochet shares the spotlight with her day job as a TV Producer. For the last 14 years, April has worked in a live TV studio. She has hosted red carpet events in Toronto’s Entertainment District and interviewed actors at movie premieres.
BREANN MAUDLIN – Featured in Spring 2021
Hi! I’m Breann from Hooked on Homemade Happiness. I’m a romance reading, coffee addicted, crochet obsessed, mom of 3. I love to create fun, modern, and beautiful crochet designs.
AMBER MILLARD – Featured in Fall 2020
Amber is the designer for Divine Debris. Her mother taught her to crochet as a child but she didn’t discover a love the the skill until she was working at a craft store back in 2012. She’s been designing and playing with yarn ever since.
As a designer, her style seems to be fun stitch combinations and colors, with the goal to create bold and visually interesting designs. When she’s not crocheting, you can find her reading comic books, playing video games, re-watching Bob’s Burgers or out sampling southern California craft beer. She lives in SoCal with her husband and their red-tailed boa.
EMILY DAVIES – Featured in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020
Emily is the designer and creator behind Hooked Hazel. Crocheting and knitting have been two of her favorite hobbies for as long as she can remember. Emily started Hooked Hazel in 2016 as a way to connect with the fibre community and to share her passion for design and making. She strives to design accessories and garments that are classic and accessible.
KATY PETERSEN – Featured in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020
Katy is the crochet designer and yarn dyer behind KT and the Squid. She taught herself to knit and crochet in high school and started designing in 2011. Her favorite things to make include garments and shawls for women. Her style is contemporary, lightweight and simple. Katy is normally a quiet person but if you get her talking about yarn, knit or crochet you’ll never get her to stop. You can see what Katy’s up to by visiting www.ktandthesquid.com.