Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein

I’m a crochet designer, author and teacher who has been at this for - can you believe it - 12 years! My sixth book, Top Down Crochet Sweaters was published in December 2016. Previous books include The Crocheter’s Skill Building Handbook (Storey), The New Tunisian Crochet (Interweave), and Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit (Lark 2012). I publish regularly in just about all the crochet magazines, and you can also find my indie patterns at my website: www.crochetinsider.com, along with some fact filled articles on the history and international traditions of crochet.

I’m a lifelong New Yorker with a former life as a performing artist (soprano!). I still teach singing at a local college and love it.

original designs  

original designs

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from Crochet! Magazine, Autumn 2017
M22168_tunisianbasket_300_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2017
Unburdened4_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2017
Cosmopolite2_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2017
Budding1_small_best_fit
from Crochet! Magazine Presents, Spring 20...
53_small_best_fit
from Crochet World Magazine Presents, Spri...
50_medium_2_small_best_fit
from Crochet! Magazine Presents, Spring 20...
74_small_best_fit
from WEBS: America's Yarn Store
Img_4005_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, February 2017
Small-22_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, February 2017
Small-10_small_best_fit
from Love of Crochet, Winter 2016
Glacier_scarf_cowl_small_best_fit
from Love of Crochet, Winter 2016
Iceberg_hat_close_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, October 2016
5h9a1579_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, October 2016
5h9a1938_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Luna_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Ava_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-11_nanette_090_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Isola_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-05_janel_104_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-01_jade_030_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-03_genevieve_020_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
159_cmelindadimauro_erde_topdown_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-03_isabel_058_small
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Iv_cmelindadimauro_bettina_topdown_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-04_rosina_080_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Chloe_small_best_fit
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-04_zora_024_small
from Top Down Crochet Sweaters
Mdimauro-02_magda_058_small
from Interweave Online Store
Clematis_shawl_crochet_pattern_small_best_fit
from Interweave Online Store
Doubleplay_skirt_crochet_pattern_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, August 2016
5h9a8554_small_best_fit
from Interweave Online Store
Tetrad_cable_capelet_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2016
Juniper-top-crochet-pattern_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, April 2016
Spring-potpourri-cowl_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, April 2016
Floral-stardust-wrap_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, December 2015
Berry-cobbler-hat-and-mitten-set_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, December 2015
Poinsettie-throw_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, December 2015
Arched-shells-vest_small_best_fit
from Red Heart North America
Lw4635_032_project_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2016
Zigzag-leg-warmer-in-boot_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2016
Ripples-tunisian-wrap-model_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2016
Slipper-socks-picnic_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2016
Colorplay-tunisian-scarf-tail_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Fall 2015
Crf15_492_small_best_fit
from Red Heart North America
1lace-essence-top_small_best_fit
from Noro Knitting Magazine, Spring/ Summe...
3_noross15_sea_small_best_fit
from I Like Crochet, June 2015
Deep-cut-moss-vest_small_best_fit
from Crochet Insider
Citygal_small
from Crochet Insider
Galatea1_small
from Crochet Insider
_wm_3593_-_version_2_small_best_fit
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