Linda Dean

Linda Dean

Linda Dean is a long time, self taught crocheter, a Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA), a Master in Advanced Stitch and Technique (by CGOA), a Certified Instructor/Teacher with The Craft Yarn Council (CYC), and serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Chairperson for the Masters Committee with CGOA. You can find her published designs in various outlets, as well as self-published. You can find her teaching at local yarn stores and national/regional conferences.

She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with her husband and two children, on a small farm, restoring the home her great grandfather built 100 years ago.

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Projects by Linda Dean

Book Club Afghan


Worked lengthwise, this simple lacework paneled afghan is reminiscent of Aran fisherman style but with a more contemporary feel. The panels are worked alternating the three lace designs as well as varying panel widths from narrow to wide. Added fringe adds to the older feel of this design.

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Tunisian Flirt Skirt


Welcome to your new favorite skirt pattern. Working vertically with short rows, this skirt made in the Tunisian simple stitch, has a lot of character. The short rows allow for subtle shaping through the hips and add a nice flare in the hem. It works up much faster than it seems and adds a great versatility to any wardrobe.

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Chrysanthemum Throw


The chrysanthemum is a flower that always has shared the sentiment of friendship and is a fabulous addition to any household. Shells folded upon themselves create a fascinating flower shape in this stunning motif. These simple squares can be worked using the join-as-you-go method or seamed together, creating an easy take along project while creating a stunning show piece. 

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