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  

original designs

from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Triquetra_front_small
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Sl_st_cake_cuddler_01_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Stuffed_pineapple_dk_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Triquetra_afghan_block_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Off-kilter_afghan_block_small
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Frontdrapbot_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Romantique_afghan_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Romantique_2015_bamcal_small_best_fit
from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2015
Keyes_shawl_4_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Front_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Woolen_crocodile_flower_potholder-felted_small_best_fit
from Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afg...
Water_lily_throw_small_best_fit
from Leisure Arts #6791, Afghans at Home: ...
Counterpoint_throw_mary_maxim_small_best_fit
from Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afg...
Westphalia_afghan_small_best_fit
from Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afg...
Belle_fleur_baby_afghan_small_best_fit
from Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afg...
Dragonslayer_afghan_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Counterpoint_12_inch_afghan_block_colors_small_best_fit
from Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical C...
Img_3067_small_best_fit
from Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical C...
Img_3071_medium2_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Bee_hive_and_clover__yellow2__small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Tunisian_bump_stitch_keyhole_scarf__blue__small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Ribs_and_lace_12_inch_block__4_color_sample-small__small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Crown_chevron_purse_small
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Queen_anne_purple_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Spiderweb_hook_caddy_small
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
01_crocodile_flower_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Simple_10-petal_afghan_square__small__small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Croco_flower_small_best_fit
from Dunnica Ravelry Downloads
Herringbone_handy_-_grey_small
from Annie's #871426, Crocodile Stitch Afg...
Crazy_crocodile_afghan_small_best_fit