Connie Lee Lynch

Crochet Designer and Teacher

 

E-mail: connielee@crochetcetera.com

 

2010 - present
2010 - present

Professional Info

I am a Craft Yarn Council Certified Instuctor with five years experience teaching crochet classes, both in person and online through Skillshare. I began designing my own patterns in 2010 and my first magazine published pattern appeared in Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012. Since then I have continued to self-publish several free and paid patterns online as well. Right now I am learning as much as I can and slowly growing as a teacher and designer. I am excited for what the future will bring!

Special Projects & Milestones

Snowflakes Pattern Published in Interweave Crochet Magazine

December ​2012

 

Definitely the first moment in my crochet career that really filled me with pride! It was absolutely thrilling to see the edition with MY name in it, MY pattern in it, on the magazine rack! You can read a little more about it here or purchase the pattern here. The entire magazine is also available for purchase.

Climbing Leaves Scarf Pattern

​March 29, 2012

 

My first truly original design began in early 2010 (read the story here) - and it took two years to complete and release. But what an accomplishment it was!

 

It is now available for purchase and instant download on Ravlery and Craftsy.

First Pattern Shared with the World

​June 20, 2011

 

The very first pattern I wrote up to share on my blog was for The Ami'mater: an amigurumi tomato! I later converted it into a pdf and posted it on Ravelry and Craftsy for download as well. See the original blog post here.

Caps for Good

​February 2011

 

Save the Children and Warm Up America's Caps for Good Program

Visit http://www.GoodGoes.org/ or my old studio blog for more information.

ETA: Organization no longer active, unfortunately.

Something in the Water

Jan ​2011 - Mar 2011

 

​A sculptural art project using recycled plastic bags to crochet breast-like shapes that were linked together by fiber artist and educator Wendy Osher to form a "reef" that was originally displayed in an exhibition at the American Jewish Museum in Pittsburgh, May-July 2011, called Too Shallow for Diving: The 21st Century is Treading Water.

 

Please visit my Wordpress blog for more information here

CrochEt Cetera was Born

August 2009

 

In August of 2009, just a few months after getting married, I launched my ArtFire Studio and Facebook page. It was a scary but exciting time!

Education & Professional Development

Crochet Instructor at Yarn Matters in Williamsburg, VA

March 2017 2013 - Present

 

After moving to Virgina with a six month old baby in the summer of 2016, I wasn't in any rush to pick up new classes. I looked around when we first moved but no one needed a crochet teacher at that time, so I decided I'd just use the time to get some extra sleep! Ha ha ha ha! That didn't work out so well. But in the spring of the following year, I popped into one of the local yarn shops and the owner remembered me and asked me if I was still interested in teaching. Of course, I said yes! I absolutely adore teaching at a LYS and am enjoying being able to teach my own patterns!​ You can see a list of my current class offerings here.

Crochet Instructor at Michaels Stores

​October 2013 - June 2016

 

​In the fall of 2013 the Craft Yarn Council contacted me to let me know there was an opening for a crochet teaching position at the Michaels Store in Colorado Springs, CO - unfortunately we were no longer living there. Fortunately, there was also an opening at the Columbus, GA store, which was closest to where we were currently living. I taught there until we moved to Texas in the spring of 2014, where I soon picked up classes at the store in Temple. My students constantly inspire and challenge me and I love it!

Attended STITCHES, Texas

​17 - 20 September 2015

 

​Classes included:

 -Bavarian-to-Go with Jenny King

 -Intro to Color with Laura Bryant

 -Intro to Ikat Knitting and Crochet with Laura Bryant

 -Fascinating Fibonacci with Laura Bryant

 -Hobby to Profession: Becoming a Designer with Marly Bird

 -Accent on Color with Laura Bryant

Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet Instructor

December 18, 2014

Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Missouri-Columbia

December 19, 2008

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