Joyce D. Lewis

Joyce D. Lewis

I learned the basics of crochet back in high school but only made the mandatory granny afghan and cardi, then put my hooks down until I found Ravelry. My mother had asked me to chart a written pattern for her and I scoured the internet looking for software. In the end, I made the chart by creating my own symbol set in Paint Shop Pro, but during the search I stumbled across the database and this huge community of crafters.

For the first year or so, I just downloaded and studied patterns, then I tried my hand at writing one of my own. Now, I do it for a living.

I started with afghan blocks because they are small and well-defined; miniature works of art when they turn out just right. And, I still do a lot of them but I’m beginning to branch out into other areas, and am learning more about fibers.

In 2013, my Dragon Wing shawl won first place in the accessories category in the CGOA design competition. It also won the technical merit award offered by Vashti Braha, and was later published in Interweave Crochet under the name Keyes Shawl.

My patterns are unconventional and very detailed. I’m a member of CGOA, I use American crochet terminology, and I make every attempt to respond to questions both by PM and in my group, Dunnica Lane.

original designs  

Dragon Tears Kerchief
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A Study in Single Crochet
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Adult Size Mannequin Head
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BBL Earflap Hat
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Hygge Wrap Hat
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D'Oyley Afghan Block
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Crocodile Flower Shoulder Bag
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Triquetra Shoulder Wrap
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Slip Stitch Yarn Cake Cuddler
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Pineapple Luggage Tag
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Off-Kilter Afghan Block
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Caress All Season Shoulder Wrap
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Grande Romantique Afghan
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Romantique Afghan Block
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Keyes Shawl
Interweave Crochet, Winter 2015
Jagged Edge Shoulder Wrap
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Felted Crocodile Flower Potholder
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Counterpoint Throw
Leisure Arts #6791, Afghans at Home: The Best of Mary Maxim
Westphalia Afghan
Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afghans
Water Lily Throw
Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afghans
Dragonslayer Afghan
Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afghans
Belle Fleur Baby Afghan
Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afghans
Counterpoint 12" Afghan Block
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Dahlia
Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical Crochet Motifs and 15 Original Projects
Large Dahlia with Leaves
Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical Crochet Motifs and 15 Original Projects
Tunisian Bump Stitch Keyhole Scarf
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Ribs and Lace Afghan Block
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Crown Chevron Shoulder Bag
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Queen Anne's Lace Scarf
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Spiderweb Hook Caddy
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Simple 10-Petal Afghan Square
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The Crocodile Flower
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Herringbone Handies
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Crazy Crocodile Afghan
Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afghans