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Due to COVID-19, we currently have monthly Zoom meetings for our members.   Our next Zoom will be Saturday AUGUST 14, 2021.  Stay safe and happy crocheting.

Welcome to the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America.   We are a local crochet group in northwest suburban Chicago.  If you love crochet and want to learn more, come join us!

We are the premiere (first-ever) local chapter of the national organization, the Crochet Guild of America. We encourage all our members to join CGOA, and to attend the annual CGOA crochet conference.

We crocheted more than 5,000 hearts for the national CGOA Chapter Challenge for 2021 and are eagerly awaiting news of the competition results. Our chapter came in fourth place in the national CGOA Chapter Challenge for 2020.  Twenty-one of our members participated, and crocheted 264 scarves.

We currently have these Zoom meeting dates/programs set for 2021:  
August 14, 2021 – Chicago Yarn Crawl 2021 report.  Chapter members who participated in the yarn crawl will report on one of the yarn stores they visited.

Other programs for 2021 (dates TBD):
Fair Isle Crochet (Debbie Deitke), Advent Tree/Hanukkah Hexagons (Marianne Ommundson), Pattern Reading – Terminology, Symbols, Charts (Pia Thadani).

Save the Date

July 2021
CGOA Chain Link Conference
This will be a virtual event, with online classes, market and meetings.
For more information and to register, contact Crochet Guild of America

July 31-August 8, 2021
Chicago Yarn Crawl
Our chapter will car pool on July 31 to visit several of the yarn shops on the Chicago Yarn Crawl.