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Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten

Crochet Pattern Designer


Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten is a freelance fiber artist living in northern New Jersey. She has developed patterns for both crochet publishers and yarn companies. She lives in Rockaway, New Jersey with her husband Glenn and her cockatiel Mendelssohn.


Andrea began crocheting as a child when her grandmother taught her the chain stitch. As an adult, she organized a weekly meeting at lunch with her co-workers to learn more about crochet and work on projects together.

Her love of crochet has expanded to yarn spinning, needle felting, wet felting and she has started to learn knitting. She has a strong love of freeform crochet.

Andrea is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America, a member of the International Freeform Crochet Guild and a member of Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey. You can learn more about her at her website, Alvbfiberart.com.

She has taught many people to crochet and has been a part of several different special projects, including her Wire Crochet Goblet in the Great Goblet Gala at Peters Valley.

Andrea has a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Journalism from Seton Hall University.

She has always felt her experience in journalism has directly helped her to communicate to her blog readers at The Fiber Forum, when she writes her patterns and provides assistance to those who wish to learn crochet.

From Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten:

I am very excited to have the opportunity share my love of crochet with all of you. I hope you’ll make About.com your first stop for crochet patterns, help and inspiration. Regardless of your crochet ability level, you can always find something new to help improve and further explore your love of crochet.

I look forward to "talking" with all of you in the forums and reading your comments in the blog. Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn from each other and share information.

Free Crochet Patterns by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten

Crochet Articles by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten

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