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

Serene Spring Long Cardigan

An easy stitch pattern creates a stunning fabric with a soft texture for this classic cardigan. Edged in a simple single crochet, this elegant design showcases the yarn beautifully. As a bonus, you’ll look graceful in it, too!  

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Homey Fireplace Hat

Cables aren’t just for knit hats! This classic design is delightfully cozy and will go well with any of your other winter gear. Because it is worked vertically, it also has that all-important stretch factor.

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Royal Blooms Shawl

Treat yourself to a touch of royal splendor with this elegant shawl. Its shell and V-stitches give it a more open, lacy feel that will suit those warmer fall afternoons — and you won’t be able to resist wearing it everywhere.

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Parisian Champagne Throw

Motifs built upon motifs create a whimsical and visually entertaining throw. Four small motifs come together, and are bordered to create a larger motif. As the squares dip slightly in the center of the side, these are left un-joined to create an open effect. The construction of this throw allows it to be a join-as-you-go that is still very portable.

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Swirling Valley Circular Throw

Worked in a spiral of 6 colors and finished with a row of shell edging, this attractive design will capture the imagination of anyone who sees it. I can always get ideas from the garden, and a whirly gig twirling in the yard lead to the envisioning of this design.

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Dare to Flair Toddler Dress

Your little one’s summer style has never looked so chic. The paneled construction and dramatic flair are enhanced by the reverse single crochet used to connect the panels, creating a slight ridging at the seams. While this enchanting design looks like it would take advanced skill and long hours to master, the tunisian simple stitch means that even relatively new crocheters can tackle this pattern—plus, it’s a great on-the-go project.

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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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