In last week’s edition of 1970s crochet designers I profiled Mark Dittrick and mentioned that he had co-authored some crochet books with another designer of the era: Susan Morrow. Let’s learn more about Morrow now.

Susan Morrow

Susan Morrow was a crochet designer who had work featured in several popular books in the 1970s. None of the books said a lot about her as a designer, though, and by the 1980s she seems to have dropped off the radar.

Susan Morrow with Mark Dittrick

Susan Morrow co-authored a popular 1972 crochet book called Contemporary Crochet 1970s Crochet Designers: Mark Dittrick with Mark Dittrick.

Susan Morrow in Creative Crochet

In the same year that Contemporary Crochet came out, my favorite vintage crochet book (Creative Crochet) was also released. Susan Morrow had one of her crochet items featured in that book as well. It’s a crochet mobile, showing that she was making crochet art in addition to the wearables that were the hallmark of the Contemporary Crohet book.

Susan Morrow in Crocheter’s Art

Susan Morrow also had one item featured in another book from that time period, The Crocheter’s Art by Del Feldman. What’s really interesting is that the item is of crocheted food … something we see featured often in the work of 21st century crochet artists (for example, Kate Jenkins).

What Happened to Susan Morrow?

I would love to know what happened to Susan Morrow after the 1970s. I haven’t been able to find any additional information about her online. The few people from that era that I’ve been in contact with haven’t been able to tell me much about her. Did she continue working in the arts? Did she go on to do other things? If you know, I’d love to hear about it. In the meantime, I’ll keep looking …

This post is part of a series on 1970s crochet designers. Visit the other posts in the series to see crochet designers like Janet Lipkin Decker, Norma Minkowitz and Del Feldman.


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  1. undergroundcrafter Reply

    Another mystery! Her work is pretty cool. I think a lot of the women married and/or divorced and it is tough to track them down with different last names.

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  4. I was a dear friend of Susan’s. I am sorry to say she passed away on 4/18/2007. I miss her horribly every single day. I do have a few of her pieces. She was incredibly talented. I was so happy to hear of someone else admiring her work. She was one of a kind for sure.

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks so much for your comment. It sounds like she was such a wonderful person. Did you see the update post that I was able to do with her sister:

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