Welcome to the Northern Illinois Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America.   We are a local crochet group that meets 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.

Next Meeting

Our next chapter meeting will be our Annual Yarn Exchange and 2020 Program Planning on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Rolling Meadows Library.

Diane Passarelli and Corinne Schade will organize our chapter’s annual Yarn Exchange. Bring yarn from your stash that you no longer want to use, and take home yarn from someone else’s stash. Be inspired by yarn that’s new to you.

Also, come with your ideas about crochet techniques you would like to learn or teach during 2020 at our monthly meetings. Ideas that have been suggested: Amigurumi, Bavarian crochet, Beaded bracelet, Christmas ornaments, Corner-to-Corner graphgans, Cuffed shawl, Double-ended hook, Flowers, Hairpin lace, Health and community benefits of crochet, Needle sculpting, Ribbing, Russian join, Tapestry crochet, Tunisian mitred square.

What first-timers need to know about our meetings.

2020 Monthly Meeting Dates
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 21*, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, July 18*, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 21*, Dec. 12
Meeting place: Rolling Meadows Library
Meeting time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm (except for March 21)
* = meeting on third Saturday of month

Save the Date

July 22-25, 2020
National CGOA 2020 Chain Link Conference
New Orleans Downtown Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana
Crochet Guild of America

July 30-Aug. 2, 2020
Stitches Midwest
Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg, IL