Lobby Rules

A copy of these rules are posted in the Facebook group, however we keep a copy posted here for reference purposes.

It will provide you with a wealth of information! It’s lengthy, yes. But we’ve made it easy for you to locate things by providing numbered sections.
1) MEET THE LOBBY 
2) HISTORY & VISION
3) NEED SOMETHING DESIGNED?
4) OUR RULES 
5) CALS (CROCHET ALONGS)
6) NEED HELP? HERE’S SOME LINKS 
7) GROUPS & PAGES 
8) CROCHET TERMS THAT WE USE
9) DESIGNERS 

1) MEET THE LOBBY Designer’s
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Do not tag a person or a group — UNLESS it is a Lobby Designer!

2CraftyNerds – Cathrine Wadler, The Wooly Duck – Joanna Rampton, Gma’s Graph Design – Cheryl Hughes, Momo Love Crochet – Luci Rouse, Pixelated Designs – Ashley Sadler, TheGraphalo – John Michael.

2) HISTORY & VISION
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The Crochet Graph Library (facebook page) was started in 2016 in order to have a place to put my personal collection of free graphs and patterns. The Crochet Graph Lobby (this facebook group) is a club that was inspired by all of you that joined the Library and showed off your amazing projects. My vision here is to be a full resource center for graphs and anything relating to crocheting them, and also to provide you with incredible finds and links. Please utilize our FILES, ALBUMS and EVENTS. We also incorporate sister GROUPS for various CALs, raffles, and more …… remember to come back to the pinned post for information and latest updates!

3) NEED SOMETHING DESIGNED?

Come check in to the CGL Gallery and Custom Design Shop. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1243355795732429/

4) OUR RULES
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Deleted Posts/Commenting Temporarily Disabled — 
If commenting on your post has been temporarily turned off or the post has been deleted, an admin is trying to contact you so please check your PM “other folder”. Future posts mentioning post deletions will also be deleted.

• RELATIVITY – 
Please make sure your post is crochet related, afterall, we are a crochet group!

• LIKE & COMMENT – 
Everybody needs a little encouragement and we all love feedback so please like and comment often. We love for members to actively participate!!

• POSTING PROJECTS – 
We love seeing your projects and we have a lot of members who also love to see and find out where you got your pattern. So when posting projects you may handle all the questions one of two ways:

1) Type in main post area: Personal graph, not available.

2) You may post a direct link to the pattern in the 
main post.

• LINKS – 
Are permissible -while showing your own finished project. You are allowed to share a direct link to your project pattern, paid or free in your main post, We may turn off your post comments after 48 hours. This will depend on how busy the feed is.

——-> No links to crochet storefronts, groups or facebook pages of any platform without admin approval. A link that leads to a page with a like or join button will automatically be deleted if not admin approved. Do not post click bait. Please Pm Tina Marie for approval.

• SALES & COUPONS — 
CROCHET RELATED — Sales and Coupons are allowed with admin approval. All posts will be deleted without ADMIN APPROVAL

• SHARES – 
Before sharing any design/ pattern please contact the charge admins for Lobby, Library or Learning Center for permission.

• PHOTOS – 
need to be a direct post and not a share from another Crochet FB page, group, or other site. .

• OTHER PHOTOS – 
While discouraged, we understand you may need to post to locate the source; however, please state clearly it is not your photo when you post.

• POSTING PATTERNS & COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS– 
Please do not post entire patterns – you may post a link (see links above). Do not post copyrighted material and this includes patterns you received free from a designer, old magazines or crochet books. You may have received it in a contest or as a promo and it may no longer be free or the designer no longer wants this work circulating. Respect the designer who gave you/ wrote the pattern, please.

• SHARING GRAPH PATTERNS – 
We love free patterns! Our only stipulation to this is that the link does not go to a store, you are the originator and own the rights to this pattern (we will give you credit, of course). So if you have a pattern you would like to share, there are two ways to do this: 
o 1) PM Amanda Barnes, CGL Library Admin, and ask for 
your file to be uploaded for all to access and enjoy. 
o 2) If you prefer a one time share to the Lobby wall, 
please PM Tina Flewelling for permission prior to 
posting.

• DRAMA – 
All skill levels and people are represented in our group. We ask that you speak kindly to/and of one another’s work, efforts, goals and respect each other as unique individuals. Disrespect or complaining about our admin/moderators or about/to each other as human beings is not acceptable. Humanity, kindness – pass IT on and take a pass on drama.

• POACHING – 
is not allowed. Posting a photo and telling people to go elsewhere to get the pattern, or finished product, etc. – SO NOT ALLOWED. (Pattern designers looking to self-promote, please PM Tina Flewelling).

• PRIVATE MESSAGING (PM/PM’ING) – 
Please do not solicit other members to PM you for any reason. If you need help with an announcement please pm Tina Marie for help and/or approval.

If you are receiving unwanted or unsolicited private 
messages from other members, whatever the reason, 
please contact Tina Marie, Beverly Yates or Tina 
Hansford Roeder by private message. Keep in mind we 
have no control over messenger but we will help where 
we can.

