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  

from Crochet! Magazine, Autumn 2013
from Vogue Knitting, Crochet 2013 Special ...
from Crochet Today! May/June 2013
from The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporar...
from The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporar...
from The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporar...
from The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporar...
from Crochet Today! Jan/Feb 2013
from Crochet Today! Jan/Feb 2013
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2013
from Crochet! Magazine, Winter 2012
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2013
from Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs
from The Yarn Company
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2012
from Tahki Stacy Charles Website
from Jimmy Beans Wool
from Tahki Stacy Charles Website
from Crochet Traditions, Fall 2012
from Crochet Today! Jul/Aug 2012
from Interweave Crochet, Summer 2012
from Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Croche...
from Vogue Knitting, Crochet 2012
from Crochet Today! May/June 2012
from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2012
from Crochet! Magazine Web Bonuses
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garme...
from Crochet Today! March/April 2012
from Inside Crochet, Issue 27, March 2012
from Lion Brand Yarn Patterns
from Crochet Today! Jan/Feb 2012
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011
from Interweave Crochet, Fall 2011
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2011
from Crochet Today! Sep/Oct 2011
from Crochet Today! July/Aug 2011
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2010
from Crochet Today! Nov/Dec 2010
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2010
from Interweave Crochet, Accessories 2010
from Interweave Crochet, Fall 2010