Joyce Lewis learned to crochet as a girl but did little with it until a few years ago when her mother asked her to chart a pattern for her. Her online research led her to a number of sites, one of which was Ravelry. The database fascinated her and she began to study patterns and pattern writing, which led to pattern publishing. She is probably best known for the afghan blocks that use her variation on the crocodile stitch. Joyce lives in Cuba, MO.