Meet Gina Carlson & Rosann Fleischauer of First Byte Designs who together are bringing crochet fashion to ALL from a west coast perspective to an east coast perspective.
Follow them as they discuss their collaborations, yarns, patterns and share their crochet knowledge.







The Gradient Shawl Crochet-A-Long
By Rosann Fleischauer
First Byte Designs


Join us to to take some dedicated time to make a little something for you. In the spirit of the holidays, Advent, Chanukah or your celebratory holiday, let's meet new people, the designer, and talk crochet.

Time: Nov 29, 2021 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until Dec 20, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
Nov 29, 2021 03:00 PM / 6 PM Eastern
Dec 6, 2021 03:00 PM/ 6 PM Eastern
Dec 13, 2021 03:00 PM/6 PM Eastern
Dec 20, 2021 03:00 PM/ 6 PM Eastern

2nd Session will be at...
Nov 29, 2021 06:00 PM / 9 PM Eastern
Dec 6, 2021 06:00 PM/ 9 PM Eastern
Dec 13, 2021 09:00 PM/9 PM Eastern
Dec 20, 2021 09:00 PM/ 9 PM Eastern

**Class #2 Dec. 6th will be rescheduled**

Topic: Crochet-A-Long Gradient Shawl Sessions (4 1.5 hour meetings)

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 6, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Gina Andrea Carlson

Gina learned to crochet from her aunt when she was 7 years old. She has always loved design, art and simply creating, no matter what the medium! She started a yarn store with her mother over 15 years ago. While just coming back to this industry over the last couple of years, the natural inclination to create and design has also returned. Gina has designed crochet accessories and clothing that has been featured in Crochet Magazine and sold to department stores like Henri Bendel and high-end boutiques across the country. Gina is inspired by her own fashion style, classic, contemporary and the eclectic. Quick crochet, interchangeable pieces, unique stitch combinations are just a few elements throughout her designs.

Rosann Fleischauer

Rosann’s designs appear in Vogue Knitting, Designer Knits, Noro Magazine, I Like Knitting and I Like Crochet, as well as on her website, In addition to her work for periodicals, her patterns have also appeared in All Aboard, 60 Quick Cotton Knits: the Ultimate Collection, and Noro Kureyon: The 30th Anniversary Collection. When not designing for Prime Publishing, Universal Yarns, KFI and Soho Publishing, she provides business consulting services to local yarn stores and yarn companies interested in expanding their customer base offering a range of customized educational programs, social media solutions, knit-alongs, crochet-alongs and private design services.

For more on her business to business consulting work, follow her company, First Byte Designs on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more on her designs, follow her company’s Facebook page, via Instagram as @1stbytedesigns, on TikTok as FirstByteDesigns, or sign up for her consumer newsletter on her website

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