Welcome to the Crochet Academy 

Step-by-step lessons, patterns, and resources for a beginner to advanced!

Crochet isn’t just for generations past!

When I first started to crochet in 1992 I didn’t have google to help me out and only the books and terrible images to help me understand what I was supposed to do with the yarn and the hook.

And as someone who is self-taught and started out with doilies to placemats to afghans and more, I am always searching to learn a new stitch or add a new skill but that means sometimes running into less than detailed instructions and as well as understanding the terminology across the world.

And what may have been considered a skill done by our grandmothers has evolved so much to ensure that the art of crochet will never die out.

But the challenge still exists that with all the technology in existence knowing how to read a pattern or understanding a stitch can still be one of the biggest challenges. 

My mission is to help make the learning easier because sometimes you just want to chat with someone else who is struggling or ask a few crocheters for their favorite patterns.

And through all of this, the Crochet Academy was born.

But first, did you know that …

  • crochet can make you happier?
  • your gift will always be in that person’s mind?
  • It can be as quick or slow as you want it to be?
  • It can help you break bad habits?
  • And that it is portable to go wherever you go?

I love giving handmade gifts and was saddened some time ago, after sending a crochet baby blanket to friends that during their baby shower not one handmade creation was to be found. I mean don’t get me wrong I like my 2-day shipping from some things just like everyone else but when it comes to gift-giving, handmade will always win.

When you join the Crochet Academy you can participate as much or as little as you like but I’m always there if you need a hand. We will have live chats and crochet-along to keep you inspired and motivated.

It can be a challenge to understand a pattern, or perfect a technique and finally finish that crochet creation you’ve been wanting to master and finish. And now you no longer have to struggle and be frustrated when someone can help you make sense of it all. 

Over the years I have crocheted the most basic but also some quite complex handmade pieces and understand some of the challenges you may be facing when it comes to just getting started with crochet or even if you are experienced to master that next level.

Join the Academy for the patterns, step-by-step tutorials, resources, and someone who has the patience to teach you. This place and space is for you and sometimes connecting with other crochet creators will help you feel less alone in a world that seems so disconnected.

What will I learn?

If you’re just starting out, just starting again, or just brushing up – you will find information on the inside from the fundamentals of crochet to a variety of stitches and patterns that go beyond the basic granny square.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good old fashion granny square blanket but it’s fun to see what you can do with a variety of different stitches.

Even the most experienced crocheter needs to look up an obscure stitch if they haven’t done it in a while.

Our resource library is full of yarn charts, hook conversions, and videos of standard stitches. Looking for a resource for a particular stitch or technique? Drop me a line and I will be happy to sort you out.

Step-by-step lessons that are easy to follow
Curated crochet patterns for all levels
Resource library of techniques and tricks
Community to connect with

Join the Crochet Academy

For $15 a month you will get access to

  • Get my Patterns as PDF’s
  • Stitch + Resource Library right at your fingertips
  • Video Tutorials to master the skills
  • Request tutorials, patterns, resources
  • Private Community for connection + Support
  • Monthly Meetups – bring your yarn and hook and let’s chat

Connect with other people in our community for fun and for support – and yes we can talk about more than just crochet!

When I first started to crochet, I dove right into creating doilies and placemats. I made 100’s of them before I started to create blankets, washcloths, and more. I fell in love with giving handmade and everyone that I encountered would receive a crochet gift from me over the years.

In 2005, I decided to turn my passion into a business that would allow me to stay home with my kids but especially because my youngest son was facing medical challenges related to urea cycle disorder and following his liver transplants.

And since then, I’ve been studied mental health (I have an M.S. in Counseling), personal development, and more than anything else while encouraging people to be proactive about the life changes they desire, I have done just that – and I get to share with you, not just from knowledge but from experience.

But something that’s never gone far from my life and my passion is the art of crochet and I am excited to share what I learned in the last 28 years!

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Join the Crochet Academy

For $15 a month you will get access to

  • Get my Patterns as PDF’s
  • Stitch + Resource Library right at your fingertips
  • Video Tutorials to master the skills
  • Request tutorials, patterns, resources
  • Private Community for connection + Support
  • Monthly Meetups – bring your yarn and hook and let’s chat

Connect with other people in our community for fun and for support – and yes we can talk about more than just crochet!

Have questions?

When will I receive access?

When you sign up, you will get immediate access. You will also receive an email with login information – so be sure to keep that in a safe space.

When will I be charged?

You will be charged $15 on the same day every month that you originally signed up. If you chose the annual membership you will be charged $120  will be on your annual anniversary date.

How do I access the content?

You will receive monthly updates when new content has been added when the monthly get-togethers’ are and more. When you first sign up you will receive a notification of your login details so be sure to keep that handy!

How will I access the community?

Inside the membership is the link to our private community! And for our monthly crochet parties, you will get email invites for this. These will be 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm EST.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Email me at contact@petramonaco.com and let me know – give me 24-36 hours to process cancellation! 

Can I use these crochet creations for commercial use? 

If you are wanting to create an income for yourself, I am the last person to stand in your way. So yes, please sell your finished creations but do not sell my patterns, tutorials etc.

Join the Crochet Academy

For $15 a month you will get access to

  • Get my Patterns as PDF’s
  • Stitch + Resource Library right at your fingertips
  • Video Tutorials to master the skills
  • Request tutorials, patterns, resources
  • Private Community for connection + Support
  • Monthly Meetups – bring your yarn and hook and let’s chat

Connect with other people in our community for fun and for support – and yes we can talk about more than just crochet!