Crochet Designs by Nana Ruth is a sole proprietorship and wholly Canadian-owned company, devoted to the creations of new designs in crochet, implemented with easy to follow patterns.

The company is dedicated to using the best practices for pattern writing in a standardized format to provide a product that is consistently of the highest quality. With careful attention to detail, the specifics of the pattern consists of a font size that is easy to read and accompanying detailed product illustrations as required.

Standard sizing, as established by the Yarn Institute of America, has been used where applicable and as available. Conforming to standard sizes means that for all like garments of a specific size, the specified fit will be identical.


With a wealth of information accumulated in over 30 years of designing in crochet and knit, I am delighted to share my own patterns with you.

In my earlier years of design and production of hand-made items, I ran a home-based cottage industry supplying shops in Toronto and surrounding area with items of highest quality. I also designed and executed custom garments for preferred clients. I have taught crochet in the classroom setting, providing personal instruction to individuals as required. I have created and assisted with designs for Chatelaine and Canadian Living magazines, and have won awards for my designs.

As a designer, Engineering Technologist and technical writer, my quest for aesthetic appeal and perfection is continuous. As a mother and grandmother, I know the warm and wonderful feeling of having my own designs appreciated.

My goal is to provide crocheters with instructions for delightful and well-designed items executed from patterns that are accurate, easy to follow and conform to a standard instruction style. Ruth I. Forbes