• HELPING – 
Yes, please! Help others find what they need using CGL crochet resources *or tag an admin/moderator if you see someone in need of help*. Share CGL pinned post or CGL links, Youtube tutorials, but please don’t tell them to go somewhere like Pinterest/Google. If they are posting, they are in need of help not sent away. We originated out of the need to help others learn so sending them away is just not our style.

• TAGGING/REFERENCING OTHERS — 
Only LOBBY DESIGNERS can be tagged in reference to designs. Do not reference or tag a person or a group — UNLESS it is a Lobby Designer! (If asked, simply say you got the graph elsewhere)

• COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT – 
If you see YOUR graph or design posted in any of our groups and want it removed, contact Tina Flewelling, Cheryl Hughes, Beverly Yates Tina Hansard Roeder or Lissa Conley by private message (PM) and provide PROOF that it is yours so we can SWIFTLY 
remove it.

5) CALS (CROCHET ALONGS)
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Please read and agree to our Crochet Along Guide if you have any questions please message our Head CAL Admin Evelyn Stevens

CAL GALs are Beverly Yates Tina Hansard Roeder, Nicole Teskey, Lana Frazier, Barbara Freeman, Tasha Acksworth, Sandy Olson Burk, Carrie Col, Athena Ells, Ashley Sadler & Jonna Infield Pierce

Lobby Crochet Alongs have an open and close date posted in each event’s information post! 

For a complete list of CALs, please click link below —

Crochet Alongs Master Event List 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1209355019227185/

CAL Extension – 3 month CAL extension
Please contact Evelyn Stevens for a pass.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CrochetGraphLobby/permalink/2179633152075176/

More Free Crochet Alongs designed by our sister Group @3amgracedesigns Crochet Along list!

Follow the Link below — 
Owners —> Donna Vasquez Beavers & Michaelene Nelson
https://3amgracedesigns.com/crochet-alongs/?fbclid=IwAR1C7nkvPtwvmLoxWqaKbxI7_sMq7M0OyTvP79UAfhoGYQkumOdM9EXKEvg

Looking for something NEW to do ?

Native American Afghan – Locking Filet Crochet CAL – 
Don’t Miss out on a FREE a Crochet Along!

Lissa Conley is doing what she does best and teaching this technique for Free! 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/596957297401715/

Looking to learn Tunisian Crochet? Come on over to our Sister group Jessica Hamric – She is founder of Tunisian Crochet Graphghan Boutique – This is the best TSS support group around
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tunisiancrochetgraphghanboutique/

6) NEED HELP? HERE’S SOME LINKS 
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Here are some links to useful information on several of our resource events and workshops. Please IGNORE the dates in all events and workshops. They are set in the future so they will stay active.

Master Events List
https://www.facebook.com/events/1209355019227185/

7) List of CGL – WEBSITE, GROUPS & PAGES
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Here are some links to useful information on several of our resource groups.

CGL’s Favorite Resources, Groups, Pages, Blogs, Websites
https://www.facebook.com/events/1209355019227185/

Our Main Website of information 
Crochet Graph Lobby’s website. Come follow our Blog 
https://crochetgraphlobby.com

Locking Filet Crochet & Mosaic Techniques – 
Owner Lissa Conley 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lockingfiletcrochet/

HOW TO USE THIS LIBRARY (video version!) : https://youtu.be/dCg85erxop8

Coming Soon 
CGL CROCHET Pattern LIBRARY (group) 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/184433605638089
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SISTER GROUPS
3amgracedesigns
Owners Donna Vasquez Beavers & Michaelene Nelson
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3amgracedesigns/

Locking Filet Crochet & Mosaic Techniques – 
Owner Lissa Conley 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lockingfiletcrochet/

Helen May Crochet YouTube Channel on Facebook 
Owner Helen May 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1603416073308144/

Tunisian Crochet Graphghan Boutique – 
Owner Jessica Hamric
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tunisiancrochetgraphghanboutique/

8) CROCHET TERMS THAT WE USE
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WIP – Work In Progress
PM – “Private Message”. This is utilized by clicking the message button on someone’s profile. As Facebook evolves, private messages are also known as “Connecting” Also, a “Connection Request” is when you private message someone that is NOT on your friends list.
HOTH – Hot Off The Hook
F – Means “following”. Occasionally you will see this on your post. It’s not bad… it’s just a member setting a reminder that they want to follow your post. 
MOD – Moderator
CAL- Crochet Along

9) DESIGNERS 
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Do not tag a person or a group — UNLESS it is a Lobby Designer!

Cathrine WadlerJoanna RamptonCheryl HughesLuci RouseAshley SadlerJohn Michael.

LOBBY FRIENDLY AFFILIATE DESIGNERS – ETs Graphs, Locking Filet Crochet, 2CraftyNerds, The Wooly Duck, Gma’s Graph Designs, GataRoo Graphs, Pixelated Designs, TheGraphalo, Graph Designs, HookedCreations, Rearing Unicorn Crochet, Blabby Cabby, 3amgracedesigns, Two Magic Pixels, Chaos & Chop Suey, Psychedelic Doilies, Yarn Yoda’s Crochet Emporium, Hooked On Heather, Sinfully Rich Crochet , NerdyCreationsByMary, CutlersCustomCrochet & GRRificGraphs.