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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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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 11 customers.)

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August 29, 2015
Pam T
Love the instructor. Very easy to listen to and she shows how to crochet really well. I have only completed a granny square before this and now I have completed my first doily. If they had her teaching how to do more advanced doilies or crochet I will certainly take her course. Very well money spent on a course.
June 28, 2015
Brenda S
I have not crocheted since I was about 10 years old. I am now 48 and it was amazing to me how I was able to follow along and create such a neat doily. I am really impressed.
June 6, 2015
I'm returning to crochet after putting my hook down many, many years ago.

I had some lessons off of my neighbor's friend a while back but I still wasn't confident to read charts and actually make things. I purchased this class in the recent Anne's sale; I've watched the video twice and bought the wool to start the project.

Why buy this class, I've been looking for a class for ages that would help me get the basics right and this fitted the bill. I like the fact that you can stop and replay as many times as you want until you get it, I really need this. Clear verbal and visuals which are important and they explain all the small steps involved in making the project. For the money it was an absolute bargain! I also purchased Lily Chin's other crochet classes so I have progression. Plus, I have access to these classes forever.

My goal is to make a crochet garment for myself I am on my way now to achieving this. As a person from Wales in the UK I have to remember some of the different stitch terminology for UK patterns and the different names for the wool but nothing wrong with bilingualism.

Thank you from a very happy customer.
April 23, 2015
Dorene M
Great class! The instructions were clear, and Susan took time to show everything she was talking about. Plus all of the 'extra' info, such as hook size with yarn size, and the blocking are included, which helps a lot. Thanks!
February 15, 2015
Patti F
I enjoyed this very much, and followed along easily. Was very happy that my first doily turned out so well. Will make several more! Thank you for the clear and concise instructions, and the ability to play little sections over and over again.

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