The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club

Promoting & Preserving the Art of Crochet in the Danbury, Connecticut , area since 2001

HHCC Officers 2011-2012 

Grace Gardiner: President

Dee Stanziano: Vice President, Blogger/Webmaster

Diana Rawding: Treasurer

Diane George: Secretary

Nancy Smith: Librarian

Priscilla Massman: Newsletter Editor

Position is Open: PR/ Asst. Newsletter Editor

Jennifer Radinsky: Ravelry HHCC Moderator

Ruth Young: New Member Ambassador


In 2005, The HHCC received a Proclamation from the Connecticut Governor, M. Jodi Rell, in recognition of its 5th Year Anniversary:

HHCC Founders & Meeting History:
In 2001, Ruth Arbitelle, Hilda Nichols, Kay Perna, Dee Stanziano, and Ruth Young came together to form the Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, the first Connecticut Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America

Pictured Above: Dee Stanziano & Kay Perna in BR; Ruth Young & Hilda Nichols in FR.  Pictured taken by Jeremy Pollack @ The HHCC's 9th Anniversary.


Meetings at that time were held at the Michaels Arts & Crafts store located in Brookfield, Connecticut.  The HHCC soon outgrew the classroom in the store and moved to The Craft Basket, also located in Brookfield.  When The Craft Basket closed, the HHCC moved the monthly meetings to the The Danbury Hospital. Outgrowing the hospital, in 2010 The HHCC moved to the Courtyard Marriot located off Exit 8 off I-84.  In 2012, the Club moved to the Danbury Library.


HHCC Members attending Modular Crochet Workshop taught by Barbara Hillery Van Elsen, 2005.