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Susan Lowman
Beginner's First Doily
Beginner's First Doily
Susan Lowman, Instructor

Join Susan Lowman as she demonstrates a beginner's doily round by round, using both written and symbol instructions. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Susan Lowman, Instructor

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Susan Lowman loves to crochet -- especially with crochet thread -- and can't imagine a day without crochet! Susan learned to crochet in the 1970s and has been designing professionally since 1999. Her very first published design, Snowflake Doily & Coaster, was purchased by Annie's and sold as a kit in 2000. Since then, Susan has had more than 150 original crochet designs published in various books, magazines and leaflets. She is a frequent contributor to Crochet World magazine, published by Annie's. In 2012, a collection of her creative dishcloths was also published by Annie's in a pattern book called Wiggly Crochet Dishcloths.

One of Susan's professional achievements was receiving a "Flamie Award" in 2011 for "Best Crochet Design for 3-D Objects" for her Dragon Ship design, which was published as a web bonus in Crochet World magazine's February 2011 issue.

Susan is a proud member of CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), secretary on the CGOA Board, liaison to the Masters Committee, as well as co-chair and senior portfolio reviewer for the Masters Committee. As a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet Instructor and Teacher, she teaches regularly at the annual CGOA Chain Link Conference.

Susan owns and operates her own website,, where she blogs about crochet. You can see photos from her video shoot and trip to Annie's headquarters in Berne, Ind., at her website. Susan is also a technical crochet editor, having edited patterns for Crochet Today magazine for 5 1/2 years and for Creative Partners, LLC since 2004.

Susan is thankful for the gift of creativity that God has given her and cannot imagine a day without crochet in one form or another!

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Customer Reviews for Beginner's First Doily:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 4 customers.)

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June 30, 2014
Lavinia D
I never thought that I would be able to make such beautiful work like my Mother used to make, until I came across this class.
April 13, 2014
Carol F
I had a difficult time as the hooks were so tiny and the thread so thin. I tried using a larger size hook and thread, and had some success, but I'm afraid I had a problem with counting, slip stitching, and following the directions were pretty much Greek to me. Am beginner except for granny squares, but I think with time I may just master this great little pattern.
In fact I have two I made I'd like to show you. How can I send into the project images from students?
January 6, 2014
Susan L
You can find my demonstration of blocking the Beginner's First Doily in the free class called "Blocking Techniques". Annie's put this video class together and gave it to everyone who purchased a crochet or knitting class (it should be in your "bookshelf" of Annie's classes.
January 6, 2014
Sharon P
Very good class. I understood all the instructions. You did not tell how to block the doily and I really needed to see that.
I would recommend this class.

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