Crochet Memories was founded in January 1997 after deciding to publish my patterns on the internet. I’m Cylinda Mathews, owner and designer. I began my designing career in the early 1980’s in my quest to find unique thread patterns. I enjoy creating beautiful and unique projects for my family and customers, but by 1996, I was ready for a career in selling my original designs.
Crochet Memories has hundreds of published patterns in various mediums, all which with the help of my wonderful husband, Ron, and dedicated pattern testers, Vicki Mashburn and Jewel Fernley, are made possible. Ron has provided eons of patience when I’ve let business take precedence over other areas of our lives. Vicki and Jewel have spent many dedicated hours in working up these designs, testing for accuracy so you can be assured your patterns are correct.
I have published designs by Leisure Arts and sell e-patterns through Annie’s Attic. I enjoy the freedom of selling my designs through Crochet Memories and pledge to provide quality, error free patterns in a larger print, an easy to read format, clear photos, a complete list of materials needed for each project, as well as abbreviations and definitions. Every purchase comes with the guarantee of free online help should you have questions.
My mission goal is to provide quality patterns. While I’m not the largest crochet site on the internet, you can be assured many hours have gone into writing and testing my patterns. That’s why I’ve grown slowly – dedication, accurateness, and customer service are priority, and take time. For more information on my patterns, be sure to read “About our Patterns” and learn what you can expect when you order patterns from Crochet Memories.