Meet Maggie

How it all began
In 4th grade I learned the chain stitch from a nun after school. After chaining forever - I had a huge ball of just chains. I was learning to sew at the same time so I thought I would have to sew the chains together side-by-side with a needle and thread! Thank God it was easier than that! 

couple of years later I saw diagrams of crochet stitches in Family Circle and Woman's Day Magazines. I was back in business!  I grew up in an unsettling family environment so I learned to escape through crochet.  I just loved crochet and did it for hours and hours.

When my son was born I took him to a friend’s house dressed in a beautiful baby bunting I had crocheted from a pattern I had purchased. When it came time to take the bunting off - I couldn't get him out! I had to cut the front seam open. I later redesigned a button down front and the designer in me was born. 


Since 1981, I've designed countless afghans and home decor projects for publishers and yarn companies. My designs have been featured in numerous leaflets, magazines, books and on TV. As founder of Maggie's Crochet I publish and manufacture leaflets and patterns based on my designs. There are over twenty books and over 700 hundred patterns in the Maggie's Crochet exclusive product line. We are the largest "all crochet" site on the internet with over 5,000 patterns and supplies from distributors worldwide.

Our Mission
It is's mission to provide resources enabling crocheters and crafters to fulfill the highest creative expression of themselves.