About Brooklyn Crochet

Meet Yvonne Sloan Cherry

I’m Yvonne Cherry. I’m a Published Crochet Designer, Certified Crochet Instructor, Certified Crochet By Numbers Instructor, Community TV Producer, and founder of BROOKLYN CROCHET and Brooklyn Crochet Connection – Making A Difference One Stitch At A Time. 

On this site you will find my crochet patterns, classes that I have available, post with information and tips on crochet and yarn, as well as, clips from my Crochet Television Show, and the Brooklyn Crochet YouTube Channel.

 

 

Double Dutch & Double Crochet

 I returned to crocheting for therapy a skill I was taught as a child by my Grandmother, Sarah Reed, whom we called Mema,  while I was living in Maryland,  And began co- hosting a knitting and crochet circle with Mrs. Ruth Bolden, the manager of the Sojourner Truth, library in Prince George County. She she began to mentor me on ways to sell my crochet garments and bags. The ladies would call me “Brooklyn” at the knitting and crochet circle, this led to the creation of Brooklyn Crochet and Brooklyn Crochet Connection

Before that, I was the Office Manager for Connecticut’s only professional choir, Connecticut Choral Artists (Concora), a board member of the Art League of New Britain. I loved my career as a Double Dutch Coach of Massachusetts and Connecticut State Champions teams, The Worcester Jazz Double Dutch Team, the Connecticut Roosevelt Middle School Chargers and the New Britain Jammin’ Jumpers, and Assistant Coach to the World Championship team based out of Brooklyn, New York – Ruth Payne’s Jammin’ Jumpers. 

I suffered an electrical accident at the New Britain Boys & Girls Club, while coaching double Dutch, and the doctor said I could never work another day in my life.

Crochet By Numbers - Portrait

Guilds, Exhibits & Crochet Circles

 

After returning to New York City, I joined local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America.

During that time I was one of the Harlem Knitting Circle and NYC Crochet Guild contributing artists to the Hyperbolic Crochet Choral Reef Project at the Institute for Figuring NYU.

I also participated in:

  • The Harlem Needle Arts Blossom of Fiber Exhibit at St. Nicholas Park
  • Olek’s the End is Far exhibit at the Jonathan Levine Art Gallery
  • NYC Crochet Guild Yarn Bombing of NYC,Mets baseball game our annual Stitch & Pitch,

  • NYC Crochet Guild Yarn Bombing of Citi-field Stadium,

  • Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild Yarn Bombing at Central Library Brooklyn,

  • NYC Crochet Guild’s Hyperbolic Choral Reef exhibit at Anthropology Store in NYC,

  •  A Kings County Fiber Festival Vendor. – vending as The Crochet Collective

Currently, I am hosting online classes and facilitate a weekly online  crochet circle “ Brooklyn Crochet Connection” Crochet Circle which allows me to continue to teach and share techniques with an ever-changing group of crochet enthusiasts.

Community TV

I recently became Creator and Executive Producer of the TV Show, Brooklyn Crochet Presents:  Make & Take Crochet, a cable tv show which, using an interview format, explores crochet techniques, yarn and fibers, and the history and culture of crochet artistry in the African Diaspora and World Wide.

Tunisian Crochet